Darma Valley: why you need to explore?

Darma Valley is a little-known gem in Uttarakhand, and it’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for peace and quiet. You won’t find the usual crowds that flock to more popular hill stations, but you will find beautiful views and plenty of peace and quiet.

Darma Valley Uttarakhand

If only people knew what natural beauty they were missing out on, Darma Valley would be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Located at an altitude of approximately 3,470 m in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, the valley is a picturesque paradise that has remained mostly unexplored. With its lush green landscapes and stunning views, it’s no wonder that Darma valley is one of the best-kept secrets in India.

It is an underrated destination that few travelers know about. If you’re looking for a peaceful and quiet getaway in the hills, without the crowds that most popular hill stations in Uttarakhand get, then Darma Valley is perfect for you.

Dantu Mela
Dantu Mela

Om Parvat

Darma valley trekking is one of the best things to do when in the valley. This moderate trek may be difficult for some, but the views are just splendid. All along the route, you will find gorgeous views of Panchachuli peaks and Om Parvat, seasonal waterfalls, and stunning glaciers.

Om Parvat
Om Parvat

Darma river

It is a hidden gem, located on the banks of the Darma river. This valley is home to 12 indigenous tribal villages and is known for its open spaces and natural beauty. The untouched environment is what helps the valley maintain its pristine look, especially during the summer season when the fresh blooms start to appear.

Darma Valley Trek

It is home to a handful of indigenous villages that are known for their hospitality towards tourists. The area is most popular with trekkers who enjoy exploring remote, high-altitude places. When you visit these beautiful villages, you’ll be struck by their unique traditions and cultures. A great way to experience this valley is to visit the Dantu Mela, which takes place in the village of Dantu. The villagers’ unique songs and dances will stay with you long after you leave

Sky Gazing

When we discuss trekking, we can’t forget about camping! It has many places where you can pitch a tent and spend time surrounded by nature. We’ve heard that the night sky is particularly beautiful in this area.

Snow Leopard

On February 6, a team of explorers searching for high-Himalayan fauna spotted a solitary snow leopard in a snowy terrain above Dar village in Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand. This is the first time that this elusive species has been sighted at a height of about 11,120 feet in the Darma valley.


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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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