Uttarkashi of Uttarakhand is one of the most visited tourist destinations In India. The Himalayan Mountain peaks give enormous possibilities for trekking which is now one of the best adventure activities to do here. There are exciting trekking trails like Dodital, Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun, Dayara Bugyal etc. which have been loved by adventure lovers for ages. The district management and tourism department always strive to find exciting and beautiful trekking routes in Uttarakhand to increase the tourism potential of the state.
To continue the saga of blissful adventures in the state this time Janaktal Trek in Garhwal Uttarakhand will captivate your senses. The Janaktal trek which lies at an elevation of 5400 meters will open for the tourists for the first time. It is located at a distance of 11 km from Jadung village, and has not been opened for tourists till date. Due to being in the inner line, there was a restriction for tourists here. But now preparations are being made to open this track on the orders of the district administration.
Janak Tal Trek is one of the unexplored trekking adventures in Garhwal Himalayas. For the first time, the Janak Tal track is being opened for tourists. Till now this track has been used by ITBP and Army.
The most amazing part about this trek is that Jadung village will be developed as the base camp of the track. Astronomy enthusiasts will also benefit from the opening of Janak Tal Trek for tourists. There is an inner line from Bhairav Ghati to Nelong Valley on Gangotri Highway which is the main reason why tourists are not allowed to stay here for a night. But now there is an exercise to free these lines from Inner permit. This will make the Janak Tal Trek route smooth and easier. The tourism activities will also take place in Jadung village.
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Date for the Opening of Janak Tal Trek
This enchanting Janaktal Trek will be open to the tourists and adventure lovers from 1st April 2022. Tourists will have to take permission from the administration to visit Janaktal as it comes under the Inner Line Permit and Gangotri National Park.
Janaktal Trek Highlights
- Tourists will also be able to enjoy stargazing on the Janak Tal track on the Nelong Valley. The atmosphere here remains refreshing and clean so that the stars can be seen clearly in the sky.
- Nelong Valley comes under the limits of Gangotri National Park, So the tourists will be able to enjoy exotic wildlife of the region. Rare species such as Snow Leopard, Bharad, Brown Bear will be seen in Gangotri National Park.
- Astronomy enthusiasts will also benefit from visiting here. The administration has also made the arrangement of binoculars for the lovers of astronomy.
Update on Stay Options
There is no official update for proper stay arrangement from the administration here but soon you will be able to stay here to enjoy the tourism. Till now, people were not allowed to stay here after 5:00pm but efforts are being made to prepare the place well for tourism purposes from the administrative officials.
How to Reach Janaktal?
Janaktal is 35 km from Gangotri village and it is 12km from Nelong. It is under Inner Line Permit and Gangotri National Park. So, you have to take permission from the administration to reach here. You can start this journey from Gangotri. After paying a visit to Ma Gangotri Temple, take a detour from Bhaironghati towards Nelong. On your way you will witness some beautiful water streams, wooden bridges, Jadung temples etc.
So, are you ready to tread the unknown? Are you ready to try this unexplored trekking route in Uttarakhand? With the addition of Janak tal trekking Route in the list of top trekking routes in Uttarakhand, your adventures here will be one of a kind.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Janaktal Trek Open for Tourists?
Yes, you can try Janaktal trek in Uttarakhand from 1st April 2022.
Is there any permission required to enjoy Janaktal Trek?
Yes, it comes under the Inner Line Permit and Gangotri National Park So, you need permission from the officials to enjoy Janak Tal Trek.
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