Gulabikantha Trek

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Gulabi Kantha - Explore the Unexplored

Gulabi Kantha is located at the height of 12000 feet (3656 mts) above the sea level. It is a lush green bugyal (meadow) which lies on the other side of famous fresh water lake trek popularly known as Dodital. GulabiKantha provides 360 degree view of The Himalayan mountain range such as Bandar poonch peak, Kalindi sirkala, Shivalik mountains and Chaukhamba peaks.

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The meadow (bugyal) of Gulabikantha is around 2.5 kms in length and 1.5 kms wide. The place offers a panoramic view of sunrise and sunset. A wide variety of flora and fauna is also found here. The place is untouched and lesser known to the trekking communities in India in spite of lying close to Dodital.

Gulabi means "Pink" and Kantha means "Hill" or "Pahaad" in hindi. The name given to this is because the entire trek becomes pink with blooming pink flowers of Rhododendron in this region.

One can easily reach Dodital, Dayara Bugyal, Darwa Pass and Yamunotri from Gulabikantha via trek but should be accompanied with experience local guide.

Winter Sports Opportunities in Gulabi Kantha
There is a great possibility to develop it for winter games such as skiing and other games. As of now you can check these skiing destinations of Uttarakhand, out which skiing in Auli is the most prominent one.

Suggested Itinerary for Gulabikantha Trek

Day 1: Reach Hanuman chatti, 8 hour drive from Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh
Day 2: Trek from Hanuman chatti to Seema thatch (Trek: 10 kms, 8 hours)
Day 3: Seema thatch to Gulabi kantha and back, 5 kms trek one side (Trek: 10 kms, 8 hours)
Day 4: Seema thatch to Hunaman chatti (Trek: 10 kms, 7 to 8 hours)
Day 5: Depart from Hanuman chatti.  Drive back to Dehradun or Haridwar/Rishikesh.

Video of Gulabi Kantha Trek during Winters


As it is a trekking route, so there will no hotels or resorts on the way. You will be staying in dome tents during the trek. It is recommended that you go with some local guide who can arrange all camping equipments and meals during your Gulabi Kantha Trek.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Gulabi Kantha Trek

Q. When was this trek discovered?
A. This trek was generally used by local shepherds from the past many years and not much activity was there by outsiders. It was a group of ITBP people who came to know about this trek and explored it around 2016. It is still a very virgin trail and not much explored.

Q. What is best time to go for the Gulabikantha trek?
A. April, May, June, September and October are the best months. You can also enjoy the snow trekking during winter months, but trek becomes difficult.

Q. What is the difficulty level of Gulabi Kantha trek?
A. The difficulty level of Gulabikantha trek is from easy to medium.

Q. What is the approx temperature during the trek?
A. The temperature varies as per weather and month of the year. During summers maximum temperature goes to 20 degrees Celsius and Minimum temperature can be around 5 degrees Celsius. During winters the minimum temperature is mostly in minus.

Q. Are Gulabi Kantha and Kedar Kantha same treks?
A. No, both are different treks. Gulabikantha is a meadow at the hill top whereas Kedarkantha is a summit of 4000 mts. You can get the details here for Kedarkantha Trek. Though some similarities are there as they both are in Garhwal region and same district of Uttarkashi. Both are snow covered during winters.

Q. How to reach Hanumanchatti ?
A. Hanuman Chatti is located enroute Yamunotri temple can be reached only by road. The nearest town is Barkot, Hanuman chatti is 34 kms away from there. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Hanumanchatti from from Dehradun.

Check out: Things to carry during Trekking

What is Gulabikantha Trek famous for?

Gulabikantha Trek is famous among tourist as Meadows, Himalayan Views, Sunrise and Sunset, Trekking, Camping.

Gulabikantha Trek is recommended destination for Foreigners, Groups.

Gulabikantha Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Camping, Emerging Destinations, Meadows, OffBeat, Trekking.

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board eUttaranchal is accredited by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Govt. of Uttarakhand.
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