Region: Himalayan Ranges in India (Uttarakhand). Trek Type: Group Adventure. Trek Begins and Ends at: Haridwar. Trekking Duration: 5 nights / 6 days. Difficulty level of the Trek: Easy / Medium. Total Trekking Distance: 33 Kilometres (approx). Maximum Altitude Gain: 3, 890 meters / 12, 763 feet. Type of Accommodation: Home Stay / Guest House / Tent.
This particular trek is something different than other. You will be able to see Mt Nanda Devi and you have to prepare for standing on India’s highest mountain. The sight is something beautiful and it will make other forests look like something small and tiny. When you climb to the pass you will get to Gharwal Himalayas. All around you will be big mountains such are Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Hati Ghoda, Dronagiri. This is graded as a moderate trek, but if you engage with trekking in winter it will be cold and difficult. So you have to be prepared in every kind of way. The great view of Himalayas will open in front of you as a grand amphitheatre. If you are mountain lover you will enjoy trekking this particular trekking route. At the end, you will come across a bridge that could be frozen so our staff will help you go through it.
Day 01: Haridwar to Joshimath (265 Kms. Drive)
The trek will begin from Joshimath, Chamoli district of Himalayas, which will be a hub for trekkers. You will be able to see several rivers the Pinder, Kaliganga, Nandakini, Birehiganga & Dhauli Ganga give make up the Pancha-Prayag – namely, Devprayag, Karnaprayag, Devprayag, and Rudra Prayag. You will take a drive to Joshimath and when you arrive you will go through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudra Prayag, and Karnaprayag. Of course, you will have breakfast and lunch while traveling and when you arrive at GMVN rest house there you will rest for the night before the real trekking begins. Sleep tight because you will cross through various passes that could be difficult.
After a morning breakfast, you will be driven for 12 km to Dhak village. From this village, the trek will start by deciding 6 km to Chitrakhana. You will be able to see the valley that opens up after you climb over the cliff. The route will enter into dry terrain while you continue to climb to the village of Tug as where you will rest and make a campsite. You will see mountain folks engaging in their everyday activities so that could interest you for a while. You will have lunch and dinner, and after enjoying nature around you, you will rest for a night.
Day 03: Chitrakhana to Tali top
After getting up you will be ready to continue a strenuous 6 Kms trek and you will need four hours to pass it. You will be surrounded by green vegetation and pink and white rhododendron flowers which are perfect for your eyes if you are the poetic soul. After walking for a while you will be able to see mountain Nanda Devi and Doonagiri in distance and this view will give you perfect and great experience. After arriving in an alpine meadow at the top of the Tali Top where the North Face of mountain Nanda Devi lies you will set the camping site and rest for the night.
Day 04: Tali top- Khullar- Kuari pass and back to Tali (15 Kms trek, 7 - 8 hrs).
After a morning breakfast, you will start your trek to Kuari pass. This day will be long so preparing yourself. After one hour that will be easy to trek you will gradually climb to Khullar place. When you start climbing to the top this particular moment will be difficult but in the meantime, you will see vegetation and icy peaks all around you. When you finish climbing across snow patch you will reach the Kuari pass top. When you engage yourself with the beautiful cold wind on the top you will start to descent until you return to Tali Top where you will camp again in order to endure the next day.
Day 05: Tali - Joshimath via Auli (8 Kms, 4 hrs).
When you wake up you will cross the famous meadow (Bugyal) of Gurson and you will get the possibility to view the route that leads to famous Nanda Devi sanctuary close to the Rishi Ganga. After the gradual descent to Auli through the woods and beautiful pastures, the car will be waiting for you at Auli to drive you Joshimath. While traveling in the car you will be able to see the beautiful elegance of nature all around and beautiful sight will make you happy and it will give you the new experience of watching nature at its peak. Our staff will give you information about Adiguru Shankaracharya man who unified India and revitalized Hinduism.
Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar.
After arriving at Joshimath you will rest for the night and early in the morning car will pick you up and return you to Haridwar, back where you started. You will have time to take pictures and watch everything around you. This is a great time for any questions and information you want to know. In this trekking experience, you got to Kuari Top and that will stay for the rest of your life in your imagination. Rhododendrons will wave to you while you are an exhausted return to the beginning, with new and fresh experience
What does it include?
Accommodation (Guest house/ Home stay / Camping).
Meals while on trek (Vegetarian and Eggetarian).
Trek equipments like sleeping bags, mattress, tents, kitchen tent, and toilet tent.
Required trekking permits
First aid medical kits with oxygen cylinder.
Qualified and experienced trek guide, assistance guide and support staff.
What it does not include?
Food during the transit.
Any kind of Insurance.
Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
Anything not specifically mentioned in “What does it include” section.
Items to bring with you
Trekking Bag(60-70 Liters).
UV Protected Sun Glasses.
Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
Good jacket to protect from cold.
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.
Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby wipes.
Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
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.
INR. 9, 800*
*Service Tax will be applicable
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