(Last Updated on : 27/01/2016)
Lamkhaga Pass is the natural passage located in Himachal Pradesh
which connects north eastern Garhwal Districts
and Himachal Pradesh. The precarious crossing of glaciers and streams of Lamkhaga Pass and the trail gains over 8000 ft in the space of a few days from Harsil
at 9000 ft to 17,335 ft at the Lamkhaga Pass. The rewards to the tourists though are many lush green valley stunning vistas of towering peaks and lacks glaciers and enormous fields of snow.
Tourism in Lamkhaga Pass
Lamkhaga Pass is surrounded by a tantalizing landscape of snow and mountains and air of mystery. Lamkhaga Pass is attracted by the tourists for having adventure tourism. The long and at times treacherous trek to the pass involves steep ascents over screed and ice.
The walks, picnics and trek of Lamkhaga Pass lead one to undiscovered stretches of green, grassy land. Harsil is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There are the sighting here, that includes the Wilson Cottage which was built in the year 1864 and "Sat Taal" which means 7 Lakes. Situated amidst the incredible beauty of mountain peaks, Harsil is counted amongst some of the most beautiful places in the Garhwal region.
Trekking in Lamkhaga Pass
The Lamkhaga Pass trek is on the Indo-China border. It is a fairly remote trek and is now regarded as the classic route from Gangotri
, which was first crossed by Marco Pallis in 1933.
The adventurous tourists have the choice to set off on various treks near Lamkhaga Pass that introduces them to beautiful meadows, waterfalls and valleys. The trek can be done from either side. An Inner Line Border Permit is required to carry out the trek. The area is restricted even for movement of the shepherds. The beautiful route takes through some of the most remote areas of Uttarakhand
and Himachal Pradesh, like the Jalandhari valley that is covered with flowers post monsoon.
How to Reach Lamkhaga Pass
Harsil is connected with the major cities and towns in the Garhwal region. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport
which is about 232 km from Harsil. Daily flights are available from here to Delhi
. Taxis and buses are available from Uttarkashi
, Dehradun, Rishikesh
. The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh about 215 km from Harsil.