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Valley of Flowers (17Nights/18Days)

Places covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Uttarkashi - Guptakashi - Badrinath - Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Arriva Delhi. Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel.

DELHI: one of India's fastest growing cities has spread far beyond the "seven cities" created between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the west bank of the Yamuna and now straddles the river. Remnants of the past survive cheek -by-jowl with skyscrapers, residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts from all over the country. It has specialty restaurants to please the gourmet, open parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months particularly, a variety of cultural events. Its many-layered existence is tantalizing and can entice the curious traveler into a fascinating journey of discovery.

Afternoon sightseeing of Old and New Delhi - Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial) , Parliaments buildings and India Gate. Finally to Qutub Minar , a 72,5m high victory tower , built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 12.century AD.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 03 Delhi - Rishikesh (238 Kms)

After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. After a 4 hrs drive you reach Haridwar, one of the 7 holy cities of India. Hindu devotees come here from all part of India. No flesh and alcohol are allowed. Further drive to Rishikesh, where according to a legend lived Bharat, brother of God Rama. Arrive Rishikesh. Check in hotel.

Evening walk through the city. You see the Laxman Jhula (hanging bridge) and different Hindu Temples. If the time allows visit to a Ashram.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp

Day 04 Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (148 Kms)

After breakfast to Uttarkashi, with a cook who will be accompanying us throughout the whole stretch. Our drive goes through the magnificent mountain landscapes. With arrival in Tehri you find yourself on the height of 770m. There is a huge project going on to generate the electricity out of Ganga river water. Tehri was the former capital of princely state Garhwal. And not to forget the picturesque villages.

Arrive in Uttarkashi in evening. Our cook will take care of our dinner.

Overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 05 Uttarkashi - Gangotri (110 Kms)

After breakfast further drive via Bhatwari, Sukhi, Harsil to Gangotri. En-route there are some high passes to cross. Late afternoon arrival in Gangotri (3048m).

According to a legend river Ganga comes from the heaven at this place. The main temple was built by Amar Singh Thapa in 18. Century. Rest of the day roam around the place. You see different Ashrams and observe the pilgrims during their ceremony in temples and their baths in the ice cold water of the holy river.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp

Day 06 Gangotri- Bhojbasa (14 Kms)

After breakfast begins the wandering to the origin of Ganga. You need to carry only your film equipments and tea bottle for the 2 ½ days excursion. Rest of the baggage will be carried by the porters. After half stretch the cook will be ready with the lunch. Arrival in Bhojbasa. It is situated at the height of 3600m.

Overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 07 Bhojbasa – Gaumukh - Bhojbasa

After breakfast, trekking. After 3 hrs you will reach the origin of Ganga. You spend some time at the Glacier of Gaumukh which means “mouth of a cow”. It is believed that the tough road to Ganga origin prevents the Hindu devotees 1million rebirth. Here you see the pilgrims of every age filling their bottles with the holy water and taking baths in ice cold water.

Afternoon return to Bhojbasa.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 08 Bhojbasa - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (110 Kms)

After breakfast back to Gangotri. Lunch en route in Gangotri. Finally drive to Uttarkashi. En-route stop at a hot water spring to take a bath.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 09 Uttarkashi - Guptakashi (120 Kms)

After breakfast drive to Guptakashi through the wonderful mountain landscapes , rice fields , river valleys and beautiful villages. En-route the lunch will be taken care of. After 8-9 hrs constant drive arrival in Guptakashi.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 10 Guptakashi

The whole day you will spend on this 1300m high place , where you stroll through the gardens and visit small temples. Enjoy the panorama , the location is very wonderful.

Dinner and overnight in hotel/ camp.

Day 11 Guptakashi - Badrinath (110 Kms)

After breakfast drive to Badrinath. En-route lunch packets.

Later afternoon arrival in Badrinath (3180m) , one of the 4 most holy pilgrimages of Hindus , surrounded by Nar and Narayan mountains.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 12 Badrinath

The whole day you spend in Badrinath. If the whether allows , you see the impressive high mountains with snow covering hill tops. Each of them seems to be sky high.

Early noon a small stoll to Neelkanth valley. The scenic beauty is worth seeing.

For lunch back to your hotel / camp.

Rest of the day is free for exploring the surroundings.

Day 13 Badrinath - Govindgath - Ghangaria (12km)

Today drive to Govindghat. From here on rest of the distance to Ghangaria by feet. En-route you can see many pilgrims Hindus and Sikhs moving towards holy Hem Kund Lake.

Arrival in Ghangaria (3048m) in afternoon after 5 hrs walk , where the camps will be ready for you.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 14 Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria

Early morning to the “valley of flowers”, a stretch of 5 km with an ascent of 600m. After crossing many small rivers you find yourself in the famous valley , which got its name from the Kamet-Expedition in 1931, as they discovered this valley during a snow storm. In every season many colourful flowers blossom here. The whole day you will spend here. For lunch you get lunch packets. The legend connects the Valley of Flowers with the Goddess Laxmi from the epic Ramayana : once Laxmi was sitting mediating at the bank of Lokpal lake. She was attacked by Meghana and got badly wounded. It was the Sanjivni Booti which healed her wounds. There is also the grave of Margret Legge , who collected and cataloged the flowers in 1939.

Evening return to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 15 Ghangaria/Govindghat/Joshimat

After breakfast departure to Govindghat (12km) , and from there further drive to Joshimat (30km).

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 16 Joshimat/Rishikesh (180 km)

After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch in Srinagar is planned. The further leads to Deoprayag where the rivers Alaknanda and Baghirati fall in the Ganga river. Evening arrival in Rishikesh.

Dinner and overnight in hotel / camp.

Day 17 Rishikesh/Delhi(238 km)

Drive to Delhi. Around noon arrival in Delhi. Check-in in hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping or relaxation.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 18 Leave Delhi

In time pick up from Hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight back home.

 


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