List of Best Treks in Uttarakhand that you must try

Uttarakhand often referred to as Dev Bhumi or Land of the Gods, is no less than heaven for all the nature buffs and adventure lovers out there. Uttrakhand is surely one of the most fantastic places in India, which is all covered with ethereal beauty. Situated in the foothill of Himalayan Ranges, Uttarakhand comes with an ample number of opportunities of trekking and camping, and with every new place, there’s something different and interesting present there to gain a whole new experience. Well, now summers are approaching and there could be no better excuse to take a leave from your work and make your way towards the mighty mountains. If you too wish to experience that adrenaline rush, take a look at some of the best treks in Uttarakhand and go on the trek you feel like trying out.

Bali Pass Trek
Let’s get started with the very famous trek to Yamunotri, which is situated there inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and allows you to take a closer look at rich flora and fauna. You need to start your trek from Sankri and continue walking along the Supin River. After this, you need to climb up slowly to the Dhatamir and Osla Village. While walking through the pathway, you’ll come across River Tons and Siyan Gad. Go on and reach Har ki Doon, a cradle shaped valley full of a large variety of flowers, mind-blowing views, and amazing wildlife. Then you need to continue to the Ruinsara Tal that passes through mesmerizing grasslands and conifer forests. Walk slowly and reach the base of Bali Pass. After you cross the path, you’ll go downhill through the pastures and open forests to the Yamunotri shrine. After this, the route will take you to Janak Chatti and Hanuman Chatti. 

Valley of Flowers Trek
To all the shutterbugs and nature buffs out there, here comes your place. Valley of Flowers Trek, a place full of mind-blowing wildflowers and a great variety of fauna is an easy 14km trek that begins from Gangaghat, Joshimath. Once you start your trek, you’ll pass through steep climbs, slight passages, picturesque vistas, and rough terrains along the Lakshman Ganga River. Now, to reach the national park as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you need to walk 3km up from Ghagaria. Forget about every stress, sorrow, and grudges of your life because you’re going to experience the magical creation of nature that will leave you spellbound. You have everything to witness here, from enormous kinds of flowers to beautiful butterflies and birds. Also, if you wish to see the Valley of Flowers at its best make sure you visit during the monsoon season. Winters literally cover everything with the virgin snow and when summers arrive, snow melts and everything is visible in its best form.

Nag Tibba trek 

Nag Tibba Trek is the perfect option for those who are looking for a small vacation and an adventurous trip as well. The trek is located at a height of 3048m and takes you through some really amazing trekking routes that pass through meadows and thick forests. Locals say that their native god Nag Devta used to reside here and they are worshipping him since ages. In order to start the trek, first, reach Pantwari and then proceed to Nag Tibba Temple, which is around 8km in distance. Once you reach the base camp, get involved in the bonfire night and then have some rest. Get up the next morning with the breathtaking views of peaks like Gangotri, Changbang, and Kedarnath. This simple 2-days trek is an ideal option for those looking for something for a perfect weekend getaway.

Rupin Pass Trek
Yet another amazing trek situated at a height of 4,650m that can be a little challenging because of the intensity of the snow out there. The trek goes along the River Rupin and lets you walk through the mesmerizing meadows, deodar forests, beautiful glaciers, waterfalls, snowfields, and amazing rivers. Damn! So much to witness on a single trek. The trek will begin from Dhaula and asks you to continue walking until you reach Sangla in Himachal. While passing through the hamlets you should not miss learning and living the local culture of the place. Also, if you’re wondering what’s the best time to try this Rupin Pass trek, make your way in May-June or September- October and get hypnotized by the stupendous views of Kailash Peak.

Kuari Pass Trek
Last but not least, experience a superb trek that is waiting for you with a lot of surprises. Present in the Gharwal region of Uttarakhand, Kuari Pass trek is the place for all the avid adventurers and mountain lovers. The trek will start from Dhak Village and lets you walk through the narrow track and witness some splendid vistas of Gauri Parvat, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, and Dronagiri. You might hear some people calling the trek’s name as the Curzon Trail that takes you through thick jungles of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo. The reason why doing is trek is a lifetime experience because there’s no other place that can calm down your mind and soul in a better way. And once you make it to the top of Kuari, the place will certainly feel like a heaven for you. 

Gaurav Verma

A passionate Traveler who wants to see the whole world before hanging his boots. Always ready to explore offbeat and hidden spots. MBA + Engineer from Ivy league colleges, Gaurav is much sought after for his choice of lifestyle activities and Brand promotional campaigns.

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