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Gulabikantha Trek

    Gulabi Kantha - Explore the Unexplored

    Gulabi Kantha is located at a height of 12000 feet (3656 mts) above the sea level. It is a lush green bugyal (meadow) which lies on the other side of the famous freshwater lake trek popularly known as Dodital. GulabiKantha provides 360-degree view of The Himalayan mountain range such as Bandarpoonch 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 by an experienced 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 guides who can arrange all camping equipment 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 thereby 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 the 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 the 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 the same treks?
    A. No, both are different treks. Gulabikantha is a meadow at the hilltop 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 the Garhwal region and the same district of Uttarkashi. Both are snow-covered during winters.

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

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    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.

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