Gwaldam is a picturesque hill town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. Situated at an altitude of around 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) above sea level, it offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The town is surrounded by lush greenery, dense forests, and stunning mountain peaks, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and trekkers.

gwaldum, uttarakhand
Famous ForRoopkund Trek, Nanda Devi  raj Jat Yatra 
Altitude 1700 mts
Nearest Railway Station or    AirportKathgodam 169kms/ Panthnagar 205kms
Best time to visit In Winter (Dec to Jan) in Summer ( April to June) 

Activities in Gwaldam

Gwaldam, nestled in the Himalayas, offers several activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers:

  1. Trekking: Explore picturesque trails like the Roopkund Trek, Ali Bugyal Trek, and more, offering stunning views of the Himalayas.

  2. Camping: Set up camps amidst the serene beauty of Gwaldam, offering a chance to connect with nature and stargaze at night.

  3. Sightseeing: Visit places like Badhangarhi Temple, Gwalnaag, and the nearby scenic spots to witness the natural beauty and cultural heritage.

  4. Bird Watching: Gwaldam is home to diverse avian species; birdwatchers can enjoy spotting different birds amidst the Himalayan landscapes.

  5. Photography: Capture breathtaking landscapes, the play of light and shadows on the Himalayan peaks, and the local life for lasting memories.

  6. Village Walks: Explore nearby villages to experience the local culture, interact with locals, and understand their traditional lifestyle.

  7. Nature Walks: Take leisurely walks amidst the lush forests, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the tranquility.

Places to See in Gwaldam


  • Though a bit farther, Kausani is renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Nanda Devi and Trishul peaks. 
  • Karnaprayag:
    • A divine confluence of the Alaknanda and Pindar rivers, Karnaprayag is known for its spiritual significance and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Bageshwar:
    • Steeped in religious and cultural heritage, Bageshwar is adorned with ancient temples and offers a serene retreat amidst the Kumaon Himalayas.

Trek Near Gwaldam

  • Roopkund Trek:
    • Adventure enthusiasts are drawn to the Roopkund Trek, known for its mysterious high-altitude lake and panoramic mountain views.
  • Brahmatal Trek:
    • A scenic trek leading to Brahmatal, offering mesmerizing views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks and a pristine alpine lake.
  • Pindari Glacier Trek:
    • Explore the stunning Pindari Glacier, a trek that unveils the beauty of remote Himalayan landscapes, charming villages, and icy wonders.

How To Reach Gwaldam

From Delhi Gwaldam is approximately 380 kilometers away from Delhi. You can drive via NH9 through Hapur, Moradabad, and Haldwani, and then take the route through Almora and Kausani to reach Gwaldam.  

The nearest airport to Gwaldam is Pantnagar Airport (PGH), which is approximately 250 kilometers away. From there, you can hire a taxi or use a bus service to reach Gwaldam. However, flights to Pantnagar might not be very frequent, so you might need to plan accordingly.

The nearest major railway station is Kathgodam Railway Station (KGM), which is about 230 kilometers away. From Kathgodam, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach Gwaldam. Trains to Kathgodam are more accessible from various parts of India.

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