The Indian state of Uttarakhand is known as Dev Bhoomi or Land of Gods but it is also a "Land of wonderful treks". Uttarakhand starts from the foothills of Himalayas and goes all the way deep into the snow-capped Himalayan mountains. And this variety makes Uttarakhand paradise for trekkers throughout the year.

And if you are not sure what trek in Uttrakhand is best for you then here is the list of one of the 5 best treks in Uttrakhand that you should take.

Best treks in Uttarakhand for 2020:

  1. Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek

  2. Roopkund Trek

  3. Kuari Pass Trek

  4. Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

  5. Har ki Dun Trek

1. Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek

Region: Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Duration: 6 Days

Best time to visit: June to October

Level: Easy - Moderate

Maximum altitude: 15,696 ft

Starting point of the trek: Ghangaria

Route to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek:

Rishikesh -> Drive to Govindghat via Joshimath (280 km / 8-9 hrs)

Govindghat -> Trek to Ghangria (4-5 hrs)

Ghangria -> Trek Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangria (4-5 hrs)

Ghangria -> Trek to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangria (6-7 hrs)

Ghangria -> Trek back to Govindghat (4-5 hrs)

Govindghat -> Drive back to Rishikesh (280 km / 8-9 hrs)

Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib are two famous travel destinations. These places are situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and be covered in one trip to this place.

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Valley of Flowers Trek was discovered by chance by British traveler Frank Smith in 1931 and this discovery gave us the amazing trek to Valley of Flowers. Valley of Flowers is a world heritage site and it feels like a carpet of colorful flowers, which is spread through the entire valley. Valley of flowers trek is considered one of the best trek for monsoon season.

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On the other hand, Hemkund Sahib is devoted to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Govind Singh ji. A walk to this place from Ghangaria with pilgrims will give you some peace.

2. Roopkund Trek

Region: Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Duration: 8-9 Days

Best time to visit: May to June and September to October

Level: Moderate

Maximum altitude: 15,750 ft

Starting point of the trek: Lohajung

Route to Roopkund Trek:

Kathgodam -> Lohajung (Drive / 250km / 8-9 hrs)

Lohajunj -> Diadna Village (Trek / 5-6 hrs)

Didana -> Bedni Bugyal (Trek / 6-7 hrs)

Bedni Bhugyal -> Bhagwabasa (Trek / 6-7 hrs)

Bhagwabasa -> Roopkund -> Junargalli -> Patal Nauchaniya (Trek / 7-8 hrs)

Patal Nauchaniya -> Bedni Bhugyal -> Wan (Trek / 5-6 hrs)

Wan -> Lohajunj (Drive / 30 mins)

Lohajunj -> Kathgodam (Drive / 250 kms / 7-8 hrs)

Roopkund Trek | Photo:

Roopkund trek is considered one of the most popular treks in India. Roopkund trek got its name from the lake which remains frozen throughout the year and is situated in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Lake is cover with high mountain ranges from all sides, and this enhances the beauty of this place.

Reaching the lake is an amazing experience, it shows you the amazing scenic beauty of nature and at the same time fill you with thrill with those human skeletons along the way.

3. Kuari Pass Trek

Region: Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Duration: 5-6 Days

Best time to visit: December to January

Level: Easy to Moderate

Maximum altitude: 12,763 ft

Starting point of the trek: Dhak

Route to Kuari Pass Trek:

Rishikesh/Haridwar -> Joshimath (Drive / 280km / 8-9 hrs)

Joshimath -> Dhak (Drive / 10-12 kms / 30 mins)

Dhak -> Gulling Camp (Trek / 3-4 kms / 4-5 hrs)

Gulling Camp -> Tali Forest Camp (Trek / 6 kms / 4-5)

Tali Forest Camp -> Kuari Pass and back to Talli Forest Camp (Trek / 6-7 kms / 6-7 hrs)

Tali Forest Camp -> Dhak (Trek / 10-11 kms / 4-5 hrs)

Dhak -> Joshimath (Drive / 10-12 kms / 30 mins)

Joshimath -> Rishikesh/Haridwar (Drive / 280km / 8-9 hrs)

Kuari Pass Trek


Kuari pass trek is one of the oldest treks and got popular when used by adventurers and mountaineers like Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman while exploring the region in early 1900's.

Kuari pass is a popular winter trek and for this trek, you need to reach Joshimath as the first major motorable destination. While going through the 15 km trek of Kuari pass you will pass Tugasi village, dense forest and will reach campsite with the view of snow-capped mountain peaks.

4. Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Region: Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Duration: 4-5 Days

Best time to visit: Throughout the year (Summer and winter trek)

Level: Moderate

Maximum altitude: 12,083 ft

Starting point of the trek: Sari

Route to Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek:

Haridwar -> Kund (Drive / 200 kms / 6-7 hrs)

Kund -> Kakragad -> Makkumat -> Chalkot (Drive / 25 mins & Trek / 5 hrs)

Chalkot -> Sari -> Deoriatal -> Rohini Bugyal -> Tali -> Chalkot (Trek / 6-7 hrs & Drive / 1 hr)

Chalkot -> Chopta -> Tungnath -> Chandrashila Peak -> Chalkot (Trek / 4-5 hrs & Drive / 50 mins)

Chalkot -> Haridwar (Drive / 200 kms / 6-7 hrs)

Chopta Trek | Photo:

Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila trek is known for its mesmerizing beauty throughout the trek. Snow capped mountains you see in the trek are treat to eyes. The Chopta region is rich in varied flora and fauna, with plenty of Rhododendron and Deodar trees all around.

5. Har ki Dun Trek

Region: Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Duration: 5 Days

Best time to visit: Mar-Jun & Sep-Dec

Level: Moderate

Maximum altitude: 11,700 ft

Starting point of the trek: Sankri

Route Har ki Dun Trek:

Dehradun -> Sankri (Drive / 5-6 hrs)

Sankri -> Taluka -> Osla (Trek / 5-6 hrs)

Osla -> Har ki Dun (Trek / 5-6 hrs)

Har ki Dun -> Osla (Trek / 3-4 hrs)

Osla -> Sankri (Trek / 5-6 hrs)

Sankri -> Dehradun (Drive / 6-7 hrs)

Har ki Dun Trek | Photo:

Har ki Dun trek is one of the well-known treks in Uttarakhand, which is attracting trekkers from everywhere. This is one the best treks to go to in summer as well as winter and is accessible through Govind National Park. While on the trek you will see ancient villages and come across the local lifestyle.


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I want to know about details of har ki dun trek with available dates and price. Thanks