The state of Uttarakhand is bestowed with a total of 130 treks but not all the amazing treks have picture-perfect locations. Some of the handpicked treks that can offer you your desired photography result amidst nature are listed below.
Chopta Chandrashila Trek
The Chopta trek is a 3-day trail starting from Rishikesh promises to keep you engaged for the entire duration. The scenic and high-altitude views in this trail do not require you to fret over the brightness of your pictures. If you travel during the morning, the sky is vibrant and offers you the best shot, provided that you have visited it from April to June and October to December. The Tungnath temple is best suited at the backdrop with a steeper incline image from afar distance. The increasing height brings you closer to the surrounding peaks which are covered with mist that captures the real essence of mountainous terrain pictures.
Valley of Flowers Trek
Increasingly visited because of its wonderful vistas of the natural wonders. The natural wonders include various kinds of flowers and animals. The trail itself is canopied that offers the best forest set up for your click. The perspective captured through the lens gives an eternal field of vision that aligns with professional photography. The sight at which you are amazed deserves to be conveyed to a larger audience. The narrow tracks between the flower garden are the best to capture from an inclining shot that intrigues the viewer with envy to walk along with it.
Humorously termed as a haunted peak because of the occurrence of human skeletons in the lake. As the name suggests, the beautiful appearance of this trek makes it worthwhile to visit. Peaks of Badrinath, Nanda Ghuti, and Trishul are visible from this summit and inspire your camera to capture some altitudes that could yield the best memory forever. The oak and rhododendron forests rule the trail to the peak and you can sense the approaching magnificence of the lake. To attain a secured and assured picturesque destination you can visit this trek during the months of September and October.
A vibrant field of vision from the Darwa top makes you feel glad about your decision to trail atop the Dodital trek. The Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini ranges appear to have been raised just to make the 13,615 ft. elevation adorn with glory. The Dodital trek is achievable throughout the year apart from the months from June to August. A delight for photographers not only to capture landscape but to pose amidst the mighty hills which back you with the background of vivid sunlight enhancing their peaks.
Venture into the Kumaon region of the Garhwal Himalayas with this picturesque trail. While advancing towards the incline which is nature-driven and with an adequate supply of flora and fauna you witness spectacular vistas of high summits such as Trishul, Nanda Kot, and Nanda Devi. A contrasting landscape of track dominated with green nature and a slight rise of the head gives you the view of the snow-clad mountains. Taking your photography equipment and just setting the right angle to capture or even shoot a video on the valley is the best decision you will ever make.
Rupin Pass Trek
Indeed, a difficult terrain to trek over with steeper ascents but an accomplishment to the peak deserves a photograph to flaunt your endeavor. The incline is challenging yet pleasant once you reach a height of 15,250 ft. Besides rocky terrain, meadows covered with flowers and shrubs delight your soul and persuade your hands to capture the contrast. Unless you visit this trail, you will not be able to experience the traditional appearance of the villages that makes it even more authentic and distinctive. 10 km covered in 6 days is not less than an achievement that demands mesmerizing summit views, not only for the moment but for the rest of your life to cherish over through the pictures you click. At your campsites, you discover a celestial sky that encourages astrophotography. The clear sky is the added advantage to your canvas which is blessed with natural light entering the lens without any effort. The nights and the days both are equally beneficial for a photographer to try their hands on.