This trek is one the most adventures and rewarding trek option in Garhwal region. Passing over high pass is on the altitude of 5947 meters, the trek route crosses many glaciers, moraines, lakes and valleys. Combining two sacred Hindu sites of Gangotri and Badrinath, the trek offers best of everything. This is highest pass in Garhwal Himalayas.
Day 01: Delhi - Rishikesh
Drive to Rishikesh (225 km) via Haridwar. Rishikesh is known as 'Gateway to Himalayas' and center of Yoga & Meditation. In the afternoon visit various Ashrams and Temples. Enjoy the 'Ganga Aarti' in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi
In the morning drive (155 km) to Uttarkashi (1150 m). Uttarkashi is the base of many trekking and mountaineering expeditions in Gangotri valley. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Uttarkashi - Gangotri
In the morning drive (90 km) to Gangotri (3048 m). Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on earth from heaven. Overnight stay in tourist lodge.
Day 04: Gangotri - Bhojbasa
Trek 14 km to Bhojbasa (3658 m) following the river Bhagirathi on right bank. The trek is gradual ascent for most of the part. From Bhojbasa you can have majestic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 05: Bhojbasa - Nandanvan / Tapovan
Trek to Nandanvan (4500 m) via Gaumukh - the source of river Ganges. From Gaumukh climb over to Gangotri glacier and trek along it following right bank. Nandanvan is the base camp for climbing Bhagirathi group of mountains.
Day 06: Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal
Morning trek (11 km) along Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital (4898 mt). Vasuki Tal is base camp for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake. The trek is steady ascent till Vasuki Tal. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 07: Vasuki Tal - Khara Pathar (Suralya Bamak)
Morning after breakfast trek to Khara Pathar (5456 mt) (Suralya Bamak) 8 Km from Vasukital. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 08: Khara Pathar - Kalindikhal Base
Morning after breakfast trek 10 Km to reach Kalindikhal Base at Sita Glacier (5500 mt). The trek follows Chaturangi glacier. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 09: Kalindikhal Base - Rajaparav
Todays trek is most challening with steep climb to Kalindi Pass (5947 mt). Spend some time at the spot and then trek down to Rajparav (4910 mt). On arrival at Rajparva, set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 10: Rajparav - Arwa Tal
Morning after breakfast trek (13 km) to reach Arwa Tal (3910 mt). The trek follows Arwa Bank glacier for most of the time before reaching Rajparva. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 11: Arwa Tal - Ghastoli
The trek is gradual descend following Arwa Nala. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 12: Ghastoli - Mana - Badrinath
Morning after breakfast trek (16 km) to reach Mana village. From Mana drive 3 km to Badrinath. Badrinath is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage place. Badrinath is dedicated to lord Vishnu. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Badrinath - Joshimath
In the morning drive to Joshimath (46 km). On arrival check-into hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for excursion to Auli. Auli is a large high altitude meadow and a famous ski resort during winter. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14: Joshimath - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive (257 km) down to reach Rishikesh. Check in hotel and dinner & overnight stay Rishikesh.
Day 15: Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the airport. Catch flight for onward destination.