Weather :

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Timings : Before sunset,
Last mule to Ghangaria: 4:00 PM

Ghangaria, Joshimath Overview

Perched high in the mountains of Himalayas, Ghangaria is a place of dreams and breathtaking scenery. It serves as the starting point for the trek to Valley of Flowers for many trekkers as well for pilgrims to Hemkund Sahib. Situated at an altitude of 3000 meters in the middle of the Western Himalayas, Ghangaria is a stunning village with amazing natural landscape and aura.

The village is peaceful settlement of people who have been living here for centuries in harmony with their surroundings braving the harsh weather conditions with aplomb. Being at Ghangaria you can totally cut yourself from the hectic lifestyle of the city and rejuvenate your senses and soul. Ghangaria is a place for adventure junkies and those who seek to explore the uncharted beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

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Best Time To Visit Ghangaria

The best time to visit Ghangria is from May till September as the snow clears and the village becomes accessible again. The village looks beautiful during this period with snow surrounding the nearby mountains and the temperatures though cold, yet comfortable. You will, however, need lots of woolens, especially during the night.

Traveling Around Ghangaria

Travelling within the town is largely by foot.

Stay Near Ghangaria

Ghangaria has many options for accommodation including homestays. One should be able to find good accommodation at reasonable rates.

Sightseeing Around Ghangaria

Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib are the major attractions in the area.

Activities At Ghangaria

Trekking is one of the most popular and enjoyable activities in Ghangaria. It is the starting point for popular trekking trails such as those to the Valley of flowers or Hemkund Sahib.

Local Experiences At Ghangaria

Ghangaria is a very small village having its unique lifestyle and a sense of peace around which is calming and refreshing.

Food At Ghangaria

Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.

Restaurants Near Ghangaria

Roadside eateries or hotels are your best place to find food here.

Sample Itinerary For Ghangaria

After reaching Ghangaria, one could follow it with a trek to the Valley of Flowers or Hemkunt Sahib.

Tips For Visiting Ghangaria

Carry as much woolen as possible. Make sure you enquire about the route first hand to avoid routes with landslides.

How to reach Ghangaria

  • Air: The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is connected to Ghangaria by Govindghat which is the largest destination where motorable roads reach. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Govindghat. From Govindghat one needs to trek about 13 km to reach Ghangaria.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh which is 233 km away from Govindghat. One can easily hire a taxi or catch a bus for Govindghat. From Govindghat one needs to trek abut 13 km to reach Ghangaria.

  • Road: Ghangaria is accessible from Govindghat only which lies on NH 58 and is well connected by public and private buses to rest of the state. After reaching Govindghat one needs to trek 13 km to reach Ghangaria.

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