Valley of flowers + Hemkund sahib + Ek dham Badrinath
Day 1 : Haridwar / Rishikesh - Joshimath 280 Kms. - 7 to 8 Hrs. travelling
Early morning pick up from haridwar or rishikesh & transfers to Joshimath enroute visit vyas Gufffa there after proceed to joshimath & on arrival at joshimath check in your hotel & overnight stay in joshimath hotel .
Day 2 : JOSHIMATH - GOVINDGHAT 22 KMS/1 HRS - GHANGHARIA 14 KMS TREK/5-6 HRS
Today Set off from Joshimath in the morning to Govind Ghat to start the trek. Basically this is a starting point for the trekking. Track is very well maintained with a number of barriers at the side to prevent falls. There is a gradual ascent along a well maintained pilgrim trail to GHANGHARIA. Upon arrival at Ghangariya check into the hotel. You can have the glimpses of beautiful surroundings in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 : GHANGHARIA – VALLY OF FLOWERS - GHANGRIA 5 KMS TREK ONE SIDE/4-5 HRS
Today we start for the Valley of Flowers trek. You can indulge yourself here in the Valley in exploring, photographing and identifying flowers. From Ghangari its another 05 kms trek to valley nearly 10 kms long and almost 02 kms wide. The valley is ringed with snow-capped mountains and watered by streams rising in the mountains, its accessible from late April, but is grandest from late July to the end of August. Literally hundreds of wild flowers bloom in Tread with caution because your visit should not endanger the things you have come to see. Also carry a little salt. The valley is infested with leeches in the wettest weather when the flowers are there best. After breakfast trek to Valley of flowers 3858 m above see level. The Valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Impatiens, Bistorta, Ligularia, Anaphalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Codonopsis, Dactylorhiza, Cypripedium, Str-awberry, Epilobium, Rhododendrons and numerous others. Most of the flowers have medicinal values too. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley trek back to GHANGHARIA. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 : GHANGHARIA – HEMKUND SAHIB - GHANGRIA 12 KMS TREK ONE SIDE/6-7 HRS
Post breakfast today we start our fully escorted trek to Hemkund - internationally acclaimed, one of the finest high latitude lakes in Uttarakhand Himalayas. It is also a place of worship for Sikhs and Hindus. an uphill trek to reach Hemkund. See the crystal clear lake with astonishing views of surrounding peaks, visit Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and Lakshman Temple on the banks of the lake. Return to Ghangharia in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 : GHANGARIA - GOVIND GHAT 14 KMS TREK /5-6 HRS – BADRINATH 22 Kms. – 1 Hrs. travel
After an early breakfast we trek down to Goving Ghat and proceed to Joshimath by road. The drive from Govindh Ghat to Joshimath is another stunning drive over winding mountain roads with superb views it all adds to the sense of adventure. Upon arrival in Joshimath check into your pre-booked hotel. Afternoon . Overnight at Hotel -Dinner & overnight Stay at Badrinath Hotel. Badrinath – IVth Dham of Uttarakhand's Char Dham Only Original Char Dham as proposed by Adi Guru Shankaracharya Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath. Badrinath Ji Sightseeing: - Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. Brahama Kapal: It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal head. Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers. Vyas Gufa Cave: Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Day 6 : BADRINATH - RISHIKESH / HARIDWAR 320 Kms/ 10 Hrs
After an early breakfast drive to rishikesh & drop at your desire destination with Happy memories.