Hemund Sahib Badrinath

Duration : 08 Days
Destination : Delhi – Hardwar – Joshimath – Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Valley Of Flowers – Badrinath – Rishikesh – Delhi
Day1 Delhi – Hardwar (230kms/6hr) : Arrival Delhi, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure or explore the local market. Night halt.
Day2 Hardwar to Joshimath (276kms/8hr) : Leave after early breakfast, Drive to Joshimath. Check in Hotel.

Joshimath: Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as “Joshimath”. The name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here.

Day3 Joshimath – Govind Ghat (22kms drive) – Ghangaria : Drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Check in Hotel.
Day4 Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (5.5kms/5hr each side) : This scared Sikh shrine is situated on the shores of the Hemkund lake ( 4320mtrs). It marks the place where Guru Govind Singh, the tenth and last Guru, unified with God after prolonged meditation in his previous birth. The guru’s autobiography which contains a description of the place helped two devout Sikhs, Sant Sohan Singh and Havldar Mohan Singh to rediscover it. According to Hindu mythology, Hemkund or Lokpal as it is also known, is where Lakshman had done his penance. Hemkund is a 15km trek from Govindghat, which is the gateway to the Bhyundar or Lakshman Ganga valley. Govindghat is one of the bus route to Badrinath. The trek from here to Hemkund takes one through forests of pine and rhododendron where wild roses, ferns and alpine flowers bloom. The surging waters of the Lakshman Ganga are also visible. The last 5km of the trek entails a steep climb from Ghangharia, which is a base for visiting Hemkund.
Day5 Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (3kms/3hr each side) : Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria.
Day6 Ghangaria – Badrinath : After 13 Kms trek down from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, drive to Badrinath from Govind Ghat (22 Kms). Check in Hotel at Badrinath. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple.

Badrinath: Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”. Overnight hotel.

Day7 Badrinath – Rishikesh (296kms/9hr) : After breakfast, drive to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hencefirth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Day8 – Delhi (254kms/7hr) : After Breakfast, Visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing. Later drive to Delhi. Drop at Airport for your onward destination.
  • Accommodation on twin Sharing & on EPAI Basis.
  • A/C transfers from Delhi – Hardwar & vice versa.
  • Transportation by Non A/C Indica/Ambassador Car (02 Pax.), Non A/C Qualis (04/ 06 Pax.), Non A/C Tempo Traveler (08/ 10 Pax.), Non A/C 27 Seater Dlx. Push Back Coach from Delhi to Delhi (26 Pax.) with Driver, Toll, Permit & Parking Charges.
  • Meals, table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, land slides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.
  • Ropeway & Entry Charges if any, would be extra.
Note: We provide the best catering team of every cuisine along with our groups on demand at very nominal price.
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