Top 10 Treks in Uttarakhand


Rupin Pass Trek
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Uttarakhand is the first name that comes to mind when it comes to finding the best adventurous trek places all over India. The trekking routes in Garhwal and Kumaon (Uttarakhand) are established as easy, moderate and energy-boosting sections. The treks of Uttaranchal are capable of entertaining both beginners and professional trekkers as well. People from around the world visit Uttarakhand to do trekking and explore the hidden gems of Uttarakhand and walk on the less-traveled paths. The state is also known to have the second tallest mountain in India – the Nanda Devi. Needless to say, there are thriving trekking routes in Uttarakhand. 

Rupin Pass Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 15,250 feet
  • Trek Duration: 8 days
  • Suitable Season: Summer months of May-June and the Post-Monsoon months of September-October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

Skyscraping waterfalls, elusive views of neighboring peaks, and many more meadows that Rupin Pass is significant. On the way, there are a lot of beautiful villages such as Jakha that serve as ideal resting stops. 

Kedarkantha Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 12,500 feet
  • Trek Duration: 5 days
  • Best Season: December-April
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Kedarkantha Trek certainly makes it worth watching. Starting from the village Sankri in Uttarakhand and by the time you reach the Kedarkantha peak, you will feel as if you’ve touched the sky all above high! 

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Bali Pass Trek

  • Height Above Sea Level: 16,250 feet
  • Trek Duration: 9 Days
  • Perfect Season: During the summer months of May and June and the Post Monsoon months of September and October
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult

The Bali Pass Trek is meant for seasoned trekkers only due to its challenging and difficult terrain. This trek route falls inside the famous Govind Wildlife Sanctuary so expect to see a lot of far-out flora and fauna.

Auden’s Col Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 18,020 feet
  • Expedition Duration: 16 days
  • Suitable Season: Summer and Post Monsoon (May and October)
  • Difficulty Level: Very Difficult

It is one of the difficult trek routes in Uttarakhand. The trek starts from Gangotri. After coming towards Nala Camp, you’ll come across pine and cane woodlands. From Nala Camp, the route will take you to the Rudra Gaira Base Camp – an ideal place to catch outstanding eye-catching looks of snow-laden Himalayan peaks. 

Har ki Dun Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 11,500 feet
  • Trek Duration: 7 days
  • Perfect Season: Spring months of March-June and Post Monsoon months of September-December
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

During the Har Ki Dun trek, trekkers will get to witness the beautiful Tons River valley that is enclosed by the highlands and dense woodlands. The trails there have sufficient snow in the months of December and April, making them perfect for snow lovers.  

Satopanth Lake Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 14,600 feet
  • Trek Duration: 8 Days
  • Best Season: June, September, and October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

Satopanth lake trek takes you to Satopanth Tal, an amazing chilly lake whose beauty is labored by the soaring snow-garbed foothills like Neelkanth, Satopanth, etc. The reflections of these amazing mountains on the crystal-clear glacial lake are truly a view to behold! 

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Valley of Flowers Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 14,200 feet
  • Trek Duration: 4-5 days
  • Best Season: Monsoon months of June-October
  • Difficulty Level: Very Easy

The trek to the Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is the easiest trek in Uttarakhand and trekkers can attempt to trek this route without the help of local trekking agencies.  Trekkers must expect ample rain and prepare in due course. Rest assured, the elegance of the wildflowers will make up for all the hardships!

Brahmatal Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 12,500 feet
  • Trek Duration: 10-14 days
  • Best Season: December to February
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Brahmatal trek is one of the elite winter treks in the Himalayas. Heaven for snow addicts, the unmatched views of the Himalayan ranges should be your number one reason to go on this trek. The trail of this trek is completely covered in snow and is a paradise for snow lovers.  

 Kalindi Khal Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 19,520 feet
  • Expedition Duration: 15 days
  • Best Season: June and September
  • Difficulty Level: Very Difficult

Kalindi Khal Pass Trek is the most challenging trek route in the Garhwal Himalayas. Trekkers are supposed to cover a distance of almost 100 km. The Kalindi Khal Trek is beyond any doubt difficult and since some basic mountaineering skills are required to achieve this trek, it is recommended for experienced trekkers only.  Cheap airline services:- cruxair.com


Anvesha Jain

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