Sacred Flowers and Glacier Trek

This trip takes you to two famous Hindu pilgrimage sites on the Ganges, to a peaceful trek with Himalayan mountain views and to the valley of the flowers on a Sikh pilgrimage route.

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Day 1 
Arrive in Delhi and transfer by car to a 3* hotel and relax. Optional afternoon sightseeing. 

Day 2 
A full days driving in a private car from Delhi to Rishikesh and an evening visit to the River Ganges to watch the Hindu prayers.

Day 3 
Drive to Joshimath and overnight stay. 

Day 4 – 9 
Bagini Glacier trek – fully supported camping trek covering about 40km and to about 4500m A.S.L. (above sea level) with a cook, guide and porters. A steady climb through woodland before crossing scree slopes, through villages and in to the glacial valley/meadow. Wildlife, rivers, Himalayan mountain peaks and flowers can all be seen along the route before finally getting to see the glacier. Return via the same route. Overnight stay in Joshimath.

Day 10 
Drive to Govind Ghat (1800m) and overnight stay.

Day 11 
Walk from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria (3050m) for 14km on the Sikh pilgrimage route to Ghangaria. Overnight stay in a tea house and see the village.

Day 12 
A steep ascent leads to the start of a full days walk  at altitude in the Valley of the Flowers enjoying the flowers and landscape. Return to Ghangaria for overnight stay.

Day 13 
Walk to Govind Ghat, relax and overnight stay.

Day 14 
Return journey to Haridwar and overnight stay with an evening visit to the River Ganges for Hindu evening prayers.

Day 15 
Drive to Delhi and overnight stay.

Day 16 
Sightseeing in Old and New Delhi.

Day 17 
Tour ends – transfer to airport - return home or onward travel.

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