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Uttarakhand Trek to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib – 05 Nights & 06 Days

Auli - Ghangaria
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Duration

05 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Itinerary

Day 1

Rishikesh – Auli (2450M) (Drive/280 KMS/8-9 HRS)

You will start your drive from Rishikesh and be driven up to Auli/Joshimath. This is a long but interesting drive. You will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda rivers. En route you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh, Dev Prayag & Rudra Prayag. Evening relax at the beautiful lodge set up in an apple orchard. Overnight in Auli

Day 2

Auli (2450M) – Govindghat – Ghangaria (3050M) (Drive/1 HR & Trek /4-5 HRS)

Early morning drive for about an hour or so to reach Govindghat, our starting point for the trek. We start the trek by crossing the river Alaknanda over a bridge at Govindghat and from there walking towards the Bhyundar valley through forest area and a few villages. There are numerous waterfalls and absolutely lush green landscape all around. The gradient of the trail is moderate. The 14 kms trek to reach Ghangria takes about 4-5 hrs, one can also hire a mule or use the helicopter service to reach Ghangria. Overnight in hotel/camp at Ghangharia.

Day 3

Ghangaria (3050M) – Valley Of Flowers (3600M) – Ghangria (3050 M) (Trek /4-5 HRS)

It's a delightful and short ascent to the valley. Gradient is moderate and the landscape extremely soothing to the eye. It will take about a couple of hours to reach the valley. The beauty of this world renowned valley totally lives up to its reputation. There are unending meadows laden with varieties of alpine flowers, network of streams and big mountains all around. At the entrance of the Valley stands the snow-clad peak of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which separates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the right is dense Birch forest on the hillsides. We will spend 3-4 hrs exploring different corners & vantage points of the valley and towards late afternoon head back to the hotel/camp at Ghangria.

Day 4

Option 1: Ghangaria (3050m) – Hemkund Sahib (4329m) – Ghangaria (3050m) Trek/6-7 hrs

Today's climb to Hemkund Sahib is steep at places and will take about 3 - 4 hrs. Hemkund Sahib is a popular Sikh Shrine built next to the beautiful lake. The lake is surrounded by wild flowers with Brahmkamal being the most popular. Pilgrims take a dip in the freezing cold waters of the lake, not an easy task. The hot tea served in the Gurudwara (shrine) is divine to say the least. We will also visit the Laxman mandir next to the Gurudwara. Towards afternoon head back to Ghangria. Overnight in the hotel/camp at Ghangharia.

Option 2: Ghangaria (3050m) – Valley of Flowers (3600m) – Ghangaria (3050 m) Trek/4-5 hrs

You can do a leisurely hike today and spend more time taking pictures and documenting the flower species. Towards afternoon head back to Ghangria. Overnight in the camp at Ghangharia.

Day 5

Ghangaria – Govindghat – Auli (2450M) (Trek /3-4 HRS & Drive/ 1 HR)

Today we trek back to Govindghat and from there drive to Auli.

Day 6

Auli (2450M) – Haridwar (Drive /8-9 HRS)

After breakfast drive down to Haridwar/Rishikesh. Trip ends here.

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Tour's Location

Auli - Ghangaria

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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