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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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    d9 Days n8 Nights

    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, thickets and bridges. But the glimpses of this glacier would conciliate any troubled heart.Gomukh is the major source of the Ganges, also it is the precious snout from where Bhaigrathi River originates. Are you feeling excited to take part in a trekking challenge to reach the high altitude location which has a lot to offer?Then check this 9 day premium package of Gomukh trek starting from Dehradun and goes to Gangotri, the temple land, then Suraj Kund on the first two days.The trekking trip starts with Chirbasa, the land famous for abundant Chir trees and then to Bhojbasa. Cross the glacier paved paths and normal rough ground to behold the best views of Gomukh and other Himalayan peaks such as Mt.Shivling, Mt. Meru etc.Tapovan is also numbered as a must visit place during this trip. So enjoy the undeniable surroundings of Tapovan also.Wind up the tour on the 9th day after getting dropped back at Dehradun with a sack of amazing memories.There are two different packages;1) Premium Package for 9 days with all the inclusions mentioned in the itinerary- Rs. 59500/-2) Standard Package for 5 days starting from day 4 and ending on day 8 of the Premium Package. The customer is requested to join the group on the fourth day at Gangotri and depart from Gangotri on his own on- Rs. 29500/-The altitudes at different destinations are located are as follow:Gangotri     -        3140 m / 10302 ft         Chirbasa     -        3600 m / 11812 ftBhojbasa    -        3750 m / 12304 ftGaumukh    -       4000 m / 13124 ftTapovan     -        4460 m / 14633 ftThe temperature level: Day time : 12 to 15 Degree, Night times : 5 to 0 Degree

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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 before reaching the Hanging village on the edge of the mountains.Witness the amazing view of the dense forest and meadows while trekking to Saruwas, 5 kms which will take around 4-5.Continue hiking through the amazing views of of the forest and the meadows and enjoy the view in Dhanderas consisting of hundreds of  waterfalls.Enjoy trekking over snow and then crossing the streams till you reach the Upper waterfall camp.Climb through the steep rocks and pass the form of a saddle on a ridge with multiple colour prayer flags and stone cairns and the meadows of Ronti Gad.Decent through the steep rock enjoying the spectacular views of Kinner Kailash Ranges. Continue trekking for 4 hours and pass through the village farms and orchards.Reach Sangla after trekking for 5-6 hours and end this exciting trip.Depart from Sangla.

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    Uttarkashi
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    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 Brigupanth Peak (6,772mts), Kedartal is one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes in India at a height of 4780 meters.A challenging trek towards the lake demands exquisite mountaineering experience and here is a 6 day long trek to the holy site of Gangotri and Kedartal which goes through the rough trails encircled by fir and bhoj trees in plenty.Start the trip from Delhi to Dehradun and from there to Uttarkashi. If you arrive around 06:00 AM at Dehradun, you can reach Uttarkashi by 03:00 PM and then enjoy the trip to Gangotri.Tread the hardest trekking routes that lead you to Bhoj Kharak, Kedar Kharak and Kedartal; relish the utmost beauty possessed by the nearby locations and glacial valleys as much as you want.Being a photographers' paradise, the entire Kedartal location can offer you numerous good and breathtaking views, letting you linger for long.The package includes food, accommodation in tents and hotels and transportation from Delhi to Uttrakashi and return.

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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 park the mount is situated and you are invited to indulge in a 21 day long expedition to tame this toughest mount and the related areas.Mount Satopanth has the high angled slopes and it is located at an altitude of 7075 meters where the trekkers can enjoy the mesmerising and astounding views of Bhagirathi and Gangotri peaks along with the other majestic Himalayan peaks.You will be going through the banks of the River Ganges and River Bhagirathi during your trip and reach the divine town of Gangotri and then to Gaumukh, the snout of the rivers.During the trekking trip, Vasuki Tal will come your way to give some more adventurous trekking experiences as it is the most beautiful lake situated at a decent altitude.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and tents during the expedition and transportation from Uttarkashi to the base-camp.The short itinerary is as follows:Day 1 : Team Assembles at UttarkashiDay 2 : Uttarkashi to GangotriDay 3 : Gangotri to BhojbasaDay 4 : Bhojbasaa to Nandan VanDay 5 : Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal B.CDay 6-19 : Reserved for climbingDay 20 : Return back to GangotriDay 21 : Departure

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    Uttarkashi
    d8 Days n7 Nights

    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 in this trek that takes you through the glaciers of Gaumukh, the snout of Gangotri. Engage in an exciting glacier crossing, boulder hopping and other similar events.Brace yourself before you head to reach the top portions of the glaciers where you will find the best views of some of the famed mountains of the Himalayas such as Mount Shivling, Vasuki Parbat, the Bhagirathi Massif and much more.Watch the mighty Bhagirathi River flowing on your side, cross the rough terrains and conquer the matured steeps during the adventure.Max: Altitude: 4463 mts/14638 ftThe short itinerary of the trip is as follows:1Dehradun--GangotriRoad (256 Km)2Gangotri acclimatization DayVisit Surya Kund and Pandav Gufa3Gangotri--BhojbasaTrek ( 14kms)4         Bhojbasa—Nandanvan( Via Gaumukh)Trek ( 9kms)5Nandanvan—Vasuki Tal6km (4-5hrs)6Vasuki Tal--BhojbasaTrek (14Kms)7Bhojbasa--GangotriTrek (14kms)8Gangotri-- DehradunRoad (256 Km)

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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 the summit up.Arrive at Uttarkashi on the first day by evening and set your gears up in order to start off your trekking trip.During the breathtaking trip, you would come across Mt Saifee as well which is situated inside the beautiful Gangotri national park and the park offers the excellent opportunities to climb the glaciers at ease.Follow the noise of the gurgling river Ganga via the holy town of Gangotri to its source at Gaumukh, with the base being set up at the high altitude meadow of Raktvan.The package includes food, accommodation in tents and transportation during the trip from Uttarkashi to the base camp and return.Max Altitude: 6161 mts /20331 ft

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    Uttarkashi
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    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 be a part of the vibrant group embarking on a 6 day tour to enjoy the glimpses of some of the majestic scenery present at Gangotri and Tapovan as well as the related locations.This moderate trek to an altitude of 4463 meters at the maximum, takes you through steep climbs, picturesque mountains hills and green alpine valleys and so on.Bhojwasa is yet another stop to refresh your body and soul in the most purifying form. The package includes food, accommodation in tents and hotels and transportation from Rishkesh to Uttarkashi and return.

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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 chilled morning and then you will start trekking to Sewa from Dhaula and it will take almost 8 hours.Enjoy an overnight stay in Sewa and then on the third day, you will trek from Sewa to Jakha that is stretched up to 7 hours.Jakha to Suruwas Thach is the trek for 4 days, have an awesome experience while you walk for maximum 6 hours.Mark the fifth day with an exhilarating trekking experience to Waterfall camp and enjoy an overnight stay there.Rupin pass trek will be happening on the sixth day, it starts from Waterfall camp, from Rupin pass you will trek to Ronti Gad.Indulge in Ronti Gad to Sangla that will consume almost 6 hours an don the last day you will be travelling from Sangla to Shimla where your tour ends.

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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 perfect nature’s retreat. Enthrall in a delightful nature walk with friends and family, walk past lush green mountains and winding rivers. Uttarkashi is held in high esteem among Hindu people, as it is believed that Ganga River originates from this holy city. Spend some time visiting the beautiful temples in the region. For adventure junkies, this place is a paradise – test your mountaineering skills by hiking in the neighboring cliffs. Stay in Nature Resort Uttarkashi provides you with an array of leisure activities. Build your team and get ready for an exciting game session of Volleyball and Badminton. You can also try your hand in brain tickling games like Chess and Carom. Delight in the tranquility of the land with a pleasant stay at Nature Resort, Uttarkashi. Meal Types : Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian (Breakfast -3, Lunch-2, Dinner -3) Accommodation details : Double Occupancy Activities: Guided Nature walk, Half Day guided sightseeing tour of Uttarkashi, including Vishwanath Temple, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, and Himalayan Museum, in-house games like Volleyball, Badminton, Carom, Chess & Cricket and Activities in the camp sites Difficulty Level : Moderate

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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 Bhagirathi River and beyond Chirbasa where the terrain becomes very barren. Continue trekking further to Bhojwassa and pass through the dense forest and arrive the campsite down the river.Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Bhagirathi group of peaks and then continue trekking to Gomukh (3890mt) where the water of Ganga trickles down.Explore the nearby places and then continue trekking to the Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers.Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer.Enjoy the Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasuki Tal, a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake.Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks and after trek down to Cheerwasa.From Cheerwasa trek down to Gangotri before ending this trip.

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    d4 Days n3 Nights

    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 Barnala Bugyal.Feel relaxed at the campsite in Burnala Bugyal with the green meadows around you and a starry sky above you.Trek to Dayara Bugyal which spreads over 28 square kilometers and enjoy a 360 degree view of the Himalayan peaks and then you will be relaxing at the campsite.On the third day, commence your trek to Siyari from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the prominent peaks in the Himalayas like Bandarpoonch.Relish the sight of cattle and sheep coming to graze in the 28 sq.km wide green meadows and then relax in the afternoon.Trek back to Barsu on the last day and then get driven to Dehradun where your tour ends around 08:00 PM.

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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 bio-degradable waste from selected regions on the banks of river Ganga and dispose it off correctly. You will be starting the trip from Haridwar at 10:00 AM and trekking through Gangotri, Bhojwasa, and Gomukh. On the fifth day only you start your cycling expedition from Gangotri; pass Bhatwari and then reach Harsil.River rafting is on the last day along with other adventurous activities such as cliff jumping and body surfing.This tour includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.Pickup and drop point: Haridwar Railway Station.

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    20730


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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 challenging steeps and meadows throughout to reach the wondrous Pangarchulla Peak Summit. You will be astonished to view the surroundings from a height of about 14700 feet above sea level.It is a moderate yet difficult trek offering some of the best moments an adventure lover can expect.This package includes food, accommodation in tents and guesthouses, all the transportation from Haridwar to Joshimath and return.How to reach:By Air :- Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun.By Train :- From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019)From Chennai- Dehardun express (12687)By Road :- By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country.NH72 connects Haridwar to Nahan (125 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula,Chandigarh and Shimla.NH 72 terminates at Dehardun, which is at 54km from Haridwar.Haridwar is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi.NH72A links Haridwar to NH58 at Roorkee (35 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km).There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi's ISBT Kashmere GateBrief itinerary is as follows:Day 1. Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath/256kms/6724ft.Day 2. Joshimth To Dhak To Gulling Top / 12kms+5km/96500ft.Day 3. Gulling Top To Khulara/ 6km/11,122ftDay 4. Khullara to Pangarchulla Peak Summit and back to Khullara/12km/14,700ftDay 5. Khullara to Joshimath /11km+12km/6724ftDay 6. Joshimath to Haridwar /256km

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    9300


  • 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 antique furniture. This property displays a vibrant antiquity with it's timber interiors. Offering a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan range and lush gardens, the cozy rooms offer a relaxing experience. A gamut of entertaining facilities will keep you hooked on. Accommodation Types: Deluxe and Superior Deluxe Room on Double Occupancy Meal Types: Breakfast (Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian) Activities: Spa, Overnight treks, Golf, Billiards, Table tennis and Indoor games, Outdoor Games such as Rock climbing, Trekking (at an additional cost)

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    Uttarkashi
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Destination:Gomukh Tapovan Trek is considered as one of the most exciting and thrilling treks. Resembling the mouth of a cow, the Gomukh Glacier is one of the main water sources of the holy Ganges. Around the glacier, one can also view the peaks of Gangotri Group - Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi III. In addition to its mesmerising beauty and appeal, it is also an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus and a dip in its water is considered as a sacred ritual. On the other hand, Tapovan is located at the foothills of the Shivling Peak and is considered as a challenging route for the trekkers. Reaching a height of around 14,640ft, it is often thronged by the sadhus. This thrilling Gomukh Tapovan Trek takes you through some of the untouched places of the region. Marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of the region as you keep continuing your trek. The sight of the Bhagirathi sisters glistening in the moonlight from Bhojbasa will make you stare at it for long. The trekking trail typically has steady inclines and level walks. Trek for another 20-30 minutes and you will see another stream gushing below a makeshift bridge. You get clear perspectives of the Bhagirathi crests from Chirbasa. Additionally unmistakable out there is the mouth of the glacier. Your trek to Gomukh Tapovan will be one of the most memorable treks for you. About the 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 attractions as well. This includes some of the popular and stunning pilgrimage sites in the area. The caves and huts housing ascetics at Tapovan are also quite inspiring. You will start the trek after reaching Rishikesh.Uttarkashi to Gangotri will let you watch many holy rivers and landscapes which are the prominent attractions coming along with you.  This trek will let you observe the magnificent beauty of Bhojwassa after you cover the well-laid paths leading to the region. The steep climbs leading to the high altitude meadows are conquered by many people before and you are also invited to catch the glimpses of the major towers in the Himalayan Ranges spreading across the region very closely by staying at the velvet type grasslands.Witnessing the beauty of the stunning views of the Bhagirathi group of peaks, you will continue trekking to Gomukh and then towards Tapovan. Get a chance to witness the flora and fauna of the region as you keep continuing your trek on the seventh and eighth day. Conclude the trip after six days with precious memories created at the stunning locations. Gomukh Tapovan Trek Highlights:- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.- Catch the glimpses of magnificent Bhagirathi peaks from Chirbasa. Also visible in the distance is the mouth of the Gaumukh glacier.- During your trek you will also trek through Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar.- The snow-capped mountain and the distant valleys will definitely make you wish to come back here once again.- Trek to Bhojwassa which is studded with trees and is mostly barren and often compared to the Arctic Tundra region.- Also, get a chance to visit Kriti and Meru glacier during your trek.Quick Facts:Temperature: Day: 12°C-17°C and Night: 2°C-7°C 12. Can drop to -2°C--3°C at TapovanMaximum Altitude: 14638 ftDifficulty Level: Moderate-DifficultATM: Uttarkashi has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

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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.

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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 lake known as Vasuki Tal

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