Nainital is a great place for all the novice and amateur nature lovers who have a strong desire to walk in the woods and explore the beauteousness of nature by trekking. There are a lot of short trekking tours from Nainital which provides exciting views of the splendid Himalayan range. Check out some of the treks below:
Naina peak is most popular trek equally among tourists and locals. At an sky high altitude of 2615 mts above sea level, Naina Peak is located 6 km north to Mallital. Also known as China peak and Cheena peak, Naina peak provides a best trek to highest point of town. A little challenging trek route also offers splendid views of high snow capped mountains of majestic Himalayan range, top view of prestine Naini Lake and the Nainital town. These scenic beauties take away trek fatigue in seconds. One can take Naina Peak trek of 6 km by foot or one can also hire a pony from Mallital or Snow View Point. Don’t forget to carry a sturdy pair of trekking shoes, a sun tan lotion and water on adventure trek to Naini Peak.
Khurpatal is known for its magnificent attractiveness. Located at about 11 kms by road, Khurpatal is nearly 5 km by trek from Nainital. At an altitude of 1,635 mts above sea level, Khurpatal trek is small but not easy trek from Nainital. Surrounded by terraced fields, Khurpatal trek is full of natural view points best to enjoy the hilly trail of Kumaon.
Land’s End Trek
A best place to enjoy beautiful views of Khurpatal lake, Land’s End is located at an altitude of 2120 mtrs above sea level. At a distance of 5 km from Naintal, besides driving to 4 km and then take a 1 km trek, one can also take an easy trek to Land’s End from Naintal itself. Trekking to the Land’s End is full of cuts and curves with some steep descent trek also. One can enjoys the trek route seeing an ashram, a flower garden and a lover’s point too.
Cave Garden Trek
Cave Garden is best destination for short trek as it is located one kilometer from Mallital near Kumaon University Campus. A latest tourist spot of Nainital, Cave Garden trek is very easy trek route and can be visitors of all ages. Cave Garden is famous among kids as it offers caves of different kinds of animals.
Governor’s House is famous heritage site in Nainital. Built in 1899, Governor’s House also called as Raj Bhawan earlier served as summer residence of the governor of North West Province. Located at about 3 km from Tallital by road but one can easily trek to Governor’s House by covering 1 km distance.