Mukta Top Trek

Mukta Top Trek - An Ideal Winter Trek

Mukta Top trek is one of the least explored winter treks of Uttarakhand. Perched at an elevation of 3608 mts in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Mukta Top offers mesmerizing views of the mountain peaks and the meadows.

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The highlight of Mukta Top trek is the wide variety of wildlife, unique forests, and lush green meadows available throughout the trail. The trail is covered with dense forests of oak, rhododendron, maple, pine, and bamboo. The forests that you will see here are quite different than the forests that are normally found on other treks in Uttarakhand. 

The meadows are lush green and provide one of the best places for camping. During winters, the entire meadow is filled with snow and the sight is captivating. The snow laden meadows make Mukta Top trek perfect for winters.

The mountain peaks of Gangotri, Bandarpoonch, Nag Tibba, Mt. Kala Nag, Mt.Jaonli, and Draupadi ka Danda are beautifully visible from the summit of Mukta Top. Throughout the trek, you will spot a wide variety of birds and animals.

Mukta Top trek is ideal for those who wish to commence an easy trek during winters and experience the bliss of nature amidst beautiful forests and chirping birds. You can also opt for the trek during summer and post monsoon seasons; the weather is equally beautiful during these times.

 

   

Best Time for Mukta Top Trekking

Mukta Top trek is considered a good winter trek. During winters, the meadows are filed with snow and offers a blissful journey towards Mukta Top. The summers are an ideal time too as the weather is pleasant with clear skies and meadows sprawling in full bloom. Hence, you can visit Mukta Top all year round but avoid the trek during monsoons.

The best months to visit Mukta Top are:  December, January, February, March, April, May, September, October, and November.

   

Mukta Top Trek Travel Tips

  • Carry your identity card and passport sized photographs.
  • Ensure that you get your cash, fill in petrol, and buy other necessities from the nearest town, i.e. in Uttarkashi.
  • Do not forget to carry medical kit for headaches, cold, cough, stomach ache, etc. as you could need them during your trek.
  • Carry appropriate woollen clothing, shoes, and equipment for trekking and camping. Even if you travel in summers, you will need warm clothes for the trek. 
  • Get detailed guidelines for the trek from your guide/agency beforehand and prepare the required items well in advance.
  • The best time for Mukta Top Trek is during the months of December to May. The months of September, October, and November also offer pleasant conditions for trekking.
  • During the trek, notice if you are feeling nauseous, having headaches, or not feeling well, then do inform your group and your guide and practice some relaxation measures like slow deep breathing.
  • A serious form of altitude sickness is AMS and you shouldn’t neglect it. Any sort of discomfort must be talked through with the group.
  • To avoid such situations, have water at regular intervals, breathe properly, take regular breaks, and do not over exert yourself.

Mukta Top Trek – Brief Itinerary

The trek route to Mukta Top is as follows: Kuflon – Shiladhuni – Chaithathari – Kuari – Mukta Tal – Mukta Top – Kuari – Kuflon

Day 1: Kuflon Village – Shiladhuni
Total distance: 4 km/4 hrs (Highest altitude: 2,070 mts)

The entire trail from Kuflon Village to Shiladhuni goes through dense oak, rhododendron, and maple forests. You will also come across beautiful birds and captivating streams. As you reach Shiladhuni, the forest clears out and gives way to an open area. You will camp at Shiladhuni amidst the soft chirping of birds and gentle melody of the streams.

 

Day 2: Shiladhuni – Chaithathar
Total distance: 5 km/5hrs  (Highest altitude: 2,926 mts)

The ascent from Shiladhuni to Chaithathar is difficult and steep as compared to the previous day. You will trek through dense forests and cross a stream. After completing half of the journey, you will reach Kuari. You will ascend through rocky paths and trek across beautiful bamboo forests. The campsite at Chaithathar is present at a small clearing with stunning views.

 

Day 3: Chaithathar –Mukta Tal
Total distance:4 km/4 hrs (Highest altitude: 3,292 mts)

Mukta Tal is a high-altitude pond set at an elevation of 3,292 m. The trek route from Chaithathar to Mukta Tal goes through forests and you will see the snow-clad peaks of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Nag Tibba as you ascend. After trekking through meadows which are covered in snow during winters and blooming during summers, you will reach Mukta Tal. You will camp alongside the lake and take in the mesmerizing views of the area.

 

Day 4: Mukta Tal – Mukta Top – Kuari
Total distance: 9 km/6-7 hrs (Highest altitude:3,608 mts)

The ascent from Mukta Tal to Mukta Top takes you through beautiful meadows with the majestic views of the snow-clad mountain peaks accompanying you. You will come across the beautiful Siyari Tal. 

Once you reach Mukta Top summit, you will be able to see the magnificent Gangotri peaks along with the mountain peaks of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Nag Tibba, and Joanli.

After exploring the area, you will start with your descent to Kuari and camp there.

 

Day 5: Kuari – Kuflon
Total distance: 6 km/4 hrs

The descent from Kuari to Kuflon comprises of dense forests, beautiful Himalayan birds, and captivating landscape to gaze at. 

 

Day 6: Return journey

Today, you will commence your return journey from Kuflon Village.

   

What is Mukta Top Trek famous for?

Mukta Top Trek is famous among tourist as Trekking, Winter Trek, Easy Trek, Camping.

Mukta Top Trek is recommended destination for Couples, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Mukta Top Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Camping, Trekking, Winter Treks.

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