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Gulabi Kantha Trek
Photo By: Isa Khan

Gulabi Kantha Trek 2023

  • 5 Days
  • Group : 8-15 People
  • Guided Trek
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Start: Dehradun
  • Altitude
    Altitude : 12,000 ft

The Gulabi Kantha Trek is a unique and offbeat trek located at an elevation of 12,000 feet above sea level. This trek is situated on the other side of the popular Dodital freshwater lake trek. There are several lush meadows surrounding this unexplored trek.

Gulabi Kantha Trek is named so because it is dotted with blooming pink Rhododendron flowers. The region is not only abundant in these vibrant wildflowers but also deodar and Oak trees. This makes it a perfect home for diverse flora and fauna. It offers the trekkers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the splendour of nature.

As the snow begins to build up on the Gulabi Kantha trekking trail, the difficulty of the trek increases, making it more challenging for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. However, people with prior experience can still find this an enjoyable winter trek.

Recently inspected by the Indo-Tibetan border police force, it has been determined that the Gulabi Kantha Trek has the potential to be developed for winter sports such as snow skiing and snowboarding.

With the potential for breathtaking 360-degree views of the Kalindi Sirkala, Bandarpoonch peak, Chaukhamba peaks and Shivalik mountains, the Gulabi Kantha Trek is an increasingly popular destination for adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts alike.

Departure & Return Location

Dehradun, Uttrakhand

Meeting Time

7 A.M

Price Includes

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, etc
  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals during Trek (Veg)
  • All season Camping tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags with adequate sub-zero temperature rating, comfortable mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, ice-axe, micro-spikes, slings
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid knowledge
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder, oximeter

Price Excludes

  • Transportation
  • Meals during the road journey
  • Insurance
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. (extra luggage, if any can be left at the base camp with the authorities)
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
What to Expect
  • Dense ForestsThe trek goes through dense forests of Oak, Rhododendron & Pine. You might catch a glimpse of rare birds & animals on the way.
  • Majestic MeadowsThe meadows of Gulabi Kantha are a sight to behold. They are covered in wildflowers in the summers and snow in peak winters and offer stunning views of the Himalayas.
  • Incredible views of the Himalayan peaksThe Gulabi Kantha Trek provides stunning views of some of the most famous Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, and Chaukhamba.
  • Offbeat & unexploredThe Gulabi Kantha Trek is off the beaten path and is relatively unexplored. This makes it a perfect destination for those looking to get away from the busy trails of the popular treks.
Gulabi Kantha Trek Itinerary

Day 1Dehradun to Hanuman Chatti (Drive)

Distance: 175 km (Drive)
Time Taken:  8 Hours
Hanuman Chatti Altitude: 2,070 m (6,791 ft)

The Gulabi Kantha starts from the quaint little village of Hanuman Chatti. The drive from Dehradun to Hanuman Chatti is a road journey through winding mountain roads. If you book transport with us, the vehicles will pick you up at Dehradun I.S.B.T at 7 am. You can expect to reach Hanuman Chatti by evening.

We’ll be having breakfast at Kempty Falls, Mussoorie. We’ll drive through Mussoorie & other picturesque villages with the breathtaking view of the green hills and the vivid flora during this remarkable road journey. We’re going to drive along the Yamuna River.

After lunch, the drive will continue towards Hanuman Chatti & we should reach by evening. On arrival at Hanuman Chatti, the stay will be in a campsite/guest house and you freshen up. We’ll also have a briefing session about the trek & the do’s & don’ts.

Dinner will be served at the campsite/guest house & you retire for the night.

Day 2Hanuman Chatti to Seema Thatch

Distance: 8 km
Time Taken: 7 Hours
Seema Thatch Altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

The second day of Gulabi Kantha Trek takes us from Hanuman Chatti to Seema Thatch. After an early breakfast, we’ll start the trek by around 8 am. The initial part of the trek is easy as it is mostly a gradual ascent through the forest.

The trail is through dense forests and you might catch a glimpse of rare birds & animals. We’ll be crossing Nisni, Lasni and Kandola settlements We’ll have packed lunch on the way. The trail then becomes steeper as we ascend towards Seema. The last few kilometres are relatively easy & we should reach Seema Thatch by late afternoon.

On arrival at Seema Thatch, we set up our camp & relax for a while. You can explore the surroundings or just sit back & enjoy the tranquillity of the place. We’ll have dinner & retire for the night.

Day 3Seema Thatch to Gulabi Kantha & back

Distance: km
Time Taken: 7 Hours
Gulabi Kantha Altitude: 3,658 m (12,000 ft)

This is our summit day. With an early breakfast, we start the trek towards Gulabi Kantha. It’s a 4 km trek to Gulabi Kantha & the trail is through dense forests and meadows. As we move along, the mountains start appearing & the views just keep getting better & better.

Gulabi Kantha is a meadow & the views from here are simply breathtaking. In the winters, it’ll be completely covered in snow. We’ll spend some time here enjoying the views and clicking photographs. We’ll also have our packed lunch surrounded by the mighty mountains. You can see the Bandarpoonch, Chaukhamba and several other peaks from here. Feel free to ask your trek leader and guide about the local myths & legends associated with these peaks.

After spending some time at Gulabi Kantha, we start the trek back to Seema Thatch. The return trek is mostly downhill & we should reach Seema by evening after a leisurely trek.

It’s time to head back to civilization tomorrow. We have a hearty dinner & some hot drink. We retire for the night after exchanging stories with fellow trekkers.

Day 4Seema Thatch to Hanuman Chatti

Distance: 8 km
Time Taken:
5 Hours
Hanuman Chatti Altitude: 2,070 m (6,791 ft)

This is our final day on the trail. After an early breakfast, we start the trek back to Hanuman Chatti. The return journey is mostly downhill & easy. You can take your time & enjoy the views & the forests. We’ll have packed lunch on the way.

We should reach Hanuman Chatti by late afternoon and we’ll have a de-briefing session before having evening snacks and dinner. You can also explore the market here & buy some local souvenirs. After dinner, we retire for the night as we’ve to start for Dehradun early tomorrow.


Day 5Hanuman Chatti to Dehradun

Distance: 175 km (Drive)
Time Taken:  8 Hours
Dehradun Altitude: 640 m (2,100 ft)

This is the last day of our trek. Hanuman Chatti is also on the way to one of the char dhams, Yamunotri. So, if you’re planning to visit Yamunotri, you can say goodbye to us at Hanuman Chatti and continue your travels onward to Yamunotri.

For those heading back to Dehradun, we’ll have breakfast and start our drive around 8 am. We’ll be retracing our journey back to Dehradun and we should reach by late evening. On arrival at Dehradun, we’ll drop you at ISBT Dehradun.

The Gulabi Kantha Trek comes to an end with happy memories & a lot of new friends.

Gulabi Kantha Trek Map

Gulabi Kantha Trek Photos

What is the best time to do the Gulabi Kantha Trek?

You can do the Gulabi Kantha Trek throughout the year. However, the best time to do the trek is from April to June and September to November. In summers, the meadows are full of wildflowers and in winters, they are covered in snow. But, do keep in mind that the winters can be very cold and the trails might be snowed-in, making it difficult to trek. You should avoid the trek in the months of July and August as it is monsoon season and the trails might be slippery and wet.

How is the weather at Gulabi Kantha Trek?

In Summer (April to May), the temperature during the day ranges from 8°C to 15°C and drops to 7°C to 0°C at night. The trek is warm and picturesque during the day and you get to spend a relatively cozy night in the tents.

In Winter (December – January) the temperature during the day ranges from 2°C to 5°C and drops to 0°C to -8°C at night.

How difficult is the Gulabi Kantha Trek?

The Gulabi Kantha Trek is an easy trek and can be completed by anyone with a basic level of fitness. The trail is well-defined and there are no difficult sections. But the difficulty level of the trek can vary depending on the time of year you do the trek. In summers, the trails are dry and easy to trek but in winters, they might be snowed-in and difficult to navigate.

What are the requirements for participation in Gulabi Kantha Trek?

The only requirements for participation in the Gulabi Kantha Trek are a sense of adventure and basic fitness. No prior experience is necessary as the trek is easy to moderate. However, it is always advisable to do some basic cardio training and strength training for your back and legs before undertaking any trek. This will help you acclimatize to the altitude and the conditions on the trail, and avoid any injury. 

How to make a booking with us?

You can make your booking at our website www.advenchar.com or you can contact us at hello@advenchar.com.

You must be at least 18 years old to make a booking with us. After the booking, our team will send you a confirmation of the booking.

We understand that you may have to change your travel plans due to the Covid-19 situation, so considering this we have introduced a Book Now, Pay Later facility for all the participants. However, you will be required to pay the full amount at least 15 days prior to the departure date.

How do I cancel/modify my booking?

If you wish to cancel/modify your existing booking, you can do so by logging in to www.advenchar.com, and pay through the dashboard or you can drop us a mail at hello@advenchar.com with all the details of your booking, and we’ll cancel it for you.

What is cancellation policy?

You can claim a 100% refund if you choose to cancel your booking before 15 days. The refund will primarily be in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months.  You can also opt for a cash refund provided the booking is not part of a promotional offer or a coupon code provided by Advenchar. 


  • Cancellation before 15 days from departure date – 100% refund.
  • Cancellation between 15 days and 7 days from departure date  – 70% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 7 days from departure date – You can modify your trek free of cost, and transfer it to a friend/family member.

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