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Explore Himalayas with Kedarnath and Gangotri Tour

Explore Himalayas with Kedarnath and Gangotri Tour

Package Duration
20 Days / 19 Nights
Destination Covered
Delhi - Haridwar - Gangotri - Gaumukh - Tapovan - Rishikesh

  • Description :
    Max Altitude: 4450 Mts
    Best Time: April to June & Sep to Oct
    Difficulty: Moderate Trek

    The River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh on the Gangotri glacier. Ganges Temple at Gangotri is one of the holiest destinations for Hindu pilgrims & is blessed with spellbinding scenic beauty. Every year, countless tourists from across the world, visit here in search of peace and tranquility. Our trek takes us to Gaumukh (translates to cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. At Gaumukh, blocks of glacier fall into the river and pilgrims cleanse themselves of their sins' in freezing water.
    We also trek on ancient route of Gangotri to Kedarnath.

  • Delhi

    Description :

    On arrival, pickup from the Delhi International airport and transfer to hotel.
    Overnight @ Hotel

    Delhi - Haridwar by Train - 25 Km drive Rishikesh

    Description :

    Morning transfer to the railway station to board Shatabdi train to Haridwar.
    Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages places (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath) in the Garhwal region and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. On arrival 25 km drive to Rishikesh. Evening free. Overnight: Hotel.

    Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Gangotri

    Description :

    Today, you will drive to Gangotri via Tehri & Uttarkashi. The road quickly leaves the plains and winds its way through the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas to reach the ancient capital of Garhwal called "Tehri". We will have lunch in Uttarkashi, an important town of this area mostly serving to Indian pilgrims.

    Gangotri - Bhojbasa (3800m) in 5h.

    Description :

    An easy walk (13 Km trek). We progress along a picturesque trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unforested valley. It then carries on to a small isolated forest of pine at Chirbases, literally the abode of pines.
    Overnight: Tent

    Bhojbasa - Gaumukh (3900m) - Tapovan (4450m) in 4h.

    Description :

    From Gaumukh, source of the Ganges, the scenery is fascinating, with praying pilgrims and half-naked saddhus meditating along the banks of the tumultuous stream that pours out of the glacier. The trail crosses Gangotri moraines before reaching Tapovan and its gorgeous meadows, furrowed with streams and scattered with flowers.

    From here the panoramic view over Shivling (6540m), Meru (6660m) and the Bhaghirati massifs (above 6500m) is stunning. It is not surprising that saddhus chose this area to meditate in summer time.

    Tapovan

    Description :

    Explore the surrounding areas.
    Overnight Tent

    Tapovan - Chirbasa in 5h.

    Description :

    In the morning, trek down to Chirbasa. Chirbasa is a nice place for camping, covered by thick forest trees. Enjoy the evening in the shadow of many peaks.
    Overnight: Tent

    Chirbasa - Gangotri in 4h.

    Description :

    Trek down to Gangotri.
    Overnight: Tourist Bunglow

    Gangotri - Lata (1700m) - Belak Khal (2750m)

    Description :

    Morning drive down about 72 kms to a small village Called Lata, from where we begin our second part of the Trek, The Hindu devotees used this pilgrimage trail very regularly during the times when roads didn't exist and people used to visit all the four holy temples on foot.

    Belak Khal - Budhakedar (1530m) in 6h

    Description :

    In the morning after having our breakfast we will trek to the village of Budhakedar, an important place in Garhwal which houses the old temple of Kedar (Shiva). The people of this village are mostly farmers. Enroute we will passes the tiny villages like Pangrana, Jhala & Agund.

    Budhakedar - Baghi Chatti (2600m) in 05h

    Description :

    Trek to Baghi Chatti. On the way we will come across the beautiful village of Benakhal, situated at the top of a hill, with another impressive temple. From here the walk is almost level through a number of villages, which give us an insight into the way of life of these mountain people.

    Bhaironchatti - Ghuttu (1600m) in 5h

    Description :

    We continue our way through forest and rice-fields to a ridge trail. From the top, the view towards Mount Garhwal is quite impressive. Enroute visit a sheep and a rabbit farm run by the government. From here we will continue our trek over the road to reach Ghuttu, a small village very popular with trekkers and pilgrims. Some of whom still use this route to go to Kedarnath Temple.

    Ghuttu - Panwali Khanta (3150m)

    • Gangotri

    Description :

    Trek to Panwali Khanta, another high mountain meadow. From here we will be able to have magnificent panoramic views of the entire Garhwal Himalayas including Gangotri, Kedarnath, Kedardome, Chaukhamba, Trisul, Kamet, Nanda Devi and many other peaks. We climb up to Khinko La (3500m), then descend through a magnificent tropical forest and rice-fields. Overnight: Tent

    Panwali Khanta - Maggu (3050m) - Triuginarain (1990m) in 5h

    Description :

    Morning trek towards the temple village of Triuginarain (1,982 m), where as per Hindu mythology, the lord Shiva got married to goddess Parvati. The village houses an ancient temple where the marriage took place and is an important pilgrimage spot for Hindus who visit this temple from all over the country. Even the marriage fire still burns in the temple and it has been so for the last so many centuries.

    Triuginarain - Gaurikund - Kedarnath

    Description :

    Trek to Road head of Sonprayag then 15 Minutes drive to Gaurikund. The next part of the walk begins through the narrow lanes of Gaurikund and the entire walk of 14 km is dotted with shops and tea stalls which offer respite to the pilgrims who brave out the five hour steep climb to Kedarnath.

    Kedarnath

    Description :

    Day at leisure to explore this holy place
    Overnight: Tourist Rest Hosue

    Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rudraprayag

    Description :

    In the morning after having our breakfast we walk back to Gaurikund. From here we drive to Rudraprayag, which is situated at the confluence of the Mandakini and the Alakhnanda River. Arrival in Rudraprayag by late afternoon.
    Overnight: Tourist Rest House

    Rudraprayag - Rishikesh

    Description :

    Drive to Rishikesh. On arrival Rishikesh transfer to the Hotel. Evening free for personal activities.

    Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi

    Description :

    Morning free in Rishikesh to visit the Ashram, temples and meditation centers. Afternoon transfer to Haridwar railway station to board Shatabdi train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to the Hotel.
    Overnight: Hotel

    Departure transfer

    Description :

    Transfer to airport and fly back home.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :

    RESERVATION, CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES 

     

    RESERVATION, DEPOSIT: 

    • A deposit of 50% of the total price is due with your reservation. Final payments are due before the departure and for a few special trips, 30 days before your trip starts.

     

    CANCELLATIONS:

    • If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so in writing (best by e-mail). If we receive your cancellation more than 90 days before the starting date of the trip, we refund 100% of your deposit. Between 90 and 30 days your deposit becomes non-refundable. At less than 30 days notice (after payment is received in full), no refunds can be given. Some trips attract a minimum processing charge. Please check. The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.  

     

    TOUR LEADERS:

    • Our Tour Leaders take their responsibilities seriously and if a Tour Leader believes in his/her judgment that you should not participate in the trip, before your departure, even if you pass your medical, he/she may exclude you from the trip. In this circumstance you will be offered the option of taking another trip considered suitable for you or a full refund. If during a trip the Tour Leader considers you should not participate further he/she may direct you not to continue and you must follow the Tour Leader's instructions. In this case you will not be entitled to any refund. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances. 

    HEALTH AND FITNESS REQUIREMENTS:

    • Participants must be in good health and in a good physical condition. It is vital that participants with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. If you suffer from severe muscular, chest, heart or bronchial disorders, or if you are a severe asthmatic, or have high blood pressure, you are strongly advised against participating. Our trips generally take place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged but it is difficult and expensive. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant. 

    ROUTE CHANGES/POSTONEMENT OR DELAY:

    • may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, or it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the expedition) may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. PACKAGE PRICES: Package prices are based on ground costs, airfares and exchange rates.

    EXCLUSION FROM TOUR PRICE:

    • The following items are excluded from the tour price: *visa, passport and vaccination charges; *departure, airport and airline taxes; *extra meals not included in the itinerary; *laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature; *emergency evacuation charges; and *tips and excess baggage charges. Refer to our trip notes for full details.




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Hezi Adventures Tour And Travels

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Mr. Anil Kumar

Address :- Mall Road, Bhangsu Nag, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India - 176219


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