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Gangotri Nandavan Trek
Duration - 21 Days
Celebrated in Hindu
mythology and religion, the Garhwal Himalayas are said to be the "Abode of the
Gods". The river Ganges takes its source in this remote massif, at the sacred
shrine of Gangotri, and rushes down to the plains in a torrential fury. Very few
trekkers follow this itinerary which will lead to one of the most important
spots of Hindu spirituality, where you will experience a strange atmosphere of
From Kedarnath, where hundreds of pilgrims arrive from all regions of India, the
path proceeds at first along the sacred Bhagirathi river, then through dense
forests and grassy areas as far as Lata. From there it is a 5 hour drive to
Gangotri, where the second part of the trek starts.
Gaumukh, close to the Source of the Ganges, you will experience the strange view
of half-naked saddhus in the lotus position, meditating on the bank of the
bubbling stream pouring out the glacier. Further up, Tapovan is a grassy area
with numerous brooks, surrounded by snowy peaks. It is a round-trip itinerary
starting in Kedarnath, along the sacred Baghirathi river, then heading west,
through dense forests and grassy areas. The northern part of the itinerary will
offer magnificent views of several high altitude lakes.
21 Days Tour
Trekking Season :
November to April, though Decembe to January
cna be very cold.
Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transfered
to your hotel.
: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh (Drive)
Morning drive to Haridwar 300Km/5hrs, it is an important pilgrimage
place. Half day city tour, evening free for leisure & pleasure and over
Morning drive to Gaurikund (2000m) by bus(9hrs)
& over night stay.
Gaurikund - Kedarnath (3600m)
This is a steep climb, where we will walk with hundred of pilgrims from all over
India. The forest slowly gives way to splendid views of Mount Kedarnath (6940m).
:Trekking in Kedarnath
Kedarnath is one of the most important Indian pilgrimage places. The temple,
built in the 8th century and dedicated to the goddess Shiva, is magnificently
surrounded with snow-capped peaks.
: Kedarnath - Gaurikund
proceed for Gaurikund 4hrs & over night stay.
Gaurikund - Maggu (3050m)
After a 4-km drive to Sonprayag, we trek upwards through dense forest.
Maggu - Panwali Khanta (3150 M)
After a short climb, we follow a pleasant trail over a flat area, and descend
towards the meadows of Panwali Khanta.
: Panwali Khanta - Ghuttu (1600m)
We climb up to Khinko La (3500m), then descend through a magnificent tropical
forest and rice-fields.
Day 10 :
Ghuttu - Baghi Chatti (2600m)
We continue our way through forest and rice-fields to a ridge trail. From the
top, the view towards Mount Garhwal is quite impressive.
Baghi Chatti - Budakedar (1530m)
An easy day, all-downward, through fields and forests.
Day 12 :
Budakedar - Belak Khal (2750m)
The trail passes through a succession of tiny villages: Agund, Jhala and
Pangrana. Magnificent high-alpine panorama.
Day 13 :
Belak Khal - Lata (1700m)- Gangotri (3050m)
We descend towards Bhagirathi, one of the Gange’s tributaries. Afterwards, we
drive the 80 km to Gangotri, a famous place of pilgrimage.
Day 14 :
Gangotri - Bhobasa(3800m)
We progress along a picturesque trail, congested with porters, mules, pilgrims
and mobile traders. From Raj Ghat, the glacial valley gets wider, and soon we
can see the Bhaghirati massif, which rises above 6500m.
Day 15 :
Bhojbasa- Gaumukh (3900m) - Tapovan (4450m)
From Gaumukh, source of the Ganges, the scenery is fascinating, with praying
pilgrims and half-naked saddhus meditating along the banks of the tumultuous
stream that pours out of the glacier. The trail crosses Gangotri moraines before
reaching Tapovan and its gorgeous meadows, furrowed with streams and scattered
with flowers. From here the panoramic view over Shivling (6540m), Meru (6660m)
and the Bhaghirati massifs (above 6500m) is stunning. It is not surprising that
saddhus chose this area to meditate in summer time.
Day 16 :
Tapovan - Bhojbasa
In the morning, we lazily enjoy the charms of this magic spot. In the afternoon
we descend towards Bhojbasa.
Day 17 :
Bhojbasa - Gangotri
We visit temples of Gangotri in the afternoon & evening free for excersion
and over night stay.
Day 18 :
Gangotri - Uttarkashi
drive to Uttarkashi
(6hrs) evening free for sightseeing & over night stay.
Day 19 :
Uttarkashi - Delhi
for Delhi (12hrs). Arrived Delhi late
evening transfer to the hotel & overnight stay.
Day 20 :
Day free for leisure & pleasure. Over night stay in the
Return back to home
to airport and fly back home
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