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Garhwal Himalaya Trek

Duration : 18 Nights / 19 Days
Destination : Delhi - Mussoorie - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan - Kirti Bamak - Tapovan - Meru Glacier - Tapovan - Nandawan - Vasuki Tal - Gaumukh - Gangotri - Uttarkashi - Rishikesh - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
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You will be received upon arrival at Delhi International airport by India Tours representative and driven to prebooked hotel for night stay.

Day 02 : Delhi
Full day free for Delhi sightseeing. Old Delhi and New Delhi, in their complex diverse cultural they provide a delight to the eyes of tourists. Night stay will be in Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi - Mussoorie
After breakfast, in the morning drive to Mussorie (300 kms). The road takes up to Mussoorie, a beautiful summer resort. Overnight in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Mussoorie.

Day 04 : Mussoorie
Day free to explore Mussoorie and its surroundings and enjoy the natural beauty. Night stay will be in Mussoorie.

Day 05 : Mussoorie/Uttarkashi
In the morning, afetr breakfast drive to Uttarkashi, its approximately 5 hours drive. Drive along the ridge line to Chamba, accommodates panoramic views of the high mountain peaks of Garhwal. Then drive down to Tehri to join the Bhagirathi river valley, which we follow upto Gangotri. Overnight stay will be in Tourist Bungalow in Uttarkashi.

Day 06 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri
In the morning, we drive to Gangotri, its a 5 hours drive (100 kms). Following the torrential river up stream, the road winds up the valley past the hot sulphur springs at Gangnani, to climb steeply up a seies of hairpin bends to the village of Sukki.

Day 07 : Gangotri
Whole day is free, spent the day exploring this place of pilgrimage. Thousands of Pilgrims arrive here in summer to wash away their sins in the holy Ganga, it is said that Lord Shiva sat at the base of this fall to take the Ganga into his locks, for otherwise her descent from the heavens would have split the earth. Overnight stay in hotel/tourist bunglow.

Day 08 : Gangotri - Chirbasa Or Bhojbasa
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After breakfast, we leave for Chirbasa an easy walk (13 KMS TREK). The wide trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unforested valley. It then carries on to a small isolated forest of pine at Chirbasa, literally the abode of pines. Camp on a grassy meadow beside the Bhagirathi. Trek time : 5 hours, 13 KMS TREK. Overnight stay in Camps.

Day 09 : Bhojbasa - Gaumukh
After breakfast in the morning, we move towards Gaumukh. Continuing along the pilgrim grassy hillsides. Trail then curves, to unfold a breathtaking view of wild flower studded meadows crowned by the Bhagirathi group of peaks. We camp on a wide sandy beach at Gaumukh, where the holy Ganga gushes out of the lap of the Gangotri glacier, is set in a wide moraine-stream valley Shivling at the height of 6540 m sits looking down while the Bhagirathi I, II and III tower above. Trek time : 5 hours, 4 KMS. Overnight stay in camps.

Day 10 : Gaumukh - Tapovan
The trail weaves its way through the terminal moraine before cutting across the Gangotri glacier and climbing steeply up to the grassy slopes to the vast ablation valley of Tapowan. The vast meadows strewn with wild flowers are situated at the base of Shivling. The Bhagirathi peaks are now almost within touching distance. Camp is set in the heart of high mountains country for 3 nights. Trek time : 5 hours, 5 KMS TREK. Overnight stay at Tapovan base camps.

Day 11 : Tapovan - Kirti Bamak - Tapovan
A full days walk to the Kirti Bamak glacier and to the base of peaks Kedarnath Dome 6850 m, Kirti Bamak 6500 m and to a view of Shivling from the east. Return to camp. Trek time: 6 hours, 7 KMS TREK. Overnight stay at Tapovan base camps.

Day 12 : Tapovan - Meru Glacier - Tapovan
Another full days walk. Crossing the meadows of Tapowan the trail climbs into another valley, which is followed to the base of Mt. Meru 6400 m - yet another of the spectacular Garhwal peaks, it's mythically named as "The mountain of Gold". Return to camp. Trek time : 5 hours, 6 KMS TREK. Overnight stay at Tapovan base camps.

Day 13 : Tapovan - Nandavan
In the morning leave for Nandavan. This day is largely an exercise in boulder hopping. Crossing the mounds covered Gangotri glacier to Nandavan located at the confluence of the Chaturangi and the Gangotri glaciers. Literally meaning the four coloured glacier. The Chaturangi is truly multi-hued. The massive meadows of Nandavan are situated at the base of the Bhagirathi massif or range. The area provides amazing sightings of Bharal (blue sheep). Overnight in camp. Trek time : 6 hours, 7 KMS TREK.

Day 14 : Nandawan - Vasuki Tal
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In the morning leave for Vasuki Tal. A full days walk to the picturesque Vasuki tal lake. The trail follows a grassy ridge running parallel to the Chaturangi glaciers, across a small glacier eroded valley to Vasuki tal. It then continues along the lateral moraine of the Chaturangi glacier to views of Mt. Satopanth. Return to camp. Trek time : 6 hours, 7 KMS TREK. Overnight stay at Nandavan base camps.

Day 15 : Nandavan - Gaumukh
Another boulder hop along the Gangotri glacier to its origin at Gangotri. Trek time : 5 hours, 13 KMS TREK.

Day 16 : Gaumukh - Gangotri - Uttarkashi
Retrace steps to Gangotri. Drive to Uttarkashi. Overnight in camp or Tourist huts.

Day 17 : Uttarkashi - Rishikesh
Drive to Rishikeh 5 hours.

Day 18 : Rishikesh - Delhi
Drive to Delhi a distance of 265 km. Arrive Delhi check into the hotel for night stay.

Day 19 : Delhi - Airport transfer
Full day free for rest, shopping, late evening transfer to the International airport to catch your flight for home, we bid farewell.