Mukta Top Trek
Mukta Top Trek is an untouched trek in Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi district at an altitude of 3,608m. The unique features of this trek make it a surpassing winter trek.
This trek is not known by the people yet but when the trekking enthusiasts will come to know about this captivating place they would surely choose “Mukta Top” as their next trekking destination.
Dissimilar Forests and abundance of Wildlife in Mukta Top Trek
Forests here are totally different to the forests found in Uttarakhand region, the variety of trees you’ll find here are Maple, Pine, Oak, Bamboos and Rhododendrons.
The Bamboo forests are rarely seen on other treks, so it is very surprising to find them here on this trek. For two days you will trek through the forests, the dense greenery will be your best companion and walking under the shade of trees will be a great delight.
This place is wealthy in Flora and Fauna and gives a chance to spot different varieties of birds, this is a great place for birding as many rare species can be easily seen here and it is home to a number of animals.
Invigorating Meadows in Mukta Top Trek
The meadows and forest clearings have always been perfect for camping, it is bliss to camp amidst the forest or in the middle of a meadow and “Mukta Top” is included in one of the places which has got the best clearings like Kedarkantha.
Snow covers the meadows in the winter season, which makes the sight eye pleasing and bracing. This is one of the reasons that it makes a great winter trek and can be done by beginners because of the low altitude.
Sublime view of Mountain Peaks in Mukta Top Trek
The meadows above forest offers view of some high peaks of Uttarakhand and the best thing about this winter trek is panoramic views of all these mountains are visible from the summit (3,608 m).
Mukta Top is a “hidden gem” in Himalayas and very few people are aware of this place.
So choose this new trek to get wonderful experience of virgin trails of “Mukta Top”.
Why to choose Mukta Top Trek?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Mukta top trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 24 km which is to be covered into 5 nights or 6 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:
Mukta top trek is a low altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 3,608 Meters
Views of Gangori peak, Bandarpunch peak (I) (II), Top of Nag Tibba, Mt. Jaonli, Mt. Kala Nag and Draupadi Ka Danda.
No high altitude mountain sickness due to forthcoming of forest region. And this is easy level trek
The trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compare to other treks. So, beginners can easily do this trek. And family
You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture Gangori range.
During winter season, this fascinating Mukta top remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land.
And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.
Altitude we are going to cover per day in Mukta Top Trek
Gangori – (3,799 feet)
Kuflon (4,600 feet
Chaithathar 9,600 feet)
Mukta Tal 10,800 feet)
Mukta Top (11,378 feet)
Key Points of Mukta Top Trek
Duration: – 5 Nights 6 Days
Base camp: – Gangori / Uttarkashi
Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)
Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)
Mukta Top Altitude: – 3,608 meter or 11, 378 feet)
Best Time: – All year
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 28 Km – By taxi 312 km
Group Size: – 15 people
Short Itinerary of Mukta Top Trek
Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Uttarkashi / Gangori – 150 Km (7/8 Hours) (3,799 feet)
Day 2: Drive from Gangori to Kuflon by taxi (07 km) (20 minutes) (4,600 feet); same day Trek Kuflon to Shiladuni (04 km) (4/5 Hours)
Day 3: Trek from Shiladuni camp to Chaithathar camp (05 km) (5/6 hours) (9,600 feet)
Day 4: Trek from Chaithathar to Mukta Tal (04 km) (4/5 hours) (10,800 feet)
Day 5: Trek from Mukta Tal to Mukta Top (11,378 feet) down to Kuari camp (09 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 6: Trek from Kuari to Kuflon (06 km) (4/5 hours) Same day Drive to Dehradun (155 km) (6/7 hours)