As the weekend approaches, thoughts of short vacations from our daily routines begin to swirl through our heads. The most apparent ideas that come to mind are to spend a relaxing weekend at a nearby resort or to plan a short day adventure or picnic. What if you added some adventurous fun to your weekend plans for family outings?

What about organizing a weekend trip to a neighboring location? I’m sure this all sounds fascinating. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, both close to Delhi, provide a plethora of hiking opportunities for people of all ages. You can spend an engrossing and thrilling weekend with your family by choosing from a variety of hikes of easy and moderate difficulty. Along with amazing trekking adventures.

Nag Tibba Trek

The Nag Tibba summit is mostly accessible via two paths. The first is the shortest and begins in Pantwari village, which is 85 kilometers from Dehradun. Due of the route’s difficulty, it is suggested that you hire a guide for this route. Starting from Pantwari, you will arrive at the base of the Nag Tibba peak in the late afternoon; spend the night at the camp and resume your climb to the summit the following morning.

Overnight camping at the base of the Nag Tibba summit requires permission from Mussoorie forest officials. The second path begins in the little village of Devalsari, 45 kilometers from Mussoorie. Traveling a distance will get you to the Nag Tibba summit.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Another fantastic weekend walk from Delhi is the ‘Chopta Chandrashila Trek,’ which will leave you rested and invigorated from your mundane job life. The walk begins in the small picturesque village of Chopta, around 450 kilometers from Delhi.

The unique charm of the Chopta village, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, brimming with pink and scarlet rhododendron flowers, the forest of deodar and oak trees, will leave you spellbound for a few minutes.

The remoteness of the thick rhododendron forests, a fresh breeze of air, and stunning sights along the trekking routes make you feel revived and invigorated as you begin your journey to the Chandrashila summit.

Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal’ is one of India’s most magnificent high alpine meadows, surrounded by the snow-capped Garhwal Himalayan peaks of Bhagirathi, Bandarpunch, Gangotri, and Kala Nag. The meadow attracts trekkers and adventurers from all over India due to its stunning visual splendor.

The base camp for this hike is Barsu Village in Uttarakhand, near Uttarkashi. The magnificent walking routes take you past regions of lush rhododendron woods and the tranquil ‘Barnala Tal,’ eventually terminating at the enormous expanse of rhododendron forest.

Dodital Trek

Surrounded by oak, pine, and rhododendron forests, ‘Dodital’ or ‘Dodi Lake’ is one of Uttarakhand’s most stunning high altitude freshwater lakes situated amidst rising Himalayan ranges. The lake’s serene and calm surroundings make it a great weekend getaway for adventure seekers and hikers from surrounding locations.

Dodital also has religious significance in Indian mythology because it is the birthplace of Lord Ganesha. A lovely temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located near the lake and is frequented by pilgrims all year. The trek to Dodital begins in ‘Sangam Chatti,’ a little hamlet near Uttarkashi.

Bedni Bugyal Trek

The ‘Bedni Bugyal,’ located in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli region, is yet another lovely high altitude alpine meadow in India.

The lush green slopes, bordered by conifer woods and Garhwal Himalayan peaks, make this one of the most popular adventure weekend locations near Delhi.

The hike from Didna Village to Ali Bugyal is steep and leads you through a dense forest of oak trees. At Ali Bugyal fro, a vast area of lovely green grass welcomes you.

Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek

Auli is well-known in India as a skier’s paradise due to its powder-laden slopes during the winter months.

Even in the summer, when the huge length of the green-carpeted meadow is flowering with colorful flowers, the location has its own beauty.

Auli’s undulating beauty and wonderful views of the towering peaks of ‘Nanda Devi,’ ‘Mana Parvat,’
‘Haathi – Godhi Parvat,’ ‘Neelkanth,’ ‘Trishul,’ and ‘Dunagiri’ make it an ideal holiday destination for residents living nearby.

The variety of treks of varying degrees in the region adds to the attractiveness of this tiny hill station,

and as a result, it has earned the reputation of being one of the best weekend trekking options from Delhi.