10 Treks In Uttarakhand To Go On This Summer

OT Staff

Uttarakhand Treks

Uttarakhand's treks offer diverse experiences—from Valley of Flowers to Roopkund, Deoria Tal, Kuari Pass, and Milam Glacier. Each trek reveals stunning vistas, rich flora, and a chance to immerse in the Himalayan wilderness.

A view of Deoriatal near Chopta, Uttarakhand | Shutterstock

Valley of Flowers Trek

This UNESCO World Heritage Site trek is famous for vibrant alpine flowers that bloom in summer. It features spectacular meadows, diverse flora, and views of the Himalayan peaks. It is moderately difficult and ideal between July and September. Its base camp is Govindghat.

A view of the Valley of Flowers Trek | Shutterstock

Kedartal Trek

Trek to Kedartal for stunning views of the Thalay Sagar peak and the emerald Kedartal lake. The trek is difficult, so be well-prepared. The best time to go is between May and June, or September to October, with base camp in Gangotri.

Thalay Sagar in Kedartal Trek | Shutterstock

Roopkund Trek

Also known as Skeleton Lake Trek, it features a high-altitude glacial lake surrounded by mysterious human skeletal remains. Some attractions include alpine meadows, Trishul peak views, and Roopkund Lake. The trek is considered to be moderately difficult. The best time to visit is May to June, September to October. Its base camp is Lohajung.

A view of the Trishul peak on Roopkund Trek | Shutterstock

Har Ki Dun Trek

This trek offers a blend of culture and nature, taking you through remote villages and ancient forests. Some attractions include Swargarohini Peak, alpine flora, and Osla village. It's an easy to moderate trek, best done from May to June or September to October, with Sankri as the base camp.

Sankari Rangealong the Har Ki Dun Trek | Shutterstock

Nag Tibba Trek

Ideal for beginners, this trek offers stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, dense forests, and the Nag Tibba summit. The trek is easy and can be done year-round, except during monsoon season. Its base camp is in Pantwari.

Bandarpoonch and Kala Nag glacial peaks along the Nag Tibba Trek | Shutterstock

Deoria Tal-Chopta-Chandrashila Trek

This trek is easy to moderate, taking you past a serene lake, dense forests, and a high-altitude summit. You'll encounter various attractions, including Deoria Tal, Tungnath Temple, and the Chandrashila summit. The best time to go on this trek is between May and June or September and October, with the base camp in Sari.

Stairs to a stone-made temple on the route of the Tungnath trek from Chopta in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand | Shutterstock

Gomukh Tapovan Trek

This trek leads to the source of the Ganges River and offers stunning views of Bhagirathi peaks. The attractions include Gomukh Glacier, Tapovan meadows, and Shivling Peak. The trek is rated as moderate to difficult, and the best time to go is between May and June and September and October. Its base camp is at Gangotri.

Shivling peak along the Gomukh Tapovan | Shutterstock

Milam Glacier Trek

On this trek, explore a large glacier in Kumaon surrounded by towering peaks and remote landscapes. Enjoy the alpine scenery, visit Milam village, and see Nanda Devi views. Trek is moderate to difficult, best taken from June to October. Its base camp at Munsiyari.

Mount Nanda Devi along the Milam Glacier Trek | Shutterstock

Pindari Glacier Trek

Follow the picturesque Pindari River to reach the snout of the Pindari Glacier, where breathtaking Himalayan vistas will greet you. This trek of easy to moderate difficulty. It is best to plan your trip between May to June or September to October. Its base camp for this trek in Loharkhet.

A view of the snow-clad Pindari Glacier from Zero Point | Shutterstock

Kuari Pass Trek

Trek to Kuari Pass, a stretch of moderate difficulty, for stunning views of Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Himalayan vistas, oak and rhododendron forests. The best time to visit is April to June or September to November. Its base camp is Joshimath.

Tali Lake enroute Kuari Pass | Shutterstock

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