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  • There are several peaceful and easy treks in Uttarakhand which will leave you mesmerized with their splendor and help you in restoring your inner peace. Certainly, there is not a better way to rejuvenate your inner soul than taking your life down a few notches and escaping into a serene location. One such location in India which lures a flock of tourists every year with its splendor and tranquility is Uttarakhand. 

    Apart from being a nature’s hub, Uttarakhand is blessed with numerous adventure treks and gigantic hills which will set your adrenaline pumping. With a fair number of easy treks available in this region, it also welcomes the beginners with the same amount of love. From the thrilling hiking trail of Nag Tibba to the alluring sights of Dayar Bugyal, Uttarakhand has many such treks which have bagged a name with their unavoidable presence.

    Popularly known as the “land of Gods”, these treks in Uttrakhand present a unique confluence of spirituality, adventure, and scenic offerings. While few treks will take you through the dense forests, others will give you the pleasure of spending some time amid the lush green valleys. Uttarakhand state is nestled in the laps of the Himalayas and the rugged beauty of its mountain ranges are enticing enough to sweep away all your stress and worries. 

    The trekking routes encompass trunk full of lakes, temples, glaciers, waterfalls, and small villages which will not only introduce you to the charm of this place but also tell you about the rich traditions and culture of Uttarakhand which stand as a part of its identity since time immemorial. So, if you are a beginner who wants to delve into the world of scenic treks and majestic mountains, know about the popular easy treks in Uttarakhand which are awaiting your presence.

    Here are some of the easy treks in Uttarakhand:


  • 01Kedarkantha Trek

    Kedarkantha Trek

    Situated at a distance of 11 km from Rudraprayag, Kedarkantha trek is an epitome of grandeur. One among the easy treks in Uttarakhand, Kedarkantha trek kickstarts from a small hamlet of Sankri and takes you through the Govind National Park. 

    The entire route is marked with lush green meadows, small scenic villages, and snow-clogged hills. After completing the trek, one can soak in the charm of three Himalayan peaks namely Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, and Ranglana peak. 

    Kedarkantha trek covers a distance of 20 km and offers an easy trekking experience. This makes it an idyllic destination for beginners, as well as, experienced trekkers. It is one of the winter trek of Uttrakhand which serves you with ardent views of the places such as Purola, Mori, Mussoorie, and Netwar. 

    Location: This trek falls in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas in Dehradun.

    Altitude:
    12,500 ft.

    Duration:
    6 Days

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy to moderate
    Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand 2019 - Book @ ₹6,950 Only!

    Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand 2019 - Book @ ₹6,950 Only!

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  • 02Nag Tibba Trek

    Nag Tibba Trek

    Nag Tibba trek is one of the easy treks in Uttarakhand state. Nag Tibba Trek is a short trek that has emerged as the foremost choice of the beginners. Perched at an altitude of 9915 feet, Nag Tibba summit is truly a sight to behold. 

    The trek starts from Panthwari village which is around 85 km away from Dehradun city
    However, there are 3 more routes to reach the destination and these routes pass through Shrikot, Devalsari, and Patharkhol village.

    On the trek, you will get to witness the densely forested areas, Gangotri peaks, and Bandarpoonch peak. The trek also offers some panoramic views of the ancient Doon city and few camping locations.If you are looking for some beginner treks in the Himalaya region, Nag Tibba trek could be the perfect pick for you.

    Location
    : Nag Tibba is situated in the lower Himalayas of the Garhwal.

    Altitude:
    9915 ft

    Duration
    : 2 Days

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy

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    Nag Tibba Trek with Camping, 2019 | Book at ₹ 3050 Only!

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  • 03Brahmtal Trek

    Brahmtal Trek

    Brahmtal trek is one among the easy treks in Uttarakhand and has gained an extensive popularity in the last couple of years.The thrilling trek of Brahmtal begins from Lohajung which is situated around 10 hours away from Kathgodam.

    The high altitude lakes of Bugyal, alluring peak views and white snow are the few striking features of this trek that makes it stand out from the other treks. From Trishul and Mrigthuni in the east to the Nandaghunti and Bethartoli in the north, Brahmtal peak offers vivid views of Himalayan ranges. 

    It also serves the visitors with a bird’s eye view of several routes such as
    Roopkund, Ali Bugyal, and Junargali. The 2 of lakes namely Bekhal Tal and Brahma Tal remain frozen during the winter season and delights the visitors with their unparalleled surroundings.

    Location:
    it is located in the Kathgodam area of Uttarakhand.

    Altitude:
    13120 ft.

    Duration
    : 6 Days

    Difficulty level
    : Moderate

    Brahmatal Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

    Brahmatal Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

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  • 04Valley Of Flowers Trek

    Valley Of Flowers Trek
    One of the most spectacular treks in the Indian Himalayas, Valley Of Flowers trek welcomes you with the huge bed of flowers spread over an area of 87.50 square km. The trek is ideal for the first timers and photo fanatics and commences at beautiful city of Haridwar. It further takes you through the small hamlets of Ghangaria and Govindghat.

    On your way, you might also get to see a huge variety of flora and fauna including Himalayan black deer, musk deer, and rare species of birds to give you some of the best nature experiences. The valley has numerous vegetation zones which keep altering with the altitude.

    At the lowest altitude, it has conifers plantation while on the high altitudes, you can find mosses, shrubs, and lichen plantation. The final view of exotic wildflowers and impeccable landscapes will sweep away your tiredness. The duration between June to September is considered as an ideal time to visit the alluring trek of the Valley Of Flowers.

    Location: This trek lies in Bhyunder Valley in the Chamoli districts

    Altitude:
    14,100 ft

    Duration:
     6 days

    Difficulty Level:
    Easy to moderate
    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

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  • 05Chopta Trek

    Chopta Trek

    Cradled away from the boisterous city life, Chopta valley stands at an elevation of 2680 meters. The Chopta region has been given a name of Mini-Switzerland for its splendid locations and surreal views. This trek begins from the sacred city of Haridwar and takes you towards the Devarivatal Lake. 

    The pathway is surrounded by dense forests and rich plantations of deodar, oak, and rhododendron trees. Reckoned among the enticing and easy treks in Uttarakhand,
    Chopta trek is all about picturesque meadows and unpaved paths. 

    Once you reach the summit, you can feast your eyes with the spellbinding views of major Himalayan peaks such as Trishul, Chaukhamba, Bandarpoonch, and Nanda Devi. On your way, you might also get an opportunity to visit the popular Tungnath temple.

    Location:
    Chopta trek is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

    Altitude:
    3925 ft.

    Duration
    : 6 days

    Difficulty level:
    Easy to moderate

    Chopta Tungnath Trek 2019

    Chopta Tungnath Trek 2019

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  • 06Dayara Bugyal Trek

    Dayara Bugyal Trek
    If you are looking for some easy treks in Uttarakhand, your search might end with the thrilling trek of Dayara Bugyal. With its magnificent spots and unparalleled surroundings, it is an ideal trekking spot for adventure seekers, leisure escapers, and nature buffs.

    The trek encompasses highland meadows which will make you fall in love with this place. Dayara Bugya trek has an irresistible charm due to the unrivaled beauty of the Himalayan region.

    The trek begins from a tiny village of Barsu which lies 225 km away from Rishikesh city and passes through the verdant Oak forests. One can easily relish the views of Srikantha and Jaonli on their way. The spectacular view of the Black peak, Bandarpoonch peaks, and Bhagirathi Peaks is something that adds to the fun of the trip. 

    Location:
    Daraya Bugyal is situated in the Uttarkashi region in Uttarakhand.

    Altitude:
    12,500 ft.

    Duration:
     7 days

    Difficulty Level:
    Easy to moderate
    Dayara Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand 2019

    Dayara Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand 2019

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    O8,500


Trekking in Uttarakhand

Camping in Uttarakhand

Attractions

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Corbett National Park

Expanded over an area of 308 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Situated at the base of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the first Tiger Reserve in the country and stands to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Though visitors are allowed to certain parts of the reserve, the park makes for a fun and exciting wildlife tour.

The national park is the perfect place for those wildlife species that seek refuge in its wonderfully green thickets. As the first national park to introduce and execute the ‘Project tiger’ campaign, Corbett national Park has been repeatedly termed as one of the best national parks in the country! So get your cameras and binoculars ready to go wildlife exploring soon!

Distance from Delhi: 254km

Best time to visit: November to June

Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and nature photography

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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.


Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Haridwar

Known as one of the most ancient and sacred cities in India, Haridwar is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga River and is one of the few places near Delhi to visit at any time during the year, and if you are an ardent devotee, then there are specific times during the year that you can visit this place.

Revered by Hindus all over the country, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities of India and widely known as home to the Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). A pious and holy place, Haridwar is a haven for photographers who can capture the deep beauty of the place and raw Indian culture.

Distance from Delhi: 208km

Best time to visit: February to March and August to October

Attractions: Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple

Activities: Rafting, Temple Visits, Cable Car Ride, Boat Rides and Ghat Visits 

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Valley of Flowers Trek

Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

 Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

Best season:
 Mid July to Mid August

Duration:
 6 Days

Altitude:
 3,600 m
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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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Nainital

If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

Best season: May to June and August to September

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3680 m

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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Nag Tibba

One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route.

What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites.

Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximately

Nearest Railhead:
Dehradun Railway Station

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Har Ki Doon

A pristine hanging valley in the Garhwal range, Har Ki Doon is one of the simplest trekking places near Delhi—making it an ideal foray into Himalayan trekking for amateurs. Fulfilling scenes of nature’s majesty carry you through rampant alpine vegetation, glaciers and breath-taking views. For the hill folk, time has remained elusive and one gets to notice their lives from close quarters. The best season to visit is during the months from April to November, and is one of the closest places for trekking in Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Kedarkantha Trek

Close to another marvel of nature, Har Ki Doon, lies the Kedarkantha trek passing through windy trails of the Garhwal Himalayas. A classic winter trek unravelling untouched mountain-villages on its path, it’s the perfect trek to prepare for the other more arduous Himalayan treks. 

Abound with flora and fauna, the Kedarkantha treks passes around the rim of Govind National Park and is open throughout the year. This place for trekking near Delhi is flanked by the Swargarohini peak and a hanging valley, complete with views that’ll blow your mind away.

Distance from Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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New Tehri

Being the only planned city there, New Tehri is one of the top places to visit in Kanatal. Home to the Tehri Lake and Dam, the city prides itself in owning one of the largest hydroelectricity projects in the world.

The Bhagirathi and Bhilangana Rivers merge here to form the manmade Tehri Lake Reservoir, which, with its emerald colour makes for a beautiful sight. Temples like the Chandrabadni and Sem Mukhem Temple dot the city.

New Tehri is where classic meets contemporary, where at one end lies Old Tehri, submerged in water, and the other end is abuzz with water and aerial activities.

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Surkanda Devi Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Surkanda Devi Temple is a 3 km walk from the village, Kaddukhal. Legend has it that when Goddess Sati died, her husband Lord Shiva carried her body back to Kailash, which is when her head fell at the spot where the temple was then erected.

Thus, the name
Sirkandha was derived, which over the passage of time is called Surkanda. This ancient site is surrounded by lush greenery and a panoramic view of the breathtaking Himalayas!

Pilgrims from all over flank this holy spot during Ganga Dussehra and Navratri, the array of colours and lights making the celebration worth witnessing!

Timings: Summer
- 05:00 am to 07.00 pm/ Winter - 07:00 am to 05.00 pm

Location:
Chamba - Mussoorie Road, Saklana Range, Uttarakhand 249145, India

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Tehri Dam

One of the most prominent tourist places in Kanatal, Tehri Dam, at an astonishing height of 260 metres, is the tallest dam in India and among the tallest in the world.

The destination is flocked by travellers and adventure junkies all-year-round who engage in sports like paragliding, jet skiing, and the tourist-favourite, Banana boat ride, among others. It is also flanked by globetrotters who enjoy a unique stay offered by houseboats and floating huts built on the adjacent Tehri Lake.

Apart from being just a pretty spot, Tehri Dam also harnesses more than 1,000 MW of hydroelectricity supplied to the city, thereby serving a good purpose. 

Location: New Tehri, Uttarakhand 249001

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Dhanaulti

A picturesque hill-station within Kanatal, Dhanauti boasts of abundant grasslands, towering trees, spectacular vistas of the Himalayas and scenic trails, making it one of the prettiest places to visit in Kanatal.

Being in close proximity to other cities of Uttarakhand, Dhanauti also makes for a perfect weekend getaway. During winters the town is covered in a blanket of snow, with icicles falling from the branches of trees. In summers, Dhanaulti boasts alpine forests, rhododendrons, lush deodar and oak trees in its Eco Parks.

Trek to Thangdhar nearby, and treat yourself to a wonderful camping experience. Don’t forget to stop by for some souvenirs, especially the handicrafts and rich weaves Dhanaulti is known for!
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Chandrashila Trek

With the enthralling Kedarnath range to the north, the Chandrashila Peak offers splendid panoramic vistas. Literally meaning the ‘Moon Rock’, Chandrashila is incidentally the highest peak in the area. A low altitude trek that’s full of cavernous gorges and vivid imagery, the season for trekking is round the year. With gradients suiting beginners, Chandrashila trek allows eyeful glimpses of Garhwal Himalayas and the trek passes through an ancient Shiva temple atop Tungnath.

Distance from Delhi: 455 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Rishikesh Railway Station

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