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Rudugaira Canyon Run

An excellent acclimatization route above the Gangotri Caves

Trail Running Easy

18 km
1.6 km
1.6 km
3-4 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
4.5 km
Rudugaira Canyon Run Map

This is a faint trail leading up to the grassy slopes below the Gangotri Peaks. It's less often travelled than Kedar Tal so you're unlikely to see anything other than mountain goats! From the caves, turn up the narrow Rudugaira valley and find the trail up the canyon. It crosses the river on a log bridge and then stays on the right side.


Further up, you get above treeline into open terrain. Stay high and right to find the trail. Campsites abound but be cautious of avalanche hazard if there is snow in the peaks above. These are HUGE slopes! The trail continues towards the glacier before turning uphill towards Gangotri II Peak and a beautiful lookout above 4500m.



Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between April and October

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