Tour Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Tour Day 02: New Delhi - Haridwar (205 kms/5-6 hrs).
In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at
Haridwar transfer check into the hotel. In the evening visit "Har Ki peri" for
Aarti ceremony. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Haridwar: Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal. It's
also starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the
Yamuna Rivers. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to
salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to Sage Kapila's curse.
The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva's
locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition
of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for the
salvation of their ancestors.
The holy city of Haridwar is home to some of the most sacred Hindu rituals.
Round the year, devotees from all over the country flock here in their thousands
to perform "Poojas" or prayers. Renowned for the "Maha Kumbh Mela" which appears
Every 12 years and the enchanting "Aarti" at "Har Ki Pauri" which captives the
beholder with hundreds of burning wick lamps floating down the Ganges this town
has been distinguished for centuries in the Indian society.
Tour Day 03: Haridwar - Joshimath (245 kms/8-9 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. On the way visit Dev
prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet. From here the holy river
Ganges started. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check into the hotel. Dinner &
Joshimath: The religious centre, established by Adi Shankaracharya, which he
called Jyotirmath, later came to be known as Joshimath. Among the sites of
interest are the temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh. Apart from its obvious
religious importance, Joshimath is known for its scenic beauty.
Tour Day 04: Joshimath - Govindghat (22 kms/1 hrs) - Ghangaria (14 kms/3-4
After an early breakfast drive to Govindghat. Which is the starting point of the
trek. From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim
trail to Ghangaria. Upon arrival at Ghangria check into hotel. Explore the
surroundings in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Tour Day 05: Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria (5 kms one side/4-5
After breakfast trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m) from Ghangaria. The valley is
an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium,
Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus,
Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina,
Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis,
Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Str- awberry, Epilobium,
Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values
too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati
stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the
beauty of valley trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Tour Day 06: Hemkund-Ghanghria
Valley of Flowers, Uttaranchal
After breakfast trek to Hemkund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a
steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh
recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake
surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized by Hemkund. Late
afternoon trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Tour Day 07: Ghangaria - Govind Ghat - Joshimath
After breakfast trek down to reach Govind Ghat and from here drive to Joshimath.
Upon arrival at Joshimath check into the hotel. Rest of the Tour Day is free to
explore the area. One can also visit Auli in the evening. Dinner and over night
stay at the hotel.
Tour Day 08: Joshimath - Haridwar
Early morning drive to Haridwar with packed breakfast. On the way visit
Rudraprayag where river Mandakini and Alaknanda meet. Lunch enroute. Arrive
Haridwar by evening. Check into the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Tour Day09: Haridwar - Delhi
After an early breakfast visit Har ki peri. After lunch drive to Delhi airport.