10 Best Trekking Places in Uttarakhand

Uttrakhand is known as “devbhoomi” means “land of gods”. This state is located in Northern India crossed by the Himalayas. Uttrakhand is simply heaven for all trek lovers. There are incalculable trek routes through the mountains of Uttrakhand. The whole route is filled with mind refreshing view and adventurous spirit among all the difficulties.

Here is a list of 10 treks in Uttarakhand with suggested routes one must go to quench the thirst of their thrilling heart in Uttrakhand.

1. Kedartal Trek

Route: Delhi i- Dehradun - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Bhojkharak - KedarKharak - Kedartal

Kedartal is also known as lake of Shiva. It is formed by the melting of Kedar glacier and gives rise to tributaries of the Bhagirathi river. The trek is filled with breath-taking views and difficult terrain to follow but also exciting trail. This is why it is one of the most important trekking routes in Uttrakhand. It is surrounded by ThalaySagarBhrigupanth, jogin peaks and other Himalayas peaks. The route also had a diversity of wildlife to be spotted during treks like Blue sheep, Goral, Himalayan black bear and many more.

  • Maximum Altitude: 16,110 feet
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to high
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Best Season: May to June and September to October

2. Chandrashila Trek

Route: Haridwar - Sari - Deoria Tal - Chopta - Tungnath

The Chopta Chandrashila trek is one of the famous and beautiful treks in Uttrakhand. Popularly known as Chopta is hill station famously known as Mini Switzerland of India.As name states, this is surrounded by Chandrashilla mountain peak. This is home to tungnath, the world's highest Shiva temple. The view here when peaks are snow-covered is pure bliss and spiritual.

  • Maximum Altitude: 12,100 feet
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Best Season: April to June and October to December

3. Dodital Lake Trek

Route: Delhi- Dehradun- Uttarkashi- Sangam Chati- Bhebra- Dodital

Dodital lake is an emerald Lake among high mountains with a serene atmosphere and tranquil setting. This lake is said to be possessed with medicinal values and Hindu mythology states that Lord Ganesh was born here.

Around the lake dense deodar trees are standing tall. There is a temple in the corner of the lake of Lord Ganesha.

  • Maximum Altitude: 13,600 feet
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to high
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Best Season: April to June and October to December

4. Dayara Bugyal Trek

Route: Haridwar- Barsu- Barnala- Dayara Bugyal

Situated among snow-peaked mountains, oak forests, clear water, and grassland DayaraBugyal is one the most beautiful trekking route in Uttrakhand. With progressing to the destination there are many small villages with fascinating Himalayan culture falls in the way. This place is wholly surrounded by Alpine pasture lands and natural entity know as Nature's own gardens.

  • Maximum Altitude: 11,978 feet
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Best Season: September to June

5. Valley Of Flowers Trek

Route: Delhi- Rishikesh- Joshimath- Govindghat- Ghangria

A UNESCO Heritage Site, with beautiful and rare flowers, is dream come true for an anthophile. This is located behind Mt. Kamet 3km climb from Ghangria as a beautiful vast open meadow filled with Geranium, Snake Foil, Hooked Stick Seed, Himalayan Rose, Blue Poppy, River Anemone, White Leaf Hog Foot, and Dog Flowers. This beautiful valley has to offer gushing rivers, tall mountains delicate bridges, stone paths, lakes and much more to the beautiful eyes.

  • Maximum Altitude: 14,200 feet
  • Difficulty level: Low to Moderate
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Best Season: July, August, and September

6. Rudranath Trek

Route: Delhi- Rishikesh- Sagar village- Pun Bugyal- PanarBugyal- Rudranath

The sacred temple of Lord Shiva, Rudranath is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is also one of the four places to visit from the PanchKedar pilgrimage. This trekking path is toughest among all to reach. The temple is surrounded by the glorious Himalayan peaks Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Nanda Ghumnti. Trekkers come here for spiritual as well as mesmerizing views.

  • Maximum Altitude: 11,800 feet
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to high
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Best Season: May to October

7. Roopkund Trek

Route: Haldwani- Lohajung- Tolpani- PatarNachauni- Bhagwabasa- Roopkund

Locally known as mysterious lake is a glacial lake in Uttrakhand. This place is mysterious due to thousand of skeleton found at the edge of the lake. The trek is surrounded by Kedarnath, chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti.

  • Maximum Altitude: 15,700 feet
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to high
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Best Season: May to June and September to October

8. Lal Tibba Trek

Route: Delhi- Dehradun- Missouri- LalTibba

This beautiful trek destination is located in Queen of Hills Mussoorie. The place is very popular among trekkers for the scenic beauty of sunset and sunrise from here. There is a military camp beside this. This is one of the most populated and oldest areas in Mussourie.

  • Maximum Altitude: 6850 feet
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to high
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Best Season: March to June

9. Bali Pass Trek

Route: Delhi- Dehradun- Sankri-Tulka- Seema- Dev thatch- Runisara- Bali pass base camp

Connecting Harki Dun with Yamunotri, the Bali pass trek is one of the breath-taking treks. The trail is covered with green alpine and Bandarpoonch, Kalang and Swargarohini peaks give such a panoramic view. As trekkers pass the trail, they get to witness ancient small villages like Iska and Ganga. This also one the most challenging trekking route, but all the trouble are worth going for and rewarding experience is waiting at the end.

  • Maximum Altitude: 16240 feet
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to high
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Best Season: June and September

10. Har Ki Dun Trek

Route: Delhi- Dehradun- Mussoorie- Naugaon- Purola- Mori- Sankri- Tulka

This beautiful trek in the lap of the Garhwal region is everything one trek lover can ask for, a meadow with greenery, surrounded by Himalayas flora and fauna. This is the most beautiful and peaceful trek in Uttarakhand. While walking on the route of this trek, trekkers go through many small hamlets and enjoy the beauty of nature. The picturesque landscape of glacier peaks and pine trees surrounding is serene and exquisite there.

  • Maximum Altitude: 11,500 feet
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Best Season: March-June and September-December.

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