These Treks From Uttarkashi Will Blow Your Mind!


Uttarkashi, located in Uttarakhand forms a major point from where some of the most important treks in the Garwhal region commence. Here are a few treks from Uttarkashi that you must undertake if you want to witness unparalleled beauty of Uttarakhand.

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Photo of Dayara Bugyal, Taknaur Renge, Uttarakhand, India by Saumiabee

An ideal trek for first-timers, Dayara Bugyal is a paradise that will take your breath away. The route goes along dense forests, beautiful meadows and offers gorgeous views of the Himalayan range. Throughout the route, you can see majestic snow-peaks like John Lee, Draupadi ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev and the Gangotri peaks. This trek is unreal in its beauty, and exemplifies the fact that the journey is as important as the destination.

Difficulty level: Easy

Number of days: 4 days

Approximate cost: ₹9000

Route: Uttarkashi – Raithal – Gui – Dayara Bugyal – Barsu

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Photo of Kedarkantha, Singtur Range, Uttarakhand by Saumiabee

Beginning from Sankri Village in Uttarkashi district, the trek to Kedarkantha is perfect to undertake during winter season. Located within a protected sanctuary, Kedarkantha is widely known for its beautiful campsites. This is a snow trek that is lined with walnut and pine forests, and open meadows. Once at the summit, you'll be blown away with the 360 degree view of famous mountain summits.

Difficulty level: Easy - Moderate

Duration: 4 days

Approximate cost: ₹9000

Route: Sankri – Juda-ka-Talab – Kedarkantha Base – Kedarkantha Peak – Hargaon – Sankri

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Photo of Dodital Trek, Barahat Range, Uttarakhand, India by Saumiabee

This trek takes you to a freshwater lake situated at almost 1000ft. The route, mostly surrounded by thick pine forests, deodars, oaks and rhododendrons is a picturesque one that will prove rewarding at every turn. The lake is renowned for a Ganesh temple that is located at its one end, it is known to have been the birthplace of Lord Ganesh. At the lake, you'll also get the chance to behold rare Himalayan trouts called dodi after which the lake has been named.

Difficulty Level: Easy- Moderate

Duration: 5-6 days

Approximate cost: ₹9000

Route: Uttarkashi – Kalyani – Agoda – Bhewra – Majhi – Dodital- Agoda - Kalyani – Uttarkashi

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Photo of Gaumukh, Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, India by Saumiabee

This trek takes you to the very source from where River Ganga flows. Located on the Gangotri Glacier at the height of 13,200ft., this is a challenging trek but offers the most majestic sights you can imagine. From Gaumukh and Baghirathi sisters to the entirety of Mt. Shivling , witness some of the most gorgeous peaks up-close on this trek.

Difficulty level: Difficult

No. of days: 6-7 days

Approximate cost: ₹15000

Route: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Bhojbasa– Gangotri – Uttarkashi

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Photo of Kedartal Trek, Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India by Saumiabee

This trek takes you to the most stunning glacial lake within Uttarakhand – Kedartal. Situated about 20km from Gangotri, at a height of 14,000ft., the trail will offer you a variety of sights. From mountains covered in flowers, snow-clad peaks and an unreal-looking emerald green lake, the trek is ideal to witness Uttarakhand's beauty in all its glory. Once at the lake, you'll be at the base of might peaks like Mt Thalaysagar, Mt Bhrigupanth, Manda Parvat, Mt Jogin and Mt Gangotri. There's no other trek in Uttarakhand that will take you this close to these mountains.

Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult

Duration: 7-8 days

Approximate cost: ₹14000

Route: Dharali – Gangotri – Bhojkharak – Kedarkharak – Kedartal –Bhojkharak – Dharali

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Photo of Rupin Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Saumiabee

This is a very interesting trek route as it begins in the tiny village of Dhaula in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It goes without saying that it's the perfect trek if you want to experience the magnificence of both the states. The trail is surrounded with thick forests, meadows, streams, waterfalls and ultimately awards you with a spectacular view of Kinner Kailash Range in Himachal.

Difficulty Level: Moderate- Difficult

Duration: 9-10 days

Approximate cost: ₹15000

Route: Dhaula – Sewa – Jhaka – Saruwas – Dhanderas – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad – Sangla

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Photo of Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India by Saumiabee

Located at a hight of 10,797 ft.,Yamunotri trek is a highly adventurous one; the trek also forms part of the Char Dham Yatra that Hindus often undertake. The route for this trek will take you through high-altitude meadows and lakes like Dodital , Ruinsara Lake and Yamunotri Pass. Alongside, the trek also provides spectacular views of Swargarohini group of mountains.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 18 days

Route: Uttarkashi – Kalyani – Bhewda – Dodital – Darba Top – Hanumanchatti – Yamunotri – Ruinsara Lake – Deva Thach – Har Ki Dun – Seema – Damti – Sankri – Naugaon – Dehradun

How To Go:

Since most of these treks are long, it is suggested that you advance with a trekking tour. Some popular trekking companies that offer these treks are India Hikes, Thrillophilia, Trekking In Uttarakhand, and Red Chilli Adventure.

So don't just sit at home, dreaming of paradise, head for these treks and have an experience you will remember forever!

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