Nelong Valley Jeep Safari



Nelong Valley – The Cold Desert

Posted By : Jai Govind Meena/ 1200 0

Stunning landscape of Nelong Valley in Uttarakhand near the India-China border have made the Nelang Valley a hot topinc amongst the adventurers & Trekkers. Nelong Valley till now closed for tourist after the 1962 Sino-India War is thrown open to public but only Indian nationals are allowed to visit Nelong Valley and they need a permit to visit Nelang Valley from SDM.

The Nelong Valley just 45 km ahead of the border is inside Gangotri National Park of Uttarkashi district on Gangotri road. Nelong Valley altitude is around 11400 ft and is home rare flora and fauna and in terms of terrains it resembles to that of Tibet.

Nelong Valley Uttarakhand
Photo Credit – The Hindu

How to reach Nelang Valley?

After your paper work in Uttarkashi head to Bhaironghat on Gangotri road and this beutiful valley is just 23Kms detour from the main road but make sure you have proper SUV as the road in the Valley are still not that good for small car.  

By Rail : Nearest railhead is Rishikesh or Haridwar from there you have to travel to Bhaironghati by Taxi or bus to Gangotri Shrine

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the only airport and from there by Taxi to Bhaironghati.

How to get Restricted Area Permit for Nelang Valley? 

To enter into Nelan Valley one needs a restricted area permit from DM/ SDM Uttarkashi. Reach Uttarkashi and write an application to DM on plain paper requesting for Restricted Area Permit for Nelang Valley with copy of photo ID’s of all travellers. Furnish the details to Forest Office in Kotbangla and to the Intelligence office and after getting clearance from Intelligence Unit SDM will give you the permit for Nelang Valley.

Nelang Valley best time to visit?

Nelong Valley best time to visit from May to November during monsoon months of July & August just keep some buffer days to avoid disappointment due to delays.

Trekking is allowed in Nelong Valley?
Since it was closed for general public from 1962 still Camping, Trekking is not allowed inside the valley.

Nelong Valley Map



Foreigners are not allowed in the valley.

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