India
Location
13 days
Duration
7/10
Physicality

After a leisurely breakfast, we proceed for Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh, check in to hotel and then late afternoon visit few popular sightseeing options like Tapovan, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat & various Ashram. In the evening, watch the spectacular Ganga Aarti on the banks of river Ganges.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi
TOUR DURATION 13 days
TOUR ROUTE Delhi-Rishikesh-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Bhojwassa–Gomukh-Tapovan-Nandanvan-Bhojwassa-Gangotri-Uttarkashi-Haridwar-Delhi
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Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar

On arrival in Delhi, you would be met by ILH representatives in the arrival lounge. After a traditional welcome, you are dropped off to the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Delhi.
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Day 02: Rishikesh

After a leisurely breakfast, we proceed for Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh, check in to hotel and then late afternoon visit few popular sightseeing options like Tapovan, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat & various Ashram. In the evening, watch the spectacular Ganga Aarti on the banks of river Ganges.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Rishikesh.
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Day 03: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi

Today, after an early breakfast, we proceed for Uttarkashi (5 – 6 hrs drive). Upon arrival check-in at hotel and the rest of the evening is free to explore the area on your own. In the evening, witness the aarti at the famous Vishwanath Temple.
Overnight stay at hotel in Uttarkashi.
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Day 04: Uttarkashi - Gangotri

Post breakfast, we begin our drive for Gangotri. The route is via Harsil (approx 25 km before Gangotri) and it takes about in 4-5 hrs to cover the 95 kms stretch.
Overnight stay at hotel in Gangotri
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Day 05: Gangotri

Today, after breakfast, the trek commences from Gangotri to Bhojwassa via Chirbasa. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and passes through dense forests. On arrival at Bhojwassa, set up camp near the river. The afternoon is free relax or to explore the area. You can view a glorious sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks.
Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
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Day 06: Bhojwassa – Gomukh

An early start to the day to view the panoramic view the sunrise over the Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast, the trek to Gomukh (the source of the holy river Ganges) begins. Explore Gomukh, which has a lot of mythological importance and then continue with the trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is quite steep.
Tapovan has some beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak. The bubbling streams, wildflowers, green meadows put together create quite a beautiful campsite. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) are a common sight from here on mountain ridges. On the far side of the glacier the Bhagirathi I, II, III (6454mt), provide an equally impressive backdrop.
Dinner and overnight stay in camp at Tapovan.
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Day 07: Tapovan

The day is free to get yourself acclimatized, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora & fauna. You can choose to trek upto Meru Peak Base Camp if you wish to.
For the lucky ones, being at Tapovan on a full moon night is a mesmerizing experience with the valley in full night & giant Shivling peak glowing in the moon light.
Dinner and overnight stay at the camp in Tapovan.
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Day 08: Tapovan - Nandanvan

Today we journey back from Tapovan to Nandanvan via Gomukh glacier.
The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow till down and onto the glacier. From Gomukh turn towards Nandanvan and steering on right one will be on top of the Gangotri glacier. The glacier runs between two ranges and the landslides make a layer of rocky moraine on the ice which makes the walking easier. After a walking for about a kilometer there is a vertical ascent. Big rocks enroute offer grips and footholds – although many of them are deceptive too.
Dinner and overnight stay in a camp at Nandanvan.
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Day 09: Nandanvan - Bhojwassa

View the rising sun as it rises from behind the high peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa.
Dinner and overnight stay at the camp in Bhojwassa.
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Day 10: Bhojwassa - Gangotri

Post breakfast, we trek down to Gangotri. This is the end of theSources of Ganges Trek of Garhwal Himalayas. Post Lunch you drive towards Uttarkashi.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Uttarkashi.
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Day 11: Uttarkashi - Haridwar

We drive back to Haridwar. Check in to the hotel on arrival. In the evening, visit the narrow local markets of Haridwar to shop for religious books or souvenirs. In the evening, watch the enchanting “Aarti” at “Har Ki Pauri” which captives the beholder with hundreds of burning wick lamps floating down the Ganges.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Haridwar.
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Check out in the morning and then drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, if time allows, you can enjoy a short city tour of Delhi before being dropped off to the airport for your onward flight
In case you have a next day morning flight, you can plan to stay overnight in Delhi with next morning transfer to the airport.
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