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Garhwal Trekking Tour
Duration : 10 Nights/11 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Bhojwasa – Gaumukh – Tapovan – nandanvan – Uttarkashi – Rishikesh - Delhi
(Best time : June to October)
The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks. Gaumukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The trek takes you to Gaumukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by International flight in the evening.
Delhi, the city is acclaimed for being the cultural capital of India. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments. This city witnesses an interesting blend of diverse cultures (some even 5000 years old). Delhi has always had a mysterious eternity, the city having witnessed empires rise to glory and fall to ashes. The contemporary Delhi is a culmination of seven cities built by different emperors. Ruins of this ancient city are found even today and now converted to some major tourist attractions, which can be seen during city tours.
You will be well received on your arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Traditional welcome upon your arrival at hotel with arti, tikka, garlanding & welcome drink. After check- in formality, you will check in to the room.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 : Delhi/ Haridwar- Train & drive to Rishikesh (25Kms & 1hrs drive)
Tea/ Coffee at hotel with cookies.
Later, transfer to New Delhi railway station to board train- Shatabdi Express (06h50/ 11h25) to Haridwar. Breakfast will be served on board by Indian Railways.
Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand has the eminence of being one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage destinations of India. The holy town occupies a picturesque location on the banks of River Ganga, also referred to as 'Mother Ganga' by the Hindu community. Not only from across the country but from across the world, devotees and travelers arrived here to seek spirituality. The name 'Haridwar' means 'Gateway to God'. Haridwar is more popular for 'Kumbh Mela', the largest fair in human history, which is held here at the interval of every 12 years.
Arrive Haridwar and proceed for visit the famous Har Ki Pauri, this ghat is one of the most sacred ghats in India. People say that this ghat was built by Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is also known as Brahmakund. Mansa Devi temple is located on top of a hill called the Bilwa Parvat. The temple can be reached by the rope way or one can take the normal trekking route to the top. The top of the hill gives you an excellent view of Haridwar.
Later, drive towards Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh and proceed to witness the evening arti of holy Ganges at Parmarth Niketan.
Overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 3 : Rishikesh/ Uttarkashi (145Kms & 5-6hrs drive)
After breakfast, proceed to visit to the various places at Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is a scenic town located on the banks of river Ganges and is an important access point to the famous pilgrim spots of the Himalayas such as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The various spiritual centers, yogic ashrams located here have made this town the “world capital of Yoga”. The international tourists also drop in here in large numbers seeking spiritual enlightenment and also to enjoy the natural treasures of this place. The major highlights of this town are Lakshman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Triveni Ghat, Rishikund, Geeta Bhawan, Swarg Ashram and Trayambakeshwar Temple.
Later, drive towards Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi, is the district headquarter and famous for The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering & an ancient Shiva temple known as Vishvanath Temple.
Arrive Uttarkashi and check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 4 : Uttarkashi/ Gangotri (3048mtr)- 95Kms & 4hrs drive
After breakfast, drive towards Gangotri along the right bank of Bhagirathi through a narrow & high gorge. The Ganga finds her source near Gangotri at Gaumukh, about 18kms away in the Gangotri glacier. Literally a Cow's mouth, from where it gushes out of a shout in the glacier. Ganga the stream of life, is a faith by herself. According to Hindu belief this daughter of heaven came down to earth as a reward for King Bhagirath's penance of several centuries and Gangotri is the place where she descended. Here the river is worshipped as a deity. The shrine of Gangotri nestles at the dreamy height of 3140metres. The temple to the river goddess Ganga which is built here is said to have been built by the Gurkha commander Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century and later rebuilt by the Maharaja of Jaipur. The Aarti held at the shrine in the evenings is both a spiritual & a mentally fascinating vision.
Overnight in Gangotri.
Day 5 : Gangotri/ Bhojbasa (3792mtr)- 14Kms & 5-6hrs trek
After breakfast visit the famous Gangotri temple. Later start with a pleasant undulating 14kms trek towards Bhojbasa. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Arrive Bhojbasa and check in to your camp. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks.
Overnight in Bhojbasa.
Day 6 : Bhojbasa/ Gaumukh/ Tapovan (4463mtr)- 10Kms & 4-5hrs trek
Today after breakfast, start a short trek of 4kms to Gaumukh, the sources of the holy Ganga and And then 6kms hike towards Nandanvan over boulders and morraine. The scenery is fascinating, with praying pilgrims and half-naked saddhus meditating along the banks of the tumultuous stream that pours out of the glacier. The trail crosses Gangotri moraines before reaching Tapovan and its gorgeous meadows, furrowed with streams and scattered with flowers. Tents may be pitched near a beautiful crystal clear stream here. The view of various Himalayn peaks, particularly Shivling is fabulous.
Overnight in Tapovan in Tents.
Day 7 : Tapovana/ Nandanvan (4337mtr)- 6Kms & 3-4hrs trek
Today after breakfast, start trek towards Nandanvan. Crossing the moraine covered Gangotri glacier to Nandawan located at the confluence of the Chaturangi and the Gangotri glaciers. Literally meaning the four coloured glacier. The Chaturangi is truly multi-hued. The massive meadows of Nandavan are situated at the base of the Bhagirathi. The area provides excellent sightings of Bharal (blue sheep).Enjoy the magnificient view the Shivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshan, Thelu and Kedardome peaks.
Overnight in Nandanvan in Tents.
Day 8 : Nandanvan/ Bhojbasa (12Kms & 4-5hrs trek)
Today after breakfast, trek down to Bhojbasa.
Arrive Bhojbasa and check in to your tent or cottage.
Overnight in Bhojbasa.
Day 9 : Bhojbasa/ Gangotri (14Kms & 5-6hrs trek) & Uttarkashi
Today after breakfast, trek down to Gangotri. Arrive Gangotri and drive towards Harsil (95kms & 4hrs drive). Arrive Uttarkashi and check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Harsil.
Day 10 : Uttarkashi/ Rishikesh (145Kms & 5-6hrs drive)
After early breakfast, drive towards Haridwar railway station to board train train- Shatabdi Express (18h13/ 22h45). You will be well received at Delhi railway station and transfer to hotel. Arrive hotel and check in to your room.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 11 : Delhi/ Fly out
Buffet Breakfast at hotel.
Later, transfer to Delhi International airport to board flight back home.
Best time: June to October
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