Gartang Gali Trek

4 Days - 3 Nights
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Gartang Gali Trek World’s Oldest Trek Route Gali in Uttarakhand Himalayas 

Gartang Gali Trek is situated at a distance of 90 km from Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. This is a very old trek route street, which is a rare path made by cutting huge mountains, which is known as Gartang Gali. This bridge was built 150 years ago, which is the trade between China and Barhat Market Uttarkashi. There is a connecting trek route which was closed in 1962 after the Indo China War. But on 20th August it was reopened for trekkers and locals.

It is said that the Pathans, who came from Peshawar to Gartang Gali, built this difficult bridge 150 years ago at an altitude of 11000 feet. Gartang Gali Trek comes to Gangotri area in Uttarkashi district

The elderly people here say that before independence, the people of Uttarkashi district had built the Tibet track via Nelong Valley for trade with Tibet. This trek in Gangotri National Highway was prepared by cutting the steep and complex rocks near Bhairon Ghati, by laying an iron rod and laying wood on it. Through this route wool, leather cloth and salt were transported from Tibet to Badahat of Uttarkashi. This bridge gives an exciting view of the Nelang Valley.

About 150 meters long stairs of Gartang Gali are now visible in a new color. The stairs of Gartang Gali, built at an altitude of 11 thousand feet, are considered to be a unique example of engineering. Now this trek route has been re-opened for tourists. Keeping in mind the Corona guidelines and security, only 10 people will be sent on the bridge at a time.

Gartang Gali Trek

Best Time to Visit Gartang Gali Trek?

Best time to visit the Gartang Gali trek is May, June, July, Aug, September, October. Only this is a summer trek where you get a combination of both greenery and snow, which makes the trek very spectacular. The weather in May and June is quite good and trek friendly, which makes trekking a lot of fun.

During the day the temperature of Gartang Gali  Day is 10°C to 15 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to 5 °C  to 10 °C  which is not bad.

Difficulty level in Gartang Gali Trek

Gartang Gali  is a very beautiful summer trek and an Moderate  trek in the District Uttarkashi uttarakhand Himalayas, The Gartang Gali  Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for Visit oldest reek route Nelang valley trek and mountaineering and consider it a special purpose in their life. Despite the fact that the top is relatively low in elevation, we recommend physical endurance and a strong fitness record. 

Gartang Gali Trek

Key Points of  Gartang Gali  Trek

  • Duration: – 3 Nights 4 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
  • Base camp: – Trek Start Bhairon Ghati, Near Gangotri 
  • Gartang Gali  Altitude: – 11,000 feet
  • Best Time to Visit : – May, June, July, Aug, September, October 
  • Trek Level: – Moderate
  • Trek Distance: – The bridge is located inside the Gangotri National Park and is at a distance of 90 km from Uttarkashi district main market 
  • My personal belief is that people can do this trek from a minimum age of 5 year to 60 year. But it is necessary to be fit to do this trek

How to Reach Gartang Gali Trek?

First of all, you people have to come to Dehradun

From Dehradun itself, you will go with the Himalayan hikers for this trek.

In Dehradun, you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contact no Transport coordinator or our office team will be give you a  week ago to your departure

Train and flight are always available from where you will go to Dehradun uttarakhand

Himalayan Hikers arranged for your transport from Dehradun railway station or Airport to Bhairon Ghati

Gartang Gali Route

What do we do for safety on the Gartang Gali Trek?

First of all, the safety of trekkers is much more for us. If you see the trek, then there are all the risks, which I do not think about.

Himalayan Hikers worry more about you that no one should ever have any problem in the trek.

What should we and you keep more safety in the trek

Whenever you are going for any trek, it is very important that you go completely fit and ready.

The trek is not difficult, if you make your feet and your mind calm and strong, you will find the trek very easy.

While trekking, keep in mind that you are walking on the right route or not always with your guide.

Most people look somewhere and where they are walking, this can cause twitching in your legs, which can ruin your entire trek.

It is important to ask your doctor if you have any medical problems

I should always keep my medical kit with me, it is very important.

Himalayan Hikers always keep a medical kit with you, and oxygen cylinders, medicine to be given in emergency on the trek

If any trekkers have any more problems, then they are brought back to the base camp by laying them in the stretcher.

In case of any medical problem, the help of your guide or a well-informed trekkers should be taken

If there are major health problems in Gartang Gali, then Nearest Hospital is in Uttarkashi, which is about 90 km away from Gartang Gali.

Short Itinerary of Gartang Gali  Trek

Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to – Bhairon Ghati 250 Km (7/8 Hours (7,423 feet) overnight stay Hotel

Day 2 – Trek from Bhairon Ghati to Gartang Gali  Trek (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (1100 feet) back to Hotel overnight stay camp

Day 3 – Trek from Bhairon Ghati to Exploration Gangotri Dham (4/5 Hours) back to Harsil  overnight stay Hotel

Day 4 – Trek from Harsil to Dehradun by taxi (7/8 Hours) 

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and Dinner

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Local Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders


What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

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