Barkot Uttarakhand: A stopover during Yamunotri visit

Barkot is a small hill station located on the way to Yamunotri and makes for an essential stopover during the ‘Char Dham Yatra. It is perched at an elevation of 1,220 m, in the Uttarkashi district and Garhwal division. The Ganga and Yamuna rivers flow through the lush landscape of Barkot, which makes it even more picturesque.

Barkot Uttarakhand is a holiday and adventure destination like no other, with the magnificent Banderpoonch peak and other massive peaks of the Himalayan range visible from the town. Barkot offers many trekking excursions for visitors to enjoy, making it the perfect place to get away from it all and explore the great outdoors.

Stopover for Yamunotri Temple

Barkot Uttarakhand is a popular stopover for pilgrims who are on their way to the Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines during the Char Dham Yatra. There are many holy shrines and ashrams in Barkot where visitors can find peace of mind and also enjoy activities such as white water rafting in the Yamuna River.

Why Barkot?

Barkot is the perfect hill station for anyone who wants to take a break from their hectic lives. With the massive Bandarpunch Peak and the gorgeous landscape, Barkot offers an awe-inspiring view. The mornings are lovely here, with the birds waking you up with their chirps and the river Yamuna whispering in the background. You’re sure to have a quest for nature here that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

If you’re looking for a picturesque hill station with plenty of activities to keep you busy, Barkot is the perfect place for you. With its stunning apple orchards and fresh fruits, it’s a nature lover’s paradise. And for the more adventurous types, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. So whether you’re looking to relax or to get your heart pumping, Barkot is the ideal destination.

Things To Do

Even though Barkot may not have much to offer in terms of activities, it’s still a great place to relax and take a break from your journey if you are going to Har ki Doon or Yamunotri temple during Chardham Yatra. However, you can still take some time out of your day to enjoy the following activities.

Shopping – One can buy local handicrafts such as shawls, religious paintings, and Tibetan artifacts at Barkot. woolen garments can also be purchased at Barkot.

Trekking- The best part about Barkot is that it’s the perfect place to go on treks and hikes with family and friends through stunning forests and quaint hamlets. There’s nothing quite like the experience of trekking with the people you love through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Rock-climbing- If you’re the adventurous type, Barkot has a lot to offer! Rock climbing, mountain-climbing, and other various activities are all available in and around Barkot.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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