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With this luxurious tour package, visit the most famous Gaumukh glacier,
which is the sources of Ganga river and the holiest destination for
pilgrims. Tour itineraries also covers the sacred devi temples of Haridwar &
Rishikesh, religious journey to Gangotri Dham and a spiritual trip to
Day - 1 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our
representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds
the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why
successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more
mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha
from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments
were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din
Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the
Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir
Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a
testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New
Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day - 2 - Delhi - Haridwar (225 km -05 hr)
Today we drive to Haridwar, on the banks of holy river Ganga (Ganges) &
located at the foothills of the lower Himalayan Range of the Shivalik
Mountains. Haridwar literally meaning Gateway to God is one of the most
sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus.
We visit Mansa Devi temple, which is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat
(hill). The rope-way with its brightly colored cable cars takes devotees to
this hilltop temple. Later we witness spectacular view of Aarti (collective
prayer ceremony) at Har Ki Pauri. This sacred Ghat (stepped holy river bank
for bathing), was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother.
This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahmakund. There is activity all
around & we observe various rituals performed on the Ghat. Overnight
Hotel - Haridwar. (B)
Day - 3 - Haridwar - Uttarkashi (1158 m) (170 km -07 hr)
Today we drive to Uttarkashi situated on the bank of River Bhagirathi. On
arrival we check-in the Hotel. In the evening we will visit the ancient
Vishwanath Temple devoted to God Shiva, situated in the heart of the town.
It is told that this temple was established by Parasuram, one of the Avatars
of God Vishnu, & was renovated by Maharani Khaneti, wife of Sudarshan
Shah in 1857. Overnight Hotel - Uttarkashi (B)
Day - 4 - Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3048 m) (100 km-05 hr)
Today we drive to reach Gangotri, (3048 m) amidst captivating surroundings.
The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the
18th century & is situated on the left bank of the River Bhagirathi.
Little before Gangotri, there is a gorge, Bhairon Ghati, & we cross the
bridge over this beautiful gorge. On arrival we check-in the Hotel. Evening
at leisure & attend Aarti (prayer) ceremony at the temple. Overnight
Hotel - Gangotri (B)
Day - 5 - Gangotri - Bhojwasa (3792 m) (14 km trek -06 hr)
Today we start walking on the well-beaten track towards Chirbasa (3600 m),
which is on the tree line. From here we get a clear view of the Bhagirathi
Peak. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate & barren. From
Chirbasa we reach Bhojwasa (3792 m) on the banks of the River Bhagirathi. On
arrival we check-in the Camp. Evening at leisure & enjoy the beauty of
the place. Overnight Tent - Bhojwasa (B, L, D)
Day - 6 - Bhojwasa - Gaumukh (3892 m) - Tapovan (4 km + 5 km trek - 06
Today we trek 4 km in 2 hr to Gaumukh, the source of River Ganges. After
spending sometime at this fascinating sight, we carefully cross the Gangotri
Glacier & start the steep climb to reach the beautiful meadow of Tapovan
(4463 m), with majestic view of peaks like Shivling (6540 m), Meru (6660 m)
& Bhagirathi massifs (above 6500 m). On arrival we occupy our tents.
Rest of the day we enjoy the beauty of the place. Overnight Tent - Tapovan
(B, L, D)
Day - 7 - Tapovan - Nandanvan (6 km -06 hr)
Today we trek 6 km to Nandanvan (4337 m). We again carefully cross Gangotri
Glacier & reach Nandanvan at the base of the Bhagirathi peaks. Nandanvan
is also a beautiful alpine meadow. On arrival we occupy our tents. Overnight
Tent - Nandanvan (B, L, D)
Day - 8 - Nandanvan - Bhojwasa (12 km -07 hr)
Today we trek back to Bhojwasa. On arrival we check-in the Camp -Hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Bhojwasa (B, L, D).
Day - 9 - Bhojwasa to Gangotri (14 Kms-07hr)
Today we start trekking to reach Gangotri. On arrival we check-in the
Hotel. Overnight Hotel - Gangotri (B)
Day - 10 - Gangotri - Rishikesh (245 km -10 hr)
Today we drive to Rishikesh. Rishikesh is a very important Hindu pilgrimage
site. There is also a cluster of a number of Ashrams & temples giving
the entire place a very spiritual atmosphere. The ceaseless flow of the
river, regarded as Goddess Ganga adds to the beauty & the purity of the
place. Along the river, the area is filled with thick green forests in the
all-mountainous region. Rishikesh is famous for its yoga & meditation
sessions that are taught here by many yoga experts. It is also a very
popular centre for Ayurveda system of healing (traditional Indian medicine
system). Besides the sadhus & saints, a mass of tourists too visit this
place every year to have a look at this much heard about place. In addition
to wonderful scenery & the numerous pilgrimage sites, Rishikesh also
makes some of the most popular adventure sport destinations of India like
river rafting, trekking, rock climbing & hiking. Overnight Hotel -
Day - 11 - Rishikesh - Delhi (250 km -06 hr)
Today we will visit Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Geeta Bhawan & other
temples & ashrams. Later we will drive back to Delhi & reach by
evening. On arrival transfer to airport.
Our tour concludes : We thanks you for your patronage & look forward
serve you again in near future.
Cost Includes :
Cost Does Not Include :
- 10 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
- All meals during Trekking.
- A-C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure
- English speaking Guide for the Tour
- Services of Helper, Porter, Cook during trekking
- Applicable taxes.
- Any insurance or claim due to natural calamities such as land slide,
road blockage etc.
- Any expense of personal nature such as hard-soft drinks, laundry,
phone-fax calls, tips etc.
- Any other expense not mentioned in the "Package includes".