Looking For An Adrenaline Rush! Here Are 10 Best Treks In Uttarakhand

10 Best Treks in Uttarakhand Every Trekker needs to have on their Wish List

Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful states in India. Apart from spending the summer vacations in the lap of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is the top location which the adventure enthusiasts seek for satisfying their lust of adventures.

The place for seeking tranquility and enjoying the extreme treks is what completes the state of Uttarakhand. The state is also called as the ‘Land of the Gods and seeing its beauty, we cannot agree less.

If you are also someone who is looking to try out some adventure sports or treks in Uttarakhand then you would be happy with this blog post. Here are the 10 best treks in Uttarakhand which every trek lover must go on trekking to.

  • The Gangotri Glacier Trek

To start with here is one of the most famous trekking spots of Uttarakhand. The Gangotri glacier is the source of Ganges river and also it is the largest ranges in the Himalayas. It is also commonly called as Gaumukh Tapovan.

Nearly 4 to 5 days are enough to complete the trek. The place is gorgeous and one will come across lots of gorgeous trails, peaks, meadows, and a variety of flora and fauna while trekking here. The trekkers would be crossing the Gaumukh glacier which is an amazing sight. The altitude of the trek is 4463 metres.

Difficulty Level – Difficult

Season – Wintersthe-gangotri-glacier-trek

  •  Har Ki Dun Trek

One of the best trekking spots in Uttarakhand is Har ki Dun trek. You would be missing out on a lot of fun if you ignore the Har Ki Dun trek. You can view the most spectacular landscapes of the Himalayas while being on this trek.

The place is situated at a height of 3566 metres in the western Ganges. Har ki Doon is also famous by the name of Hanging Valley of Gods which is a cradle shaped valley. The trek is famous for dense forest and sparkling peaks. You cannot return from the place without clicking pictures.

Difficulty Level – Easy to Moderate

Best Season – Monsoons and wintershar-ki-dun-trek

  • Valley of Flowers

One of the most beautiful places on earth is the valley of flowers. There is a variety of flora and fauna here which is super soothing for the soul. The place has sharp climbs, craggy terrains, vigorous landscapes, and slim passages.

The place is situated at a higher altitude of 3858 metres and hence the mountains are always snow-capped. The trekkers would need 6 to 7 days to complete the entire trek. The Valley of Flowers is declared as the World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Difficulty level – Easy

Best Season – Monsoonvalley-of-flowers

  •  Nag Tibba Trek

Mountain of the serpent is what Nag Tibba means which is located in the lower Himalayan ranges. The trek is famous for the mesmerising views of the sunrise and sunset along with the views of Gangotri peak, Changbang peak, Bandarpoonch peak, and even the Kedarth peak.

Completing the trek before the sunset is really crucial for the trekkers otherwise they would be encountering bears at the night which could be risky. The altitude of the place is 3048 metres. It would take 6 days to complete the trek.

Difficulty level – Easy

Beat Season – Every month except July and Augustnag-tibba-trek.

  •  Rubin Pass Trek

If you are someone who would love to trek in beautiful places then Rubin pass trek is the one for you. Located at an altitude of 4650 metres.,it unfolds a number of beautiful sites with picturesque landscapes.

The trek is beside the river Rubin and the trail of the trek is rocky, has icy slopes, snow-capped mountains, wooden bridges, glaciers, gushing rivers, Deodar forest, and pretty meadows.

Because of the intensity of the snow, the difficulty level of the trek increases to tough from easy. Around 8 days will be sufficient for this trek. 4650 metres is the height/altitude of the trek.

Difficulty level – Moderate

Best Season – Monsoons and wintersrubin-pass-trek

  •  Nanda Devi Trek

Located at an altitude of  4150 meters, Nanda Devi trek is one of the difficult treks in Uttarakhand, especially for the beginners. While trekking to this place, you will be embracing the sights of 12 peaks at once.

This trek is extremely beautiful in his own majestic way and hence it is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. Along with its floral beauty, the exotic animal species like Serow, Brown Bear, Bharal and  Himalayan Thar. Since the trek is a challenging one, it would take at least 10 days to complete it.

Difficulty level – Moderate to Challenging

Best Season – Summers and Monsoons


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  •  Roopkund Trek

The Roopkund trek is beside the Roopkund lake which is also called as the Skeleton lake because the lake is surrounded by human skeletons and bones. The snow clad mountains and the leafy grasslands are the beauty of the place.

The trekkers can view the sights of the mountains like Nanda Ghunti, Badrinath peaks and the Trishul peaks. The altitude of the place is 4463 metres. The glacier lake is a beautiful one. Haunted stories keep the rounds on this trek. Six to seven days are enough for this haunted yet exotic trek.

Difficulty Level-Moderate

Best Season – Summers till the winters before Spring.roopkund-trek

Like most of the other treks of Uttarakhand, this one is also famous for its beauty. It situated at an altitude of 4090 meters.This place is also called as mini Switzerland because of the snowfall in the region. The snow-capped mountains are the beauty of the place.

This place is a part of they Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary hence the trek is covered with evergreen forests and meadows. Usually, 7 to 8 days are worth spending while being on this trek.

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Best Season – Summers to Winters


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  • Kedartal Trek

Another one of the challenging treks of the Himalayas is the Kedartal trek. The beginning point of the trek is from the Gangotri. Then the trek commences through Kedarnath and Bhij Kharak.

The altitude of this trek is 4912 metres. Apart from the views of the breathtaking peaks, the trekkers would see the Gorai, Himalayan Black bear and rare animals like haral or the blue sheep.

Difficulty Level – Challenging

Best Season – Summers to Winters


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  •  Pindari Glacier

If you are someone who loves glaciers then you will be happy to visit this one because it is easily accessible of all the glaciers. And believe me when I say that the view of the glacier is amazing from here.

It would take seven days in all to complete the trek but there won’t be a single day when you will be bored. The view of the Nanda Devi peak, Trishul and Nanda Kot are some of the tallest peaks of the Himalayas from this region.

Difficulty Level – Easy to Moderate

Best Season – Summers and Monsoonspindari-glacier

I know if you are a trekking enthusiast then you must have already felt the adrenaline rush to try trekking in these best treks in Uttarakhand. There were more options of gorgeous treks in Uttarakhand, but these were our top ten picks of the best treks in Uttarakhand.

Let us know which one of these treks in Uttarakhand are you trying next time? Do check out our some of the best service providers who would give you the best trekking experience in the state.

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