Mukta Top Trek

6 Days - 5 Nights
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Description

Mukta Top Trek

Mukta Top 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

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.

Mukta Top Trek

Invigorating Meadows

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

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).

If the weather is clear the peaks visible from the top are – Gangori peak, Bandarpoonch (I) (II), Top of Nag Tibba, Mt. Jaonli, Mt. Kala Nag and Draupadi Ka Danda.

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

Gangori – (3,799 feet)

Kuflon (4,600 feet

Chaithathar 9,600 feet)

Mukta Tal 10,800 feet)

Mukta Top (11,378 feet)

Getting to Himalayan hikers base camp Uttarkashi/ Gangori

Take the overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best Options)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo and bolero taxi from Dehradun to Dehradun

Transport costs per person one way Rs. 900/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey; Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi / Gangori your device will receive the networks, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Key Points of Mukta Top trek in Uttarakhand

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 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)

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Day 1: Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Uttarkashi/ Gangori

Total distance – 150 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude –Uttarkashi – 3,799 feet

Night stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Uttarkashi/ Gangori around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Uttarkashi / Gangori it is base camp of mukta top trek

Gangori is in Uttarkashi which is 150 km away from Dehradun and you will reach there in 6 to 7 hours. We start from Dehradun early in the morning so that we can reach the base camp on time.

The drive to Gangori is delightful and along the bank of River Ganga, we go through the forest which covers a large area. Reach your base camp which is beside ASI Ganga River.

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Day 2 : Drive from Gangori to Kuflon by taxi (07 km) (20 minutes) (4,600 feet); same day Trek Kuflon to Shiladuni

Trek Distance – 11 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 04 km – By taxi – 07 km

Altitude – Shiladuni camp – 6,790 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp- on twin share basis

Reach Kuflon in 30 to 40 minutes and trek starts from there, the trail is well marked through a market, further steep climb starts, the trail snakes through a pine forest.

Ascend for 2.5 km more now the dense forest begins with a variety of trees which are -Oaks, Maples and Rhododendrons. The forest has started and now you can spot different species of birds here.

Further is a stream and after crossing the stream trek for 20 more minutes and you will surprisingly enter a forest clearing which is not very wide, on one side there is shepherd’s hut and on the other side some snow covered mountains are visible.

Shiladuni is a forest clearing and a beautiful campsite, there are multiple streams near it. Enjoy food there and relaxing stay in tents.

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Day 3 :Trek from Shiladuni camp to Chaithathar camp

Trek Distance – 05 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Chaithathar camp – 9,600 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Today after breakfast trek from some steps ahead forest starts, there is foliage in abundance. Start trekking towards Chaithathar, today’s trek is a little difficult and the climbs are steep.

Trek through the forest of Oaks and maples for an hour, they are present in a large quantity. Then cross a stream with the help of stones or wooden logs placed there. Reach mid-point of your trek that is Kuari from here the campsite is 3 km away.

From here the trek gets a little tough, ascend through a rocky path for one hour and you will reach a place from where the fetching valley view and the campsite for Day1 and Day 2 is visible. Now, go through bamboo forests which are not usually found in other treks of Uttarakhand.

Reach your campsite Chaithathar, it is amidst the forest a small beautiful clearing, there is a flowing stream and a shepherd’s hut. The birds from here can be spotted and you can enjoy birding here. Have dinner and enjoy night in your camps.

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Day 4 : Trek from Chaithathar to Mukta Tal

Trek Distance – 04 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Mukta Tal – 10,800 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

The trail to Mukta Tal is through forest and it’s a gradual ascent. The trail is well defined which will lead you to a small clearing which is covered by snow in winter season, you can reach there in two hours.

From there you can have phenomenal views of Bandarpoonch, Nag Tibba and Kala Nag. Now, trek for few minutes on an ascending trail from where a hill is visible which has oaks and birch.

Trek through bracing meadows and you can reach your campsite in an hour. Mukta Tal is a small pond and close sight of Bandarpoonch can be seen from here.

Place your camps and enjoy the ravishing views offered by this place.

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Day 5 : Trek from Mukta Tal to Mukta Top (11,378 feet) down to Kuari camp

Trek Distance – 09 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Mukta Top – 11,378 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp – on twin share basis

Today is the climb to Mukta Top (3608 Meter) passing the meadows above the Tal and this trail takes you to the top.

This trail is an ascending one and offers extraordinary views of Bandarpunch peak and Kala Nag whole ranges are visible, the view of them makes the sight idyllic. You can reach summit in 6/7 hours there is a Tal which is named “Siyari Tal” and the summit views are phenomenal.

The peaks visible form there are Gangori group of peaks, Nag Tibba, Kala Nag, Bandarpunch peak and Jaonli, spend time there having glance of every peak and retrace your steps to Kuari which was the mid-point of your trek on Day 3. This is your campsite and the water source is the stream, there are multiple streams around this place.

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Day 6 : Trek from Kuari to Kuflon (06 km) (4/5 hours) Same day Drive to Dehradun

Trek Distance –161 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 06 km or by taxi -155 km

Follow the same route to go Kuflon, the trail is through the forest, while descending spot Himalayan birds and wildlife photographers can click some of the best shots here, Shiladuni is a great place where the maximum number of birds are found.

When you are about to reach Kuflon you can see the ASI Ganga River powerhouse on the way.
After reaching Kuflon, drive back to Dehradun and you can reach there around 6:00 to 6:30 pm.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel Gangotri

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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