Dharchula is a remote town surrounded by mountains serves as the base camp for the sacred Kailash-Mansarovar yatra, the Chota Kailash yatra and a visit to the well-known Narayan Ashram. The town is called Dharchula perhaps for the reason that this small valley resembles a stove (Chula in Hindi) with various peaks (Dhar in Hindi) which complete the word Dharchula. is also a town that is split down the middle by the River Kali – into the Indian Dharchula and the Nepalese Darchula, and one the best excursions from here is to walk down to the market on the Nepalese side.


By Rail: Nearest railhead is Tanakpur 247 kms.

By Road: Dharachula is well connected with state highway. Pithoragarh - 96 kms. Tanda - 244 kms. Alrnora - 213 kms.

STD Code
Summer 35-45°C, Winter 5-15°C
Best time to visit
May - Oct
Famous For
Dharchula is an important camp along the Kailash-Mansarovar, Chotta Kailash and Narayan Ashram route.