Arrival Delhi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing of Delhi. Evening tour briefing. Overnight stay at hotel.
02 Delhi/Haridwar (292m)
Transfer to hotel on arrival.
Afternoon for Old Delhi sightseeing late evening Transfer to Railway Station
board overnight Train to Haridwar Departure 22 hrs 25. Overnight in train.
05 Ghat/Ramni (1982m)
10 kms Trek
Gradual trek walk 6 hrs through
Deodar forest and Bhotia villages leaving behind the Nandakini river.
An ethnic school near village of Ramni is very interesting. Overnight
stay in tent.
06 Ramni/Jhenjipani (1524m)
13 kms Trek
An ascend of about 3 hrs and
a gradual descend of 2 hrs through a quiet forest and a local settlement
en route. The locals here are a unique race of Brahmins as they have never
ventured beyond the mountains ever into the towns. Overnight stay in tent.
07 Jhenjipani/Pana (2043m)
12 kms Trek
A 4 hrs trek ascending steeply
for about 3 hrs followed by descend into the village of Pana. The route
follows the valley and this village of Pana contains the Garhwali Gangari
community known for their expertise in sheep wool weaving activities.
They only ever use homespun clothes. Evening for rendezvous with the locals.
Overnight stay in tent.
08 Pana/Dhakwani (2296m)
10 kms Trek
Trek 6 hrs gradually ascending
through thick forests containing a rich variety of flora and fauna. Numerous
herbs are found in this area and the locals are known to pick them for
local use. Nomads grazing their sheeps en route is indeed interesting
encounter as they lead a totally contrasting life-style. Overnight stay
09 Dhakwani/Kuari Pass (4268m)
10 kms Trek
Gradual ascend 5 hrs passing
through silent forest and emerging into a meadow presenting the first
dramatic views of Nanda Devi Peaks and Pangarchula peaks. The panorama
is beyond imagination and the meadow presents an ethnic arena of the locals
and nomads punctuating the meadow with their sheds while grazing their
sheep and cattle. Overnight stay in tent.
10 Kuari Pass Rest Day
Day at leisure to explore
the meadow discovering the religious and spiritual flower called Brahma
Kamal. Excursion to Tirchuli to see the mini township of Tapovan in the
distance. Evening with nomads and locals in their sheds. Overnight stay
11 Kuari Pass/Auli (2740m)/Parsari (2240m) 23
Trek down to Auli 4 hrs and
continue 2 hrs to Parsari, a large village presenting an interesting atmosphere.
Afternoon to visit the Shiva Temple and Durga Temple. Explore the handicrafts
of this place in the lanes. Evening with local people. Overnight stay
12 Parsari/Joshimath (1875m)/Chopta (2500m) 2
kms Trek/81 kms by Road
Early morning trek down 30m
to road ahead and drive to Chopta. En route stopping at Joshimath visiting
the meditation point of Swami Sankaracharya and Narsing Temple. Drive
6 hrs to Chopta following the river Alaknanda downstream till Chamoli
and across river ascend through wide open valley passing Gopeshwar town.
This section is famous for fruit harvest of Garhwal. Chopta opens at view
of the Himalayan panoramas. Overnight stay at tourist bungalow/tent.
13 Chopta/Rishikesh (340m)
205 kms by Road
Early morning excursion to
Tungnath by walk to witness the magical sunrise and the Prayers of this
ancient Temple of Lord Shiva. Drive 7 hrs to Rishikesh. Evening visit
the Triveni Ghats to see the Ganga Puja. Overnight stay at hotel.
225 kms by Road
Morning sightseeing of Ashrams,
Temples and a Yoga Ashram. Afternoon drive 6 hrs to Delhi. Overnight stay
15 Departure Delhi
Morning sightseeing of New
Delhi. Afternoon at leisure In time Transfer to airport to board International
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