Himachal Pradesh is the ultimate travel destination for trek lovers. Himachal got some amazing trek destination which provides the scenic view of Himalayas.

But at the same time, these destinations are filling with more and more travelers throughout out the year. So here are some alternate treks in Uttarakhand which will satisfy your wanderlust and the hunger for some adventure.

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:

Rishikesh -> Drive to Govindghat via Joshimath (280 kms / 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 kms / 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.

Valley of Flowers Trek | Photo: welcomehimalayas.com

Valley of Flowers Ttrek 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.

Hemkund Sahib Trek | Photo: http://www.alltouristattractions.org/

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:

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: http://mukulmhaskey.blogspot.in

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:

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:

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: https://crisscrossingindia.files.wordpress.com

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:

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: http://www.indiapilgrimtours.com/articles/how-to-prepare-for-har-ki-dun-trek/

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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