Naina Peak / China Peak

Adventure / Trekking | Nature

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Distance (From Nainital Bus Station): 10 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 10 km from Tallital Bus Stand, Naina Peak, also known as China Peak, is the highest peak and a famous attraction in the town of Nainital. A trek to Naina Peak is one of the top things to do in Nainital and is among prime place to visit on a Nainital trip.

Naina Peak is situated at an altitude of 2615 m. The peak was renamed from China peak to Naina peak after the 1962 war with China. Due to high altitude and lush green forest path, Naina Peak is also a favorite place in Nainital for trekking. This highest point of this mountain is widely known for its amazing natural surroundings and the snow covered mountains all around. Naina Peak is a quiet place from where the Nanda Devi peak and the mountains on the Tibet border can be viewed.

The peak offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. The trek to Naina Peak is little challenging, covering a distance of 6 km from Mallital. One can reach here by taking a horse ride or traversing the hilly paths. Pony or Horses can be hired to visit this peak either from Snow View Point or from Mallital.

No shops are available on the peak. So, it is advisable to carry eateries and drinking water.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM