Nepal Adventure Trip

Gangotri Kedarnath Trekking

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Gangotri Kendarnath Trekking India is one of the best Trek for the Religious people and those who loves the Cultural and historical place. There you can enjoy the beautiful pilgrimage, Scare river, Lord of Shiva temple and other beautiful natural beauties. The River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh on the Gangotri glacier. Ganges Temple at Gangotri is one of the holiest destinations for Hindu pilgrims & is blessed with spellbinding scenic beauty. Every year, countless tourists from across the world, visit here in search of peace and tranquility. Our trek takes us to Gaumukh (translates to cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. At Gaumukh, blocks of glacier fall into the river and pilgrims 'cleanse themselves of their sins' in freezing water.

Gangotri to Kedarnath is our ancient rout which we can follow. The Hindu devotees used this pilgrimage trail very regularly during the times when roads didn't exist and people used to visit all the four holy temples on foot. The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 Jyotir lingas of Lord Shiva, The temple, built in the 8th century and dedicated to the goddess Shiva. This is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer.

Trek Features

Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days

Max Altitude: 4450 Mts

Best Time: April to June & Sep to Oct

Difficulty: Moderate Trek

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. O/N stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Haridwar by Train - 25 Km drive Rishikesh
Morning transfer to the railway station to board Shatabdi train to Haridwar. Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages places (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath) in the Garhwal region and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks.

Day 03: Rishikesh / Uttarkashi / Gangotri
From Uttarkashi the roads climb rather quickly and steeply over several hairpin bends and the roaring Bhagirathi river always giving you company. Gangotri (3140 m), with its famous Goddess Ganga Temple is inhabited during the summer months. Overnight: Hotel

Day 4): Gangotri trek Bhojbasa (3800mt.)
An easy walk (13 Km trek). We progress along a picturesque trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unforested valley. It then carries on to a small isolated forest of pine at Chirbases, literally the abode of pines. Overnight: Tent

Day 5): Bhojbasa trek to Gaumukh (3900mt.) - Tapovan (4450mt.)
rom here the panoramic view over Shivling (6540m), Meru (6660m) and the Bhaghirati massifs (above 6500m) is stunning. It is not surprising that saddhus chose this area to meditate in summer time. Overnight: Tent

Day 6): Tapovan Day and Acclimatization
Explore the surrounding areas. Overnight Tent

Day 7): Tapovan trek to Chirbasa
Chirbasa is a nice place for camping, covered by thick forest trees. Enjoy the evening in the shadow of many peaks. Overnight: Tent

Day 8): Chirbasa trek Gangotri
Trek down to Gangotri. Overnight: Tourist Bunglow

Day 9): Gangotri trek to Lata (1700m) - Belak Khal (2750mt.)
The Trek from here to Belak is over a well laid out path passing through thick forests. The path climbs gradually into a side valley with trees of Oak, Pine, Fir and Rhododendrons lining the entire path. Belak is a high Mountain meadow with summer settlements of villagers from the valley who move up with their cattle for grazing. Overnight Camp

Day10): Belak Khal trek to Budhakedar (1530mt.)
In the morning after having our breakfast we will trek to the village of Budhakedar, an important place in Garhwal which houses the old temple of Kedar (Shiva). The people of this village are mostly farmers. Enroute we will passes the tiny villages like Pangrana, Jhala & Agund. Overnight Camp

Day 11): Budhakedar trek to Baghi Chatti (2600mt.)
From here the walk is almost level through a number of villages, which give us an insight into the way of life of these mountain people. Afterwards we will have a steep climb through the forests of Rhododendrons and to the beautiful high meadow of Baghi Chatti. The views of the mountains from this high meadow are breathtaking and on a clear day one can see snowy peaks of the distant Himalayas. Overnight Camp

Day 12): Bhaironchatti - Ghuttu (1600mt.)
Morning transfer to the railway station to board Shatabdi train to Haridwar. Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages places (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath) in the Garhwal region and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. On arrival 25 km drive to Rishikesh. Evening free. Overnight: Hotel.

Day 13): Ghuttu trek to Panwali Khanta (3150m)
From here we will be able to have magnificent panoramic views of the entire Garhwal Himalayas including Gangotri, Kedarnath, Kedardome, Chaukhamba, Trisul, Kamet, Nanda Devi and many other peaks. We climb up to Khinko La (3500m), then descend through a magnificent tropical forest and rice-fields. Overnight Camp

Day 14): Panwali Khanta trek to Maggu (3050mt.) - Triuginarain (1990mt.)
Morning The village houses an ancient temple where the marriage took place and is an important pilgrimage spot for Hindus who visit this temple from all over the country. Even the marriage fire still burns in the temple and it has been so for the last so many centuries. The first half hour of the walk is through a forest of rhododendrons descending gradually. At the end of the ridge the path descends steeply to Maggu Ki Chatti, an abandoned village, which was used by pilgrims in the earlier days. A steep descent through a very thick forest brings you to Triuginarain. Overnight Camp

Day 15): Triuginarain trek to Gaurikund - Kedarnath
The next part of the walk begins through the narrow lanes of Gaurikund and the entire walk of 14 km is dotted with shops and tea stalls which offer respite to the pilgrims who brave out the five hour steep climb to Kedarnath, is a huge temple village and right in the center stands the ancient temple of Kedarnath. Overnight hotel

Day 16): Kedarnath Day and Acclimatization
Day at leisure to explore this ho ly place Overnight: Tourist Rest Hosue

Day 17): Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rudraprayag
From here we drive to Rudraprayag, which is situated at the confluence of the Mandakini and the Alakhnanda River Overnight hotel

Day 18): Rudraprayag Drive to Rishikesh
Drive to Rishikesh. On arrival Rishikesh transfer to the Hotel. Evening free for personal activities. Overnight: Hotel.

Day 19): Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
Afternoon transfer to Haridwar railway station to board Shatabdi train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to the Hotel. Overnight: Hotel

Day 20): Departure transfer
Transfer to airport and fly back home.