Duration :07 Nights / 08 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Haridwar- Joshimath - Auli- Joshimath- Govindghat - Ghangharia- Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria- Govindgaht - Rishikesh- Delhi
DAY 01: NEW DELHI - HARIDWAR (230 KMS/06 HRS).
Upon arrival in Delhi you are met and drive to Haridwar.Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel.Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 02: HARIDWAR - JOSHIMATH (264 KMS/8-9 HRS) VIA DHARI DEVI TEMPLE JOSHIMATH - AULI BY CABLE CAR
After finishing an early breakfast,drive to Joshimath.You can take stopover for a while at the place called "Devepryag" and Dhari Devi Temple placed on the way to Joshimath.It is significant because of having confluence of the two prime rivers of the Garhwal Himalayas "Bhagirathi" and Alaknanda actually holy river Ganges starts from here. Upon arrival in Joshimath Tranfer by Cable Car to Auli . Overnight at Hotel
DAY 03: AULI
Full day at Auli.Overnight at Hotel
DAY 04: AULI - JOSHIMATH BY CABLE CAR GOVINDGHAT (22 KMS/1 HRS) - GHANGHARIA (14 KMS TREK/3-4 HRS)
Today we drive to Govindghat after finishing breakfast. Basically this is a starting point for the trekking. There is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to Ghangharia. Upon arrival at Ghangariya check into the hotel.You can have the glimpses of beautiful surroundings in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05: GHANGHARIA - VALLEY OF FLOWERS - GHANGRIA (5 KMS TREK ONE SIDE/4-5 HRS)
From Ghangari its another 05 kms trek to valley nearly 10 kms long and almost 02 kms wide. The valley is ringed with snow-capped mountains and watered by streams rising in the mountains, its accessible from late April, but is grandest from late July to the end of August. Literally hundreds of wild flowers bloom in Tread with caution because your visit should not endanger the things you have come to see. Also carry a little salt. The valley is infested with leeches in the wettest weather when the flowers are there best.
After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) above see level. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Str-awberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to GHANGHARIA. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 06: GHANGHARIA - VALLEY OF FLOWERS - GHANGRIA
Day at Leiusre at Valley of Flowers . Optional :- Trek to Hemkund Sahib(4329 meter) above sea level. It is a holy place for the Sikh community. You can see thousands of Sikh Men,women and children are woken in their Gurdwara-shrines in the plains by the thudding of huge drums.They assemble,and led by the yellow flags of their monotheistic faith,start their long and arduous pilgrimage to the 4329 meter-high Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib, on the far side of the great glacial lake of Lokpal.A number of snow covered peaks rise around this austerely beautiful lake.This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund
DAY 07: GHANGARIA - GOVIND GHAT (14 KMS TREK /3-4 HRS) GOVINDGAHT - RISHIKESH (300 Kms / 11 Hrs)
After an early Trek back to Govind Gaht and then drive back to Rishikesh . Upon arrival in Rishikesh check into the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08: RISHIKESH - DELHI (230 kms / 07 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive back to Delhi.Later departure transfer to airport to board flight for onwards journey.