Trek to the Gates of Heaven
Experience The unreal
Trekking in Uttarakhand
Day 1 – Drive from Haridwar to Uttarkashi (1,150m) (195km/7-8 Hours by Road)
Sightseeing in Uttarkashi, Nehru Mountaineering Institute
The day starts with an early morning drive from Haridwar to Uttarkashi, which is known as the footstep to trekking towards Gangotri. After reaching Uttarkashi, a sightseeing programme is scheduled to visit popular locations like India’s premier mountaineering institute ‘Nehru Mountaineering Institute’; overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 2 – Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri (3,048m) (90km/3-4 Hours by Road)
Start from Uttarkashi and reach Gangotri
The journey begins early morning with a drive up to Gangotri which is a place of immense religious significance. It is believed that Gangotri is the home of Goddess Ganga and it is from this place that the trek begins. Situated on the banks of the holy River Bhagirathi, it is one of the ‘Char Dham’ or the four destinations of pilgrimage of Uttarakhand; overnight stay in a tourist lodge.
Day 3 – Trek from Gangotri – Bhojbasa (3,658m)
14km Trek, Bhagirahi River, Neelkanth Peak
Today, a 14km trek will take you to Bhojbasa, a place known for the coniferous birch trees. The trek takes course along River Bhagirathi on the right and is mostly an uphill climb. The climb may at times leave you a little breathless but the wonderful view of the Neelkanth Peak more than makes up for the physical toil. Enjoy the sunset views from the camp and retire for the night early as it has been a long day.
Day 4 – Trek from Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Tapovan (4,400m)
10km Trek, Sunrise View, Gangotri Glacier, Mt Shivling
After enjoying the splendid sunrise view early morning, get ready to climb further uphill to Tapovan; today is the last day of ascent! You have to cross Gaumukh to reach Tapovan. The terrain is a bit rocky here and you should be careful with your steps. The Gangotri glacier looks intimidating and a sense of humbleness reigns over all your feelings. You have to cross over from the right bank of the glacier to the left and then continue with the climb through the glacier moraine to reach Tapovan, which is also the base camp for avid trekkers who go further up to Mt. Shivling. View from Tapovan is exhilarating, especially the Bhagirathi Peaks; overnight stay in tent.
Day 5 – Trek from Tapovan – Bhojbasa – Chirbasa (3,300m)
14km Trek, rek back to Chirbasa from Tapovan via Bhojbasa
From today the downhill trek commences which makes the journey less exhausting. The return trek takes a different route and you reach Chirbasa via Bhojbasa; enjoy the last night in a camp.
Day 6 – Trek from Chirbasa – Gangotri, Drive from Gangotri – Uttarkashi (90km)
Today’s trek is a relatively shorter one as you trek further downhill to Gangotri. Upon arrival in Gangotri, take a drive towards Uttarkashi and retire for the day in a resort.
Day 7 – Drive from Uttarkashi to Rishikesh/Haridwar
Tour Ends Here
Today morning, you will be driven to Rishikesh/Haridwar. With your arrival, this astounding Gangotri Gaumukh trek will come to an end.
Day 1 – Drive from Haridwar – Sari (1350m, 6-7 hour of 200km)
Arrive at the Haridwar Railways Station by 7:00 AM and then board a vehicle to take you 200kms to Sari. The ride will entail meandering by the Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers and surpassing the holy towns of Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag till you enter the Mandakini valley. Reach Kund by evening and then take a short hike to practice for the next few days’ trekking journey. Settle by the riverside and camp here in a lodge for the night.
Day 2 – Trek from Sari – Deoria Tal (2438m and 4-5 hour trek)
After breakfast, set off on a trekking journey from the lodge through cosy hamlets and the temple township of Ukhimath. Cut through the dense thickets thriving with abundant bird species and continue climbing upwards. Upon arriving at Deoria Tal Lake by afternoon, take some time to uncover the gorgeous environs. Settle down here in the comfort of your camps and get a good night’s sleep.
Day 3 – Trek from Deoria Tal – Chopta (2800m and 4-5 hour trek)
Begin the day with breakfast and a walk on a ridge as well as a series of ascending trails. You will even come across mixed forests of oaks, pines and Rhododendrons. Arrive at the campsite in Chopta by afternoon and spend the rest of the day unearthing the natural treasures of the place which are enhanced by snow-capped mountainous landscapes. By nightfall, put up your camps here and retire for the night after a hearty dinner.
Day 4 – Trek from Chopta – Tungnath (3680m) – Chandrashila Peak (4000m and 4-5 hour trek)
Start off the day by ascending to the slopes to reach Tungnath temple. The several hued pastures here along with the beautiful mountains and valleys serving as the backdrop make for a remarkable sight. Post stacking up on refreshments, resume your trek uphill towards the Chandrashila Peak at 4000m. From the peak, get enchanted by the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba. Trek down to the base camp at Chopta and the drive up to the lodge where a hot dinner awaits you. Retire here for the night.
Day 5 – Drive from Chopta – Haridwar (6-7 hour drive of 200km)
Post breakfast, you can partake in an exciting session of rafting on the Alaknanda River or unwind at the base camp. Upon completion of rafting, depart for Haridwar through the spiritual township of Rishikesh. Arrive Haridwar by 3-4:00 PM and then continue onwards with your journey your Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Trek comes to an end.
Day 1 – Haridwar – Govindghat via Joshimath and Devaprayag (Drive 260km/ 10hrs)
Uphill Drive, Joshimath, Devaprayag
Around 7am, assemble at Haridwar Railway Station. Begin a long distance, uphill drive from Haridwar to Govindghat. Along the way, pass Devaprayag to witness the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers to form the River Ganges. Arrive at Joshimath, a midpoint for other religious pilgrimage locations. You could stay over here or proceed to Govindghat in lieu of time for the halt.
Day 2 – Trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria (Trek 14km/ 6 hrs)
Today begins Valley Of Flowers Trekking in Uttaranchal with a short 14km gradual ascent trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. Arrive at Ghangaria. Hotel check-in or camp out. Explore the surrounding. Have dinner and call-it-a-day.
Day 3 – Trek from Ghangaria to Valley Of Flowers and back (Trek 5km, one-way/ 3hrs)
This day marks the very reason for your entire high altitude Valley Of Flowers trek. Start your day with a wholesome breakfast. Scale a height of 3,858m to arrive at the Valley Of Flowers. This sight is a feast to the eyes and treat for the soul.
Admire one of nature’s finest creations as you are left speechless witnessing an array of thousands of flowers in full bloom. The myriad palette with a multitude of colour shades rests against the watchful eyes of the mighty Himalayas. Creating an alluring canvas, the valley has several streams casually meandering through it. The wild flora creates a rich eco-system for many species of birds, butterflies, and insects too. Several soulful moments later begin your return trek to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/ camp.
Day 4 – Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (4,329m)
Trekking, Holy spot of the Sikhs, Seven Snow-capped Mountains
Today after breakfast, you’ll follow a steep trail to Hemkund Sahib to visit the religious site where Guru Gobind Singh is said to have meditated in a previous life. Surrounded by seven snow-capped mountains this place is no doubt soothing and calming. Spend time here. And after lunch, start a late afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/ camp.
Day 5 – Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat
After breakfast, take the same trek route from Ghangaria to Govindghat. If you desire, you can tour Auli in the evening.
Day 6 – End of Valley Of Flowers Trekking journey. Drive from Govindghat to Haridwar
Trip ends here
Leave Govindghat early for your return journey home from Haridwar. Take back a mosaic of unbelievable memories with you.
Day 1 – Arrival at Kathgodam, Drive to Lohajung (7-8 Hrs)
After your arrival in Kathgodam, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the guesthouse in Lohajung, which is also the starting point of this trek.
Overnight at Lohajung
Day 2 – Trek from Lohajung to Didna Village
Lohajung Pass, Bedni Ganga River
Today you will begin with the trek to Roopkund Glacier Lake! Take the Lord Curzon trail from Lohajung and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohajung Pass, which eventually leads to a downhill trail to the Bedni River. Cross the bridge over the river and traverse through mixed forests of oak and bamboo to arrive at Didna Village. This is your first base camp on the trek route; overnight stay in tents.
Day 3 – Trek from Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
Steep Trek, Oak & Bamboo Forests, Garhwal Himalayas
After a wholesome breakfast, leave the basecamp and begin with a steep ascend through oak forests and long stands of bamboo. Admire the stunning views of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges as they appear ahead of you. Arrive at one of the finest camping grounds with stunning views on this side of the Himalayas as you enter open alpine grazing meadows of Ali Bugyal; overnight stay in here.
Day 4 – Trek from Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani
Easy Trek, Panoramic Himalayas, Magpie
Today’s trek will be an easier one and will take you to the other side of the ridge; a keen eye can spot a Himalayan Magpie on the way. After a few hours of trekking, arrive at Ghora Lotani, which is yet again the most fascinating of destinations along the Roopkund trek; overnight camping in Ghora Lotani.
Day 5 – Trek from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa
High Altitude Trekking, Barren Campsite, Icy Winds
Following today’s breakfast in the camp, start with the trek for the day. Today, as you proceed forward, you will be gaining height from 12,500-14,500ft. Be prepared for some challenges offered by high altitudes, zigzag passes and icy cold winds. Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you will finally reach Bhagwabasa (4,100m) campsite in a desolate and barren landscape; overnight stay in tents.
Day 6 – Trek from Bhagwabasa – Roopkund Lake – Bedni Bugyal (via Bhagwabasa)
Roopkund Lake, Human Skeletons, Mt. Trishul, Gangotri Ranges
After four days of continuous trekking, today you will be at the most fascinating day of the trek! Starting with an early morning breakfast, today you will be trekking to the mysterious Roopkund Lake. This uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt. Trishul has overwhelmed many travellers with its innumerable stories. From here, trek for another half hour to reach Junar Gali, the highest point on this trail, and trek back to the base camp at Bedni Bugyal via Bhagwabasa. Witness the captivating Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri; overnight stay in Bedni Bugyal.
Day 7 – Trek from Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung (via Wan)
Trekking, Rhododenron forests, alpine meadows
As you start your return trek, bid goodbye to an unforgettable experience as you can capture a glimpse of Mt. Trishul from Bedni Bugyal on a clear day from Kanakdhar, en route Wan. Follow steep descents, gradual climbs through forests packed with blooming rhododendrons. After a steep descent for the Neel Ganga, arrive at Wan. From here, you’ll drive to Lohajung. Spend the night here.
Day 8 – Departure
Lohajung Exploration, Roopkund Trekking Tour Ends Here
Today will be your last day in the Himalayas! Spend the day looking around Lohajung.
Day 1 – Dehradun – Mori (1100m) – Dhaula (1800m) (Drive/195 km) (7 -8 Hours)
Today, you will assemble at Dehradun Railway Station by 700 AM. Hop on to a vehicle and drive to Mori. This is a little picturesque hamlet that rests on the banks of lovely Tons River. Once at Mori, proceed in the vehicle amidst pine woodland by the Tons River to arrive at Netwar. Here, you can pay your respects at Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. It displays a stunning and distinct architecture of the locale. Later on proceed to Dhaula hamlet. Positioned by Rupin Gad, this is where your trekking activity will begin. Retreat for the night in the tents as tomorrow your Rupin pass trek commences.
Day 2 – Dhaula (1800m) – Sewa (2100m) (Trek/3-4 hours)
This day, enjoy the trek amidst rhododendron woodlands and fields. Post some hours of walking, you will arrive at Sewa. After a great day, spend the night in tents.
Day 3 – Sewa (2100m) – Jakha (2700m) (Trek/6-7 Hours)
This day, brace yourself for an engaging route. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Enjoy the way amidst mixed forests and initial sights of snowy ridges of Dhauladhar range. Arrive at Jakha, the final hamlet of the day that is also the highest in the region. Later in the night, retreat to your tents.
Day 4 – Jakha (2700m) – Suruwas Thach (3250m) (Trek/5-6 Hours)
Today, you will be trekking to the dewy and charming meadows at Suruwas Thach. At first, traverse by the river and then climb amidst a jungle stretch to arrive at Rupin Valley’s entrance. At this place, you can enjoy the initial sight of Rupin waterfall. The salubrious environs make the camp area a delightful one. Spend the night in tents.
Day 5 – Suruwas Thach (3250m) – Waterfall Camp (3950m) (trek/6-7 hours)
Today, wallow in the marvels you will come by. First, you will ascend a pictorial meadow. At this place go trigger happy and unwind for a bit. Post this, you will engage in a steep trek amidst likely snow stretches till you arrive at the upper waterfall camping area that can be considered the best across the globe. Spend the night in tents.
Day 6 – Waterfall Camp (3950m) – Rupin Pass (4610m) – Ronti Gad (4000m) (Trek/8-9 Hours)
Begin early this day. Expect some challenges as you would have to ascend snowfields as well as a rocky path to arrive at the pass. Based on the situation, you might have to make use of ropes in some of the stretches. Conducive to snow, the ascend might take you around 4-6 hours.
Once over here, you can enjoy sweeping views of the mighty Himalayas. Witness summits of Kinner Kailash range and those near to Charang La. Unwind for a bit and then begin the descent. Trek for a couple hours and arrive at Ronti Gad pastures. After a long day, retire for the night in tents.
Day 7 – Ronti Gad (4000m) – Sangla (2700m) (Trek/5-6 Hours)
This day, expect a long and strenuous climb downwards to Sangla. The trail though is a rewarding one with some spectacular views. Accompanying you is the vision of Kinner Kailash range along with the hamlets of Sangla valley that dot the region. Later on, you will be greeted by Baspa River that meanders in the valley. When at Sangla, dash off for a piping hot masala tea. After a great day, you will retire for the night in tents.
Day 8 – Sangla – Shimla (Drive/ 6 hours)
Dig into breakfast early today and hop on to the vehicle to be transferred to Shimla. Enjoy the lovely drive. Arrive at Shimla by afternoon and continue to your destination. This marks the end of the Rupin Pass trekking tour.
Day 1 – Drive from Kathgodam to Loharkhet (6 Hours by Road)
Today, following your arrival in Kathgodam, you will be driven to a quaint halmet called Loharkhet. Driving through the scenic route and narrow passes, arrive in the village after 6 hours and get settled in there; rest of the day will be at leisure.
Day 2 – Trek from Loharkhet to Dhakuri
Today will be the first day of your Pindari Glacier trek! An 11km trek from Loharkhet village will take you through lush forests, scenic trails and will finally take you to Dhakuri. Located on the brink atop the dense oak forest, Dhakuri is the gateway to Pindari; overnight stay in a camp amidst meadows surrounded by forests!
Day 3 – Trek from Dhakuri to Khati
This exciting day involves an 8km trek to Khati, a village that has mythological stories attached to it. Today, after breakfast in the camp, start with a walk through dense rhododendron forests and enjoy views of exotic flora and fauna. You will reach Khati, the largest village in this region that is home to extremely hospitable and friendly people; it is believed that this village served as the home to the Pandavas during their exile. Arriving in Khati, spend the rest of the day at leisure with an overnight stay in local village huts or tents.
Day 4 – Trek from Khati to Dwali
A fairly simple trek today will take you from Khati to Dwali. For a significant time of the trek, you will hear the gurgling water from the river, will be crossing log bridges and witness magnificent waterfalls as you make your way. Arriving in Dwali, settle down for an amazing evening with the panoramic views around; overnight stay in Dwali.
Day 5 – Trek from Dwali to Phurkia
Set forth after an early breakfast on a trail that is dominated by snow and ice! Today, you will be crossing frozen river and be escorted all along by snow-filled peaks. Unlike other days, today will be a short trek of 5km that can be easily completed within 3 hours. A beautiful waterfall awaits to welcome you just before Phurkia. Enjoy the scenic landscape before you set camp at Phurkia that is at an altitude of 3,250m.
Day 6 – Trek from Phurkia – Pindari Glacier – Dwali
Get set to experience and witness a landscape that you have only imagined so far! Your trek will begin early at 0700AM and the first part of it will offer you stunning views of the Himalayan range will take you to Zero Point, or the home to the Pindari Glacier. At an elevation of 3,660m above sea level, this is moment you will cherish your entire life! Breath-taking views and a flawless landscape are sure to leave you spell bound! The Pindar Valley adds to the beauty with small green areas that contrast an essentially white setting. After spending some time here, begin your descent to Dwali and enjoy overnight stay in a camp.
Day 7 – Trek from Dwali to Dhakuri
Retrace your journey as you descend from Dhakuri to Dwali! Walk past forests and lakes, cross rivers and enjoy diverse landscapes while you cover a distance of 19km; overnight stay will be in a camp or in a local guest house.
Day 8 – Trek from Dhakuri to Loharkhet
Today you will complete a trek of 11km that will get you to Loharkhet. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure, exploring the village and meeting its locals; overnight stay in camps or a local guest house.
Day 9 – Drive from Loharkhet to Kathgodam (210km by Road)
An early morning drive will take you from Loharkhet to Kathgodam after a blissful and rejuvenating trek! With your arrival in Kathgodam, this amazing Pindari Glacier trek come to an end.
Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Uttarkashi and further on to Sangam Chati (6-7hrs/175km)
Delight in the pleasant drive and en route stop for lunch and short breaks. By early evening, reach Sangam Chatti, a quaint village market place that will be the starting point of your trek. You will be briefed by the trek leader on what to keep in mind regarding the trek.
Day 2 – Trek from Sangam Chatti to Bhebra (2250 M) (3-4 hrs)
Dig into a delectable breakfast and gear up for the thrilling trail ahead. Ramble on initial steep climb that will take you to Agoda settlement and mark the beginning of the Dodital trekking and Darwa Pass. Post that, you will experience a gradual trail to Bhebra that is dotted by some tea shacks and lodges.
Pitch your tent at the winsome campsite above the rivulet. From here on, be prepared for snow.
Overnight will be spent in tents.
Day 3 – Bhebra to Dodital trekking (3310 M) (5-6hrs)
Relish morning breakfast, post which you venture on a trail that goes up steadily from Bhebra through a mix forest high above the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley leading to Dodital.
Just 5 km away at Majhi (3150 m), you will witness a Gujar settlement. Take a break here and dig into packed lunch. From there, you make way through rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest.
At this section, expect a lot of snow that comes along with some challenges and excitement. By late afternoon, arrive at the serene lake. Set camp beside it and take in the beauty that abounds.
Overnight will be spent in tents.
Day 4 – Dodital trek to Darwa Pass (4150 M) and back (6-7hrs)
This day, you have two options in front of you. You can either remain at Dodital and unravel the lakeside areas or go on a hike to Darwa Pass.
In case you decide to go to Darwa Pass, start early to ascend the summit that would require some energy. The initial part of the trek is a delightful one as you make way through meadows dusted with snow and laced with rhododendron trees.
At the last leg you will have trudge on a steep and long trail. The coup to the top is a rewarding with stunning sights. Witness the majestic Himalayas. Go trigger happy and retreat to Dodital.
Once back at the camp, sip on piping hot masala tea and some crispy pakodas. Overnight will be spent in the tents.
Day 5 – Trek from Dodital to Bhebra (2250 M) (4-5hrs)
This day is fairly easy as you trek back to Bhebra that will mostly comprise a downhill trail.
Overnight will be spent in tents
Day 6 – Trek from Bhebra to Sangam Chatti (2-3hrs), drive from Sangam Chatti to Dehradun (175km / 6-7hrs)
Post breakfast, trek for around 2 hours to reach Sangam Chatti. Savour the charming walk through Agoda hamelt. Once you reach, board vehicle to drive down to Dehradun which you will be by around 6:00PM: the Dodital trek and Darwa Pass trip ends here.