Day 01 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to
Rishikesh via Haridwar. Lunch enroute.
Upon arrival at Rishikesh transfer to
the hotel. Check in. In the evening
visit Laxman Jhoola, Triveni Ghat etc.
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Rishikesh: Situated at the foothills of
Garhwal hills along Ganges, Rishikesh is
a gateway to the important religious
places of Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedarnath
and Yamunotri. Places of interest
includes visit to Bharat Mandir the
oldest temple in Rishikesh,Neelkanth
Mahadev, this is believed to be the
place where Lord Shiva drank the poison
churn out of the cosmic ocean among many
other temples. Also visit some of its
many Ashrams: Ashrams are centers for
spiritual studies, meditation, Yoga,
sacred prayers besides being residential
centers for the resident gurus.
Have a light breakfast early in the
morning. Leave for a trek of 5 km To
Chandrshila Top, via Tungnath. Spend
some time at the summit. Back to camp.
Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 02 :
Rishikesh - Ukhimath (175 kms/7-8 hrs)
In the morning after an early breakfast
drive to Ukhimath via Devprayag and
Rudraprayag. One can visit Devprayag
(Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi,
from Devprayag the Holy Ganges started),
Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda &
Mandakini River). Arrival at Ukhimath by
evening. Explore the area. Dinner and
overnight stay in Tourist Rest House.
Ukhimath (1370 mts/4500 ft) is on the
other side of the Mandakini River Valley
from Guptkashi a relatively short steep
walk by foot, or a much longer way by
road. Ukhimath is the winter seat of
Kedarnath, as well as the winter home of
the priest who presides over his
worship. After the Kedarnath temple
closes for the winter, a movable image
of Kedarnath is brought in procession to
Ukhimath, where it resides until the
Kedarnath temple reopens in late April
or early May.
This picture shows the outer gateway to
the temple complex, which is not only
brightly painted and decorated, but two
full stories tall (the wall also serves
as the back wall of buildings inside).
The stones piled at lower left were for
some sort of construction project, which
was in full swing when I visited (since
summer is the "slow" season ritually
speaking, it made sense for the place to
be torn up them. And the nearby
buildings are clearly residential, since
a young girl is visible at upper right.
Day 03 :
Ukhimath - Deoriyatal (2438 mts/7998 ft)
In the morning you can see snow clapped
Himalayan ranges. After breakfast start
your trek to Deoriatal through dense
Rhodendhron and lots of wild flowers and
ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to
reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival at
Deoriatal set out the tents for
Day 04 :
Deoriatal - Sari - Chopta
In the morning trek down to Sari village
(3 kms) and from here drive to Chopta
through dense forest and meadows. Its 30
kms drive from Sari Village.
arrival at Chopta set out your tents for
overnight stay. In the evening explore
the magnificent view of the Himalayas.
Day 05 : Chopta
-Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) -
Chandrashila - Chopta
After an early breakfast trek to
Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is
situated at the height of 3680 mts from
the sea level the highest in India. The
trek is three kms upward. Enroute you
will find lush green meadows and you can
see the entire range of snow clapped
Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath
Temple and visit the temple. After relax
one further one kms trek to Chandrashila
peak. Later trek back to Chopta for
dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06 : Chopta
In the morning after breakfast drive to
Haridwar. Dinner and overnight stay in
Day 07 :
Haridwar - Delhi
Morning visit Haridwar including Mansa
Devi and Chandi Devi Temple. Later drive
to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi transfer
to the hotel for overnight stay.
Tour finish with Sweet Memories.