Known for its mesmerizing beauty, the Chopta Trek makes for one of the perfect weekend getaways especially for the ones looking for short treks in Uttarakhand. Enveloped by lush evergreen forests and meadows, Chopta finds the spot among the favorite trekking destinations in Uttarakhand along with the Tungnath and Chandrashila.
What adds more to the trekking is the magnificent views of the snow-clad mighty Himalayan ranges that run parallel to the trail! Starting from Haridwar, the Chopta Tungnath Trek allows you to surpass the incredibly famous 1000-year old Shiva Temple, located at a height of 12,000 feet.
A steep climb leads you to the Chandrashila Peak that further treats your eyes with the pristine beauty of the Gangotri peaks, Chaukhamba, and other Himalayan peaks. No words can describe the feeling of witnessing the beauty of these peaks.
Altitude: 4030 m/ 13415 ft.
Duration: 06 Days.
Difficulty Level: Easy.
Nag Tibba Trek
North-east of Mussoorie and resting comfortably in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, Nag Tibba is known to be the abode of the God of Snakes or ‘Nag Devta’. The trek is a part of the routine for the locals here as they make frequent visits to offer prayers to the Snake God.
Also known as the Serpent's peak, the Nag Tibba Trek starts at the village of Pantwari. The trail leads adventure seekers through dense forests which are filled with deodar and oak trees. Adding more to the experience is the vivid wildlife that trekkers come across on this trail, from bears to deer, animals roam freely in the forest on this hill.
Altitude: 3048 m/9998 ft.
Duration: 06 Days.
Difficulty Level: Easy.
Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath Highlights:
- The summit views including the high mountain peaks in the Himalayas with snow-caps on them are the major highlight of the trek.
About the Destination:
- Day Temperature: 8°C to 15°C
Meals during Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:
Stay during Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:
How to reach?
Haridwar has a railway station which is well-connected from all metropolitian cities and nearest airport is Dehradun - Jolly Grant.
Dayara Bugyal Trek
Soak in the beauty of the Himalayas on the trail to Dayara Bugyal. This short trek in Uttarakhand takes you to the full-of-life Dodital Lake teeming with rare species of fish including the Himalayan Golden Trout. The trail knitted together by pine forests and the Darwa Meadow is also popular among those who consider the trail sacred.
When you feel that the trek is about to end, the magnificent view of the Yamuna Valley and Hanuman Chatti revitalize you and fill you with positivity. Located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the trek starts from the village of Barsu. The Barnala Lake rests peacefully amidst the velvety green Bugyal. The trek ends at Sangamchatti only to offer you more when you feel exhausted.
If you are fond of snow, then visit the place during the winters when fresh cotton like snow starts to fall. The entire area seems resting in a white blanket and a peaceful vicinity blesses travelers who do a bit extra to be there during the winter season.
Altitude: 4150 m/ 13165 ft.
Duration: 09 Days.
Difficulty Level: Moderate.
Gurson Bugyal Trek
The salient features of this trek include riding on Asia’s longest and highest ropeway, skiing on the longest tracks and savoring the beauty of some of the most gorgeous peaks in the world. Great for beginners who have turned towards the mountains to find peace and rejuvenation.
Starting from Rishikesh, the Gurson Bugyal trek offers an exciting view of mountain peaks like the Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and the Dunagiri. During the summers a massive breakout of flowers engulfs the entire valley and transforms the rocky and snowy terrain into a story you will only find in the books of Ruskin Bond.
Perfectly suitable for a family seeking adventure, the trails here are not too wild yet offer enough to please everyone’s senses. The trail also goes through the holy Devprayag, a sacred river in the Hindu Mythology which emerges from the confluence of the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda rivers. The same is what gives birth to the holy Ganges.
Altitude: 3500 m/11482.94 feet.
Duration: 07 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Deoria Tal Trek
Starting from Haridwar and then further to Sari, you will also traverse through the Ganga and Alaknanda rivers through the pilgrim centres of Rudraprayag, Devprayag and more. This trek is soaked in scenic surprises along with the remarkable bird watching and camping throughout your journey.
Although the trek includes some hard and challenging climbs, yet it is completely worth the strength and sweat because of the awe-inspiring views throughout. It is an exhilarating trek and perfect for satiating the adventure needs of the trekkers along with having a religious significance to it. Rudranath is popular for being home to the Lord Shiva temple possessing one of the five body parts of Lord Shiva.
The temples and the timeless beauty of the architecture in Kumaon will leave you awestruck. The sanctuary is brimming with oaks, cedars and so many more trees allowing you feast your eyes on the most pleasing views.
Kartik Swami Trek
This trek begins at Kanak Chauri Village and you will witness the exquisite nature on your way even though the path is quite rugged. Bearing a religious significance, this temple is sacred and has a divine importance in the hearts of the travellers. The beauty here is ethereal as you can also witness the sunrise and sunset on your way through the dense forests.
Tara Kund Lake Trek
This trek is also famous because of a temple located in close proximity to the lake that is visited by religious people and tourists from all over the country. This temple is also known for celebrating the Teej festival during which a lot of people visit this temple and the ethereal beauty of this lake welcomes them all.
Bedni Bugyal Trek
A salubrious and modest trek in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Bedni Bugyal Trek is famous throughout the world for its romantic trail. Amidst undulating meadows and lush alpine forests, an immeasurable blissful experience awaits those who love to be lost in the wild.
Resting on the slopes of Mt. Trishul, the trail overlooks the tranquil water of the Bedni Kund. The trail marks its inception from Mundoli and takes travelers through such an experience that stays forever in their hearts.
Vast natural gallery of flowers serves as the morale booster for the tired souls. What adds more to the energy of the adventurers is the majestic view of the Trishul massif, Nanda Ghunti, and Chaukhamba peaks.
Altitude: 3354 m/ 11000 ft.
Duration: 07 Days.
Difficulty Level: Easy.