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Duration
03 Days 02 Nights
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Tour Type
Adventure Tour
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Group Size
10 People
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Gartang Gali

Gartang Gali

Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure: Gartang Gali Trek in Uttarkashi

Experience the thrill of one of Uttarakhand’s most exciting treks in Uttarkashi district – Gartang Gali. This extraordinary trek reopened its doors to visitors and tourists in 2021 after an incredible 59-year hiatus, offering an exclusive opportunity to explore the breathtaking Nelong Valley near the India-China border. At the heart of this magnificent valley lies the legendary Gartang Gali, a 150-year-old architectural masterpiece that stretches for 136 meters as a wooden-lined staircase, crafted by skilled Peshawari Pathans. Set against the backdrop of a vertical rock face, this historic route served as a vital trade link between India and Tibet in bygone times, until it succumbed to disrepair following the Indo-China war in 1962.

Rebuilt with sheer determination, the 1.8-meter-wide bridge now stands proudly at an altitude of approximately 3,352 meters (11,000 ft), challenging even the most intrepid adventure-seekers. Suspended from a rocky ledge, it offers mesmerizing views of the picturesque Nelong Valley, adorned with its diverse flora and fauna. As you venture along the 2.5-kilometer trek through dense forests to reach Gartang Gali, the tension of everyday life dissipates, replaced by a sense of serenity.

Interestingly, Gartang Gali holds a remarkable tale associated with the renowned Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer, who famously used this very bridge to escape from India to Tibet during World War II. His incredible journey later inspired the blockbuster Hollywood film, “Seven Years in Tibet,” starring Brad Pitt.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure as you traverse the captivating Gartang Gali Trek. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Uttarkashi, unravel the secrets of the Nelong Valley, and follow in the footsteps of legends on this remarkable expedition. Get ready to create your own extraordinary memories amidst the stunning landscapes of Gartang Gali Trek.

 

 

Destination Uttarakhand
Best Month May – October
Difficulty Level Easy
Age Group 8+ Years
Included
  • Accommodation.(Guest house, Homestay.)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg).
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees to Uttarkashi .
  • Transport form Rishikesh / Dehradun and return.
Excluded
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
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