Ganga Yatra Tour

Durations :- 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations :- Delhi, Haridwar, Uttarkashi, Gangotri , Tapovan, Nandan Van, Bhajwasa, Delhi

The River Ganges or the Ganga is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh on the Gangotriglacier is one of the holiest destinations for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. Our trek takes us to Gaumukh (translates to cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. At Gaumukh, blocks of glacier fall into the river and pilgrims 'cleanse themselves of their sins' in freezing water.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive late evening at New Delhi International airport. Upon arrival at International Airport, you will be met by our representative, after a traditional 'Swagat' (Indian welcome consisting of garlands) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for two nights.

Day 02 : Delhi

Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its

Day 03 : Delhi - Haridwar (205Kms / 05hrs)

Morning Post Breakfast, Check out from the Hotel and drive to Haridwar. Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganges. The River Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely nevertheless it becomes very quite and calm here. The city acquires a unique charm in the evening when the ghats become breathtakingly beautiful with thousands of Diyas and Marigold floating in the waters of Ganges. We visit various places like Mansa Devi temple, Sapt Rishi, Daksha Mahadevtemple etc.

Day 04 : Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (175 Kms. / 7-8hrs)

Morning after breakfast start drive with packed lunch to Uttarkashi (1885 M) by covering approx 155 kms in 7 hrs. The road climbs up steadily to Srinagar and then onwards steeply.

Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri (101 Kms. / 4-5hrs)

Morning Post breakfast, Check out from the Hotel and drive to Gangotri (4038 M) by covering approx. 101 kms in 5 hrs. En-route visit the Ganganani hot springs, There is a beautiful Gorge at Bhairav Ghati.

Day 06 : Gangotri - Bhojwasa (14Kms. / 6-7hrs)

Morning Post breakfast we strat our trek from Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on the treeline. Here we will have Packed lunch. From here we get a clear view of the Bhagirathi Peak. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. Infact, it has been referred to as the Arctic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we reach Bhojwasa.

Day 07 : Bhojwasa - Tapovan (10 Kms / 5-6hrs)

Morning Post breakfast start trekking to Tapovan (4400 M) by covering approx. 10 kms. First reach Gaumukh, the source of the river Ganges, cross the Gangotri glacier and climb steeply to reach a beautiful Meadow, Packed Lunch on the way to tapovan, Tapovan with a majestic view of Mt. Shivling Meru etc. Upon arrival at Tapovan transfer and Check inn into the Tents.

Day 08 : Tapovan - Nandanvan (8 Kms/ 5-6hrs)

Morning Post breakfast trek to Nandanvan. Enroute we cross Gaumukh - Gangotri Glacier with packed lunch.

Day 09 : Nandan van - Bhojwasa (12 Kms/ 6-7hrs)

Morning Post breakfast trek to Bhojwasa, with packed lunch.

Day 10 : Bhojwasa to Gangotri (14 Kms/ 6-7hrs) / Harsil (25 Kms/01hr)

Morning Post breakfast start trekking with packed lunch to reach Gangotri by covering approx. 14 kms in 6 hrs. From Gangotri drive to Harsil by covering approx. 25 kms in 1 hr. Upon arrival at Harsil, transfer and Check inn into the Hotel.

Day 11 : Harsil - Haridwar ( 240 Kms. / 10 hrs)

Morning Post breakfast drive to Haridwar with packed lunch. Upon arrival at Haridwar, transfer and Check inn into the Hotel. In the evening Aarti at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar.

Day 12 : Haridwar - Delhi (200Kms / 4-5hrs)

Morning Post breakfast our guided city tour start from The Har ki pauri and then go to Mansa Devi Temple and Chandi Devi Temple by Cable car Ride. After Sightseeing drive to Delhi, upon arrival transfer to the Airport / Railway Station to your onward Journey.