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George Everest House to Tibetan Hill – The Garhwal Himalaya view trail

This short 1-kilometre walk brings you to not one, but two viewpoints over the Garhwal Himalayas and the Doon valley. If you thought Lal Tibba near Mussoorie has the best Himalayan views you’ve probably never been here at sunrise. The Greater Himalayan peaks are best seen from sunup to noon, especially on a clear day after rains. If you are in Mussoorie especially after a rain shower, you owe it to yourself to walk to this knoll at sunrise.

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Lal Tibba to Kolti village trek – The Buransh Trail

The Northern slopes of Landour are blessed with immense biodiversity and hundreds of Buransh trees. If you’re lucky like I am to walk the Kolti trail during the blooming season i.e. March and April you will be walking on a red carpet made up of buransh petals.

This is a child-friendly trail and there are no drops or tricky sections. Yet, the trail is relentless and steep with an average grade of 17.9% and this will test your legs if you’re not used to walking.

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Mani Mahesh to Kalah Pass Trek

The short 2.3-kilometre trail between Mani Mahesh and Kalah Pass is the best place to watch the sunset over Chamba Kailash. After the dirty Hadsar-Mani Mahesh trail, the Kalah pass trail comes as a breath of fresh air. This is how a trekking trail should be – clean, pristine and accompanied with some breathtaking views. Find out what it takes to walk up to Kalah Pass in our trek overview.

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Khandas to Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat – a monsoon day trek

There are two trekking trails that connect Khandas with Bhimashankar. Among the two alternative trekking trails, Ganesh Ghat is a longer yet less challenging route. The 8 kilometre / 4 hour moderate trekking trail has the best view points to gaze at the majestic Bhimashankar walls. Nagphani peak, a snake hood shaped mountain and Paddar Killa, a huge rock tower are also visible from this trail. During the monsoons the trail is often enveloped in mist which makes this trail a photographer’s delight. 

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Monsoon day trek to Peth / Kothaligad fort

Kothaligad is a small funnel fort near Karjat (Maharashtra). The fort is also called “Peth Fort” because of its vicinity to Peth village. Unlike other funnel hill forts, the pinnacle or the funnel is carved from the inside, forming a circular staircase that reaches the top. The superlative view from the top of the pinnacle combined with this unique and awe-inspiring engineering feat definitely deserves a visit. 
Kothaligad is accessible via a moderate 5.6 kilometre / 3 hour trek starting from the road head at Ambivali village. A dirt road connects Peth village to Ambivali and this makes Peth village accessible with a motorcycle or with a four wheel drive vehicle. However, we recommend that you park at Ambivali and walk to Kothaligad, because there are some stellar view points along the way.

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