Jankichatti is a last village on trek to Yamunotri , situated at a height of 2650 meters from sea, it is 218 km from Rishikesh , earlier the trek use to start from Hanumanchatti but after the widening of road buses are allowed till Jankichatti. It is from here the pilgrims hire mules , ponies or palanquins . There are good number of guest houses and dharamshalas .
Till about 30 years ago the old trekking route to Yamunotri was from the Kharsali village , a Guajrati lady named Janki Bai got a temple made, she also offered two silver Deepdan ( Silver Pots with stand) still in use at the main Yamunotri temple and helped in facilities for the pilgrims , the Govt. recorded this place as Janki Mai Chatti to pay her a respect which is now called as the Janki Chatti.
There is a Ram temple famous for the hot water spring , pilgrims do take a bath before starting the trek for Yamunotri.
One can also make Janki Chatti as a base camp for Sapt Rishi Kund trek which is at the base of Kalind Mountain of Banderpunch it is a Glacial lake 19 km from Janki Chatti a two days trek . Other famous trek is the Dodi Tal trek from the Kharsali village side it is 25 km one way and takes two nights stay , one can have the excellent views of Banderpunch and Swargrohini peaks from here.
Just across the river Yamuna is a helipad at village Kharsali, which is operational during the yatra seasons, this village is also a winter seat of Ma Yamunotri .
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