Why is Uttarakhand Himalaya best for trekking

Trekking module: Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

• two easier treks of 4 and 6 days each • 3 - 5 hours walking time / day •
• easy to medium difficulty • trekking path, open terrain, scree slopes, boulders, alpine meadows, glaciers •
• overnight stay in a tent (9 x); in permanent tent camps with beds (3x) and in simpler hotels (4 x) •
• maximum altitude: 4500 m above sea level. •
• Accompaniment: trekking guide, kitchen crew / porters / pack animals (mules / ponies) •

Introduction:

The Garhwal Himalayas border on Tibet in the north, Himachal Pradesh in the west, Nepal in the east and the Ganges plain in the south. It is the land of sacred mountains, lakes, rivers, places of pilgrimage and home to different ethnic groups with different traditions and languages.
With your trekking trip you dive into a fantastic mountain world rich in peaks over 6000 m and support responsible tourism through cooperation with the village communities. Topics such as water scarcity, dwindling harvests, fuel and feed scarcity, women's issues, malnutrition are discussed throughout the state of Uttarkhand and support from local NGOs is offered in the form of training, meeting meetings, providing teaching material, and visits to village schools. This with the aim of encouraging the population to find solutions together.

The two treks in the Gangotri region are suitable for nature and adventure lovers - you will experience alpine pastures rich in flora, hike through scree slopes and cross glaciers. Nevertheless, the treks are not very demanding and are easy to complete for healthy people with hiking experience. The treks lead through fir and birch forest to beautiful viewpoints with fabulous views of the mountains Shivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshana, Thaley Sagar, the Thelu peaks and the Kedar Dom. Bharal herds (blue sheep) are also a common sight in this region on the way in the mountain slopes.

Highlights:

• The Hindu pilgrimage cities of Rishikesh and Gangotri
• The source of the corridor
• Fantastic mountain landscapes with many peaks over 6000 m
• Gangotri summit, 6577, 6599 and 6672 m; Mt. Kalanag, 6387 m, Mt. Bandarpoonch-II, 6316 m, Mt. White Peak, 6102 m, Mt. Sri Kanta, 6132 m, Mt. Jaonli, 6632 m, Mt. Draupadi Ka Danda, 5724 m; Mt. Shivling, 6543 m, Meru and Kedar Dom and the peaks Bhagirathi, Thaley Sagar and Sudarshan.
• Glaciers, mountain streams, alpine flora & fauna
• Sadhus, yogis and pilgrims
• Hill Station Mussourie

Trekking route:

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Day 2: Onward journey by train to Rishikesh
3rd - 4th day: Onward journey via Haridwar to the starting point of the trek
5th - 8th day: Dayara Bugyals Trekking
Day 9: Onward journey to the village of Harsil
Day 10-15: Gangotri & Tapovan Trekking
16th - 17th day: Onward journey via Chamba to Mussourie
Day 18-19: By night train to Delhi, arrival in Delhi on day 19

Options:

• Integrate only one of the two treks (4 or 6 days)
• Integrate additional day / s with sightseeing in Delhi