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Trekking 2017

Culture, Nature & Adventure Trek

Name of the Trip : "Roopkund – Homkund Trek "

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Number of Days: 0 7

Number of Nights : 0 6

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Fixed Departures - 2017

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Besides its rivers, rivulets and streams, Garhwal is famous for its high altitude lakes, which hold up a mirror to the awesome peaks that surround them. Not one of the most beautiful, but certainly the most fascinating lake in Garhwal Himalayas is "Roopkund", the mystery lake. At an altitude of 4777 meters, this glacial lake is about 50 meters in diameter. It is so named, because of its banks lies the remains of human skeleton of scores of men who perished many centuries ago. Many mythological accounts and stories are heard about the remains, they range from Tibetan traders to refugees to Tughlaks army, who were on a mission to Tibet, under General Zorawar Singh.

Homekund is yet another lake, situated at a distance of 8 kms beyond Roopkund. Homkund is the final destination of Nanda Jat Yatra, commences after every 12 years. Along the route, one can witness the excellent close views of Nanda Ghunti (6309 meters), Trishul (7142 metres), Chaukhamba (7138 meters) and other important peaks.

Apart from lakes and peaks, the trek passes through one of the best 'Bugyals' the alpine meadow of the area, i.e. Bedni have long been related to myths and mysteries. Even today, the local people witness the presence of fairies. According to a popular belief the Vedas were written in sylvan haunts of Bedni. Regularly visited and worshipped temple of Goddess Nanda Devi is situated amidst the meadow.

A 14 Nights 15 days trip which involves trek to one of the high altitude Himalayan lakes and spiritual journey to one of the four most sacred place and source of second most important river of Northern India. Best Time: June to October

Itinerary

Day 00.Arrive  Rishikesh.  Check in to High Bank Peasants Cottage. Evening introduction with trekking guide & camp staff followed  by  welcome dinner. Overnight  High Bank Peasants Cottage.

DAY 01. RISHIKESH / JOSHIMATH   DRIVE 8- 9 HRS. OVERNIGHT HOTEL
Morning after breakfast drive to Joshimath. The entire drive toady is along the Ganga and Alaknanda river. We stop at Devprayag to visit the confluence at the beginning of the Ganges. Arrive Joshimath and transfer to hotel. Evening visit the small hill town. Dinner  and overnight hote.

DAY 02. JOSHIMATH/ AULI/TALI  TREK 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT TENTS .
Morning after breakfast trek to Tali . The entire trek today is Gradual climb through the forest and  in open meadow . One can get the view of - Neelkanth, Kamet, Hathi parbat, Hathighori, Mukut, Dronagiri and Nanda Devi.  Arrive Tali &  camp in meadow. Meals and overnight camp

. DAY 03. TALI /DHAKWANI TREK 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT TENTS.
Morning after breakfast trek to Dhakwani. Today we climb all the way to Kauri Pass. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Greater  Himalayan Peaks and trek down to Dhakwani. Arrive Dhakwani & camp. Dinner and overnight camp.>/ DAY 04. DHAKWANI / PANA  TREK 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT TENTS
Trek in rich forest of OaK , rhododendron with steep climbing and steep  descending till we reach Pana. Dinner & overnight camp.

DAY 05 PANA / SEEMA KHARAK TREK 4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT TENTS
A 2 hour descending  and 2 and ½  hour or 3 hour  steep climbing in the forest of  Deodar  blue pines.  (4-5 hours). Dinner & overnight camp.

DAY 06. SEEMA KHARAK /GHUNI ( RAMANI) 4 -5 HRS. OVERNIGHT TENTS
First  1 and ½ hour climbing  in the forest  there are some small patches  of meadow on the way.  Chechani vinayak (pass) view of Trishuli,  around 2 hour gradual descending in the meadow . Dinner & overnight camp.

DAY 07. GHUNI / SUTOL TREK 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT TENTS
Easy but long walking  In between  5-6 valleys, sutol  last village in the confluence  Nandakini – Roopkini . Dinner & overnight camp.

DAY 08 SUTOL / TALA KAPAR  OVERNIGHT TENTS
1 hour steep climbing 1 hour descending  walking with the  stream  2 hour steep climbing  in the forest  of blue pine , Oak , rhododendron and burch (5-6 hours). Dinner & overnight camp.

DAY 09 TALA  KAPAR /BHOGUBASA OVERNIGHT TENTS
1 and ½ hour  steep climbing  the forest, ½ hour in the rocky path of the medow  1 hour flat walking in medow  along the river roopkini ,  around 2 hour  steep climbing  to Bhagubasa . On the way  view of  Nanda Ghunti  and trishuli, Chaukhamba , Neelkanth . Dinner & overnight camp.

        

Patar Nachawani- Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in moraines hour climbing with same view as last day. (4-5 hours). Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patarnachani. Dinner & overnight camp.

DAY 11 PATAR NACHANI / BEDNI (Aali)- OVERNIGHT TENTS
The best view of Chaukhamba , Neelkanth and Nanda devi , Trishul. Whole trek is in meadow. (3-4 hour). Dinner & overnight camp.

        

DAY 12. BEDNI / WAN OVERNIGHT TENTS
Steep descending 2 and hour and 1 hour climbing in rich forest of rhododendron, Oak camping in small meadow of wan with the view of trishuli (3-4 hours). Dinner & overnight camp.

        


DAY 13. WAN / LOHAJANG PASS/MUNDOLI TREK 4-5 HRS.
Easy walking gradual descending around 3 hour and 1 and hour steep climbing to Lohajang pass whole day in rich forest of conifer rhododendron etc. view of Trishuli from lohajang pass. Arrive and camp . Dinner & overnight camp.

DAY 14. MUNDOLI / ( Shivpuri 15kms up river from Rishikesh ) RISHIKESH DRIVE 9-10 HRS.
Morning after breakfast drive to Shivpuri . Check in to HIGH BANK Himalayan Retreat On the Ganges. Rejuvenate yourself with a complimentary Ayurvedic (Traditional Indian ) Massage. Camp fire BBQ followed by dinner. Overnight at the retreat.

DAY 15 . RISHIKESH / Onward Journey .
Morning after breakfast Trip terminates. On can stay in Rishikesh or drive to Delhi .

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Garhwal  Himalayan Explorations is a pioneer company specialized in trekking, rafting, Yoga Retreats, & Yatra (Pilgrimage) tours in Uttarakhand. Handling maximum number of foreign and domestic tourists coming to Uttarankhand (Garhwal) Himalayas for trekking, rafting, pilgrimage, yoga retreats   & special interest tours. Started in 1989 GHE has its own fleet of brand new cars, jeeps, and mini buses with latest world class rafting & trekking equipment and above all

GHE has its own hotels & best located guest houses camps & Retreats, and do not sublet its clients to other operators.  GHE has

 

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