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The Garhwal Himalayan Safari Tour


Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Destination Covered : Haridwar,Rishikesh,Chamoli,Uttarkashi,Mussoorie,Dehradun,Auli,Haridwar,Mussoorie,Rishikesh

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Haridwar

After arrival at Haridwar, meeting & transfer to Beach Tented Camp. Arrive camp for lunch. After lunch, camp orientation and then drive to Rishikesh for half day sight seeing tour. Visit temples, Ashrams, Yoga centres, Ram and Lakshman Jhulas, the largest suspension bridge in India before returning to your camp site. Dinner & Overnight at Beach Tented Camps at Shivpuri.

Day 2: Beach Camp - Rishikesh - Auli

Morning after breakfast, start Jeep Safari with drive to Joshimath (8 hrs.) on a mountainous road along the Ganga and later by the Alaknanda rivers. Take a 3.9 km cable car (the longest in Asia) to the scenic and picturesque Auli Ski resort. Excellent views of the Garhwal Himalayas including Nanda Devi (the second highest mountain in India) are available from here. Later on arrival check into Auli Tourist Bunglows. After lunch time at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Tourist Bunglow.

Day 3: Auli - Joshimath - Badrinath

Morning after breakfast your Safari drive takes you to Badrinath (2 hrs) situated on the banks of Alaknanda. Standing like twin centinels over the valley are Nar and Narain Parvat and in the distance one can see the Nilkanth peak (6597 mts.). The famous Hindu Shrine of Badrinath (3110 mts)dedicated to lord Vishnu is in the lap of Narain Parvat with the Nilkanth peak in the background. On arrival check into Skylark Camp Resort . After lunch a short hiking tour takes us to the Village of Mana - the last village of this border town. A further half a km brings us to Bhimpool, where as per local yore river Saraswati originates from within the mountains and where Bhima, of Mahabharata fame, threw a rock as big as a mountain to make a pass, for them to carry on with their final salvation yatra to heaven. A beautiful walk along the river side amongst lush green plateaus. Return to Camp by evening. If time permits one can venture another 5kms uphill to Vasundra Falls. Dinner & overnight in camp.

Day 4: Badrinath - Joshimath - Dogalbitta

Morning after breakfast, after a brief visit to the Badrinath Temple, we move onwards to Dogalbitta. Enroute stop for an early lunch at Joshimath before proceedings to Dogalbitta (4 hrs). Located at 2347m, it is a high altitude alpine meadow with great views of the Himalayan ranges. Balance time at leisure. Dinner & overnight in camps set up at Dogalbitta.

Day 5: Dogalbitta - Chopta - Dogalbitta

Morning after breakfast drive to Leh. Today you will come across first the Lachalung la Pass (5066 mts.) second highest pass on this route. Then you pass through Pang, a small place at the bottom of high gorges, with several tented restaurants. After Pang the road ascends through a series of gorges up to 5 Kms. Thereafter driving through Taglang la pass and Upshi you reach Leh. Check in Hotel Dragon. Overnight.

Day 6: Dogalbitta - Uttarkashi

Today after breakfast we continue with the Jeep Safari and drive for 8 hrs to Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi river and is a small town of historical monuments, temples, ashrams and dharmshalas. Lunch enroute at local restaurant. On arrival check into hotel. Evening you can stroll down to the local market, which though colourful, is dirty & crowded. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi

After an early breakfast, embark on the 97 kms day excursion to Gangotri close to the source of Ganga River (4 hrs). The drive is along the ancient pilgrimage route and is very scenic. This sacred shrine, situated at an altitude of 3200 mt is the source of the river Bhagirathi. It is surrounded by the mountain peaks of Shivalik, Satopanth and Bhagirathi Sisters. The temple located nearby is a recent addition. Legend say that the Pandavas conducted Deva Yagna here to atone for the killings in the Mahabharata war. The widely believed mythological anecdote about Gangotri is that Lord Shiva sat on this rock Shivalinga in the river while taking the brunt of the fall of the Ganga in his lock of hair so that the impact is not much on the earth. On arrival, lunch in a local restrauant. After lunch visit the Gangotri Temple. Return to Uttarkashi for dinner & overnight stay in hotel.

Day 8: Uttarkashi - Mussoorie

Early morning after breakfast, drive for 7 hrs to Mussoorie (1921m), with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a facinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley & Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Arrive by lunch & check into hotel Savoy. Afternoon take an easy stroll along the winding Charles ville road which leads one to the pine scented Happy Valley and the Tibetan township. Visit the cliff hung Buddhist shrine with ceremonial trumpets and acolytes reciting ancient scriptures. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.

Day 9: Mussoorie - Dehradun

Morning after a leisurly breakfast, visit Kempty falls or take a cable car ride. After lunch transfer to Dehradun railway station/ airport to travel for onward destination.


Inclusions

  • Jeep Safari

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