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Tour Code : Garhwal Himalayas#25

Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days

Destination Covered : New Delhi,Rishikesh,Mussoorie,New Delhi

Price (Starting From) : On Request

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Tour Detail

Area/Region-Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 15Nights / 16Days
Max Altitude: 4800 Mts
Best Time: Mid April to June & Sep to Oct
Difficulty: Moderate Trek

This trekking trip for adventurous nature lovers, keen to explore a remote Himalayan valley, has all the classic attractions: ascending gentle trails through luxuriant oak and conifer forest and past traditional Hindu mountain villages to the alpine meadows where mountain peaks soar above Hari-ki-dun (the Valley of Gods). Har-Ki-Dun nestles in the NW corner of Garhwal near the Satluj - Yamuna watershed and remote western hills of Uttarkashi district. The valley is dominated by Swargarohini (6252 mtrs). Though less known than the famed Valley of Flowers in the Indian Himalaya, the Valley of Gods boasts richness in the variety of flora. Situated in the upper catchment basin of the Tons River, Hari-ki-dun is one of the most fascinating and least visited areas of the Garhwal Himalaya. This area harbors almost all the major groups of the high altitude flowers, birds and animals in the Himalayan zone.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

Arrival In New Delhi, Reception Upon At Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi. Transfer To Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Dehradun By Train - Drive Mussoorie 2001 Mtrs

Today After Breakfast An Early Departure To Railway Station To Catch The Shatabdi Train To Dehradun (Capital Of Uttaranchal State). Arrive Dehradun & 34 Km Drive To Mussoorie. Mussoorie Is Situated In Between Sivalik Ranges In The Himalayan Foothills. Which Presents A Spectacular And Snow-Clad Peaks Of Western- Garhwal Himalaya Also Doon Valley Below.
Overnight: Hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 3: Mussoorie: Acclimatization

Free Day In Mussoorie, Visit Mall Road: A Long Promenade, Visit Gun Hill By Rope way To Have A Panoramic View Of Himalayan Massif Of Western Garhwal Regions And Walk Along The Ridge. There Is Also A Tibetan Settlement In Mussoorie With Tibetan Market.

Overnight: Hotel.

Day 4: Mussoorie - Sankari - Taluka (160 km 7/8 hrs drive)

Today We Drive From Mussoorie To Sankari, Which Is Our Starting Point Of Trek. The Route From Mussoorie Goes Down To Yamuna Bridge At Yamuna River And Further To Natwar At Ton Valley. Natwar Which Is An Entrance Of The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. It Is Located In Purola Tehsil Of Uttarkashi District Of Garhwal. Natwar, The Entrance And Starting Point Of The Sanctuary, At A Distance Of 200 Km From Dehradun. This Wildlife Sanctuary Has A Large Number Of Mammal Species: Snow Leopard, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Bharal, Himalayan Thar. The Endangered Birds Are Monal Pheasant, Koklas Pheasant, Western Tragopan, Himalayan Snow Cock, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, Cuckoos, Owls & Bulbuls Etc.

Although There Is A Jeep Road Completed To The Village Of Taluka (Elevation 1900 M.) We Drive To A Point Just Past Sankri And Spend The Late Afternoon Walking The Last 8-10 Km. To Stretch Our Legs After The Drive And To Break In Our Hiking Boots! We Camp Near Taluka Amid The Wild Roses And The Deodar Trees.

Overnight: Tent.

Day 5: Taluka - Osla (2559 mtrs.) Trek 13 km, 4/5 hrs.

Today We Cross The Siyan Gad By Bridge, Further Trail Climbs To Dhatmir Village. Later We Cross The River Towards Right Side Of Ton River. The Route Is Dotted With Tea - Shops And Local Dhabas. Osla Has Very Dense Forests Of Walnut, Chestnut, Willows And Chinars. Enroute Visit The Ghangore Vilalge & Local Temple.

There Are Fairly 42 Well Populated Village In The Area Of Sanctuary, Some Are At Height Of 2900 Mtrs. The People Are Living A Primitive Life And Still In Many Ways Depend Of Forest For Many Of Their Basic Needs. The Villagers Worship The Kauravas And Duryodhana Of Mahabharata Is The Main Deity. The Temples Have Beautiful Wood Carvings.

Overnight: Tent.

Day 6: Osla - Har Ki dun (3506mtrs) trek 14 km, 5/6 hrs.

Today After Osla We Continue Trek To Har Ki Dun. The Trail And Surroundings Is Extremely Picturesque. Which Is 5/6 Hrs Walk. Little Steams Crosses Our Path. As The Trail Climbs Gradually Through Lush Green Terraced Mountain Fields And Spotted With Varied Wild Flowers. Har Ki Dun Has A Back Drop Of Snowy Mountain Peaks. Enroute We Will Have A Wonderful View Towards East Of Ruinsara Gad: Kalanag Peak (6387 Mtrs), (Bandar Punch 6316 Mtrs), Swargarohini (6252 Mtrs), Juandar Glacier Towards North And Dense Forests. It Is One Of The Most Picturesque Spot In The Garhwal Hills. That'S Why It's Called Dev Bhoomi (Valley Of Gods).

Overnight: Tent.

Day 7: Har Ki Dun - Borasu Pass - Har Ki dun 6 km

An Ideal Base For Exploring The Valley. Morning After Breakfast Trek Ascend Gradually Towards Borasu Pass. Which Divides Har Ki Dun With Sangla Valley In Himachal Pradesh. We Wind Our Way High Above The Valley To Pass And Enjoy The Beautiful Surroundings. Later Afternoon We Retrace Down To Campsite.

Overnight: Tent.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 8: Hari-ki-Dun - Dev Sach (14 km, 5/6 hrs)

From Hari-Ki-Dun We Go Back Down The Trail But Then Take The Route To Dev Sach (Elevation 3000M), A Large Meadow Where Local Gujar Shepherds Graze Their Buffalo.

Overnight: Tent.

Day 9: Dev Sach - Ruinsara Lake (12 Km, 5 hrs)

From Dev Sach We Walk Towards To Ruinsara Lake. The Trail Takes Us Through Mixed Forest And Meadows Of Flowers As Well As Some Beautiful Waterfalls. It Is A Delightful Walk Through The Pine, Fir, And Juniper To The Lake, Considered Sacred By The Local Villagers. Surrounded By Rhododendrons And Shadowed By The Impressive Swargarohini Range, It Is A Perfect Picnic Spot.

Overnight: Tent.

Day 10: Ruinsara Lake - Foot of Bali pass (8 km, 4/5 hrs)

Today We Steadly Climb To Foot Or Base Of Bali Pass. A Majestic Trio Of Kalanag, Bander Punch And Swargarohini Peaks Stands In Front Of Base Camp.

Overnight: Tent.

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