Weekend Treks in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Weekend Treks Packages

Duration Price
Gorson Bugyal Trek with Camping Book-1 days
INR 2,559
Binsar Trek Uttarakhand1 day
INR 3,933

Nag Tibba Trek, Chopta Trek, Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath, Dayara Bugyal Trek, Gurson Bugyal Trek, Deoria Tal Trek, Rudranath Trek, Binsar Trek, Kartik Swami Trek, Tara Kund Lake Trek

The weekend trek tours in Uttarakhand offered by Thrillophilia can be your perfect gateway to explore the Himalayas' serene beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Having options like the Nag Tibba trek and the Chandrashila trek with Chopta Tunganath, you can admire the lush greenery along with snow-capped peaks. Whether you are a beginner or have considerable experience, these treks provide an ideal mix of ease and challenge. These treks offer trails through vibrant meadows, dense forests, and quaint villages. The Dayara Bugyal Trek unfolds the vast, rolling grasslands, while the Gurson Bugyal Trek showcases stunning views of Nanda Devi and Dronagiri peaks.

As you look for weekend treks in Uttarakhand, you can consider our Deoria Tal Trek for witnessing its crystal-clear lake and the panoramic view of the Chaukhamba peaks. For those seeking solitude, the Rudranath Trek provides a spiritual journey amidst the wilderness. The less-trodden paths of Binsar and Kartik Swami treks offer a closer look at the rich flora and fauna of the region. Lastly, the Tara Kund Lake Trek invites adventurers to discover its tranquil waters, set against majestic mountains.

Thrillophilia’s Uttarakhand weekend treks are not just about the trails, but also about the stories and legends that each path narrates. From the sacred significance of Tungnath to the historical essence of Binsar, these treks are a blend of adventure, culture, and spirituality. Whether you seek thrilling heights or tranquil retreats, our expert-guided weekend treks promise memorable experiences amidst nature's finest landscapes.

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What is the best time for trekking in Uttarakhand?

The best time for trekking in Uttarakhand depends on your preferences, with each season offering unique experiences. The period from April to June is for summer treks, offering pleasant weather and blooming flora. Post-monsoon months of September to November are also ideal, presenting clear skies and excellent visibility of the Himalayan ranges. These periods ensure the best trekking conditions, showcasing Uttarakhand's natural beauty at its peak. Some treks in Uttarakhand are also best when done in the winter and spring or autumn seasons. Winter treks are blessed with enchanting snowfalls that are best enjoyed between October and February. Spring and autumn treks are suitable for viewing the colourful canvas of Uttarakhand with various flowers and trees dotting the scenery.

What are the best short treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Nag Tibba Trek: Nag Tibba Trek offers a quick escape into the Himalayas, ideal for a weekend getaway. This trek is quite easy for everyone, starting and ending at the Pantwari Village. It is a relatively easy climb in the Garhwal mountains, rewarding the trekkers with splendid views of Bandarpunch and the Gangotri group of peaks.
2. Chopta Chandrashila Trek: This is among the top weekend trek tours in Uttarakhand and is famous for its sunrise views from the Chandrashila summit. Having a moderate difficulty level, this trek starts from the Kund Camp and Sari Village, going on different routes. This trek in Rudraprayag passes through the world's highest Shiva temple at Tungnath, blending spiritual journey with natural beauty.
3. Tara Kund Lake Trek: The Tara Kund Lake Trek, nestled in the Uttarkashi district, is a beautiful and secluded trail. This moderate-to-difficult trek starts and ends at the Dhankoli Village in Uttarkashi. Its quaint trail takes you to a serene high-altitude lake, surrounded by meadows and dense woods. 
4. Bhadraj Hill Trek: Starting from Clouds End and ending at the Dudhli Village, the Bhadraj Hill trek is an easy-to-moderate trek. It takes you to the Bhadraj Hill in Mussoorie and offers panoramic views of the Doon Valley, Chaukhamba, and Bandarpunch peaks. It is also popular for offering captivating sunsets that paint the sky in hues of orange and purple.
5. Kugina Pass Trek: Kugina Pass Trek is a difficult trek, starting at Lohajung in Chamoli and ending at the pass, making it perfect for adventurers looking to explore untouched trails. This trek takes you to some of the remote regions of the Uttarkashi district. It is a journey through vast valleys and high mountain passes, providing a remarkable experience.

What is the difficulty level of the Nag Tibba Trek?

The Nag Tibba Trek is among the most popular Uttarakhand weekend treks and has an easy to moderate difficulty level. It begins in the village of Pantwari, located in the Garhwal district, and is split into two segments. The trek to the Nag Tibba base camp marks the first segment, featuring a gentle ascent across forgiving terrain. The journey from the base camp to Nag Tibba's summit constitutes the second segment, characterised by a trail of gradual steepness.

What are the things to carry on the weekend trek?

For weekend treks in Uttarakhand, ensure to pack the following essentials:
1. Backpack (20-30 litres) with rain cover.
2. Water bottles (at least 2 litres).
3. High-energy snacks (nuts, energy bars).
4. First-aid kit with personal medication.
5. Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries.
6. Layered clothing for varying temperatures.
7. Raincoat or poncho for unpredictable weather.
8. Comfortable trekking shoes and trekking poles.
9. Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen SPF 40+)
10. Personal toiletries and sanitation supplies.
11. Map and compass or GPS (optional for guided treks).
12. Camera or smartphone for capturing moments (optional).

How to prepare ourselves for the weekend treks in Uttarakhand?

To prepare for weekend treks tours in Uttarakhand, start with cardiovascular exercises like jogging, cycling, or swimming to build stamina. Incorporate strength training for legs and core to manage uneven terrains. Practice hiking with a loaded backpack to familiarise your body. Finally, research about the trek route and weather conditions to pack accordingly.

Can I complete the Chopta trek in one day?

Yes, you can complete the Chopta trek in one day, making it a perfect choice for weekend treks in Uttarakhand. The trek to Tunganath and Chandrashila Peak is relatively short, walking a distance of 4 kilometres one way, which can be covered in about 2-2.5 hours. The trail is straightforward and lined with shacks for refreshments, set against the backdrop of breathtaking views of Mt.Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Chaukhamba peaks.

Which is the toughest trek in Uttarakhand?

The Auden's Col trek is considered the toughest trek in Uttarakhand, requiring strong mountaineering skills due to its challenging terrain. At 5490 metres (18,102 ft), it involves navigating through high ridges, deep snow, large crevasses, and steep slopes. Named after explorer John Bicknell Auden, who first crossed it in 1939, this high-altitude trek offers stunning views of the  Himalayas. Spanning for about 14-15 days, it demands thorough preparation and specialised equipment, making it a true test for adventurers.

What are the best summer treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Har ki Dun Trek: Located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Har ki Dun Trek is a classic trail that takes you through ancient villages and lush valleys. This trek is a perfect Uttarakhand weekend trek to undertake during the summers, offering an adventurous experience amidst stunning landscapes.
2. Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek: The Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek, situated in the Kumaon region, leads adventurers to the base of India's second-highest peak. This trek is renowned for providing spectacular views of the Nanda Devi, and for challenging terrains that make it an exhilarating summer trek.
3. Kuari Pass Trek: The Kuari Pass Trek, nestled in the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas, is famous for offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. An ideal choice for weekend trek tours in Uttarakhand, this 33-kilometre-long trail runs through ancient forests, offering stunning views of Mt. Nanda Devi. 
4. Dayara Bugyal Trek: Located in the Uttarkashi district, the Dayara Bugyal Trek is one of Uttarakhand's most beautiful treks. Suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers, this journey offers spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, Gangotri and Black Peak.

Which are the best winter treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Nag Tibba Trek: A famous choice for weekend treks in Uttarakhand during winter, this trek offers amazing views of the snow-capped Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Srikantha, and Gangotri. Starting from the village of Pantwari and taking you to the summit of Nag Tibba, this trek goes through thick deodar forests, offering a scenic experience.
2. Brahmatal Trek: The Brahmatal Trek, located in the Garhwal region, is renowned for its snowy landscapes and the mesmerising views of the Himalayan ranges in winters. During this 6-day trek, you can also witness clear views of the Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, and Chaukhamba peaks. 
3. Auli Trek: Auli, known as the skiing capital of India, also offers beautiful trekking opportunities in winter. The Auli Trek allows trekkers to explore the snow-laden meadows and enjoy splendid views of Nanda Devi and other peaks.
4. Chopta Tungnath Trek: The Chopta Tungnath Trek, leading to the highest Shiva temple in the world, is a divine journey during winter. Blanketed in snow, the trek through Chopta offers a magical landscape with unparalleled views of the Himalayan giants. Located in the Rudraprayag district, it is a must-visit for spiritual and adventure seekers alike during the colder months.

What are the best snow treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Kedarkantha Trek: Located in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, the snow trek to Kedarkantha summit is a popular option for weekend trek tours in Uttarakhand. Upon reaching the summit, you can enjoy scenic 360-degree views of some well-known Himalayan peaks like the Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, and Gangotri and Yamunotri peaks. 
2. Chopta Chandrashila Trek: The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is another popular snow trek in Uttarakhand. It starts from Chopta Valley in Rudraprayag, passes by Tunganath, and ends at the Chandrashila summit. Typically completed in 4 to 5 days, the trek also offers stunning panoramic views of the Nanda Devi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch, and Chaukhamba peaks.
3. Auli Trek: Auli, nestled in the Chamoli district, is famous for skiing and its scenic trekking routes in winter. The Auli Trek offers a unique blend of adventure sports like snowboarding and trekking. You can also enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped Mt. Nanda Devi on the trek.
4. Deoriatal Trek: Situated in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, the Deoriatal Trek is famed for offering stunning views of the majestic Chaukhamba Peak. Starting from the Sari Village, the trek takes you to Deoriatal through dense forests and villages, passing waterfalls on the way.

Uttarakhand Weekend Treks Reviews

Minakshi Devar
Reviewed: 15 Feb 2020
Going on the trek in Auli was the best decision we made. The trek offers a completely different view of the Auli and we just loved camping there.
Ashlesh Khanna
Reviewed: 16 Feb 2020
Our friend went through this trek last year and suggested we go to Thrillophilia. The trek went really amazing and we had seen the best of the mountain views and a great amount of snow during the trek. It was the best way to welcome the New Year. Thanks, Thrillophilia for a wonderful trekking experi... Read More

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