Travelling to Uttarkashi in Nov

#1 Oct 17th, 2008, 21:54
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I am Planning to travel to Uttarakashi to meet one of my friend(who is also new to the place) in late Nov - early Dec. This will be my first trip to this Place. Never made it past rishikesh and mussorie.

Friends , I need suggestions as to what would be the weather conditions like and what places one can travel around. I intend to spend 4-5 days for this trip. Thanks.
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Utterkashi will be very cold during dec. I was their in oct and it was cold in nights and early morning but afternoons will be ok. You can visit rishikesh, mussuroi, but carry lots of woolen sweaters and even a thermal wear.
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Check with living in Himalayas, a board member . he is the best.
also can check on www.uttara.in and see towns . click on uttarakashi.explore it all.
livinginhimalayas, beautiful post on another thread.

Please do check on the uttarkashi thread the I have given above .
anything u would like to add to it would be most welcome. with all credits to you.

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Originally Posted by travel_bug View Post I am Planning to travel to Uttarakashi to meet one of my friend(who is also new to the place) in late Nov - early Dec. This will be my first trip to this Place. Never made it past rishikesh and mussorie.

Friends , I need suggestions as to what would be the weather conditions like and what places one can travel around. I intend to spend 4-5 days for this trip. Thanks.
December is not all that bad for Uttarkashi. Though it is so deep in teh Himalayas, the elevation is not much and in most places, since the valley is a broad and spread out one, you get plenty of sun. So during the day you would probably be ok with only a sweater but in the evening you do need decent winterwear. Thermal underwear is a must in the evening and early morning hours. In the evening if you have a fire (electric or real) in your room you should be as cosy as a bug in a rug . A word of advice keep away from places where there is not much sun or a place open to the fiercely cold North winds or close to the river where it is cold.
Uttarkashi is a better place to be in winter than Delhi or other places in the plains as we do have a lot of sun. I remember the smog and fog of Delhi and other areas and the terrible bone chilling cold week after week and little or no sun. Am happy here as I can get to warm my bones in the day time and can always stay indoors in the evening.
Have no fear of the cold. Winter is the quietest time to visit Uttarkashi.
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Thank you all for the valuable replies. livinginhimalaya i got lots of information on the other thread where you have posted the trek\hike details from Uttarakashi.

Anxiously waiting to visit the place.
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Travel bug,
It has got quite cold in the past two days. unusual for Nov. The evenings and mornings are really chilly. Advice you to bring caps and gloves and socks for your trip along with thermal wear.
The temperature was around 6 degrees last evening about 10.00 pm.
Afternoons are still warm but after sun down it is chilly.
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Thanks LIH (Living in Himalaya)

Thats really useful information as i travel light and even carrying a small backpack is a burden. Now that i know the scene out there, although i would hate it, but still carry few woollens along.

The dates are not fixed but it would definitely be in the first week of December.

Mayb we can catch up.....
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Originally Posted by travel_bug View Post Thanks LIH (Living in Himalaya)

Thats really useful information as i travel light and even carrying a small backpack is a burden. Now that i know the scene out there, although i would hate it, but still carry few woollens along.

The dates are not fixed but it would definitely be in the first week of December.

Mayb we can catch up.....
Well, sorry to have to make you carry a back-pack but decided to warn you just in case. We don't want you to freeze here do we?
Yes we can definitely meet up when you are here. I will PM my contact details to you.
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Travel Bug how did the trip go? what places did you visit and where did you stay?

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