Harsil is an unspoiled and hidden jewel of Uttrakhand offering ample scope for people seeking peace and serenity in the lap of Himalayas. It is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River at an elevation of 2620 meters above sea level. Harsil has become popular in recent years with travel enthusiasts and nature lovers. Dense deodar forests, gushing water of Bhagirathi River, chirping of birds, salubrious environment and serene environs are the highlights of this little quaint destination. There are several adventurous trekking routes that you can do in the vicinity of Harsil. A holiday at Harsil is a rejuvenating experience where you can do meditation and yoga. Perhaps the most of significant importance of Harsil is that it offers an ideal stopover for a visit to the temple of Gangotri, which is just 21 kms away.
Harsil is located in a picturesque valley inhabited mainly by bhotias. The temperature of Harsil remains pleasant during summers and chilling during winters. There are numerous deodar and apple trees in Harsil and the region receives snowfall from December to February. Harsil is situated on Uttarkashi-Gangotri Road at a distance of 72kms after Uttarkashi.
The best time to visit harsil is from last week of April to last week of October.
The weather of harsil remains pleasant and healthy during summers. If you are an avid city dweller and want to acquire peace of mind then Harsil is your destination. Carry light woollens with you if planning to visit to Harsil during Summers.
You might encounter blockage of roads due to landslides during monsoons but the greenery of the region is awe inspiring. Raincoats are a must. Travelling to major trekking excursions during monsoon should be avoided.
Harsil receives snowfall during winters and the temperature touches zero and most of the times goes to negative. Do carry heavy woollens with you if planning a visit to Harsil during winters. Trekkin excursions will turn difficult and quite inaccessible. The best time for treks is from March to second week of November.