Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI & TRANSFER TO HOTEL
» Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport. On arrival welcome by our representative and transferred to hotel. Upon arrival at hotel the guests will be provided with the traditional Indian welcome of aarti-tikka and garlands.
Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02: FULL DAY DELHI CITY TOUR & TRANSFER TO CAMP WILD
Full day Old & New Delhi city tour - DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.
» Proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
This morning after early breakfast at 8:30 a.m. you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Mughul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Visit the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid, and the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal.
» Post Lunch – visit few monuments of New Delhi.
Purana Quila (Old Fort)
The fort is said to be constructed on the historic site of Indraprastha (900BC) by Humayun and Sher Shah. Covering a circuit of about a mile, the walls of the fort have three gates and are surrounded by a mat fed by the river Yamuna.
» India Gate
Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931
» Rashtrapati Bhawan
Formerly the Vice regal Lodge, the building is the highlight of Lutyen's New Delhi and was completed in 1929 at a cost of 12,53,000 pound sterling. Located in an area of 130 hectares, the palace has 340 rooms.
» Jantar Mantar
At first sight, the Jantar Mantar appears like a gallery of modern art. It is, however, an observatory. Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743), a keen astronomer and a noble in the Mughal court, was dissatisfied by the errors of brass and metal astronomical instruments.
» Arrive at the camp around 6p.m.
» Check into the camp and allotment of lodges.
» Evening at leisure
» Dinner and overnight stay at the camp
Day 3: AT CAMPWILD - DAY FULL OF ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
» Wake up early morning for a hike to the top of the hill. Return back to the camp for breakfast.
» Post breakfast we enjoy lots of Adventure Activities like Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Zorbing, Jumaring, etc
» Post lunch activities, we set off to experience the village life. Indulge into various rural activities like Mud plaster, vegetable gardening, making mint chutneys by grinding them on stones (Silbatta), milk a cow etc. Options of enjoying rural games like gilli-danda, kanche, pithu, kite flying and Turban tying activity etc.
» Dinner and Overnight at the camp
View online pictures of the camp at - http://picasaweb.google.com/holidaymoods.india/CAMPWILD
Day 4: FULL DAY TRIP TO VISIT TAJ MAHAL (170 kms. 4 hrs. approx. - one way)
Agra the zenith of art and an enshrined romance. It is a town that lives mainly in the past. Once the seat of the Mughal rulers. Their passion for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world - the Taj Mahal a poem in white marble which took 22 years to build by 20,000 skilled artisans who inlaid the white marble edifice with precious and semi precious stones. The Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Yamuna.
0700 to 1130 hours
After an early breakfast, drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Upon arrival proceed to the Taj Mahal to see the architectural modern day wonder of the world, the incomparable Taj Mahal. This monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.
1330 to 1500 hours
Proceed for a sumptuous buffet lunch.
1500 to 1630 hours
Visit to a marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious stones into the marble.
Drive back to the Aravali Valley at Dhauj. Arrive at Camp Wild around 2030 hours stopping midway for refreshments. Dinner and overnight at Camp Wild
Day 5: DRIVE ARAVALI VALLEY - DELHI – HARIDWAR (250kms/ 8hrs)
» After early breakfast, by 0730hrs, we drive to Haridwar.
» Lunch enroute
» Arrive Haridwar and check into a Himalayan Yoga Ashram.
» In the evening a basic Yoga session for an hour
» Post yoga session, we visit the holy town of Haridwar visiting temples and ghats at the river. At sunset, watch and participate in “Aarti” at Har Ki Paudi.
» Dinner & overnight at the ashram
Day 6: DRIVE HARIDWAR – UTTARKASHI – BASE CAMP AT BARSU (9HRS)
» We leave for the base camp early morning around 5 a.m.
» Breakfast enroute around 7:30 a.m.
» Lunch also enroute ahead of Uttarkashi around 1:30 p.m.
» Arrive at the base camp at village Barsu (2100m) around 4 p.m. and check into the trekking base camp site
» After settling in the camp and post initial briefing, we will visit village Barsu near the base camp.
» Return back to the campsite and enjoy some interactive activities.
» Enjoy Bonfire with Dinner.
» Over Night stay at the camp
INSIGHT INTO COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS (needs an additional day)
Uttarakhand is a fragile ecological zone. Our programmes focus on rural communities and the livelihood issues such water scarcity, falling crop yields, fuel wood and fodder scarcity, drudgery for women and children, poor nutrition and the forced migration of men and boys for employment. We support the educational activities of rural schools, NGOs and community based organizations throughout Uttarakhand. This support takes the form of training programmes, discussion meetings, supply of teaching/learning materials, village and school visits for on-the-spot guidance and problem solving, honoraria of pre-school teachers, and small project grants. The aim of these activities is to help people understand their surroundings from a broad ecological point of view and encourage them to organize themselves to deal with environmental problems that affect their daily lives, and to provide training in technical know-how and practical skills.
DAY 7: TREK FROM BASE CAMP – BARNALA TAL (CAMP I) – 2880M TREK 6KMS/ 4HRS
» A very pleasant trek up through the forest through dense foliage & waterfalls.
» Camp I is set in a beautiful thatch area next to a small lake.
» Evening time for sessions and activities
» Dinner and overnight in tents
TREK TO DAYARA BUGYALS
Trek to Dayara Bugyals is one of the less known & most spectacular and impressive treks of the Gangotri Region. In local dialect, Bugyal means ‘high altitude meadow’. In other words, Dayara Bugyal is to Uttaranchal what Khajjiar (Dalhousie) is to Himachal Pradesh. Perched near Bhatwari on the Uttarkashi-Gangotri (27 kms. from Uttarkashi) highway, Dayara Bugyal is a most unspoilt wonder. During winters it provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq. kms. On this trek, you will traverse this great Himalayan range and appreciate the sheer geographic diversity – from the verdant, forested valleys and the flowered meadows (thatch) carpeted with wildflowers. Combine this with an interest in the variety of birds, wildlife, forest and wildflowers and the opportunity to view the many snow-capped peaks and you have all the ingredients for a highly rewarding trekking holiday even for the most laid back person.
To watch our online gallery of pictures from our reccee trips of Dayara Bugyals, please visit http://picasaweb.google.com/holidaymoods.india/HEAT2008TrekToBeautifulDayaraBugyalsDistrictUttarkashiGangotriRegion
DAY 8: CAMP I – DAYARA BUGYALS (CAMP II)
TREK 7KMS/ 4HRS (Experience snow in the months of March & April)
» After camp I, the route is a lovely gradual traverse climbing to Dayara Bugyals. Fantastic views of the Himalayan range.
» Finest day that everybody will look forward to. Closest views of Mt. Bandarpoonch range of peaks, Mt. Sri Kanta, Mt Gangotri group of peaks and Mt Jaonli.
» Evening time for educative learning sessions and activities. Dinner and overnight in tents
EXCELLENT VIEWS OF THE HIMALAYAN PEAKS
MT. KALANAG (6387M), MT. BANDARPOONCH-II (6316M), MT. WHITE PEAK (6102M), MT. SRI KANTA (6132M), MT. GANGOTRI-I(6672M), MT. GANGOTRI-II (6599M), MT. GANGOTRI-III(6577M), MT. JAONLI(6632M), MT. DRAUPADI KA DANDA(5724M).
Day 9: CAMP II – GOI THATCH – BASE CAMP- Trek 11Kms/ 6hrs
» A very interesting descend down the ridge on the route to Raithal village and then traversing to the base camp via camp - This area is rich in bird life.
» The route leaves the trail down to village Raithal and traverses back to the base camp through dense forest via Nehata Thatch.
» Reach back to the base camp around lunch time
» Evening at leisure
» Enjoy Bonfire with Dinner.
» Dinner and over Night stay at the base camp.
DAY 10: DRIVE TO RISHIKESH (7HRS)
» After breakfast, drive to Rishikesh after an exhilarating trek
» Lunch enroute around 2 p.m.
» Arrive at the rafting camp in the evening & check into the beach camp
» In the evening laze over a bonfire followed by a sumptuous dinner specially prepared by our Chef.
» Tuck into your beach tents at Rishikesh.
DAY 11: THRILLS AND ADVENTURE – FULL DAY RAFTING ON RIVER GANGA
» Wake up early to enjoy a refreshing Nature Walk with our guide.
» After a hearty breakfast change into our rafting gear and proceed for rafting on the river Ganges.
» You will endeavor to complete 1stretch on the river today.
» The session will include the stretch from Shivpuri to NIM Beach. In this stretch one has to negotiate some famous white water rapids like “Return to Centre”, “Roller Coaster”, “Tee Off”, “Golf Course”, “Club House” and others till NIM beach where the days’ rafting comes to an end.
» Finish the rafting trip with a breath taking famous “Cliff Jump”.
» Lunch will be served at Shivpuri on the river beach.
» After changing into dry clothes, we drive to Rishikesh town. Shop for old and antique handicrafts, artifacts and old very old coins. Visit Triveni Ghat at sunset at “Aarti”. Drive back to the Rafting Camp.
» Dinner and overnight at Rafting Camp.
View online pictures of our rafting camps at - http://picasaweb.google.com/holidaymoods.india/RaftingOnGanges
DAY 12: DRIVE RISHIKESH – DELHI AIRPORT (250kms/ 8hrs)
» After breakfast drive to Delhi.
» On arrival direct transfer to Airport/Railway Station.
1. Items of any personal nature viz. bottle of water, telephone etc.
2. International/Domestic flight tickets, visa fee, and any kind of insurance.
3. Any other expense incurred due to abnormal conditions such as bad weather, roadblocks due to landslides etc.
4. Airport tax.
5. Any meal not mentioned
6. Personal Expenses
7. Tips & gratitude’s
8. Travel Insurance
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