airport is Jolly Grant, 155 km, via Rishikesh-Srinagar.
station is at Kotdwar, 108 km.
||Pauri is well connected
to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Kotdwar and other
cities of the region.
Tourist Office, Pauri. Tel.:222241.
is a divisional headquarter town, of great beauty,
and has a tourist bungalow to stay in. The views
from this quiet Himalayan town are captivating.
ft)-Thailisain (5,000 ft, 90 km)-Biyasi
(4 km)-Marora (3,500 ft, 4 km) Ladaligad
(3,500 ft, 4 km)-Kamtinagar (6000
ft, 3 km)-Phulbari(9,500 ft, 5 km)
-Kodyabazar (10,000 ft, 4 km)-Masaka
Kotha (10,000 ft, 2 km)-Patharkhani
(8,000 ft, 10 km)-Bharari Sain (7,000
ft, 6 km)-Diwalikhal (7,000 ft)-Gairsain
(5,500 ft, 11 km). The trek begins at Biyasi, and
it is important to carry alpine tents, as the only
accommodation likely is a few shepherd huts, that
too at limited stops. From Kamtinagar to Phulbari
entails a steep climb. From Diwalikhal one can get
a bus to either Gairsain or Karanprayag.
m)-Ghansali (1,400 m, 31 km)-Guttu
(1,524 m, 31 km)-Reeh (2,154 m, 10
km)-Gangi (2,591 m, 10 km)-Kalyani
(2,683 m, 6 km)-Birock (2,744 m,
5 km)- Kharsoli (2,896 m, 5 km)-Bhelbagi
(3,110 m, 4 km)-Khatling Glacier
(3,658 m, 6 km). This is the popular Khatling Glacier
trek with options on routes. At Ghansali, which has
hotels and a forest rest house, the road bifurcates
for Guttu-Budhakedar-Kedarnath. The trek begins at
Guttu, which has a PWD inspection house, and from
here the road bifurcates for Panwali Kantha. Camping
is recommended all the way from Reeh to Khatling,
except at the last village enroute, Gangi, where a
school building can provide accommodation. From Kalyani,
a road bifurcates for Sahastratal, 16 km. Tourist
bungalows have been proposed at Guttu, Reeh, Gangi
and Bhelbagi. Khatling Glacier is the source of the
Optional route one:
The trek beyond Khatling
Glacier towards Kedarnath is captivating, and there
are a number of very beautiful lakes that fall in
this area. This is a difficult trek and all arrangements
for it must be made in advance. Guides are essential
and can be hired at Guttu. On occasion, trekkers will
be walking heights of well above 5,200 m. The route
is as follows: Khatling Glacier (3,658)-Chokital
(3,658 m, 1.5 km)-Dudh Ganga Gufa
(3,658 m, 3km)-Masuri Tal (4,572
m, 10 km)-Paijan Tal / Teen
Tal / Punya Tal (5,629 m,
7 km)-Basukital (4,328 m, 6 km)-Kedarnath
(3,581 m, 8 km). At Kedarnath there are guest houses,
dharamshalas and a tourist bungalow.
Optional route two :
(3,658 m)-Ratgarhyan / Ruddugera South
(3,962 m, 7 km) -Ruddugera Pass (5,639
m, 13 km)-Ruddugera North (3,658
m, 13 km)-Gangotri (3,048 m, 20 km).
This trek requires mountaineering skills and adequate
advance arrangements. Ruddugera Pass is snow bound.
Camps can be set up at convenient places enroute.
At Gangotri, stay in a tourist bungalow, forest rest
house or PWD inspection house. From Gangotri, buses
are available for Uttarkashi and on to Rishikesh.
m)-Chirbatia (2,134 m, 55 km)-Bishnoi
Hill (2,896 m, 20 km)-Panwali Kantha
(3,048 m, 20 km)-Badhani Tal (2,743
m, 20 km)-Mankha Khal (2,995 m, 8
km)-Phata (1,829 m, 10 km). Chirbatia,
the start of the trek, has a forest rest house. For
all other points on the route one will have to depend
on shepherds' huts, and on one's own tents. There
is a PWD inspection house at Phata, which is a big
village. From Phata one can take a bus for Gaurikund
and visit Kedarnath, or take a bus to Rishikesh.