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Best Trekking Tours in Nainital

If you are reeling from your hectic life and the scorching summer heat, head to Nainital for a mini sojourn and experience the most breathtaking vistas of the snow capped Himalayas. Nainital, also known as the Lake District of Uttarakhand is a tranquil hill station at an average altitude of 1938 meters. Situated in the midst of seven hills, Nainital is a perfect destination to explore the beauty of Himalayas on foot. Nainital proves to be excellent to explore some of the most exhilarating places in Uttarakhand and escape far away from the maddening crowds of cities. The town which is situated all around the beautiful Naini Lake has emerged to be a popular for adventure junkies offering the best trekking tours in Nainital.

 

There are some popular trekking trails around the hilly terrain of Nainital. The Nanda Devi trek is a tiring and challenging trek which offers a view of the snow laden peaks of Banderpunch and the most mesmerizing view of the town below. Today, many people trek to China Peak in order to avail themselves an extra dose of adventure. The trek is an easy one, where you will pass through thick Deodar, Cypress and Pine forest. Tiffin top is a short trek of around 3 kms from Nainital and gives an incredible perspective of the Himalayas and the town. The trail is brimming with woodpeckers, birds, thrushes, songbirds and so forth. Visitors can also trek to snow view point from Nainital. The panoramic view through the trek is perfect to find some solace amidst the verdant forests and enjoy the exquisite vistas of the Himalayas. Take a trek in Nainital and explore for yourself the state of pure wilderness and sheer beauty of the gorgeous Himalayas. If you are in Nainital, opt for a trekking tour and enjoy the delight of being up close with nature and feel the adrenaline rush. Start packing your bags and go on to have an experience to remember for a lifetime. Pick out the best trekking tours in Nainital here.

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    Weekend Camping in Pangot near Nainital
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    About the Activity:Get amused at the serenity prevailing in Pangot, a picturesque hamlet in the state of Uttarakhad which is just 15 KMs away from Nainital with this 3 day camping trip.Pangot is quite famous for being a haven for more than 200 species of birds since the ...

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    Roopkund Trek, Uttaranchal 2017
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    Available Group Departure:May 2018: 5,12,19,26About the Destinations: A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow-clad ...

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    Divine Experience with Camp Purple, Mukteshwar
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    About the Activity: Camp Purple, Mukteshwar Camp is surrounded by apple and peach orchards and its name is inspired by the color which blends perfectly with nature as the sun sets (or rises) over the snow covered mountains. Mukteshwar literally means 'Abode of Shiva'...

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    Mountain Quail Birding Lodge, Pangot
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    About the Activity: Embraced in the lap of the well famed Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve, Jungle Stay at Quail Birding Lodge is located near the hamlet of Pangot. Enthrall in an experience of living in wide – open jungles unlike any of your previou...

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    Corbett to Kunjkharak Trek in Uttarakhand
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    Nainital
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Start your 3 day 2 night trek by getting picked up in Near Jim Corbett and take a drive to Kunjkharak.This trek starts from the Akashkanda on the foothills of the Himalayas and winds up through dense low altitude jungles and Deodar forests. The remoten...

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    Nainital
    d2 Days n1 Night

    The Mountain Trail Resort, Mukteshwar situated at 8000 feet is an idyllic, perfect spot for your relaxing holidays as well as adventure activities set in the lap of nature and lush greenery makes this resort a perfect place to spend your weekends.Located on a gentle h...

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    Nainital
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Embark on this exciting outing with your friends and have the best team experience with your team mates.Start your activity after reaching the tour locality and begin your adventurous day.Get a warm welcome with a Rhododendron / litchi squash drink at...

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    Nainital
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Aamod at Bhimtal provides you with an array of activities to choose from! Delight in the calm environs of this stunning hill-station embraced in the ever-so-popular hill station of Naintal in the stunning state of Uttarakhand. Pamper yourself with a...

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    Nainital
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Camp Suriya Goan, Saattal  is located on the hilltop with birds’ eye view of the valley below. If you love exploring mountains and forests then this is the experience you must go through. It is not a hotel so say good bye to your TVs, internet and m...

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    Nainital
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:If you want to experience true adventure in Nainital, then this is the place to be.Embark on an adventurous trekking and hiking expedition to Naini Peak and Kilbury in Nainital that will take you through high terraced fields and beautiful landscapes.Co...

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    Ramnagar (UK)
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    The Himalayas is a place with magical properties. It elevates human beings to lofty heights. Kyari Corbett is a home for anyone and everyone, where every visitor will in a short while endear himself to this place, soak himself in the nectar of joyful existence and go bac...

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    Nainital
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Choose this package of 3 day trekking and sightseeing in Nainital, the picturesque city in the state of Uttarakhand if you are looking for a perfect getaway from the humdrum of your routine.You will get ample time to cover the entire Nainital on this t...

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    The festive and cultural hub of Daankudi - Heritage House of Ranikhet is a great place for big family holidays, artistic retreats and intellectual musings. Look at wooden carvings and refreshed paintings inside this old stone house. Appreciate the fields, forest and ...

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    Pangot
    d2 Days n1 Night

    Pangot is well acclaimed for its rich population of migratory birds. There is one other hidden treasure in this nature’s retreat – stay at Ashokas Naini Chalet Resort, an ideal getaway destination embraced in the lap of Mother Nature. For adventure seekers, stay at A...

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    Nainital
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    About the Activity: Nainital, the land of mythological belief and natural beauty – named after the legend asserting that the left eye of Goddess Parvati fell here. Lying in the proximity to Naini Lake, stay at Suman Paradise, Nanital promises you with a pleasant s...

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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Nainital

  • When is the best time to visit Nainital for trekking?

    The best time to visit Nainital for trekking is during summer. The summer months from March to June are preferred by tourists to visit Nainital. It is the most pleasant time due to its perfect temperature and flourishing beauty.

  • How can I reach Nainital?

    Nainital is a frequented tourist spot and is well connected by different means of transportation.

    • By AirThe nearest major airport is Delhi airport. Another one being the Dehradun airport. Pantnagar airport is just 65 kms away from Nainital and is well connected to New Delhi and Mumbai, but mostly caters to private chartered flights.
    • ByRoadNainital is well connected with major destinations of North India.
    • By Rail. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 41 kms from Nainital but the major one is Delhi railway station. Other stations being Dehradun, Haldwani, Howrah and Lalkuwani.

  • Which are some famous winter treks in Nainital?

    Nainital being a hill station is quite popular for trekking. There are many trekking routes in Nainital.

    • Thakoor Top: This is the new trek point opened recently which is gaining popularity.
    • Other popular trekking sites are :Aamod, BadaPathar, Kilbury which could be visited in Nainital.

  • Which are some famous summer treks in Nainital?

    There are many treks in Nainital. Some popular trekking sites apart from the above mentioned are

    • Roopkund trek: Roopkund trek is a glacial trek with amazing sites and beautiful meadows on the way.
    • Naini Peak: This is a famous and easy hiking destination, which offers a view of China peak, NainaShikhar.
    • Pangot: This is a popular tourist destination at a height of 6,300 feet.
    • Kunjakharak: Another fondly visited trek, Kunjakharak is a 2 hour drive from Nainital.

    All these trekking destinations are well known and they serve as amazing summer trekking options.

  • Is it safe to trek in Nainital?

    Yes, it is safe to trek in Nainital. Nainital is perfect for adventurers who wish to explore hilly terrains. However basic precautions must be kept in mind. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Keep your documents handy while travelling, majorly your passport.

     

    Always carry a map even when you are with a guide. Do not leave cash or valuables in cars or taxis and majorly do not trust strangers.

  • Can I do Roopkund Trek? What sort of a trek is it?

    Roopkund trek is not to be missed by an avid adventurer. It starts from Lohajung and ends at Roopkund. While crossing the mountains you can witness the amazing view of valleys, mountains and cross mixed forests. It requires a good amount of strength and stamina to climb up these mountains.

     

    Roopkund is famous for its Glacial Lake where more than five hundred human skeletons are found on its edge. Elevated at a height of 16,499 ft. above the sea, situated between two peaks, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti and is covered with ice for most of the months

  • What sort of trek is Kunjakharak Trek? How much will it cost me?

    The Kunjakharak trek is recommended for beginners.This trail winds through the Corbett reserve forest and offers a variety of terrain from the foothills to about 6,500 feet near Nainital. Through the trek, you can feel the forest beneath your feet, towering over your head and you are sure to run into the rich wildlife of the region.

     

    The cost will be approximatelyRs 7,500. Best time to plan a trip to Kunjakharak trekking trail is between October to June as this is a pleasant season with amazing temperature and great views. This is about a 5 hour drive.

  • Can I do Naini Peak Trek? What is the difficulty level?

    Naini Peak is the highest peak of Nainital which provides challenges to the most avid trekkers. It is a difficult trek. It is a 3 Km trek from Tanke Band base having elevations changing from 45 degrees to minus 45 degrees.

     

    It is recommended to hike to Naina Peak during the day time. It also has a forest with wild animals and the temperature falls as one moves uphill. Naina Peak is a highest peak in Nainital, also known as China Peak and Cheena Peak.

  • Is it worth doing Pangot Trek? What sort of a trek is it?

    Pangot trek is one of the to do treks. Pangot is full of oak and rhododendron trees, it’s a great area to spot many birds like Koklas, Khalij Pheasants, Common Kestrel, Grey Winged Blackbird, Black Red Star, Bar-Tailed Tree Creeper etc. You may also spot some animals like Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear, Civet Cat, Porcupine, Deer and Wild Boar etc.

     

    Trekking through the forests, you can see lovely sights of traditionally dressed villagers collecting fodder for their cattle and firewood for their homes.
    A bonfire is the perfect end to the evening, around which the experiences of the trek can be shared. 

  • Will we stay in camps during trekking in Nainital?

    Yes, you can experience camping during your Nainital trekking plan. You can choose to stay in hotels, guest houses, mud huts or spend the night under the sky admiring the stars.

     

    Apparently, camps will be there in most of the treks but it’s always advisable to check the dates before booking, also collect information about the camping facility in a particular trek.

  • What sort of tents will be availabe there?

    Tents will be spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people. The tents will be waterproof, lightweight and equipped with comfortable sleeping mats or beds, compost toilets and hand basins.

     

    Stay in tents with insulated mats and sleeping bags, experience bonfire and music in the evenings.

  • What all things must I carry while going for trekking in Nainital?

    You must be really well equipped with all your essentials while going for trekking. The things you must carry while going for trekking in Himachal Pradesh include:

    • Walking stick
    • Map
    • Binoculars
    • Sleeping bag
    • Hiking shoes : lightweight and hard sole boots
    • Woolen clothes
    • Water, juices and energy drinks
    • Easy to eat snacks
    • Electric torch
    • Scissors
    • Sunglasses
    • Medical kit : equipped with medicines for motion sickness, fever and food poisoning
    • A good compass
    • An extra pair of clothes
    • Toiletries

  • Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Nainital?

    A female traveller should be careful when they travel to any place. Although, Nainital is a safe destination for female trekkers. The vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek.

     

    If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with a single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own.

     

    Understand your pace and be with the group. Plan and create an itinerary and take suggestions before going.

  • What kind of sleeping bags will be availabe during the trek?

    You will be provided with proper and comfortable sleeping mats. These will be long foamed mats on which a person can sleep with ease. Moreover, if you are already familiar with heat and insulation, these mats will help insulate your body from the cold ground. Further, you can carry your own sleeping bag during the trek.

  • What are the different things apart from trek which can be done in Nainital?

    Nainital is famous for its natural beauty and uphills making it a perfect destination for adventure seekers. However, it is also famous for activities such as:

     

    • Lake tours along with boating
    • Drive along the Himalayan mountain ranges
    • Shopping at Tibetan markets and Mall road
    • Savouring the traditional North Indian food
    • Sunset view at Hanuman Garhi
    • Ropeway adventures
    • Sightseeing to temples and churches
    • Jim Corbett National Park stay in the forest
    • Eco cave gardens

  • Which are some famous sightseeing spots in Nainital?

    Some of the famous sightseeing spots in Nainital include:

     

    • Floating in the Nainital Lake
    • Visit the Pt. G.B Pant high altitude zoo
    • Try kayaking and fishing at Sattal lake
    • Paragliding in Ghorakhal
    • Meander in the Eco- Cave Gardens
    • Pay homage at Hanuman garhi
    • Marvel at the beautiful Snow View
    • Tiffin Top
    • Himalayan Botanic Park
    • Butterfly research center
    • Explore wilderness at Jim Corbett National Park
    • Pangot and kilbury Bird Sanctuary
    • Get enchanted by the surreal Saritatal waterfall
    • Amusement park at AppuGhar
    • Explore the largest Hawa cave

  • Which adventure activities are famous in Nainital?

    Nainital is a home of pristine views of peaks, trekking trails and surreal lakes. The various activities that can be done in Nainital include:

     

    • Camping
    • Paragliding
    • Parasailing
    • Jeep Tours
    • Bird watching
    • Jungle Tours
    • Canyoning
    • Caving
    • Kayaking
    • River Rafting
    • Hill Climbing
    • Horseback Riding
    • Trekking
    • Sunset Hikes
    • Yachting
    • Mountain Biking
    • Bouldering
    • Commando Crawl
    • Slithering
    • River Crossing
    • Rock Climbing

  • Where is the Nainital Lake located? What can I do there?

    Nainital Lake is a kidney shaped natural freshwater body situated amidst the township of Nainital. It is famous for boat rides and very alluring scenic surroundings as it is surrounded by 7 hills. The beautiful Naini Lake is surrounded by other small lakes and is a hill station of Nainital. The nearby area is famous for shopping among tourists.

     

    However, the most awaited festival of Nainital is organised here, which brings out the local cultures and traditions is organized every year during the winter months of October and November.

Traveller Tales from Nainital

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Amay Rathore

18 June 2017

"A must have experience Roopkund the mysterious lake was really an unforgettable journey that has given us the chance to know more about art of the god i.e. nature. It changed our lives in terms of understanding about that is within us."

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Kirti Achari

06 June 2014

Nature is so beautiful! It was an amazing experience especially because it was my first trek with friends. The tour guide helped us immensely. Thankkkkkk youuuuuu Thrillophilia for an amazing layout of options to pick from. :) :)

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Raavi Valia

06 November 2017

"it will challenge you to go to that extra mile after you lost all of your energy but at the end of the day nature will give leave you with a big smile and satisfaction of your hardwork. Just go for this trek. "

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Lalit Sodha

18 November 2015

For years I have been dreaming about doing this trek to visit the haunting Skeletal Lake and finally this year i got the chance to do so, thanks to Thrillophilia. It was such a magical journey for me and my friends. We all were challenged to walk up t...

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Satish

09 October 2016

The Roopkund trek experience was amazing,whole trek gives never forgetting moments. Team which includes Pankaj bhaiya(Guide),Naresh ji,Surendra ,Raju(Bhabhiji) whose hand made delicious food made us to climb there is really awesome. Also the destiny...

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Tanushri Bhattathiri

23 November 2015

I had read numerous blogs on this place and all those articles just tempted me to go on the trek. It is absolutely the way you see in pictures. human skulls, silence... this place should be the next loaction for horror movie. Jokes apart, great trek, ...

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Bhudev Reddy

18 October 2014

There are holidays, and then there are treks! For the first time in my life, i joined a group of adventurers and headed for this trek to Roopkund and I wrote this review to shout out to all those people who love travelling! This place is simply beauti...

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Sourav jain

16 February 2016

The moment I was gazing the world from more than 15,000ft can be hardly described in words. As if the entire world is wearing the white colour and is all prepared to allure you to conquer them. You can hardly wait to complete this trek. Though difficu...

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Divjot Chattopadhyay

18 July 2014

A trek you will not forget easily! We, a group of 6 girls and 4 boys, went for this trek to know what is so great about the lake and we were truly baffled at the amazing beauty of the place! the locals, the guides and the whole experience for that one...