Gulabikantha Trek – (15Km)

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About this activity

The Gulabi Kantha trek, nestled in the heart of Uttarakhand, India, is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. This moderately challenging trek takes you on a journey through enchanting rhododendron forests, pristine alpine meadows adorned with pink blossoms (hence the name “Gulabi”), and offers panoramic vistas of majestic Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch. With a trekking duration spanning 4 to 6 days, this route is accessible to both novice and experienced trekkers. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, staying in basic guesthouses or camping under the starry skies. Gulabi Kantha is a true testament to the untouched natural beauty of the region, making it a must-visit destination for those in search of adventure and serenity in the Himalayas.


  • Mesmerizing Sunrise: Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from the Gulabi kantha viewpoint, creating a surreal and unforgettable experience.
  • Natural Beauty: Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of nature with walks through dense forests and lush meadows.
  • Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning photographs of the awe-inspiring landscapes and mesmerizing vistas during the trek.
  • Rewarding Achievement: Feel a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the Gulabi kantha summit and being rewarded with stunning views.
  • Cozy Bonfire Evenings: Enjoy evenings around the bonfire, sharing stories and creating cherished memories with fellow campers.
  • Cultural Program: Engage in a cultural program, providing insights into the local traditions and adding a touch of authenticity to the camping experience.
  • Optional Activities: Participate in optional activities like birdwatching or visiting nearby villages, allowing further exploration of the region's charm.
  • Comfortable Camping: Stay in cozy tents with basic amenities, ensuring a close-to-nature yet comfortable accommodation.
  • Expert Guided: Be guided by experienced experts who ensure safety and enhance the trekking experience with their knowledge of the area.


  • Accommodation : Stay included from Day 1 to Day 6.A good quality cosy Homestay with attached Toilet included on sharing basis at sankri & tent on triple sharing basis on trek.
  • Meals : All meals after reporting at the base village Sankri are included.
  • Camping charges : All camping gears are included.
  • Safety : A medical kit, and necessary items to counter worst case scenario.
  • Staff : A well trained and experienced Guide, Co-guide(if necessary) are included.
  • Permit : All the forest permission are included.
  • Transportation : NO
  • Emergency evacuation/ rescue cost (but arranged by us).
  • Any meals on road journeys.
  • Personal hiking gears.
  • Separate room for couples(charges apply if booked prior).
  • Porter or mules for carrying personal luggage's.
  • Any personal expenses on shops/Dhaba's.
  • Any unscheduled stay/departure out of the itinerary due to unforeseen weather conditions, govt ban, strike, natural calamities, medical emergencies.


  • Start your journey from Dehradun to Hanumanchatti, which takes approximately 7-8 hours by road.
  • Overnight Stay in Hanumanchatti Yamunotri.

  • Begin your trek from Hanumanchatti to Kandola.
  • The trek to Kandola typically takes about 6-7 hours.
  • Camp overnight in the Kandola.

  • Trek from Kandola to Gulabi Kantha, enjoying the beauty of rhododendron forests along the way.
  • Spend your day exploring the Gulabi Kantha meadows and taking in the stunning views.
  • Camp for the night at Kandola.

  • Early Morning, After Breakfast and prepare for your journey back to Dehradun.

Frequently asked questions

Gulabi Kantha is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India, in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas.

The name "Gulabi Kantha" translates to "Pink Shoulder" in Hindi. It is named after the vibrant pink rhododendron flowers that bloom in the region during the spring.

This trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trail involves ascending through forests, meadows, and sometimes, snowfields.

The best times for this trek are during the spring (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the trails are accessible.

The trek typically spans 4 to 6 days, covering a distance of approximately 32 to 40 kilometers, depending on the specific route chosen.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain permits for this trek. These permits can usually be obtained in Sankri, the starting point of the trek. Ensure you adhere to local regulations.

Highlights include stunning alpine meadows, dense rhododendron forests, panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini, and an opportunity to experience local culture.

Accommodation options include camping in tents and staying in basic guesthouses or homestays in the villages along the route. Carrying your camping gear is advisable if you plan to camp.

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