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Mukta Top Trek

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Mukta top trek is something which you might not want to miss this winter, the reason being that it packs everything you were looking for in a trek. Starting from green forest to snowy capes, you name it and it’ll be there.

Now, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trekker having quite much of an experience in your bag. For everyone,  Mukta Top is one of those few places which can make you fall in love with traveling once again.

Experiences from Utterly popular treks like Dayara Bughyal, Kedarkantha, and Chandrashila can all be summed up and enjoyed at Mukta Top as well. The reason being, it is a complete journey in itself as we’ve already said earlier. 

So, if you ever searched for something like Mukta Top vs Kedarkantha, then choosing either of these won’t make much of a difference. And if you’ve already been to either one of these then you can move onto the other one, whichever it may be.

Furthermore, you can also drop a ‘Howdy’ to nearby peaks namely Bandarpunch, Gangotri, Jaonli, Kalanag, and Nag Tibba. Moving on with the same thought, don’t forget to take a picture when you’re at the top for it makes up for a great Instagram post that you might share with the world, under a wanderlust hashtag.

The Mukta Top weather is quite enough to set your mood on the right path and prepares you to deep dive into the world of exploration. And you need to visit Mukta Top in December at least once, as it blossoms during that one month, otherwise, it’s mostly open all winter.

A total of 28 Kilometers is the number at which the Mukta Top Trek Distance is specified at. Also, the whole trek is spread in a 7-day long week cycle to make sure that you can enjoy, rest, capture memories, and experience the surroundings in the way it's meant to.

While the trek Mukta Top can be called the real-life manifestation of ‘Ode to Joy’. Meaning that it’s hard to complete this trek and might demand your full attention, just like the case with singing ‘Ode to joy’ but in the end, you’ll be fulfilled beyond a point of recognition in a similar way as with the song.

So, do you still want more reasons to visit Mukta Top, Uttarakhand this winter? We guess not. Then, it’s already time that you start packing your bag and be out for the Mukta Top Trek in 2020 with JustWravel.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Dehradun to Uttarkashi (150 km) (6/7 hours) (4,550 feet)

2nd Day: Uttarkashi to Kuflon by taxi (7 km) (20 minutes) (4,600 feet); Kuflon to Shiladuni (4 km) (4 hours)

3rd Day: Shiladuni to Chaithathar (5 km) (5/6 hours) (9,600 feet)

4th Day: Chaithathar to Mukta Tal (4 km) (4 hours) (10,800 feet)

5th Day: Mukta Tal to Mukta Top then to Kuari (9 km) (6/7 hours)

6th Day: Kuari to Kaflon (6 km) (4 hours) (4,600 feet); Drive to Dehradun (155 km) (6/7 hours

Itinerary (Dehradun to Dehradun)

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    1st Day : Dehradun to Uttarkashi (150 km) (6/7 hours) (4,550 feet)

    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 Uttarkashi 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 the Asi Ganga River.

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    2nd Day : Uttarkashi to Kuflon by taxi (7 km) (20 minutes) (4,600 feet); Kuflon to Shiladuni (4 km) (4 hours)

    Reach Kuflon in 20 minutes and trek starts from there, the trail is well marked through a local 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 hut and on the other side some snow-covered mountains . 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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    3rd Day : Shiladuni to Chaithathar (5 km) (5/6 hours) (9,600 feet)

    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.After reachingmid-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 Day 1 and Day 2. Now, go through bamboo forests that are not usually found in other treks of Uttarakhand. Reach your campsite Chaithathar, it is amidst the forest a small beautiful clearing, there are a wonderful flowing stream and a shepherd’s hut. The birds watcher from here can be spotted and you can enjoy listening thebird sound here. Have dinner and enjoy the night in your camps.

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    4th Day : Chaithathar to Mukta Tal (4 km) (4 hours) (10,800 feet)

    The trail to Mukta Tal is through the 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 the 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 a 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 Bandarpooch can be seen from here. Enjoy at camps and the beautiful views offered by this place.

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    5th Day : Mukta Tal to Mukta Top then to Kuari (9 km) (6/7 hours)

    Today we will climb Mukta Top, pass the meadows above the Tal and this trail takes you to the top. This trail is an ascending one and offers wonderful views of Bandarpoonch and Kala Nag whole ranges are visible, the view of them makes the sight idyllic. You can reach the summit in 6/7 hours there is a Tal which is named “Siyari Tal” and the summit views are phenomenal.

    The peaks visible from there are the Gangotri group of peaks, Nag Tibba, Kala Nag, Bndarpoonch, and Jaonli, spend time there having a glance at every peak and retrace your steps to Kuari which was the mid-point of your trek.

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    6th Day : Kuari to Kaflon (6 km) (4 hours) (4,600 feet); Drive to Dehradun (155 km) (6/7 hours

    Follow the same route to go Kuflon, the trail is through a forest, while descending spot Himalayan birds and wildlife photographers can click some of the best shots here, Shiladuni is a  place where birdwatchers love to come to to look the different species of Birds which are usually not been able to see in other places.

    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.

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Inclusions

Meals starting from Day 1 dinner till Day 6 Breakfast

Stay in Camps

Transport - Dehradun to Dehradun

Trek Guide

 

Exclusions

Meals during the journey

Any other meals apart from inclusions

Any entry fees, the monastery fees

Any personal expense

Extra Adventure Activities (unless stated)

Inner Line Permit Fees (as required) - unless stated in the package

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any extra expense coming due to change in weather, unavoidable circumstances, road blockage or any natural calamity.

Any extra expense coming due to change of plans from the client-side

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

 6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Trek Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

Things To Know

Mukta Top is an untouched trek in Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi district at an altitude of 3,608 m. 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 understand about this captivating place they would surely choose “Mukta Top” as their next trekking destination. Forests here are totally different from the forests found within the 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's very surprising to find them here on this trek.

For two days you'll trek through the forests, the dense greenery will be your best companion, and walking under the shade of trees is going to be an excellent delight. This place is wealthy in Flora and Fauna and gives a chance to identify different kinds of birds, this is often a good place for bird watching as many rare species can be easily seen here and it is home to a variety of animals.

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