Trekking in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Trekking Packages

Duration Price
Kafni Glacier Trek, Uttarakhand11 days & 10 nights
INR 13,000
Auli Trek Auli Winter Trek Uttarakhand4 days
INR 12,700
Roopkund Trek in Uttarakhand8 days & 7 nights
INR 13,850
Audens Col Trek 2024 Uttarakhand16 days & 15 nights
INR 91,922
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek Uttarakhand9 days & 8 nights
INR 30,000
Pindari Glacier Trek, Uttarakhand9 days & 8 nights
INR 17,000
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek, Uttarakhand8 days & 7 nights
INR 15,500
Kalindi Khal Trek, Uttarakhand15 days & 14 nights
INR 83,800
Om Parvat Trek, Uttarakhand13 days & 12 nights
INR 30,500
Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek, Uttarakhand11 days & 10 nights
INR 34,500
Premium Kedarkantha Winter Trek Uttarakhand 20246 days & 5 nights
INR 9,750
Trek to the Source of Ganges7 days & 6 nights
INR 24,000

Valley of Flowers Trek, Kedarkantha Trek, Kedartal Trek, Chopta Chandrashila Trek, Har ki Dun Trek, Dodital winter Trek, Dayara Bugyal Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Brahmatal Trek and many more.

Magnanimous mountains, plains carpeted with meadows, wild and thick forests, holy rivers and alpine lakes, and many other scenic vistas, this is what it's like when you go trekking in Uttarakhand. A mountainous state in North India, Uttarakhand is a naturally bounteous land that attracts tourists and trotters for its serenity and laid-back charm. Adventure seekers looking for some excitement as an escape from the mundanes of life can and must plan a trip to go on the best treks in Uttarakhand. Doesn’t matter if you are an amatuer or a seasoned trekker, you will just find the trail that will give you the chills and thrills. 

Starting from short trudges of 5 to 10 kilometers of relaxed terrains, to the more treacherous and strenuous excursions that go on for days, covering vast distances, there are plenty of trekking places in Uttarakhand worth exploring. 

Here are some of the best treks in Uttarakhand:

1. Valley of Flowers Trek:

Nestled in Uttarakhand's Garhwal Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers trek is a floral paradise, showcasing a kaleidoscope of vibrant blooms. Rated as a moderate trek, it charms with its alpine meadows and snow-clad peaks. Best experienced from July to September, this UNESCO World Heritage Site demands a moderate fitness level, rewarding trekkers with breathtaking landscapes and a unique biodiversity hotspot.

2. Kedarkantha Trek:

Renowned for its winter wonderland, the Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand offers a moderate challenge with mesmerizing snow-covered landscapes. Ideal for beginners, this trek unveils stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. From dense pine forests to serene meadows, the trail showcases diverse terrain. Best undertaken from December to April, it's a perfect introduction to high-altitude trekking, providing an enchanting experience for nature enthusiasts. 

3. Kedartal Trek:

Situated at a breathtaking altitude of 4,912 meters in Uttarakhand, the Kedartal trek is a challenging yet immensely rewarding expedition. Known as the "Shiva's Lake," it sits at the base of Thalay Sagar and Meru peaks, offering a divine setting. Rated as a strenuous trek, it demands excellent physical fitness and acclimatization due to high altitudes. Best undertaken from May to June and September to October, this trek promises pristine glacial landscapes, turquoise waters, and a spiritual aura, making it a pilgrimage for adventure seekers.

4. Chopta Chandrashila Trek:

One of the easiest and famous treks, it brings you to the pristine lake, Shiva temple, concealed hamlets, spicy cuisines and welcoming hospitality. The expedition starts from Ukhimath taking you to Deoriatal Lake via Sari Village.Chopta is a heaven for bird watchers. In Tungnath, trekkers witness world’s highest Shiva temple after which they proceed towards the summit of moon rock i.e. Chandrashila at 4000 m.

5. Har ki Dun Trek:

The Har ki Dun trek, set in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, is a captivating journey through ancient villages and pristine valleys. Regarded as a moderate trek, it allows trekkers to witness the rich cultural heritage of the region. Best visited from May to June and September to November, it offers a glimpse into the Himalayan lifestyle and rewards with panoramic views of Swargarohini and Jaundhar glaciers, making it a well-rounded adventure.

6. Dodital winter Trek

It’s one of the best for those who are trekking for the first time. Starting from SangamChatti, it takes you through various villages like Agoda, Bebra, Manjhi. At Manjhi, trekkers plan an overnight camp. Next day they ascend to Doditallake that is deemed as the abode of Lord Ganesha. Following day, trekkers climb to their final destination, Darwa Pass.

7. Dayara Bugyal Trek:

Perfect for amateurs, this trek starts from Barsu. Trekkers trek to Barnala lake after which they reach Dayara which is blessed with huge meadows. Its slopes are best knowing for skiing. After this, trekkers ascend to Bakariya Top, the final destination of this trek.

8. Nag Tibba Trek:

This trek allures adventurers, nature lovers and Hindu devotees from all over the world. Local people trek here to pay a visit to Nag Devta (the Snake God). Starting from Dehradun, this trek passes through hidden hamlets like Pantwari, Nag Tibba, Devalsari and finally ends at Thatyur.

9. Kuari Pass Trek:

Lord Curzon’s greatest contribution to India, this trek starts from Joshimath, takes you down to various lesser known passes and eventually the highest point of trek, Kuari Pass. From Kauri Pass, one gets the breathtaking view of the adjacent peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Dronagiri etc. On your downwards trail, you’ll find Auli, one of the best snow skiing destinations in India.

10. Brahmatal Trek:

Tucked away in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Brahmatal trek is a captivating journey that blends spirituality with natural beauty. This moderate trek, best enjoyed from December to March, offers a mesmerizing view of the Brahmatal Lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Trekking through dense oak and rhododendron forests, it presents a serene ambiance. The trail's moderate difficulty makes it accessible to both beginners and seasoned trekkers, making it a delightful winter wonderland adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

11. Kafni Glacier Trek:

Kafni glacier is located southwards of Nanda Kot hill and on the Eastern side of the Pindar canyon. This tranquil and pleasant place has a unique charm which makes it a hotspot for tourists. It is rich in flora and fauna.

Some of the famous Himalayan peaks near to Kafni glacier include Nandakot, 6860 meters and Nandabhanar, 6236 meters. The trek to Kafni glacier is at a distance of 12 kilometers from Diwali through Byali udayar, which is 8 kilometers from Diwali. The canyon is broader as compared to the Pindar and is blessed with spectacular natural beauty.

12. Kalindi Pass Trek

Kalindi pass trek is considered as one of the most arduous treks of the Himalayas. This trek is suitable for physically fit and adventure loving trekkers who possess the abilities of mountaineering and high altitude trekking. It is indeed a thrilling and nail-biting experience.

During this trip, trekkers can visit some of the most famous Hindu pilgrimages on the way. This place is a home to some of the most protected mammals like bulbuls, owls, cuckoos, bearded vulture, golden eagle, Himalayan snow cock, brown bear and so on and this is one of the best trekking in Uttarakhand.

13. Binsar Trek:

Binsar is a beautiful hill station valley of flowers which offers breathtaking views of the Kumaon Valley. The beautiful Himalayan range stretches to about 300 kms along the horizon out of which the most noticeable peaks are the Chaukhamba, Trishuli, Kedarnath, Panchchuoli, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

The Binsar trek begins from Thalisain towards Pauri. The trek leads through thick forests of oaks, pine, silver fir and deodar that describe complete wilderness. The ascents and descents are gradual and the best time to visit is during winters. One can come across the Samadhi of the great Indian hero Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali situated at Musa Kota amidst Dudhatoli sanctuary.

14. Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek:

One of the top treks in Uttarakhand for the nature lover, the Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek takes you through some of Uttarakhand’s most beautiful alpine meadows. Bordering the northern edge of Almora and Nainital, the Ali Bedni Bugyal meadows are known for their year-long beauty.

The meadows command an extraordinary view of the surrounding ranges as well, with the mighty Mount Trishul jutting out prominently at a distance. The trek takes you through rustic grasslands, lush forests of rhododendron and oak and finally endless stretches of flowering meadows. The trek is a fairly moderate one, and can be attempted by adventurous beginners as well.

15. Dodital Hanumanchatti Trek:

Those not wanting to terminate their journey at the Dodital could opt for the Dodital Hanuman Chatti trek instead, which crosses the Himalayan lake and heads onwards towards Hanuman Chatti. A brilliant summer getaway, this route has been traditionally used by Gujjar herdsmen who get their buffaloes to the higher meadows each summer via the trail.

The trekking route is home to unparalleled views of the Bandarpunch range, coupled with the show stopping Dodital, which nestled between verdant forest of oak and pine. Finally, the route stops at the Darwa Pass, suspended at 4,000 meters and well regarded for its magical views of the surrounding peaks. The trek takes about 10 days to complete. It is deemed to be a fairly moderate one, and can be attempted by first time trekkers as well as seasoned experts.

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Uttarakhand Trekking FAQs

When is the best time to visit Uttarakhand for trekking?

- You can plan a trip to Uttarakhand all year round, the best time to visit is during summers (March to June) and winters (October to February).

- Summers are considered favourable due the awe-inspiring beauty and pleasant weather. Monsoon is not considered favourable as there lies a risk of landslides in this region as it receives maximum rain during July and August.

- Winters are perfect to plan a holiday here, though some tourist sites are inaccessible for tourists due to snowfall. Still Corbett, Haridwar, Auli, Nainital, Valley of flowers, Dehradun and Ranikhet are best destinations you should visit in winters.

How can I reach Uttarakhand? How far is it from Delhi?

Reaching Uttarakhand is easy because it is well connected with other cities via air, rail, and road.

By air: There two domestic airports (Jolly Grant in Dehradun and Pantnagar near Nainital) and regular flights land in Dehradun.

By Train: Rail network offers convenient travelling to Uttarakhand. Similarly, it’s well connected to Delhi and major state highways.

By Road: It is 372.8km from Delhi via Meerut Pauri NH.

Which are the easy treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Dodital Darwa Top Trek, Uttarakhand: Considered the birthplace of Lord Ganesh, Dodi Lake is what you will be rewarded upon reaching the Dodital Darwa Top.

2. Har Ki Dun, Uttarakhand:
A spectacular example of virgin beauty, Har Ki Dun is also known as Hanging Valley which offers you some amazing sights to behold. Also, you can witness a unique culture where they still follow polygamy and worship Duryodhana.

3. Kuari Pass Trek:
Gateway to some amazing trekking destinations in Uttarakhand, Kuari Pass Trek offers you eye-catching views of the hilltops in Garhwal regions as well as its nearby peaks.

Which are the difficult treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Source of the Bhagirathi River, Gaumukh is considered to be a sacred place by the believers. However, the adventure junkies turn it into an opportunity for them to relish on the snow-capped beauty of the surrounding regions.

2. Roopkund Trek:
A high altitude glacial lake, Roop Kund attracts many trekkers from across the country who hike up to witness the eternal beauty of the pond surrounded by gleaming snow sheets across the valley.

3. Rupin Pass Trek:
Snaking right through the valley between two slopes of mountains, Rupin Pass offers a spellbinding trek to its visitors. Also, the beauty of the pass is enhanced with colorful flora just post-monsoon.

4. Pindari Glacier Trek:
Nestled in the upper regions of Kumaon Himalayas, Pindari is a three kilometers long glacier that gives birth to the Pindar river enriching the everlasting beauty of the glacier.

Which are the best 2 day treks in Uttarakhand?

Nag Tibba Trek: Located at an altitude of 3025  meters above the sea level, this happens to be the  highest peak in the lower himalayas and one of the most sought after places to trek in Uttarakhand. Starting from the village of pantwar, this trek takes you to the peak in just 2 days. You will be spending time in a peaceful environment enjoying a great camping experience. 

Gorson Bugyal Trek: 
Gorson bugyal trek offers scenic views of the meadows full of green pastures and coniferous forests. Visiting these trekking places in Uttarakhand, you will get a chance to enjoy the calm and nostalgia filled landscape. 

Kartiswami trek: 
Kartiswami trek in Uttarakhand is yet another two day trek that takes the thrill seekers through the dense forests to the ridge. You will get a chance to sight amazing sunrise views and beautiful sunset views from various points of the trekking places in Uttarakhand. 

Deoria Tal Trek: 
Deoria tal is an emerald green lake that offers an enchanting surroundings with panoramic views of the mesmerizing chaukhamba, neelkantha, meru, sumeru, and many other peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. 

Which are the best high altitude treks in Uttarakhand?

Deoria Tal & Chandrashila Trek: Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Trek is not  only known to offer adventure opportunities to the thrill seekers but it is also known to offer fantastic views of the surroundings all around. 

Gangotri glacier trek is a short 4 to 5 day trek that lets you reach the source of Ganga river. This also happens to be a famous pilgrimage site for Hindu followers. 

Valley of Flowers Trek: 
Valley of flowers trek is a 4 to 5 day long trek in Uttarakhand that takes you close to a famous area for wildflowers. If you are planning to be a part of this trek, you should be ready for rains and slippery paths. Starting from Govind ghat you will pass through the village of ghangaria. 

Roopkund Trek: 
Roopkund trek happens to be a 6 day Trek in Uttarakhand That takes you close to the haunted lake of roopkund located about 4450 meters above the sea level. Heading out on this trek, you will start in the dense oak and rhododendron forests and offer pristine views of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti and Badrinath.

Which are some famous summer treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Roopkund trek: This high-altitude lake that stays frozen most of the year, thawing for just a month. With frequent rainstorms and snowstorms, this gives you a break from the scorching sun but is famous for the human skeletons that surround the lake. The trail begins through meadows and climbs to barren to heights, testing your stamina and endurance. This top summer trek is not advisable for first times unless you’re very fit.

2. Harki Dun trek: This top summer trek is perfected with a trip to Jaundhar glacier. It takes you through Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, where flora and fauna thrives during summers. Over here, you’ll be introduced to the marvels of Himalayas and get an opportunity to trek on a mountain glacier.

3. Rupin Pass trek: This top summer trek takes you deep into mountains that involves long days of walking and an ascent to Rupin Pass, so it’s not recommended for beginners. It offers plenty of unusual sights to see : a village that perches dangerously on the edge of a cliff, waterfalls that are frozen in mid flow and the icy rupin river that is as blue as the sky above

4.  DayaraBugyal trek: Considered to be one of the most beautiful summer treks, visitors describe their experience here as nothing short of a fairy tale. Trekking through India’s most beautiful meadows, surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks, it offers you a chance to camp in the scenic locations at every stop. This trek is recommended for everyone i.e. Families with children, nature lovers and adventure lovers alike.

5. ChoptaTungnath and Chandrashila: This summer trek takes you through pine and oak forests, gives you a chance to camp besides the pristine Deoriatal Lake and soak in the meadows of Chopta. While the trek is moderately easy, the real challenge is summiting the Chandrashila Peak. It’s a perfect option for beginners and it’s just the top summit that will test your endurance.

Is it safe to do trekking in Uttarakhand?

Trekking in Uttarakhand is safe unless you’re visiting in Monsoons. Trekking is difficult in heavy rains not just because it’s difficult to move but because most of the area is prone to landslides. It’s highly not advisable for beginners but if you are adamant to undertake a trekking expedition to Uttarakhand, make sure you wear the right clothing, pack all your basics, camp overnight and carry right eatables with you. Avoid places that are prone to natural disasters like cloudbursts, landslides etc.

Can I do Roopkund Trek? What sort of trek is it?

Roopkund trek isn’t an easy trek and you’ll have to face lots of hardships to reach your destination, which is the mystery lake of Uttarakhand called Roopkund. This trek is therefore, a must do for an avid trekker, but if you’re a beginner, you should try some easier trek first. It’s a difficult trek that trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.

What sort of trek is Valley of Flowers? How much it will cost me?

Trek to Valley of Flowers lets you discover the lost path made by Frank Smith in 1931. His book by the same name created a stir among nature lovers, making it one of the most sought after expedition since then. With millions of species of wild flowers, this valley holds many streams that adds on to the natural beauty of the place. It’s a moderate trek. Though the altitude where the valley is situated is very high (3858 m), the enchanting scene is worth it. It’ll cost you INR 9000, which includes an accommodation, veg meals, trekking equipment, necessary permits, and first aid kits, along with the guidance of qualified and experienced trek leaders.

Can I do Nag Tibba trek? What is the difficulty level?

Yes, it’s an ideal weekend trek suited for people looking for a refresher. Moreover, it offers some of the best camping locations. It’s an easy trek and anyone with normal fitness and zero experience can do this.

What is special about Pindari Glacier trek? Is it a difficult trek?

The trail of Pindari glacier is like the full course meal for trekkers. For starters, there are level walks through peaceful forests where birds thrive. Next, you’ll traverse varied mountain ridges, spider-walls and stream crossing. At last, desert comes in the form of Pindari glacier at zero point, whose unearthly beauty leaves ecstatic. No, it isn’t a difficult trekking option. In fact, it’s the most easily accessible glacier in the Kumaon region and is ideal for families including children.

What is Kuari Pass Trek? Is it worth doing it?

It is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. This trek originates in Joshimath, gives you a brief stopover, Devprayag, before it gradually ascends to take you to a height that ends in the mesmerizing view of Nanda Devi Summit. It’s worth trekking in winters to Kuari Pass..

How difficult is Kedarkantha trek? How many days are required to complete it?

Kedarkantha trek is classified as an easy-moderate trek. In fact, anyone above the age of 7, is fit for this trek. Kedarkantha is the best winter trek. It’s a seven day trek.

What is the difficulty level of Chopta-Chandrashila trek?

It’s moderately easy trek. The real challenge is summiting the Chandrashila peak. It’s a perfect option for beginners and it’s just the top summit that will test your endurance. This summer trek takes you through pine and oak forests with rhododendrons blooming all around. Here you’ll get a chance to camp beside the pristine Deoriatal and soak in the mesmerising meadows of Chopta. Once you’re on top, you pay homage to the highest Shiva temple of the world, Tungnath.

What are the essential things to carry for trekking in uttarakhand?

Here are some of the most essential things to carry while trekking in Uttarakhand: 

- Water Bottle:
Hydration during a trekking trip is an absolute must.
Trekking shoes: Shoes with spikes, preferably waterproof for trekking in rain and snow.
Sun protection: Sun caps, sunscreens, long-sleeved tops.
Winter clothes: Woolen layers, boots, gloves, and caps for trekking during the cold season.
Trekking or hiking pole: For steeper routes
Essential Medicine: Crocin, Digine, High altitude sickness tablets 

Which is the most difficult trek in Uttarakhand?

Auden’s Col trekking in Uttarakhand in the Garhwal Region of the Himalayas happens to be one of the most difficult and challenging treks. The trek settles at a height about 5490 meters i.e. 18011.8 feet above the sea level. It connects Jogin I and Gangotri III ranges.

If you wish to attempt this trek, you should prepare yourself accordingly and gear up with all sorts of equipment.

Uttarakhand Trekking Reviews

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Akash Singh
Reviewed: 15 Jul 2022
One of my best and most memorable experience in trek. Awesome crew members along with our comrades. Always supportive at every point. Food was very good too better than expected. Overall 5/5
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Satish Dwived
Reviewed: 04 Jul 2022
It was a mesmerizing trip which everyone should experience because to live in the nature at its best is the most positive vibe you can get. This also challenges your endurance and gives you high spirits once you will complete this trip. The beauty cannot be justified by crayons or any words you just... Read More
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Reviewed: 11 Jul 2022
All in all it was a wonderful experience. Weather was excellent, food was delicious, stay was memorable, trek was easy, moderate and tough all in one. The organising skills were top class, All who were connected to the trek were friendly. A big big thank you to UTT without whome we could not be on t... Read More
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Archit Ratan
Reviewed: 27 Oct 2022
Great experience with Har Ki Dun Trek 
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Rashmi Singh
Reviewed: 11 Jan 2021
Every one has their own story, this story is about me and friends, thought i was able to complete my complete trek, but yet its has a wonderful experience we had, full of joy, the first time being in tent was difficult to deal with, but the nature, its beauty its attractiveness site bound me to fall... Read More
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Reviewed: 18 Oct 2022
Hello, We (6 trekkers) started our Satopant trek from Joshimath on the morning of 7 oct 22 and reached Laxmivan in the evening. It was drizzling there. The guide said we have to consider the weather in the morning and then only we can continue to Chakrathirtha. Because of bad weather we remained in ... Read More

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