Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Maggu - Panwali Khanta - Ghuttu - Baghi Chatti - Buda Kedar - Bela Khal - Lata - Uttarkashi - Rishikesh - Delhi
Best Time to Visit : April to June & August to October
Nature of Trek : Moderate Trek
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. Near 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.
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival in Delhi you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI - RISHIKESH (230 KMS, 07 HRS)
After having breakfast in the morning, proceed towards Rishikesh. Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 : RISHIKESH - GAURIKUND (2000M) (230 KMS, 9 HRS)
Today we cover 230 kms to get the place called Gaurikund. Guari kund is an Interesting Himalayan hamlet of narrow, rising streets and open-fronted shops and eating houses doing a brisk,breakfast business. Many of the pilgrims stop for a while and worship in the temple of Guari, one of the names of the consort of Lord Shiva, after whom the hamlet and at the start of the 15 kilometer trekking route, a milling mass of hourses, mules and their grooms awaits riders at a toll barrier. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04: GAURIKUND - KEDARNATH (3600M) 14 KMS TREK
Today after an early breakfast, we trek up to 14kms to reach Kedarnath. This is a steep climb where we will walk with hundreds of pilgrims from all over India. The forest slowly gives way to splendid views of Mount Kedarnath (6940m). Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05: KEDARNATH
Today go for sightseeing tour of 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. Mountainscapes change at every bend :dark and frowing cliffs haunted by soaring eagles; snow peaks rising against the clear Himalayan skies; rang after range blueing into the distance. The nearer view are also heart - stopping :water falls tumble of the hillside,slicking rocks,covering them in rugs of greens herbs;wild verbena with posies of mauve flowers, spangle moss and turf;long-haired goats dot rocky meadows like evocative sets from the sound of the music. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06: KEDARNATH - GAURIKUND(14 KMS DOWN TREK)
After an early breakfast today trek of an about 14 kms carrying packed luch alongwith.Dinner and Overnight at Gaurikund.
DAY 07: GAURIKUND - MAGGU (3050M)
After an early breakfast trek up to 04 kms to reach out Sonprayag it passes through dense forest. Upon arrival in Maggu, overnight stay.
DAY 08: MAGGU - PANWALI KHANTA (3150M) 05 HRS
After an early breakfast and after a short climb, we follow a pleasant trail over a flat area and descend towards the meadows of Panwali Khanta. Overnight stay.
DAY 09: PANWALI KHANTA - GHUTTU (1600M) 06 HRS
After an early breakfast we trek upwards to Khinko La (3500m), then descend through a magnificent tropical forest and rice-fields. Overnight stay.
DAY 10: GHUTTU - BAGHI CHATTI (2600M) 05 HRS
After an early breakfast we continue our way through forest and rice-fields to a ridge trail. From the top, the view towards Mount Garhwal is quite impressive.Overnigh stay.
DAY 11: BAGHI CHATTI - BUDAKEDAR (1530M) 04 HRS
After fininshing with an early breakfast today we trek downwards passing through fields and forests. Upon arrival. Overnight stay.
DAY 12: BUDAKEDAR - BELAK KHAL (2750M) 06 HRS.
After an early breakfast .The trail passes through a succession of tiny villages: Agund, Jhala and Pangrana. Magnificent high-alpine panorama.Overnight stay.
DAY 13: BELAK KHAL - LATA (1700M) IN 3H - UTTARKASHI (3050M) 05 HRS.
After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in to you pre-booked Hotel.
DAY 14: UTTARKASHI - RISHIKESH (155 KMS
After an early morning breakfast we drive back to Rishikesh. Evening free at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 15: RISHIKESH-DELHI (230 KMS , 07 HRS)
Today after breakfast drive back to Delhi.Upon arrival. Departure transfer to the International airport to board flight for onwards journey.