Alkapuri Glacier

Alkapuri Glacier is located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India, near the famous pilgrimage site of Badrinath. This glacier is the source of the Alaknanda River, which is one of the major tributaries of the Ganges River.It’s known for its stunning natural beauty and the challenging terrain it offers to trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. The trek to  Glacier usually begins from Badrinath and involves a journey through rugged terrain, rocky paths, and sometimes snow-covered landscapes.

alkapuri glacier
alkapuri glacier
Mythology about Alkapuri Glacier Trek

The Alkapuri  trek is steeped in mythology, believed to be the abode of Kubera, the God of abundance, and Gandharvas, male nature spirits with musical talents. According to the Skanda Purana, the Ganga River originated from Lord Shiva’s locks here, flowing into the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers. This mythological backdrop adds a spiritual dimension to the scenic trek, blending nature and divine tales.

How To Reach Alkapuri Glacier

By Road

  • The nearest town with road connectivity to Alkapuri Glacier is Uttarkashi. You can reach Uttarkashi by road from major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, and Rishikesh.
  • From Uttarkashi, you need to hire a local taxi or jeep to reach Gangotri, which serves as the base camp for trekking towards the glacier.
  • The road journey from Uttarkashi to Gangotri takes around 4 to 5 hours depending on road conditions and traffic.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Alkapuri Glacier is the Dehradun Railway Station. From Dehradun, you can follow the same route as mentioned for reaching Alkapuri Glacier by air, i.e., hire a taxi or take a bus to Uttarkashi and then proceed to Gangotri.

By Air

The nearest airport to Alkapuri Glacier is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. From Dehradun, you can either hire a taxi or take a bus to Uttarkashi.

Click here :- How to Reach Badrinath 

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