Uttarkashi town, the
headquarters of the district by the same name, is more on the pilgrimage
circuit than the regular tourist circuit. Nevertheless, with trekking and
mountaineering gaining popularity as adventure sports, the importance of
this region cannot be discounted. The region has some high-altitude lakes
and the Gangotri and Yamunotri glaciers lead on to several major peaks—the
hunting grounds for serious mountaineering buffs.