Best Trekking Places in Uttarakhand for Solo and Groups

With more than 130 trekking places in Uttarakhand, the land of gods can also be called as land of treks. Know about all the short, long, solo and group treks here!!

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is home to many famous adventurous places for people who love thrill in their lives. The Himalayas in the state of Uttrakhand not only enhance the overall charm of this beautiful place but offer the travellers to go for different kinds of treks in those beautiful and challenging hills. Often known as the “Land Of Gods”, the place has a lot of temples dedicated to Gods and Goddesses even in the remotest corners of the state.

Another attraction in Uttarakhand is trekking or camping experiences. Uttrkahnad has a lot of treks that can fill your heart with immense joy and adventure. While trekking in uttarakhand you can enjoy the nature, forests and meadows around you and capture some very beautiful moments in between.

The treks here are divided into three categories; easy, moderate and difficult. The two regions of Uttarakhand, Kumaon Himalayas and Garhwal Himalayas hold the most number of treks. You can enjoy the short, long, weekend and Trekking Places in Uttarakhand. Some treks even lead you towards pilgrimage places.

1) Har Ki Dun Trek

The Har ki Dun trek can be started from Govind Pashu Vihar in Garhwal and it pomoses great view of the Swargarohini peak– I, II, III, that was also followed by the Pandavas. The trek comes under the easy to moderate level of difficulty. While going through the trek, you are going to witness beautiful ancient villages, pine trees, dense forests and glacier basins. While Trekking you can witness animal species like the black bears and swamp deer.

Har Ki Dun Trek - Trekking Places in Uttarakhand
  • Maximum Altitude: 11,700 feet
  • Trek Duration: 7-9 days
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Best Time: March to June & September to December
  • Pickup Point: Dehradun/Mussorrie
  • Trekking Distance: 44 kms

2) Kedarkantha Trek

The Kedarkantha trek is one of the most famous and short treks in Uttarakhand for beginners. You can start the trek from a village named Sankri. The trek offers a 360 degree view of the beautiful himalayan mountains from the top. The striking beauty of the pine trees and falling snow in winters, lush green landscapes,  frozen ponds, and various varieties of flora and fauna adds more to its charm. The trek lies in the wetersn garhwal of Uttarkashi district. 

Kedarkantha Trek
 - Trekking Places in Uttarakhand
  • Maximum Altitude: 12,500 feet
  • Trek Duration: 6 days
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Best Time: December to April
  • Pickup Point: Dehradun
  • Trekking Distance: 23 kms

3) Roopkund Trek

The Roopkund Trek has one of the most adventurous hiking trails in Uttarakhand and it is a less visited part of the state. The trek is famous for its Roopkund lake where around 500 skeletons of humans are found around the edge of the lake. Roopkund situated in the Chamoli district of Garhwal is closest to Nainital and Kathgodam. Although the trek has steep climbs and slippery trails, at the end you are going to love the mesmerizing views around.

  • Maximum Altitude: 15,600 feet
  • Trek Duration: 8 days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Best Time: May to June and September to October
  • Pickup Point: Kathgodam
  • Trekking Distance: 53 kms

4) Kalindi khal Trek

If you are an adventure junkie, you are going to love this trek that covers almost half of the garhwal region. The trek starts at Gangotri and ends at one of the most religious places in India, “Badrinath”. While trekking you are going to pass through Bhagirathi River Valley to Alaknanda River Valley and witness the mighty peaks of Himalayas like Vasuki, Bhagirathi, Shivling and Chandra Parvat. The trek is only for skilled people who can climb steep hills, snow trails and walk over glaciers. 

Kalindi khal Trek - Trekking Places in Uttarakhand
  • Maximum Altitude: 19,520 feet
  • Trek Duration: 10 days
  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Best Time: June to September
  • Pickup Point: Dehradun
  • Trekking Distance: 90 kms

5) Rupin Pass Trek

The Rupin Pass Trek is another difficult yet adventurous trek that attracts many adventure sneakers. The trail starts from Dhaula in the Uttarkashi district and ends at Sangla. The trail is very unpredictable, sometimes you have to climb steep hills and suddenly you have easy paths to walk. You start from a green land with warm weather and end in snowy cold mountains at the top. During the trail you are going to witness many waterfalls, glacier valleys, snow bridges and lush forests.

Rupin Pass Trek - Trekking Places in Uttarakhand
  • Maximum Altitude: 15,250 feet
  • Trek Duration: 8 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Best Time: May to June and September to October
  • Pickup Point: Dehradun
  • Trekking Distance:  52 kms

Also read: Why People Worldwide are Fanatic about Sandakphu Trek

6) Bali Pass Trek

Bali pass trek is not very popular but one of the hardest and hidden treks in uttarakhand which only attracts seasonal adventures. The trek connects Yamunotri and Har ki Doon Valley to each other. The trek lies inside the govind wildlife sanctuary and this is why you will witness a large variety of flora and fauna in between your trek. The alpine meadows, rivers, ancient villages and Ruinsara Lakes makes this trek even more memorable and attractive.

  • Maximum Altitude: 16,200
  • Trek Duration: 8-9 days
  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Best Time: May to June and September to October
  • Pickup Point: Dehradun
  • Trekking Distance: 60 kms 

7) Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

The Nanda Devi is the second most biggest peak in India. If you are trekking in kumaon uttarakhand, Nanda Devi Base Camp trek is the most beautiful trek. The trek will take you towards the eastern side of the peak where you can witness the Panchu Glacier. Throughout your trek you are going to see the peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Trishul and Panchachuli peaks along with deodar and oak trees. Initially the trek is easy but gradually it becomes harder as you climb up.

Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
  • Maximum Altitude: 13,123 feet
  • Trek Duration: 9-12 days
  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Best Time: May to June and September to October
  • Pickup Point: Kathgodam
  • Trekking Distance: 110 kms

Best Time for Trekking in Uttarakhand

Adventure seekers come around all over the year for trekking despite the weather conditions. For them the best time is throughout the year, but if you have to choose a suitable time in a year then the summer time will suit everyone the best. During monsoon, most of the treks are dangerous and in the winters due to snow it becomes really hard to climb up the hills and boulders. Treks in Uttarakhand in March continue to be crowded till June. In snowy conditions especially, trekking in Uttarakhand in January is less preferred by people due to heavy snow.

Things to Carry For Trekking

Here is a checklist of things that you need to carry for any sort of trek at any place.

  • Backpack and Raincover
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Water Bottle/ Thermos
  • Some Eatables/ Snacks
  • Medicines and First Aid Kit
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Warm Clothes (At Least 2 pairs of everything)
  • Hiking Pole
  • Camera
  • Led Torch
  • Identity Card With Photocopies

Other Best Trekking Places in India

Trekking Places in Jammu & Kashmir

  • Tarsar Marsar Trek
  • Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • Sonmarg Vishansar Trek
  • Naranag Mahlish Trek
  • Kolahoi Glacier Trek

Trekking Places in Himachal Pradesh

  • Hampta Pass Trek
  • Kheerganga Trek
  • Triund Trek
  • Bhrigu Lake Trek
  • Malana Village Trek

Trekking Places in Maharashtra

  • Bhimashankar Trek
  • Andharban Trek
  • Manikgad
  • Naneghat
  • Takmak Fort

Trekking Places in Tamil Nadu

  • Parvathamalai Mountain
  • Perumal Peak
  • Kolli Hills
  • Yercaud Hills
  • TopSlip

Trekking Places in Arunachal Pradesh

  • The Thembang Trek
  • Sela Pass Trek
  • Ani Gompa Trek
  • The Gorichen Base Camp Trek
  • The Mechuka Trek

Frequently Asked Questions about Trekking Places in Uttarakhand

Q1: How many treks are there in Uttarakhand?

There are 130 different treks in Uttarakhand.

Q2: Which is the most difficult trek in Uttarakhand?

KalindiKhal Pass Trek is considered as the most difficult trek in Uttarakhand.

Q3: How long is the Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha Trek covers a distance of 23 kms.