SUGGESTED PROGRAM FOR
GARHWAL TREK - ROOPKUND LAKE
16 nights / 17 days
Cities covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Gwaldam - Debal -
Lohjung - Didina - Alibugyal - Pataranachauni - Baggubass -
Roopkund - Wan - Kuling - Lohjang - Brahmtal - Ratgaon -
Kherbabargar - Tharali - Srinagar - Rishikesh - Delhi
Highlights : This trekking tour goes to the
mystic Himalayan lake where if the lost historic stories are to
be believed then skeletons of warriors who tried to cross the
high Himalayan passes are found. The meadows
and the snow capped 7000 Mts. high mountains
are some of the stunning views which you will see in this
[Best suitable for minimum
Day 1 – DELHI / RISHIKESH
6 hours delightful drive through country side
stopping enroute at Haridwar to visit famous bathing Ghats.
Rishikesh an ancient pilgrimage centre nestling in the foothills
of Garhwal Himalayas on the banks of the holy river Ganges.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – RISHIKESH / GWALDAM
8-9 hours hill drive on pilgrimage route of Badrinath
and Kedarnath along river Ganges.
Overnight at tourist Bungalow.
Day 3 – GWALDAM / DEBAL
4-5 hours. The trek gradually descends through
villages and pine forests to river pindet. Cross a suspension
bridge and continue to Debal, camp near river Pinder. Overnight
Day 4 – DEBAL / LOHJUNG
5-6 hours uphill trek to an alpine meadow passing
through villages with cultivated fields. Magnificent views of
Trishul group of peaks on a clear day from here. Overnight in
Day 5 – LOHJUNG / DIDINA
4-5 hours. A gradual descent to the valley of Didina.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 – DIDINA / ALIBUGYAL
5-6 hours. A steep ascent through a dense forest,
look out for wild animals like deer, monkeys etc. here. Continue
walking to an open meadow. The meadow presents close views of
Mt. Trishul. Overnight in tents.
Day 7 – ALIBUGYAL / PATARANAC-HAUNI
4-5 hours trek through a valley which commands
abounds in alpine flowers, summer grazing ground for herds from
plains. Overnight in tents.
Day 8 – PATARANAC HAUNI / BAGGUASSA
4-5 hours trek over a ridge which commands a
magnificent view of Mt. Trishul and Roopkund lake. Overnight in
Day 9 – BAGGUBASS ROOPKUND / BAGGUBASS
6-7 hours return day trek to roopkund lake. Another
15 minutes walk brings you to Jiunragli, spectacular views of
Trishul and Mt. Nandaghunti from this ridge. Overnight in tents.
Day 10 – BAGGUBASS / BEDNIBUGYAL
4-5 hours trek to a meadow full of all sorts
Day 11 – BEDNIBUGYAL / WAN
4-5 hours gradual descent through pine and fir
forests. Overnight in tents.
Day 12 - WAN/KULING / LOHJANG
6-7 hours pleasant walk via Kuling, short stop at
Kuling for picnic lunch. Continue walking to Lohjang. Overnight
Day 13 – LOHJANG / BRAHMTAL
4-5 hours uphill trek partly through a forest to
Brahmtal Lake. Camp near the lake.
Overnight in tents.
Day 14 – BRAHMTAL / RATGAON
Climb the ridge a little above the lake for a
magnificent view of Garhwal Himalayas later trek down to Ratgaon
for about 6-7 hours on a dusty trail.
Day 15 – RATGAON / KHERABARGAR
4-5 hours downhill trek through many small villages
and later on along Khera river to the camp site which is near
the river. Overnight in tents.
Day 16 – KHERABARGAR THARALI / SRINAGAR
2 hours pleasant walk through pine forests to Tharali.
Thereafter drive to Srinagar.
Overnight in tourist bungalow/tents.
Day 17 – SRINAGAR / RISHIKESH / DELHI
8-9 hours long drive to Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18 – DEPART DELHI
In time transfer to international airport to board
flight for onward destination.