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There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Ghangaria. Ghangaria useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Ghangaria Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Ghangaria. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.


Where is Ghangharia?

Ghangaria is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Ghangaria can only be reached after partaking in a 13 kms trek from Govindghat. There are no clear roads to Ghangaria but a path made of rocks. Now, the road is also extended to Pulna Village, which cuts down 3 kms of the trek.

What are the nearest airport and railway stations from Ghangaria?

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station for Ghangaria in Uttarakhand.

Is there any network availability in Ghangaria?

The cellular network has considerably improved at Ghangaria and one does get signals albeit weak, for major telecom operators like BSNL, Airtel and Jio.

When does snowfall occur in Ghangaria?

Ans:- The region is prone to heavy snowfall during winters, therefore the region remains closed from November-April.

Are there any helicopter services available in Ghangaria?

Yes, there is Helicopter Service to Ghangharia from Govindghat as well. More details: Helicopter services to Hemkund

What is the difficulty level of the Ghangaria trek?

Ghangaria trek is easy grade trek. It is advised to  start your physical exercise like running and swift walk atleast a month prior to your hiking schedule.

Is Diamox advisable?

Ans:- We don’t recommend using Diamox without prior consultation from your doctor. It is always better to get acclimatized without the help of medicines.

Which type of shoes should I buy?

Good trekking shoes are the most important part of the trek, so you have to be very careful before buying it. You can go through our Article “Important things to carry  for trekking” to get an idea of important things to carry for trekking.

How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Ans:- Himalayan water is consider as a clean and mineral water but for safe side use boil water / chlorine tablet, during the trek ask once to trek leader or guide from where to fill water bottles.

Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?

Ans:- Yes, it is always advisable that in any trek carry your own medication weather organizers carrying it or not.

Can you customize a trip?

Yes, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people. Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style. You can check out some Ghangaria Trekking Tour Packages

Is Ghangaria trek safe?

Yes the Ghangaria Trek is safe. The level of difficulty for the Ghangaria Trek is easy, so the route is not very dangerous.  Having an experienced trekking guide with you on your trek is a wise decision as he/she would know the route well and will help you keep on track. Staying attentive while trekking ensures safety.

However, always provides it’s trekkers with professional guidance and supervision. Your safety is our utmost priority.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter? What are the charges for the same?

We provide Bag Offloading as an add-on service where your rucksack/backpack will be transferred on a mule or by the porter. That way you can travel light with just your day pack with essentials like a rain jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch, etc.

  • Bag Offloading on Mule costs Rs. 300 per bag per day
  • Bag Offloading on Porter costs Rs. 400-500 per bag per day (depending upon the severity of the trail)

What is the altitude of Ghangaria?

Ghangaria trek is situated at an altitude of 3,050mts above the sea level.

What is the base and trekking distance of Ghangaria Trek?

Govindghat is the base of Ghangaria Trek. And the entire trekking distance is roughly around 13 kms.

How do we prepare for such a Trek?

Here is a guide to prepare you for the trek.

Beginners guide for high altitude trekking

What are the best months to visit this trek?

June, July, August, September are the best months to visit Ghangaria.

How safe are group departures for a solo women?

Ans:- Treks are safe for woman traveling solo. We either provide them room / tent on sharing basis with other woman trekkers. We will provide you a tent on Single Occupancy at no extra cost if you are the only woman in the group.

I believe a walking stick is good to have, to spare our knees and gain balance. Should we go with Bamboo Stick or Trekking Pole?

Ans:- You can either buy a bamboo stick or get a hiking pole on rent. You can also buy one online or from any outdoor gear store.

What is the important equipment to carry for Ghangaria Trek?

You can check all the important things to carry for trekking. Check out the list:- Important things to carry for Ghangaria trek

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