Region: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 11 Nights 12 Days
Destination covered: Delhi – Rishikesh – Joshimath – Lata Karakh – Dharansi Pas – Debrugheta — Hitoli Camp Site – Auli – Haridwar – Delhi
Altitude: 4250 m above sea level
Grade: Alpine Trek
Best Time: April to mid October
Day 01: Arrivel Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Rishikesh (250 kms / 5 6 hrs)
morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh lunch en route up on arrival at Rishikesh check into hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 03: Rishikesh – Joshimath (250 kms/8-9 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag. Lunch enroute. Upon Arrival at Joshimath check into hotel. Evening explore Joshimath. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 04: Joshimath – Lata Village (2317 mts/7599 ft) (2 kms/ 1 hrs)
An hour’s drive takes you to the Lata Village road head. Then trek to the village. Visit The Nanda Devi Temple and get a first hand experience of the distinctive culture of the region. Overnight in the village.
Day 05: Lata Village – Lata Kharak (3689 mts/12099 ft) (9 kms/4-5 hrs)
Today’s trek is a steep incline. The going is arduous but very satisfying as the trail unfolds before ones eyes. Lata Kharak is a high plateau with high peaks surrounding it. Trekking time could vary from 5 – 7 hrs! Overnight in Camp.
Day 06: Lata Kharak – Dharansi Pass (4250 mts/13940 ft) (10 kms/4 -5 hrs)
A good nights sleep and what a morning! Towering snow clad peaks all around. Dronagiri, Nanda Gunthi and many more. The trail today takes a steep climb to Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass. From here on it ascends and descends through the narrow gorge of Satkul to Dharansi Pass. Over night in Camp.
Day 07: Dharansi Pass – Debrugheta (3500 mts/11480 ft) – Dharansi Pass (6 kms/3 -4 hrs)
On today’s trail the Malthuni – Bethratoli Ridges of the inner and outer sanctuary form a magnificent pass up to Rani Kholi and Donidar.The trail is a steep descent of about a kilometer to Debrugheta. Return to Dharansi Pass by late afternoon. Overnight at Camp.
Day 08: Dharansi Pass – Hitoli Camp Site (2900 mts/9512 ft) (12 kms/5-6 hrs)
Today we go through Jhandi Dhar a steep descent of 4.5 km to the Hitoli camp site through thick forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir. Overnight at Camp.
Day 09: Hitoli Campsite – Joshimath (1890 mts/6199 ft) (8 kms/3-4 hrs)
The trek goes through the village of Tolma to the road head from where it is a 30 km drive to Joshimath. We will trek through thick forests of Rhododendron, birch and many others. Upon arrival at Joshimath check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Joshimath – Rishikesh
After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Nandprayag, Karnprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Upon arrival at Rishikesh check into hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi
In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar to catch same train for Delhi at 10:30 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 14:45 hrs. On arrival and transfer to hotel. And dinners overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Delhi
Morning after breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway station