Kanatal Trek Overview

Located at an altitude of 2590 meters, Kanatal is gaining popularity amongst adventure junkies and avid trekkers. Kanatal is an enchanting hamlet on the outskirts of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. It offers spectacular terrain for trekking which even beginners can enjoy. The Kanatal trek is categorized as moderate to easy making it possible for everyone to enjoy it. This invigorating trek will take you into the dense yet enchanting pine forests of Kodia Jungle. This imposing jungle is home to a wide variety of wildlife such as barking deer, musk deer, nilgai, wild boar and many others.

There are several adventurous activities you can enjoy during your Kanatal trek. You can go ziplining, rappelling, valley crossing, trekking over rocky terrain and many other activities. With the Kanatal trek you get to explore the beauty of the Surkanda Devi Temple and its magnificent surroundings. A visit to the beautiful Tehri Lake is also part of the trek and while you are here you can indulge your thirst for adventure with many fun activities like jet skiing, speed boat rides and more. Besides these exhilarating activities you also get to enjoy a cozy bonfire at your campsite accompanied by delicious local cuisines; the fresh mountain, stunning sunrises and night sky filled with stars.

Quick Facts of Kanatal Trek

Quick Facts of Kanatal Trek

Maximum altitude: 2590 metres

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Duration: Three days

Trekking distance: 20 kilometers

Rail head: Dehradun Railway Station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Snow Season: January and February

Service from: Kanatal

Base camp: Kanatal

Best season: April to June

Region: Uttarakhand

Kanatal Trek Itinerary

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Day 2
Day 3
Day 1

Arrive at Kanatal

  • On the first day of your Kanatal trek check-in at the campsite by 12 noon.

  • Get yourself settled at the camp and enjoy a delicious lunch.

  • Post lunch, get ready for an adventure-filled day exploring the Kodia Jungle.

  • The trek is about 4 km and will take you deep into the dense pine forest where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air, immerse in beautiful scenery and spot wildlife.

  • Here you can spot the musk deer, wild boar, and nilgai.

  • After this, get ready for some adventure activities like zip lining and valley crossing.

  • Return to the campsite in the evening and relax by the roaring bonfire.

  • Enjoy a hearty dinner and stay overnight at the camp

What to pack for Kanatal Trek?

What to pack for Kanatal Trek?

Warm clothes - Pack warm clothes even if you are going for your trek in the summer season. Outdoors, even in the middle of summer, temperatures drop drastically at night and in the mornings in Kanatal. During winters it snows here so carry appropriate clothes. Best is to wear layers.

Medicines - Always carry emergency medicines for cold, cough, stomach problems, ointments for cuts and bruises, etc. as well as any prescription drugs that you need.

Shoes - Pack proper trekking shoes with good grip to ensure you do not feel any discomfort while trekking. An uncomfortable pair of shoes can ruin your whole trip. Also, do not forget to pack flip flops or slippers to wear at the campsite.

ID proof - Always carry a valid ID proof when you are traveling anywhere.

Basic amenities - Pack a torch and some extra batteries, mosquito repellent, bug sprays, and a multipurpose pen knife.

Know Before You Go for Kanatal Trek

How to Reach
Important tips for Trekkers
How to Reach

By Air - The Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport to Kanatal Trek campsites which is at a mere 92 kilometers distance. You can reach Kanatal in approximately 3 hours from the airport by cab or buses. There are daily flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport.

By Rail - Dehradun and Rishikesh are the two closest Railway stations to Kanatal village in Uttarakhand. Dehradun is 80 kms and Rishikesh is approximately 75 kms from Kanatal. From either of the Railway Stations you can easily get a cab or a bus to Kanatal.

By Bus / taxi - Many buses ply to Kanatal from different places such as Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Chamba. Buses and taxis to Kanatal can also be accessed from major cities such as Delhi, Dehradun and Tehri and you can choose from luxury buses to sleeper buses.

By Car - You can either rent a car or take your own car up-to the Kanatal Trek campsites. There are three routes that start from Delhi which you can take. Delhi to Kanatal via Chamba; Delhi to Kanatal via Dehradun and Delhi to Kanatal via Dhanaulti.

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    The Kanatal Trek is located close to the Tehri Garhwal District in the Kanatal Region of Kodia Range. The Kanatal Trek is easily accessible from Dehradun which is 80 km, Mussoorie which is 44 km away and Rishikesh is 75 km away from the Kanatal Trek campsites.

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