BEST TREKKING PLACES : This lockdown is no less than a bad dream for all of us. At first, we all enjoyed being at home far away from fast pace life, watching t.v, eating healthy food, chilling with our loved ones, and so on. Many of us found out more about their side talents. Social media was jampacked with the posts of creative arts, lip-smacking recipes, and doing ‘jaadhu- pocha’ at your home.

 But after a certain time, we all get used to it which makes it boring for us to follow the same routine repetitively. 

Even though the corona pandemic is not over yet, Lockdown restrictions have been removed by the authorities. You guys definitely wanna explore to the fullest and what could be better than Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand’s bustling capital Dehradun serves as a starting point or gateway to multiple treks in the region. Trekking in the natural wonders and sceneries of Dehradun will leave you in awe. We are here for you with 10 adventurous and thrilling trekking places you can visit while you are in Dehradun.

1. Nag Tibba Trek 

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Nag Tibba, literally meaning the Serpent’s Peak, is a part of the three ranges of the Lesser Himalayas – Dhauladhar range, Pir Panjal range, and Nag Tibba range. Located at an elevation of 3050 m above the sea level, Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lower Himalayas of the Garhwal region. To enjoy the clear views of Bandarpunch peak, Kedarnath peak, and Chanabang peaks, all one has to do is take the exciting Nag Tibba treks in Dehradun.

Tariff: Starting From INR 4,000

Duration: 2 Days 1 Night

Best time to trek: September – March, and November – March

How to reach: Nag Tibba is a 10 km trek from the base camps in Pantwari, located at a distance of 60 km from Mussoorie. Mussoorie is located at a distance of 33 km from the Dehradun railway head.


2. Chakrata Trek 

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Chakrata is a remote and serene hill retreat. It has an amazing view of Dehradun. There are many interesting things to do in Chakrata, including camping and trekking. It is a picturesque yet one of the most stunning places to visit near Dehradun. It is also a great weekend getaway from Chandigarh and Delhi.

Tariff: Starting from INR 5,500

Duration: 4 days 3 Nights

Best time to trek: September – March

How to reach: It is located 100kms from Mussoorie. Mussorie is located 33 km from Dehradun.

3. Dhanaulti Trek 

With more and more people looking to break free from their busy city lives and enjoy the gifts of nature, holidays in the hills are fast gaining popularity. The scenic views of the Garhwal Himalayan range have made trekking in Dhanaulti an alluring experience. Thanks to its elevation of 2,286 m above the sea level, Dhanaulti serves as one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand to enjoy camping.

Tariff: Starting from INR 1,500

Duration: 2 Days 1 Night

Best time to trek: All-year-round

How to reach: NA

4. Rishikesh Trek 

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The forests in Rishikesh have exciting trails that lead travelers to the hidden waterfalls shrouded in the embrace of Rajaji National Park. If you are someone who loves to explore, then a waterfall trekking in Rishikesh is just the perfect exercise to pump you up. Some of the popular waterfalls in the national park include Neer Garh Waterfall Trek, Garud Chatti, and Phool Chatti Waterfall Trek.

Tariff: Starting from INR 2,000

Duration: 2 Days 1 Night

Best time to trek: All-year-round

How to reach: You must reach Joshimath from Rishikesh/Haridwar to begin the trek.


5. Har Ki Dun Trek

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Har ki Dun, located in the Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of 3566 meters above sea level, is surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests. This trek will take you to Haridwar, which is on the banks of the river Ganga, and Yamunotri, which is the source of the river Yamuna. The main snow-clad peaks visible from here are Swarga-Rohini, Bandarpunch, Kala Nag, Mori, and Osla. Make sure to wear comfortable trekking shoes.

Tariff: Starting from INR 8,800

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

Best time to trek: mid-April – mid-November

How to reach: You can begin this trek from Sankri which is 200 km from Dehradun.

6. Prashar Lake Trek 

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Surrounded by the imposing Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley is a pristine blue-water lake called Prashar. The trekking spot in the Himalayas offers a breathtaking 180-degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges. It’s a perfect winter snow trek from Delhi. Make sure to carry proper trekking stuff with you.

Tariff: Starting from INR 2,500

Duration: 2 Days 1 Night

Best time to trek: January – March

How to reach: You will start the trek from the Baggi village.

7. Dodital Trek 

The easy Dodital trek takes you through the oak woods, pines, and rhododendron forests. It includes camping around along the beautiful Dodi Lake. The Dodi Lake is famous for its Himalayan Golden Mahseer fish. The trek will also take you to Darwa Pass. The scenic charm and breeze make it among the best trekking points near Dehradun. Make sure you’re hydrated good enough before starting the trek.

Tariff: Starting from INR 9,000

Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

Best time to trek: mid-December – February 

How to reach: Sangamchatti is the place from where the trek to Dodital begins which is approximately a distance of 21 km.

8. Kedarkantha Trek 

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Kedarkantha trek is one of the most beautiful trekking places near Dehradun. This winter trek will take you through some magnificent snow-capped peaks, pine forests, and frozen ponds. Each of the campsites on this trek will be amidst the majestic beauty of pine forests that will be dusted with snow on top. Soak in the breathtaking views of the scenic landscape of Uttarakhand, pine forests, cascading streams, snow-capped mountains, and the gorgeous pine forests. This trek is considered to be one of the most stunning treks in the world and the most thrilling one for adventure seekers.

Tariff: Starting from INR 6,950

Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

Best Time To Trek: Jan – Feb, March-May

How to reach: You can begin this trek from Sankri.

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9. Gaumukh Trek

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Gaumukh is one of the best trekking places near Dehradun that will take you through rough terrains, mountain streams, thickets, and bridges. Catch glimpses of the glaciers, and other Himalayan peaks on this trek.

Tariff: Starting from INR 29,500

Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights

Best time to trek: May – June, Aug – Oct

How to reach: NA

10. Rupin Pass Trek 

Go through some of the most exciting trails on this trek and picturesque landscapes of woodlands and fields. Pass through some small hamlets and get a whiff of the local culture by interacting with the locals on your trek at Jhaka village. Go through snow bridges which will be a unique and thrill-seeking experience. You’ll be greeted with majestic views of the Kailash Peak as you make your way towards the end of the Rupin Pass trek.

Tariff: Starting from INR 14,950

Duration: 8 days 7 nights

Best time to trek: May – June & September

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