Early morning arrival at Delhi. 0700 hrs departure
by train to Haridwar. Day at leisure to explore
this holy town. Visit the 'Aarti' (holy ceremony)
performance at the river 'Ghat' at sunset. Overnight
A long day's drive along the Alakhnanda river
valley brings you to the high altitude grassland
of Auli (2500 m - 3050 m). Overnight in Tourist
Day at leisure.
Drive to Govindghat (1828 m), and thereon trek
to Ghanghria (3048 m). Overnight in Tents. ( 14
Kms trek; 6-8 hrs walking ) you will reach Ghangharia,
the base camp for treks to Valley of Flowers and
Hemkund Sahib. Since camping and overnight stay
is not allowed in the Valley of Flowers, Ghangharia
is the logical base camp for the trek.
steep climb through picturesque landscape brings
you to the holy shrine of the Sikhs- Hemkund Sahib
(4329 m). The Guru Govind Singh Gurudwara at Hemkund
is also a major attraction. According to the verses
in Guru Govind Saheb (the holy book of the Sikhs)
Guru Govind Singh meditated hare. Sikhs, Hindus
and others revere Guru Govind Singh and so Hemkund
has acquired international renown. The crystal
clear serene waters of the holy lake encircled
by 7 snow capped peaks and their associated glaciers,
paint a picture hard to forget. There is also
a small temple dedicated to Laxman- a hero of
the epic 'Ramayana'. Camp overnight by the lake
side. ( 6 Kms; 4-5 hrs walking )
Return to Ghanghria. ( 3-4 hrs of walking )
Trek to one of the most beautiful location in
the Garhwal region -'The Valley of Flowers'(3658
-3962 m). This valley with its myriad variety
of rare wild flowers never fails to impress a
visitor. Spend the day in the valley. Return to
Ghanghria by evening. Overnight in Tents. ( 4
+ 4 Kms; 5-6 hrs walking)
Trek down to Govindghat and thereon drive back
to Auli. Evening at leisure. Campfire dinner at
night. Overnight in Tourist Hut. ( 4-5 hrs walking)
Day to relax and
explore the surroundings.
Drive down along the river upto Srinagar from
where you take the diversion to Pauri. Overnight
in village house.
Day for short walks through the forests. Campfire
dinner along with local drums and Bagpipe music.
Overnight in village house.
Morning departure by road to Haridwar. Enroute
stop over at Rishikesh for lunch. Explore the
town before proceeding to Haridwar to board the
evening train to Delhi. 2230 hrs arrival at Delhi;
transfer to Airport for flight back home.