Is Ranthan Kharak in Kumaon better than our Garhwal treks?

Is Ranthan Kharak in Kumaon better than our Garhwal treks?

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By Latika Payak


The autumn season of Ranthan Kharak—a trek in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand—was short but highly successful. Although it started and ended in October, it’s left us with some stunning insights.

“This trek has a brilliant forest section, small stream crossing, charming kharaks (clearings), meadow walks, thrilling climb till Thal tok, the beautiful Balchan kund, and a stunning view of Mt. Nanda Devi. This trek can really beat many treks in Garhwal region,” shares Alveera Ansari, Trek Leader who led the last team of the autumn season.

Trekkers make final summit push to Ranthan Top. Photo by Prathamesh Jickhar

To top it, trekkers who stepped on this pristine trail prepared well for the trek.

“There were only three teams, but the quality of trekkers who came for this was great. They came with the correct mindset and proper preparation. These are the most ideal trekkers,” shares Debadrita Ghosh, Experience Coordinator for the Ranthan Kharak trek.

This season has shown us that the Ranthan Kharak trek holds great promise. And truly it can beat many treks in Garhwal. 

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.