Gartang Gali Nelong Valley
One of the most thrilling and exciting treks in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Gartang Gali, opened for visitors and tourists in 2021 after 59 years. Located in the picturesque Nelong Valley near the India-China border. The 150-year-old Gartang Gali is a 136-metre-long wooden lined staircase. about which it is said that it was built by Peshawari Pathans. Who cut it and made an architectural masterpiece. Granite of a vertical rock face. This route was traditionally used by merchants conducting trade between India and Tibet. It had broken in the years after it was rendered unusable after the Indo-China war in 1962.
The 1.8-metre-wide bridge, which stands at about 3,352 meters. (11,000 ft), with great effort rebuilt, challenges even the most ardent adventure-seeker. Hanging from a rocky ledge, it overlooks the picturesque Nelong Valley. and the flora and fauna. Whereas Jadh goes down to the Ganges river. It is an easy trek of about 2.5 km through dense forests to Gartang Gali. But as soon as you climb the stairs. All the tension washes away.
While being pleasant, it is said that this is the bridge that Austrian mountaineer. Heinrich Harrer (of “Seven Years in Tibet” fame) used to flee India to Tibet during World War II. His story later inspired the Hollywood film of the same name starring Brad Pitt.
Day ( 1 ) Rishikesh to Uttarkashi ( Drive 168 km / 6.7 hrs / 1158 mtr )
EXPLORE TO UTTARKASHI
- Explore Vishwanath Temple / NIM
- Overnight stay in hotal / homestay
Day ( 2 ) Uttarkashi to Gartang Gali / Gangotri ( Drive 93 km / 4.5 hrs / 3,930 mtr )
VIEW OF GANGOTRI RANGES
- Drive 93 km Uttarkashi to Bhervghati
- Gartang Gali 2.5 km start Bhervghati
- Vist Gangotri Dham
- Back to Jaspur via Harshil valley
- Overnight stay in hotel / homestay
Day ( 3 ) Jaspur to Dehradun ( Drive 208 km / 7.8 hrs / 4,400 mtr )
- Drive Jaspur to Dehradun 208 km
- Departure day
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