DAY 01: DELHI – HARIDWAR (225 KMS / 7 HRS)
Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar reach at Haridwar check in at hotel evening we visit for sightseeing tour and attend evening Ganges Aarti on the bank of Ganga River.
Haridwar or 'the Gateway to the Gods' is one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology, as the Gods are believed to have left their footprints in Haridwar. Haridwar represents the gateway to the Himalayan pilgrimage shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. The pilgrimage to the Himalayan shrines begins only when the sun reaches the zodiac sign of Aries. Haridwar is also the site of celebration of the Kumbha Mela, once in twelve years, when Jupiter transits to the zodiac sign of Aquarius. The five sacred bathing spots in Haridwar are Gangadwara, Kankhal, Nila Parvata, Bilwa Theertha and Kusavarta. The main ghat at Haridwar is known as Hari-ki-Pairi (known for a footprint of Vishnu on a stone in a wall, Dinner & overnight stay in Haridwar.
DAY 02: HARIDWAR - MANDOLI (265 KMS / 10HRS)
Drive to the small hamlet of Mandoli (2134m), from where the trek begins. Overnight: Tent
DAY 03: MANDOLI- WAN
Begin the trek with a 2 km climb to Lahajang Pass (2590m) on the top, a few small temples & the bell hanging from a tree. This place is named after a mythological demon that was killed here by Goddess Nanda Devi. The trail goes down 7 km and after a gradual climb of 5 km reaches Wan. Overnight: Tent
DAY 04: WAN- BEDNI BUGYAL (3354M)
Begin the uphill trek and reach the 'Bugyals' (high altitude meadows) of Bedini (3354m) a beautiful location with magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Overnight: Tent
DAY 05: BEDNI BUGYAL - BAGUABASA (4100 M)
After 2 hours of gradual climb up, uninterrupted views of Trisul range and Nanda Ghunti can be appreciated. The trail crosses a hump to reach Bistola and then climbs up to Baguabasa, an improvised stone shelter that is generally used by local pilgrims. Overnight: Tent
DAY 06: BAGUABASA - ROOP KUND (5029 M) AND BACK TO BAGUABASA
Stupendous views of Trisul and the mountains around. An arduous and spectacular trek for about three hours gets us to Roop Kund, a holy lake surrounded by glaciers and high peaks and situated on the outer rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Every 12 years thousands of devout pilgrims, carrying a golden idol of the goddess Nanda Devi, undertake a difficult trek to this holy lake from Nauti village, near Karnaprayag. Overnight: Tent.
DAY 07: BAGUABASA - WAN (2450 M)
Return trek to Badni Bugyal. The trek then makes a long, steep descent through a fine forest of firs and rhododendrons and across a beautiful clearing with much of the track being paved. After crossing a river, a short climb leads to the main valley, at the head of which is Wan. Overnight: Tent
DAY 08: WAN - KUKIN KHAL PASS (2900 M) - SUTOL (2200 M)
Walking on past Latu's temple the path climbs gently up through magnificent cypress trees. After the pass the path drops down to broad meadows. The village of Kunol (2650 m) is set in an idyllic location with stunning views of the high peaks north of Josimath. Above the village rhododendron trees remain in full bloom from april until beginning of june. Further down the trail is lined with orchids and luxuriant ferns as it passes through one of the finest mixed forests in Garhwal. Overnight: Tent.
DAY 09: SUTOL - RAMNI (1982M)
The trek now traverses along the valley with a number of ups and downs and huge drops down to the river gorge below, through forests smelling of fir trees. After dropping to a river, crossed by a green girder footbridge there is a long steep climb to a little temple followed by a gradual climb through forest to emerge near farms and fields, on a ridge with amazing views of Trisul.
Ramani, a fairly big village. Overnight: Tent
DAY 10: RAMNI- JHENJIPANI (2015 MT)
13 km trek from Ramni to Jhenjipani. A good zigzagging track leads to open grassy grazing meadows. Snow peaks begin to emerge above the forest to the north. We then begin to climb steeply as the path moves diagonally through forests of rhododendrons, pines and holm oak with more pastures and shepherd huts. Overnight: Tent
DAY 11: JHENJIPANI- SINYARTOLI (2043 MT)
12 km trek from Jhenjipani to Sinyartoli. The trail carries on down past small farms, through woods, to the spectacular suspension bridge across the Brithi Ganga gorges. After a very steep climb the path is almost flat, passing through fine rhododendron forest, with many streams and waterfalls. Overnight: Tent
DAY 12: SINYARTOLI - DHAKWANI
10 km trek Sinyartoli to Dhakwani. This is a long, but spectacular day. The route starts a steep climb up into rhododendron forest, then descends gently to open meadows with views across to the Kauri Pass, and finally plunges down a very steep section to a river. From there a final climb brings us above the tree-line to large pastures. Overnight stay tent. Overnight: Tent
DAY 13: DHAKWANI - TALI VIA KAURI PASS (4268 MT)
12 km trek Dhakwani to Tali via Kauri Pass. The climb up to the pass is made on a zigzag track to the top. From the pass the Himalayan summits seem to be arrayed before us in a stupendous arch. It is often said that this is one of the greatest mountain views in the world. Overnight tent. Overnight: Tent
DAY 14: TALI - AULI (2519 MT)
14 km trek from Tali to Auli. Overnight stay at the hotel in Auli (a popular skiing zone in India) Overnight: Tent
DAY 15: AULI - RISHIKESH
Return drive to Rishikesh. And Evening we visit temple and ashrams in Laxman Jhula & Ram Jhula & Ghat, Ghat's s to encounter evening Ghat life as well as special Arti "The Prayer dedicated to Goddess Ganges" " the town of ashrams and temples, Ghats and pilgrims, mountains and the holy Ganges. When global orange sun suspended, waits low amid the red/yellow streaked horizon, then all these combine to give this town a very special evening. The temple bells roar, priests enchant mantras. Immersed in sublimation stand the pilgrims. Cupped leaves, with saffron marigold petals and a small candle flame, flickering ride the current of water of wisdom. Suddenly the sky darkens, spreading a blanket of stillness. Everything stops, except the sound of current, which has just sunk the tiny flames of cupped leaves, few minutes back. After experiencing above we trace ours steps back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Rishikesh.
DAY 16: RISHIKESH - DELHI
Cost of the Trip: - PER PERSON & PER DAY INR 6900 / USD $110
COST INCLUDES AS FOLLOWINGS:
Morning free in Rishikesh to visit the Temples and Ashrams and later in the afternoon drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Twin sharing accommodation at Road heads in Guest Houses / Tourist Bungalows/hotels during the entire trip.
- All meals hygienically cooked and served by our specially trained staff for westerners.
- Transportation from Delhi to Delhi by car / coach as per group size.
- Services of English speaking professional trekking guide, cook, and camp staff.
- Porterage during the entire trip.
- All tourist taxes during the travel.
- Visit to all important temples and places during the entire trip
- All camping gears as; Tents, Mattress (Rubber + Air), camping chairs and folding table, Dinning tent and Toilet tents etc.
- Portage of food, camping & kitchen equipment on the trek.
- Portage of personal baggage on trek.
- Trekking permits and camping fees on the treks.
- Service of Extensive Medical Kit.
- Inner line permission.
COST NOT INCLUDE AS FOLLOWINGS:-
Personal expenses such as tips, telephone calls, drinks, postage, laundry and souvenirs
- Travel insurance
- Emergency evacuation
- Items not specified in “Cost Includes”.
- Camera fees during the trekking
- Any extra costs incurred due extension / change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of our organization.