Places of Interest
Gangotri Dham :
Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage of Uttarakhand. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gomukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.
Yamunotri Dham :
Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas in District Uttarkashi. It is one of the four sites in Char Dham pilgrimage of Uttarakhand. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti (7 km. Away).
Gomukh is the source of the Bhagirathi River in Gangotri Glacier, one of the primary headstreams of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft (4,023 m) in Uttarkashi district.
Dayara Bugyal :
Dayara Bugyal is grass land starting at 2600 mtrs and goes upto 3500 mtrs. The 9 kms of trek through the woods and rhododendron tress takes one to this pristine place, in summers the shepherds reach here with their cattle and stay till the onset of winters. in winters the meadows turn into snow land with potential of skiing and snow activities
Kalindi Pass :
Kalindi Pass, at 5990 mtrs of ASL, this pass connects Gangotri valley with Badrinath. Kalindi pass is also know for being the highest trekking pass in the world. more than 40 himalayan peaks can be seen during the 110 km of trek that starts from Gangotri and ends at Badrinath.
Dharali/ Harshil Valley: At 2660 mtrs the Harshil valley offers complete contrast with what one finds in summers. streams gets frozen and black tarmac gets hidden under a thick white carpet.
Gartang Gali :
This wooden bridge was the trade route between India and Tibet. the nomads (Bhotiya tribe) ferried their goods on yaks from this bridge for barter with their other country part.
Dodital is a freshwater lake in uttarkashi district. Assi ganga rises from dodital and joins bhagirathi. The confluence is at Gangori. To reach Dodital, From Uttarkashi, a short jeep ride of 19 kilometers will take you to Sangamchatti from where the 24 km trek to Dodital begins. This is a mostly gentle trek, with overnight halt options at the village of Agora or Bebra. At Agora, which is 6 km from Sangamchatti, one can stay at one of the private lodges or alternatively, camp at Bebra which is 8 km from Sangamchatti. From there one can start the second leg of the trek the next day which will take you to Dodital via the small summer settlement of Manjhi.
There is a forest rest houses at Dodital where one can book a stay by taking a permit at the forest office in Uttarkashi. Alternatively, one can camp by carrying tents. There’s a basic canteen where one can get food and tea.
From Dodital the visitors can trek further up to Darwa Top and can cross the pass to descend towards Hanumanchatti in the Yamuna valley or turn towards Chaka Gujjer hut area to cross the Bingad and explore the Bamsaru tal, Gidara and Dayara Bugyals. The trek towards Hanumanchatti is mule supported while for Gidara meadows the only option is porter support.