01.07.2019 - 16.07.2019
DELHI - AGRA - RISHIKESH - VALLEY OF FLOWERS - DELHI
The valley of flowers is a high altitude national park. It is located above the treeline zone 3658m in the Chamoli district of Uttaranchal. The 6-day hike is well suited to first time trekkers. It takes an arduous 15 km trek from village Govindghat to arrive at the valley. Pulna is the first village on the way up. Another nine km trek, punctuated with waterfalls, wild flowers, forests and beautiful landscapes, takes one past Bhyundar - a small migratory village surrounded by dense moist temperate forest - and then a steep ascent to Govind Dham, just three kms from the valley that is known in Indian mythology as the 'garden of Indra'.
This is the best time of year to visit the park as it will be in full bloom due to the monsoon.
It is well known for its its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox,and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. It’s going to be a journey to be remembered!
Welcome to the BeAnimal tour and the historic city of New Delhi. Words cannot fully describe this place. Prepare to have your mind blown!
Today we will be heading out on a sightseeing trip of Delhi. We will be visiting Humayun’s tomb and all the best spots! Hope you charged your cameras up!
We will be setting out very early in the morning today to reach Agra in time to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. It is truly a sight to behold!
Delhi - Rishikesh
Spend the day shopping in Delhi’s amazing markets. Relax before we take our night bus to Rishikesh.
This holy city sits right on the banks of the river Ganges. It is a favourite of yogis and spiritual seekers from all over the world.
After a full nights sleep, we will be heading to the famous Parmath Nikethan ashram in Rishikesh for a morning yoga class.
Our mission for the day is to head out on a day trek to the Neer garh waterfall. You can take a dip in the pool at the top to cool off from the trek.
Rishikesh - Joshimath
A day of travel through the mountains. The town of Joshimath serves as the trail head for the famous Bhadrinath piligrimage as well as many other treks.
Trek day 1
Reach Govindghat; This is where our trek will begin the following day.
Trek day 2
Drive from Govind Ghat (6,300 ft) to Poolna (7,200 ft). Trek to Ghangria (9,843 ft); 5-6 hours, 9 km + 4 km drive
Trek day 3
Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Valley of Flowers (11,500 ft) and back; 6 hours, 3.7 km each way
Trek day 4
Ghangria (9,600) to Hemkund Sahib (14,107 ft) and back; 8-9 hours, 6 km each way
Trek day 5
Trek from Ghangria (9,600 ft) to Poolna (7,200 ft). Drive to Govind Ghat (6,300 ft); 4 hours, 9 km trek + 4 km drive.
Trek day 6
Depart from Govind Ghat. We will begin 7 hour drive down to Rishikesh.
Spend some time chilling out in cafes after several days of hard trekking.
Rishikesh - Delhi
This is where our journey comes to an end! Time to start planning your next trip!
6 nights in accomodation along the trekking route, 6 nights in comfy hostels (6 bed mixed dorm) and 2 nights in comfortable double rooms
15 wholesome vegan breakfasts, 5 lunches and daily snacks
All transport during the trip including one night bus
5 morning Yoga classes
Learning about Indian epics and traditions
Airport pick-up and drop
International airfare, airport pick-up and drop (can be arranged for additional cost if required), visa for India, personal travel insurance, gratuities and items of a personal nature