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Land of Gods - Kumaon & Garhwal

The Garhwal is one of the frequently visited areas in the Himalayas. The two river outlets of Ganga and Yamuna provide the main enterance to Garhwal Himalaya, through the towns of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and Mussoorie. The Gangotri area near the source of the Bhagirathi River is the most popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers.  It is the gateway to many famous glaciers and spectacular peaks, apart from being one of the most sacred places in Garhwal.

Two other important areas are Valley of Flowers and Badrinath, near the source of the Alaknanda River source are also much frequented.  The whole of Garhwal Himalaya is pilgrimage place, visited by thousand of travelers (men & women, including young and old age of people), every corner of India. It lies between the Punjab to the West and the Nepal Himalayas to the East. This is one area in the Himalayas, which has something to offer to all the mountaineers, the trekkers, the naturalist and the photographer. As Garhwal houses some of the holiest of Hindu shrines, it attracts millions of pilgrims every year from all over the Indian sub-continent.

The Garhwal Himalaya attracts mountaineers from all over the world, to attempt and scale the mighty peaks in this region. A Garhwal trekking tour in this area, combined with visits to the holy temples of Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Yamunotri, will add spiritual experience of the Himalayas as you watch the stream of people bathing and lining up in front of the temples to have a view of holy shrine, and to wash away, the sins of a lifetime.

Trek I.  Dehradun-Mussoorie Trek - Duration: 05 Days
Dehradun Mussoorie in Indian States of Uttaranchal, like other hill resorts in India, came into existence in the 1820s or thereabouts, when the families of British colonials began making for the hills in order to escape the scorching heat of the plains. Small settlements grew into large stations and were soon vying with each other for the title of "queen of the hills." Mussoorie's name derives from the Mansur shrub (Cororiana nepalensis), common in the Himalayan foothills; but many of the house names derive from the native places of those who first built and lived in them.  Day to Day Itinerary

Trek II. Corbett to Nainital - Duration - 10 Days
The trekking season in Uttaranchal is confined to summer and autumn as the inner areas remain inaccessible through winter and spring. The heavy snowfall experienced in these seasons makes walking almost impossible. A fun-filled, four-day trek could take you to the hills after a sojourn at "Corbett National Park in the foothills."  Day to Day Itinerary

Trek III.  Dodi Tal Trek - Duration: 12 Days
High up in the mountains is the Dodi tal lake- mysterious, alluring, and simply beautiful ! The serene, tranquil surroundings, gurgling streams, crystal clear water, and dense alpine forests make for an ideal retreat. The trek from Dodital to Yamnotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really astounding ! The trek for Dodi Tal commences from Uttarkashi or Kalyani, which can be approached by motor. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields and villages along· a mule track. The trek from Agoda to Dodi Tal is steep and through thick forests.  Day to Day Itinerary

Trek IV.  Gangotri Nandavan Trek - Duration: 21 Days
Celebrated in Hindu mythology and religion, the Garhwal Himalayas are said to be the "Abode of the Gods". The river Ganges takes its source in this remote massif, at the sacred shrine of Gangotri, and rushes down to the plains in a torrential fury. Very few trekkers follow this itinerary which will lead to one of the most important spots of Hindu spirituality, where you will experience a strange atmosphere of religious fervour. From Kedarnath, where hundreds of pilgrims arrive from all regions of India, the path proceeds at first along the sacred Bhagirathi river, then through dense forests and grassy areas as far as Lata. From there it is a 5-hour drive to Gangotri, where the second part of the trek starts. Near Gaumukh, close to the Source of the Ganges, you will experience the strange view of half-naked saddhus in the lotus position, meditating on the bank of the bubbling stream pouring out the glacier. Further up, Tapovan is a grassy area with numerous brooks, surrounded by snowy peaks. It is a round-trip itinerary starting in Kedarnath, along the sacred Baghirathi river, then heading west, through dense forests and grassy areas. The northern part of the itinerary offers magnificent view of several high altitude of lakes.  Day to Day Itinerary

Trek V.  Tons Valley and Har Ki Dun Trek - Duration: 14 Days
Treks in around Tons Valley and Har Ki Dun - Tons Valley is most westerly inlet of Garhwal Himalaya.  The Dhauladhar Range separates it from the Baspa Valley of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh.  Passes over this range are comparatively new trekking experiences for visitors because the whole of kinnaur has been a restricted area until the 1990s.  Har Ki Dun has long been a popular destination, at the upper NE end of the Tons, near the junction of three small glaciated valleys.  Below this point other side valleys offer attractive hiking.  Access is by bus from Mussorie or Dehradun to Netwar (1380m) and Sankri. You will also find here representatives of the Himalaya Trekking Association, which is supposed to be an authorized government agency.  Day to Day Itinerary

Trek VI.  Kauri Pass Trekking - Duration: 09 Days
A straight forward trip offering glorious view f some of the highest mountains of Garhwal Himalaya.  The Kauri pass trek is amongst the best in the Garhwal mountains. The trail takes you through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests. Lord Curzon, once the viceroy of India, traveled this route, hence it is also known as Curzon's Trail.  Ghat, 19km SE of Nand Prayag, is the starting point.  This small town on the main Rishikesh-Joshimath road at the junction of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has tourist and forest rest houses, PWD bunglow and rest house. Best Period : June and September-October.  Day to Day Itinerary

Trek VI.  Nanda Devi Trek - Duration: 14 Days
This classic trek takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.  Situated in the upper watershed of the Alaknanda River in the Garhwal Himalaya, Nanda Devi Sanctuary is a vast glacial basin segmented by a series of parallel ridges emanating from the encircling mountain ramparts.  The sanctuary is a vast amphitheatre some 132 km in circumference encompassing some of the most formidable gorges and covering about 625 sq. km of snow and ice.  The most important ridge is the Rishikot-Devistan ridge which separates the inner sanctuary from the basin.

The sanctuary is encircled by high mountain ranges and is accessible only from NW for a short period. The mountain ranges and is accessible only from NW for a short period.  The mountain rim has such high peaks as Dunagiri 7066m, Changabang 6864m, Kalanka 6931m, Rishi Pahar 6992m, Nanda Devi East 7434m, Nanda Khat 6611m, Trisul 7120m.  Nanda Devi main 7816m is situated on a short ridge projecting from eastern rim at Nanda Devi East.  This amazing feat of endurance and determination was capped when Tilman later returned to conquer the peak itself.

Sadly, the mystic of the area led to an excess of expeditions and ecological damage and the Sanctuary was closed in the 1980's. Investigations are currently underway to assess the recovery.  Understandably, the country that surrounds the Sanctuary now has its own attractions for walkers and pilgrims alike. The immediate landscape has been beautifully tamed by centuries of low-key habitation and cultivation but the constant backdrop of the mighty Himalayan peaks makes for a magnificence unrivalled elsewhere in the region.  Day to Day Itinerary

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