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Trek To Dayara Bugyals And Source Od River Ganges  
This trek is for adventure lovers, who can experience high altitude meadows, boulder-hopping and glacier traversing on this trek. Yet the trek is not a very rigorous one and is easily negotiable by healthy persons who are not mountaineers. The trek passes through woods of coniferous pines at Chirbasa and birch at Bhojbasa. The views of Shivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshana, Thaley Sagar, Thelu peaks and Kedar Dome are a fabulous sight. Herds of Bharals (blue mountain goats) are a common sight seen on mountain ridges from here.
 
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Itinerary Details
Day 01 : DELHI TO HARIDWAR (BY TRAIN)
Trek To Dayara Bugyals And Source Od River Ganges Board Shatabdi train at 0700hrs to Haridwar.
Arrive Haridwar at 12noon & transfer to Himalayan Yoga Ashram.
In the evening, we visit temples and ghats. At sunset, watch and participate in “Aarti” at Har Ki Paudi.
Dinner and O/n stay in Haridwar
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 02 : DAY VISIT TO RISHIKESH
Morning basic Yoga session for an hour
Breakfast
Drive to Rishikesh. Visit Ram & laxman jhula (hanging bridge’s) and awlk around the holy town
We enjoy a pure vegetarian organic lunch.
In the evening a basic Yoga session for an hour
Post yoga session, we visit the Triveni ghat at the river for “Aarti Darshan”.
Drive back to Haridwar.
Dinner & overnight at the ashram
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 03 : 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.
Get A Free Quote Over Night stay at the camp
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
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.
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04 : 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
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.

Day 05 : 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
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06 : DAY HIKE TOWARDS BAKARIYA TOP O/N IN DAYARA
Day free for exploring the high altitude meadows with spectacular views of the Gangotri glacier peaks.
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Get A Free Quote Day 07 : CAMP II – GOI THATCH – BASE CAMP- TREK (11KMS/ 6HRS)
A very interesting descends 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.
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Gaumukh to Tapovan, trekkers traverse along the Gangotri and Chatturangini Glaciers. Camp can be pitched at the junction of Chatturangini and Bhagirathi Gangotri Glaciers. From Tapovan, the views of Shivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshana, Thaley Sagar, Thelu peaks and Kedar Dome are a fabulous sight. The trek to Tapoban from Nandavan involves crossing the Gangotri Glacier and traversing a rocky face before arriving at the meadows of Tapoban (meditating ground), a green lush valley in the summers confined by the many named and unnamed peaks of the Garhwal Himalaya.

Day 08 : DRIVE TO GANGOTRI [3048 M]
Post Breakfast drive to Gangotri
Arrive by afternoon
Lunch at Gangotri and leisure till evening
Dinner and overnight stay in Gangotri
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
While Gangotri itself is at a height of 3,048 metres (10,000 ft) the glacier is at height of 4,225 metre (13,960 ft). Set in the heart of the peak, the glistening glacier varies, often in colour, from shades of blue and green, to white. Starting from beyond the Chaukhamba cluster of snow peaks, in the neighbourhood of Badrinath, it extends to Gaumukh 14 kilometres (10 miles) north-east of Gangotri. Explorers, however, believe that (Gaumukh) is not the source, as only a few hundred yards from the Gaumukh snout, the Ganga can be seen in a liquid state near Nandanvan. They believe that either Gangotri peak or the Narayan Parvat is the main source.
Day 09 : GANGOTRI - BHUJBASA [3792M] (TREK 14 KMS)
Post Breakfast trek to Bhujbasa
Starting with an easy climb, the route is filled with unexpected delights as the gorgeous and magnificent scenery unfolds itself with every step. Five kilometres from Gangotri, clotherd in the greenery of the pines and close to the imposing pillars of glacial clay, is Chirbasa. An excellent camping spot, it affords a stunning glimpse of the gigantic Gaumukh glacier, along with the other tributary glistening white glaciers. Just before entering Gaumukh, one passes through Bhojbasa where there is a forest of Bhoj-patra trees. Bhojbasa is 4 km from Chirbasa and around 5 km before Gaumukh and is used mostly as night halt.
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 : DAY FREE TO EXPLORE BHUJBASA-GAUMUKH [3892M]
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 : TREK TO TAPOVAN REST DAY [4500M] (9KMS)
Though devoid of any religious significance, Tapovan has attracted travellers and trekkers since time immemorial only because of its sheer captivating beauty with the Gangotri glacier falling thousands of feet below, melting as Bhagirathi at Gaumukh. The Shivling peak [6,543 m] rises from one side, high and austere, flanked by Meru and Kedardome. The peaks of Bhagirathi and Sudarshan from the other side of the glacier. Situated at the feet of so many peaks, Tapovan is well situated as a base camp for mountaineers.
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 : TAPOVAN REST DAY [4500M]
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Day 13 : DECSEND DOWN TO CHIRBASA
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 : DESCEND TO GANGOTRI AND DRIVE TO UTTARKASHI
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 : DRIVE BACK TO HARIDWAR AND OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO DELHI
Breakfast
Transfer to Rishikesh
Lunch enroute
Reach Haridwar by Evening.
Dinner and board overnight train to Delhi
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 : ARRIVE IN DELHI
Arrive Delhi early morning at 0500hrs and transfer to the airport for onward journey
Meals: - (NIL)
1. All meals as specified in the itinerary
2. All accommodation in Yoga Ashram/ Himalayan Lodge’s/ tents on twin/ triple sharing basis.
3. All Transfers from Haridwar onwards in non a/c vehicles.
4. Activities as stated in the itinerary
5. All camping gear required for the trek
6. Services of qualified mountaineering instructor during the trek.
7. Services of expert Local Guides
8. Services of cooks, porters etc
9. Trekking fees
10. Camping fees
11. 2.575% Gov. Service tax
12. Accompanying guide for GIT movements
1. Drinks, personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines and even expenses incurred due to reasons beyond our control such as bad weather or road blocks due to land slides etc.
2. Anything not specified in the itinerary as above.
3. Any increase in road taxes, diesel, entrance fees or any other govt.-imposed taxes.
4. Transfer from Gurgaon to Railway station.
5. Evacuation charges, damage of any nature, entry permits, entrance fees at monasteries
6. Sleeping bags, rucksacks and trekking mattress
All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to Government approval. Therefore, please check these data when you make your reservation.