Welcome to Uttarkashi

The town is probably best known for the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, which trains many of the guides running trekking and mountaineering outfits in India. The centre is across the river from the main market and has a museum and outdoor climbing wall. Basic and advanced mountaineering and adventure courses are open to all – check the website for details and admission information.

Uttarkashi also hosts the Makar Sankranti festival.

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Uttarkashi activities

$706 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Char Dham Pilgrimage Tour by Car from Delhi

Day 1: Delhi  - Haridwar - Rishikesh (210 Kms)Leave for Haridwar early in the morning, to start the journey. Evening is reserved for the spiritual and splendid Aarti at Har ki Pauri Ganga after check-in. Night spend at the hotel.Day 2: Haridwar - Barkot (230 Kms)Leave Haridwar early in the morning, to Barkot. Barkot will be reached after 8 hours’ drive. Check in at Camp on Yamunotri road. The night will be spent at the camp/Hotel.Day 3: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (32 Km drive and 10 Km trek)Leave for Hanuman Chatti early in the morning, it is a 32 Km drive from Barkot. We will take a local jeep for Phool Chatti to shorten the distance by 5 km. After arriving at Yamunotri Temple, we will pray and take holy dip before commencing our Char Dham Yatra. Will leave for Hotel in the evening Night will be spent at Hotel.Day 4: Barkot - Uttarkashi (62 Kms)After having breakfast at the Hotel will leave for Uttarkashi. Lunch at Uttarkashi and check in at hotel. Evening reserved for Vishwanath Temple. Night will be spent at Hotel.Day 5: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (105 Km one side)After having Breakfast leave for Gangotri. On arrival perform prayers and relax in the bright sun shine. Will return back hotel in the afternoon and evening is reserved for Ganga Aarti. Night will be spent at the Hotel.Day 6: Uttarkashi - Guptakashi (260 Kms) Leave for Guptakashi early in the morning after breakfast at the Hotel.Check in at Hotel which is located 2 kms towards Gaurikund. Night will be spent at the Hotel.Day 7: Guptakashi - Kedarnath - Guptakashi Morning drive to Rudrapur Guptkashi On arrival visit Kedarnath Temple Pooja & Kedarnath ji Darshan. Will visit Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi at the back of the temple in the evening back. Night spent at hotel.Day 8: Guptakashi - Badrinath (180 Kms one way)After Breakfast we will leave for Badrinath. The holy darshan will be followed by visit to village Mana. Mana is the village adjacent to Tibet border. Evening pooja aarti in Badrinath temple. Night will be spent at hotel.Day 9: Badrinath - Rudarparyag (170 Kms one way) After Breakfast we will leave for Rudarparyag. Ovenight stay at hotel.Day 10: Rudarparyag - Haridwar (160 Kms)Early morning we will leave for Haridwar after consuming breakfast. On our way back will halt at Rishikesh and Devyprayag. Night will be spent at hotel.Day 11: Haridwar - Delhi (210 Kms)After Breakfast we visit Chandi Devi Temple via cable car and after lunch head to Delhi for further destinations.

$495 Cultural & Theme Tours

Badrinath Kedarnath Do Dham Yatra Package From Delhi by Private Car

Day 1 Delhi – Haridwar (230 Kms)On Arrival at Delhi railway station, airport will drive to Haridwar. Lunch on the way, check in hotel after reaching Haridwar. Evening reserved for Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. After dinner, night spent at hotel.Day 2 Rishikesh–Guptkashi (190 Km)Proceed sightseeing of Rishikesh in morning will leave for Guptkashi later. Visit Devprayag on the way, check in hotel on reaching Guptkashi. Night Spent at hotel after dinner.Day 3 Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Guptkashi (12 Kms Drive then Helicopter)Leave for fata in morning to board kedarnath helocopter visit Kedarnath Temple & back to fata by helicptor.Overnight stya in Uttarkashi.Day 4 Guptkashi – Badrinath Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. After arrival Check in hotel, leave for Aarti at Badrinath Temple in the evening. Night spent at hotel.Day 5 Badrinath – Rudrapryag (150 Km)After taking bath in Tapt Kund early in the morning Visit the holy shrine of Vishal Badri. Later drive back to Rudrapryag, night spent at hotel.Day 6 Rudrapryag– Rishikesh-HaridwarEarly morning leave for Rishikesh local sight-seeing (including Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda Ashram and Gita Kutir). After lunch drive to Haridwar for local sight-seeing. Check in and night stay at Haridwar hotel.Day 7 Haridwar – Delhi (230 Km)After breakfast drive back to Delhi. On arrival, drop at Delhi Railway Station or Airport for further destinations.

$1122 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

11 Days Char Dham Yatra in Himalaya with Helicopter ride to Kedarnath

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)After arrival at Delhi, get transferred to Haridwar. Upon arrival, check into hotel and relax. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti at sunset.Night stay at hotel. Day 02: Haridwar - Barkot (210kms/7-8hr)Head towards Barkot via Mussoorie and en-route visit Kempty Fall. Reach Bardot and check-into into hotel. Unwind. Night stay at hotel. Day 03: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {38kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side) Leave for Jankichatti/Phoolchatti in the morning and trek towards Yamunotri. Take bath in the warm water of the Jamunabai Kund, offer your prayers at the Divya Shila and then get back to Bardot. Night at hotel. Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (90kms/4hr)In the morning check-out for Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & others. Afterwards,  Night at hotel. Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)Drive towards Gangotri via Harsil Valley in the morning. En-route, visit Gangnani and take a dip in the holy Garam Kund. Reach Shree Gangotri and take a dip in the sacred river Ganges (Bhagirathi). Perform Pooja and have darshan. Then, get back to Uttarkashi. Night at hotel. Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)In the morning head out to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. On the way, catch a glimpse of the Mandakini River at Tilwara. On arrival, check in to hotel. Visit the Ardh Narishwar Temple in the evening. Night at hotel. Day 07: Guptkashi / Kedarnath & Back (Same Day Visit To Kedarnath By Helicopter) Have an early breakfast in the morning and get ready for a helicopter ride to Kedarnath. After the darshan fly back to Guptkashi. Night at hotel. Day 08: Guptkashi - Badrinath (215kms/7hr)In the morning drive towards Badrinath via Joshimath. Upon arrival check-into hotel and relax. Later, visit the Badrinath Temple for evening aarti. Night stay at hotel. Day 09: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160kms) / Kirtinagar (200kms) Early in the morning, leave for Taptkund for a holy bath and then have darshan of Badrivishal. The other significant sights here includes Brahamakapal , Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Later, drive back to Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar via Joshimath. Over night at hotel.  Day 10: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4-5hr) / Kirtinagar – Rishikesh (110kms) Drive towards Rishikesh and upon arrival check-into hotel. Relax and then visit Rishikesh Temple, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhulla, Shivananda Ashram. In the evening, visit the Parmarth Ashram for Ganga Aarti. Night at hotel. Day 11: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi (250kms/7-8hr) Today you will drive back to Delhi. On arrival, get transferred to airport.