Gulabi Kantha Trek Overview
About the Destination:

Yamuna Valley is a spectacular destination in Uttarakhand that holds great significance for the Hindus. The Yamuna river is considered the second largest tributary of the Ganga, and it originates from the Yamunotri Glacier. It is about 1,376 km long, and it has several canals in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

You can have breathtaking views of the snow-capped range covering Panchachuli Group, Nanda Devi, Trishuli from Yamuna valley. Gulabi Kantha Trek is an easy to moderate trek in Yamuna valley in Uttarakhand, located at an altitude of three thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine meters above the sea level.

Gulabi Kantha Trek

Gulabi Kantha Trek is very famous trek in Yamuna valley in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Gulabi kantha trek situated at an altitude of 3789 meters above the sea level. It is a lush green bugyal which lies on the way of dodital.
Gulabi Kantha provides 360 degree view of the Himalayan mountain range such as Bandarpunch peak, Shivalik mountains range, Bali pass, Sarutal range, fachu kandi pass, and Chaukhamba peaks.
The place offers Himalayan mountain range and a beautiful view of sunrise and sunset. Gulabi Kantha is a moderate trek. The Gulabi Kantha covered by wild flowers , lush green meadows , Oak ,deodorant trees, and vast variety of Flora and Fauna and Trekkers get to witness the beauty of this trek.
Now, it is in the league of India’s Top Most Winter or summer Trek! This magnificent place attracts people all across the globe. If you are in search of tranquility and beauty then no other place can beat Gulabi kantha.

Day 1: day- Deharadun to Barkot

(drive 120km) altitude 1250mt

Day 2:Barkot to Hanuman chatti

(drive 30km)
and trek to Kandola via Nishni village (
trek 5-6
km) altitude 3000mt

Day 3: Kandola to Seema thach (trek
4-5 km)

Basecamp of Gulabi Kantha altitude

Day 4Seema thach to Gulabi

summit and return to Seema thach

Day 5: Seema thach to Barkot

km trek)
30 drive

Day 6:Barkot to Deharadun.

Depart for home after morning tea/coffee.

By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Come one day early if planning to come by flight.

By Train :-
Take the overnight train to Haridwar from Delhi

  • Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus:-
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi to ISBT Kashmere Gate. We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness. Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station


  • Meals during the trek
  • Transportation from rishikesh/haridwar to joshimath and back to haridwar/rishikesh.
  • Dinner on arrival day in Sankri
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges (only if availing transportation through A1 himalayas). Included only upto amount charged for Indian Nationals
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage
  • Services of a Certified Trek Leader


  • Meals during road journeys
  • Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

1) Trekking Shoe/Snow Shoe

2) Rucksack/Back Pack

3) Rucksack cover (Waterproof)

4) Daypack/Knapsack

5) Undergarments/Innerwear

6)Woolen socks

7) Woolen gloves

8) Waterproof gloves

9) T-shirt

10) Trek pants

11) Camp sandal

12) Balaclava/Woolen skull
cap/Monkey Cap

13) Sun cap/Wide-brimmed

14) Walking Sticks/Trekking
Poles/Ski Poles

15) Heavy Jacket

16) Windproof Jacket/Wind

17)Raingear/Poncho/Waterproof clothing

18) Water bottle/Hydration pack

19) Sunscreen lotion

20) Sunglasses

21) ChapStick/Cold &
Moisturizing cream

22) Toothbrush and toothpaste

23) Towel

24) Hand sanitizer

25) Tissue roll ( Toilet)

26) Anti Fungal Powder

27) Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries

28) Knee cap

29) Camera with extra cells

30) Dry food items

31) Personal first-aid kit

32) Medicines (This is a simple
guide line and a doctor’s
consultation is recommended.)

Altitude is a risk. Before you begin the trek, you should be aware of the effects of high altitude on your body. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms include a moderate headache, nausea, and overall discomfort.

Reponse: If you have any of these symptoms, notify the trek leader immediately and follow his advice. To deal with the scenario, each campsite contains a stretcher, a fully prepared first aid kit, and oxygen cylinders.

Weather Risk : No one can guarantee snow, rain, or sunlight, even if we keep a constant eye on the weather. Please keep in mind that your safety is our primary priority, and if the weather isn’t cooperating, we won’t leave the campsite.

Response: The choice to go or wait for better weather will be made solely by the Trek Leaders and Guides.

Risk: Injury is a possibility. While trekking across difficult terrains, minor injuries such as calf sprains, bruising, and other minor ailments are prevalent. Serious injuries, such as fractures or significant cuts, are quite uncommon.

Response: All of our Trek Leaders are trained in wilderness first aid. They’ve been taught to deal with emergencies and have a well-stocked first-aid equipment to deal with minor injuries. In the event of major injuries, the patient is carried to the nearest road-head on a stretcher and taken to the nearest medical facility.

1. Alcohols or any other intoxicating products ‘’STRICTLY PROHIBHITED’’
during the trek.
2. Always pay heed to the trek guides or instructors.
3. Try not to leave the group under any circumstances.
4. Avoid trekking during the nights as it is extremely dangerous.
5. Avoid using earphones as that might hinder your hearing.
6. Do not participate or encourage littering of the places in any form.
7. While visiting the local villages and tourist sites, obey the local guidelines
and instructions.
8. Do not harm or interrupt the local sentiments of the places.

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with A1 Himalayas.
Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of
the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since adventure
entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we
will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group
member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in
the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan,
but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Day 1-Haridwar to Joshimath

Your adventure with us start from Haridwar Railway Station. On achieving the railway station, you may acquire a heat welcome from our excursion consultant who will then accompany you in transferring closer to destination. Starting the pressure from Haridwar from the appointed pickup point (Haridwar railway station), we can take the fabled Badrinath Road. We might be crossing Rishikesh and readily set up pickup from there too. Alternatively, you may set up your live at those first rate locations in your manner lower back after the trek as well.

The nine-hour pressure to Joshimath will certainly be lengthy and arduous, however you’re by no means going to expire of captivating views. The tremendous river jogging with us on parallel gets wilder and greater charming as we trudge uphill. We might be passing via way of means of the four of the Panchprayag or the 5 holy confluence of Ganga—Devaprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Nandaprayag. So, hold your cameras geared up and continue to be unsleeping for maximum of the adventure!


Day 2-Joshimath - Ghangaria Trek

Start your day with a warm and delectable breakfast earlier than heading to Govindghat . From Joshimath to Govindghat the space is 22km. En path, you may spot the very last Vishnuprayag. We will start out at the pressure withinside the morning after breakfast and attain Govindghat through eight am after which four km pressure to Pulna that’s the beginning point. It may be a nine km uphill path alongside the river, Pushpawati. The whole path may be crowded maximum of the time.

Many snack stores promoting the beverage, warm noodles, omelets with bread, paratha, etc may be determined in this path. So, you’ll in no way pass hungry. The trek may be on a definitely described stone-paved path, effortlessly constructed with stairs. After five km walk, you’ll arrive at Bhyundar village. This village marks an remarkable perspective for clean Hathi Parvat attractions. Enjoy the incredible attractions as an awful lot as you may, due to the fact the strainful steep ascent will start henceforth. You will attain Gangharia earlier than nightfall, accomplishing an altitude of 10, 000 feet. The live may be at a guest-hour.


Day 3- Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria

The adventure to Valley of Flowers is a distance of four km. The valley is 6-7 km long; the gap traveled with inside the valley relies upon on how the trekkers need to discover the valley. Another, issue to be taken into consideration is the stamina of the trekkers.

Right, while you begin from Ghangaria in half-hour wooded area take a look at submit arrives. The take a look at submit may not be an appeal however proper earlier than take a look at submit, there may be a gushing waterfall referred to as Laxman waterfall. Another 20 mins into the greenery and subsequent livid appeal comes. At this point, the Pushpavati river flows furiously beneath a wood bridge. It is pretty a not unusual place but a completely unique and enthralling capture. The path is steep and stone paved just like the preceding day. You can discover many bridges and landslide regions while you input the valley.

The valley is thousand instances stupendous than you may have imagined. It virtually makes the Himalayan peaks active and cherishing. Blue Poppy, Snake Foil, White Leaf Hog Foot, Himalayan Rose, Meadow Geranium, Dog Flower, Hooked Stick Seed are the local flowers. These amazing colorful blossoms quit after five km stretch at a glacier. If the climate is obvious the amazing Himalayan peaks of Nilgiri Parvat, Bhyundar Khal, Rattaban, Gauri Parvat etc. with inside the background. Today`s adventure will finish together along with your coming returned to Ghangaria earlier than nightfall.


Day 4- Ghangaria - Hemkund - Ghangaria

Get read yearly with inside the morning to begin trekking (6 Km) for “HEMKUND SAHIB”. One of the maximum respected of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib, the World`s Highest Gurudwara, is located at an altitude of 4,329 meters. There can be porters and mules if you want to offload your load. The path nowadays can be just like preceding days stone paved and non-stop ascend. There can be stores at the manner wherein you may energize yourself.

Watch out for the uncommon flower Brahmakamal a good way to be noticed beside pathways.The Gurudwara is positioned magically beside the replicate like glacial lake Hemkund. During clean skies, possible witness the ideal reflections of the adjacent Saptrishi peaks. The lake is fed via way of means of melting glaciers of Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks. Religious Laxman temple is likewise observed close to the lake. In the afternoon trek right all the way down to attain Ghangariya for an in a single day stay. The nighttime is unfastened for rest & relaxation.


Day 5- Ghangaria to Govindghat and drive to Joshimath

After your breakfast with inside the morning we descend to Govindghat after which force to Joshimath. From this vicinity Badrinath is 25 km away and take 1 hrs to reach. You can go to Badrinath most effective if street and climate circumstance lets in us.
Note :
Govindghat to Badrinath is landslide inclined vicinity in monsoon time so if our leaders discover that your protection is in threat because of climate circumstance/landslide or street blockage we will bypass Badrinath altogether and force to Joshimath directly.
On arrival, test into hotel. Overnight: Hotel.

Day 6- Joshimath to Haridwar

On the closing day of Valley of plant life trek, you may be served with a wholesome and delicious breakfast. After you’ve got got completed your morning meal, percent your luggage and say good-bye for your fellow travelers. Our consultant will help you in accomplishing the railway station from in which you may seize the educate in your hometown.

We desire you had a high-quality time and travelling revel in with us and we desire you a secure and cushy adventure ahead.