HEMKUND SAHIB – VALLEY OF FLOWERS

OVERVIEW

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination:Delhi – Haridwar – Joshimath- Govind Ghat – Ghangaria- Hemkunt Sahib – Ghangaria – Valley Of Flower –Ghangaria – Govind Ghat - Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi
( Starting : From 25 May’2014 Onwards )

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs) 
Arrival Delhi Airport / Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. If time permits visit Bharat Mata Mandir, Bhuma Niketan, India Temple, Pawan Dham, Doodhadhari Temple & others. Later visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual. Back to your hotel, Night halt.
Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas.


Day 02: Haridwar -  Joshimath (276kms/8-9hr)  
Drive to Joshimath enroute visit Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag & Nandprayag (04 Prayags). Arrive Joshimath, transfer to your Hotel. Later visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is thetemple ofNir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboringNitiValley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

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Day 03: Joshimath – Govind Ghat (20kms drive) – Ghangaria (13kms/5-6hr Trek) 

Early morning drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Arrive Ghangaria, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

 

Ghangharia/Govinddham : Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.

Day 04: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (6kms/4hr each side)  

 

After breakfast, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the “lake of ice” “mountain” adorned with “seven peaks”, surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for ‘The Hemkund Lake’. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay. 

 

Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib : This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga.

 

Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.

Day 05: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (4kms/2-3hr each side) 

After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) and many more.

 

Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay.
Day 06: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Rudraprayag (140kms/5-6hr drive)

After 13 Kms trekdown from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, further drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

 

Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. The famous man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag hunted and written about by Jim Corbett (hunter) dwelled here.

Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20 deg to 05 deg.

 


Day 07: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4hr)

Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay. 

 

 

Day 08: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)

Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

 

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI / MAPAI Basis (As mention above).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh- Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATE HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

 

TOTAL PAX

(Min.)

 

Transportation

(Exclusive)

 

Guide

 

 

Premium

Package

(MAPAI)

Luxury

Package (MAPAI)

Deluxe Package (CPAI)

Superior Package (EPAI)

02

Tata Indigo     X

Rs. 32,425/-

Rs. 29,050/-

Rs. 22,900/-

Rs. 20,325/-

02

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga     X

Rs. 34,875/-

Rs. 31,500/-

Rs. 25,350/-

Rs. 22,775/-

02

Innova     X

Rs. 36,075/-

Rs. 32,700/-

Rs. 26,550/-

Rs. 23,975/-

04

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga     X

Rs. 27,675/-

Rs. 24,300/-

Rs. 18,150/-

Rs. 15,575/-

04

Innova     X

Rs. 28,275/-

Rs. 24,900/-

Rs. 18,750/-

Rs.16,175/-

06

Tavera / Xylo     X

Rs. 25,325/-

Rs. 21,950/-

Rs. 15,800/-

Rs. 13,225/-

06

Innova     X

Rs. 25,725/-

Rs. 22,350/-

Rs. 16,200/-

Rs. 13,625/-

06

Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)     X

Rs. 27,325/-

Rs. 23,950/-

Rs. 17,800/-

Rs. 15,225/-

08

Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)     X

Rs. 25,575/-

Rs. 22,200/-

Rs. 16,050/-

Rs. 13,475/-

10

Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)     X

Rs. 24,835/-

Rs. 21,460/-

Rs. 15,310/-

Rs. 12,735/-

12

Mini Coach (15 Seater)     X

Rs. 25,545/-

Rs. 22,170/-

Rs. 16,020/-

Rs. 13,445/-

14

Mini Coach (15 Seater)     X

Rs. 24,825/-

Rs. 21,450/-

Rs. 15,300/-

Rs. 12,725/-

16

Tempo Traveler +ToyotaInnova  Incld.

Rs. 25,775/-

Rs. 22,400/-

Rs. 16,250/-

Rs. 13,675/-

16

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)  Incld.

Rs. 26,375/-

Rs. 23,000/-

Rs. 16, 850/-

Rs. 14,275/-

18

Tempo Traveler x 02  Incld.

Rs. 25,915/-

Rs. 22,540/-

Rs. 16,390/-

Rs. 13,815/-

18

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)  Incld.

Rs. 25,740/-

Rs. 22,365/-

Rs. 16,215/-

Rs. 13,640/-

20

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)  Incld.

Rs. 25,175/-

Rs. 21,800/-

Rs. 15,650/-

Rs. 13,075/-

20

Tempo Traveler x 02  Incld.

Rs. 25,335/-

Rs. 21,960/-

Rs. 15,810/-

Rs. 13,235/-

 

CPAI SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)

 NIL

NIL

NIL

Rs. 1,000/-

 

Extra Mattress / Extra Person

Rs. 11,000/-

Rs. 9,800/-

Rs. 5,300/-

Rs. 3,600/-

 

MAPAI SUPPLEMENT(Daily Breakfast & Dinner)

 NIL

 NIL

Rs. 2,300/-

Rs. 2,500/-

 

EPAI: ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI: ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI: ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

 

HOTELS

HOTELS DETAILS:-

P r e m i u m   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P A I )

Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C)
Joshimath (01 Night) Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
Ghangaria (03 Nights) Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)
Rudraprayag (01 Night) Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
Rishikesh (01 Night) Hotel Ellbee Ganga View (Premier) / Vasundhara Palace (A/C Suite)

 

 

L u x u r y   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P A I )

Haridwar (01 Night) Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Ganga Laheri (A/C) / Godwin (A/C)
Joshimath (01 Night) Hotel Dronagiri (S.Dlx) / Himalayan Eco Lodge
Ghangaria (03 Nights) Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)
Rudraprayag (01 Night) Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
Rishikesh (01 Night) Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C) / The Amaris (A/C)

 

 

COST INCLUDES (Premium & Luxury Package):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottles per pax per day). Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh- Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

 

 

D e l u x e   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s  ( C P A I )

Haridwar (01 Night) Lakshay (A/C) / Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C)
Joshimath (01 Night) Hotel Himalayan Abode
Ghangaria (03 Nights) Hotel Nanda Lok Pal
Rudraprayag (01 Night) Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
Rishikesh (01 Night) Great Ganga (A/C) / Narayana (A/C Cottage) / Ganga Beach Resort (A/C)

 

 

S u p e r i o r    P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( E P A I )

Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Khanna Palace (A/C) / Great Ananda (A/C)
Joshimath (01 Night) Hotel Himalayan Abode
Ghangaria (03 Nights) Hotel Nanda Lok Pal
Rudraprayag (01 Night) Hotel Tulsi / Shangrilla Resort
Rishikesh (01 Night) Narayana Palace (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C) / SK Regency (A/C)

 

 

 

COST INCLUDES (Dlx., Reg. & Std. Package) :
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mention above).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

 

CPAI: ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI: ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

 

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