Welcome to Pithoragarh
Spread across the hillsides above a scenic valley that’s been dubbed ‘Little Kashmir', Pithoragarh is the main town of a little-visited region that borders Tibet and Nepal. Its sights include several Chand-era temples and an old fort, but the real reason to come here is to get off the tourist trail. The busy main bazaar is good for a stroll, and townspeople are exceptionally friendly. Picturesque hikes in the area include the rewarding climb up to Chandak (7km) for views of the gorgeous Panchachuli (Five Chimneys) massif.