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.

 

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Char Dham Yatra 14N15D

Char Dham Yatra 14N15D

Char Dham Yatra 14N15D

Places Covered : Delhi – Haridwar – Yamunotri – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Rudraprayag – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Delhi

Day – 01 – Arrive Delhi
On arrival our representative shall meet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel. Guide Map of Delhi

Day – 02 – Delhi
Today full day city tour covering – Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple – The Place of Gods, India Gate – The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House – The Government Headquarters. In the afternoon take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid – The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort – The red stone magic, Humayun Tomb, Gandhi memorial – The memoir of father of the nation. Overnight hotel. Guide Map of Uttaranchal

Day – 03 – Delhi – Haridwar
Today we shall drive you to Haridwar. On arrival check in into hotel. Later we shall take you for a visit to the Har – Ki – Pauri, enjoy the “AARTI” in the evening. Later back to hotel for overnight stay at the hotel.

Day – 04 – Haridwar – Syana Chatti
Today we shall drive you to Syana Chatti – a scenic spot on the banks of River Yamuna. Overnight hotel.

Day – 05 – Syana Chatti – Yamunotri – Syana Chatti
5kms By Road & 13 Kms trek one side. Drive to Hanuman Chatti, trek start to Yamunotri & Back. Overnight stay at Syana Chatti. Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River. Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund. Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day – 06 – Syana Chatti – Uttarkashi
Drive to Uttarkashi via Badkot. Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi. Overnight hotel.

Day – 07 – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
Drive to Gangotri. Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases. Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank. Gaumukh: The Gaumukh Glacier is the source of Bhagirathi & is held in the high esteem by the devouts who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the BONE CHILLING icy water. It is 18 km from Gangotri by trek. Either check in Hotel at Gangotri or back to Uttarkashi.

Day – 08 – Uttarkashi – Rudraprayag
After early breakfast, drive to Rudraprayag. Overnight Stay at Skylark’s Resort at Rudraprayag. Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda. Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms). Overnight hotel.

Day – 09 – Rudraprayag – Gaurikund – Kedarnath
Drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

Day – 10 – Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Rudraprayag
14kms Trek (Back) & 78 kms/3hr later back to Gaurikund from Kedarnath. Drive to Rudraprayag from Gaurikund. Check in into resort at Rudraprayag. Overnight hotel.

Day – 11 – Rudraprayag – Joshimath
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. Overnight hotel.

Day – 12 – Joshimath – Badrinath
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. Overnight hotel.

Day – 13 – Badrinath – Govindghat
Today we shall drive you to Govindghat. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight hotel.

Day – 14 – Govindghat – Haridwar – Delhi
Today we shall drive you back to Haridwar in time enough to catch the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight hotel.

Day – 15 – Delhi Departure
Today transfer to Airport for flight back home.

To get this Char Dham Yatra 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.

 

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