Location & description

Chaukori is a small village of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand and better known for its spectacular panoramic views of the snowy peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and the Panchchuli group.

To its north is Tibet and to its south is Terai. The Mahakali River, running along its eastern boundary, forms the Indo-Nepal international border.

It is one of the few places in Kumaon that can boast of fruit orchards, tea gardens, dense forests around as well as high elevation snow view.

Sparsely populated, it is peaceful and idyllic with great Himalayan mountain view and today is one of the important tourist destinations in Kumaon region.

Its altitude of about 6600 ft ensures a cool summer and chilly winter.

Special attraction of Chaukori is its magnificent sunset and sunrise painting the lofty snow peaks in liquid gold.

Nearby tourist places

Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Kausani, Bageshwar and Almora.

This was the third brief halt during second day journey of the pilgrimage to Kailash Manas in 1994.


1. Uttarakhand Govt Tourism on Chaukori

2. Wikipedia on Chaukori


29° 50' 28.464" N, 80° 1' 50.1384" E