The west Indian state of Nepal is regarded as the epicenter of the great Himalayas. The state is the birthplace of the majestic glacier Gangotri, the source of the Ganges River, sacred ground, and a frequent trail place for Hindus. The second highest mountain in India is also home to the Nanda Devi, 25,643 feet high. Naturally, in Uttarakhand, there are numerous trekking routes.
Let’s see the 9 best Uttarakhand Treks here:
- Kedartal Trek
This Uttarakhand Trek is ideally situated in the Gangotri region of the Garhwal Himalaya, offering outstanding views of the Great Sky of the Himalayas, including the Join Peaks, the Bhirgupanth Peak, and the Thalayasagar Peak. The secret gem of Uttarakhand is this high-altitude glacial lake. The explorers can also take a look at various species of mountain wildlife such as the Blue Sheep, the Goral, and the famous Himalayan Black Bear at the Kartal Trek among the snow-shielded peaks and landscape.
- Rupin Pass Trek
Lofty waterfalls, picturesque views of surrounding peaks, and exotic flowered pastures ensure the unforgettable Rupin Pass. The trek starts from Dhaula’s minute city, with trekkers going up to Rupin Pass for nearly 10,000 meters over 7 days and thus crossing from Uttarakhand to Himachal. On the way, you can find many beautiful villages like Jakha, where you can relax.
- Kedarkantha Trek
The idea of covering more than 18 km in just 4-5 days and reaching an altitude of 6,000 feet can seem harsh, but it definitely is worth the time for the breathtaking 360-degree views of various famous mountain peaks in Kedarkantha trek. Starting from Uttarakhand’s village of Sankri, you will feel like you reached the sky as soon as you hit the top of Sankri!
- Bali Pass Trek
The Bali Pass Trek is only intended for experienced hikers due to the difficult terrain. This walk falls within the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and hence expect to see a great number of exotic wildlife. You will be able to enjoy a unique view of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohine peaks as you walk through the beautiful Ton rivers and Siyan Gad through conifer forests to finally reach the magic lake in the Ruinsara Tal.
- Auden’s Col Trek
Auden’s Col is one of Uttarakhand’s toughest trekking roads. From Gangotri, the trek begins. You will meet pine and cane forests as you walk towards Nala Camp. From Nala Camp, you will be moved to a base camp Rudra Gaira, the perfect place to get incredible insights into the Himalayan snow-covered peaks. This trek leads you to endless glaciers, moraines, narrow cliffs, snow ridge and therefore demands extreme fitness, linking the peaks of Join I and Gangotri III as well as the Khatling and Jogin I glaciers.
- Har Ki Dun Trek
Explorers watch the beautiful valley of the Tons River which surrounds the highlands and the dense woodlands during the Har Ki Dun Trek. The months of pre-Monsoon Spring are perfect for birders and for those who like flowering in the following months, the post-moon season is advisable. The trail is snowy enough for snow enthusiasts in December and April. This walk is sublime, mythological.
- Satopanth Lake Trek
The trek to Satopanth lake will lead you to Tal Satopanth, a stunning glacial lake whose beauty is strengthened by the snow-capped slopes of Neelkanth, Satopanth, and Chaukhamba I, and Balak. Satopanth is the most important place for the trek. The reflections on the crystal-clear lake glacial of these incredible mountains really make you look!
It is thought that the Holy Trio of Satopanth Lake, Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh were meditating at all three corners. The path to Lake Satopanth is also a journey. For those who want to meet the challenges of peaceful nature, this isolated trek is a must.
- Valley of Flowers Trek
This Trek into Valley of the Flowers is probably the easiest trek in Uttarakhand and trekkers can try the Trek without the aid of local holiday agencies. Flowers Valley is a site of World Patrimony. This 4-5 day walk draws tourists for a wonderful wildflowers show. Trekkers should expect plenty of rain and plan for it. It is also possible to walk to Hemkund Sahib, a pilgrimage site at 14,200 ft above sea level. Rest assured, the wildflowers’ exquisiteness compensates for all the difficulties!
- Brahmatal Trek
This is one of the Himalayan’s best winter walks in front of the popular Roopkund Trek. A paradise for snow-lovers, your number one justification for this tour is the inimitable view of the Himalayan ranges. The trail is completely snow-covered and is a paradise for snow enthusiasts. Among the prominent 7,000 visible peaks are the Trishul, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda mountains. Most of the Roopkund Trail, including a view of Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, and Junargali can también be seen from this trail.