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Dharchula is situated at an elevation of 915mts above sea level in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state, previously known as Uttaranchal. Dharchula is an important destination of the Kumaon region as the route to Kailash Mansarovar and Chota Kailash follows this place. It is situated on the border of Pithoragarh district which connects with Nepal and Tibet. Dharchula is a remote town surrounded by lush green mountains and dense forests. Dharchula is situated around 83kms from Pithoragarh on the route to the Kailash Mansarovar.
It also has a Nepalese counterpart to it named as Darchula. The two towns have common tradition. Culture and lifestyle of the people living across both the regions are quite similar.This region has a mixture of kumaouni and bhotiya language, traditions and culture. Summers are pleasant in Dharchula, whereas the winters are cold and blessed with snowfall. Trees of Oak, Pine, Apple and Deodar are in plenty here. Apart from that, several trees of dry fruits can also be spotted. Animals like leopard, bear, fox and deers are found in this region.