Remote snow covered trails leading through splendid forests, meadows and spectacular mountain views
6 Days
Trek Altitude
12,000 Feet
Trek Distance
27 KM
Group Size
Best Time
Winter, Summer

Mukta Top Trek Overview

Mukta top (3608m) is one of the lesser known offbeat trekking destinations in Uttarakhand that are comparable with other popular winter snow trek routes like Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugiyal, Chandrashila, and Brahmatal. It is located to the west of Dayara Bugiyal between Yamunotri & Gangotri regions as a part of the Barahat range of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi district. Although it can be visited year round but during the winter months of December, January and February the fecund grassy pasture uplands gets covered with layers of snow turning the whole valley into a mesmerizing and picturesque location.

During winter the day time temperatures are around -5/6°C while night time temperatures can plummet to -12°C. So you need to be prepared with adequate clothing and gears. During summer the day time temperatures are around 8/13°C while night time temperatures are around 2/12°C. The total trekking distance is around 24km that takes you through deep forest canopies of Deodar, Rhododendrons, Maples, Oak and Pines trees.

A unique feature in this trail is the presence bamboo forests. The trek is popular for presence of a wide variety of birds like Himalayan Monal (the state bird of Uttarakhand), Russet Sparrows, Blue Whistling Thrushes, Himalayan Bulbuls, and Lemon Rumped Warblers are the ones whose constant chirping will accompany you all along the forest trail. Among the fauna the Mountain Goats, Spotted Barking Deer, Black Bears, Barasingha (Swamp Deer) and Leopards can be spotted at various places.

The highest point in the trail, Mukta Top offers an enchanting 360° view of the horizon littered with gigantic snow clad peaks that include - Mt Jaonli (6632 m), Gangotri III Peak (6577 m), Mt Srikanta (6,133 m), Bhagirathi massif (6,856 m), Mt Kalanag/ Black Peak (6387 m), Bandarpunch 1 (6316 m), Bandarpunch 2/ White Peak (6102 m), Draupadi Ka Danda 1 (5716 m), Draupadi Ka Danda 2 (5670 m), and Nag Tibba top (3022 m).


Drive: 170 km, 7 hrs

Altitude: 2,100 ft – 3,800 ft

Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House

Meals: Dinner


The Mukta Top trek starts from the Kuflon village. To reach the Kuflon village, take a vehicle from Dehradun and follow the beautiful NH-34 road all along Bhagirathi River towards Gangotri Dham. On reaching Uttarkashi, follow the road that goes towards Gangori.
Going a few kilometers beyond Gangori you can find the Kuflon village that is situated besides the Asi Ganga River, a tributary of Bhagirathi on Sangamchatti Road. The total distance is around 155-160 km and the time it takes to reach Kuflon is around 8 hours. We stop 15 km short of Kuflon for the night at Maneri

Drive: 15 km, 45 min

Trek: 4 km, 3-4 hrs

Altitude: 3,800 ft – 6,782 ft

Accommodation: Alpine Tents

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Evening Snacks + Dinner


Today you will need to cross a market and progress following the trail. You will need to cross a stream and soon the trail leads to a thick dense forest rich with pine, rhododendron, oak, and maple trees. After walking for almost 4 hours and around 4 km you will find a forest clearing at Shiladuni. Here the idyllic campsite is located near a Shepherd’s hut in an open, clear area which is ideal for star-gazing. The chirping of birds is quite soothing. You can camp here for the night.

Trek: 5 km, 5-6 hrs

Altitude: 6,782 ft – 9,600 ft

Accommodation: Alpine Tents

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Evening Snacks + Dinner


The next day start early and follow the steep trail that leads you through a unique dense Bamboo forest. You will need to cross few streams and after walking for around 4-5 hours for about 5 kms you will reach another small clearing Chaithathar that provides stunning views of high Himalayan peaks. This is the campsite where you need to stay and rest for the night.

Trek: 4 km, 3-4 hrs

Altitude: 9,600 ft – 10,800 ft

Accommodation: Alpine Tents

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Evening Snacks + Dinner


Today the trail leaves the dense forest and follows through rocky terrain that gradually gives way to high altitude flat land. The next campsite is Mukta Tal where you will find a alpine lake. During the winter months these places are covered with thick snow that gives it a mesmerizing view. You will be rewarded with the views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag and Nag Tibba peaks.

Trek: 9 km, 6-7 hrs

Altitude: 10,800 ft – 11,838ft – 7,781 ft

Accommodation: Alpine Tents

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Evening Snacks + Dinner


Finally today crossing Siyari Tal, walking for about 6 hours and a distance of about 9 kms you will reach the pinnacle point for this trek which is Mukta top. The grandeur of mighty Himalayan peaks await you in the distant horizon. A 360° view provide you with sneak peak views of Gangotri massif, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Nag Tibba, and Jaonli. After enjoying the views from Mukta top to return, follow the downward trail that takes you to Kuari.

Trek: 6 km, 3-4 hrs

Drive: 170 km, 7 hrs

Altitude: 7,781 ft – 2,100 ft

Meals: Breakfast


Finally the trek ends as you come down from Kuari to Kuflon which takes about 4 hours and crossing a distance of around 6kms. From Kuari you can take a car to come back to Dehradun or go to the destination of your choice.

FAQ's about Mukta Top Trek

Reaching its peak altitude of 12,000 feet, the Mukta Top trek is an incredibly secluded trail that takes you through lush meadows, diverse wildlife, breathtaking mountain views, peaks and mountain formations interesting therefore the Kedarkanth-Brahmatal-Dayara-Bugyal -Trails provides vigorous competition from peers.

  • Mukta Top Trek is popular among tourists for trekking, winter trekking, easy trekking and camping.
  • Mukta Top Trek is a recommended destination for couples, guests, groups and solos.
  • Mukta Top Trek is a popular destination for the following activities/ entertainment – adventure, trekking, camping, winter trekking.


Mukta Top trek in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the least explored summer hikes in the region.

Pearl Top stands at an impressive 3,657.6 meters (12,000 feet) above sea level.

While Muktatop can be seen throughout the year, trekking can be avoided during the rainy season. The best time for this hike is during the winter months when the landscape is adorned with snow and scenery.

The trek to Muktatop starts from the base village of Kuflon. The total walking distance is approximately 27 km.


  1. Transport support from Dehradun to Dehradun
  2. Pick-up location: Prince Chowk, near Dehradun Railway Station
    Pick-up Time: Around 7:30 am
  3. All vegetarian meals starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day
  4. Professional Guide, Cook and Support staff
  5. First-Aid kit with Oximeter and Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  6. Kitchen tents, common tents, toilet tents with portable toilet seats
  7. Rent for camping equipment like Clean sleeping bags and foam mattresses, Good quality ‘A’ shaped or dome tents, Camping stools, Table and Crampons and gaiters if required
  8. Forest entry charges for Indian nationals (Additional charges will be applicable for international tourists)
  9. Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment and NOT personal luggage
  10. Accommodation throughout the trek on a triple-sharing basis
  11. Guesthouse accommodation on the first and second last day on a triple-sharing basis
  12. All applicable taxes
  1. Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  2. Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
  3. Any cost or services not mentioned in the Inclusions
  4. Accommodation in Dehradun
  5. Adventure Insurance
  6. Cost arising due to unforeseen incidents like bad weather, medical evacuation, roadblocks etc
  7. Porter and mule support to carry personal Luggage can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 350 per bag per day (weighing up to 12 kg)
  8. Please carry a lunch box for packed lunch/breakfast to avoid using polythenes and Aluminium foils. Keeping the Himalayas clean is our own responsibility. Reduce the use of Plastic when you are in the abode of the Sacred Himalaya. 🌱