Gangotri and Badrinath
Total Day :
Trek Days :
Easy to Technical Strenuous
Personal trekking equipment fit for higher altitude.
Maximum Elevation :
Kalindi Khal pass 5697 mtrs.
from Delhi by car / deluxe bus on our 17 days tours. We drive towards Rishikesh.
Visiting temples and Ashrams in Rishikesh we drive by car / coach to Gangotri
- the most scenic Dham (pilgrimage site) in the Garhwal Himalayas. Arriving
at Gangotri we commence our trek as we walk through the lush rhododendron forests
and alpine pastures to visit Gaumukh (cow snout). River Ganges gushes out here
from the glacier snout overlooked by Shivling (6,543 m). While crossing the
glacier slopes that lead to the vast meadow at Tapovan, surrounded by magnificient
peaks Crossing Kalindi Khal pass we arrive at Mana village and drive to Badrinath
visiting around we drive to Joshimath. Spending few days exploring the Kumoun
Himalaya. We drive back to Rishikesh than finally to Delhi
Day 01: Arrival New Delhi
Meeting upon at IGI - Indhira Gandhi International Airport and transfer to
Day 02 : Delhi Rishikesh, 230 kms, 6-7 hrs drive, car /deluxe bus
Morning breakfast, afterwards drive to Rishikesh 6 hrs approx.. Rishikesh the
most famous meditation and spritual center. Situated on the banks of river Ganges.
Surrounded by Shivalik range of lower Himalayas on three side. Also its the
starting point of all four sacred shrines. Check into hotel evening visit surrounding
of RishiKesh : Laxman Jula and Ashrams. Overnight hotel.
Day 03 : Rishikesh - Uttarkashi 148 kms, 7 hrs. jeep / bus
after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi (1885 M) by covering approx 148 kms in 7
hrs. The road climbs up steadily to Srinagar and then onwards steeply. Overnight
stay in Hotel.
Day 04 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri , 101 kms, 5 hrs. Jeep / bus.
Morning after breakfast drive to reach Gangotri (4038 M) by covering approx.
101 kms in 5 hrs. En-route visit the Gangotri hot springs. There is a beautiful
Gorge at Bhairav Ghati. Overnight stay at Tourist Bungalow.
Day 05: Gangotri (3050 m)
With its famous Goddess GANGA , temple at Gangotri only inhabits during summer
time. A boulde mark the spot where King Bhagirathi beseeched the goddess to
descent to Earth. Temple dedicated to Ganga rises above the river. we explore
Day 06: Gangotri Bhujbasa ( 3658m ),14 kms trek, 5 hrs
we start the 2nd part of our trek to the source of Ganges. And follow a well
defined trail of this pilgrimage route to Gangotri glacier. Enroute we stop
for lunch at Chirbasa was once a heavily forested area of Chir tree. Later continue
trek Bhujbasa following the river Bhagirathi. Now we cross on a loose boulder
a descent to Bhujbasa which named after a Bhuj tree. Enroute a magnificient
view of Shivling and Meru peak. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 07 : Bhujbasa Gaumukh (3900 m) Tapovan ( 4,463 m ) ,12 kms Trek. 4-5
Today a fascinating day of trek to Gaumukh the source of river Ganges. After
Rajghat we will have the glimpse of Bhagirathi massif rising above 6500 mtrs.
While the scene around is fascinating to see a Sadhu meditating half naked
, pilgrims praying all around. Arrive at Gaumukh (cow mouth ) than cross the
Gangotri glacier , climbing steadly arrive a meadows at Tapovan.Tapovan an
open grassland and base camp of Mount Shivaling (6450m), Meru (6660m) and
Gaumukh peaks . Overnight camp at Tapovan.
Day 08 : Tapovan - Nandan Van (4500 m), 10 kms Trek
After breakfast, ascent towards Nandan Van along the left side of Gangotri
glacier. The trek is little steep and challanging. Overnight camp.
Day 09 : Nandanvan -Vasukital
Today we trek along Chaturangi Glacier to Vasukital (4898 MT) 3-4 hours. The
trek is steady upward. Overnight stay in camp situated by the side of the small
Day 10 : Vasukital - Khara Pathar ( 5456 mtrs ) , 4-5 hrs
after breakfast we start trek to Khara Pathar (5456 mtrs) which is named after
sheer rock face of the slope. 4-5 hours from Vasukital. Overnight stay in the
Day 11 : Khara Pathar - Kalindikhal Base
An exhausting days of trek 10 Km to Kalindikhal Base -Sweta Glacier- (5500
mt). Enroute a view of Satopanth (7075 mtrs), Chandra (6739 mtrs) and other
groups. A good view of Chandra Parvat . Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 12 : Kalindikhal Base Kalindi pass (5947 mtrs) - Rajparav 5/6 hrs.
Trek to Rajparav (4910 mt) in 5-6 hours spending some time at the Kalindi
Pass (5947 mt). Cross the icefall and than climb the Kalindi slopes and finally
descend . Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 13 : Rajparav - Arwatal
Trek to Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km 5-6 hours . Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 14 : Arwatal -Gastoli
Trek to Ghastoli (3796 km), 16 Km in 6-7 hours . On the way there is a ITBP
(Indo Tibetan Border Police) check point existed for inner line permission check
post Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 15 : Ghastoli - Mana Badrinath (3133m ), trek 5-6 hrs.
to Mana village 14 Km in 5-6 hours on a good pony trail. drive 2 Km to reach
Badrinath. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Badrinath is one of the four secred shrine (char Dham ) of Hindu, situated
at 3133 mtrs. Nar and Narayan mountains are on both sides with Neel Kanth
peak providing a splendid back drop. Facing the back of temple by Alaknanda
river. Where there is a hot water spring known as TaptKund. Badri Van forest
of berries was once carpeted with wild berries. Badrinath temple is dedicated
to Lord Vishnu , the temple of Badrinath ji built in a 15 mtrs height in a
form of cone. Overnight stay at hotel or camp.
Day 16 : Badrinath Joshimath
Visit the holy shrine of Badrinath and drive down to reach Joshimath 44 Km from
Badrinath. Overnight stay in the Hotel. Visit Adi guru Shankracharaya temple,
Narsimha temple. Visiting these places a trip to Auli (winter sports centre
and hill station of Kumoun region. There is a lift way car at Auli. Overnight
stay at hotel in Auli.
Auli : Auli the most popular ski resorts in India and winter sports destination
of Garhwal hills of Uttranchal. It provides an excellent panoramic view of
the giant mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dunagiri
Day 17 : Joshimath - Rishikesh
drive through Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag to reach Rishikesh
253 km . Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 18 : Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi by covering 230 km. 6/7 hrs. Check in
hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19: Fly back to hometown
Transfer to the IGI Airport to board the flight for onwards journey.
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