Uttarakhand’s Top Treks

har ki dun trek

Kedartal Trek

  • Maximum Altitude:16,110 feet
  • Trek Duration:7 days
  • Best Season: During the months of May-June and September-October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

Located in the Gangotri area of the Garhwal Himalayas, this trek in Uttarakhand is ideal for mountain aficionados as it offers remarkable views of the Great Himalayan ranges such as the Jogin peaks, the Bhrigunath peak and the Thalayasagar peak. Surrounded with alluring beauty on all sides this place is a blessing in disguise and will make you fall in love with the place. This high altitude glacial lake is the hidden gem of Uttarakhand. Amongst the snow-shielded peaks and landscape, the explorers can also get a sight of several mountain wildlife species such as the Blue Sheep, Goral, and the famous Himalayan Black Bear on Kedartal Trek.


 Rupin Pass Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 15,250 feet
  • Trek Duration: 8 days
  • Best Season: During the summer months of May-June and the Post-Monsoon months of September-October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

Lofty waterfalls, illusory views of neighboring peaks, and exotic flower-laden pastures guarantee that Rupin Pass is unforgettable. The trek starts from the minute township of Dhaula and over the course of 7 days, trekkers have to climb almost 10,000 feet to get to Rupin Pass, thus crossing over from Uttarakhand to Himachal. On the way, there are several beautiful villages such as Jakha that serve as ideal resting stops.  An amazing place with inviting wind that will place you in your wonderland and make your eyes go swirl because of its unending beauty.


Bali Pass Trek

  • Height Above Sea Level: 16,250 feet
  • Trek Duration: 9 Days
  • Best Season: During the summer months of May–June and the Post Monsoon months of September-October
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult

The Bali Pass Trek is meant for seasoned trekkers only due to its challenging terrain. This trek route falls inside the famous Govind Wildlife Sanctuary so expect to see a lot of exotic flora and fauna. As you walk across the beautiful rivers of Tons and Siyan Gad through conifer woodlands, eventually reaching the magical lake of Ruinsara Tal, you are gifted with unparalleled views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini Peaks. Woodlands, wildlife sanctuary and gorgeous water bodies, what else can a person desire, it’s a perfect location!!


 Auden’s Col Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 18,020 feet
  • Expedition Duration: 16 days
  • Best Season: Summer and Post Monsoon (May and October)
  • Difficulty Level: Very Difficult

Auden’s Col is one of the hardest trek routes in Uttarakhand. The trek commences from Gangotri. As you trek towards Nala Camp, you’ll come across pine and cane woodlands. From Nala Camp, the route will take you to the Rudra Gaira Base Camp – an ideal place to catch extraordinary glimpses of snow-laden Himalayan peaks. Connecting the peaks of Jogin I and Gangotri III and also the glaciers of Khatling and Jogin I, this trek takes you through endless glaciers, moraines, narrow cliffs, and snow ridges, thus demanding extremely high fitness. 


 Har Ki Dun Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 11,500 feet
  • Trek Duration: 7 days
  • Best Season: Spring months of March-June and Post Monsoon months of September-December
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

This is one of the easiest to accomplish treks in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas.

During Har Ki Dun trek, explorers will get to witness the beautiful Tons River valley that is encircled by the highlands and dense woodlands. The pre-Monsoon spring months are ideal for bird watchers and the post-monsoon season is recommended for flora lovers as they blossom in these months. The trail has enough snow in the months of December and April, making it perfect for snow lovers. Steeped in mythology, this trek is sublime. Its a week long trek, but indeed that one week will be laden with surprises and with every inch you move forward it will keep surprising you.


Satopanth Lake Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 14,600 feet
  • Trek Duration: 8 Days
  • Best Season: June, September, and October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

Satopanth lake trek will take you to Satopanth Tal, an amazing glacial lake whose beauty is heightened by the soaring snow-garbed foothills like Neelkanth, Satopanth (23,206 ft), Chaukhamba I and Balakun. The reflections of these amazing mountains on the crystal-clear glacial lake are truly a sight to behold!

The Holy trio, Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh are believed to have meditated at the three corners of the Satopanth Lake. The trek to Satopanth Lake is a spiritual journey as well. This isolated trek is a must do for those who love challenges as very as serene nature. An adorable location and it will keep inviting you every time you think of the time you had visited. The place is a perfect getaway from the city blues.


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