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Best Things To Do in Uttarkashi

Roughly translating to ‘Kashi of the North’, Uttarkashi is a quaint holy town located next to the sacred river Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand. The ancient town bears its name by being similar to the city of Kashi (Varanasi), that is also situated next to the Ganges river. The picturesque Uttarkashi is well-known for being home to a diversity of flora and fauna, and you will come across a variety of Fur, Deodar and Pine forests within its vicinity. While tourists are often drawn to Uttarkashi for its postcard-like appeal and sweeping, panoramic views, the town also allures several Hindu devotees who visit for a glimpse of the divine within its aashrams and temples. Visiting these temples is one of the best things to do in Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi’s famous temples and dharamshalas have tourists flocking every single year, as ancient mythology claims that the town was once a meditational ground for learned sages and hermits. Visitors often prefer making a trip to the holy Gangotri (the temple of river Ganga) from Uttarkashi, which is hardly a hundred kilometres down the road.

Apart from being a spiritual hot-spot, Uttarkashi is a playground for adventure seekers who find solace at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The landscaping views of Uttarkashi are also a favourite of many-a-hikers and trekkers, who wish to set off on a nature trail within the thickets of this town. Besides this, you may even find numerous smaller rivers that run through the town, along with a few holy tributaries of the Ganges river. The old-world charm of Uttarkashi allures devotees, thrill-seekers and backpackers alike, and has been gaining immense popularity as a tourist destination year after year. Planning a trip to this endearing town will acquaint you to nature in all its glory. Whether you’re making a fleeting visit or planning to extend your stay. Here’s a list of best things to do in Uttarkashi:

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    Gaumukh Trek For 9 Days
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    About the Activity:Premium Package : 13th may to 21st May Ex DehradunStandard Package : 16th may to 20th May Ex GangotriA familiar site but with unfamiliar routes to reach, Gomukh has one of the challenging routes completely encircled by rough terrains, mountain streams,...

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    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting trekking expedition in Rupin Pass and get a chance to explore the incandescent beauty of this region.Arrive at Dhaula in the late afternoon and reach the tour locality.Start trekking through the steep roads and flat section befo...

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    Uttarkashi
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    About the Activity:Guarded by the mighty snow-clad peaks and enriched greenery, Kedartal near Gangotri is a most sought after destination in Uttarakhand. An enchanting lake situated next to Kedar Bamak Glacier at the foot of the enormous Thalaysagar (6,904) and Brigupant...

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    Garhwal
    d16 Days n15 Nights

    About the Activity:The mountaineers' paradise is Mount Thelu in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand giving umpteen number of opportunities to climb and explore.Here is a magnificent 16 day trekking expedition in which more than 9 days, you would be preparing and climbing t...

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    Garhwal
    d21 Days n20 Nights

    About the Activity:Mount Satopanth in the Garhwal region being a part of the Gaumukh glacier is a dream destination for many trekkers as the routes to the summit are less travelled and quite challenging compared to other routes in the region.Inside the Gangotri national ...

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    Uttarkashi
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    About the Activity:Opt for an escapade into nature's wonders. Vasuki Tal is a quite famous high altitude lake situated at the base of Mount Satopanth and a trek to Vasuki Tal is something amazing as the trekkers have praised.Arrive at Dehradun early morning to take part ...

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    Uttarkashi
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    About the Activity:Known as the source of the mighty Ganges, surrounded by tranquillizing mountain peaks parented by the Himalayan ranges, Gangotri and Tapovan are in the hit list of the Himalayan Trekkers for a long time.A moderate trekking expedition is inviting you to...

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  • d8 Days n7 Nights

    About the Activity:Pack your bags for an eight day long trek to Rupin pass which is located in Dhauladhar ranges and have ultimate thrill.Arrive at Dehradun and you will be driven to Dhaula which is 195 kilometers away from Degradun and stay there.Wake up to a splendid c...

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    Uttarkashi
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    Uttarkashi is situated at a soaring height of around 1150 m in the stunning state of Uttarakhand. Nature resort as the name says, is situated amidst the most picturesque landscapes of this serene land. Located just 5 km ahead, stay at Nature Resort Uttarkashi is a per...

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  • d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 7 days 6 night trekking expedition in Vasuki taal and Meru Glacier and witness the amazing beauty of this region.Start trekking towards Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt), from Gangotri move along the Chirbasa.Trek through the Bhag...

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  • d8 Days n7 Nights

    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 18-10-2016Join this package for a good cause toward nature and feel solace. It is an 8 day long triathlon expedition for Ganga cleaning with activities like trekking, cycling and rafting.This expedition aims to collect all possible non...

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    Uttarkashi
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    About the Activity:Indulge in a magnificent 4D/3N trekking in Dayara Bugyal in Uttarakhand and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the prominent peaks in the Himalayas.Embark on a trip to Barsu from Dehradun bus stand around 05:00 AM and then you will be indulging in a trek to...

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    Uttarkashi
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Activity:Embark on a relishing trekking trip to Pangarchulla in Uttarkashi, located amidst the magnificent and towering Himalayan Peaks. This trek is for 6 days starting from Haridwar and the base camp located at Joshimath. You will be trekking through the chal...

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  • d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Hotel Windsor in Ranikhet is located at a vantage point on a wooden hillock with a commanding view of snow-capped mountains, thick pine and cedar forests.  The rooms of this hotel are made of wood and interiors have been provided by the taste of ant...

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    Uttarkashi
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    About the Gomukh Tapovan Trek:Within the 6 days of this Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan trek, one can marvel at the beauty of the Gomukh glacier, which forms one of the main sources of water for river Ganges.  Along with your way to the peak, you can also visit several other att...

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Yamunotri

Being the source of the River Yamuna, Yamunotri has a lot of significance in history as well. It is situated at a height of 3293 meters. Yamunotri is considered to be the supreme among the four sites of India’s Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna is the prime attraction here along with the charming holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti. It was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The whole location arranges the best features such as lush green meadows, glacier sights and revamping climate throughout the year. But majorly, the difficulty to reach the top extends a thrilling experience to those who love adventure and escapades. You can reach the location by walking through the rugged plains and roads, 6 KM from Hanuman Chatti and 4 KM from Janki Chatti.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Uttarkashi

  • What are the best adventure activities to do in Uttarkashi?

    Uttarkashi is a land of opportunities for those who wish to try a hand at adventure activities. Here are a few you can spare your time for during your stay:

    • Mountain biking: Get acquainted with the rugged topography of Uttarkashi with an exciting bike ride. There are several routes that you can pick according to your level of expertise.

     

    • Trekking: Many tourists visit Uttarkashi for a long walk amidst the forests. Pick your trek according to your time and convenience for a memorable experience.

     

    • Mountaineering: Mountaineering is a sport that simply cannot be missed out on during your stay in Uttarkashi. You may take professional training from NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) for a better insight into the sport.

     

    • Camping: Put up a tent, sit back and admire a blanket of stars on a clear night in Uttarkashi. Several visitors prefer camping amidst the woods, and Uttarkashi boasts of a picturesque backdrop.
  • Which are the best wildlife experiences in Uttarkashi?

    Globetrotters from every corner visit Uttarkashi for a glimpse of the untouched fauna that thrives within its forests. Here are a few national parks within the vicinity that you can plan an excursion to:

     

    Govind Wildlife Sanctuary: Visit Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, which is not only rich in wildlife, but it is also well known for its mythological significance. The national park is also fondly referred to as the ‘White Leopard Park’ for the whopping white leopard population homed within the sanctuary.

     

    Nanda Devi National park: Deemed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, the breathtaking Nanda Devi National park is surrounded with a ring of staggering peaks and a stunning valley of flowers. The national park is also home to a diverse variety of flora with around 312 species of trees and shrubs.

     

    Gangotri National park: Praised for its blanket of coniferous forests, you can spot several charismatic species such as the snow leopard, brown bear, musk deer and blue sheep within the walls of Gangotri National park.

  • Which are the best places to go for trekking in Uttarkashi?

    Trekking in Uttarkashi will take you through some scenic and awe-inspiring routes. Shutterbugs can find plenty of opportunities to snap a panoramic view of the mountains within their camera. Based on your level of expertise, here are a few treks you can consider during your stay:

     

    • Dayara Bugyal Trek
    • Dodital Trek
    • Gaumukh Tapovan
    • Har ki Dun
    • Kedarkanth
  • Which are the best routes to do biking in Uttarkashi?

    Mountain biking is one of the fastest ways to get around in Uttarkashi. Pedal through the hilly terrain and ride into nature for thrilling experience that you will remember all your life. However, keep in mind that not all the routes are best suited for those who are starting out. Here are some that you can add onto your list:

     

    • Uttarkashi to Bhatwari, 25 kilometers
    • Uttarkashi to Gangotri, 99 kilometeres
  • Which are the best places for village safari in Uttarkashi?

    A visit to Uttarkashi is incomplete without stopping by at a neighbouring village. Walk through the sprawling meadows and lush greenery to arrive at a quaint, untouched village not too far from Uttarkashi. If you’re planning a day’s excursion, here are a few must-visit villages that you should consider on your way:

    • Barsu village, 37 kilometers
    • Kuflon village, 12 kilometers
    • Mukhwa village, 2 kilometers

  • Which are the pilgrimage sites which are a must visit in Uttarkashi?

    Uttarkashi is one of the most sought after destination for devotees who’ve embarked on the sacred Char Dham pilgrimage. Known as the holy land, Uttarkashi has a lot to offer in terms of scenic as well as spiritual beauty to those who visit.

    • Vishwanath Temple: This temple is considered as one of the most important as well as ancient shrines of the region. It draws a huge number of visitors from India throughout the year.
    • Gangotri Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Ganga, the temple is one of the most visited temples in India. It symbolises purity and claims to wash away your sins.
    • Bhairav Temple: Located on the banks of River Bhagirathi, this temple too holds spiritual significance in Hindu mythology and allures several devotees during pilgrimage.

  • Which are the best locations for rafting in Uttarkashi? What are the charges?

    The icy heights of the Himalayas often releases turbulent rivers down Garhwal and Uttarakhand. Uttarkashi, too, is blessed with an intricate network of rivers and tributaries to provide an ideal destination for an adventurous rafting trip. One can drive down to the rafting hotspot. Rishikesh or simply stay back and enjoy the ride aboard River Bhagirathi. An ideal river rafting package would cost anywhere around Rs. 750 to Rs. 2,000 pr person depending on the length of the stretch.

  • Where can go for bungee jumping in Uttarkashi?

    Being surrounded by lush foliage and mesmerising mountain tops makes Uttarkashi a favourite for thrill-seekers from around the globe. There are several activity operators that conduct tours for tourists wishing to indulge in bungee jumping. You can also drive to Rishikesh to experience the thrill of Mohanchatti, India’s most preferred bungee jumping destination. A bungee jumping activity will cost from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000 per person. You may even enquire about the same within your hotel, or book one that provides an all-inclusive package for your visit.

Traveller Tales From Uttarkashi

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Vipul Vashistha

27 April 2017

Excellent trek for those who want to see the giants os Garwhal Himalayas up and close, we also get to visit the source of Ganga river at the snout of Gangotri glacier and the beautiful and pristine lak