OBRA GAD

TREK

The Obra Gad valley runs parallel to the Harkidun Valley. Jakhol is located close to Obra Gad. Every year, with utmost reverence and reverie, villagers undertake a pilgrimage from Jakhol to the head of Obra Valley. The trail to the head of the valley initially goes through forest sections and later gives way to meadows. This is where you get to see the views of ridge lines and mountain ranges. You can’t miss the sight of Ranglana (5400 M), a shapely peak. As you gain height you reach Devkyari, which is a sprawling meadow close to 4 km long and wide by a couple of kilometres. Devkyari is surrounded by several peaks in all directions and is the key highlight of the trek. For trekkers looking out for more serious challenges there are opportunities to cross the ridge towards the east into Harkidun and also the ridge towards the west into Supin valley. Obra Gad is a mountaineer’s dream and delight as there is a litany of unclimbed and unnamed peaks of varying difficulty. The return trek to Jakhol can also be made through a high ridge route completing a visit into an area, which is seldom visited.

REgion

Western Garhwal

FIRST TRIP

June 2006

Trip Grading

4

Trip DURATION

7 days

Best Period

May, June, September and October

Side TRIPS

Complete a circular trek by crossing into the Supin valley from Devkyari

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.    Trek in an unfrequented valley normally accessed by climbing expeditions  
2.    Camp at Devkyari, sprawling meadow surrounded by peaks in all directions
3.    Imposing views of Ranglana peak from Devkyari
4.    Excellent options of exploration by looking at exiting into the Harkidun or Supin valleys

Obra Gad Valley Trek Gallery

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The age old temple at Jakhok the closest village to Obra Gad

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The look of unfrequented valley

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The Obra river thundering down from the head of the valley

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Views towards the head of the valley towards Devkyari

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The most stunning Ranglana peak

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The Obra valley becomes broader as one gains altitude

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Looking down the Obra Valley

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Bridge in the Obra Valley

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