Destinations Covered: Delhi - Rishikesh - Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Triyuginarayan - Panwalikantha - Ghuttu - Budhakedar - Belak - Lata - Gangotri - Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan - Uttarkashi - Rishikesh - Agra - Delhi
Duration: 19 Nights/20 Days
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival, our representative will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. Thereafter you will be taken for the combined sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. In the city excursion, firstly you will visit to Old Delhi tourist spots such as Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Shanti Van. Thereafter you will be visiting the New Delhi sites such as Raj Ghat, India Gate, Parliament and President's House. Later in the evening, you can explore the nearby areas and enjoy the shopping. In the night, you will return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Rishikesh
This day, in the morning, you will be driven for 225 km towards Rishikesh. It is situated on the banks of holy river Ganga. It is one of the greatest pilgrimage centers of India. Upon your arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. In the evening, you would witness the grand aarti of the holy river Ganga. It is a very soul soothing ceremony just before darkness falls. It will be an enchanting experience to view the magnificent aarti and brighten earthen lamps floating in the water which reflect the mesmerizing beauty of the river Ganga in the evening hours. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Rishikesh - Sonprayag
In the morning, after breakfast, you will be driven 209 km towards Sonprayag. Sonprayag is small town situated at an elevation of 1829 meters. En route you will experience the changing landscape along river Ganga. It will be a time for you to treat yourself with the scenic beauty of the valley, surrounded with tall mountains. Upon your arrival, you will check-in to a guest house or simple hotel. Overnight stay will be in the Sonprayag.
Day 04: Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
This day morning, you will be driven 5 km to Gaurikund. It is situated at an altitude of 1981 meters. After reaching there, you will start your trek of 14 km to Kedarnath. Here you will visit one out of the four holy dhams. Lying at an altitude of 3584 m on the head of river Mandakini, the temple of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. This temple is dedicated to the God Shiva. It is eminent that, after the wars of Mahabharata, Pandvas worshipped Lord Shiva here, nearly 3000 years ago. Overnight stay will be at a tent or guest house in Kedarnath.
Day 05: Kedarnath - Sonprayag - Triyuginarayan
Early in the morning, you will trek back to Gaurikund which is 14 km from Kedarnath. Thereafter you will drive further for 17 km to Triyuginarayan. It lies on the ancient bridle path that goes down from Kedarnath to Gangotri. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In this temple God Shiva married Goddess Parvati in the witness of Lord Vishnu. It is also known as Akhand Dhuni temple. Overnight stay will be in a tent.
Day 06: Triyuginarayan - Panwalikantha
On this day morning, you will trek for 20 km towards Panwalikantha. Firstly it will be an uphill trek for first 3 hours after that it will be a level walk and for the last one hour, it would be a gradual descent to Panwali. While trekking towards Panwali you will experience some of the beautiful expanse of meadows along with breathtaking view of high snow peaks. In the evening, upon your arrival, our representative will escort you to the tents. Overnight stay will be in the tents.
Day 07: Panwalikantha - Ghuttu
On seventh day morning, you will trek towards Ghuttu which is 13 kms long. In the beginning of the trek, you will trek in steep ascent for half an hour and then steep descent till Ghuttu village through the dense forest. It is situated on the banks of Bhilangana River. Upon your arrival, you will check-in the tent or guest house. Overnight stay will be in Ghuttu.
Day 08: Ghuttu - Budhakedar
In the morning, after having breakfast, you will again trek for 19 km to Budhakedar. Ascending and descending are regular features of this trek. Budhakedar used as an important halting place during the days when the pilgrimage was done on foot for pilgrims returning from Gangotri. The place is situated on confluence of Balganga & Dharam Ganga. While trekking, you will discover several magnificent views of the green meadows and forest. Overnight stay will be at a tent.
Day 09: Budhakedar - Belak
On this morning, you will be trekking for 14 km towards Belak. In the first one hour of your trekking, it will be a level walk. Later on would start a steep ascent for 1½ hrs, after which it would again be a level walk for an hour. The last two an half hours would be a steep ascent through the dense forest. While trekking, you will enjoy the picturesque beauty of this place, as you get to witness high mountains, deep forest and wide meadows. Overnight stay will be at the tents.
Day 10: Belak - Lata
This day, after having breakfast, you will trek further for 5 hours towards Lata. This is a descending trek all the way till Lata. The camp site is on banks of river Bhagirathi River, the main tributary of Ganga. Bhagirathi River is flowing down from the source of Ganges to Gangotri, which is also our next trek destination and one of most beautiful highlights. Overnight stay will be in Lata.
Day 11: Lata - Gangotri
On the eleventh morning, you will move further and drive for 73 km towards Gangotri. En route you will be taken for the visit of hot water spring at Gangnani. Thereafter you will continue with your drive. Upon your arrival, our representative will escort you to the hotel. Gangotri is a pilgrim town on the bank of the Bhagirathi River. In the evening, you will be visiting the holy temple of Ganga, the Gangotri temple. Overnight stay will be in the hotel.
Day 12: Gangotri - Bhojbasa
In the morning, again you will trek towards your next destination, Bhojbasa. It will be a trek of 149 km till Bhojbas. Your trekking starts from Gangotri with an easy ascend. All along the route you will enjoy the enchanting views of Bhagirathi and other peaks. It is chance for you to mesmerize yourself with the chaste beauty of the nature, fresh winds and unpolluted atmosphere. As you will approach the Gaumukh, you can see the glorious peak of Shivling. Overnight stay will be at the tents in Bhojbasa.
Day 13: Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan
In the morning, you will move further and trek for 4 km to Gaumukh, the source of holy River Ganga. Here you will meet with some sadhus and learn few tips on meditation. Later you will continue with the trek of 4 km towards the next destination, Gangotri glacier. The terminus of the Gangotri Glacier is said to resemble a cow's mouth and is thus called Gomukh or Gaumukh. Later on, you move further and trek for 5 hours. Here you will experience the magnificent view of Shivling rising royally on Tapovan and an amphitheatrically view of other peaks. Overnight stay will be in a tent.
Day 14: Tapovan
Tapovan derived from the two root words Tapasya & Vana, which define as the forest of spiritual practice. It is located at the foot of Shivling. On this day, after having breakfast, you will be free to enjoy the glorious view of Shivling, Meru, Bhagirathi, Kedar dome and many other peaks. Here you can retreat yourself with the spiritual practice and meditation. There is also a possibility of exploring a large network of glacier system. Overnight stay will be in the Tapovan.
Day 15: Tapovan - Gangotri
On this day, you will trek back 22 kms to Gangotri. As soon as you reach, our representatives will escort you to the hotel. Remaining day you will be free to enjoy the scenic exquisiteness of the valley surrounded with the high mountains. You can also enjoy the sunset in the beautiful Himalayan ranges. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 16: Gangotri - Uttarkashi
In the morning, you will be driven to Uttarkashi for nearly 95 kms. Uttarkashi is a town situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River with some ancient temples. While driving along with the Bhagirathi River, you can enjoy the stunning view of the river and the picturesque glimpses of Himalayan peaks. Upon your arrival you will check-in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 17: Uttarkashi - Rishikesh
On the seventeenth day, you will move further 148 kms towards Rishikesh. En route you will experience the Bhatirathi and Alaknanda river merging together to form the mighty River Ganga which is on its 2500 km long journey to Bay of Bengal emptying out in Calcutta. Upon your arrival, our representative will escort you to the hotel. As no activities are schedule for the remaining day, you are free to enjoy your own leisure time. You can go for shopping or explore the nearby areas or go for river rafting as Rishikesh famous for its water sports. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 18: Rishikesh - Delhi
In the morning, after having breakfast, you will be driven 225 kms towards Delhi. As soon as you reach there, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. Later you will be free to relax and rejuvenate yourself. In the evening, you can explore the nearby areas. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 19: Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Early in the morning, you will move towards Delhi station to board a train towards your next destination Agra. It will be an almost 2-hour journey. Upon your arrival, you will be taken for the city sightseeing excursion. In Agra, you will visit the historical monument, one of the Seven Wonders of the World -the Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, this marble beauty has left many a travelers enchanted and mesmerized. Continue with the visit to Red Fort. Thereafter, you will be exploring the local markets of the city. In the local market, you will find variety of handicraft products such as footwear, brassware, carpets, jewellery, Zari embroidery, etc. Later in the afternoon, you will be driven back 220 km to Delhi. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 20: Departure from Delhi
In the morning, you will check-out from the hotel and move towards the airport. Our representative will escort you to the airport. With the amazing reminiscences of your pilgrimage tour in your mind, catch a flight for your onward destination.
Also Mapped to: • New Delhi Tours • Rishikesh Tours
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