Chandak Hills Trek
The imposing CHANDAK Hills is a famous mountain range in PITHORAGARH or Soar Valley’ that offers a stunning view of the gorgeous landscape of this place. Situated about 8 km away from PITHORAGARH, CHANDAK is a small valley that is stretched till Nepal border. The weather at CHANDAK remains pleasant with comparatively cold nights.
CHANDAK is a hill which offers an option for a compact trek situated on the northern side of the Soar Valley. Located at a distance of 8 km from PITHORAGARH, this attractive place also provides its visitors a flavour of adventure in form of hang gliding.
Aside from this, the MOSTAMANU pilgrim is also found here almost 2kms away on foot. This temple engages a lot of visitors during August and September when a carnival is organized.
THE MOSTAMANU TEMPLE AT CHANDAK HILLS -
With adventure, the tourists can also have a tang of spirituality at CHANDAK Hills as the famous MOSTAMANU temple dedicated to the regional deity ‘Manu’ is located at a favourable distance of 2 km from here. The temple hosts a grand fair during the month of August.
If you visit this place in winters, you might get a chance to see the snowfall. Between the months of December to March, you can see the peaks shrouded in snow and the place is worth visiting during summers too, as one can see the sunrise bathed in crimson hues. The tourists can also see a magnetite mining factory here. The tourists usually stay at PITHORAGARH Valley and come to trek for 3-4 hours here and then return back. The kaleidoscopic CHANDAK hills providing an arresting panorama of the widely extending Soar Valley is famous among the tourists for offering an exhilarating uphill climb.
By Air: PANTNAGAR airport at 210 km is the closest air connectivity to PITHORAGARH. Taxis to PITHORAGARH are available from this airport.
By Rail: TANAKPUR railway station at 148 km away is the nearest railhead to PITHORAGARH. Taxis and buses to PITHORAGARH are easily available from TANAKPUR.
By Road: CHANDAK Hills located at a distance of 8 km from Main PITHORAGARH city can be reached within 30 minutes by drive. The travellers commencing their journey from Delhi can catch the Delhi to PITHORAGARH bus from ISBT ANAND VIHAR.