Nachiketa Tal Trek

3 Days - 2 Nights
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Nachiketa Tal Trek a Pictorial Lake in Uttarkashi

Lying amid dense forests of Oaks and Pines, Nachiketa Tal Trek is a lake on Bhagirathi River’s bank in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 2457 m.

There is a number of fable treks and temples which are tourists’ attraction. This lake is beautiful under the forest

Nachiketa Tal Trek was named after the son of Uddalak

Beside this lake is a temple of Nag Devta and every year during the festival of Nag Panchami villagers visit this divine place. It holds a mythical story that this Lake was named after the son of Uddalak.

Nachiketa found the reality behind life and death at the age of 10.

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Panoramic views and Trail in Nachiketa Tal Trek

The clear views of Bandarpunch peak and many Himalayas mountain ranges are treated for the eyes and the place offers the great sight of high Himalayan peaks. The trekking distance is not much but the trail is through beautiful dense forests with some streams crossing the way.

Why to choose Nachiketa Tal Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Nachiketa Tal Trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 06 km which is to be covered into 03 days. Yet, it comes under a moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

This is easy trek No high altitude mountain sickness due to forthcoming of the forest region

The trail is easy for other treks. So, beginners can And families can easily do this trek.

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture

During the winter season, this fascinating Nachiketa Tal remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land.

And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers, and woods blooming in different colors

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

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Key Points of Nachiketa Tal Trek

Duration: – 2 Nights 3 Days

Base camp: – Uttarkashi

Summer Temperature: – Day (8°C to 15°C) Night (5° C to 12° C)

Winter Temperature: – Day (2°C to 5° C) Night (-1°C to -3°C)

Nachiketa Tal -Altitude: – 2,443 Meter)

Best Time: – All year

Trek Level: – Easy

Trek distance: – On foot 06 Km – By taxi 344 km

Short Itinerary of Nachiketa Tal Trek

Day 1:-Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Uttarkashi – 150 Km (6/7 Hours) (3,799 feet) overnight stay Hotel

Day 2:-Drive from Uttarkashi Chaurangikhal (22 km) (1/2 Hours) and trek to Nachiketa Tal (2,443 Meter) (3 km) Explore the beauty of Himalayas back to Uttarkashi

Day 3:-Drive from Uttarkashi to Dehradun by taxi (150 km) (6/7 Hours)


Day 1: Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Uttarkashi

Total distance – 150 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude –Uttarkashi – 3,799 feet

Night stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Uttarkashi/ Gangotri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Uttarkashi / Gangotri it is base camp of mukta top trek.

Gangotri is in Uttarkashi which is 150 km away from Dehradun and you will reach there in 6 to 7 hours. We start from Dehradun early in the morning so that we can reach the base camp on time.

The drive to Gangotri is delightful and along the bank of River Ganga, we go through the forest which covers a large area. Reach your base camp which is beside ASI Ganga River.


Day 2 : Drive from Uttarkashi Chaurangikhal (22 km) (1/2 Hours) and trek to Nachiketa Tal (3 km) Explore beauty of Himalayas back to Uttarkashi

Trek Distance – 25 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi – 22 km- On foot- 06 km both side

Altitude – Nachiketa Tal – 2,443 Meter

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Post breakfast the drive is from Uttarkashi to Chaurangikhal 22 km – ½ hours, the trek starts from this point to Nachiketa Tal. It is an astounding Lake lying in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, to reach there go through the dense forests.

You will have leisure time, explore the area and get back to Chaurangikhal from there get vehicle will be arranged to Uttarkashi. Arrangements will be made in a hotel.


Day 3 :Drive from Uttarkashi to Dehradun by taxi

Trek Distance – 150 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

After your breakfast in hotel leave for Dehradun and reach there on time. 4 pm evening.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Reviews (1)

1 review for Nachiketa Tal Trek

  1. Pramod Mangrulkar

    Your information is complete and true. This indeed is a very beautiful walk through dense forest. There lives a Sadhu permanently. One can camp on the banks of the lake and spend a day or two in leisure.
    I love this trek.

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