Trekking in Yamunotri
Yamunotri is renowned for its trekking courses. The trek course from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri is 14 km and takes around 5 hrs. It is a pleasant course through the wide open after the stream track.
The Dodi Tal track, which interfaces Gangotri and Yamunotri, is a celebrated trek course. It begins from Kalyani, on the way Gangotri from Uttar Kashi. It then goes ahead to Agoda, Dodi Tal (3024 m), Darwa Top (4130 m) Shima lastly Hanuman Chatti. The whole course is around 60 kms long and takes around four days to finish. There is another trek from Hanuman Chatti to Phul Chatti and from Janki Chatti to Kharsali.
Banderpunch (6316 m), Yamunotri, the wellspring of the Yamuna, is accepted to be the girl of Surya (the sun) and the twin sister of Yama (the ‘Master of Death’). Any individual who showers in her waters will be saved a horrifying demise.
To start the trek to achieve the sanctuary take a jeep from Hanuman Chatti (substantial vehicles additionally stop here and get) to Janki Chatti, 8 km further up, which is more lovely and where you can leave gear. The trek along the riverbank is elating with the mountains ascending on every side, the last 5 km to some degree more extreme. The source itself is a troublesome 1-km move from the nineteenth century Yamunotri Temple, with a dark marble god. The current sanctuary was modified this century after surges and snow annihilated it. There are hot springs adjacent (the most consecrated being Surya Kund) in which explorers cook potatoes and rice tied in a bit of fabric. The supper, which takes just a couple of minutes to cook is initially offered to the god and afterward appropriated as prasad. On the arrival to Hanuman Chatti, you can visit the Someshwar Temple at Kharsali, 3 km over the stream from Janki Chatti. The sanctuary is one of the most established and finest in the area.
The Yamunotri Trek, which is a 6 kilometers trek from Janaki Chatti by means of Phool Chatti, is a flawless pick for fledglings, trailing along the track along the stream bank, which is entirely wonderful and commanded by a wide display of mountains. The entire trek to the sanctuary goes through a thick woodland that is cut crosswise over by numerous rivulets. Amid the winters the greater part of the trailing track is covered with a thick bed of snow making the voyage for the novices troublesome. Consequently, the best time to cover the Yamunotri Trek is amid the mid year season.
It is a perfect trek for tenderfoot trekkers. Going through Darwa Top, it is a two-day trek to Hanuman Chatti from Dodital. Darwa Top gives the travelers the entrancing vistas of lofty Garhwal Himalayas. The trek then fuses a one-day trail to Yamunotri. Yamunotri is the starting purpose of heavenly Yamuna River. It is situated at a height of around 10800 feet. A trail of around 1,000 meters from Yamunotri takes the sightseers to the first wellspring of Yamuna River. The significant fascination of Dodital-Yamunotri Trek is the Yamunotri Temple. Amid this trek, one can likewise visit Ruinsara Lake. Summer season is the top time to attempt this blessed and captivating trek.
Best time to visit Yamunotri :
May to October aside from July-August
How to Reach Yamunotri :
By Air : The nearest airplane terminal from Yamunotri is Jolly Grant air terminal near Dehradun, 196 km from Gangotri.
By Rail : The closest railhead from Yamunotri is Dehradun (172 km). Rishikesh (213 kms) is likewise an option.
By Road : Transports are accessible for Hanuman Chatti which is 14 kilometers from Yamunotri from Rishikesh, Haridwar and other imperative spots in Uttaranchal. Vital street separations are Rishikesh to Yamunotri 222 kms through Narendranagar 16 kms, Chamba 46 kms, Tehri 21 kms, Dharasu 42 kms, Bhramkhal 15 kms, Barkot 40 kms, Phoolchatti 5 kms and Jankichatti 3 kms.