• GHARWAL - RISHIKESH, KUND (CHOPTA VALLEY), AULI & JAYALGARH (NEAR DEVPRAYAG)

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Altitute 3680M
  • Stay Rooms/Tents
  • Difficulty Moderate

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Detail itinenary

Arrive late in the afternoon & relax for the day. Overnight at Rishikesh.

One has following options to do:

Option 1: Local sightseeing & evening Ganga Arti at Pramarth Niketan
In the evening drive to reach Tapovan from where you will start our heritage walk. Walkthrough Laxman Jhula suspension bridge to reach to the other side of the river. From here you will walk through the market of Swarg Ashram towards Parmarth Niketan. Once you reach Parmarth Niketan experience Aarti of Ganga River with diyas. Later walk towards Ram Jhula. On-route you can do shopping of various items like - Rudraksh, gems, religious books, holy water etc. One can have coffee/tea and enjoy local snacks. Cross over Ganga river by walking on another suspension brigde-Ram Jhula it is a short walk to reach the parking-Muni ki Reti. Board vehicle and reach hotel

Post breakfast drive to Kund. This is an engaging drive all along the Ganga & Alaknanda River. En-route you can see holy confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag and Mandakini & Alaknanda rivers at Rudraprayag. You can visit Omkareshwar temple which is winter seat of Lord Kedarnath in the evening for prayers. Overnight at Kund.

This day you have below 3 options & you can select one of it:

Option 1: Water Play At Kakragaad Stream Along With Birding &Visit Kalimath & Guptkashi
Depart from the lodge and drive for 4 Kms to reach Kakdagaad, which will take 10-15 min. From here we will cross-over suspension bridge and get into forest area. This walk is of 1.5 Kms to and fro. This place is famous for different species of birds, plants and its natural beauty. One can enjoy photography as well. After this walk we will proceed to a side stream where we will enjoy stream walk and spend some time. Later drive back to the lodge. Post breakfast or later in the afternoon one can visit the famous temples i.e. Kalimuth and Guptkashi. Overnight at Kund.

Option 2: Trek To Deoriatal ( Trek/3.5-4 Hrs)
Today we drive to Sari village via Ukhimath which is the commencement point of the trek.  From Sari we begin the hike to Deoriatal, a high altitude lake. This beautiful lake has meadows and forest all around it and some big mountains in the backdrop. Spend a couple of hours by this majestic lake, reflecting the Chaukhamba peak in its still waters. You can take pictures and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After having packed lunch by the lake side, we will walk back the same route and descend to Sari Village and further drive to Kund. Overnight stay at Kund.

Option 3: Visit Kedarnath Temple By Helicopter
Early morning, we drive 45 mins to Phata and from there fly to Kedarnath. Visit the temple and its famous surroundings. After your visit to Kedarnath, fly back to Phata. From Phata, drive back to the mountain lodge in Kund for the night. Overnight in the hotel.

Today we will start early and drive to Chopta. From the road head climb up the world famous meadows of Chopta. It will take about a couple of hours to reach Tungnath temple. One has an option of climbing to Chandrashila peak at about 4000m. From the summit you can see big Himalayan peaks (Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and many more) and surrounding valleys in all directions. Relish your pack lunch & start descending to the base at Chopta and from there get onto your vehicles and drive to Auli. Rest for the evening. Overnight at Auli.

Today we will drive to Auli main meadows (10 mins) and from here we will enjoy the thrill of travelling by a chair lift. We will reach the top most level of the chair lift and from here we start our trek towards Gurson top. It’s a superb experience of trekking on the snow covered meadows with great Himalayas just in front of you. We will trek to Gurson top which is a vantage point to view the great Nanda Devi. Spend some time in these serene setting and return to the lodge towards afternoon. On arrival relax and overnight at Auli

Option 1: Visit Badrinath Temple, Mana Village & Vasudhara Fall
After an early breakfast we drive towards Badrinath and Mana. En-route we will see the confluence of Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda and can admire marvelous Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric power project. Enjoy beautiful scenic drive and reach Badrinath. It is famous Vishnu Temple and a very naturally beautiful touristic place. From here we will drive to Mana which is last Indian Village from the border of India and Tibet/China. One can enjoy photography as this location offers great view of Mount Neelkanth and other high peaks, valley & river. Some of the short hikes are also there like Vyasa Cave, Ganesha Cave and Bheem Pul. Enjoy shopping of local produces and woolen items handcrafted by local people. Have cup of tea/coffee and snacks at the Last Tea Shop of India in Mana. Drive back towards Auli by evening and relax. Overnight at Auli.

Option 2: Visit to Lata Village & Tapovan Hot Spring
Post breakfast, drive towards Lata Village, en-route one can enjoy hot water spring bath in Tapovan. Reach Lata & from here we will walk towards Lata village and visit Nanda Devi Temple which is about half an hour walk from road head. This is local deity of the village and is in scenic location. After spending some time we will walk through the village where we get to see villagers in traditional dresses, old houses and get a chance to interact with locals. One can enjoy lunch with the local family. Head back to the road head and drive back towards Auli, on-route we will see Reni Village which is associated with Chipko Movement in 1970’s and is the native place of Gaura Devi. Reach Auli late evening & relax rest of the day. Overnight at Auli.

After an early breakfast, we drive down to our river campsite at Jayalgarh. We will stop at Srinagar, the starting point of rafting. This rafting stretch is an ideal for the first timers & experience too. Along with the rafting, you will also enjoy cliff jumping, body surfing & swimming under the supervision of our guides. The rafting ends at the camp Jayalgarh. Once in the camp, relax the tired muscles by relaxing around a crackling bonfire. Overnight at Jayalgarh.

After a leisurely breakfast, we will depart for your onward. Trip ends here

Option 1: Rafting on the Ganges

TRIP EXTENSION POSSIBILITIES

  • Additional activities at Rishikesh: Bungee Jumping, Reverse Bungee, Flying Fox
  • Accommodation in Rishikesh - We can provide accommodation in a beautiful lodge/deluxe or premium hotels
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
  • Deluxe Camping at Jayalgarh & Beautifully Located Lodge at Rishikesh, Kund & Auli
  • Spectacular Himalayan Panorama From Chopta, Tungnath Temple & Chandrashilla Peak
  • Surreal Sunset on the Himalayan Ranges and Underlying Valleys From Chopta
  • Close Up View of Nanda Devi Peak (7816m) & Other Himalayan Giants From Auli & Gurson Top
  • Great Activities - hiking, Rafting, Kayaking & Other Water Activities
SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Rishikesh
Day 02: Rishikesh - visit Omkareshwar Temple (Winter Seat of Kedarnath) - Kund (Chopta Valley)(1350m) (Drive /6-7 Hrs)
Day 03: Kund: Exploration Day
Option 1: Water Play at Kakragaad Stream Along With Birding & visit Kalimath & Guptkashi
Option 2: Trek to Deoriatal ( Trek/3.5-4 Hrs)
Option 3: Visit Kedarnath Temple by Helicopter
Day 04: Kund (2400m) - Chopta (2800m) - Tungnath (3680m) - Auli (2800m) (Trek/ 4 - 5 Hrs & Drive/ 5 Hrs)
Day 05: Auli (2800m) - Hike Towards Gurson Meadows (Trek/2-3 Hrs)
Day 06: Auli: Exploration Day
Option 1: Visit Badrinath Temple, Mana Village & Vasudhara Fall
Option 2: Lata Village & Tapovan Hot Spring
Day 07: Auli (2800m) - Jayalgarh (550m)(Rafting & Other Water Activities) (Drive 4.5 - 5 Hrs)
Day 08: Departure

Detail itinenary

Arrive late in the afternoon & relax for the day. Overnight at Rishikesh.

One has following options to do:

Option 1: Local sightseeing & evening Ganga Arti at Pramarth Niketan
In the evening drive to reach Tapovan from where you will start our heritage walk. Walkthrough Laxman Jhula suspension bridge to reach to the other side of the river. From here you will walk through the market of Swarg Ashram towards Parmarth Niketan. Once you reach Parmarth Niketan experience Aarti of Ganga River with diyas. Later walk towards Ram Jhula. On-route you can do shopping of various items like - Rudraksh, gems, religious books, holy water etc. One can have coffee/tea and enjoy local snacks. Cross over Ganga river by walking on another suspension brigde-Ram Jhula it is a short walk to reach the parking-Muni ki Reti. Board vehicle and reach hotel

Post breakfast drive to Kund. This is an engaging drive all along the Ganga & Alaknanda River. En-route you can see holy confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag and Mandakini & Alaknanda rivers at Rudraprayag. You can visit Omkareshwar temple which is winter seat of Lord Kedarnath in the evening for prayers. Overnight at Kund.

This day you have below 3 options & you can select one of it:

Option 1: Water Play At Kakragaad Stream Along With Birding &Visit Kalimath & Guptkashi
Depart from the lodge and drive for 4 Kms to reach Kakdagaad, which will take 10-15 min. From here we will cross-over suspension bridge and get into forest area. This walk is of 1.5 Kms to and fro. This place is famous for different species of birds, plants and its natural beauty. One can enjoy photography as well. After this walk we will proceed to a side stream where we will enjoy stream walk and spend some time. Later drive back to the lodge. Post breakfast or later in the afternoon one can visit the famous temples i.e. Kalimuth and Guptkashi. Overnight at Kund.

Option 2: Trek To Deoriatal ( Trek/3.5-4 Hrs)
Today we drive to Sari village via Ukhimath which is the commencement point of the trek.  From Sari we begin the hike to Deoriatal, a high altitude lake. This beautiful lake has meadows and forest all around it and some big mountains in the backdrop. Spend a couple of hours by this majestic lake, reflecting the Chaukhamba peak in its still waters. You can take pictures and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After having packed lunch by the lake side, we will walk back the same route and descend to Sari Village and further drive to Kund. Overnight stay at Kund.

Option 3: Visit Kedarnath Temple By Helicopter
Early morning, we drive 45 mins to Phata and from there fly to Kedarnath. Visit the temple and its famous surroundings. After your visit to Kedarnath, fly back to Phata. From Phata, drive back to the mountain lodge in Kund for the night. Overnight in the hotel.

Today we will start early and drive to Chopta. From the road head climb up the world famous meadows of Chopta. It will take about a couple of hours to reach Tungnath temple. One has an option of climbing to Chandrashila peak at about 4000m. From the summit you can see big Himalayan peaks (Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and many more) and surrounding valleys in all directions. Relish your pack lunch & start descending to the base at Chopta and from there get onto your vehicles and drive to Auli. Rest for the evening. Overnight at Auli.

Today we will drive to Auli main meadows (10 mins) and from here we will enjoy the thrill of travelling by a chair lift. We will reach the top most level of the chair lift and from here we start our trek towards Gurson top. It’s a superb experience of trekking on the snow covered meadows with great Himalayas just in front of you. We will trek to Gurson top which is a vantage point to view the great Nanda Devi. Spend some time in these serene setting and return to the lodge towards afternoon. On arrival relax and overnight at Auli

Option 1: Visit Badrinath Temple, Mana Village & Vasudhara Fall
After an early breakfast we drive towards Badrinath and Mana. En-route we will see the confluence of Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda and can admire marvelous Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric power project. Enjoy beautiful scenic drive and reach Badrinath. It is famous Vishnu Temple and a very naturally beautiful touristic place. From here we will drive to Mana which is last Indian Village from the border of India and Tibet/China. One can enjoy photography as this location offers great view of Mount Neelkanth and other high peaks, valley & river. Some of the short hikes are also there like Vyasa Cave, Ganesha Cave and Bheem Pul. Enjoy shopping of local produces and woolen items handcrafted by local people. Have cup of tea/coffee and snacks at the Last Tea Shop of India in Mana. Drive back towards Auli by evening and relax. Overnight at Auli.

Option 2: Visit to Lata Village & Tapovan Hot Spring
Post breakfast, drive towards Lata Village, en-route one can enjoy hot water spring bath in Tapovan. Reach Lata & from here we will walk towards Lata village and visit Nanda Devi Temple which is about half an hour walk from road head. This is local deity of the village and is in scenic location. After spending some time we will walk through the village where we get to see villagers in traditional dresses, old houses and get a chance to interact with locals. One can enjoy lunch with the local family. Head back to the road head and drive back towards Auli, on-route we will see Reni Village which is associated with Chipko Movement in 1970’s and is the native place of Gaura Devi. Reach Auli late evening & relax rest of the day. Overnight at Auli.

After an early breakfast, we drive down to our river campsite at Jayalgarh. We will stop at Srinagar, the starting point of rafting. This rafting stretch is an ideal for the first timers & experience too. Along with the rafting, you will also enjoy cliff jumping, body surfing & swimming under the supervision of our guides. The rafting ends at the camp Jayalgarh. Once in the camp, relax the tired muscles by relaxing around a crackling bonfire. Overnight at Jayalgarh.

After a leisurely breakfast, we will depart for your onward. Trip ends here

Option 1: Rafting on the Ganges

TRIP EXTENSION POSSIBILITIES

  • Additional activities at Rishikesh: Bungee Jumping, Reverse Bungee, Flying Fox
  • Accommodation in Rishikesh - We can provide accommodation in a beautiful lodge/deluxe or premium hotels
PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation: On the double sharing basis. In the case of odd numbers, that person will share the room on triple sharing
DAYS LOCATION DELUXE PACKAGE PREMIUM PACKAGE
Day 1 Rishikesh    
Day 2  Kund(Chopta Valley)    
Day 3  Kund(Chopta Valley)    
Day 4 Auli    
Day 5 Auli    
Day 6 Auli    
Day 7 Jayalgarh(Near Devprayag)    
  • Meals: We provide simple, hygienic veg meals on all days
  • Day 01: Dinner
  • Day 02: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 03: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 04: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 05: Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 06: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 07: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 08: Breakfast
  • Activities:
  • Trek to Chopta & Tugnath temple
  • Hike towards Gurson meadows (Auli higher slopes)
  • Rafting on river Alaknanda river with a safety kayaker
  • Cliff Jumping, Body Surfing & swimming under the supervision of guides
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate an activity. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding trips.
  • Experienced river guides with safety kayakers
  • Good quality of equipment for Rafting
  • Forest entry charges & permits for Indian guest only
  • Basic first aid for the group
PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • Transport of any nature
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Cable car, chair lift, skiing or any other activities not included above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • GST 12%
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