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Source of the Sacred Ganges Trek - Exodus Travels
16 days

Source of the Sacred Ganges Trek

From New Delhi to New Delhi
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  • Embark on two treks in the remote Himalayas
  • Climb through lush rhododendron and pine forests
  • Enjoy views of the Shivling, the Matterhorn of India
  • Observe a traditional aarti, a devotional ritual that involves floating candles and flowers on the Ganges River


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tour starts today in the Delhi hotel. 
  2. Day 2: Fly to Dehra Dun; drive to Rishikesh; evening Ganga aarti.
  3. Day 3: Drive to Uttarkashi and then on to the small Garhwali village of Barsu (2,250m)
  4. Day 4: Short acclimatisation trek to Dayara Bugyal with wonderful views of the Indian Himalaya
  5. Day 5: Trek to Syari Bugyal; optional walk to our camp via Bakaria Top (3,800m)
  6. Day 6: Day walk to the viewpoint at Surya Top then on to Uchlaru Top (3,900m)
  7. Day 7: Last day of acclimatisation trek descending back to Barsu
  8. Day 8: Heading further north today we drive to Gangotri; afternoon to explore the temples and town
  9. Day 9: Begin our trek to the Source of the Ganges heading to Bhojwassa. 
  10. Day 10: We reach the Source of the Ganges at Gaumukh; continue on to our camp at Tapovan (4,500m) 
  11. Day 11: Optional day walk to Meru base camp or relax in this beautiful setting; option to visit an ashram
  12. Day 12: Trek down the valley from Tapovan to Chirwassa
  13. Day 13: A short trek back to Gangotri; drive to Uttarkashi for the night
  14. Day 14: Drive to the busy hill station of Mussoorie favoured by the British Raj. 
  15. Day 15: Morning free to explore the hill station of Mussoorie; afternoon train to Delhi
  16. Day 16: End Delhi
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        • November 18, 2019
          Perfect trip, Joseph and the other 2 guys were very kind and helpfull, they always tried to make the trip as comfortable as possible for us. Hotels were great, except the one in Ooty looked more like a business hotel, very 'cold' atmospher. Hotel in... Show more
        • April 29, 2019
          We had a great time. It was a full on tour and we saw and experienced everything and more than expected. Naveen was the best tour leader and he made us feel safe and part of a big family. He made it all go very smoothly and kept us all on schedule... Show more
        • December 10, 2019
          Only concern was several long days of travel that were not identified in the tour info/ notes.



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