Located in the Chamoli district, the small hamlet of Ghangaria is a popular base camp for trekkers. It is the meeting point of Pushpawati and Hemganga rivers, which then flow as Lakshman Ganga. The last human habitation on the way to the Valley of Flowers, Ghangaria is a bustling village with a popular gurudwara. You can reach Ghangaria, which is perched at an altitude of 3,050 m, via an easy trek of 13 km from Govindghat. En-route are gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, sparkling streams and cascading waterfalls. In the winter months, the valley is enveloped in snow. Ghangaria also has a helipad for the ease of travellers.
Best Time to Visit
Summer is the best time to visit Ghangaria
What To Do
Ghangaria is a stopover for many treks in the region, the most popular being to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. The routes from here take you through the sparkling rivers of the Zanskar ranges and offers breathtaking views all around.
How to reach
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, about 292 km away.