Gauchar is a small town of Chamoli district located in the route of Badrinath highway NH 58. Gauchar location is strategic since it is en route to the most auspicious shrine of Hindus i.e. Badrinath Temple & also situated between two important Prayag i.e. Rudraprayag&Karnaprayag. The distance from Haridwar to Gauchar is 190 Kms & Gauchar to Badrinath Temple is 135 Kms which makes it an apt halt /overnight stay place to get a break from the long hilly drive. Gauchar has limited hotels option compared to other en route halt places like Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Chamoli&Joshimath.
The Pilgrims driving toward Badrinath will find Rudraprayag 25 Kms before Gauchar, Karnaprayag 20 Kms beyond Gauchar.