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Adobe of Gods Trek

 

SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Day 02: Delhi – Haridwar by Train then Drive Haridwar – Rishikesh (24 km)

Day 03 : Drive Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (383 km)

Day 04: Drive Uttarkashi - Gangotri (107 km)

Day 05: Trek Gangotri - Bhojbasa (3/4 hrs)

Day 06: Trek Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan (4 hrs)

Day 07: Trek Tapovan - Chirbasa (5 hrs)

Day 08: Trek Chirbasa - Gangotri then drive to Uttarkashi (4 hrs)

Day 09: Drive Uttarkashi - Gaurikund (299 km)

Day 10: Trek Gaurikund - Kedarnath

Day 11: Drive Kedarnath – Gaurikund - Badrinath (170 km)

Day 12: In Badrinath

Day 13: Drive Badrinath - Srinagar

Day 14 : Drive Srinagar- Rishikesh – Haridwar (130 km)

Day 15: Haridwar – Delhi by Train then board Train to Allahabad

Day 16: Arrive Allahabad then Drive Allahabad - Mirzapur

Day 17: Sail Boat Mirzapur –Bitoli

Day 18: Sail Boat Sindra Island – Chunar Fort Then Drive to Varanasi

Day 19: Varanasi (Banaras)

Day 20: Sightseeing in Varanasi Then Train to Delhi

Day 21: In Delhi / Departure

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Haridwar by Train then Drive Haridwar – Rishikesh (24 km)

Morning: Early Breakfast at the Hotel, transfer to Railway station to board train to Haridwar. Arrive Haridwar then transfer to Rishikesh. Overnight at hotel in Rishikesh.

Day 03 : Drive Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (383 km)

Post breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi, surrounded by the rivers of Varuna and Assi, this sacred fast developing town is the capital of the newly constituted westernmost district of the Uttarakhand sub division along the Indian border. This is a town full of temples and historical monuments. Evening: Dinner at the Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Drive Uttarkashi - Gangotri (107 Kms)

Morning: Early Breakfast at the Hotel and then drive to Gangotri. Afternoon: Lunch at the Hotel. Post Lunch; explore Gangotri with a few ashrams on the left side of the riverbank and the temple to the Goddess Ganga which stands on the right bank. Simple but dignified in the valley of the Gods surrounded by the majesty of the mountains and the beauty of the nature. Countless devotees come here travelling hundreds of miles to pay their homage. Evening: Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Trek Gangotri - Bhojbasa (3/4 hrs)

Morning: Early Breakfast at the Hotel. From here starts the 14 km trek to Bhojvasa. While walking enjoy the magnificent scenic beauty all around. Afternoon: Lunch at the camp. Evening: Dinner at the camp. Overnight in Tents.

Day 06: Trek Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan (4 hrs)

From Gaumukh, source of the Ganges, the scenery is fascinating, with praying pilgrims and half-naked sadhus meditating along the banks of the tumultuous stream that pours out of the glacier. The trail crosses Gangotri moraines before reaching Tapovan and its gorgeous meadows, furrowed with streams and scattered with flowers. From here the panoramic view over Shivling (6540m), Meru (6660m) and the Bhaghirati massifs (above 6500m) is stunning. It is not surprising that saddhus chose this area to meditate in summer time. Overnight stay at camp (3450m)

Tapovan is Sanskrit word originated from the two root words Tapasya - meaning specifically austerity, and more generally spiritual practice, and Vana, meaning forest, or wilderness. Tapovan then translates as forest of spiritual practice, wild place for practicing austerities, etc. In ancient India, any place where someone has engaged in serious spiritual retreat may become known as Tapovan. As well as particular caves and other hermitages where sages and Sadhus have dwelt, there are some places, such as the western bank of the northern Ganges river around Rishikesh that have been so used by hermits that the whole area has become known as Tapovan. The most well-known Tapovan in India currently is the area above the Gangotri Glacier at the source of the Ganges. At the foot of Shivling, a barren area at about 4400m elevation, is a seasonal home to various sadhus living in caves, etc.

Day 07: Trek Tapovan - Chirbasa (5 hrs)

Morning post breakfast, trek down to Chirbasa. Chirbasa is a nice place for camping, covered by thick forest trees. Enjoy the evening in the shadow of several spectacular and stunning peaks. Overnight stay at camp. (3600m)

Day 08: Trek Chirbasa - Gangotri then drive to Uttarkashi (4 hrs)

After breakfast with spectacular view of surrounding landscape, carry on easy and gentle trek down to reach Gangotri from where we drive to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Drive Uttarkashi - Gaurikund (297 kms)

Morning : Breakfast at the Hotel. Later drive to Gaurikund. Lunch on the way. Arrive Gaurikund in the evening. It is situated at an altitude of 1981 meters. It is believed that this is where Parvati meditated for hundreds of years to win Lord Shiva as her consort. Here is an ancient temple dedicated to the Gauri. This houses metallic idols of the couple Shiva and Parvati. There are two water tanks here, one hot water with sulphur traces and one cold spring water, whose water changes colours many a time during the course of the day. Evening: Dinner at the camp Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Drive Gaurikund - Kedarnath

Morning: Breakfast at the Hotel. Continue to Kedarnath where we will visit the Temple. The temple of Kedarnath is visible when you are about 10 km away. Here the ascent is the steepest but it is a thrilling and rare experience. The road sides are lined with alpine flowers of every shade and hue. Afternoon: Lunch at the Camp. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening: Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

Day 11: Drive Kedarnath – Gaurikund - Badrinath (170 km)

Morning: Breakfast at the Hotel. Witness the morning ceremony at the Kedarnath Temple. The temple with its carved exterior, sits in a courtyard protected by Nandi, Shivas mount. Historians say the temple with its Golden pinnacle is 1000 years old. Hundreds of devotees flock the temple every day to worship at the shrine both morning and evening. Morning prayers are called the "Nirwan Darshan" in which one worships the Shiva in its natural form. Later trek back to Gaurikund from where you drive down to Badrinath. Afternoon: Lunch at the camp. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening: Dinner at the Camp. Overnight at the Camp.

Day 12: In Badrinath

Morning: Breakfast at the camp. This most important Char Dham is brightly painted. Badrinath also figures in Buddhism lore. Hindus believe that eons ago, a sage named Narad chastised Vishnu for indulging in earthly pleasures – allowing his consort, Lakshmi , to rub his feet. Vishnu sent away Lakshmi immediately and fled to this valley. Here he meditated in "yogdhyani" posture, which is associated with Buddha, who also happens to be the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. All day along the devotees throng this temple. The main shrine has a mandapa and inner sanctum with a black idol of Vishnu sitting under a gold canopy. Afternoon: Lunch at the Camp. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening: Dinner at the Camp. Overnight at the Camp.

Day 13: Drive Badrinath - Srinagar

Morning: Breakfast at the Camp. Drive down to Srinagar via Joshmith. En-route Lunch. Arrive Srinagar, Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, lays the beautiful city of Srinagar of Pauri Garhwal district of Uttaranchal. This historic town is located on the back of Alakancanda River. Srinagar derives its name from Srin Yantra, an evil and mythical giant rock. It was believed that anyone who set his eyes on the rock would die immediately. It is said that the rock was responsible for thousand lives before the intervention of Adi Shankaracharya (Great sage of Hindu). Srinagar is an important tourist attraction for its natural beauty and several temples. One the important temples of Srinagar Kamleshwar mahadev dedicated to Lord Shiva and Kelkileshwar Mahadev on the bank of Alkananda River. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.

Day 14 : Drive Srinagar- Rishikesh – Haridwar (130 km)

Post breakfast; drive Srinagar to Haridwar via Rishikesh. Hardwar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. "KUMBH MELA" takes place here after every 12 years. Millions of people come here at that time to take a bath in the holy river Ganges at that auspicious time. Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, "footsteps of the Lord") and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.
The River Ganges, after flowing for 253 kilometres (157 mi) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of theGangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Haridwar – Delhi by Train then board Train to Allahabad

Post breakfast explore Haridwar.

Chandi Devi: The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga was constructed in 1929 AD by the King of Kashmir – Suchat Singh. The temple is a 3 km trek from Chandi Ghat. i. It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Sankaracharya in 8thCentury AD.

Bharat Mata Temple: eight stories in which the images of cities, heroes and great men are installed is one of the important temples in Haridwar.

Shanti Kunj: famous ashram for yoga and natural cures.

Maya Devi Temple: is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhishtkatri deity of Haridwar, known as one of the Siddhapeethas.

Har-Ki-Pauri: Har-Ki-Pauri – the sacred Ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari and it is believed that Bhartihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of the holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed the Ghat in his name that later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river Ganga is the most attractive and enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga Arti Ceremony.

Bhimgoda: Legend has it that while the Pandavas were here, Bhim with one blow of his horse's hoof drew water from the rocks at this spot.

Mansa Devi Temple: The temple on the top of Bilwa Parvat is dedicated to the Goddess Mansa Devi. Here, one statue of the Goddess has three mouths and five arms while the other statue has eight arms. A beautiful view of the city can be had from this place.

Day 16: Arrive Allahabad then Drive Allahabad - Mirzapur

Arrive in Allahabad then drive to Mirzapur that is the most auspicious place for a sacred bath. Start sailing down the Ganges to Mirzapur. Campsite across the river beach. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 17: Sail Boat Mirzapur –Bitoli

Morning, post breakfast, start sailing with a visit to the ancient Devi temple. We visit sites of Sita Mari, the site of a huge statue of monkey god Hanuman and temples at Mirzapur. A patch work of charming peaceful villages, paddy fields and ghats unfurl before our eyes. Campsite at Bitoli before Chunar fort. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 18: Sail Boat Sindra Island – Chunar Fort Then Drive to Varanasi

Morning, start Boat sailing to Chunar Fort. Ganga cruising comes to a close, disembark at Chunar Fort and after visiting the fort from here we drive to the sacred shores of Benaras (Varanasi). Arrive to the peaceful Assi ghat to a delightful family-run Heritage Haveli overlooking Ganga. Enjoy the art and antiques. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 19: Varanasi (Banaras)

Early morning at sunrise Ganga Puja at Dasashvamedha Ghat and take a boat ride along the ghats and see the holy sadhus meditating and bathing in the Ganges. After Breakfast, explore the lanes where you can see the sacred golden topped Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Afternoon explore this holy city. Sightseeing to ancient sites may include the Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Great mosque of Aurangzeb, Benares Hindu University and Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum reknowned for some of India's finest paintings and the faded but still charming Ramnagar Fort, home to Varanasi's Maharajas for 400 years. Evening Ganga Puja Ceremony at Dasashvamedha Ghat. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 20: Sightseeing in Varanasi Then Train to Delhi

After breakfast excursion to Sarnath dedicated to Lord Buddha where he gave his first sermon in the Deer park after attaining enlightenment. See the beautiful museum and temple and the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Later transfer to railway station to board a train to Delhi.

Day 21: In Delhi / Departure

Arrive Delhi. Transfer to Hotel for day use. Free to explore Delhi. Late evening transfer to International Airport to board onward flight.

No. of Pax

Cost with A-Category Hotels

  • 02 to 03 Pax

    €1990 per person
  • 04 to 06 Pax

    €1580 per person
  • 07 to 09 Pax

    €1400 per person
  • 10 to 09 Pax

    €1280 per person

One Tour Leader Compliementary on Paying for 10-12 Pax

Rates are valid till December 2017.

Cost Includes :

  • Delhi - Haridwar - Delhi by Train.
  • Delhi - Allahabad and Varanasi - Delhi by Train.
  • Hotel: Neat & Clean in Central Delhi with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Standard Hotel in Rishikesh, Srinagar and Varanasi with Bed & Breakfast.
  • All ground transportation in Delhi by air-conditioned car/coach.
  • All ground transportation in Garhwal, Allahabad and Varanasi by non air-conditioned jeep/ Bus.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Boat Sailling in Ganges.
  • All camping/trekking arrangements such as:-
  • Food (during trekking and camping)
  • Two men tent with mattress
  • Kitchen/mess tent with utensils
  • Cook & Helpers
  • Pack ponies for luggage
  • Camping fee
  • Trekking bag for protection of your personal luggage.

 

Cost Does not Includes :

  • International Flights
  • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi.
  • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Tips, hard & soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Entry fee to monuments in Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost includes”.

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