Duration : 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destinations Covered : Rishikesh - Auli - Joshimath - Badrinath - Dogalbitta - Chopta - Gangotri - Mussoorie - Delhi
Day 1: Delhi - Leopard Beach Tented Camp
From Delhi, take the early morning train to Haridwar and later drive to Leopard Beach Tented Camp. Post-lunch drive to Rishikesh for half day sight seeing. Visit temples, Ashrams, Yoga centres, Ram and Lakshman Jhulas, the largest suspended bridge in India or just Overnight at Leopard Beach Tented Camp. (LD)
Day 2: Rishikesh - Auli
Drive by jeep from Rishikesh to Joshimath (8 hrs) along the Ganga and the Alaknanda rivers. Later take a 3.9 km cable car (the longest in Asia) to the scenic and picturesque Auli Ski Resort catching excellent views of the Garhwal Himalayas including Nanda Devi. Overnight stay at Auli tourist bungalow/Joshimath hotel.
Day 3: Auli - Tapovan
Drive from Auli to Tapovan passing Joshimath where the statue of Narsingh is carved out of a single semi-precious stone. Drive to Reni to see the sulphur springs and return back to Auli. Overnight stay at Auli Tourist Bungalow/Joshimath Hotel.
Day 4: Auli - Joshimath - Badrinath
Drive to Badrinath (2 hours) situated on the banks of Alaknanda and catch a glimpse of the Nar and Narain parvats and the Nilkanth peak (6597 m). In the lap of Narain parvat is the famous Hindu shrine of Badrinath (3110 m) dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Drive back to Auli via Joshimath. Overnight stay at Auli Tourist Bungalow/Joshimath Hotel.
Day 5: Auli - Doggalbitta
Drive from Auli via Joshimath to Dogalbitta (4 hours) at 2347 m. It is a high altitude alpine meadow with great views of the Himalayan ranges. Overnight stay in a camp at Doggalbitta.
Day 6: Dogalbitta - Chopta
Drive from Doggalbitta to Chopta (7km) and then a 3.5 km hike to Tungnath Temple (13,500 ft) set on the crest of a hill at a height of 3680 m. See breathtaking views of Panch Chuli, Nanda Devi and Kedarnath and a panaromic view of the Garhwal Himalayas. Return to Doggalbitta Camp for overnight stay.
Day 7: Doggalbitta - Uttarkashi
Drive from Doggalbitta to Uttarkashi (8 hours) on the banks of the Bhagirathi. A place to view historical monuments, temples, ashrams and dharmshalas. Overnight stay at a guest house in Uttarkshi.
Day 8: Uttarkashi - Gangotri
Early morning embark on the 97 km drive from Uttarkashi to reach Gangotri, the source of Ganga river (4 hours). A scenic drive along the ancient pilgrimage route. Overnight stay in tents near Gangotri.
Day 9: Gangotri
A day for local trekking, sightseeing. In the morning, trek around the area, have a picnic lunch and trek back to Gangotri Camp for overnight stay.
Day 10: Gangotri - Mussoorie
An early morning drive to Mussoorie (1921 m), a hill station. Visit the famous gun hill where one can get panaromic views of snow clad Himalayas. Overnight stay at hotel in Mussorie.
Day 11: Mussoorie - Delhi
A half day for sightseeing, easy walks along the pine scented Happy Valley and the Tibetan township. View the cliff hung Buddhist shrine with ceremonial trumpets and acolytes reciting ancient scriptures. From there, a short drive to Dehradun to board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Transfer from Delhi railway station to hotel.