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Adventure Tours In Indian Himalayas
In contemplating the eternity and beauty of the Himalayas…
our soul rises up to God, the creator and Lord of Nature " .
Awesome, serene and inspiring snow bound Himalayas of Uttaranchal one of nature's most beautiful gift to mankind. Green Garhwal is the place where the dreams of trekkers and nature lovers come true. There are many treks situated to every kind of trekker, of whatever age. We have deign a tailor made fix departure trips for trekking in Garhwal & Kumaon Himalayas. There is many opportunity in all types of trek , to see the most diverse kinds of flora and fauna , a life time experience to meet the wonderful villages and friendly people, there culture, who share with you their simple variety of food and simple pleasures
GARHWAL - KUMAON HIMALAYAN EXPLORATION
Nanda Devi Situated in the eastern provinces of Garhwal and Kumaon , Nanda Devi " goddess of joy " in Hindu mythology, is the highest ( at 7818 m ), and the most sacerd of all the peaks in the Indian Himalaya. The valley of the Rishi Ganga divides the peaks of Nanda Devi , Which are the two most impressive mountain groups in the entire Indian Himalaya.
This enchanting area and in particular this deep valley , which formerly provided an important trade route between India and Tibet , has traditionally been off - limits to foreign travellers. However , with very strict " Inner line " Restricted area regulations now somewhat relaxed , the pristine Rishi Ganga Valley is now accessible and we provide a fascinating itinerary in this mountain stronghold.
have a long mountain drive of nearly 190 kms today, following the Pindar River
to the town of Debal. We turn off here and climb up a steep mountain road, which
takes us to Mandoli at the start of the trek. Mandoli is a delightful village
built in the traditional Kumaon style with stone roofs and carved wooden
supports. We camp here at an altitude of 2134m.
Day 2. In
the morning our team of porters will arrive and we will set off on the first
stage of our trek. We have a steady climb up to the Lohajang Col at 2590m which
we cross to reach the valley of the Bedni Ganga. We descend on the north side of
the pass down to the river before climbing back up to the little village of
Didina (2439m) where we camp.
Day 3. Today
is a steep trek through oak trees and large stands of bamboo up to Ali Bugyal.
From here we can enjoy an expansive view of the Garhwal peaks. We continue
trekking through thick forests as far as Bedni Bugyal (Bugyal means meadow in
the local Garhwali dialect). Very occasionally the brown Himalayan bear can be
encountered on this section of the trail, but it is an elusive animal. From
Bedni Bugyal we have an excellent view of the various summits of Trisul (7120m)
and the peaks of the north of Garhwal. Bedini Bugyal is a charming green meadow
adorned with a myriad of colourful flowers. There is a lake situated in the
middle of the meadow where Hindu pilgrims come to bathe, and nearby is a small
Day 4. We descend on the north side of the pass down to the river and reach the village of Wan (2450m) where we camp.
5. The trek today is
a short day for 9 km to Kunol village (2286 m). Overnight in tents.
the Beautiful tiny Indian tradanational Kunol village (2286 m).
We begin the morning with a stiff climb out of the Nandakini valley heading
towards the watershed which marks the divide with the Brithi Ganga valley.
Climbing up through these remote villages we may be lucky enough to see various
large birds of prey including lammergeyer, eagles and griffin vultures. Before
us we can gaze over a classic Garhwal landscape of rolling green hills with
distant snow-capped peaks. Our destination for the evening is a campsite in a
terraced meadow above the village of Ramni (2450m). A long day but a rewarding
8. From Ramni we begin to follow part of the route that Shipton and Tilman
took during their pioneering exploratory trip to the Rishiganga gorge and the
inner sanctuary of Nanda Devi. We have a gentle ascent through open grazing
meadows interspersed with occasional shepherds huts. These gradually give way to
thick forests of oak and rhododendron. After lunch we have a steep descent to
Jenjapani village and our campsite (1850m) in the gorge of the Brithi Ganga
Day 9. We
cross a wide suspension bridge and make a steep climb out of the gorge to the
ridge at 2300 metres. The path levels out and contours around the valley side,
crossing several small tributary rivers and waterfalls including one which
offers a great opportunity for a shower. After a steady climb we arrive at more
grazing meadows where from we get our first view of the Kuari pass. Shortly
after this we reach our camp at the meadows of Satoli (3050m) where there are a
variety of shepherds huts.
Day 10. An
early start today as we head to the Kuari Pass. We begin with a steep climb,
which eases off as we approach the base of the pass. The Kauri pass is not
difficult and the trail, which zig-zags up to the top is well constructed. From
the crest of the pass at 4268 meters we are rewarded with an incomparable view,
which so moved Eric Shipton over 60 years ago. The mountains are arranged before
us in a magnificent arc including Nanda Devi (7816m), Dunagiri (7066m) and
Changabang (6864m). To the north we can see the Chaukamba range including
Nilkanth (6598m) and the distant Zanskar range with the distinctive peak of
Kamet at 7756m extends towards the border with Tibet. We descend for a few
hundred metres on the north side of the pass and camp in a meadow at 3800m with
a fantastic sunset view over Nanda Devi.
Day 11. On our last day of trekking the trail descends continuously downhill through small villages and cultivated fields to Auli. Once a small, obscure village this is now India’s premier ski resort, although there ought not to be snow here when we pass through. If the ski lift is operating, it may be possible to ride the last 500 metres down to the village where we stay in a local hotel.
Day 12. After breakfast we drive the short distance down to the valley and the town of Josimath. We continue our drive down the Alaknanda valley as far as close to the town of Rishikesh