Nestled in the tranquil Niti Valley of Uttarakhand, approximately 364 km away from Dehradun, lies the
picturesque village of Gamshali. The journey to Niti Valley is a visual delight, passing through charming
towns in the Shivalik range, including Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and
Joshimath. From Joshimath, the road leads towards Niti Village, offering a rugged Himalayan terrain that
evokes a sense of being in Ladakh. Thanks to the Border Road Organization, the roads are well-
maintained, ensuring a smooth and pleasant travel experience.
Gamshali, the second last village in the Niti Valley, stands 5 km before the final village, Niti. While it is
one of the largest and most populated villages, during winters, its inhabitants migrate to neighboring
villages like Chameli, Baunla, Semla, and Math. This village is a hidden gem that offers awe-inspiring
views of the Himalayas, providing glimpses of Kagbhushandi Peak and the majestic Frank Smith Glacier.
The village embraces a unique culture, where its people migrate to lower regions during winters due to
the inhabitable conditions caused by heavy snowfall. In earlier times, Gamshali thrived as a trader village
along the Silk Route, fostering active trade with Tibet. The village's rich history adds to its charm,
creating an atmosphere of nostalgia and intrigue.
Gamshali exudes tranquility, making it the perfect destination to rejuvenate one's soul. The serene
surroundings and untouched landscapes offer a sense of peace and solitude, allowing visitors to
immerse themselves in the splendor of nature. Small treks near the village lead to enchanting meadows,
providing opportunities for exploration and closer communion with the mountains.
The vibrant culture of Gamshali reflects the traditions and values of its warm-hearted inhabitants.
Immerse yourself in the local customs and embrace the simplicity of life in the mountains. The village
beckons travelers seeking a genuine experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
A visit to Gamshali is a journey into the heart of the Himalayas, where natural beauty, history, and
vibrant culture converge. Allow yourself to be captivated by the enchanting allure of this remote village,
as it leaves an indelible mark on your soul.
About the village
DAY 1:- DEHRADUN TO PIPALKOTI
We pick you up from Dehradun, and our journey commences towards the mesmerizing village of
Gamshali. The first leg of our trip takes us from Dehradun to Pipalkoti, covering a distance of
approximately 250 km.
As we travel through the picturesque landscapes, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Ganga River
system's various river valleys. Witness the awe-inspiring confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi
rivers at Devprayag, where the mighty Ganga River begins its course. This sacred confluence is a sight to
behold and holds deep spiritual significance.
Continuing our journey, we pass through the charming small town of Srinagar, offering glimpses of its
rich cultural heritage. Just 10 km away from Srinagar lies the holy temple of Goddess Dhari Devi, the
revered protector deity of Uttarakhand. The temple holds profound spiritual importance and exudes an
aura of tranquility.
Our route takes us through a series of beautiful towns like Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag, and
more, collectively known as the Panch Prayags. These towns are blessed with stunning natural beauty
and sacred confluences, adding a spiritual touch to our voyage.
As the day gently turns to evening, we finally arrive at Pipalkoti, a small transit town enroute to the
revered Badrinath. Here, you'll check into your comfortable hotel, preparing for the next leg of our
journey that will take us deeper into the heart of the Niti Valley.
DAY 2:- PIPALKOTI TO GHAMSHALI
As the sun rises, get ready for an extraordinary day filled with breathtaking vistas and unforgettable
experiences. Today, we leave Pipalkoti and venture further into the high-altitude rugged Himalayan
terrain on our way to Gamshali village.
Prepare to be mesmerized as the journey evokes the feeling of being in Ladakh, with its surreal
landscapes and majestic vistas. Along the route, keep an eye out for a natural hot spring at Tapovan,
where you can take a moment to unwind and soak in the rejuvenating waters amidst nature's embrace.
As we traverse through the valley, be captivated by the awe-inspiring views that surround us. Don't
forget to keep your camera ready, as you might catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Dronagiri from a
view point on our path, a sight that will leave you in awe of nature's grandeur.
In the afternoon, we finally arrive at Gamshali village, where warm hospitality awaits you at a cozy
homestay. After a delicious lunch, take a leisurely stroll around the village, immersing yourself in the
serenity of the surroundings. Engage in heartwarming conversations with the locals, who will eagerly
share stories of their village's bustling past during the flourishing Silk Route.
As the evening sets in, gather with the villagers and listen to their tales, which offer insights into their
vibrant culture and traditions. Allow yourself to be transported back in time as you unravel the village's
rich history and learn about the customs that have been preserved through generations.
Retire for the night at the homestay, filled with the blissful memories of the day, and eagerly await the
adventures that await you on the following days of this enchanting village tour.
DAY 3:- A DAY IN GHAMSHALI
Today promises a tranquil and relaxed day, as we begin with the first rays of the sun gently illuminating
the valley. After a hearty breakfast, we set out for a short and invigorating hike to Gamshali Bugyal, a
nearby alpine meadow.
As we follow the trail, we are surrounded by towering mountains, their majesty humbling us and
reminding us of the grandeur of nature. The hike takes us through pristine landscapes, and the
untouched beauty of the valley adds to the sense of peace and serenity.
Upon reaching Gamshali Bugyal, be prepared to be enchanted by the breathtaking views that unfold
before our eyes. The Himalayas stand tall in all their glory, captivating us with their snow-capped peaks
and vast expanses. In the midst of this tranquil setting, take a moment to connect with nature and find
solace amidst the mountains.
The bugyal offers a perfect escape from the bustling world, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the
tranquility of the surroundings. As we explore the meadow and soak in the magnificent views, it
becomes a memorable experience that fills our hearts with wonder and appreciation for the beauty of
After spending quality time amidst nature's embrace, we gradually make our way back to the village,
cherishing the memories of this serene exploration. The rest of the day is yours to unwind, reflect, and
savor the peaceful ambiance of Gamshali.
As the day comes to a close, enjoy a peaceful evening in the village, basking in the memories of our
mountain adventure. Tomorrow holds new experiences, but for now, let the tranquility of the valley and
the grandeur of the Himalayas remain etched in your heart.
DAY 4:- GHAMSHALI TO DEHRADUN
As the sun peeks over the horizon, we bid farewell to the serene village of Gamshali. With hearts filled
with cherished memories and a sense of gratitude for the experiences we've shared, we begin our
journey back to Dehradun.
Leaving behind the tranquil beauty of the Niti Valley, we embark on a picturesque drive, retracing our
steps through the rugged Himalayan terrain. The landscapes that once enchanted us now evoke a sense
of nostalgia, reminding us of the grandeur we experienced during our village tour.
Along the way, take one last glance at the majestic peaks and the serene valleys that have left an
indelible mark on our souls. As we pass through the towns and villages we encountered on our journey,
we carry with us the stories and experiences shared with the locals, a testament to the vibrant culture of
As we approach Dehradun, the journey comes to a close, but the memories of Gamshali will forever be
etched in our hearts. The experiences, the landscapes, and the connections we've made have enriched
our souls and left us with a profound appreciation for the beauty of Uttarakhand.
As we part ways, we express our gratitude for being a part of this enchanting village tour. We leave with
a renewed spirit, knowing that the serenity of Gamshali and the magnificence of the Himalayas will
continue to inspire us in our daily lives.
Until we meet again, farewell, Gamshali. Your beauty and charm will forever hold a special place in our
All meals during the stay. ( General nutritious meal )
Accommodation in homestay.
Local sightseeing and experience.
Tour leader and support staff.
Transport from Dehradun to Pipalkoti and Gamshali to Dehradun .
Meals during road transit i.e. meals during travel from Dehradun to Pipalkoti and Gamshali to Dehradun.
Any kind of medical insurance.
Any personal expenses.
Any expense not specified in inclusions.