Trekking in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand’s surreal landscape is replete with opportunities of trekking, so the state is not only ideal for a peaceful getaway but also to enjoy adventure in its truest form. The trekking trails in Uttarakhand never fail to offer thrill and picturesque vistas that comprise snow-clad Himalayan peaks like Panchachuli, Om Parvat, Nanda Devi; lush forests; undulating meadows; meandering rivers; and imposing glaciers as well as of many sightseeing places.  The state offers treks that are ideal for beginners and the ones that can even challenge the seasoned trekkers. There are trekking opportunities in every season making Uttarakhand, one of the best places to trek in the Indian Himalayas.

Both, Garhwal and Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand boast excellent trekking opportunities. While Garhwal is home to popular treks like Valley of Flowers, Chopta Chandrashila Trek, Roopkund Trek, Deoriatal, Gaumukh-Tapovan Trek; Kumaon is known for its Pindari Glacier Trek, Milam Glacier Trek; Kafni Glacier Trek, and Ralam Glacier Trek. Uttarakhand is also known for its religious treks like Kedarnath Trek, Kartik Swami Temple Trek, and Hemkund Sahib Trek that add to its tourism. There are also weekend/short treks like Auli Gorson Bugyal, Nag Tibba Trek, and Dayara Bugyal Trek, and then there are long treks in Uttarakhand like Roopkund, Rupin Pass, Kedartal Trek that take you in the interiors of the state. When it comes to trekking tourism in Uttarakhand, the state truly leaves one spoilt for choice.


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Frequently Asked Questions for Uttarakhand Trekking

Q: What are the popular treks in Uttarakhand?

Ans: Chopta Chandrashila Trek, Kedarnath Trek, Valley of Flowers, and Hemkund Sahib are some popular treks in Uttarakhand.

Q: Are there any treks for beginners in Uttarakhand? 

Ans: Yes, there are many treks that are suitable for beginners. Chopta Chandrashila, Auli Gorson and Dayara Bugyal are some of the best treks for beginners.

Q: What are some difficult treks for seasoned trekkers in Uttarakhand?

Ans: Kalindi Khal, Auden’s Col, and Bali Pass Trek are some of the most difficuly treks for seasoned trekkers.

Q: Are there any family treks in Uttarakhand?

Ans: Yes, Uttarakhand has several easy treks that any person with average physical fitness can do. Nag Tibba Trek is one such trek in Uttarakhand.

Q: When is the best time for trekking in Uttarakhand?

Ans: Uttarakhand has treks for each season. For summers, there are numerous treks like Chopta Chandrashila, Roopkund, Har ki Dun. For winters, there are treks like Dayara Bugyal, Kedarkantha, Brahmatal and for monsoon treks like Valley of Flowers, Kedarnath, and Hemkund Sahib are open. Therefore, trekking in Uttarakhand can be done all through the year.

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