Gartang Gali In Uttarakhand Is A 136-Metre Long Mountain Staircase Near Indo-China Border

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by Ishita Agarwal
by Ishita Agarwal 93

After 59 years, the Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand’s Gartang Gali walk, one of the most exhilarating and adventurous treks, was reopened to visitors and tourists in 2021. The 150-year-old Gartang Gali, a 136-m-long wood-lined staircase in the gorgeous Nelong Valley close to the Indo-China border, was reportedly erected by Peshawari Pathans. They constructed an architectural marvel by cutting the granite of a vertical rock face. 

Gartang Gali is The New Destination 

Wool, spices, and jaggery were often delivered through the world’s oldest trading route, the Gartang Gali. The Bhutia people in Uttarkashi district also relied on this form of commerce and associated activities for their subsistence.

You should be aware that the route on Gartang Street is hazardous and packed. Due to the eye-catching track, this street is quite well-liked by visitors. Many visitors from many countries go here to take in the beauty of the walk and have incredible trekking adventures. Imagine you are walking through this skywalk and you see mountains all around with the Gangotri river flowing alongside. 

The entrance fee is as follows:

  • ₹ 150 per person for Indians
  • ₹ 600 per person for foreigners 

 

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Best Time To Visit This Marvel of Uttarakhand 

Go on the Gartang Gali trek in May, June, July, August, September, or October if you want to experience nature at its best. This walk is ideal for the summer because it offers the ideal balance of snow and vegetation, making it spectacular. Additionally, the beautiful and conducive weather in May and June makes the walk much more wonderful. 

So, add this adventure place to your bucket list now!  

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