7 best treks in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a northern state crossed by the Himalayas, which is one of the best trekking and hill station destinations in India. Uttarakhand is a symbol of natural beauty itself. The serene natural beauty and tranquility that you will get while roaming around the mountains there are inexplicable. Uttarakhand is also known as the center of Hindu pilgrimage sites.

Trek means a long journey on foot that people nowadays pursue to rejuvenate themselves from all the chaos and stress in their bustling lifestyle.

Through the means of the trek, one can take time to introspect their lives along with self-introspection simultaneously gaining some adventurous lifetime memories.

Uttarakhand is one of the best places when it comes to trekking. There are numerous places to trek along. The Best seven places among them all are:-

Kuari pass trek

Kuari pass trek situated at 12516 feet altitude, offers mesmerizing aesthetic scenery that will leave an imprint on your mind.

At the top, you can capture a breathtaking view of India’s second-highest peak- the Nanda Devi mountain range and 3rd highest peak Kamet.

The constant change in landscape makes it different from other Himalayan treks. Other prominent Himalayan peaks gracing the trekking site are Mt. Neelkanth, Mt. Dronagiri, Mt. Hathi Ghoda, Lampak I & II, etc.  Spanning over 6 days, this trek is of easy to moderate grade so beginners can also go for this trek. The journey begins from Rishikesh to Joshimath, throughout the journey you get to witness the most beautiful scenery. The Kuari Pass trek get downs from Dhak village which is 12 km above Joshimath. 

The splendid view will leave you mesmerized and  speechless, this site will rejuvenate your heart and soul for sure

Kedarkantha trek

Positioned at 12,500 altitudes, the Kedarkantha trek is considered one of the best winter treks in India. Kedarkantha is a mighty Himalayan peak situated at Govind wildlife sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, evaluated at approximately 3812 meters above sea level.

The trek begins from a village named sankri, following the dense oak forests and Rhododendron, the iced Lake.

It is finally a hike to snowy and chilly conditions to the final trek destination.

At the site the most prominent peaks of Bandarpoonch, Kalang, Swargarohini, etc.

These are visible, providing a mesmerizing view of serene natural beauty.

Valley of flowers

The region is rich in both flora and fauna, giving a breathtaking view throughout the journey. Situated at 3658 meters under a valley in Chamoli district.

it is spread throughout the area of 87.50 square km site is surely a treat to the eyes of nature lovers. The various waterfalls, silver y glaciers, and thickets that are visible throughout the journey represent the natural beauty. This valley is home to many varieties of flowers such as Brahmakaml, the blue poppy, cobra lily etc. The beauty of this site will leave the trekkers astonished.

Kedartal trek

Kedartal popularly known as ‘Shia’s Lake ‘is one of the highest and most beautiful lakes in Uttarakhand. This immaculate glacial lake is at an elevation of 4,912 meters above sea level in the Uttarkashi district. Kedar Tal lake is formed by the melting of the Kedar glacier, thereby giving birth to the Kedar Ganga River.

This is an important tributary of the Bhagirathi River and serves as a significant spiritual site.

The somewhat challenging trek serves the view of majestic snow-clad peaks, lush green-clad forests, cascading rivers, and many waterfalls, Kedartal holds crystal clear water, which increases its scenic beauty.


Best suited for trekking in the months ago of September and October, the Chopta is a picturesque hamlet that is still unexplored by many travelers, and is also known as “Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand ”. The site is magnificently garnered amongst velvety meadows. It offers an undisturbed and breathtaking view of prominent peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba peaks.

Chopra is rich in varied flora and fauna and this hushed abode is enclosed by the dwindling pines, deodars, rhododendrons, and other conifers confined in this region.

This is the best place for solitude seekers and nature lovers, this place will surely provide much-needed tranquility.

Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal is considered as perfect for beginners due to the easy trek with the most magnificent aesthetic scenery. it is rich with dense forests, open land, and vast meadows.

The trek begins at Basru hamlet and then treks down via Raithal to see the scenic beauty of both the routes of Dayara.

Har ki dun

Situated in the heart of Govind Vallabh pant national park, at an altitude of 3566 mts the Har ki dun trek is one of the most beautiful among all. 

It provides a spectacular view of valleys in the far-off end of the Garhwal Himalayas. And it shows the unprecedented view of mesmerizing natural beauty.

This snow-covered valley provides jaw-dropping views of prominent Himalayan peaks such as Swargarohini, Kala nag (black peak), Bandarpoonch, etc. The scenic beauty from atop will surely leave you speechless.


Treks are like once-in-a-lifetime experiences. And if the destination is Uttarakhand, the trek can be adventurous, exciting, and filled with the most bewitching locations. The locations can catch you off guard due to their splendid beauty.

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