• Harshita Kedia

10 MUST DO TREKS IN UTTARAKHAND FOR A THRILLING EXPERIENCE!

Uttarakhand also referred to as “Devbhumi – Land of Gods” is very popular among travelers. This beautiful Indian state is not only known for the numerous majestic temples it offers. Like other states in North India, Uttarakhand is also a land for trekking enthusiasts. From Long and difficult to short and easy Uttarakhand provides you with various exhilarating treks and hikes.

Here are some of the must-do treks in Uttarakhand:

1. Kedarkantha Trek

2. Har ki Doon Trek

3. Valley of Flowers Trek

4. Kuari PassTrek

5. Rupin Pass Trek

6. Brahmatal Trek

7. Chandrashilla Trek

8. Bali Pass Trek

9. Auden’s Col Trek

10. Kedartal Trek


1.Kedarkantha Trek


Kedarkantha trek is the most popular and beautiful trek in Uttarakhand. The Kedarkantha peak is one of the most famous snow-trekking destinations in India, decorated with a flabbergasting eminence of falling snow and lined with pine trees. During this trek, you will explore the magnificent views of the snow-covered Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lavish scenes, a bunch assortment of vegetation, and frozen lakes.

Maximum Altitude: 12,500 Ft

Distance: 20 Km

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate

The best time for the Kedarkantha trek is from December to April, the peak is covered in thick layers of snow.


2. Har ki Doon Trek


Want to explore the untouched beauty of the Gharwal Himalayas? Har ki Doon trek is just perfect for you. Also known as the hanging valley with a mesmerizing beauty, this trek takes you through the untouched and unexplored regions on the Gharwal Himalayas. The highlights of this trek are the enthralling views of the Swaragarohini peak also known as the mythical stairway to heaven, Kala nag (the black peak), Bandarpooch, and many more. This is an easy trek, ideal for beginners.

Maximum Altitude: 11,675 Ft

Distance: 47 Km

Duration: 6-7 Days

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate

The best time for the Har ki Doon trek is from April to June and September to December. You can enjoy a snow trek from December to April.


3. Valley of Flowers Trek


The trek to Valley of flowers, a UNESCO world heritage site is one of the easiest treks in Uttarakhand. The stunning showcase of around 300 different types of wildflowers, like the blue Primula, saxifrages, dog flower, and many more is a major attraction of this trek. One can also discover an assortment of uncommon and jeopardized animals like Asiatic mountain bears, brown bears, snow panthers, blue sheep, etc. With the setting of the mountains and the picturesque path, you will feel as you have unquestionably arrived in the land of fairies.

Maximum Altitude: 14,200 Ft

Distance: 37 Km

Duration: 4-5 Days

Difficulty level: Easy

The best time for the Valley of flowers trek is during monsoons in June to October.


4. Kuari Pass Trek


The Kuari pass trek is the best trek for beginners. One of the most magnificent adventurous treks that takes you deep into the Gharwal Himalayas with the incredible views of Himalayan peaks. This trek lets you explore the impressive skyline of these majestic mountains from a striking distance. The trek passes through dense oak and rhododendron forests and rich Himalayan Meadows called ‘Bugyals’.

Maximum Altitude: 12,710 Ft (approx.)

Distance: 30 Km

Duration: 5-6 Days

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate

The best time for the Kuari Pass Trek is from December to March, the entire trail is covered in snow.



5. Rupin Pass Trek


Rupin Pass trek is another beautiful trek that takes you through the unexplored regions of the Gharwal Himalayas. This trek is one of its kind, it starts in Uttarakhand and ends in Himachal Pradesh. The Rupin Pass Trek is a difficult one, but the beauty of the place makes it worth it. Throughout the trail, you will witness the enthralling scenery, verdant meadows, snow-capped mountains, and thousands of waterfalls flowing down.

Maximum Altitude: 15,250 Ft (approx.)

Distance: 52 Km

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate-Difficult

The best time for the Rupin Pass Trek is from May to June and September to October.


6. Brahamatal Trek


The Brahamatal trek is a great and challenging winter trek for adventure seekers. Snuggled in the midst of the Himalayas, the Brahamatal trek gives you a chance to witness the picturesque beauty of the snow-capped mountains and valleys. The trail passes through dense forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak. One can also witness the little villages, the rare flora and fauna, and streams flowing.

Maximum Altitude: 12,200 Ft (approx.)

Distance: 24 Km

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

The best time for the Brahamatal Trek is during the winter season i.e., December to February.


7. Chandrashilla Trek


The Chadrashilla Trek is one of the easiest treks in Uttrakhand. It is famous for offering a scenic 360-degree view of the mesmerizing Himalayan ranges. The trek takes you through the lush green meadows, oak and deodar forests, and the holy Tugnath temple. This trek is perfect for adventure-seekers and nature lovers in search of peace.

Maximum Altitude: 12,083 Ft (approx.)

Distance: 5 Km

Duration: 3-4 Days

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate

The best time for the Chandershilla Trek is also during the winter season i.e., December to February.


8. Bali Pass Trek


Want to trek through a different and less traveled path? The Bali pass trek is for you. The trek is a difficult one meant for experienced trekkers. It challenges the trekkers inside and out through definitely evolving landscapes, narrow paths, and long hours of strolling. This trek holds the glorious vibes inside that will give you an extraordinary experience.

Maximum Altitude: 16,200 Ft (approx.)

Distance: 60 Km

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

The best time for the Bali pass Trek is from May to June and September to October. You can go on a snow trek from December to February.


9. Auden’s Col Trek


Auden’s Col trek is one of the most difficult treks in India due to which it is also the least unexplored. It will take you through the risky moraines, narrow cliffs, and stony, twisted, and jittery clears. The path goes through the dense forests, glades dabbed with different types of blossoms, spouting streams, and cuts through various villages. This experience will refresh and inspire you by pushing you off-limits.

Maximum Altitude: 18,000 Ft (approx.)

Distance: 75 Km

Duration: 14-15 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

The best time for the Ayden’s Col Trek is also from May to June and September to October. You can go on a snow trek from December to February.


10.Kedartal Trek


If you are an experienced trekker and willing to go on an uncommon experience. Then Kedartal trek is perfect for you! The trek is a popular but difficult and risky one. The trail passes through lavish green valleys and falling river streams. The way is steep, loaded up with scree, residue, and rocks. The whole Kedartal area can offer you various great and stunning views, allowing you to wait for long.

Maximum Altitude: 15,500 Ft (approx.)

Distance: 37 Km

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate-Difficult

The best time for the Kedartal Trek is also from May to June and September to October. You can go on a snow trek from December to February.


The above-mentioned treks in Uttarakhand will give you a brief look at an assortment of scenes, from the rich knolls, huge green valleys, limitless ice sheets, unpleasant territories, the snow-clad path to humongous mountains. Trekking is an excellent way to escape the monotony of our daily life and get close to Mother Nature. So if you are planning to visit Uttarakhand, do consider trying any one of the treks.


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