Gangotri to Badrinath Trekking 10 Nights 11 Days

Gangotri to Badrinath Trekking 10 Nights 11 Days


Gangotri to Badrinath Trekking Region: Himalayan Ranges in India (Uttarakhand).
Gangotri to Badrinath Trek Type: Group Adventure.
Trek Begins and Ends at: Haridwar / Rishikesh.
Gangotri to Badrinath Trekking Duration: 10 nights / 11 days.
Difficulty level of the Trek: Moderate to tough.
Gangotri to Badrinath Trek Maximum Altitude Gain: 4, 443 meters / 14, 642 feet.
Type of Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House.

A person who loves travelling has never denied on the fact that he/she also fancies a trekking journey. Trekking allows a person to experience the beauty of nature in its raw form. The places you trek through lacks human interference and development, thus they offer you something that no developed city can.

The Gangotri-Badrinath trekking is highly favoured by the travel enthusiasts owing to the destinations it covers. Through the highly religious spots like Haridwar, UIttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Gangotri and few other, one reaches the top of Badrinath and get a chance to amaze at the rich religious practices of the region.

The Gaumukh at the Gangotri Glacier Snout is the source of the highly sacred Ganga River. The journey to Gaumukh is an experience to savor a lifetime and a huge number of Hindu Pilgrims each year visit this auspicious destination to cleanse their soul from within.

The confluences of the number of rivers en route to Badrinath is considered to be sacred, and many pilgrims take a dip in these points as they consider it to be holy. The 11 days itinerary to Badrinath rewards you with views you can cherish for long, enlightens you with the years old Hindu practices and rituals, and delivers you an unmatched trekking experience through the untouched elegance of nature.


Day 1: Haridwar

One of the moist primary pilgrimage spots in the country, Haridwar is highly rich in culture, traditions, and religious practices. The beautiful town of Haridwar rests on the banks of the sacred Ganga River and has lots to offer to the tourists. From widespread temples, ashrams to great culinary dishes, Haridwar witnesses a great number of tourists every year.

The 210 KMs drive from Delhi takes not more than 6 hours and as you reach the sacred city you will have plenty of time to explore the region. The evening ‘Aarti’ offered to the Ma Ganga is a sight to remember. Indulge in the rich culture and heritage of the region and enjoy the first night in Haridwar.

Day 2: Haridwar to Barkot

The next stop on the list is the very pretty and admiring Barkot. The journey takes you through the incredible Mussoorie Hill Station, built back in the 1800s by the British. Barkot is located at a distance of 230 km from Haridwar and takes about 7-8 hours via road.

Start the journey out of Haridwar early and as you cross the Mussoorie Hill Station, the narrow winding roads inject a great amount of adrenaline rush. Follow the trail that descends down to the Yamuna River Valley and along the way you will get to witness the cascading waterfall at Kempty Village. The journey ahead leads you to Barkot, your night stop.

Day 3: Yamunotri and back to Barkot

Today you will be traveling on a trail that comprises of both driving journeys followed by a trek. While you get to witness the grandeur of Yamunotri today, your night stay will be in Barkot only. Start the day early with a drive towards the Hanuman Chatti located at around 30 km away. The trail ahead of another 10 km takes you to Phool Chatti and from there a final 6 km trek leads you to the famous Yamunotri.

In Yamunotri, you get to enjoy a serene visit to the Yamuna Maa Temple. The Yamuna Temple also prepares you for the following visit to the famous Chardham in the coming days. After enjoying your time in Yamunotri, retrace your steps back to Phool Chatti and from there finally to Barkot. Stay the night in Barkot.

Day 4: Barkot to Uttarkashi

Yet another supreme religious spot in the journey, Uttarkashi Town is a highly enjoyable destination. Lined on the banks of the gushing Bhagirathi River, Uttarkashi witnesses a large number of pilgrims from every corner of the country. The town has a number of temples, ashrams, and dharmashalas that you can visit.

Uttarkashi is famous for it’s Wilson Apples and the journey starts out of Barkot on a drive of around 100 km that takes around 6 hours to complete. Along the way, you will cross the picturesque Harshil Valley. The Harshil Valley is one of the most beautiful destinations in the whole journey. As you reach Uttarkashi prepare to spend the night here.

Day 5: Gangotri and back to Uttarkashi

The journey today takes you to the incredibly beautiful Gangotri. Situated along the banks of the Bhagirathi River and complemented with the captivating views of the Cedar and Pine Trees, Gangotri is a religiously rich town that offers picturesque beauty as well.

The 150 km drive today in total takes you to Gangotri and back to Uttarkashi. As you reach Gangotri, you can choose to pay a visit and perform Pooja at the temple there. Enjoy the outstanding views of the region, and the bewildering views of the distant mountains looming in the background is really a sight to enjoy. After your time in Gangotri head back to Uttarkashi to spend the night.

Day 6: Uttarkashi to Rudraprayag

The journey to Rudraprayag is the longest journey of the whole trail, about 240 km from Uttarkashi. The long distance takes as long as 8 hours in total. Rudraprayag offers unmatched beauty of nature and the confluence of the rivers here looks highly enticing.

The journey begins out of Uttarkashi as early as possible. As you proceed on the trail you will get to witness the ruins of the Tehri City, partially submerged under the gushing waters of the Bhagirathi River. The Tehri Dam falls on the way and is a notable spot owing to the features of the dam. The road runs in the Mandakini Valley and as you move forward the Mandakini River unfolds before you. It will be dusk already when you reach the river confluence at Rudraprayag. Enjoy a great night here.

Day 7: Rudraprayag to Kedarnath

It is a really enjoyable journey today that takes you to one of the most amazing destinations, Kedarnath. The journey to Kedarnath is a drive of 72 km in the first half that takes you to Gaurikund and followed by a long 14 km trekking finally leading to Kedarnath. The walk will be difficult enough but once you reach Kedarnath, the rich religiously inclined ambiance of the region will rejuvenate you from inside.

While you are in Kedarnath, you will spend the time visiting the famous Kedarnath Temple and involve in religious ceremonies and rituals in there. The Adi Sankaracharya Samadhi is another place to visit here. Enjoy the night in Kedarnath.

Day 8: Kedarnath to Pipalkoti

It will be a really long journey today as you head out towards Pipalkoti. Start your day with the morning prayers and temple bells of Kedarnath and set out on the journey ahead. The morning here is highly enjoyable.

The first part of the journey traverses back to Gaurikund on the same trail of 14 km that you need to cover on foot. As you reach Gaurikund the next stop in the list is Guptkashi at a distance of 32 km from Gaurikund. Follow the road ahead for another 135 km to finally reach Pipalkoti. The night stop will be in Pipalkoti. Give your body the much-needed rest as the long journey in the following day awaits.

Day 9: Pipalkoti to Badrinath

The famous Badrinath town offers exhilarating views of the twin peaks of Nar and Narayana Range. The twin peaks are overlooked by the presence of the Neelkanth Peak in between. Located on the banks of the Alakananda River, Badrinath has a number of widespread famous spots that you can visit.

At an elevation of 3,415 meters, the Badrinath Temple is the primary destination that you must visit. Along with the compelling views of the tall twin peaks, the rich religious ambiance makes the journey totally satisfying. Badrinath Town is a photographer’s delight and the colorful setting of the place along with the beautiful temple, the busy streets, and the views of the gushing Alakananda River flowing alongside is a sight to cherish. Spend overnight in Badrinath.

Day 10: Badrinath to Rishikesh

The very last day of the journey is towards the hugely popular and famous Rishikesh. Complimented with unmatched and incomparable views of the distant mountains, Rishikesh also has a number of small temples and ashrams that you can visit.

Rishikesh is widely popular among the tourist owing to the highly thrilling adventure sports it offers. Ranging from Bungee Jumping to White Water Rafting on the Ganga River, you will have a number of activities to indulge in. The whole journey was highly enticing and the final day in Rishikesh also satisfies your quench for adventure in a better way. Final night in Rishikesh.

Day 11: Rishikesh to Delhi (Departure)

The amazing trekking journey has finally concluded as today you will be traveling back to the capital city Delhi. An enjoyable 227 km drive through the daunting mountain roads is the best option to choose from. You can also board a train that takes you to Delhi directly.

The journey took you to the most famous religious spots in the country. Traveling through the rural culture and lifestyle has presented you with an experience that is going to last a lifetime. While Uttarakhand has many more options to explore, the Gangotri – Badrinath Trek is one of the most sought after treks in the region.



Accommodation in tents, Hotels and guest houses on twin/three sharing basis
Trek equipments.
Full Vegetarian meals during the trek.
All required permits for the trek
Basic First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
Services of qualified & experienced trek guides and assistant guide,
Transport throughout the trek.


Transport to reach and Haridwar and return from Rishikesh in not included.
Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates, Personal expenses and tips Etc.
Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
Porter’s service to carry your personal luggage*.
Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
* If you need service of a porter then you have to pay Rs.650/- per day provided you book the same with us 15 days before date of commencement and maximum luggage limit is 10 KGs.

Items to bring with you

Items to bring with you
Trekking Bag (60-70 Liters).
UV Protected Sun Glasses.
Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
Trekking Poles.
Crocs Shoes/sandal.
Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
Good jacket to protect from cold.
Wind cheater.
Thermals – Top and Bottom.
Poncho (for rain).
Knee Cap 1 Pair.
1 quick drying towel.
Sun blocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sun blocks.
Toilet Paper.
Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby wipes.
Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
Trekking Socks.
Gaiters for hiking in winter.
Basic First Aid Kit.
2 light weight trekking pants.
3 light weight trekking T-Shirt.
4 pairs trekking socks.
Dry Fruits and Chocolates.

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