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 Ghangaria, there is a 5 km trek to the Valley of Flowers, which is nearly 10 km long and approximately 2 km wide. The valley is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and nourished by streams originating from the mountains. It is accessible from late April, but the best time to visit is from late July to the end of August. During this period, the valley showcases a breathtaking display of hundreds of wildflowers. However, visitors should exercise caution to ensure their visit does not harm the delicate ecosystem. It is also advisable to carry a little salt as the valley tends to be infested with leeches during the wettest weather when the flowers are at their best.
After breakfast, embark on a trek to the Valley of Flowers, located at an altitude of 3,858 meters above sea level. The valley presents a captivating sight with its diverse collection of rare wildflowers, including 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 many others. Many of these flowers also possess medicinal properties. The valley stretches for 10 km in length and 2 km in width, divided by the Pushpawati stream, which merges with several tiny streams and waterfalls. After soaking in the beauty of the valley, trek back to Ghangharia for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 06: GHANGHARIA - VALLEY OF FLOWERS - GHANGRIA
This day is reserved for leisure activities at the Valley of Flowers. Optionally, you can choose to trek to Hemkund Sahib, located at an altitude of 4,329 meters above sea level. Hemkund Sahib is a sacred place for the Sikh community. Thousands of Sikh men, women, and children awaken in their Gurdwara-shrines in the plains upon the sound of resounding drums. They gather and, led by the yellow flags symbolizing their monotheistic faith, commence their arduous pilgrimage to Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib, situated on the other side of the magnificent glacial lake of Lokpal. Surrounding this serene and austere lake are several snow-covered peaks. The climb to Hemkund Sahib is steep, and it holds great significance as Sikh Guru Gobind Singh mentioned in the holy book, The Granth Sahib, that in a past life, he meditated on the shores of a lake encompassed by seven snowcapped mountains, now identified as Hemkund.
DAY 07: GHANGARIA - GOVIND GHAT (14 KMS TREK /3-4 HRS) GOVINDGAHT - RISHIKESH (300 Kms / 11 Hrs)
After an early start, trek back to Govind Ghat and then drive back to Rishikesh. Upon arrival in Rishikesh, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 08: RISHIKESH - DELHI (230 kms / 07 hrs)
After an early breakfast, embark on a drive back to Delhi. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.