The picture one imagines as they hear the Dehradun is of serenity and peace. A Doon blessed with lush greenery and a diverse array of flora and fauna, Dehradun takes a spot among the best hillstations in the world. Read on to find out more about the 15 best trekking places near Dehradun.
1) Auli :
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Auli means meadow in Garhwali. It is located at an altitude of 2800 meters. It was a prominent trade center is the home for semi-nomadic tribes till today. Auli is visited by a lot of people as it a beautiful skiing destination. It is also frequented by trekkers who love the view of snowclad mountains.
Distance from Dehradun : 305 kilometers.
2) Valley of flowers :
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Valley of flowers is a national park located on western Himalayas. It is famed for the different species of beautiful flowers that cover the entire valley in a colorful blanketed way. It is the most popular tourist destination in Chamoli district.
Distance from Dehradun : 318 kilometers.
3) Nanda Devi national park :
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Nanda Devi national park is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters. It is nestled between mountains on all sides. It sustains a variety of flora and fauna which attract nature and animal lovers to flock to this place from all over the country.
Distance from Dehradun : 345 kilometers.
4) Yamunotri :
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Yamunotri is a part of the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand. And as such, the city of Yamunotri is one of the famous pilgrimage sites to visit. It is located near the scenic backdrop of the Himalayas, making this place immensely beautiful.
Distance from Dehradun : 176 kilometers.
5) Gomukh :
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Gokmukh means ‘the face of cow’. This beautiful place is the originating point of the Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand. It is called Gomukh as the snout through which water gushes out resembles that of a cow’s.
Distance from Dehradun : 275 kilometers.
6) Kuari pass :
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This trek is for the adventure-seeking trekkers. The Kuari pass trek offers excellent view pints of the Himalayas. It is also called as the ‘Curzon’s trail’ as it was unearthed by Lord Curzon during his many treks of the Garhwal region.
Distance from Dehradun : 332 kilometers.
7) Nag tibba :
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Nag tibba is one of the famous treks around Delhi famed for its beautiful scenery. Blanketed by thick Deodar forests, Nag tibba trail offers splendid views of the Gangotri and the Yamunotri mountains.
Distance from Dehradun : 108 kilometers.
8) Bhadraj hill :
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This beautiful hill located in Uttarakhand is an ideal location for a well deserved break after a hectic week. Head over to these picturesque hills and embark on a thrilling trekking experience that is sure to leave you spellbound.
Distance from Dehradun : 24 kilometers.
9) Har ki Doon :
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Nestled in the Tehri Garhwal region, Har ki doon is covered by a dense layer of lush green vegetation making this place an instant hit among the trekking community. Dotted with beautiful glaciers and alpine vegetation, Har ki doon is dubbed as nature lovers elysium.
Distance from Dehradun : 99 kilometers.
10) Kedarkantha :
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Housed in the Tehri Garhwal region, this immensely beautiful region offers a wondrous trekking experience. The freezing wind makes for an intense trekking experience. This trek is worth one’s while as it offers spectacular views of the entire region.
Distance from Dehradun : 80 kilometers.
11) Kheerganga :
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With astounding waterfalls and alpine vegetations covering the exquisite area of Kheerganga, it has become a hotspot for attracting a plethora of trekkers wishing to bask in the beauty of this region.
Distance from Dehradun : 227 kilometers.
12) Gandhi sarovar :
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This beautiful lake formed because of the Chorabari Bamak glacier was the place where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was submerged. This place also has spiritual and mythological importance. This serene lake replenishes the tired and weary soul and gives this energy.
Distance from Dehradun : 109 kilometers.
13) Tapovan :
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Tapovan means ‘the land of penance’, and one can observe that this place has been named aptly. This serene cold meadow allows one to meditate in peace. Tapovan is full of meadows which has been blessed by nature’s bounty.
Distance from Dehradun : 47 kilometers.
14) Vasudhara falls :
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The majestic Vasudhara falls is surrounded by mountains on all sides. One can observe cold and pure water gushing from the apex of the mountain. There is a myth associated with this falls which states that only those of pure heart can visit this waterfalls and drink its pure water.
Distance from Dehradun : 341 kilometers.
15) Hampta pass :
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Hampta pass is characterized by a set of changing landscapes and beautiful glaciers. The valleys of Kullu and Lahaul is linked by this pass. The Hampta pass trek can be undertaken by beginners and experts alike.
Distance from Dehradun : 227 kilometers.