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The holy city of Haridwar is considered to be one of the seven Sapta Puri and pilgrims and devotees regularly throng it especially during the Kumbh Mela. But, this ancient place has more than this to its name. Nature enthusiasts will have a great time here as there are many trekking tours in Haridwar for you get a real taste of walking and hiking through jungles. The famed Valley of Flowers is a mini paradise and you need to see it to believe it. The land comes alive with a rainbow of colors that stretches for 87 kms. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to snow leopards, brown bears and Asiatic black bears. When summer rolls in, the Kuari Pass trek becomes one of the most sought-after. Sweeping views of the Himalayas in the north-east and green valleys to the south-east make you want to grab your camera and capture as many memories as possible.

 Beginner trekkers can opt for the shorter and easier Chopta Tungnath trek. If you choose to go in spring, you’ll be rewarded with views of a rhododendron forest in a flaming red. You can also trek through the caves now revered as holy temples for the Gods or high up to monasteries where monks still live today. The next time you’re sorting out a holiday destination or even a weekend getaway from nearby areas like Delhi, Jaipur or Chandigarh, journey here for a chance to experience the best adventures and trekking tours in Haridwar in all its glory.

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This was my maiden trek and I am glad I chose Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb. I carried home tonnes of great memories from the trip that I will cherish for my life. Serene Nature, Splendid weather, a great company of cousins, new friends we made and the team who lead the trek made a perfect mixture to cherish. While the chirpy young kept the team charged, the conviction of the others was inspirational to the rest. I am also glad that Thrillophillia conducts this trip which I came to know after reading thrillophilia reviews. The field team lead by Yogi and Sandeep was awesome. At some point or other everyone in the group were amazed with their knowledge, patience, perseverance, untiring efforts to make the trip a memorable and comfortable one for the entire team. Their daily briefing was quite interesting. Valley of flowers amazed us with the nuances it offered every minute. The continuous rain, the chill of the breeze, narrow steep path, rolling stones, changing landscape every minute, moving clouds around you, crossing the river over narrow bridges…. The list goes on and on Hemkund Saheb is another marvel. This place left most of the team members ecstatic. What a bliss. The only place I have seen made many people cry with joy. A place that one must visit atleast once in their lifetime. The trek(mule ride), the hospitality at the Gurudwara were breathtaking. It was a testimony to what faith can bring out of people. We could see people of all age groups from 3 to 70+ trek all the way from Govindghat to Hemkund Saheb, carrying children and luggage on shoulders and sometime on mules. Wow… We were exposed to a new world of Ghangaria which come alive in March and sleeps over from October. A town that has everything active only for 4 months.
The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a soothing lullaby. The fully blooming rhododendron gave the perfect reddish look of the season FALL. Now as we come to the part of the trek to deorital, the day started with a double puncture of one of our car which was to take us to SARI. But to our joy it provided us the perfect excuse to start our trek right from kund. The opportunity gave us time to photograph the kedar dome from a height and on the way we also came by a hilly waterfall which gave us plenty to take home some mesmerizing photographs. By the time our car was ready to take us to Sari. On reaching Sari we started our climb to Deorital Lake . On the way we filled up our water bottles from a mountain spring and wow the most refreshing drink i had in my life off cousre accompanied by chewing of rhododendron petals. On reaching deorital we were greeted with patches of snow and a mesmerizing view of snow clad-en peaks of Chaukhamba. We could even capture the reflection of the cliffs in the clear water of the lake. After having a packed lunch we descended down to sari by taking a visit to hilly temple. On the way back we went to Ukhimath, the winter home of BABA Kedarnath. The secondays climb was from Chopta. There was snow right from Chopta. We claded our shoes with the mandatory spikes and started our climb throw the snow laden valley and mountain sides of chopta taking occassional breaks. The temple of Tungnath was almost under snow. After taking a break at tungnath we further ascended to Chandrasila peak making new path through the fresh snows. And like we were on the top of the world with 360 degree view of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. The weather had by then started getting little naughty with patches of black clouds hovering around. After taking a quick packed lunch we started our descend, which was packed with thrills and surprises courtesy our guide Monu Rana. We went back to our childhood days by sliding and rolling through the snows like 3 year old toddlers and just yelling in excitement. On reaching chopta we boarded our cars to be back to kund. A heavy downpour welcomed us to Kund and let us have a unique experience of heavy mountain lashes. Next day we were back to Haridwar after having a tastefull lunch at Jayalgarh. A wow experience of lifetime in my sixth trek.
06 September 2018
All the arrangements, food, logistics, and support was superb. Both our trek guides especially Mr. Narendra supported and took very good care, continuously motivating and helping throughout the journey. This trek requires good fitness and endurance, it would have been good if we were given a heads up about the steep trails and low oxygen. Other than that I loved and enjoyed the experience. Happy with Thrillophillia team. Devashish was also very patient and helpful.
"it was incredible experience. VOF is famous for its 80 and more rare flowers species. trek was 12000 ft above from the sea level. It was not easy but when I saw the colors of flowers it inspired me to go ahead and explored more.."
"This is one of the finest treks I have ever been to. The food was too good. Love the team and how they talk is a treat to watch. Overall, it was a relaxing and mind-blowing."
13 January 2021
Very Good
Dayara Bugyal is Out of the World!! We did a Winter Trek, so got to see a lot of Snow & also experienced Snowfall. However, the Trek is not easy & is definitely not for Beginners. We were 3 Ladies in the age group of 50-55, 2 of whom were 1st time trekkers & had a tough time making it to the top. One of them turned back from Gui as she developed severe leg cramps. Also there was only one guide from Raithal to Gui, who went off ahead with the Youngsters, leaving us to fend for ourselves. Ideally, there should have been 2 guides. Once at the Camp however, things were well taken care off. With limited resources, one cannot & should not expect much anyway.
Awesome experience
06 February 2020
My friend suggested me about kauri pass trek, it went fantastic and we visited many place including Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Dhak village, Joshimath and they all well wonderful destinations. We covered all of them and many other on the way. our guide was a genuine person and we loved this entire trip. they managed well with all timings and it was perfectly enjoyable.
We had booked this for our group of 15 people and had a lifetime experience. The Chandrashilla peaks offer a 240-degree view of all the major mountains of Uttarakhand. The Deoriatal lake looks amazing and the Tungnath temple was just beautiful. We visited in the month of November and the campsite was covered with fresh snow as well. It was a great experience visiting there.
09 March 2020
It was one of the best treks we had been to. We had done short hikes and Kasol Kheerganga Trek but the Chopta Chandrashila Trek was completely different and a must-visit trek to go for. The views are beautiful and everything was amazing.

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  1. Which are the best treks near Haridwar?

    Kuari Pass Trek: Thought to be the best Haridwar Trekking for amateurs, the Kuari Pass Trail in Uttarakhand ruins through an ancient forest, open alpine meadows and other natural wonders in the region. Taking a total time of 6 days to complete the activity, it begins with a drive from Haridwar to either Auli or Joshimath. Ranging between an elevation of 2040 to 3814 metres, one gets to see unbothered sceneries in and around Tali, Khulara, and lastly Kuari Pass.

    Deoria Tal Chandrashila Trek: Trekking in Haridwar brings another crowned jewel that is the Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Trek Trail. A three-part trudge, it starts with a scenic drive from Haridwar to the starting point in Sari all the way till the exhilarating lake. From Deoria Lake takes place another trek to Chopta and the last phase till the Chandrashila Peak, ascending from 2438 metres to 4000 metres.

    Valley of Flowers Trek: Although the trek to ‘Valley of Flowers’ is a one--day trip, only open for visitors from June till October. It is that of reaching and trekking to other parts before the stunning natural bouquet in Uttarakhand that can take around 5 to 6 days, starting from Haridwar. Perched at an elevation of 3500 metres, the Valley of Flowers is a national park and a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site for its diverse and unique arrangement of alpine meadows, species of flora and arresting beauty.

    Dayara Bugyal Trek: An all year trek that is perfect to test your abilities as a beginner trekker, Darayan Bhugya is just one of such Haridwar Treks. Starting from Barsu near Haridwar, the journey goes on for around 5 to 6 days, covering parts like Gui, Dayara Bugyal, Raita Lake, Goey etc. Filled with picture-perfect views of wave-like pastures, snow-laden mountain peaks of the Himalayas, alpine meadows and forests, this adventure is one hard to forget.

    Chopta Chandrashila Trek: Working between an elevation of 2679 to 3682 metres, the Chopta Chandrashila Trek takes place over a duration of 5 to 6 days. Graded as moderate for difficulty levels, the first half of the trudge till Tungnath is relatively relaxed with well-paved paths and after that gets arduous, requiring one to have the adequate physical fitness to reach the summit of Chandrashila. This is also among the favoured Haridwar Treks for adventurous trippers.

    Pangarchulla Peak Trek: Perched amidst the majestic Himalayan Peaks, the Pangarchulla Peak Trek commences from the base camp in Joshimath near Haridwar all the way to Uttarkashi over a period of 6 days. Taking you through sceneries of meadows, forests and imposing pinnacles at an elevation of 14700 feet above sea level, this is one of the most sought-after treks near Haridwar.

    Auli Trek: Tucked in the lower Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Auli is a popular ski resort town that is also home to plenty of nature trails. The list of Trekking in Haridwar cannot be complete without the mention of this one. Starting in Haridwar, you will get to see the scenic pleasantries of the region all along. The trek will conclude in 5 days covering places like Gurson Meadows, Khulara, Dhak Village, Tapovan, among others.

  2. Which are the best short treks near Haridwar?

    Gorson Bugyal Trek: Perched at a height of 3056 metres, the Gorson Bugyal is a splendid meadow in Uttarakhand that is scattered with opulent green pastures and coniferous forests. To begin the trek, one would have to get to Joshimath from Haridwar, then take a ropeway to Auli which is the base camp for the activity. Thus, taking around 4 days to complete the entire trudge and travels.

    Valley of Flowers Trek: Starting in Haridwar and covering places like Govindghat, Ghangaria and finally the Valley of Flowers, this naturally abundant adventure to the possible ‘Garden of Eden’ is among the best Haridwar Treks. Open only for a duration of five months, between June and October, this exclusivity makes it even more alluring.

    Rudranath Trek: The Rudranath Trek takes one to the divine Lord Shiva Temple that is deemed to be one of the five temples in the Panch Kedar pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. The sacred shrine is nuzzled between thick rhododendron forests and meadows in the Garhwal Himalayas, at an elevation of 34000 metres. Commencing from either Sagar Village, Helang or Urgam Village near Haridwar, this adventure can take around 4 days to complete, including travelling.

    Deoria Tal Trek: The initial Deoria Trek consists of 2 days, starting in Sari Village near Haridwar. During this time, one gets to traverse through beautiful surroundings before reaching the emerald-green lake. Perched at an elevation of 2438 metres, this easy trail can be attempted by anyone to enjoy the rewarding views of the Garhwal Himalayan Peaks. This trek can further be extended by adding Chandrashila to the itinerary.

  3. When is the best time to visit Haridwar for trekking?

    The best time to plan a trip for treks near Haridwar is either summers or winters, depending on the trail you want to attempt. There are many beautiful treks that you can enjoy in April till July.

    Meanwhile, many winter treks can be best experienced from December till February. Monsoons in the region can cause landslides and slippery routes and are best to avoid trekking activity.

  4. How can I reach Haridwar? How far is it from Delhi?

    The distance between Haridwar and Delhi is 218.6 kilometres via Upper Ganga Canal Road and 205.8 kilometres via NH334 route. It can take around 5 to 6 hours to travel one way.

    Furthermore, Here are all the available options to travel to Haridwar from other parts of the country.

    Air: The nearest airport from Haridwar lies in Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport) at a distance of 43 kilometres and has a well-established air route.

    Rail: There is a well-connected railhead in Haridwar. One can board a train from all the major metropolitan and other cities to commute.

    Road: The roadways are another feasible option, particularly for travellers living in nearby cities like Delhi, Chandigarh etc. There is a proper road connection between Haridwar and the rest of the cities.

  5. What all things I must carry while going for trekking in Haridwar?

    Here is a list of the things to carry while going for Trekking in Haridwar.

    - Trackpants
    - Windcheater
    - Half/Full Sleeves T-shirts (depending on the season)
    - Fleece Jacket (for evenings and cold weather)
    - Undergarments
    - Trekking shoes (water-resistant)
    - Crocs/Open-toed Sandals and Slippers
    - Rain Coat
    - Cap/Hat
    - Toiletpaper
    - Wet-wipes
    - Lip balm
    - Sunscreen
    - Lotion
    - Toothbrush and Paste
    - UV Protection Sunglasses
    - Head Torch
    - Daypack with Raincover
    - Rucksack (50-60 L)
    - Medicine kit
    - Fire-starter Kit
    - Water-bottle 2 Litres and more
    - Snacks and Eatables
    - Ziplock bags
    - Polybags to throw garbage

  6. What is the best time for Valley of Flowers trek?

    The Valley of Flower in Uttrakhand is one of the most exquisite and virginal places boasting of rare flora in the region. The Valley opens only in late May or early June and is accessible by travellers till the end of October, before being closed-off till the next year.

    Thus, one can only visit and witness the beauty of Valley of Flowers for a period of five months.

  7. How difficult is the Kuari Pass Trek?

    The Kuari Pass Trek is marked with easy to moderate difficulty grading and can be attempted by both amateurs and experienced trekkers. Starting from Joshimath, there are four different trails to choose from, all taking anywhere between 5 to 6 days to complete.