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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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    About Nainital:Nainital is one of the most favorite holiday destinations in the country owing to its unmatched beauty. This stay experience in a luxurious resort will become the epitome of stays in the lake city of Uttarakhand for you.About the Resort:An impeccable union...

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    Camping in Mukteshwar - Camp Purple - Flat 18% Off
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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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    Sattal Camping Uttarakhand Flat 24% Off
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    About the Camp:The mesmerizing location of the camp will want you to stay longer as it is placed on a hilltop of around 4300 feet that overlooks 7 lakes of Uttrakhand, Sattal. A waterfall nearby with lakes at plunge pool attracts travelers to take adventurous activities ...

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    Mukteshwar Ridge Camping, Uttarakhand Flat 21% Off
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    About the Camp:The camp is located right in between meadows with a view of Himalayan peaks and snow capped mountains all around the zone. Fifty kilometers from Nainital, this site has proximity to fruits orchards and provides panoramic scenario for a perfect stay. Also, ...

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    Daankudi Heritage Stay in Ranikhet Flat 38% Off
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    About the Activity:- Famous for its apple orchards and many other fruit gardens, the hill station of Ranikhet is probably one of the most scenic places in Uttarakhand. And to get to stay in full view of the valley is a great experience. This hilltop heritage house is cal...


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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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    Corbett to Kunjkharak Trek in Uttarakhand
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    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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    Camping in Valley Bed of Nainital
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    About Nainital:Nainital is one of the most favorite holiday destinations in the country owing to its unmatched beauty. This stay experience in a camp will become the epitome of stays in the lake city of Uttarakhand for you along with the multiple numbers of activities re...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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Traveller Tales from Nainital


Abhijeet Saxena

17 June 2018

"Roopkund is a beautiful trek with heart-filling views throughout the trek. You travel from forests to meadows to rocky areas to snow in a matter of 4 days with landscape changing every day. Trek thoug...

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Pradeepta Mohanty

16 June 2018

The awesome journey started from the station Kathgodam itself where we could see the ubiquitous Pine and Fir trees that we had seen previously only in TV. We had a warm welcome from the UTT staff in Lo...

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Himadri Bhat

15 March 2016

The trekking experience was great. I had a really really fun filled trek. The beautiful surrounding, the bird’s eye view of the place, and everything else added more beauty to the travel experience. th...

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Chandan Somayaji

19 November 2015

Many Many thanks to our tour guide whole instriction made this long trip possible. i miss my camping moments at bhagwabasa and ali bugyal... i was so relaxed there... magnificient mountain views follow...

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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 und

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Harita Achari

28 November 2015

Wow! So finally a big thing off my travel bucket list. A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand. Also known as the Roopkund Lake, this place is a must-trek spot for any avid traveller and trekker. Well, t...

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Aaratrika Singh

16 March 2015

Wow! I am just awestruck from the beauty of the trek still. The trek was so poignant and beautiful that it left me speechless for so long. This trek is a perfect amalgamation of fun, beauty, and thrill...

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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

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Tanushri Pothuvaal

08 January 2016

Those 8 days of Roopkund was the best days of life. The place was like a complete movie set to me. i had seen such place in movies only.

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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.