Location & Description
Narayan Ashram (Elevation: 2734 Meters) is located almost 23 Km from Dharchula.
This ashram was established in 1936 by Sri Raghavendra, locally known as Narayan Swami. Late Kushal Singh Hyanki donated a large area to Swami ji to build this Ashram. Subsequently Swamiji purchased extra land from people of Sosa. Initially a hut was built. It took almost 13 years to build the Ashram completely as it took about a fortnight of walking to reach Narayan Ashram from the last motorable road of Almora and people spending nights in villages or in caves.
Before the Indo-China War of 1962, the Narayan Ashram served as a resting place for pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
The Swamiji had been instrumental in the development of this remote area in terms of education and health care and also for declaration of Pithoragarh as the district township. The Ashram has now become a symbol of socio-spiritual development and an educational hub attracting a large number of solace seekers and visitors every year.