Ghandiyal Dham Trek

Tehri Garhwal




3 days

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Ghandiyal Dham Trek

Ghandiyal Dham Trek is an offbeat trekking destination located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. This lesser-known trek offers a unique opportunity for trekkers to explore the pristine beauty of the Himalayan region while immersing themselves in the local culture and spirituality.

The trek begins from the village of Ghandiyal, situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, and gradually ascends through dense forests, meandering trails, and picturesque landscapes. Along the way, trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys, and cascading waterfalls.

The highlight of the Ghandiyal Dham Trek is the sacred Ghandiyal Dham temple, nestled amidst the mountains at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level. This ancient temple holds great religious significance for the local communities and is dedicated to a revered deity worshipped by the villagers.

Trekkers can also experience the warm hospitality of the locals, interact with the villagers, and learn about their traditional way of life. The Ghandiyal Dham Trek offers a perfect blend of adventure, spirituality, and cultural immersion, making it a memorable and enriching trekking experience for nature enthusiasts and spiritual seekers alike..

History of Ghandiyal Devta

The history of Ghandiyal Devta in Tehri Garhwal is deeply rooted in the folklore and religious beliefs of the local communities of the region. Ghandiyal Devta, also known as Ghandiyal Baba or Ghandiyal Bhairav, is a revered deity worshipped by the people of Tehri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand, India.

According to local legends and traditions, Ghandiyal Devta is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. The deity is worshipped as a guardian and protector of the region, bestowing blessings of prosperity, fertility, and protection from natural calamities upon devotees.

The history of Ghandiyal Devta is intertwined with mythical tales and oral traditions passed down through generations. Legend has it that the deity manifested himself in the form of a divine being and established his presence in the Tehri Garhwal region, where a sacred temple was later constructed in his honor.

The Ghandiyal Devta temple, situated amidst the picturesque landscapes of Tehri Garhwal, serves as a sacred site for religious rituals, ceremonies, and festivities observed by devotees throughout the year. The temple attracts devotees from far and wide, who visit to seek blessings, offer prayers, and participate in traditional rituals dedicated to the deity.

Over the centuries, the worship of Ghandiyal Devta has become an integral part of the cultural and religious heritage of Tehri Garhwal, symbolizing the deep-rooted faith and devotion of the local communities towards the divine. The deity continues to hold significance in the spiritual and cultural life of the region, preserving its rich religious traditions and folklore.

Short Itinerary Ghandiyal Devta Trek

Day 1- Rishikesh to Ghandiyal Dhra (160km ) (4/5 hours) Overnight home stay

Day 2- Ghandiyal Dhra temple visit morning and back to maletha (62km) (1/2 hours) ( popular Shiromani madho Singh Bhandari Neher (kul) Overnight in hotel

Day 3- Maletha to Rishikesh (96.7km) (2/3 hours)


  • Forest Permit and entrance fee
  • Accommodation in Hotel on twin share basis
  • All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and Dinner
  • Good Experience Local Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
  • Medical Kit
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Personal Insurance
  • Medical Certificate
  • Personal toiletry Items
  • Personal Medicine kit

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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