Activities in Barkot
There is nothing much to do in Barkot other than relaxing or taking break from your journey if you are going to Har ki Doon or Yamunotri (during Char Dham Yatra). But you can still take out some time for following activities.
Shopping – One can buy local handicrafts such as shawls, religious paintings and Tibetan artifacts at Barkot. Woolen garments can also be purchased at Barkot.
Trekking – One the best part of Barkot is trekking and hiking trails that takes one through forests and hushed hamlets. Trekking could be best experienced with family and friends.
Adventure Sports – There are number of adventure activities that are offered in and around Barkot. Rock-climbing, mountain climbing and other various activities.
Staying in Barkot
Being a small hamlet in the Uttarkashi district, Barkot do not have much fancy accommodation one would have hoped for, but the mesmerizing Himalayan view and abundant natural beauty makes up for it. Quite a few 3-star hotels and camps are available near Barkot. However, it is the humble 1-star and 2-star guesthouse and lodges which are in abundance at Barkot. GMVN guesthouses are cottages are also present in the region.
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Barkot Food Guide
Though most of the restaurants would easily serve North Indian and South Indian dishes, one can also go for the local cuisine like Chainsoo, Baadi, Jholi, Ras, Badil, Thechwani and Kafuli. For desert, Jhangora Kheer and Swala are localsweet dishes prepared from jaggery. Due to the religious significance of the place, most restaurants will not offer non-vegetarian food and alcohol.