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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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Traveller Tales from Nainital


Amish Sharma

13 December 2018

When we saw the place online, we instantly fell in love, and knew we had to go there for a vacation! Fatema, the Thrillophilia agent handled all the booking arrangement and all we had to do was get to ...

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Garud Desai

12 December 2018

We had a very pleasant experience at this camp, right from the booking process, where Thrillophilia handled the entire process. The campsite was located on a hilltop and there was a beautiful lake in t...

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Kaiya Gupta

07 April 2015

You can pick up this trek if you are in the mood of mediocre level of difficulties during the trek. Plenty of good things on the way will keep you filled with excitement. Do not miss the sunrise views ...


Ajit Khan

12 December 2018

We came here as a group of 4 college friends and we loved the entire trip! The mats and sleeping bags for the tents were all provided to us by the caretaker, Karan, and the stay was comfortable and spa...

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Akshita Jain

15 April 2015

I went for this trek with my gal pals and had an amazing time in the snow covered mountains. The trek is quite difficult maybe because we were trekking for the first time. For a moment I though I can a...


Aayush Sablani

04 May 2015

It was good to complete this trek without such problems and difficulties. Uttarakhand has always been my favourite destination for trekking, and this one was amongst my planned treks. On the trek, keep...


Jatin Pathak

07 May 2015

I went here with my college friends making it a kind of reunion trip and had a great time. The place is beautiful. With its religious significance its a divine and a peaceful place to be. The trek part...


Ekta Agarwal

13 April 2015

Heard a lot about the Om Parvat from my grandma. But after completing this trek, even I found it so much beautiful and fascinating. You can expect a bit of obstacles but most of the trek will be easy a...


Akula Guha

10 December 2018

Nainital is a beautiful place and we loved our weekend escape here. There were a lot of activities planned out for us so we never got bored the entire weekend, and the food and hospitality of our caret...

What You Should Know More About Trekking in Nainital

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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. 

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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.