Living Among The Himalayan Peaks
Raithal Retreat situated at 7000ft at the base camp of Dayara Bugyal trek in Northern India, and surrounded by graceful pine forests, rhododendron, oak, and picturesque view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. These cottages are designed to cover the basics and provide comfortable living experience in Garhwal Himalaya. Raithal Retreat offers independent cottages, delicious local meals, camping, and great trekking experience of Gangotri Regions.
Raithal Retreat located 900 meters off the road which can be easily done in less than 20 minutes. The well-marked trail begins from the terrace fields of the village and climbs up to the forest entry point. It is an ideal location to mark the beginning of the trek with unobstructed views of Mt. Srikanth, Mt. Jaonli & Mt. Draupadi ka Danda.
Nearest Airport – 218 kms (roughly 6.5 hrs) from Jolly Grant Airport + 800 meters trek
Nearest Railway station – 181 Kms (roughly 6 hrs) from Dehradun Railway Station + 800 meters trek
Nearest Bus Stand – 39.1 kms (roughly 1 hrs 21 mins) from Uttarkashi + 800 meters trek
Nearest Bus Stand - 187 kms (roughly 6 hrs) from Dehradun ISBT + 400 meters trek
Nearest Bus Stand - 180 kms (roughly 6 hrs) from Rishikesh + 800 meters trek
Public Transport from Dehradun– Reach Dehradun before 11 AM. take a shared taxi from Rispana Bridge, Dehradun to Uttarkashi and then taxi from Uttarkashi to Village Raithal. From Raithal, walk for 800 metres to reach Raithal Retreat.
Public Transport from Rishikesh / Haridwar / Dehradun Airport – Reach Rishikesh before 11 AM. take a shared taxi / Bus from Natraj Chock, Rishikesh to Uttarkashi and then taxi from Uttarkashi to Village Raithal. From Raithal, walk for 800 metres to reach Raithal Retreat.
Private car to Raithal and back: As per actual cost
Driving from Dehradun? Look up for the following route:
Dehradun – Mussoorie – Suwakholi – Makhdet – Dharasu Bend – Uttarkashi Gangotri Road – Uttarkashi – Bhatwari – Raithal. Roughly 6-7 hours (180 KMs).
Driving from Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun airport? Look up for the following route:
Haridwar – Rishikesh – Narendra Nagar - Chamba - Chinyalisaur – New Tehri – Uttarkashi – Bhatwari – Raithal. Roughly 6 -7 hours.
Driving from Delhi?Look up for the following route:
Delhi – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Narendra Nagar - Chamba - New Tehri – Uttarkashi – Bhatwari – Raithal. Roughly 12- 13 hours (448 KMs).
How to reach from Raithal Village to Raithal Retreat?
The 800 meters trek to Raithal Retreat is rated as an easy walk on a cemented and crushed rock trail by most travelers, and can be completed in 20 minutes, depending up on one’s fitness level. However, one would need basic trekking shoes for it.
For the 800 m walk, if you wish to hire a pony for yourself or to carry the luggage, please do let us know in advance. Local pony drivers charge around INR 500 per pony/mule, which could carry 100 Kg of luggage, sufficient enough for 6 people. Having these 'no-road destinations' is one of our commitments to help the local communities earn some easy revenues through us. However, we still advise you to carry light to walk like the Himalayan natives to reach Raithal retreat.
Dayara Bugyal – 7 Km Trek – 4 Hrs.
Gangnani hot Springs – 20 Km by car – 1 Hrs
Uttarkashi – 40 Km by car – 1 ½ Hrs.
Gangotri Temple – 75 Km by car – 4 Hrs.
Harsil valley – 50 Km by car – 3 Hrs
Raithal Village walk – 800 Meters – ½ Hrs.
Gartang Gali – 70 km by car + 2 Walk – 4 hrs.
Walking From Raithal Center
“this place is an awesome place to stay, Naveen keeps you full with delicious food and amazing location provides ample peace and great views, nearby you can trek and explore places in the surrounding, if you want a peaceful stay with good views and great local food, come and give a try to this place. There is a small trek of 15-20 mins to reach the location but its worth..”