Duration: (11 Nights | 12 Days)
Destinations Covered: Delhi, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Badrinath,
Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, Ghangaria, Auli | Ex Delhi
Best Period : July to September
Day 1: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrival in Delhi. Half-day city tour
Day 2: DELHI – HARIDWAR (292 M / 964 FT) – BY SHATABDI EXPRESS / DEP AT 0655 HRS / ARR AT 1115 HRS
Early morning board Shatabdi Express for Haridwar. Visit Chandi Devi Temple & witness the evening Arti Ceremony on the River Ganges.
Day 3: HARIDWAR – RUDRAPRAYAG (610 M / 2,013 FT) – BY SURFACE / 163 KM / APPROX 5 – 6 HRS
After breakfast drive to Rudraprayag. The close and stunning views of the many Garhwal Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul & Nanda Ghat makes the mountain horizon an enviable spectacle.
Day 4: RUDRAPRAYAG – BADRINATH (3,096 M / 10,217 FT) BY SURFACE / 160 KM / 5-6 HRS
Drive to Badrinath. The Badrinath Temple’s features look Buddhist – may be a stamp of the time in which it was built or it was built as a Buddhist shrine to be converted later into a Hindu temple.
Day 5: IN BADRINATH – VISIT SRI BADRINATH TEMPLE AND VASUNDHARA WATERFALLS
Visit the Badrinath Temple. Later visit the Vasundhara Waterfalls.
Day 6: BADRINATH – GOVINDGHAT (1,828 M / 6,032 FT) – BY SURFACE / 24 KM / 1 HR – GHANGARIA – TREK / 13 KM / APPROX 5 HRS
Treks to the Valley of Flowers starts from Govindghat. From Badrinath, drive till Govindghat & then trek to Ghangaria, a 13 km stretch, along the Bhyundar River.
Day 7: GHANGARIA – VALLEY OF FLOWERS (3,658 M / 12,071 FT TO 3,962 M 13,075 FT) – GHANGARIA -TREK / 6 KM
Trek to the Valley Of Flowers begins in earnest on crossing the little bridge on Pushpawati River near Pairra, approximately a km from Ghangaria. Arrive at the central part of the Valley called ‘Baumin Dhaur’ (3,450 m), about 4 km from Ghangaria. The next major landmark in the Valley (now stretching in the east-west direction) is about 2-3 km from Baumin Dhaur and is known as the Bistoli-Kundaliyasayn region. Ahead of Bistoli, the river flattens and diverges, before converging further up. This region is the Drunager-Sevachand area. One can start ones’ return journey at the beginning of this patch – almost 6-7 km away from Ghangaria. (However, in case one plans ahead and wants to proceed further, one can hope to go right up to Tipra Kharak (about 4 km from Bistoli), which is next to the Tipra Glacier.
Day 8: GHANGARIA – HEMKUND (4,150 M / 13,695 FT) – GHANGARIA – GOVINDGHAT (1,828 M / 6,032 FT) – TREK – JOSHIMATH – BY SURFACE / 21 KM / APPROX 45 MINS
Leave with packed lunch for a trek to Hemkund Sahib (a Sikh religious place) on the banks of Hemkund Lake at a height of 4150 M. This trek of about 5 – 6 km involves a tough climb from 3,049 m, to an altitude of 4,150 m. Return to Ghangaria and after a short break trek back to Govindghat and drive to Auli via Joshimath arriving by evening.
Day 9: AULI – RUDRAPRAYAG – BY SURFACE / 123 KM / 5 ½ HRS
After an exhilarating trekking experience in the Valley of Flowers retrace drive back to Rudraprayag.
Day 10: RUDRAPRAYAG – RISHIKESH – BY SURFACE / 139 KM / 5 ½ HRS
Leave after breakfast for Rishikesh.
Day 11: RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR – BY SURFACE / 24 KM / APPROX 45 MINS – DELHI – BY SHATABDI EXPRESS / DEP 1810 HRS / ARR 2245 HRS
Visit Laxman Jhula and the nearby ashrams. Board Shatabdi Express for Delhi.
DAY 12: IN DELHI – DEPARTURE DELHI
Full day sightseeing & later transferred in time to the International Airport to board flight for home.