NachiketaTal Trek

Nachiketa Tal Trek


Lying amid dense forests of Oaks and Pines, Nachiketa Tal Trek is a lake on Bhagirathi River bank in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 2457 m. There are number of fable treks and temples which are tourists’ attraction.

Nachiketa Lake was named after son of Uddalak

Nachiketa Tal

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

Panoramic views and Trail

Nachiketa Tal

The clear views of Bandarpoonch is treat for the eyes and the place offers 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.

Key Points of Nachiketa Tal Trek

  • Level is Easy to Moderate
  • Proper conditioning & training of body required
  • Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
  • Shoes are the single most important equipment.
  • High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
  • Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup
  • Travel light
  • The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.

Must read about Nachiketa Tal Trek

Trek Fee: Rs.5000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)

Duration: 3 Days

temperatureSummer Temperature:(10°C to 15°C)

altitudeAltitude: (2457M)

Best Time:July, Aug and Mid Sep

Level: Difficult

temperatureWinter Temperature:(-20°C to 10°C)

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  • Group Size Large Group


Day 1– Dehradun to Uttarkashi (200 km) (5 hours)

Day 2– Drive from Uttarkashi to Chaurangikhal (22 km) (45 minutes) and trek to Nachiketa Tal (3 km) and return

Day 3– Uttarkashi to Dehradun (200 km) (5 hours)

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ 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
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ 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 included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ 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


Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

  1. Day 1 Dehradun to Uttarkashi (200 km) (5 hours)

    Meet the member at Dehradun Railway station at 6:30 in the morning and then the drive is towards Uttarkashi.

    Go through the picturesque route of Mussoorie, reach there and
    arrangements will be made in a hotel. Visit the Shakti and Vishwanath temple in your free time and retire for the night.

  2. Day 2 Drive from Uttarkashi to Chaurangikhal (22 km) (45 minutes) and trek to Nachiketa Tal (3 km) and return

    Post breakfast the drive is from Uttarkashi to Chaurangikhal, 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.

  3. Day 3 Uttarkashi to Dehradun (200 km) (5 hours)

    After your breakfast in hotel leave for Dehradun and reach there on

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile Connectivity:-

ATM POINT: Uttarkashi is the last ATM Point.

Mobile Connectivity:-

The connectivity is intermittent so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

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Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.


(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)


– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)

– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)

– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze




– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

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Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)