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 Trekking Tours  in Uttarakhand

At a reflex level, trekking is a physical challenge: a simple desire to pick a path and measure up to the terrain and the elements. The adventure component adds the spice of uncertainty, raising the stakes for you to test yourself in unfamiliar territory.

On a deeper level, trekking is a bridge between ancient lifestyles: the fixed vision of a settler counterbalanced by the transient motion of a nomad. As an evolution from a simple walk into a more self sufficient venture, trekking requires simplification, a reduction to portable basics, and implicit trust in your ability to define what you need to live.

Garhwal is the most harming place in the Indian Himalayan range for trekking. Historically it is known a a important destination for centuries with well known pilgrimage centers like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri etc".

Trekking means submerging in nature as it is the only way to explore the unexplored region and of course the virgin nature in remote. Since time immemorial. Trekking is the best way to communicate a region community, cultural and tradition at their best. Garhwal Himalayas promises wid range of trekking routes. The Garhwal Himalayan range have many spectacular peaks like Shivling, Meru, Bhagrighi, Nanda Devi, Neelkanth etc. with the most heavenly base camp, grassy meadows full of Himalayan flowers.

Season :
Because of the vastness of the terrain and altitude difference, trekking trips can be undertaken the whole year round. Treks range from low altitude treks in winter to the crossing of high passes in summer when the snowline recedes, It is also possible to combine all three-river running, trekking and mountaineering. The conventional trekking periods preferred are mid-April to May-June before monsoon and after the rains in the months of September-October-November.

OUR PACKAGES

Chopta - Deoriya Tal Trek
Duration :
3N / 4D
Dodital - Yamunotri Trek
Duration : 3N / 4D
Kalindi Trek
Duration : 17N / 18D
Dodital Trek
Duration : 5N / 6D
Hemkund Sahib Trek
Duration : 6N / 7D
Kuari Pass Trek, Via Ghat
Duration : 8N / 9D
Kuari Pass Trek, Via Auli
Duration : 5N / 6D
Roopkund Trek
Duration : 8N / 9D
Milam Glaciers trek
Duration : 17N / 18D
Valley of Flowers Trek
Duration : 8N / 9D
Source of Ganges Trek
Duration : 6N / 7D
Chopta - Tungnath Trek
Duration : 5N / 6D
Har ki Doon Trek
Duration :
5N / 6D
Nanda Devi Trek
Duration : 17N / 18D
Panch Kedar
Duration : 17N / 18D

 


 

Chopta - Deoriya Tal Trek


Deoria tal is a lake at a altitude of 2438 mts, which gives a spectular vision of Himalayan peaks, like Mt chaukhamba, Mt kedarnath, mt meru & mt sumeru, vaseeki groups of peaks, mt Banderpunch & a lots of unnamed snow -capped mountains. the lake also give a spectular view of mt chaukhamba, in the lake water. The reflection is amazing. The trek to chopta (popularly known as mini Switzerland), passes through deep rhododendron forest & beautiful alpine medows. The another destination, in this trek is a chandrasilla top(4000 mts), this is the only point in the garhwal Himalayas, which gives a panoramic view of all the Himalayan peaks from kumaon Himalayan to garhwal Himalayas including mt NANDA DEVI. highest peak of India. the sunset view from chopta, make u feel great.

Day 01 : We drive to a village sari, approx 5-6 hrs drive from Rishikesh. On the way the guest view the confluence of River Bhagirath and River Alaknanda. Hot lunch enroute. On the same day. When we arrived in Sari, we have to do a small trek around 2.5 kms to the like Deoriya Tal. Dinner & overnight stay in camps.


Day 02 : Aftermorning breakfast we start trek to Chopta approx 14-15 kms around 5-6 hrs walk. On arriving, tea is served with same pakures Dinner & overnight stay in camps.

Day 03 : After morning breakfast we start trek to CHANDRASILLA Top (4000 mts.). The distance is 6 kps, when trek around 2-3 hrs, After having the view from the trek, we have to trek down to Chopta. Dinner & overnight stay in camps.

Day 04 : The day to say good by to the Himalayas. After having morning breakfast, we drive back to Rishikesh along the River Mandakini & Ganges. Hot lunch enroute.

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Dodital - Yamunotri Trek



Dodital is situated at an devotion of 3024 mts , north of an uttarkashi and is surrounded by dense woods of oak , pine deodar and rhododendrons the crystals cler lake is full of rore fishes and the Himalayan golden tours the trek to Doditol commences from sangam chatti, sagam chathi to agoda is a gradual limb through wood fields and villages an to mula track

Ymunotri finds a special mention the Hindu my thowgy Am, and the major attractions of yomunotri are hot water springs near by the trek to yomunotri is spectular dominated by a panorama of rugged peaks $ dense forests,

ITINERARY

Day 01 : Drive to uttarkashi (190kms) hot lunch enroute dinner & overnight stay in tourist Rest house

Day 02 : Drive to sangamchatti (17kms) on some bay trek to Agoda (6kms ) (2286mts) with packed lunch Dinner & overnight in camps

Day 03 : 16kmgs trek to Dodital (3o24Mts) with packed lunch Dinner & overnight in camps

Day 04 : 16kms trek to dodital (3024mts) with packed lunch Dinner & overnight in camps

Day 05 : 18kms trek to yamunotri (2400mts) with packed lunch Dinner & overnight in camps

Day 06 : 16 kms trek to yamunotri temple with packed lunch Dinner & overnight in camps

Day 07 : 14 kms Return trek to hanuman chatti (2400mts) with packed lunch Dinner & overnight in Rest house,

Day 08 : Drive back to Rishikesh hot lunch enroute,

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Kalindi Trek


Kalindi Pass is one of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas. This trek is for the most adventurous and fit trekkers only who possess a fundamental ability of high altitude trekking and mountaineering. It is a rare experience indeed. This trip involving visit to two of the most important pilgrimage for Hindus in India, Trekking to the source of the most important living goddess of India and to the heart of Great Himalayas to the base of highest peaks and negotiating high passes. On this trek you have a chance to see a large number of mammal species: Snow leopard, Black bear, Brown bear, Musk deer, Bharal, Himalayan Thar. The endangered birds are Monal pheasant, Koklas pheasant, Western Tragopan, Himalayan Snow cock, Golden eagle, Bearded vulture, cuckoos, owls & bulbuls etc.

Day 01: Rishikesh upon arrival at the International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02 : Morning transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabdi train to Haridwar. Arrive Haridwar & stop at Haridwar for sightseeing of Ganga Ghats & Temples. Afterwards proceed to Rishikesh. Arrive & check in hotel. Evening free for personal activities.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03 : Leave for Uttarkashi (1150 mt), which takes 5-6 hrs. Arrive Uttarkashi and transfer to Hotel. Uttarkashi is also the gateway to many mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri area.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 04 : Morning after breakfast drive to reach Gangotri via Harsil approx 25 km before Gangotri (3050 mt) by covering approx 95 km in 4-5 hrs. On arrival check into Hotel / Tourist Banglow.

There is a beautiful Gorge at Bhairav Ghati over which there is a steel gurder bridge. Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from Heaven. There is a Temple of Goddess Ganga where thousands of devotees throng to pay homage to her.
Overnight: Tourist Bunglow

Day 05 : Morning after early breakfast start first days trek to Bhojbasa 3600 Mt. following the river Bhagirathi on right bank by covering approx 14 km in 4-5 hrs. Trek is full of fascinating Himalayan sights and you can have beautiful views of snow clapped peaks around.
Overnight: Tent

Day 06 : Morning trek 4-5 hrs to reach the beautiful base of Bhagirathi group of peaks, Nandanvan (4337 mt). The trek crosses Gangotri Glacier.
Overnight: Tent

Day 07 : Morning trek (11 km) along Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital (4898 MT), a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake . The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours
Overnight: Tent

Day 08 : Morning after breakfast trek to Khara Pathar (5456 mt) (Suralya Bamak) 8 Km from Vasukital.
Overnight: Tent

Day 09 : Morning after breakfast trek 10 Km to reach Kalindikhal Base (Sweta Glacier) (5500 mt).
Overnight: Tent

Day 10 : Morning after breakfast proceed your trek (12 km) to Kalindi Pass (5947 mt). Spend some time at the spot and then trek down to Rajparav (4910 mt).
Overnight: Tent

Day 11 : Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km from Rajparav.
Overnight: Tent

Day 12 : Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Ghastoli (3796 km), which is 16 Km from Arwatal.
Overnight: Tent

Day 13 : Morning after breakfast trek (16 km) to reach Mana village 14 Km from Ghastoli, then drive 2 Km to reach Badrinath.
Overnight: Hotel.

Day 14 : Visit the Badrinath Temple. Badrinath: one of the' Four Dhams of Hindus. It is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15 : Morning after breakfast drive down to reach Srinagar (Garhwal) from Badrinath.
Overnight: Tourist Bunglow

Day 16 : Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check-in the Hotel for overnight stay. In the evening after wash and change visit Laxman Jhula, Thirteen storied temple, Geeta Ashram, Parmarth Niketan and later join the Arti ceremony at Triveni Ghat. Later return back to the Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 17 : Morning free. Late afternoon drive to Haridwar railway station to board the Shatabdi train to Delhi. On arrival transfer to Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 18 : Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Later transfer to the airport hotel for wash and changes. After dinner you will be transferred to the International airport.

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Dodital Trek


The route is through thick forests of Oak, Rhododendron, Fir and Deodar. This high altitude lake is crystal clear, in the midst of thick forest at an altitude of about 3,030 mtrs. This deep lake is the starting point of several rivers in this region.

One side of the lake is guarded by a high ridge called the Darwa Top, which gives a panoramic view of high peaks of Garhwal. The region is very rich in flora and fauna. Traditionally Dodital route has been frequented by nomadic herdsmen for grazing their livestock, and by pilgrims on the Gangotri-Yamunotri route.

Day 01 : Arrival in Haridwar early morning. Transfer by surface transport to Uttarkashi ( about 4 hours drive ), and then to Kalyani road head ( 1 hour ). Overnight stay at guest house or tents.

Day 02 : Start trekking from Kalyani. Set camp at Agoda or further. Trek would be moderate, passing through forests and small garhwali villages.

Day 03 : Agoda to Dodital ( 3,307 mt ) is a gradual trek, of about 17 kms. The lake is set in midst of thick forest and is roughly hexagonal in shape. Through out the trek the route is through forests mainly Oak and Rhododendron which gradually turn into Fir and Deodars. Set camp besides the Dodital lake.

Day 04 : This will be a rest day at Dodital. A hike to the top of Darwa pass can be done to enjoy the beautiful views of Garhwal Himalayas. Overnight in tents at Dodital.

Day 05 : Early morning start the return trek to Kalyani. Overnight at the guest house or tents.

Day 06 : Drive to Rishikesh/Haridwar for onwards journey.

Alternative Routes & Extensions
It is possible to trek further from Darwa Pass towards Seema village, and end trek at Hanuman Chatti. The trek would increase by 2 days in this case.

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Hemkund Sahib Trek


Hemkund Gurudwara situated at an altitude of 4329 meters is the highest temples in India and highest Gurudwara in the world.

For seven months of the year from Nov to May, this 'lake of ice' is inaccessible, its water frozen
To local Hindus the lake is known as Lokpal, and there is a temple dedicated to God Lakshman, who, it is said, was brought to the shore of Lokpal after being mortally wounded in a battle with the son of Ravana and Hanuman was then able to find a life-giving herb from this valley.
As per Bachitra Natak, Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the "lake of ice" "mountain" adorned with "seven peaks",
The first Sikh to pen his speculations about the nature and location of the Guru's tap as than was hagiographical writer Bhai Santokh Singh in his fourteen volume Sri Gur Pratap Suraj [Prakash] Granth.
Pandit Tara Singh Narotam, a nineteenth century Nirmala scholar, was the first Sikh to trace the geographical location of Hemkund. He wrote of Hemkund as one among the 508 Sikh shrines he described in Sri Gur Tirath Sangrah.
Sardar Sohan Singh, a retired granthi from the Indian army, found the place in 1934 and the first gurudwara was constructed in 1936.

Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib : Set amidst towering snow-capped mountains and lying beside a lake of pristine blue water, the Sikh shrine of Sri Hemkund Sahib looks, even to the not-particularly-pious, a place of almost unbelievable beauty and peace. Seven peaks - known as the Sapt Sring- surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, at a height of over 4,000 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission.

Gurudwara Sri Paonta Sahib : Surrounded by the Sal forest and on the bank of river Yamuna the historic town of Paonta Sahib was founded by the tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh Ji. When only sixteen years old, the guru left Anandpur Sahib and on the invitation of Raja Maidini Prakash of Sirmour, lived at this beautiful place for over four years. The historic gurudwara commemorates his stay and interestingly the waters of the Yamuna fall silently below this -which happened at the Guru's behest. The word 'Paonta' means 'Space for a foot hold'.

Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib : A birthplace of the Khalsa, it was here on March 30th, 1699 Guru Gobind Singh baptized 5 Sikhs with amrit (sweetened water) stirred with his Khanda and called them his Five Beloved Ones and gave them the last name ‘Singh’ which means Lion. Guru Gobind Singh then humbly bowed before the Five Beloved Ones and asked them to initiate Him into the Khalsa Brotherhood.

Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar : The Harimandir Sahib (meaning Temple of God) is also commonly known as the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib (Divine Court). It is situated in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. The Golden Temple is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. It is a source of inspiration for all Sikhs and their chief place of pilgrimage.

Day 01 : Drive from Delhi for Rishikesh in the morning, Reach Rishikesh in the afternoon, Dinner and night at Rishikesh.

Day 02 : After breakfast, drive for Joshimath, Lunch enroute at Indian restaurant. Reach Joshimath in the evening, Dinner and night at hotel at Joshimath.

Day 03 : After early breakfast in the morning, drive from Joshimath for Govind Ghat. Cars/Coaches will be parked here. After Darshan at Govindghat Gurudwara, start Trekking for Govind Dham / Ghangaria. Dinner and night at hotel at Govind Dham.

Day 04 : After Breakfast, start trekking for Hemkund Sahib, after Darshan, trek back to Govind Dham, Dinner and night at Govind Dham.

Day 05 : Morning, Trek down to Govind Ghat and drive to Joshimath. Dinner and Night at Joshimath Hotel.

Day 06 : Morning drive further down to Rishikesh. Dinner and Night at Rishikesh.

Day 07 : Morning relax and walk around Rishikesh. After an early Lunch, drive to Delhi.

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Kuari Pass Trek Via (Ghat)


The Pass (Khal) is approached through a narrow goat trek at an elevation of 4265mts. In the heart of chamoli district. The glorious view of the imposing castern peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas is unforgettably enchanting. They appears so close with their grand glittering snow caps that one feels like almost to vching them. If the weather is perfectly clear than the peaks visible from kuari pass are Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Hathi parvat, Devathan etc. This trek is also known as cuzan trail, since lord Cuzan once trekking up to Kuari pass, on their descend to Mt. Kamet. The Kuari pass offers magnificent views of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Day 01 : Drive to ghat (185kms.) (1331kms.) Hot lunch enroute. Dinner & overnight stay in camps.

Day 02 : Trek to village Ghuni (9kms.) (1829mts.) with packed lunch, dinner & overnight stay in camps.

Day 03 : 16 kms. trek to thingipari (1980 mts.), with packed lunch, dinner&overnight  stay in camps.

Day 04 : 15 kms. trek to pana/sortoli (2240mts.),with packed lunch, dinner & overnight  stay in camps.

Day 05 : 12kms. trek to Dhakwani (3265mts.),with packed lunch, dinner & overnight  stay in camps.

Day 06 : 14 kms. trek to Khullara (via Kuari pass), with packed lunch, dinner & overnight  stay in camps.

Day 07 : Rest........

Day 08 : 16 kms. trek down to tapovan. Further drive to joshimath (15 kms.), night stay in hotel.

Day 09 : Drive back to Rishikesh.

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Kuari Pass Trek Via (Auli)


The Pass (Khal) is approached through a narrow goat trek at an elevation of 4265mts. In the heart of chamoli district. The glorious view of the imposing castern peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas is unforgettably enchanting. They appears so close with their grand glittering snow caps that one feels like almost to vching them. If the weather is perfectly clear than the peaks visible from kauri pass are Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Hathi parvat, Devathan etc. This trek is also known as cuzan trail, since lord Cuzan once trekking up to Kuari pass, on their descend to Mt. Kamet. The Kuari pass offers magnificent views of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Day 01 : Drive to Auli (240 kms.) (2500mts.),Hot lunch enroute, Dinner & overnight stay in camps.

Day 02 : 13 kms. trek to tali via gorsorn (2900mts), with packed lunch, Dinner & overnight in camps.

Day 03 : 12 kms. trek to Gailgarh (3408mts.),with packed lunch, Dinner&overnight in camps.

Day 04 : 6 kms. trek to Kuari pass (4265 mts.) restore trek to base Gailgarh, Hot lunch enroute, Dinner&overnight stay in camps.

Day 05 : 16 kms. trek down to tapovan. Further drive to joshimath (15 kms.) night stay in hotel.

Day 06 : Drive back to Rishikesh. hot lunch enroots.

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Mystery Lake Roopkund Trek


Roopkund is situated at the ht. of 5029 mts, in the lop of trisul massif this is usually called the “MY STERY LAKE ” since human skeletons and the remains of horses were found here the lake, surrounded by rock strewn glaciers and snow clad peaks is magnificent and an chanting the Mystery lake of Roopkund has brought here many a besotted treveller since the discovery of human skeletons in the lake and the glaciers descending in to it tor many years the origin of the skeletons remained a mystery some thought it to be the remains of general Zorawar’s army that lost its way while returning from Tibet. But the popular belief, narrated in the folk traditians a bout the pilgrimage to nanda devi undertaken by raja pasdhawal his wife the Garhwali priness rani balampa, who perished in a hailstorm

At turangali appears to be closer to the truth e specially since the corbom dating of the skeleton and its anthropological studies point forwards the authenticity of this fock- core

Day 01 : Drive to lohotung pass (250kms) Hot lunch enrout . dinner overnight stay in camps.

Day 02 : 14kms trek to won (2436mts) with packed lunch Dinner $ overnight in camps.

Day 03 : 12kms trek to bedeni bugyal (3354mts) with packed lunch Dinner $ overnight in camps.

Day 04 : 8kms trek to baggubasa (4667mts) with packed lunch Dinner $ overnight in camps.

Day 05 : 12 kms trek to shail samudra (4235mts) via roopkund (5029mts)$ juragali pass with packed lunch Dinner $ overnight in camps

Day 06 : 14 kms trek to chandaniya ghat( ) via hemekund with packed, with packed lunch Dinner $ overnight in camps

Day 07 : 18kms trek to sutola (2350mts) with packed lunch Dinner $ overnight in camps.

Day 08 : 25kms trek to ghat(1331), with packed lunch Dinner $ overnight in camps.

Day 09 : Drive back to Rishikesh (190kms) hot lunch enroute

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Milam Glaciers


Milam Glacier is about 28 km long, biggest glacier of the Kumaon, Uttarakhand. It originates from the slope of Kohli and Trishul peaks and situated on the south facing slope of the main Himalayan range. Milam Village which is located near the glacier is one of the highest villages in the Himalayan range. Munsyari is the base for the trek route leading to Milam glacier. The best time for trekking is June to October.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi, On arrival met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. O/N stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Morning drive to Almora, A Hill station on Kumaon Hills, On arrival check in at hotel, O/N stay at hotel

Day 03 : Drive to the beautiful town of Munsiyari. Overnight in Tents / guesthouse.

Day 04 : The 12 km trek today is a steady descent to Lilam. Set up camp for the night.

Day 05 : The distance covered today is 12 km and along the way one gets impressive views of Munsiyari and beyond. Overnight in Tents / Village huts.

Day 06 : Today's trek is takes you beyond the tree line and you can catch glimpses of alpine pastures. The distance covered will be 14 km (8 hrs). Martoli is a deserted hamlet that used to be of great prominence on the Tibetan trading route. Overnight in Tents.

Day 07 : The trek today will offer intermittent views of the Himalayan peaks. On reaching Ganghar the Nanda Devi East can be see. Total trek 12 km (6 hrs). Overnight in Tents

Day 08 : One of the highlights of the trip as you approach the Pachu Glacier is the Nanda Devi itself, seeming just a stones throw away. That apart blooming rhododendrons along the way add to the beauty. A six km trek that will take 3 hrs. Overnight in Tents PACHU (REST DAY) (3690 M/13035 FT)

The Nanda Devi demands that you spend a day here. Explore the ridges of Nanda Devi East or just relax. Overnight in Tents.

Day 09 : The Nanda Devi demands that you spend a day here. Explore the ridges of Nanda Devi East or just relax. Overnight in Tents.

Day 10 : The scenery is a continuation of the day before with impressive views of the Nanda Devi peaks. Today trek will take about 4 hrs for the 8 km. Overnight in Tents.

Day 11 : 2 hour hike takes you to the Glacier head; it is the largest in the Kumaon region. Spend the day at the glacier and return to Milam. Overnight in tents.

Day 12 : Downhill almost all the way it is a 17 km (8 hrs) trek today. Overnight in Tents.

Day 13 : Another downhill day, with the highlight being the Narrow gorge at Nahar Devi. Trekking distance 12 km (5 hrs). Overnight in tents.

Day 14 : Its 12 km of downhill all the way. Reach campsite by the afternoon and chill out. Overnight in tents.

Day 15 : Trek to the road head and head back to Munsiyari for a well deserved hot water bath. Overnight in rest house.

Day 16 : Depart from Munsiyari after an early breakfast. Reach Ranikhet / Almora / Nainital by the evening. Overnight in rest house.

Day 17 : Take a taxi from Almora / Ranikhet/ Nainital to reach Kathgodam to catch a Bus or the night train to Delhi. On arrival check in at hotel. O/N stay at hotel.

Day 18 : Morning transfer to the airport time to catch flight for onward destinations.
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Valley of Flowers


Valley of Flowers – the paradise for nature lovers, situated at an altitude of eleven thousand feet in the lap of garhwal Himalayas. Frank Smyth, a mountaineer explorer in 1930, discovered Valley of Flowers. This U shaped alpine valley, formed by retreating glaciers, remains snow covered from November to May. When the snow melts in june, the entire valley blooms with exotic flowers, herbs, medicinal, and flowering plant At an altitude ranging from 3,350 m to the peak of Gauri Parbat at 6,719 m, the valley of flowers is essentially the catchments area of pashupati river, also known as the Bhyundar Ganga. It consists of glacier corridor, 7 km long and 2 km from wide, with it’s source in the tipra glacier with descends from Gauri Parbat.

Day 01 : Upon arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Haridwar transfer check into the hotel. In the evening visit "Har Ki peri" for Aarti ceremony. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03 : After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Dev prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay.

Day 04 : After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the trek. From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into hotel. Explore the surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 : After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Str- awberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06 : After breakfast trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. Late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.( 3-4 hrs of walking )

Day 07 : After breakfast trek down to reach Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath. Upon arrival at Joshimath check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the area. One can also visit Auli in the evening. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.

Day 08 : Early morning drive to Haridwar with packed breakfast. On the way visit Rudraprayag where river Mandakini and Alaknanda meet. Lunch enroute. Arrive Haridwar by evening. Check into the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 09 : After an early breakfast visit Har ki peri. After lunch drive to Delhi airport.

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Source of Ganges


As the source of the Ganga (Known as Bhagirathi until it reaches Devprayag ), gangotri is one of the holiest places in India. Infect, the physical source of river is 19 kms further north at Gaumukh. This 18 century temple is dedicated to Goddess ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva. Tapovan, have a sceneic beauty. It is the base camp for the Mt. Shivling. Mountaineers have their first base camp in Tapovan. The view of Bhagirathi's group of peaks & Shivling is magnificent. The alpine green meadow & a stream flowing down the Tapovan has also something special in it.

Day 01 : Drive to Gangotri (310 kms.), Hot lunch enroute. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel ( 3142mts.).

Day 02 : 14 kms. trek to Bhojbase ( 3792 mts.), with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camps.

Day 03 : 9 kms. trek to Tapovan ( 4625 mts.) via Gaumukh (4000 mts.), with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camps.

Day 04 : Rest.

Day 05 : 14 kms. trek to Chirbase ( 3400 mts.), via Gaumukh, with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camps.

Day 06 : 9 kms. trek to Gangotri ( 3142 mts.), with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camps.

Day 07 : Drive back to Rishikesh.

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Chopta - Tungnath Trek

Chopta - Mini Switzerland of India
Chopta is famous for its enchanting mountain views. Chopta is getting popular as a tourist destination since last few years. Situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state, Chopta is also known as mini Switzerland. Chopta is situated at an elevation of 2,600mts above sea level amidst dense forest. Serenity and solitude are at its best during winters at Chopta. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. But you can see the best of Chopta during winters as it looks like mini Switzerland during winters.

Tungnath Temple
Tungnath Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Chandrashila is the highest point of the mountain on which Chopta is situated. Tungnath Mandir is one of the Panch Kedar and highest temple of Lord Shiva. Tungnath Mandir can be reached by a 3.5km trek starting from Chopta. Tungnath is situated at an elevation of 3680mts above sea level.

Chandrashila
It is the highest point of the mountain on which Chopta and Tungnath Mandir is located. Chandrashila is situated at a breathtaking altitude of 4,000mts above sea level. It is located 1.5 km further of Tungnath Temple which makes it 5kms from Chopta. The Chandrashila summit affords the most beautiful view of the Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks.

Day 01 : Rishikesh ; Okimath 180 kms. 8 - 9 Hrs. Drive
After breakfast drive to Okimath enroute visiting Devprayag & Rudraprayag. Arrive okimath, the winter seat of Lord Kedarnath. Eve visit the Okimath Temple and market of small hill town. O/N at Guest House.

Day 02 : Okimath - Deoriatal (2438 mts/7998 ft)
In the morning you can see snow clapped Himalayan ranges. After breakfast start your trek to Deoriatal through dense forest of Rhodendron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival at Deoriatal set out the tents for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Deoriatal ; Sari - Chopta
After Break Fast trek down to Sari village (3 kms) and from here drive to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. Its 30 kms drive from Sari Village. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas.

Day 04 : Chopta Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) Chandrasila (4090 mts/13415 ft) - Chopta
After breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level the highest in India. The trek is three kms upward. Enroute you will find lush green meadows and you can see the entire range of snow clapped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relax one further one kms trek to Chandrasila peak. Later trek back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 05 : Chopta Rishikesh
After an early breakfast drive to Haridwar. Breakfast & Lunch enroute. In the evening Groups arrival in Rishikesh. Tour concludes.

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Har-Ki-Doon Trek


Har-Ki-Doon, the hanging valley of gods is a treat for trekkers. This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal. The trek from Osla to Har-ki-doon is through terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy land and conifer forests. Har-ki-Dun, situated at an elevation of 3566 metres is surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests. The forests are rich in wild life and are a veritable paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers.

Day 01: Dehradun
A beautiful town growing up to a city. Pleasant weather. Unfortunately, we did not have much time in hand to move around the place, excepting the market where we bought an amazing pair of trekking shoes – a smart decision. Had dinner at the camp, after an informal round of introduction and a formal one post that.

Day 02 : Base Camp Sankri – 5800 ft.
Its about 200 km from Dehradun – but takes around 8-9 hours. But the view is worth every bit of it. We go up the Yamuna Valley. Then up Tons river, one of the major tributary of Yamuna. The rapids were a beauty to watch, surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. An amazing road to drive on, assuming you are skilled enough.

Lunch stop was at Purola. Had “pack lunch” – a term you would get too used to once you go for the trek. This was the last village in the region to have connectivity through telephone. Reached Sankri at around 16:00 hrs. Welcomed by the field director and others. Got to the tents and unwinded a bit. That was followed by the usual tea session. Had a walk in the village.

Then came dinner – fairly decent stuff. Lastly, the “camp-fire” ceremony. This is a tricky part. It can be damn cool – if you have a group which is enthu – else it can be a real bad end to the day.

Day 03 : Base Camp Sankri – 5800 ft.
Bed tea – why did the Brits invent tea… and that too served at 5 in the morning! Human Rights, anyone?

Had a light exercise – the definition of “light is relative”. It’s a jog for a kilometer and some free hand exercises. Then back to camp – breakfast – pack lunch – a really heavy backpack – and off to “Acclimatization Trek”.

This starts with Rappelling. A neat wall of about 25-30 feet. Great experience for first timers like me. Then you go for a trek in the nearby region. We gained about a 1000 feet.
We carried max possible load on us… turned out to be a good practice for the actual thing.
Back to camp. Dinner. Campfire. MILO. Goodnight.

Day 04 : Juda Talao – 8,500 ft
It’s a distance of about 4 km from the base camp and an altitude gain of almost 2700 ft, implying a pretty high gradient.

Not difficult as such, but it was definitely tiring as we were gaining some good altitude and our bodies were not really accustomed to the entire funda of the trek. Difficult day for people who thought they were out for a picnic. We crossed a small village en route. That’s where we first asked people the Eternal Question – “Where is the Grass?” And we got our first view of the savior of sanity – Grass a.k.a. Marijuana – blooming in full glory in its kingdom.

The rest of the trek was pretty okay. Had a lunch break somewhere. Reached the next camp at about 1400 hrs. Then followed the “reporting and waiting for all” ritual. When everyone arrived, the camp director updated us on the schedule at the camp. And since rain was expected, we had to cancel a small nature walk nearby. But a few of us guys managed to go anyway, as one of us had been on the trek earlier.

We went to a small meadow (which also happened to be a feeding ground for wolves) or opening in the forest which had a good view of the snow clad peaks, but couldn’t get that, ‘coz of the clouds. But we did here a call of a wild animal. In all probability it was a leopard – which is local to that region – or a bear.

We got back to the camp in an hour. Then followed the soup and dinner and the usual Milo. Then after we got into the tents, the first rains, we met, started. These were accompanied by hailstones as well. Neat scene.

Day 05 : Kedar Kaanta – 10,700 ft.
A relatively longer walk today. About 8 kilometers and an altitude gain of 2200 ft. The gradient was not that tough. An initial part which was fairly steep, but the rest was quite okay.

Lunch point was in a meadow. There is this concept there. Since there are a lot of trekkers on that route, the local people set up make-shift stalls at certain points where they know trekkers would rest. They provide you eggs, tea, milk and Maggi. We got fresh milk at that particular one as there are no cattle further up. You have too stick to powder milk.

The walk can be a mix of heat and chill. The sun is hot as you have direct rays hitting you. The wind is cold because of the altitude. You are really warm because of the work-out. The sweat feels cold because of the wind. End of day, you are still guessing whether you need to keep your jacket on or not.

Reached the camp at about 1500 – 1600 hrs. It was a fantastic spot. A huge open space at the foot of the Kedar Kaanta peak. The high altitude grassland, also known as “Bugyal” ended in the valley.

For a second I thought it was a hazy image due to the clouds. But it was, in fact, a series of peaks the valley looked upon. At least a dozen small peaks in a row, one behind the other. That’s when the feeling of the altitude started sinking in.

As many places in the Himalayas do, this one also had a mythological link to it. This is the region where the Kauravas, from Mahabharata, are worshipped. There was also a Karna temple on the same ground. There is an annual fair held at the same grounds, where thousands from the region gather.
Personally, I found the place to have a spooky feel to it. Didn’t know why – but it did.

Day 06 : Dhunda – 10,500 ft
We left relatively early, as the walk was quite a bit tough as well as long. About 12 km and we had to climb the Kedar Kaanta peak and get to the other side, along a ridge!

The initial couple of kilometers to the Kedar Kaanta peak was quite a climb - about three slopes and a gradient of about 75-80 degrees. A gain in altitude of about 2200 feet in less than 2 km! There was no vegetation apart from small

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Nanda Devi Trek

A classic trek that retraces the pioneering steps of Shipton and Tilman through the Garhwal Himalaya. The Nanda Devi basin must surely be one of the most legendary regions in the entire Himalayan chain. The mountain itself, revered since time immemorial by all those who live in its shadow, has long attracted the attention of the pioneering mountaineers and explorers, mystics and spiritualists, writers and everyday travelers who have visited the area.

This classic trek takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The route we follow was used by Ship ton and Tilman on their amazing journey to the Nanda Devi basin. During the trek there are many views of the surrounding peaks and the Kuari Pass (3658m) itself has an unrivalled panorama of the Great Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7816m), Changabang (6864m), Doonagiri (7066m) and Kamet (7756m).

This amazing feat of endurance and determination was capped when Tilman later returned to conquer the peak itself. Sadly, the mystic of the area led to an excess of expeditions and ecological damage and the Sanctuary was closed in the 1980's. Investigations are currently underway to assess the recovery.

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi ,meeting and assistance and transfer to hotel .Over night at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi – Rishikesh by Car: After breakfast at hotel ,drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar, upon arrival visit Ganga Aarti. over night at hotel.

Day 03 : Rishikesh – Gwaldam – Munsiyari by car(2290 m) : After breakfast at hotel ,drive to Munsiyari ,over night at hotel.

Day 04 : Munsiyari – Lilam by Trekking (1852 m)-13 km : After breakfast at hotel , proceed for trekking with pack launch. Over night in tent.

Day 05 : Lilam – Bogudiyar by trekking (2450m) -12 km : After breakfast ,trek to Bogudiyar with pack launch .Over night at tent.

Day 06 : Bogudiyar – Rilkot by trekking(3200 m)-12 km. :After breakfast ,trek to Rilkot with pack launch. Over night at tent.

Day 07 : Rilkot – Martoli – Lawan by trekking(3324 m) 10 km . : After breakfast ,trek to Martoli village with pack launch. Over night at tent.

Day 08 : Lawan – Shiama kharak - Nandakot (4450 m)-14 km (base camp & snow ridges of Nanda devi) : After breakfast ,trek to Nandakot (Nanda devi) with pack launch, Over night at tent.

Day 09 : Nandakot : After breakfast ,explore the Nanda Devi .Over night at tent.

Day 10 : Nandakot – Lawan by trekking : After breakfast ,trek to lawan with pack launch. Over night at tent.

Day 11 : Lawan – Bogudiyar by trekking. : After breakfast ,trek to lawan with pack launch. Over night at tent.

Day 12 : Bogudiyar – Bhui By trekking : After breakfast ,trek to lawan with pack launch. Over night at tent.

Day 13 : Bhui – Lilam – Munsiyari –Gwaldam. By car.

Day 14 : Gwaldam – Rudraparayag – Rishikesh by car.

Day 15 : Rishikesh – Delhi by car.

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Panch Kedar Trek


Panch Kedar are the five different forms of the Hindu god Shiva ,in the hills of uttarakhand and are known as Kedarnath (3584 mts),Madmaheshwar (3289 mts),Tungnath(3810 mts),Rudranath(2286 mts) and Kalpnath(2134 mts).

The mountain scape from each temple is fascinating ,the valley full of rich fauna and flora and the people gentle and hospitable.

Kedarnath :
Kedarnath is known as kedarkhand, the Abode of lord Shiva. Kedarnath has one of the 12 jyotirlingas. In the holy book of Hindu, the Mahabharata ,the pandavas built the temple to atone for their sins after the battle at kurukshetra. The kedarnath temple is older ,some claim ,originally over 800 years old, and more impressive than Badrinath, built of stone ,unpainted but curved outside.

Madmaheshwar :
Madmaheshwar is one of panch Kedar ,known as abode of lord Shiva. after visting kedarnath ,return to guptakashi and procced to ukhimath to start the 24 km trek to madmaheshwar from mansuna village and then procced to ransi and continue following the Ganga through the kedarnath wildlife park with its contrasting grassland and dense wooded hillsides, from the near a temple the ,at 3030 m which has 3 streams flowing by it ,you can see chaukhamba peak ( 7,164 m).

Tungnath :
Tungnath (3680 m) ,the highest temple ,surrounded by picturesque mountains , Nanda devi, neelkanth, kedrantha peaks. Tungnath is reached by trekking from chopta ,passing through villages, fields and wooded hills before reaching meadows with Rhododendrons .

Rudranath :
Rudranath(3030 m) is the name of lord Shiva ,to reach rudranath you can get to gopeshwar by road and then on to sagar(05km) for the 24 k trek covering stony and lash green ground, thick oak and rhododendron forests and wild animals like musk deer ,Himalayan bear and mountain goats etc. The grey stone Rudranth temple has the Rudraganga( ganges) flowing by it and from the temple you can have a view of world famous peak ,Nandadevi, trisul, hathi parbat peaks and surrounding small lakes glistening and fantastic.

Kalpeshwar :
Kalpeshwar (2100m) near joshimath a world famous for ski and panaromic view of Himalayan peaks. This is only the panch kedar which is accessible throughout the year. It position over looking the urgam valley offers beautifull views of the Garhwal's most fertile region with its terrace cultivation of rice ,wheat and vegetables.

The trek starts from from Rishikesh and goes on to Gaurikund. Where one can have a refreshing bath in the hot water sulphur springs after completing the trek. The trek from gaurikund to rambara winds along the the river mandakini through forests and across beautifull waterfalls.

The trek from Kedarnath to Vasuki tal is a continuous ascent along a goat track and offers a panoramic view of the Chaukhamba peaks. The final trek to vasuki tal is down hill for 01km ,at the bottom of this ,one can see rectangular slabs of rock .

Day 01 : Delhi - Rishikesh (230 kms/6 ½ hrs)
check into the hotel. In the evening visit Temples, Laxman Jhoola and Triveni Ghat for Arti darshan. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Rishikesh - Pipalkoti (1219 mts/3998 ft) 218 kms/7-8 hrs
Morning after breakfast drive to Pipalkoti via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag. On arrival check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Pipalkoti - Helang - Urgam (2134 mts/7000 ft) 9 kms trek/3-4 hrs
In the morning after breakfast drive 15 kms to reach Helang. From her we will start our trek up to Urgam Village. We will cross Alaknanda River via Road Bridge. The trek pass through the dense forest, murmuring water falls along with KalpGanga. Urgam Valley is famous for its apple orchard, terraced fields and potatoes. Evening free to explore the fascinating Urgam Valley. Dinner and night stay in tents.

Day 04 : Urgam - Kalpeshwar - Urgam (2 kms one side)
An early morning walk up to the first Kedar (one of Panch Kedar) during your trek. For this trek you have to prepare with packed lunch. The locks (hair) of lord Shiva worshiped in this temple. From here you will have the striking views of valley with terraced fields and lush green forests. Later return trek to Urgam. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

Day 05 : Urgam - Kalgot (2215 mts/7265 ft)
After an early breakfast trek up to Kalgot Village through dense forest, lush green meadows. This is the tough day. Evening arrival at Kalgot village. Meet the locals, know their culture etc. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 06 : Kalgot - Rudranath (2286 mts/7498 ft)
Morning trek up to the temple of Sri Rudranath, another form of lord Shiva. In this temple The face of the Shiva is worshiped. From here we can see a splendid view of Hathi Parvat, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Trishuli and other group of peaks. You can also visit the Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund which is located nearby the temple. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 07 : Rudranath - Sagar - Mandal (18 kms trek/8 kms drive)
Morning after breakfast trek down to Sagar Village through the dense forest and meadows. Up on arrival at Sagar drive to Mandal. Mandal is also known Cherapunji of Garhwal. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 08 : Mandal - Chopta (2900 mts/9512 ft) - Tungnath (19 kms/2 hrs/trek 3.5 kms
Morning after breakfast drive to Chopta. Chopta is situated at an altitude of 2900 m from the sea level. The place provides a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the surrounding areas. Up on arrival at Chopta trek to Tungnath (the third Kedar) with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level the highest in India. the trek is three kms upward. Enroute you will find lush green meadows and you can see the entire range of snow clapped Himalayan range. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relax one can trek Chandrashila peak 1 kms ahead. Dinner and overnight stay in Tungnath.

Day 09 : Tungnath - Chopta - Jagasu - Gaundhar
In the morning trek back to Chopta and from here drive to Jagasu (45 kms/2 hrs). From here trek up to Gaundhar. The confluence of Madmaheshwar Ganga and Makandya Ganga is the last place that is worth a visit before one reaches Madmaheshwar. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 10 : Gaundhar - Madhmaheshwar (3289 mts/10788 ft)
Morning after an early breakfast start trek (18 kms/5-6 hrs) up to Madhya Maheshwar (the forth Lord Shiva temple of Panch Kedar). It is believed that the navel mid part of the body reappeared at this shrine after disappearing at Kedarnath. On arrival set camp here. Here you see the magnificent view of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and the Neelkanth peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 11 : Madhmaheshwar - Gaundhar
In the morning trek back to Gaundhar. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

Day 12 : Gaundhar - Jagasu - Guptkashi
After an early breakfast 12 km trek to Jagasu and from drive to Guptkashi (30 kms). Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 13 : Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath (3584 mts/11756 ft)
Morning after breakfast drive to Gaurikund and from here 14 km trek up to Sri Kedarnath, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The trek is passes through beautiful surroundings. On arrival check in at guest house. Evening explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in Guest house.

Day 14 : Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rudraparyag
Morning after breakfast visit Kedarnath temple, trek down to Gaurikund and drive to Rudraprayag through river Mandakini. Check into hotel. Evening visit the confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini Rivers. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15 : Rudraparyag - Haridwar (160 kms/4-5 hrs) -Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar via Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. From here the Holy River Ganges starts). From Haridwar catch a train for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by night. Upon arrival at Delhi back to home.

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