Grade: Easy Trekking & Easy Rafting Area: Rishikesh (Uttrakhand)
Day 1: ARRIVAL DELHI & TRANSFER TO RISHIKESH (5 hrs): On arrival at Rishikesh check-in to hotel/resort. Evening orientation/briefing on the subsequent days adventure activities, dinner & overnight at the hotel/resort.
Day 2: DRIVE RISHIKESH TO SARI (8 hours) AND TREK TO DEVRIATAL (45 minutes): Our trek begins from the town of Rishikesh. Morning, after breakfast we drive for a good 7- 8 hours to reach Sari. The drive, though long is beautiful as we drive along the Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers. En-route we stop at Deoprayag which is another important Hindu site, known for the confluence of two distinct coloured Bhagiati and Alaknanada Rivers, which then flows down as the Ganga. Once in Sari, we trek for a short while to the beautiful Himalyan Lake, Deorital. This trek does not take long but is steep, often giving a good view of the surrounding villages. Once at Deorital, you can explore the area around and then retire to your cozy tents after a good, wholesome dinner.
Day 3: TREK FROM DEVRIATAL TO CHOPTA (3000m) 5-6 hrs: The mornings in the Himalayas are one to look forward to. Wake up early to catch the first rays of the sun on the snow covered Himalyas. The orangish hue of the mountains is one to keep as memory in your cameras! Once we have fed you with an energy giving breakfast, we set forth to Chopta. This is a gradual trek and takes 5-6 hours to complete, which however pass relatively quickly as you pass through the dense, cool forests and beautiful alpine meadows dotted with wild flowers. Arrive at Chopta and camp at outskirts. Dinner and Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 4: TREK CHOPTA TO CHANDERSHILA (4000m) AND RETURN TO CHOPTA (6- 7hrs): Our target today is to reach the summit of Chandrashilla in time so that we can catch the panoramic view of the high Himalayan peaks in good light. The trek is mostly a gradual ascent through the maroonish-reddish dwarf rhododendron bushes. At the summit, take in a good look at the prominent peaks surrounding you from all directions. Almost every prominent peak of the Garhwal Himalayas can be spotted from here. To one side is Nanda Devi (7817Mtrs – the highest peak of Indian Himalayas), the other side is Kedarnath, Trishul, Banderpoonch etc. Each peak is a spectacular view and finds its mention in the myths and folk tales of the plains below. Explore the area and then trace your steps back to the camp at Chopta. This downward journey is far easier and we finish it in good time to camp again at Chopta. Dinner and Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 5: DRIVE FROM CHOPTA TO DEVPRAYAG (6 hours) AND RAFT DOWN TO AMARASU: Now that we have trekked our fill and have reached a suitable height, it is time for rafting down the great Himalayan River. For this first we drive another 150 Km to Devprayag. Once here, we get you to the starting point, give you all necessary instructions, prepare your gear and then start our way downstream. The rapids are few and of low grade giving you an opportunity to simply swim, body surf or sing while oaring your raft. In a span of 1 ½ hour we reach Amarasyu where we camp at the beach for the night. Dinner and Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 7: RAFT DOWN TO RISHIKESH: Kodiala is a very popular area for rafting and you get to cross some fine grade III rapids such as “Daniel Dip”, “The Wall”, “Three Blind Mice”, “Crossfire”, and the “Body Surfing rapid”. Covering 35 Km to reach Rishikesh where after lunch we make our way across a few more exciting rapids such as “Roller Coaster” and “Golf Course” to make it an appropriate and exciting end to a grand adventure. Upon at the arrival at Rishikesh check-in to hotel/ resort, rest of the evening in leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 8: RISHIKESH TO DELHI (5 hrs): After breakfast drive back to Delhi, upon arrival drop at Railway Station/ Airport for onward journey. Tour Ends.
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