Rishikesh Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India! Airport arrival transfer to your hotel and the remains of the day at leisure.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi - Rishikesh

Early in the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel to the New Delhi railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Haridwar. From Haridwar, drive to Rishikesh and check in to your hotel.

Rishikesh dawn

Day 3: Rishikesh

Morning drive to Ghat, the starting point to begin your walk. Enroute see the holiest river confluences of the area namely Deoprayag, Rudraprayag, Karna Prayag & Nandprayag. Arrive at the campsite in the evening where you will be welcome by our Trek staff. Overnight - Ghat Camp

Day 4:

Ghat - Ramni. Trek 6 hrs. Today you will begin walking, and memorable walking it is! The trek is gradual with ascending and descending stretches. The countryside is fascinating - green and dramatic with distant peaks always in view. You will go through enchanting little villages of thatched mud houses, terraces and lush agricultural scenery. Overnight - Ramni Camp

Day 5:

Ramni - Jhenji. Trek 5 hrs. It’s a beautiful walk through the jungle of wild silver oak and rhododendron to the village of Jhenji. En route enjoy the view of snowcapped peaks from Ramni Pass. Overnight - Jhenji camp

Day 6:

Jhenji - Pana. Trek 6 hrs. The countryside is wild with more descending and ascending, to village of Pana and the impressive suspension bridge.

Day 7:

Pana - Dhakwani - breakfast. Trek 6 hrs. Today a long but immensely satisfying climb on up towards Kauripass brings you to Dhakwani. Its height, chilly winds and isolation is very impressive. In the distance you will see peaks of up to 6000mtrs.

Day 8:

Dhakwani - Gorson. Trek 7hrs. Over the Kauri Pass today, with unforgettably beautiful mountain views, considered by some to be among the finest in the world. Here you are on the edge of the great divide between the Lesser and the Greater Himalaya. After the pass, the trek passes through beautiful alpine meadows. You will have spectacular view of mighty Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi (7817mtrs), Kamet (7756mtrs), Dronagiri (7066mtrs) Kedarnath (6940mtrs) Hathi Parbat (6727 mtrs) & Neelkanth (6596mtrs). Overnight - Gorson camp

Day 9:

Enjoy a day of relaxation to recover or to explore. Overnight - Gorson Camp.

Day 10:

Gorson - Auli - Joshimath. Today is the last day of trek. Trek 2 hrs. In the morning relax and enjoy the stunning wide angled view of mighty Himalayan peaks. Then its a downhill walk to the skiing resort of Auli. Here you will board our waiting vehicle and drive down to Joshimath. Overnight - Joshimath

Day 11: - Delhi

Joshimath - Haridwar - Delhi. After breakfast you will drive to Haridwar for the 18:13 train to Delhi, arriving at 22:45. We will transfer you to the hotel.

Yoga in the sunshine

Day 12: Delhi - Mararikulam

We will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Kochi, departing at 11:20 and arriving at 16:00 (via Mumbai)- and onward transfer to Mararikulam.

Days 13-15: Mararikulam

Totally relax and unwind - free days to spend however you desire. Sun yourself on the idyllic tropical beaches, pamper yourself with some Ayurvedic treatments and perhaps take a trip on a rice boat in the nearby backwaters.

Day 16: Mararikulam

We will transfer you to Kochi in time for your departure flight.

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last updated - 19 Dec 2014 3:23 AM