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Garhwal
contains
 
many of India’s finest mountains, and therefore has an important place in the history of mountaineering. It also contains the four sacred sources of the Ganges – the Char Dham – for which reason it attracts many Hindu pilgrims. A moderate number of westerners go trekking there, but it is little visited by cycle tourists. The roads are narrow, winding, hilly, and scenic. We spent 3 weeks touring the Char Dham in October 2005, occasionally breaking the ride with short treks beyond the roadhead.

On this site we provide 4 pages each of route notes and narratives. There is also a high resolution map and a page of general information. 44 photographs may be visited from thumbnails in the route notes; these exist in both standard and high-resolution versions (the latter accessed via the ‘-’ icon). A further 22 photos are included in the narrative.

index | intro | general info | route notes | narrative | map (210kB) | stats