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Garhwal - Haute route Gangotri - Badrinath

Starting 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.

 

Region: Garhwal Himalaya, Total Day: 17,Trek Days: 10, Grade: Easy to Technical Strenuous, Equipment: Personal trekking equipment fit for higher altitude., Maximum Elevation : Kalindi Khal pass 5697 mtrs., Permits: Inner line permits required

 

Day 01: ( Hotel 1 ) Arrival in New Delhi.

Day 02: ( Hotel 2 ) Delhi Rishikesh, 230 kms,  6-7 hrs drive, car /deluxe bus. 

Day 03: ( Hotel 3 ) Rishikesh - Uttarkashi 148 kms, 7 hrs. jeep / bus.

Day 04: ( Hotel 4 ) Uttarkashi - Gangotri , 101 kms, 5 hrs. Jeep / bus.

Day 05: ( Hotel 5 ) GANGOTRI (3050 m) :

Day 06: ( Camp 1 ) Gangotri Bhujbasa ( 3658m ),14 kms trek, 5 hrs.

Day 07: ( Camp 2 ) Bhujbasa Gaumukh (3900 m) Tapovan ( 4,463 m ) ,12 kms Trek. 4-5 hrs.

Day 08: ( Camp 3 ) Tapovan - Nandan Van (4500 m), 10 kms Trek.

Day 09: ( Camp 4 ) Nandanvan -Vasukital                                               

Day 10: ( Camp 5 ) Vasukital - Khara Pathar  ( 5456 mtrs ) , 4-5 hrs.                     

Day 11: ( Camp 6 ) Khara Pathar - Kalindikhal Base                                 

Day 12: ( Camp 7 ) Kalindikhal Base Kalindi pass (5947 mtrs) - Rajparav   5/6 hrs.    

Day 13: ( Camp 8 ) Rajparav - Arwatal                                    

Day 14: ( Camp 9 ) Arwatal -Gastoli                                            

Day 15: ( Camp 10 ) Ghastoli - Mana Badrinath (3133m ),    trek 5-6 hrs.              

Day 16: ( Hotel 6 ) Badrinath Joshimath.                     

Day 17: ( Hotel 7 ) Joshimath - Rishikesh                                

Day 18: ( Hotel 8 ) Rishikesh Delhi. Depart home.

 

Haute Route Gangotri Badrinath trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival  New Delhi.
Meeting upon at IGI - Indhira Gandhi International Airport and transfer to hotel.  

 

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.
Morning 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 around Gangotri.
 

Day 06: Gangotri Bhujbasa ( 3658m ),14 kms trek, 5 hrs.

Today 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 hrs.
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 lake.

 

Day 10: Vasukital - Khara Pathar  ( 5456 mtrs ) , 4-5 hrs.                     

Today 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 camp.

 

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.            

Trek 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                                

Today 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 refresh and depart to airport to fly back home.

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

           

           

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