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Top 5 treks in Uttarakhand for thrill-seekers unveiled

Top 5 treks in Uttarakhand for thrill-seekers unveiled

By Aquib Nawab

05 Jun, 2024

The cities are getting hotter day by day, a perfect time for mountain getaways, isn’t it?

After a week of buzzing schedules and busy work life routines, we all want to break loose in the calmness of the hills. But crowds one finds at popular places Manali, Nainital Shimla and even offbeat ones like Jibhi can be overwhelming. So where should you go?

Mountain adventure is calling out loud.

Just imagine yourself trekking across snow-capped peaks, glittering rivers and green forests. Uttarakhand to Himachal Pradesh , Sikkim to Ladakh, and Kashmir have had all the Himalayas covered with these unbelievable treks which will give you some moments in your life that you will never forget.

So what are you still waiting for? Let’s discover your next trekking destination to begin a journey that will never end.

1. Dayara Bugyal

Duration: 4-6 days

Difficulty level: Easy – Moderate

Region: Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand

Best time to visit: May – November

Dayara Bugyal is one of the few gems of India that has received very few trekkers despite being near the famous Gangotri glacier. Think about this hidden gem offering breathtaking views that will literally take away your breath.

With its wide meadows going beyond the line of sight combined with beautiful stay options and surprise mountain ranges provide perfect mix for summer trek memories.

And do you know what’s more interesting than anything else? Dayara Bugyal is one of those very few treks which are suitable for kids and families. It is an easy-moderate level trek where one can easily visit the beauty of Himalayas without taking extra pain.

Are you ready to make memories? Dayara Bugyal could just be the adventure you have been looking for..

Dayara Bugyal (Credits: Canva)

2. Har ki Dun

Duration: 7-8 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Region: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand

Best time to visit: April – June, Sep – Nov

Har Ki Dun is one of those books like fairy tales. Just imagine how it would feel seeing ancient wooden villages that have survived for centuries. These villages are rich with history and mythology associated with them.

There is something new and stunning unveiled every single day on this trek. Every time there is a change in landscape which gives us a breathtaking view. Just when you begin thinking it’s all over, you will find Rainsara Taal, right under your feet; a pristine lake which shatters every little hope in your heart. It’s so beautiful that one can hardly believe we have such places in our nation.

Har Ki Dun is not just a trek; it's also an odyssey through time and nature where it takes through some fascinating vistas and vivid cultural sides of our past thus being perfect for anyone who wants to connect with the Himalayas at a deeper level and unravel their mysteries.

Har ki Dun (Credits: Canva)

3. Bali Pass

Duration: 7-9 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Best time to visit: May-June & September-October.

There is something truly enchanting about hiking across the Himalayas especially when you get to cross Bali Pass because very few treks allow trekkers to experience the pure grandeur of Himalayan Pass crossing while trekking there.

To say the least, this is a trek that feels like taking a step into an epic adventure linking Har Ki Dun valley with Yamunotri. In your trek, you will get a chance to see where Tons and Rainsara rivers meet, feel the serenity of Rainsara Valley and marvel at the beauty of luxurious green meadows in Devasu Thanch.

It’s not just a trek; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience full of thrill and amazing views at each corner

Bali Pass (Credits: Canva)

4. Rupin Pass

Duration: 8–9 days (approximately 52 km)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Kinnaur and Uttarakhand (starting from Dhaula Village in Uttarakhand to Sangla Village in Himachal Pradesh)

Best time to visit: Mid-May to Mid-June or September to October

Rupin pass should be one of India’s classic treks if anything at all. This is such a journey where every hour is like conducting an orchestra that builds momentum or each step introduces one breathtaking scene new to the walkway.

You will get surprises at every bend starting on day one of your trek. Within just 20 minutes’ walk, you will already start walking above the bed of the magnificent river Rupin which sets the stage for a remarkable expedition ahead.

Rupin Pass (Credits: Canva)

5. Kedarkantha

Duration: 5–6 days

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Region: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Best time to visit: December to March

There are a few trekkers who haven’t yet heard about Kedarkantha - its very name bears witness for its popularity among adventure lovers. In particular, an adventurous summit climb makes all the difference. Hill climbing Kedarkantha has numerous benefits making it worthwhile.

At dawn when you start hiking on steep slopes all around there are fantastic views; this is what makes it appealing not just for experienced trekkers but also for beginners who are more into thrill rather than adventure so don’t even think about joining us if you aren’t ready for such experience.

Kedarkantha (Credits: Canva)

Tips for unforgettable hiking experience

Are you ready to conquer an unforgettable mountain? Before starting off on your journey, remember these tips.

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  • Stay healthy: Be sure of yourself that you’re fit enough for a hike.
  • Take it easy: Give yourself time to adapt at high altitudes, so that you do not vomit all over.
  • Be smart with your packing: Take only what is necessary and choose light clothing and gear items that dry off easily
  • Keep hydrated: Carry enough water and snacks such as nuts plus energy bars which will help keep your energy levels up.
  • Be weather prepared: Have waterproofs and extra layers for different weather conditions
  • Know your route: Prior research of the route, carrying maps or using GPS devices
  • Safety first: As well as an emergency blanket, first aid kit, flashlight multi-tool knife among other things?
  • Leave no trace behind: Don’t leave garbage behind when camping; moreover, leave the environment better than you found it when going out there in nature.
  • Respect others: Be respectful towards the native people around and also regarding their animals on top of following their cultural ways
  • Think about hiring a guide: You may either join others on trekking or hire someone who has been on it before for added security.

Bottom line

The Hosteller Chakrata, Credits: The Hosteller

No matter the choice of trek you make, we can guarantee that you will come back with unforgivable experiences; thrilling adventures; stunning landscapes in addition to a bag full of Instagram stories as well as kids’ tales.

After a fatiguing trek, all the weary ones need is to find a bed that is secure and comfortable where they can sleep. This is what The Hosteller offers. It gives you the best place for starting off your Himalayan adventure by having some lovely rooms, cozy stays and convenient camps.

Reserve a room with The Hosteller today and make your trek an unforgettable one on Earth!

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