We, at ETH, strive to provide a complete Himalayan experience to our guests. We have specially curated Day Hikes packages in Uttarkashi and also conduct Village Tours. These packages are especially targeted to enable our guests to experience the culture of a Himalayan village and be a small part of its daily life. Nelong Valley and Gartang Gali are two unique areas to explore.
Take a walk across a 150 years old wooden bridge (now refurbished) at Gartang gali that was was used as an old trading route with Tibet. Explore Nelong Valley. Visit Mukhwa which is the winter seat of Goddess Ganga. You also get to witness beautiful and old wooden houses of the locals. Mukhwa is also home to a sacred waterfall. Legend has it that during the Pandava’s exile, Arjuna had struck an arrow here to quench his thirst.
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The government of Uttarakhand is opening Gartang Gali and Nelong Valley for tourists.
Gartang Gali is located at an altitude of 11000ft above sea level. It was a 150m route built by the Pathans of Peshawar in the 17th century to enable a trading route for the locals with Tibet. Prior to 1962, various spices, wool etc were loaded on yaks and horses and transported to Tibet. In return, salt was brought over from Tibet.
The Jad Ganga river flows around 300ft below this route.
- Witness the sheer engineering marvel of the architects who built this route over 400 years back!
- Visit the Gangotri shrine
- Visit the villages of Bagori and Mukhwa