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Difficult Treks in Uttarakhand

Kedarkantha Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek with Hemkund Sahib, Pangarchulla Peak Trek, Gangotri Trek 2020, Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath and many more.

The North Indian state of Uttarakhand is the very home to rising Himalayan Mountain Ranges, also leading to becoming the heart of one too many adventure activities. And among such experiences are the difficult treks in Uttarakhand that test your abilities to the very limit. Gruelling and perverse, that's how one can explain these trails of the trek circuits. Suitable for people with prior trekking experiences, mountaineers and the more agile and athletic type. Be it the spirited summers or the wintry winters, many of these trails, such Roopkund, Pangarchulla Peak, Kuari Pass etc. can be accessed almost all year long and enjoyed for the seasonal vistas that are presented.

Furthermore, all the difficult treks in Uttarakhand have a minimum duration of 4 days and above, meaning that you would also be camping out or taking cover at not the most comfortable surroundings. But if you are game for the tougher parts of the venture, you can witness the more rewarding scenery of valleys, ravines, lakes, forests, pastures and so on. Consequently, you can check out the list below to explore more such excursions and pick the one that seems like the perfect fit. 

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Start/End point of the trek: Dehradun
Start Time of the trek: 6:30 AM (Day 1)
End Time of the trek: 6:00 PM (Day 6)

Departure Dates:
December: 5,6,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,
January: 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31
February: 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28


Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:

- Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.
- This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.
- During your trek you will trek across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and frozen ponds.
- Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.
- Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.
- Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.

About the Kedarkantha Trek:

For those of you who are looking for some thrilling adventure then Kedarkantha trek is perfectly made for you.  Decorated with a beguiling magnificence of falling snow and bordered with pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is a standout amongst the most looked for after snow trekking destinations in India. You will start this trek from Dehradun which is another beautiful destination. The drive to Kedarkantha takes you through Mussoorie, and some of the scenic beauty of the region till you reaches Sankri. 

During your trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the snow-capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, a myriad collection of flora and frozen ponds. As you continue your trek you will also see remote towns where ladies and children are busy taking, bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to use them for cooking and set up bonfires at night. Kedarkantha trekking package gives you that perfect trekking experience that you have been long waiting for.

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Kedarkantha:

In the celestial like the state of Uttarakhand, lies the snowy delight of Kedarkantha trek which is another beautiful trek. Close to the famous Har ki dun valley, this place is lesser visited. Steeped in unsurpassed beauty, over here you find charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and magnificent views of the great Himalayas. The people of the region are said to be friendly and follow a unique culture and practice. Uttarakhand, permeating nature’s glory offers a dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, tranquil rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks. This is one trek which should not be missed by the adventure seekers who loves to take some challenges. This trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the prettiness of intact nature and enjoy wonderful and heavenly moments with exhilarating experiences.

Best time to visit Kedarkantha Trek:

The best time to visit the Kedarkantha trek is in the months of December to April. The entire region is covered with sparkling white snow and the base of alpine trees is half-submerged with it. If the snowy mountains attract you then this the best time for you to witness the true beauty of nature. The months of June to September are the monsoon months and one must avoid trekking at this time. The trekking route remains open in the summertime but the beauty in the winter months is truly paradisiacal that makes it the best time to visit Kedarkantha.

Quick Facts About 
Kedarkantha Trek:

Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C

Kedarkantha Trek Distance:  20 km

Maximum Altitude: 12,500 ft

Kedarkantha Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins. 

Meals during Kedar Kantha Trek:

Everyday Snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian) are included in the package

Stay during 
Kedar Kantha Trek:

Tent or Guesthouse stay on triple/quad sharing basis
Standard tents/Hotels/Guest House with attached washroom in Sankri
Alpine tents in Juda – ka - Talab
Alpine tents in Base of Kedarkantha

There are two different variants available with this package as given below:
Variant 1: Kedarkantha Trek Ex Sankri- Rs. 6000/- per person
Variant 2: Kedarkantha Trek Ex Dehradun- Rs. 8000/- per person

How to reach?

Haridwar has a railway station which is well-connected from all metropolitan cities and nearest airport is Dehradun - Jolly Grant.

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About the Valley of Flowers:

Known as the most beautiful trek in the world with the blue Primula, Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is a must do trek for you. Tucked up at a high altitude this trek is renewed with the Mountaineers and adventure seekers.  Blessed with exotic flowers, faunas and magnificent views this Valley of Flowers trek will take you to the world of snow clad mountains and high cliffs. High in the grand Himalayas of the Garhwal district sprawls this captivating valley. The best time to do the Valley of Flowers trek is during the month of mid-July to mid-August.  

For this Valley Of Flowers trek, you will have to trek from Govindghat, on the route to Hemkund Sahib, up to  Ghangaria which is quite an exhilarating climb. Catch the glimpse of the Himalayan beauty while you head out on this trek. At an altitude of 14,400 ft, you will come across the large clear water lake which will make you stare at it for long. This hidden jewel is a unique habitat and home to millions of species of wildflowers such as saxifrages, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia.  Not just this you will come across varieties of colourful butterflies as you continue your Valley of Flowers trek. 

This valley is at an altitude of 3250 m and above. This valley is also a core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve with an expanse of 87.5 sq km which is just a colourful paradise with alpine flowers. According to the legends, it is believed that this is the place where Pawan Putra Hanuman had collected Sanjeevani Buti to cure Laxman.  Listen to the sound of birds chirping and the musical sound of the stream during the Valley of Flowers trek. The soothing breeze and the enchanting beauty lure away the nature lovers and the photography lovers. 

This valley was also declared as a National Park in 1982 and is a world heritage site. One can also find a variety of rare and endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more. With the backdrop of the mountains and the scenic trail, you will feel as you have definitely landed in the land of fairies.

Valley of Flowers Trek Highlights:

- Blessed with the verdant beauty, valley is filled with 300 different types of flowers.

- Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region like brahamkamal, saxifrages, sediams, lilies, blue poppy, calendula, daisies, dog flower and brown bear, blue sheep etc.

- Catch the glimpse of the famous Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks while you head out on this trek.

-  Meet the local people and learn about the culture of this region. Also, do share a cup of tea with them.

- While at Hemkund Sahib take a dip in the holy water and purify your soul.

Quick Facts About 
Valley of Flowers Trek:

Maximum Altitude: 14,400 ft

Temperature: Day: 12°C-20°C and Night: 4°C-10°C

Valley of Flowers Trek Distance:  47km

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Valley of Flowers Trek Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Joshimath

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Govindghat

ATM: Joshimath is the last place where ATM is there.


There are two different variants available with this package as given below:

Variant 1: Valley of Flowers Trek Ex Joshimath- Rs. 6500/- per person

Variant 2: Valley of Flowers Trek Ex Haridwar- Rs. 9200/- per person


How to reach?

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Haridwar. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Haridwar by road from Dehradun.

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Total Trekking Distance: 47 km (approx.)
Maximum Altitude: 4,400m
Temperature Range: May to June: 11 to 23-degree; October to December: 3 to 19-degree

About the Destination:

Gangotri trek is located at an elevation of 3159 meters and marks the convergence of the Kedar ravine and the Bhagirathi River. The area is naturally diverse with lush green grasslands that are amongst the best in the country. The Gangotri Glacier which is the source of the River Ganga is one of the largest in the Himalayan region. The Gangotri Glacier Trek goes through lush green meadows, glaciers and rivulets. The Tapovan area is the base camp for several trekking expeditions and features beautiful meadows with flowers, rivulets and streams, snow-capped mountains and valleys. These flowering meadows are the best high altitude meadows you can find in the Himalayan region.

About Gangotri Trek:

The Gangotri glacier is one of the primary sources of holy river Ganges and there are many mythological stories associated with the origin and descent of the Ganges.

This tour explores various such points starting from the sacred city of Rishikesh, which is also known as the “Gateway to the Himalayas”. After reaching Uttarkashi which is the base for many trekking expeditions, you reach Gangotri. The Gangotri trek starts from here which will take you through Bhojbasa as you walk alongside River Bhagirathi.

Get close to the mountains when you cross the Gangotri glacier and reach Tapovan known for its scenic landscape. The mighty Bhagirathi group of peaks and Neelkanth Peak are a spectacular view from here. The entire Gangotri trek is through pine forest and flowering valleys.

Gangotri is also one of the destinations of the ‘Chota Char Dham’ pilgrimage tour. Apart from religious belief, if you are an ardent nature lover, then this trip will give you a mix of both spiritual fulfilment and instant gratification of your finer senses. As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.
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Chandrashila Trek Start/End point of the trek: Haridwar
Chandrashila Trek Start Time of the trek: 6:30 AM (Day 1)
End Time of the trek: 6:00 AM (Day 6)

Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath Highlights:

- The summit views including the high mountain peaks in the Himalayas with snow-caps on them are the major highlight of the trek.
- Bird watching is a favourite activity that keeps inviting nature lovers in plenty to the region.
- Peaceful lakeside picnic can be the best activity to do with your family watching the blossoms in the forest ranges around.
- Watch the valleys with small houses and experience the stay at Himalayan eco-lodges and huts.

Here is a 4 day 3 nights Chopta Chandrashila trek starting from Haridwar. With Sari as the base camp you will be easily connected to Deorital located at a height of about 2438 m. This Chandrashila Trek is one of the most loved and offers enthralling sights of mind-blowing sunset views from Chaukhamba Peak on the way. Furthermore, Chopta as a destination is reverberating because of the largely vivacious patches of pine, oaks and rhododendron that are quite alluring to watch.

About the Destination:

The holy Tungnath temple is situated at 3400 m above sea level and is the right space to experience peace of mind and even indulge in meditation to rejuvenate yourself by absorbing the pure radiance from the sun coming in between the swaying trees. Chandrashila Summit trek gives you the opportunity to view Kedar, Chaukhamba and some of the other major peaks as they come closer to you while you are on the top portion of Chandrashila. Golden-breasted eagles too are a normal sight from the summit.

This Chandrashila Trek is comparatively easy making it suitable for beginners and also for children. Normal fitness is necessary for the Chandrashila trek and those who love nature deeply would get a feast for their eyes with this one. While you take this trekking expedition, you will be walking for 6-7 hours on an average every day but it will be really soothing for your body and mind, truly.

Quick Facts About Chopta Chandrashila trek:

- Day Temperature: 8°C to 15°C 
- Night Temperature: -5°C to 3°C
- Maximum Altitude: 12,083 ft
- Chopta Chandrashila Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
- Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
- Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
- Base Camp: Sari Village (6 hrs drive from Haridwar)
- ATM: Last ATM is in Ukhimath, around 13 km before Sari
- Transportation can be availed at an extra cost from Haridwar

Meals during Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian) are included in the package

Stay during Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:
Double or triple occupancy in guesthouse and alpine tents

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Start/End point of the trek: Haridwar
Start 
Time of the trek: 6:30 AM (Day 1)
End Time of the trek:
6 PM (Day 7)

Group departures:
February:16,23
March:9,23
March:9,23
April 13,20,27
May 11,18,25
June 15,22,29
September 21,28

About the Kuari Pass Trek:

Kuari Pass trek for six days would enable you to witness the holy destinations in the Himalayas and it starts once you reach Haridwar and then the drive to Joshimath will be a beautiful one showcasing the pilgrim spots located at different places. Devprayag, Bhagirathi and Alakananda confluence, and Joshimath will take you to the enthralling moments with their unbeatable naturalness. 

Chitrakantha and Chaukhamba will be arranging the most exotic sights to surprise you with their enjoyable serenity and the valuable views of the Himalayas from the summits. Leaving Chitrakantha to reach the Tali Top will be a difficult one but what are waiting for you atop Tali will definitely let your hearts bewitched. Lush meadows and well-defined tracks can be clearly seen from Tapovan and staying in the middle of alpine meadows would soothe your heart surely. 

About the Kuari Pass:

Kuari Pass, a place with a lot of mesmerizing sights to relish is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. If you are a beginner in treks, then Kuari Pass trek would be the right step to start with. On the route, you will find numerous beautiful forests which are really old with blooming rhododendron and oak trees. There is an interlude of meadows which gives the forest entry so beautiful every time. The mountain views coming to your from the first day of the trek are the major attraction about Kauri Pass trek. Mount Nanda Devi, Dronagiri and some other peaks are the first ones visible and as you climb more, the array of several mountains will come to welcome you. The Chitrakantha campsite amidst the thick forest or the Khullara campsite letting watch you the peaks rising in the background will be equally suitable to have a rejuvenating stay while Kuari Pass trek is processing.

Quick Facts:
Kuari PassTemperature: Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: -3°C to 4°C
Kuari Pass Trekking Distance:  33 km
Kuari Pass Altitude: 12,516 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
ATM: Last ATM is available in Joshimath

Meals during Kuari Pass Trek:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) are included in the package

Stay during Kuari Pass Trek:
Double occupancy in guest rooms or alpine tents
All rooms have an attached washroom equipped with basic aminities

How to reach?
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Pangarchulla Peak Trek Highlights:

- On this trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the valleys and the verdant mountains.
- You will trek across plenty of oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra - the bark of which is known to source papyrus.
- You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.
- Pass through the small streams and witness the Pangarchulla Peak which is quite an adventure.
- You will pass across a steep ridge which will take you on an ascent to the peak on summit day. It is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek.
- The friendly local here will treat you with the best cup of tea while you make a stop.

About the Destination:

Pangarchulla Peak Trek is an epic Himalayan destination that entices every single adventure lover to taste the challenge. Located at an altitude of about 14700 feet above the sea level, the peak is usually covered with snow and rugged mountain terrains. During your visit to the Pangarchulla Peak, you would be welcomed by alluring lush greenery, dense jungles, and pristine snow capped landscapes. Many travelers choose to head out on Pangarchulla Trek just to behold the remarkable sights of Nanda Devi, Mana, Hathi, Lampak, Dronagiri and many other Himalayan peaks. This adventure destination will surely offer you the right amount of challenge and abundant natural beauty. 

About Pangarchulla Peak Trek:

This scenic Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass route begins with hiking from Joshimath in Chamoli district in Garhwal Himalayas to its peak standing at an altitude of 3650 m. Following this is a trek to Pangarchulla peak which is challenging to state the least, navigating through deep snowy terrains, bouldering rocks and steep slopes. Upon reaching the peak of Kuari, marvel at the awe-striking peaks that pass along the confluence of several rivers, gorgeous forests and sprawling meadows, also known as ‘Bugyals’. If lucky, one also gets to spot footprints of either the Himalayan Bear or Leopard.

Apart from the Kuari Pass trekking, the exciting climb up to the summit of Pangarchula Peak at 4700 m is quite a moderate trek. For those unwilling to participate in this trek, there is the Mini Pangarchulla Peak trek at 4200 m or one can even relax at the base camp. At the peak of Pangarchula, enjoy the pleasurable sights of scintillating peaks and its environs. In addition to that, one also gets to stay in the cosy Eco Lodge in Auli.

As you continue, your trekking trail converts from green to white. And if you are doing this trek during the spring season then the rhododendrons in full bloom will welcome you. The Pangarchulla Trek passes through the Nanda Devi Sanctuary which is another treat for your eyes with the views of Mt. Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Dunagiri, Hathi Parbat and Ghori Parbat.  The trek is considered as a moderate to easy trek and can be done by anyone with physical fitness. Trek through the steep ridge and make your way to the enchanting summit. Pangarchulla Peak trek package is just perfect for you to make your summer goals a better one.

As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Quick Facts About Pangarchulla Peak Trek:

- Day Temperature: 14°C to 18°C 
- Night Temperature: -3°C to 6°C
- Pangarchulla Peak Trekking Distance: 34 km
- Maximum Altitude: 15,069 ft
- Pangarchulla Peak Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate
- Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
- Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
- Base Camp: Joshimath (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)
- ATM: Auli has the last ATM point before your trek begins
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About the Dayara Bugyal Trek:

Amongst all the treks in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most breathtaking trek. The trek brings us to a highland meadow situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand which stands tall at an elevation of 10,000-12,500ft.

This lush green expanse of meadows serves as an excellent destination for skiing during winter and is spread over 28 sq km. This breathtaking location is nestled amidst towering snow-peaked mountains. While on this memorable Himalayan Dayara Bugyal trekking tour in India at Uttarakhand, catch sight of the lake of Barnala Tal strewn across the green alpine prairies– in whose reflection the peaks look even more beautiful. 

The trek starts from the tiny hamlet of Barsu nestled on the Haridwar-Gangotri road which is 32 km from Uttarkashi. One can settle in any one of the rest-houses or GMVN houses in Barsu that overlook the stunning valley on one side and the snowy mountains on the other.

The route of the Dayara Bugyal Trek trails through gorgeous Oak forests, clear water bodies and sprawling grasslands while offering views of specks of huts, grazing sheep all while overlooking the valley and high-rise mountains. Wildflowers also bloom around streams and brooks that run across the pastures.

About the Dayara Bugyal:

The breathtaking alpine meadow of Dayara Bugyal reigns atop a staggering 12,000 ft., against a stunning canvas of lofty Himalayan neighbours like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Shrikhand Mahadev, Srikanth peak and Gangotri peaks. The Dayara Bugyal trek is marked by a rich carpet of wildflowers, and dense forests of maple and oak fenced by misty valleys. The highland meadows invite skiers from over the country during winters, when the place receives heavy snowfall. The trail unveils expansive grasslands, alpine lakes and trickling streams that lull the senses with a sylvan symphony. Besides the splendour of the landscape that Dayara Bugyal offers, trekkers also get a rare glimpse into the fascinating cultures of a Himalayan village. As another highlight, trekkers get to witness the dynamic beauty of the rhododendron flowers that grace the trails of the trek.

The Dayara Bugyal trek starts from the quaint little village of Barsu in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Given its easy to moderate level, it also serves as an ideal pick for beginners. It is also not uncommon to see herds of cattle grazing in the sprawling grasslands, accompanied by shepherds. The lush green expanse snuggled in the laps of Himalayan giants is the perfect respite from the humdrum of life. It is a whisper of untamed wilderness to the hearts of trekkers, who flock here every year in search of tranquillity and peace. The wondrous grasslands of Dayara Bugyal are locked in a Himalayan embrace and make for an ideal long weekend trek. Those who wander into this world of untouched beauty leave with far more than what they seek.

Quick Facts About Dayara Bugyal Trek
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Temperature: -4 degrees (Min), 25 degrees (Max), days are relatively warmer

Dayara Bugyal Trek distanceTrekking Distance:  29 km

Maximum Altitude: 12,000 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Barsu

ATM: Uttarkashi and Bhatwari on the way Barsu have the last ATM point before your trek begins.

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The season for this trek is over for this year you can look at other Himalayan treks. 

About the Roopkund Trek:

Blessed with deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites and the beckoning meadows Roopkund trek is a must do trek for you. Get a chance to taste adventure as you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft in a period of 8 days. The adventure starts for you from the second day onwards as you start trekking to Roopkund Glacial lake. Take the Lord Curzon trail starting Lohajung and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohajung Pass and then reach the Bedni River. 

Get a chance to admire the stunning view of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges as you trek from Didna Village to Ali Bugyal on your third day. On your fourth day, you will be trekking from Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani and witness the beauty of the Himalayas. Also, spot a Himalayan Magpie on the way. On your fifth day you will be trekking from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa, here you will face the challenges of high altitudes, zig-zag trails and the icy cold winds. Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you will finally reach Bhagwabasa. 

On your sixth day, you will pass from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake and then to Bedni Bugyal. The uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt. Trishul has overwhelmed many travellers with its innumerable stories. Admire the charming Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri. On your seventh day you will start trekking back from Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung and pass through the hundreds of blooming rhododendrons and then take a steep turn for the Neel Ganga and arrive at Wan. You will complete you trek on the eight day. Roopkund trek is definitely the one which will make your dream come true of trekking in the mountains.

About the Roopkund:

A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow-clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft.

Most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts, the lake is swarmed by the plenitude of visitors.

The route along the Roopkund trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of the Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.

Roopkund Trek Highlights:

- Feast your eyes as you see the gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites during this amazing Roopkund trek.

- Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.

- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak.

- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.

- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Mt Trishul looms over the place as you continue climbing.

- Enclosed by mountains, this is the perfect place for taking some amazing photographs.

- Admire the imposing Chaukhamba range, Neelkanth peak, Kedarnath, Kedar Dom.

- Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.

- And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

Quick Facts About Roopkund Trek:

Temperature: Day: 13 to 18°C and Night: -5 to 7°C

Roopkund Trek Distance:  53km

Maximum Altitude: 16,499 ft

Roopkund Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult 

Railway Station:  Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest railway station 

Base Camp: Lohajung

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About the Destination:

The Garhwal region of the Himalayas is enriched with dense forests, natural habitats, meadows, deep gorges and holy shrines. Kalpeshwar, Rudranath and Tunganath are amongst the 3 of the sacred and pious ‘Panch Kedars’ and are popular pilgrimage destinations among the Hindu devotees.

The route that leads to these simple yet extremely scenic places offers panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. The route in fact is a trekker’s paradise who come from all over the world to seek adventure and spiritual awakening.

About the Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek:

The journey into the Himalayan paradise begins from the holy city of Rishikesh and as you climb new heights and reach your destination at Kalpeshwar, Rudranath and Tungnath, you experience the untouched rhododendron, oak and pine forests, lush meadows, tiny villages and towering mountains.

The chill in the air is compensated by the warmth and local hospitality that you receive on the way. Your restless adventurous soul finds respite in the rough terrains and camping grounds under the open sky as you wake up to unobstructed sun rays caressing the mighty Himalayan peaks.

The 12-day Kalpeshwar, Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek is not only a test of your physical strength but also your mental frame and whether you are ready for the surprises that the tour has to offer.

Quick Facts About Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek:

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek Duration: 11N/12D

Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek Total Distance : 84 km

Temperature Range: March to May:
150 to 300C, November to December: 80 to -20C.

Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate

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This was my maiden trek and I am glad I chose Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb. I carried home tonnes of great memories from the trip that I will cherish for my life. Serene Nature, Splendid weather, a great company of cousins, new friends we made and the team who lead the trek made a perfect mixture to cherish. While the chirpy young kept the team charged, the conviction of the others was inspirational to the rest. I am also glad that Thrillophillia conducts this trip which I came to know after reading thrillophilia reviews. The field team lead by Yogi and Sandeep was awesome. At some point or other everyone in the group were amazed with their knowledge, patience, perseverance, untiring efforts to make the trip a memorable and comfortable one for the entire team. Their daily briefing was quite interesting. Valley of flowers amazed us with the nuances it offered every minute. The continuous rain, the chill of the breeze, narrow steep path, rolling stones, changing landscape every minute, moving clouds around you, crossing the river over narrow bridges…. The list goes on and on Hemkund Saheb is another marvel. This place left most of the team members ecstatic. What a bliss. The only place I have seen made many people cry with joy. A place that one must visit atleast once in their lifetime. The trek(mule ride), the hospitality at the Gurudwara were breathtaking. It was a testimony to what faith can bring out of people. We could see people of all age groups from 3 to 70+ trek all the way from Govindghat to Hemkund Saheb, carrying children and luggage on shoulders and sometime on mules. Wow… We were exposed to a new world of Ghangaria which come alive in March and sleeps over from October. A town that has everything active only for 4 months.
To tell the truth, we started this trek with many doubts and inhibitions. Especially since we had 2 children aged 7 & 8 who had done only single day treks till date. Our trek leader Makkhan Singh gave us a complete overview of what we could expect but nothing prepared us for the unadulterated natural beauty that was all around us from the start to the finish of the trek. From Deodar trees in the lower ranges to tall pine forests on taller peaks. The autumn colours were visible in full glory. Many moments bring a smile back to our faces like speaking to the villagers we met on the way, finding a couple of langoors spying on us, having black tea with herbs that instantly refreshed us and many more such memories. Camping was a whole new experience for all of us. It taught us the discipline of timing and the regard for others comfort. The cooks who accompanied us were very thoughtful about our children and tried their best to serve food that kids would enjoy. Needless to say, the snow was the best part of the trek. We made a snowman with the help of trek guide Ashish. He was wonderful with our kids. He played with them, but was also very careful about their safety. I wish to wholeheartedly thank each and every one in the team who helped organize this trek so perfectly. We didn't feel a single moment of confusion or uncertainty over any of the arrangements made. This experience has definitely made us wish to do more such treks in the future.
The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a soothing lullaby. The fully blooming rhododendron gave the perfect reddish look of the season FALL. Now as we come to the part of the trek to deorital, the day started with a double puncture of one of our car which was to take us to SARI. But to our joy it provided us the perfect excuse to start our trek right from kund. The opportunity gave us time to photograph the kedar dome from a height and on the way we also came by a hilly waterfall which gave us plenty to take home some mesmerizing photographs. By the time our car was ready to take us to Sari. On reaching Sari we started our climb to Deorital Lake . On the way we filled up our water bottles from a mountain spring and wow the most refreshing drink i had in my life off cousre accompanied by chewing of rhododendron petals. On reaching deorital we were greeted with patches of snow and a mesmerizing view of snow clad-en peaks of Chaukhamba. We could even capture the reflection of the cliffs in the clear water of the lake. After having a packed lunch we descended down to sari by taking a visit to hilly temple. On the way back we went to Ukhimath, the winter home of BABA Kedarnath. The secondays climb was from Chopta. There was snow right from Chopta. We claded our shoes with the mandatory spikes and started our climb throw the snow laden valley and mountain sides of chopta taking occassional breaks. The temple of Tungnath was almost under snow. After taking a break at tungnath we further ascended to Chandrasila peak making new path through the fresh snows. And like we were on the top of the world with 360 degree view of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. The weather had by then started getting little naughty with patches of black clouds hovering around. After taking a quick packed lunch we started our descend, which was packed with thrills and surprises courtesy our guide Monu Rana. We went back to our childhood days by sliding and rolling through the snows like 3 year old toddlers and just yelling in excitement. On reaching chopta we boarded our cars to be back to kund. A heavy downpour welcomed us to Kund and let us have a unique experience of heavy mountain lashes. Next day we were back to Haridwar after having a tastefull lunch at Jayalgarh. A wow experience of lifetime in my sixth trek.
05 July 2019
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Hi All, I took Har Ki Dun trek, booked via Thirllophila. The operator made all the arrangements. Though I was travelling Solo, I was surrounded with company of good locals and other fellow trekkers, all heading towards Har Ki Dun. It was 07 days trek & was a awesomely memorable journey. I really enjoyed whole trek and company of Rishab & Nitin bhai (Guides). They really took good care of me and my fellow trekkers. I meet many people and few became good friends of mine with whom I'm still communicate. Guys, I recommend every new trekkers, solo or group to go for it. This trek is easy to moderate with mesmerizing views with really tasty foods along the trek camping. Though, I visited at end of June but rain was at beginning and bothered us very little. Those snow covered mountain tops and chilled water river streams are beautiful. Along the way, is wooden bridges, water steams, cold clouds, lush green dense forests and few Maggie shops by local peoples to take rest and spend some time with nature. Thanks again to Thrillophilia!
02 February 2019
Excellent
19th to 23rd January 2019 can’t forget, can’t explain the experience in my life !! The Brahmatal trek is unforgettable in this lifetime!! Yes, we faced some mighty powers of mountains and skies , when we were at Brahmatal camp at 12000feet severe snow storm was hit !! Yea we wanted live snowfall we were praying for it since we booked for the trek but the holy nature gave us so much snowfall that’s enough for one lifetime!! It was almost 4 to 5 feet snow outside our camps !!! we experienced temp of around -15 to -20 degree !! we took shelters in chacha ki dhukhan (small shop with wooden roof covered with tarpol)! The best part was our guides when all others trekking companies like India hike, trek the Himalayas team went down in snow storm our team stayed back up until the 36hours storm was gone and descended with a view that can be remembered every day in this lifetime !! Thinking about the hike up the mountain, right before the peak, the pain is unbearable. The trek has been long and the journey has been uphill against snow filled rocky terrain. Just before you reach the top, you feel as if you’ll never be able to take another step, yet you do. You forget ahead and just as the desire to give up becomes strongest, you reach the top. The light, the view is incredible, and you can finally see clearly what you’ve been fighting for. Suddenly, the next part of your journey is clear. It's beautiful, and its all laid out in the sight ahead and below. You are renewed, you know now where you are going. Today, if you are in a season where you are heading uphill and all you see is the mountainous terrain ahead, I hope to inspire you to keep going. Take small steps, but don't stop and don't dare go backwards. When it feels like you can't move, take a deep breath, and cry out for strength to just take the very next step. You will reach the top of your mountain and your joy will be great!! You are moving forward and your destiny awaits! After this trek, my confidence has boosted for sure !! I would like to thank my trek guides from bottom of my heart Raju bhayia, Praveen bhai who took very good care of us overnights and days in that severe snow storm and motivating on each and every step which was very difficult on the way back !! Again I Repeat this experience “Cannot be explained and cannot forget” in this lifetime!! Guys from experience I recommend you to carry all the trekking gears without fail or u gonna suffer REAL bad in those mighty mountains especially must if u are doing in peak winter ... (don't forget to see the forecast ) imp gears are Minus temp waterproof outer jacket, down jacket .thermal inners, lots of t-shirts at least 4, thermal pants, trek pants 2 , track pants , walking poles , WATERPROOF SHOES ( very imp ), 4 pairs of thermal socks , GATERS u can't walk without it in snow, in safer side carry one meter of tarpol that can be used in heavy snow as gaters (telling with experience) , woollen caps, glove inners, waterproof gloves .. Be mentally prepared for the worst !!!u will really enjoy it and ur confidence will be much more then what you were !! MUST DO TREK!
Overall it was a nice experience at the camp. The members were supportive & cordial. The foods were tasty & good too. But the reception needed to improve soon as we reached Rishikesh for rafting.
22 March 2021
Excellent
We would like to thank Thrillophilia for the amazing photos. The photographer was very professional and suggested various poses. Thanks for making our trip memorable!
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16 March 2021
Excellent
This was the very first trek of my life and Thrillophilia made sure to make the best of it. A traveller picked us up from Dehradun and we reached Sankri around 4 pm. Mr Bachan Rana made sure we were well instructed and equipped. Our trek guides Mukesh sir and Prakash sir were amazing and made sure no one is left behind. Not having an active physicality, I was always the last one to reach the base, but they made sure I didn't feel left out and helped me with the snow and the rocks. I also made great friends with every member of my group and by the end of the trek, we were one big family. We never would have guessed in our wildest dreams that they would be serving us gulab jamuns and pasta on our trek. They really outdid themselves while catering to our needs. The tents were already pitted and were as warm as they could be. Our group was the first to make it to the summit, watch the sunrise and then slide back. We got to see rainfall, snowfall and a gazillion of stars (a sight I can never forget) on this trek. The bonfires were a cherry on the top. I never knew how badly I needed this trek, an internet detox that really helped me catch up with myself. I would definitely rate this trek a 6/5.
It was my first experience of trekking which was really good, the transport provided was good, food was good, Guide Raj and Sachin were too good they supported and took care of all the group members nicely throughout our trek no one should be left while trekking or missed entertained our group and kept motivated, stay provided while jungle stay was also good.

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  1. Which are the most difficult treks in Uttarakhand?

    The most difficult treks in Uttarakhand are:

    Kedartal Trek: The trek area is located in the Garhwal mountain ranges. A treat for mountain lovers, the trek involves clear views of the Jogin, Bhirgupanth and Thalay Sagar peaks as well. (Elevation: 16,110 ft., duration: one week)                                                                                               

    Rupin Pass Trek: As the name suggests, the trajectory of this trek is located in the Rupin Pass. The entire journey involves grand and majestic peaks coupled with lofty waterfalls. (Elevation: 15,250 ft., duration: 8 days)                                                                                                                           

    Bali Pass Trek: One of the most difficult treks in the state, the trek is located in the Bali Pass area. The trek is meant for veteran trekkers, as its terrain can get pretty challenging and weary. (Elevation: 16,250 ft., duration: 9 days)                                                                                                   

    Auden’s Col Trek: This is arguably the most difficult trek in Uttarakhand, starting from Gangotri and ending at Rudra Gaira Base Camp. The trek involves many glaciers and tricky snow ridges, demanding the best of physical fitness. (Elevation: 18,020 ft., duration: 16 days)
  2. What are the best 5-6 days treks in Uttarakhand?

    The best treks involving 5-6 days in Uttarakhand are:

    Kedarkantha Trek: The Kedarkantha trek is one of the most popular treks in the state, offering at its end the view of the Kedarkantha peak. The trek trajectory is easy, and it spans a massive distance of 18 kilometres in just 4-5 days.                                                                                                 

    Valley of Flowers Trek: The trek is the easiest trek in the state, and trekkers can actually embark on this journey without seeking help from trekking agencies. The trek ends at the renowned Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site and takes 4-5 days.                             

    Brahmatal Trek: The Brahmatal Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand, known for the scenic beauty of the route. The trek has lovely forests, two lakes and a meadow that trekkers must cross through, the entire journey taking around 6 days.                                              

    Benog Tibba Trek: At an elevation of around 7200 ft., the Benog Tibba trek is of moderate difficulty and is suited to the average trekker. Taking just 2 days, the trek involves a journey through forests and a view of the Yamuna valley below when one reaches the summit.
  3. How much do I need to train for difficult treks in Uttarakhand?

    Treks in Uttarakhand are pretty variable in their difficulty levels and there are treks for every difficulty level that you would want to engage in. Some treks in the state can be as easy as to not require any expert guidance, and others might require the most veteran of trekkers.

    Start doing basic exercises like running, jogging and yoga before going on any trek.
  4. What is the best time for trekking in Uttarakhand?

    The best time overall to take a trek in the state is April-June and then October-November. Best time for trekking in Uttarakhand depends on the difficulty level of the trek you want to opt for. The best time for trekking in Uttarakhand is anytime except the extreme winters, which require seasoned trekkers. Most treks do not take place in the harsh winters.
  5. Is Kedarkantha trek difficult?

    The Kedarkantha trek is not generally considered to be one of the most difficult treks in Uttarakhand. The trek’s trajectory is pretty easy, but it does span a huge on-foot distance of 18 kilometres. It is fairly easy and is therefore one of the most popular treks in the state.
  6. How difficult is Roopkund trek?

    The Roopkund trek is one of moderate difficulty, and is not considered as one of the difficult treks in the state. It is arguably the most popular trek in the country, which means it is accessible to almost anyone with experience or even the desire for an experience.

    With lush forests and the beautiful Roopkund lake, it is the trek of dreams for every traveller.
  7. Is trekking in Uttarakhand safe for female travellers?

    Trekking in Uttarakhand is safe for female travellers. The locals are friendly and trekking is usually done in groups with guides helping you all the time.
  8. What are the things to carry to go trekking in Uttarakhand?

    Trekking can be a tiring and physically exhausting activity, so make sure you pack well and preparedly before embarking on a trek in Uttarakhand.

    - Boots/galoshes are an absolute necessity
    - Extra woolens are always recommended during winter treks.
    - A water bottle is a must to keep yourself hydrated 
    - A first aid kit would come in handy for minor injuries
    - All necessary medication must be carried 
    - Warm clothing and woolens are a must-have.
  9. Can I opt for difficult treks if I am a beginner?

    It is recommended not to go on difficult treks if you are a beginner or a first time trekker. Trekking is an activity that requires adequate practice, and difficult treks take a higher amount of expertise. However, there are several amazing easy treks in and around Uttarakhand, which can be attempted by beginners.

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