6 Best Easy Treks in Uttarakhand

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:


01

Kedarkantha 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
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Nag 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

03

Brahmtal 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

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04

Valley 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
05

Chopta 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

06

Dayara 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
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12 July 2018
Excellent
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.
13 November 2018
Excellent
To tell the truth, we started this trek with many doubts and inhibitions. Especially since we had 2 children aged 7 & 8 who had done only single day treks till date. Our trek leader Makkhan Singh gave us a complete overview of what we could expect but nothing prepared us for the unadulterated natural beauty that was all around us from the start to the finish of the trek. From Deodar trees in the lower ranges to tall pine forests on taller peaks. The autumn colours were visible in full glory. Many moments bring a smile back to our faces like speaking to the villagers we met on the way, finding a couple of langoors spying on us, having black tea with herbs that instantly refreshed us and many more such memories. Camping was a whole new experience for all of us. It taught us the discipline of timing and the regard for others comfort. The cooks who accompanied us were very thoughtful about our children and tried their best to serve food that kids would enjoy. Needless to say, the snow was the best part of the trek. We made a snowman with the help of trek guide Ashish. He was wonderful with our kids. He played with them, but was also very careful about their safety. I wish to wholeheartedly thank each and every one in the team who helped organize this trek so perfectly. We didn't feel a single moment of confusion or uncertainty over any of the arrangements made. This experience has definitely made us wish to do more such treks in the future.
13 April 2019
Excellent
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.
05 July 2019
Excellent
Hi All, I took Har Ki Dun trek, booked via Thirllophila. The operator made all the arrangements. Though I was travelling Solo, I was surrounded with company of good locals and other fellow trekkers, all heading towards Har Ki Dun. It was 07 days trek & was a awesomely memorable journey. I really enjoyed whole trek and company of Rishab & Nitin bhai (Guides). They really took good care of me and my fellow trekkers. I meet many people and few became good friends of mine with whom I'm still communicate. Guys, I recommend every new trekkers, solo or group to go for it. This trek is easy to moderate with mesmerizing views with really tasty foods along the trek camping. Though, I visited at end of June but rain was at beginning and bothered us very little. Those snow covered mountain tops and chilled water river streams are beautiful. Along the way, is wooden bridges, water steams, cold clouds, lush green dense forests and few Maggie shops by local peoples to take rest and spend some time with nature. Thanks again to Thrillophilia!
02 February 2019
Excellent
19th to 23rd January 2019 can’t forget, can’t explain the experience in my life !! The Brahmatal trek is unforgettable in this lifetime!! Yes, we faced some mighty powers of mountains and skies , when we were at Brahmatal camp at 12000feet severe snow storm was hit !! Yea we wanted live snowfall we were praying for it since we booked for the trek but the holy nature gave us so much snowfall that’s enough for one lifetime!! It was almost 4 to 5 feet snow outside our camps !!! we experienced temp of around -15 to -20 degree !! we took shelters in chacha ki dhukhan (small shop with wooden roof covered with tarpol)! The best part was our guides when all others trekking companies like India hike, trek the Himalayas team went down in snow storm our team stayed back up until the 36hours storm was gone and descended with a view that can be remembered every day in this lifetime !! Thinking about the hike up the mountain, right before the peak, the pain is unbearable. The trek has been long and the journey has been uphill against snow filled rocky terrain. Just before you reach the top, you feel as if you’ll never be able to take another step, yet you do. You forget ahead and just as the desire to give up becomes strongest, you reach the top. The light, the view is incredible, and you can finally see clearly what you’ve been fighting for. Suddenly, the next part of your journey is clear. It's beautiful, and its all laid out in the sight ahead and below. You are renewed, you know now where you are going. Today, if you are in a season where you are heading uphill and all you see is the mountainous terrain ahead, I hope to inspire you to keep going. Take small steps, but don't stop and don't dare go backwards. When it feels like you can't move, take a deep breath, and cry out for strength to just take the very next step. You will reach the top of your mountain and your joy will be great!! You are moving forward and your destiny awaits! After this trek, my confidence has boosted for sure !! I would like to thank my trek guides from bottom of my heart Raju bhayia, Praveen bhai who took very good care of us overnights and days in that severe snow storm and motivating on each and every step which was very difficult on the way back !! Again I Repeat this experience “Cannot be explained and cannot forget” in this lifetime!! Guys from experience I recommend you to carry all the trekking gears without fail or u gonna suffer REAL bad in those mighty mountains especially must if u are doing in peak winter ... (don't forget to see the forecast ) imp gears are Minus temp waterproof outer jacket, down jacket .thermal inners, lots of t-shirts at least 4, thermal pants, trek pants 2 , track pants , walking poles , WATERPROOF SHOES ( very imp ), 4 pairs of thermal socks , GATERS u can't walk without it in snow, in safer side carry one meter of tarpol that can be used in heavy snow as gaters (telling with experience) , woollen caps, glove inners, waterproof gloves .. Be mentally prepared for the worst !!!u will really enjoy it and ur confidence will be much more then what you were !! MUST DO TREK!
I booked the Nainital trip from Kolkata and it was indeed a hassle free experience at the venue. The transfers were comfortable and we did boating at Naini lake which was the best part of the trip.
We recently went for the Chardham yatra and it was a very amazing experience. The trip was well organised, we did not have to worry about anything. The hotel arrangement was very good, the meals were tasty and hygienic, the cab driver was also very good he had good knowledge of the routes and temples. The entire journey was so mesmerizing, beautiful mountains, holy rivers, falls all were so captivating. The Kedarnath and Badrinath temple is amazing. The positivity one feels after going there is incredible. Also we took a bath in the holy river Ganga and attended the Ganga Aarti.
I booked Nainital Auli package and it is one of the best and memorable trips of my life and the best part of the trip was boating at Naini lake and skiing at auli. Thank you Thrillophilia for this trip.
I visited Nainital with my family and I can say that it is really like paradise. It was a good 5 days trip and visited Nainital lake, snowview point, Naina devi temple, Panthigh Altitude zoo and many more.
24 February 2020
Excellent
This weekend was amazing I visit Auli with my friends and it was a great experience I enjoy the trekking very much there was a lot of snow, food and staff were good, the guide was professional and the amazing thing was there is so much of adventure and beautiful views I liked it most and totally recommend this to you.

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