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7 Best Trekking Trails In Uttarakhand

Sahil Singh
Written by Sahil Singh

Proudly known as ‘Devbhoomi’ means ‘the land of Gods’, Uttarakhand is blessed with diverse topography and adventure avenues. Situated amidst majestic Himalayas, this North Indian state is popular among nature lovers and thrill seekers. There are innumerable trekking routes in Uttarakhand that are just perfect for a beginner. The rugged trails adorned with stunning vistas and surreal environment offers and ultimate experience.

So, if you are amongst those travel enthusiasts who are still waiting for their chance to set foot on these exciting trekking trails, then your search ends here.

Here’re 7 best trekking destinations in Uttarakhand for all the first-timers.

  • Kuari Pass – One of the suitable trek in Uttarakhand for beginners, Kuari Pass. Located in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, the trail passes through bamboo, conifer and oak trees. This trekking destination offers a panoramic view of snow-clad Himalayan peaks. Trek to Kuari Pass starts from Dhak village and an ideal option if you are looking for peaceful ambiance and virgin meadows.

Altitude: 13,990 feet

Best time to visit: April-June, September-November

  • Nag Tibba – Nag Tibba also called ‘mountain of the serpent’, offers a wonderful experience for Himalayan lovers. As per the locals, this place is believed to be the abode of Nag Devta. The sunrises and sunsets seen from Nag Tibba are truly breathtaking and blissful. The trail begins at Pantwari village and a perfect trekking option in Uttarakhand for beginners.

Nagtibba Trek - JustWravel

Altitude: 9,998 feet

Best time to visit: All time (except during monsoon)

  • Deoria Tal – Starting from Sari village, trek to Deoria Tal is rapidly gaining popularity amongst adventure enthusiasts. Adorned with breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, Deoria lake provides utmost serenity thus best place for overnight camping. The impressive view of Chaukhamba Peak and lush greenery all around will your stress. Choose this trekking trail in Uttarakhand ideal for beginners.

Altitude: 7,841 feet

Best time to visit: All time (except December-April)

  • Har Ki Dun – Har Ki Dun is one of the extremely beautiful and thrilling trek in Himalayas. The valley is known for its rich flora and fauna and provides a stunning landscape of snow-clad peaks like Swargarohini, Har Ki Dun, Bandarpunch and Black Peaks. This trekking trail will give you all kind of experience like hiking through dense forests to climbing rugged terrain and glacial basins. Har Ki Dun is an ideal trek in Uttarakhand for beginners and finds an important place in the epic Mahabharata.

Altitude: 11,697 feet

Best time to visit: March-June, September-November

  • Dayara Bugyal – Beginning from the holy town of Uttarkashi, Dayara Bugyal is considered one of the highest lush green meadow in this world. The adventurous trekking trail pases through flowery meadows and lofty oak trees with captivating vistas of mighty Himalayan peaks. Head out towards this unmatchable experience at Dayara Bugyal. Choose this trekking trail in Uttarakhand as a beginner.

Altitude: 12,500 feet

Best time to visit: May-June, September-October

  • Chopta & Chandrashila – Trek to Chopta and Chandrashila is one of the popular trek in Garhwal Himalayas which takes you across lush meadows, beautiful forests of deodar & oak and red rhododendrons. The panoramic view you get from Chandrashila summit cannot be described in words. Enroute Chandrashila do visit the oldest and highest temple of Lord Shiva called Tungnath. Trek to Chopta in Uttarakhand can be done easily by a beginner.

Altitude: 12,083 feet

Best time to visit: All time (except during monsoon)

  • Valley Of Flowers – Located in Govindghat region, Valley of Flowers is truly a heaven in the lap of nature. The blue sky against lush greenery and blooming flowers, it is a sight to behold. Experience the magic of nature and do not forget to capture the beauty in its most glorious state. Situated at high altitude, Valley of Flowers is marked as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This National park is the home to numerous rare and endangered species like snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, red fox and blue sheep. Do not forget to visit the holy shrine of Hemkund Sahib.

Valley of Flower- JustWravel

Altitude: 12,654 feet

Best time to visit: June-October


So choose your first mountain expedition, put on your trekking shoes and head out on your exploration of the mighty Himalayas!

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Contributed by : Sahil Singh

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    Sahil Singh

    Sahil Singh

    An avid travel blogger, community trip leader, public speaker and voluntarily associated with environmental causes for Responsible Tourism.

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