from/per person Rs 9,810
  • 7 Days


Description

Trek to the mystical land called Valley of Flowers, World’s highest Gurudwara Hemkund and the last habituated village before Tibet on NH58. Stimulate a new traveler inside you in this backpacking trip.
Travel Itinerary:
3rd September, Sunday (27th Aug for First Batch)
04:00 - Reach Haridwar. You can take 12205 Nanda Devi Express from Delhi to reach here.
05:00 - Catch bus/jeep for Badrinath. Enjoy the beautiful road journey along the river Alaknanda. On the way we will come across holy places like Devprayag, Rudraprayag etc.
18:00 - Reach Badrinath and and enjoy the night in this holy town. We can go for darshan in evening.
4th September, Monday
This is a relaxing/acclimatization day. We will explore Mana village which is the last inhabited village on the road leading to Badrinath. Later drive to Govindghat (one hour) which is the embarking point of the trek. We will see streams flowing through the road and roaring river alongside the road.
5th September, Tuesday
05:30 - Start trekking towards Ghangaria. This is 14 km uphill trek and needs 7-8 hrs to complete. We will do it with ease while enjoying the nearby scenery. Trekking along River Pushpavati for first 9 kms is amazingly beautiful. The last 4 kms are slightly steeper. Some rare species of birds and tailless rats can be seen here.
14:00 - Reach Ghangaria and check-in hotel. Hotels in Ghangaria serve very tasty north indian food.
6th September, Wednesday
07:00 - Start trekking to Sri Hemkund Sahib. The high altitude lake at 13500 ft is a treat for nature lovers. This 6 km trek is quite steep but worth it with sights of flowers like blue poppies, vajradanti and brahmakamal.
17:00 - Come back to Ghangaria and enjoy the rest of evening as per the convenience of group.
7th September, Thursday
06:00 - Early breakfast and then enter and the valley of flowers checkpoint. Your ears are blessed with sounds of chirping birds and rhythmic flowing water with no pollution. We will have packed lunch at the Pushpawati River bed.
14:00 - Start trekking back to Ghangaria
17:00 - Come back to Ghangaria and enjoy the rest of evening as per the convenience of group.
8th September, Friday
08:00 - Start trekking back to Govindghat.
15:00 - Have lunch at Govindghat. Govindghat is a peaceful place to stroll in evening. Also enjoy the tea and prasad at Gurudwara
9th September, Saturday
06:00 - Take the first bus to Haridwar
18:00 - Reach Haridwar before evening. We will do some shopping or time pass in Haridwar till midnight. Those joining at Haridwar end here. You can take 12206 Nanda Devi Express to Delhi at midnight


Inclusions

• Virtually all expenses from Haridwar to Haridwar
• Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and refreshments
• Accommodation expenses
• Travel expenses in bus, jeep etc from Haridwar onwards
• Entry charges at Valley of Flowers
• Trekking Guidance


Exclusions

• Basic fee does not include travel fare till Haridwar
• Alcohol
• Travel Insurance, emergency evacuation or medical charges
• Any personal expenditure


Highlights

Trek to the mystical land called Valley of Flowers, World’s highest Gurudwara Hemkund and the last habituated village before Tibet on NH58. Stimulate a new traveler inside you in this backpacking trip.


Batch 1: 27th August
Batch 2: 3rd September


Additional Information

Things to be carried
Compulsory:
Identity card
Medical and consent form -https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwDsRRLH0uscR1J1VWJ1aHhPV3c/
Jacket or sweater and other warm clothes like muffler, gloves, winter cap etc. Temperature near zero can be expected
Rechargeable Torch       
Sport shoes or trekking shoes
At least two PET water bottles all the time during trip.
Personal medical kit, soap, paste etc. Please don’t expect to get medical stores everywhere.
Carry your luggage in a backpack. You should be able to walk long distances carrying your luggage
Recommended but not compulsory:
Sunscreen, sunglasses, cap etc.
One thick bedsheet or blanket
Juice packets, Fruits, Ready to eat food etc.
Terms & Conditions:-
This is a backpack trip. We will travel only in public transport/shared jeep etc. We will choose place of accommodation based on group’s opinion and the expertise of group leader. 
Expect only simple vegetarian meals (sometimes eggs) in your package.
Drinking and smoking is not allowed in trip for two logical reason. First - we are going to a place which is considered sacred by Hindus and Sikhs and we don’t want to hurt their sentiment. Secondly drinking is not recommended in any trek and smoking can be dangerous due to sudden change in altitude. Please don’t debate further on this issue.
Our daily schedule during trip may differ from our usual daily life schedule with respect to day chores, tea timing, food timing etc. Please don’t complain about these petty issues.
Respect the local people and their culture. We try to learn more from them about the place.
Most of our decision will be based on group’s opinion but the decision of group leader will be final. You are expected to proactively involve in helping the team.
Some tours require your original passport or Government ID (Pancard/Driving Licence/Aadhar Card), tripXOXO will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
tripXOXO reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
No refund for partly utilized services.
Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, tripXOXO will provide alternate options if possible.
Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.


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