Kuari Pass Trekking 10N11D

Kuari Pass Trekking 10N11D

Kuari Pass Trekking – 10N11D

Trek Region: Uttarakhand (Kumaun) Indian Himalayas.
Best  Season for trekking : February to May, September to November.
Total Duration: 11 Days | Trekking days: 7 | Trek grade: Moderate | Max altitude: 4270 m

Day 1:  Delhi –  Rishikesh (245 Kms 6 Hrs) – Board the early morning train departing from New Delhi to reach Haridwar/Rishikesh. Transfer to a hotel in Rishikesh, a pilgrim township, a spiritual hub and a favorite meditation center which also happens to be the Yoga Capital of the world. After lunch, there is a choice to raft on the Ganga till short of Rishikesh. In the evening explore the township and attend the aarti (evening prayers) by the banks of the river Ganga. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Drive Rishikesh to Ghat 7-8 hrs. – Morning drive to Ghat,the starting point to begin our walk.En route witness the holiest confluences of  the area namely Deoprayag,Rudraprayag,Karnprayag & Nandprayag. Arrive  the campsite in the evening where you will be welcome by our Trek staff.

Day 3: Ghat – Ramni / Ghunni 6-7 hrs – Today we begin walking, and memorable walking it is ! The trek is gradual with ascending and descending. The countryside is fascinating green and dramatic with distant peaks always in view.We go through enchanting little villages of thatched mud houses, terraces and lush agricultural scenery. The people here are immensely attractive.Meals and Overnight in camp.

Day 4: Ramni/ Jhenji 4-5 hrs – Its a beautiful walk through the jungle of wild silver oak and rhododendron to village Jhenji. Enroute enjoy the view of snow capped peaks from Ramnipass.

Day 5: Jhenji/ Pana 5-6 hrs – The country now is wild and lovely with more descending and ascending to village of Pana and the impressive suspension bridge.Meals and overnight in camp.

Day 6: Pana – Dhakwani (3341m) 6-7 hrs
Today a long but immensely satisfying climb on up towards Kauri pass brings us to Dhakwani. Its high and chilly and isolated and very impressive. In the distance we will see peaks of up to 6000mtrs.Meals and overnight in Camp.

Day 7: Dhakwani/ Chitrakantha 4-5 hrs
Over the Kauri Pass today, with unforgettably beautiful mountain view, considered by some to be among the finest in the world. Here are we on the edge of the great divide between the Lesser and the Greater Himalaya. After the pass trek passes through beautiful alpine meadows. We always have spectacular view of mighty Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi (7817mtrs),Kamet(7756mtrs),Dronagiri(7066mtrs)Kedarnath (6940mtrs)Hathi Parbat(6727 meters) & Neelkanth(6596mtrs).Arrive and camp in beautiful meadows.Meals and overnight in camp.

Day 8: Chitrakantha
Day free to adjust or to explore.Meals and overnight in camp.

Day 9: Chitrakantha/ Auli – Morning enjoy the stunning wide angled view of mighty Himalayan peaks and then we walk down to the skiing resort of Auli.Meals and overnight in Camp.

Day 10: Auli/ Rishikesh – Board our waiting vehicle and drive back to Rishikesh. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 11: Rishikesh/ Delhi 7-8 hrs- After an early morning breakfast, set out for Delhi. Tour ends upon arrival at Delhi.

To get this Kuari Pass Trekking Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

Chopta Trekking 6N7D

Chopta Trekking 6N7D

Chopta Trekking 6N7D

Trek Region: Uttarakhand (Kumaun) Indian Himalayas.
Best  Season for trekking : February to May, September to November.
Total Duration: 7 Days | Trekking days: 3 | Trek grade: Easy | Max altitude: 3950 m

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrival at Delhi Airport where you will meet our representative followed by transfer to hotel and check in.
Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi – Rishikesh (260Kms/7-8 hrs)
After breakfast proceed for Rishikesh by surface. Arrive and check-in to the hotel
In the evening visit Laxman Jhoola, Triveni Ghat etc.
Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Rishikesh – Ukhimath (175 kms/7-8 hrs)
In the morning after an early breakfast drive to Ukhimath via Devprayag and Rudraprayag. One can visit Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi, from Devprayag the Holy Ganges started), Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini River). Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Explore the area.
Dinner and overnight stay in Tourist Rest House.

Ukhimath (1370 mts/4500 ft) is on the other side of the Mandakini River Valley from Guptkashi a relatively short steep walk by foot, or a much longer way by road.  Ukhimath is the winter seat of Kedarnath, as well as the winter home of the priest who presides over his worship.  After the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, a movable image of Kedarnath is brought in procession to Ukhimath, where it resides until the Kedarnath temple reopens in late April or early May.

This picture shows the outer gateway to the temple complex, which is not only brightly painted and decorated, but two full stories tall (the wall also serves as the back wall of buildings inside).  The stones piled at lower left were for some sort of construction project, which was in full swing when I visited (since summer is the “slow” season ritually speaking, it made sense for the place to be torn up them.  And the nearby buildings are clearly residential, since a young girl is visible at upper right.

Day 4 : Ukhimath – Deoriyatal (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   Rhodendhron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoriatal and on arrival at Deoriatal set out the tents for overnight stay.

Day 5 : Deoriatal – Sari – Chopta
After breakfast, 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 6 : Chopta -Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) – Chandrashilla – Chopta
After an early 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 and on arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relax one further one kms trek to Chandrashila peak. Later trek back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 : Chopta – Haridwar
In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. Rest of the day you will be free for independent activities.   Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Haridwar – Delhi
After breakfast we check out from the hotel and travel to Delhi. The tour end upon arrival in Delhi. We can drop you to a hotel or take you to the airport, as per your requirements.

To get this Chopta Trekking Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

Roopkund Trekking – 8N9D

Roopkund Trekking - 8N9D

Roopkund Trekking – 8N9D

Trek Region: Uttarakhand – Indian Himalayas. | Best  Season for trekking : June, September and October

Total Duration: 09 Days| Trekking days: 5 | Trek grade: Moderate to strenuous | Max altitude: 5030 m

Day 1: Arrive Delhi – Rishikesh (224 Kms 6-7 hrs drive) – Early morning arrival at Delhi international airport ,  meet to us at airport and drive to Rishikesh and on arrival check-in into the hotel. Evening you will be free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/camp

Day 2: Rishikesh – Mundoli ( 215 kms/ 7-8 hrs) – After an early breakfast drive to Mundoli via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Karanprayag. Arrival at Mundoli by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.

Day 3: Mundoli – Wan – Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts/11000 ft) – In the morning drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the road head for the trek. Today we will trek 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach Bedni Bugyal, probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.

Day 4: Bedni Bugyal – Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Bedni Bugyal: Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spell binding varieties, in full bloom. There is a small lake situated in the midst of the meadow, where Tarpans are offered by the devotees. Situated nearby is a small temple where the devotees pay there obeisance, during their halt at Bedni Bugyal. Overnight in Camp.

Day 5: Bedni Bugyal – Bagubassa (4100 mts/13450 ft) – After breakfast trek to Bagubassa. Bagua means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place was full of variety of flowers including the rare Bhram Kamal, a special godly lotus found at only and between the altitudes of 14000 – 15000 ft. Today we will trek 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach today’s campsite at Bagubassa. Dinner and overnight in Camp.

Day 6: Bagubassa – Roopkund (4450 mts/14600 ft) – Bedni Bugyal – Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in morens ½ hour climbing with same view as last day. (4-5 hours). Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patar nachwani. The trek to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pasture lands and snow fields, offering magnificent views of the Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Badrinath peaks when the snow melts, human and equine skeletons remains can be seen. Some of them with flesh attached. These remains have been preserved in the alpine condition for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died about 500 -600 years ago. In the afternoon trek back to Bedni Bugyal for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Bedni Bugyal – Wan (2436 mts/8000 ft) – Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 8: Wan – Rishikesh (2200 mts /7200 ft) – After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch en-route and on arrival at Rishikesh check into hotel/Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Rishikesh – Delhi Departure – After an early breakfast drive to Delhi and arrival directly transfer to airport to take late evening flight to home

To get this Roopkund Trekking Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

Kumaoun Village Trekking – 9N10D

Kumaoun Village Trekking - 9N10D

Kumaoun Village Trekking – 9N10D

Trek Region: Uttarakhand – Indian Himalayas | Best  Season for trekking: all year except July & August

Total Duration: 10 Days | Trekking days: 5 | Trek grade: Easy | Max altitude: 1650 m

Day 01: Arrive Delhi – Meet on arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi – Kathgodam – Enjoy sightseeing of Delhi. Late evening transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Kathgodam. Overnight on-board train.

Day 03: Kathgodam – Almora (Kalmatia Sangam) – Met on arrival at Kathgodam railway station and transfer to Kalmatia Sangam. After breakfast start an easy walk to Chittai. The Chittai bell temple is dedicated to Golu Devta (god of justice and peculiar to Kumaon). The temple is hung with petitions and bells of all shapes and sizes brought by grateful devotees. The walking path starts from the resort through Chir (pine) forests via Sintola with good views into the valley and Himalaya range. After temple visit walk back to the resort. Overnight stay at Kalmatia Sangam

Day 04: Kalmatia Sangam (Binsar Sanctuary Walk) – After breakfast drive to Binsar. Walk up to Zero Point through dense oak and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the view and hike downhill to Shiva temple. From there trek initially further downhill and then follow the western Binsar ridge towards Kangarchina. A very scenic walk with good views of the Himalaya on one side and the terraced valley on the other side. On route enjoy a packed lunch. Drive back to resort.

Day 05: Kalmatia Sangam – Deora Village – After breakfast start the village walk through picturesque villages along terraced fields, waterfalls, along a winding stream and Chir (pine) forests. This gentle walk through valleys then takes you up to the village of Deora. Before reaching Deora you visit the 1000 year old temples of Kali and Vishnu. Overnight at Deora. A lovely village with wonderfully carved doors and windows overlooking the valley with the the ancient temples. Freshen up and enjoy a welcome drink while the traditional and delicious Kumaoni dinner is cooked by the villagers, where the landlord while preparing it hops in and out of his fields to get fresh veggies and herbs for your meal.  Guests are welcome to watch and help! Relax, chat with the locals listening to tales of the past.

Day 06: Deora – Paliu Village – Today walking on the old village trails you pass through several villages which gives you a fantastic impression of Kumaoni local life, where the old traditions and culture are still part of their daily routine lives. You pass villages where the castes are strictly segregated, walk through terraced fields then along traditional irrigation channels and finally climb up to Paliu village. As everywhere in the Kumaon the people are friendly, curious in a childlike manner and more than happy to answer questions and be photographed. The walk takes you past ancient flour mills, where you can stop and see how they work.

Day 07: Paliu – Sokyatal – Walking through chir pine forest along terraced fields and a few scattered small villages the path now climbs steadily up to Sokyatal amidst forests of oak and rhododendron. (If you can make it between mid Feb. and Apr. you will be rewarded with the lovely sight of the rhododendron flowers in bloom, a blaze of colour). The Himalayan and panoramic valley views from the top of this ridge are magnificent. The grand finale is the setting sun covering the peaks with fire. Stretch out with refreshment in the quaint, stone courtyard looking down into the Jageshwar valley.

Day 08: Sokyatal – Jageshwar Temples – Kalmatia Sangam – Walk from Jawalbanj to Jageshwar through terraced fields, villages and magnificent cedar forests. At Jageshwar you can visit the ancient temple complex built by the Chand and Katyuri rulers between 8th. and 12th. Century A.D. Drive back to the resort you can see the prehistoric rock art at Lakhudiar. Overnight stay at Kalmatia Sangam.

Day 09: Kalmatia – Delhi – Day at leisure. Later evening you will be transferred to Kathgodam railway station to board overnight train to Delhi.

Day 10: Arrive & depart Delhi – Arrive Delhi in the morning. Transfer o a hotel for wash/ change. Later you will be transferred to international airport for onward journey.

Add on suggestion: Corbett National Park – Corbett National Park is known for its tigers and a host of other animals including 600 species of birds; it is one of the few parks in the North that is home to wild elephants. From Kalmatia Sangam, you can drive to Corbett for 2-3 days of Jungle activities before returning to Delhi.

To get this Kumaoun Trekking Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries. 

 

Gangotri Trekking – 11N12D

Gangotri Trekking - 11N12D

Gangotri Trekking – 11N12D

Trek Region: Uttarakhand – Indian Himalayas | Best  Season for trekking : May, June and September

Total Duration: 12 Days | Trekking days: 6 | Trek grade: Easy to moderate | Max altitude: 4460 m

Day 01: Arrive Delhi – You will be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day 02: Delhi – Haridwar – Transfer to New Delhi railway station early in the morning. Met on arrival at Haridwar railway station and transfer to your hotel (The hotel is located close to Ganges ghats. The approach to the hotel is through narrow lane where the vehicle cannot go. So you will reach the hotel on cycle rickshaw. The hotel offers vegetarian food only and there is no bar)(Haridwar is the city of temples, ashrams, ghats and sage. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is believed to be one of the seven holiest places) Witness the ceremonial Worship with oil lamp (Aarti) on the ghats of the Ganges.

Day 03: Haridwar – Uttarkashi – Drive to Uttarkashi in the morning. Stay in the resort for a night. Uttarkashi is the last major town in the Gangotri valley. En route, you can visit Nehru Institute of Mountaineering – a premier training institute for mountaineering and other adventure sports at Uttarkashi.

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Drive to Gangotri in the morning (Gangotri is the starting points for Gaumukh trek. Here you will meet your trekking crew and proters). Stay overnight in a guest house. In the evening, witness the puja and aarti at Gangotri temple – one of the four sacred dhams for Hindu in the Himalayas.

Day 05: Gangotri – Bhojbasa – Start your first day of trek to Bhojbasa. The trek to Bhojbasa follows the right bank of Bhagirathi (Ganges) over beaten trail.  From Bhojbasa, you get the first view of majestic Shivling and Bhairathi group of mountains. Beyond Bhojbasa, the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. Overnight stay in simple Alpine style tents.

Day 06: Bhojbasa – Enjoy excursion to Gaumukh today. ‘The Source of Ganges’ – literally meaning ‘Cow’s Mouth’, Gaumukh is snout of Gangotri glacier from where Ganga emerges. From Gaumukh, the scene is fascinating, with praying pilgrims and half-naked saddhus meditating along the banks of the tumultuous stream that pours out of the Gangotri glacier.

Day 07: Bhojbasa – Tapovan – Today is probably the toughest day of this trek. From Gaumukh the trail leaves its way through the terminal moraine before cutting across the Gangotri glacier and climbing steeply up to the grassy slopes to Tapovan (4400 m / 14432 ft). Tapovan is a large high altitude meadow, furrowed with streams and scattered with flowers. It offers the panoramic view of Shivling (6543 m / 21460 ft), Meru (6450 m / 21156 ft) and the Bhaghirati-1 (6856 m / 22488 ft).

Day 08: Tapovan – Day at leisure to explore the area. You may choose to an optional full day trek to Kirti Bamak – Base of Kedar Dome (6830 m / 22402 ft).

Day 09: Tapovan – Chirbasa – Trek back to Bhojbasa and continue further to Chirbasa – a grassy meadow beside the Bhagirathi (Ganges) for overnight stay.

Day 10: Chirbasa – Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Trek back to Gangotri and drive to Uttarkashi. Stay overnight in a resort / guest house.

Day 11: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh – Drive to Rishikesh in the morning. Stay in a hotel for the night. Visit ashrams and also witness the Ganga Aarti in the evening.

Day 12: Rishikesh – Delhi – Drive to Delhi in the morning. Check into a hotel for wash/change. Later in the night you will be transferred to international airport for your flight to next destination.

To get this Gangotri Trekking Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.