Uttarkashi is home to several spiritual and yoga ashrams, temples and the famous Nehru Mountaineering Institute. This setting confers a sense of what the mighty Himalayas are like, preparing you for greater challenges. Popular adventure sports include white-river rafting, hiking some excellent slopes and serious mountaineering.Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River at an altitude of 1352 m above sea level.