Trekking for Khatling Glacier and Mayali Pass To Keadarnath
Region : Garhwal Himalayas
Duration : 12 days
Altitude : Max. 5400m.
Best Season: Mid June -Mid September.
Area Covered :Delhi-Rishikesh-Ghuttu-Reeh-Gangi-Kharsali-Khatling, Cave-Chobia(Excursion)-Masartal-MayaliPass-Vasukital-Kedarnatah-Guarikund-Chanderapuri-Rishikesh-Delhi.
DAY 01. RISHIKESH/GHUTTU DRIVE 6-7 HRS OVERNIGHT: HOTEL / CAMP. Early morning after breakfast drive to Ghuttu. Ghuttu is a small village and the starting point of the Khatling glaciers trek. Evening explore the tiny village and overnight Camp.
DAY 02. Ghuttu / REEH TREK 4-5 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP Today is a steep climb of 10 km till Reeh, the entire trail passes in beginning while through river Devling, later steep climbing through chir pine, rhododendron, and bamboo. We camp near by inside a forest. O/N – Camp.
DAY 03. REEH / GANGI TREK 4-5 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP. Early morning after breakfast we commands our trek with very gradual steep trek through crossing a series of meadows high above the valley. After crossing the top of the ridge, one will enjoy fine view of Panwali Kantha and the region of south of Ghuttu.
DAY 04. GANGI / KHARSOLI TREK 5-6 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP Today the trail passes through descends to the valley floor and Deordi (2450m), the last village in the valley. O/N – Camp.
DAY 05. KHARSOLI / KHATLING CAVE TREK 4-5 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP. The trail follows the river before entering a forest of oak, spruce and silver birch.Near by there is a impressive waterfalls on the opposite side of the valley. We trek through dense forest and reach to a flat and beautiful meadow Tambakund,the trail winds through alpine meadow , juniper and silver birch to the Khatling Cave. O/N – Camp.
DAY 06. KHATLING CAVE / KHATLING GLACIER / CHOBIA TREK 5-6 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP. Today is the most difficult treks till Khatling glacier, the trek commands descends steeply to the riverbank before ascending boulder and scree slopes beside the Bhilan Ganga. The Khatling glacier is associated with the giant hanging glaciers of Ratangian, Jogin and Phating. Explore the area and return back to KHATLING CAVE. O/ N – CAMP.
DAY 07. KHATLING CAVE – MASARTAL TREK 4-5 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP Today the trail follow the ill-defined shepherds trail (steep in places) across boulder fields; be prepared for the occasional rock scramble. The view are magnificent across the upper sections of the Khatling Glacier and towards the high pass -the Auden Col (5400m) – leading to Gangotri. The Jogin peaks are in view, as is Jaonli (6630m).Further trek leads across high alpine pastures and scree slopes to the serene waters of Masar Tal (4590)m, which is waters frozen until at least mid-June. Explore the Lake and O/N -Camp.
DAY 08. MASARTAL – VASUKI TAL – MAYALI PASS TREK 5-6 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP. Today we trek to Mayali Pass (5400m) via Vasuki tal. Vasukital A picturesque lake, 4,135 mts. Above seas level is encircled by lofty mountains and offers a commanding view of the Chaukhamba peaks. O/N – Camp.
DAY 09. VASUKI TAL – KEDARNATH TREK 4-5 HRS OVERNIGHT : CAMP Morning after breakfast our trek commands to Kedarnath. The trail passes through huge dense forest and beautiful meadow. After 4/5 hrs we reach to One of the Hindu Holy pilgrimage center, Kedarnath. The Kedarnath shrine is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. At an altitude of 3,581mt.
DAY 10. KEDARNATH -Gaurikund -Chanderapuri/Ukhimth: It’s a 14 km descend trekking to Gaurikund from Kedarnath. Gaurikund a temple dedicated to Gauri and thermal springs of medicinal value are noteworthy. After this drive for 2-3 hours to Chanderapuri/Ukhimat. Overnight stay In Guest house..
Trekking for Nanda Devi Sanctuary: Towards Nanda Devi Sanctuary :
Highest point :4245m.
Duration : 11days.
Best Season : May- Mid November.
Area Covered :Delhi-Rishikesh-Joshimath-Lata-Betula-LataKharak-Dharansi- Debrugaira-Satkula-Hitoli-Tolma Village-Suraithota-Joshimath-Rishikesh-Delhi. The highest point of this trek Dharansi pass is more then 4000 meters(4250 meters). Trek is very steep from the beginning so these trekkers required in good physical and medical conditions and with good trekking equipments like good sleeping bag, good warm clothes and good trekking shoes. Please tell them trek is not open completely this trek is opened only half way of Nanda devi base camp until to point Debrugeta, Please find the Itinerary for possible trek until now opened by Forest department and recommended by us:
Day 1: Delhi- Rishikesh: Drive for 7-8 hrs either by train to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh for ne hour. After arrival in Rishikesh check in Hotel and get to staff of Garhwal Himalayan Expedition local unit in Rishikesh in Hotel or train station in Haridwar. Discuss for trek and evening sight seeing in Rishikesh as visiting to evening ceremony.
Day 2: Rishikesh- Joshimath: After breakfast drive for 8-10 hrs to Joshimath(250km) the base for Trek to Nanda devi Base and many different treks like Kuari pass, Valley of flowers and many more treks in this surroundings. The most important significance of this town situated on the altitude of 1870 meters, this is winter seat for Badrinath and In the beginning of 9th century when Swami Shankaracharya was in the Himalayas for pilgrimage, he has meditatin and got enlightenment to this particular place before establishing to Badrinath as four pilgrimage centers in India to promote Hinduism. On the way visiting to different holy confluences Devprayag, Ruderprayag etc. Hot lunch enroute and overnight stay in Hotel in Joshimath. Dinner will be provided by trekking staff.
Day 3 : Joshimath- Lata Village( Base of trek): After breakfast with packed lunch drive to forest department office to get permission and after getting permission drive for 25 km( 2-3 hrs) with comfortably and photography for exiting peak and lovely Goddess Mountain Nanda devi(7817 meters), the second highest Himalayan peak in India and highest in Garhwal Himalayas. This village is situated on the bank Dhauli River and this village is for Garhwal Himalayan tribes with very hospitable nature and rich for tribal culture. Overnight in tents near to Lata Village(2000 metres).
Day 4 : Lata Village-Betla(2800 mtrs): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking steeply for 4-5 hrs to Belta, this place is situated in the surrounding of high altitude pine. On the trek passing through to Lata village and nice to talk and share with local people and it’s very nice to see the temple for Goddess Nanda at the village. Overnight stay in tents near the stream.
Day 5 : Betla- Lata Kharak(3689mtr): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking steeply for 4-5 hrs to camping place which is situated above to tree line and plateu. There is nice Himalayan panorama from this place many Himalayan peaks can be see towards to Nanda Devi like Ronthi, Nanda Gunti, Bethartoli, Dronagiri etc. Overnight in tents/ forest Department log huts.
Day 6 : Lata Kharak-Jhandi Dhar-Satkula-Dharansi Pass(4250 mtr): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 6-7 hrs(14km) steeply to Jhandidhar and further up to Bagfyana pass and from here the trail passes through a narrow gorge of Satkula with steep ascents and descents and finally one arrives at the meadow of Dharansi pass the place for overnight camping near the water resource. From Jhandi dhar we can see the panorama for beautiful peak Nanda Devi.
Day 7 : Dharansi Pass-Dibrugheta(3500 mtr )-Dharansi pass: After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 6-7 hrs down to Debrugheta. Like the inner sanctuary, the outer sanctuary is also divided by the prominent Mrigthuni Bhethartoli ridge, between Dharansi pass and Debrugheta. Both these ridges from magnificient cliffs terminating in to the Rishi gorge. In the beginning the trail from Dharansi pass to Rani kholi and up to Donidhar is a gradual descent and then from Donidhar to Dibrugheta is steep descent of 750 mtr till one cross the improvised bridge over the stream. Afternoon return trek to Dharansi pass and overnight in tents for night stay.
Day 8 : Dharansi pass-Satkula-Jhandidhar-Hitoli Campsite(3200 mtr approx): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 5-6 hrs back to Jhandi Dhar of about 7.5 KM and then further steep descent to 4.5 Km through the rich forest of Rhododendron, Birch and Ragafur. Overnight in tents for night stay.
Day 9 : Hitoli-Tolma village-Suraithota(2161 mtr): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 3-4 hours trek down to Tolma village for tribal people through the rich forest of high altitude pine Thuner, blue pine and deodar and after this village 3 Km down to road head Suraithota. After arrive to road head drive for 30 kms to Joshimath. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 10: Joshimath- Rishikesh: After break fast drive for 250 Km to Rishikesh. Hot lunch enroute and services of meals are concluded after arrival in Rishikesh.
Day 11 : Rishikesh- Delhi: Transfer to Delhi by road either by train.
Malla/Lata-Kedarnath Trek, ‘A traditional trek’
Highest point 3963 m.
Duration : 15-17days.
Best Season :May-Mid November.
Area Covered : Delhi-Rishikesh-Uttarkashi-Malla/Lata-Belakh-Buadakedar-Bhairochatti-Ghuttu-Panwalikantha-Maggu-Triyuginarayan-Kedarnath-Guptkashi-Rishikesh-Delhi.
Day 1 :Rishikesh-Triyuginrayan: Drive for 9-10 hours to reach starting point of trekking. To this particular place there is temple of Vishnu. Overnight stay at guest house for bsed accommodation/Camping.
Day 2 : Triyuginarayan-Maggu chatti: after breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 5-6 hours in the surrounding of high altitude pine, oak and rhododendron. Overnight in tents.
Day 3 : Magguchatti-Panwalikantha: after breakfast trekking for 6-7 hrs, steeply in the beginning and after arriving on the ridge with magnificent view of Himalayas. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4 : Panwalikantha-Guttu: After breakfast trekking down for 6-7 hrs to Guttu, situated on the bank of Bhilangana river which is the base of Khatling glacier. Overnight stay in nice guest house of Uttaranchal tourism.
Day 5 : Ghuttu-Baironchatti: after breakfast trekking for 6-7 hours to Bhairon chatti but before this there is nice and wide view of Himalayan range. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 6 : Bhairon chatti-Budakedar: after breakfast trekking down for 6-7 hrs to the small village situated in the valley. Overnight in tents.
Day 7 : Budakedar-Pangrana(2203 mtr): after breakfast trekking for 5-6 hrs passing through the dense forest at the small plain nearby local people gujjarhut. Overnight in tents.
Day8 : Pangrana-Belakhkhal-Chunn: After breakfast trekking for 5-6 hours in the beginning trekking steeply and after the view of some Himalayan peaks trekking down to camping area in dense forest of Oak. Overnight in tents.
Day 9 : Chunn-Lata-Gangotri: After breakfast trekking for 2-3 hours to road head at Lata and then drive for approximately 4 hours to Gsngotri. Overnight in Guest house.
Day 10 : Gangotri-Bhojwasa(3800): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 6-7 hours gradually to Bhojwasa. This is base of Gaumukh glacier and last habitation on the way to Holy resource of Ganges. On the way there is chance to see some Himalayan fauna like Blue sheep in the Gangotri National Park. Overnight in tents.
Day 11 : Bhojwasa- Tapovan(4350): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 4-5 hrs passing through the holy resource of Ganges and trail passes through the Gangotri glacier and last part is steeper after crossing the glacier and then we arrive to Tapovan meadow for breathtaking view of Shivling(6543), Meru(6660) peak, and facing to Bhagirathi Group(6800,6500,6400). Overnight stay in tents.
Day 12 : Tapovan-Nandanvan(4450): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 4-5 hrs crossing the Gangotri glacier and walking over the this glacier over the slippery ice and boulders. After crossing the glacier the trek is little steeper and upon arrival on the Nandanvan meadow the breathtaking view of Kharchkund(6700), Kedardome(6840), Kedarnath(6940), Bharatkantha(6200), Shivling(6543), Meru(6660) peak, and overhead to Bhagirathi Group(6800,6500,6400). Overnight stay in tents.
Day 13 : Nandanvan-Cheervasa(3600): After Breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 6-7 hours passing through the glacier and crossing to crevasses in glacier and passing through the moraines along the Gangotri glacier. Overnight in tents at Cheervasa on the bank of Bhagirathi river, camping place is surrounded by high altitude blue pine and Birch forest. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 14 : Cheervasa-Gangotri-Uttarkashi(1140): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 4-5 hours to Gangotri and after arrival to at road headGangotri and then drive for 4-5 hours to Uttarkashi. Overnight in Hotel/Guest house.
Day 15 : Uttarkashi-Rishikesh: After breakfast a small visit in the surroundings in Utarkashi and then drive for 4-5 hours to Rishikesh.
Trekking for Highest Pass In Uttaranchal Himalayas(Kalindi Pass)
Region : Garhwal Himalayas
Duration : 18 days
Altitude : Max 5960m.
Best Season : Mid June -Mid September.
Area Covered : Delhi-Rishikesh-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Bhaojwasa- Tapovan-Nandanvan-Basukital-Kharapathar-Sweta Glacier- Kalindi Base-Kalindi pass-Rajparao-Arwa Tal-Ghastoli-Badrinath-Rishiksh-Delhi. This trek is for the more adventurous; and for those with some fundamental knowledge of mountaineering. It is an extension of the Nandanvan Trek, eastward to Ghastoli and then to Badrinath via Kalindikal pass (5967m). The trek takes you from Nandanvan to Vasukital after due acclimatization. From Vasukital to Mana, the trek falls in the ‘inner line’. The trek starts from Gangotri and takes you through Nandavan, the base of the Bhagirathi peaks, a place that offers an unparalled view of the Shivling peak. The trail moves on to Vasukital (4900 M). With towering peaks all around the lake, its surface shimmers like a pearl and is the source of the Vasuki Ganga that drains into the Mandakini. We proceed to cross the Kalindikhal pass (5968 M), a tough climb from where you feel that there is little else left to be see. It is as if you are a part of this majestic setting of snow peaks. The trail then descends to Arwatal and to Mana the last village on the Chinese frontier. The trek fittingly ends at Badrinath with a visit to the holy temple.
ITINERARY (Kalindikhal Trek)
Altitude : 5960 m
Grade : Tough
Time : July – August
Duration : 19 days
Average Walking time : 5-6 hours per day
Day 1 : (New Delhi, India): On arrival you will be met by our representative and transfered to your Hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Evening free. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2 : (New Delhi -Rishikesh): Early morning transfer to railway station to board superfast express train to Haridwar and then transfer to Rishikesh by surface. Check in the hotel and in the afternoon short visit for holy sights of Rishikesh and witness to evening ceremony on the bank of holy Ganges. Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Day 3 : (Rishikesh to Uttarkashi): Morning after leisurly breakfast, drive for 4-5 hours150 km to Uttarkashi. On the way passing through the largest Hydro-electric project and artificial lake at Tehri. This is nice to see beautiful landscapes on the way to Uttarkashi. After arrive in Uttarkashi check in the hotel and in the afternoon visiting to Institute of mountaineering and temple of SHIVA . Uttarkashi is the place for getting permission for Kalaindi khal trek. Dinner & Overnight in Hotel.
Day4: Uttarkashi / Gangotri(3.048mts): A drive of 5 hours on a very narrow mountain road to cover the short distance of 100 km’s. We follow the course of the Ganges, which is now a torrential rive of rapids and waterfalls; the road winds up the valleys, past the sulphur springs at Gangorani to climb very steeply up a series of hairpin bends to the valley of Sukki. After Uttarkashi Bhagirathi valley is very beautiful and scenic. Overnight stay in guest house.
Day5: Gangotri: A day of relaxation to explore the village and its surroundings. Gangotri is an important place of pilgrimage for the Hindus as it is believed that Lord Shiva descended to earth here and bathed in the waters at the base of the Gangotri falls. Thousands of years before Ganges was appeared to this place from Gangotri Glacier but now resource is 18 kms moved due to global change. Evening it’s nice to take a part in light ceremony at the temple. Temple was constructed by Nepali general Amar Singh Thapa in the beginning of 19th Century AD.Overnight in the tourist bungalow.
Day6: Gangotri- Bhaojbasa(3792 m): The road ends at Gangotri and our trek begins.The trek to Bhojwasa is an gradual trekking for 6-7 hours. The wide trail initial passes through a dense forest before emerging into a wide open valley. We then continue on to a small isolated forest at Chirbasa(the abode of the pines).We camp here for the night between the Bhagirathi mountain range peaks. This is ideal place for doing Yoga and meditation. Bhojwasa is last habitation on the way to holy glacial resource. Overnight in tents. Trek time: 5 hours, 09 kms
Day7: Bhojwasa-Tapoavan (4350 mts): We continue along the grassy hillsides beside meadows studded with wild flowers into the wide valley adjacent to mount Shivling (6.540mts).The three peaks of the Bhagirathi mountain range now tower above us. We camp on the wide sandy beach at Gaumukh on the banks of the Ganges a few hundred meters from where the river flows out of the side of the Gangotri glacier. This is nice experience for these people who are first time in the Himalayas crossing the glacier and walking over the boulders. After crossing the glacier there is steep climbing for 45 minutes to reach at Tapovan meadow. Trek time: 5 hours, 09 kms.Very few people travel beyond the Gangotri glacier to the wild and deserted mountains of the high Himalayas.
Day8: DAY FOR EXCURSION AND ACCLIMITIZATION.
Day 9 : (Nandanvan): On day 6 of Kalindikhal Trek, after breakfast . Decend to Nandanvan (4337 M). Traverse along the Gangotri & Chaturangi glaciers. This trek combines the experience of mountain & rock climbing besides boulder hopping and glacier traversing. Break for a quick brunch at the junction of the two glaciers. Overnight in tents.
Day 10 : Basukital(4900 mtr): After breakfast, trekking for 4-5 hours walking over ridge and along to Chaturangi glacier and cross to Bhagirathi glacier Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day11: Kharapathar(5100 m): After breakfast trekking for 4-5 hours along to Chaturangi glacier and crossing on the way Satopanth glacier and nice to see Satopanth peak(7075 m). Overnight in tents.
Day 12 : Sweta Glacier(5300 m): Morning after breakfast, start 10 kms trek to Sweta Glacier with packed lunch. It will take about 5 hrs. Dinner and overnight in camp. Camping on glacier.
Day13: Kalindi Base: After breakfast trekking for 5-6 hours to kalindi base (5650 m), from this camping sight you can see Kalindi khal from very close and the advantage of making camping here in the morning it’s easy to cross steeper pass. Overnight in tents.
Day 14 : Raj parav: Morning after breakfast cross Kalindi pass (5960 mts), then trek down to Rajparav (4910 mts) 12 kms. It will take about 4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 15 : Arwatal:
On day 10 of Kalindikhal Trek, Morning after breakfast, start 13 kms trek to Arwatal (3910 mts) with packed lunch. It will take about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 16 : Ghastoli: Morning after breakfast start 16 kms trek to Ghastoli (3796 mts) with packed lunch. It will take about 7 hrs. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 17 : Badrinath(3133 m): Morning after breakfast start 16 kms trek to Badrinath, situated on the bank of Alaknanda, standing like twin sentinels over the valley are the Nar and Naryana peaks, and in the distance soars the resplendent Neelkanth peak. A 7 hrs walk brings you to Mana Village, the last village before the border, where you break for lunch. Later a 2 kms walk brings us to town of Badrinath. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit the temple of Badrinath. Return to hotel for Dinner & Overnight.
Day 18 : Rishikesh(335 m): On day 13 of Kalindikhal Trek, drive down 298 kms (7/8 hrs) to reach Rishikesh late afternoon. Lunch enroute in local restrauant. Later on arrival check into hotel. Rishikesh Situated on the right bank of river Ganga and surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges, known from medieval time as celestial abode, is a great pilgrimage centre of India, It has been the abode of saints and sages from where they sojourn before undertaking the arduous pilgrimage that lay ahead on the distant Himalayan peaks.This gateway to the kingdom of Gods and pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri is culstered with Ashram, Tourist Rest House and Dharamsalas. The Yoga centres of Rishikesh have enchanced the significance of the place, home and world wide tourist from all over the world visit this place to have lessons in Yoga and Meditation
Day 19 : (Delhi): Morning after breakfast, proceed for half a day city tour, visiting the Ashrams, Laxman Jhoola (ancient rope bridge), temples, before returning to hotel for lunch. After lunch time free till departure transfer to Haridwar Railway Station to connect superfast experess train for Delhi. Later on arrival at 2210 hrs transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.
Trekking to Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib
Highest point 4329 m.
Duration : 7days.
Best Season : Mid June- Mid September.
Area Covered:Rishikesh-Joshimath-Gobindghat-Ghangaria- Valley of Flowers-Hemkund Sahib-Gobind ghat-Badrinath-Joshimath-Rishikesh.
Day 1 : Rishikesh- Joshimath: After breakfast drive for 8-10 hrs to Joshimath(250km) the base for Trek to Nanda devi Base and many different treks like Kuari pass, Valley of flowers and many more treks in this surroundings. The most important significance of this town situated on the altitude of 1870 meters, this is winter seat for Badrinath and In the beginning of 9th century when Swami Shankaracharya was in the Himalayas for pilgrimage, he had done meditation and got enlightenment at this particular place before establishing to Badrinath as four pilgrimage centers in India to promote Hinduism. On the way visiting to different holy confluences Devprayag, Ruderprayag etc. Hot lunch enroute and overnight stay in Hotel in Joshimath. Dinner will be provided by trekking staff.
Day 2 : Joshimath-Gobindghat-Ghangaria(3048m): After breakfast drive for 1-2 hour to starting point of Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib the Gobindghat, from this place trekking for 6-7 hours passing through the Himalayan villages and high altitude floral forest for coniferous, oak and rhododendron. Trek in the beginning is steeper until Pulana village and then gradual to Bridge over Puspavati River then 2 km steeply to Ghangahria. Overnight stay in Tents/guest house.
Day 3 : Ghangaria-Valley of Flowers(3500-3900m): After breakfast with packed lunch full day exploration to Valley of Flowers. Valley of Flowers was discovered by famous mountaineers Frank S. Smith in 1931. In this valley there are bloom during the monsoon time(July and August) approximately 300 species of Wild flowers like Blue poppy, Yellow poppy, geranium, Primula and many others rare species of flowers. After visit back to Ghangharia because it’s not allow to camping in the Valley after 1982. Night stay in camps /Guest house.
Day 4 : Ghangharia-Hemkunt Sahib(4329m): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 6 km steeply up climb to Hemkunt Sahib the glacial lake near to Sikh religion Shrine. The advantage to trekking and visit this area specially for to see plenty Himalayan Lotus and other Hiamalyan species of Flowers in this surroundings. Back to Ghangahria for night stay. Total trekking for 5-6 hours both way.
Day 5 : Ghangaria-Gobindghat-Badrinath(3133m): After breakfast with packed lunch trekking down for -5 hours and then drive for 2 hours to Badrinath the temple of Lord Vishnu. Badrinath, situated on the bank of Alaknanda, standing like twin sentinels over the valley are the Nar and Naryana peaks, and in the distance soars the resplendent Neelkanth peak. A 7 hrs walk brings you to Mana Village, the last village before the border, where you break for lunch. Later a 2 kms walk brings us to town of Badrinath. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit the temple of Badrinath. Return to hotel for Dinner & Overnight.
Day 6 : Badrinath-Joshimath: After exploration an visit to different sites in the surrounding of Badrinath like last Indo- Mongolian village and visiting to resource of Saraswati river, Natural bridge over Saraswati river, Ved Vyas and Ganesh cave. After lunch drive for Joshimath(3-4 hours). Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 7 : Joshimath-Rishikesh: After breakfast drive for 250 km,Lunch enroute in local restrauant. Later on arrival check into hotel. Rishikesh Situated on the right bank of river Ganga and surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges, known from medieval time as celestial abode, is a great pilgrimage centre of India, It has been the abode of saints and sages from where they sojourn before undertaking the arduous pilgrimage that lay ahead on the distant Himalayan peaks.This gateway to the kingdom of Gods and pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri is culstered with Ashram, Tourist Rest House and Dharamsalas. The Yoga centres of Rishikesh have enchanced the significance of the place.