Har Ki Dun Trek ( 7 Days)

Har Ki Dun Trek
Har Ki Dun ( Valley of the Gods) Valley is situated below Fateh Parvat and is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas of Gharwal.  The most popular route for trekkers to visit this place is via Govind National Park. The trekkers can see a wide variety of birds, insects, flowers and animals including musk deer, wild goats and many more in addition to numerous glaciers, mountain streams, alpine forests and wide rolling meadows on the way. It’s an easy trek and although some experience of trekking will be helpful, it’s not really required and thus can be attempted by anyone in good health.
DAY 1: Arrival at Sankri
Depending upon starting location, Rishikesh, Dehradun etc. we’ll reach Sankri village (altitude 2000 m) by evening and rest for rest of the day after some local sightseeing. Sankri is around 5 hours drive from Rishikesh and 7 hours from Dehradun. From here we’ll be able to get a bit of close look on high snow covered peaks of Himalayan mountains. We’ll stay in our camp site or a small guesthouse for the night.
DAY 2 : Sankri to Seema via Taluka
The mornings in this region are almost always cold. So after a good breakfast and a  cup of hot chai, we’ll start our trek by walking to Taluka, another small hamlet 12 kms away. It should take around 4 hours and we’ll have our lunch there. After a bit of rest, we’ll resume walking again and reach Seema village (altitude 2700 m)about 14 km away. Trekking on this stretch is very scenic with a number of wild plant species including roses, deodar, chestnut making the surroundings colourful. If covering [...]

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Roop Kund Trek

Roop Kund Trek ( 6 Days)
Roop Kund,  a small remote lake deep in middle of Himalayas wilderness became suddenly famous when bones of a number of  people were discovered there. There are a number of theories about the identity of people who died there and how did it happen. Some people believe that those are the remains of pilgrims who lost their way and were caught up in a freak storm or avalanche. Others believe that the victims were part of General Zoravar Singh of Jammu who were returning after a raid on Tibet. Apart from this mystery, this lake is situated in a very picturesque setting at an altitude of more than 5000 meters in a mountainous feature called Trishul in Garhwal region of Uttrakhand. This trekking route passes through some lush green grasslands, dense forests and countless small mountain streams.  This trek is not too tough but some previous experience of trekking in mountains is required due to amount of walking and altitude. It’s common to encounter snow in some locations during trek. 
DAY 1: Rishikesh to Mundoli
We’ll drive towards Mundoli village while passing through Rudraprayag, Devprayag and a few small towns and villages along the way. The drive takes approximately 8-9 hours and we’ll stop at 2-3 places for rest, breakfast and lunch. We’ll stay in our campsite in Mundoli for the night.
DAY2 : Mundoli to Bedni Bugyal via Wan
In the morning, we’ll drive about 10 km to Wan which is the place from where actual trekking begins. After getting our gear off from car, we’ll take the trail leading to Bedni Bugyal (altitude 3350 m) which is a trek of 11 km and takes around 3-4 [...]

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Chopata, Chandrashila to Deoria Taal Trek ( 4 Days)

Trekking and Camping holiday in Chopta, Chandrashila and Deoria Taal
This trek is a great introduction to people who want to graduate to multi-day trekking and camping trips slowly and gradually from normal sightseeing tours. This trek covers Tungnath, Chandrashila, Chopta and Deoria Taal with treks of varying duration and intensity. But neither of the treks are too difficult and can be enjoyed by travelers in reasonably fit physical condition. The charm of staying in camps under clear night skies of Himalayas of Gharwal is a big attraction of this trekking tour.

Schedule: 
DAY 1: Rishikesh to Chopta by road
Early morning drive from Rishikesh to Chopta campsite in car. The drive takes around 7 hours and we’ll stop once or twice for lunch, tea and stretching legs. After reaching Chopta, we’ll walk around enjoying the sights. We have the option to spend the night in tents or in spare guest room of a small eating joint.
DAY 2: Chopta to Chandrashila via Tungnath Temple
Day two will begin with trek to Chandrashila and we’ll visit Tungnath Temple (altitude 3860 m) on our way. Chandrashila is the name of mountain peak on which Tungnath temple is situated. The peak itself is around 1 km walk from temple, half of which is sharp climb. The trekkers are rewarded by the amazing views of Himalayan mountains with the famous Nanda Devi peak in distance.  The trek is around 4.5 km long and takes about 3 hours normally. We’ll enjoy lunch near the temple while coming back. We’ll reach our camp site in evening and rest.
DAY 3: Chopta to Deoria Taal Trek
We’ll wrap up our camp site and begin the trek to Deaoria Taal, a small [...]

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Bike Tour Of Rishikesh In A Day

Single Day Rishikesh Tour On A Bike
This day tour of Rishikesh is specially created for tourists who love hitting the road on a bike (motorcycle). This bike tour covers four different corners of Rishikesh  and can include a bunch of adventure activities like bungee jumping, rafting or relaxation on Ganga river beach. We can also use a car for transport if guests prefer car over bikes.
Tour Itinerary 
We’ll begin early morning at around 4:00 am on bikes and reach Kunjapuri to enjoy the amazing view of beautiful sunrise over Rishikesh.

After sunrise, we’ll visit Kunjapuri temple (1600 m altitude) andride to Ram Jhula for breakfast in one of iconic restaurants.

After breakfast, it’s time to ride towards Vashishtha cave. It’s a small cave on bank of river Ganga in a peaceful setting and beautiful beach. We can  enjoy the sights and/or meditate there for a while.

Next, we’ll ride to Neer Gadu or Gadu Chatti waterfall and enjoy some time there enjoying the beautiful scenery.

After the waterfalls, we have two choices:

1) A visit to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and back to Rishikesh from there.

2) Adventure activity like bungee jumping, zip lining, or giant swing. Kayaking or rafting maybe possible depending upon time available.
Services Provided

TRANSPORT : In private or shared car with driver, bike or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Not applicable.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to medium.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking,  Bird watching,  Meditation, Hiking,  sightseeing, bike rides;
DURATION: 1 Day
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, 
COST: From INR 2500 onwards ( US $ 41)

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Day treks around Rishikesh

Following are a few treks in and around Rishikesh, Uttrakhand which can be completed in 1 day or less. These are ideal for people who just want to enjoy a short walking excursion in the foothills of Himalayas.
Kunjapuri Sunrise trek
Get up early at around 4:00 am and ride the car or bike to Kunjapuri (26 km).

Reach the sunrise point and enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise over Rishikesh.

After sunrise, it’s time for a walk/trek to Kunjapuri temple at an altitude of 1600 m where we’ll have breakfast.

After breakfast, we walk to Laxman Jhula 13 km from Kunjapuri.  On the way, we’ll come across numerous beautiful sights and attractions like Neer Gadu waterfall, numerous birds, beautiful landscapes etc.

We’ll reach Laxman Jhula to end the trek.
Services Provided

TRANSPORT : In private or shared car with driver, bike or foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Not applicable.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone
ACTIVITIES: Trekking,  Bird watching,  Meditation, Hiking,  sightseeing,
DURATION: 4-5 Hours
MEALS: Breakfast
COST: From INR 700 onwards ( US $ 11)

 

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