Himalayan Sacred River Trek

Itinerary

Follow the links below to learn more about the experience at  each location

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Day 1: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi following your flight from the United States. We will meet and greet as a group, and begin our exciting journey together with an introductory program of orientation. We will stay at one of Delhi’s amazing locations, and prepare for our first journey deeper into India in the morning!

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DAYS 2-3: Rishikesh

Travel to Rishikesh by Morning Train. Explore the markets along the river Ganga.   Evening ceremony of devotion to the river goddess followed by a special rooftop meal overlooking the temples and ashrams of the city. 

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DAY 4:
Mussoorie

First foray into the Himalayas.  Morning drive from Rishikesh to the Hill Station of Mussoorie at 6-8,000 ft in the Central Himalaya.  Stay in a guesthouse overlooking the town and onto the plains. Prepare for our first trek into a mountain village.

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DAYS 5-6: Anidasu

Trek off road from Mussoorie  to the mountain village of Anidasu.  Stay in tents on an open meadow where we are joined by villagers for an evening spent learning local dances, song, and community around a large fire under the night sky.  Next day we explore the village and trek back to Mussoorie for a special meal in the bustling bazaar and a good night's sleep.

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DAY 7:
Uttarkashi

Drive north and deeper into the  to the mountainous region of Garhwal to the town of Uttarkashi -- an important pilgrimage stop on route to the Upper Himalayas. Visit the ancient temple of Vishvanath and stay in a secluded guesthouse perched atop a gorgeous ridge.  

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DAY 8:
Gangotri

We spend our final night at a lovely guesthouse in Delhi.  There is time during the day for shopping at Dilli Haat, an elaborate charming market complex, as well as the Cottage Industries Emporium and the Tibetan Marketplace. Options to explore other sites in Delhi as well.  In the evening we have a farewell gala meal and our final gathering to celebrate this great adventure together in India.

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DAY 9:
Chirbasa Trek

We spend our final night at a lovely guesthouse in Delhi.  There is time during the day for shopping at Dilli Haat, an elaborate charming market complex, as well as the Cottage Industries Emporium and the Tibetan Marketplace. Options to explore other sites in Delhi as well.  In the evening we have a farewell gala meal and our final gathering to celebrate this great adventure together in India.

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DAY 10:
Bhojbasa Trek

We spend our final night at a lovely guesthouse in Delhi.  There is time during the day for shopping at Dilli Haat, an elaborate charming market complex, as well as the Cottage Industries Emporium and the Tibetan Marketplace. Options to explore other sites in Delhi as well.  In the evening we have a farewell gala meal and our final gathering to celebrate this great adventure together in India.

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DAY 11: Gaumukh & Tapovan Trek

We spend our final night at a lovely guesthouse in Delhi.  There is time during the day for shopping at Dilli Haat, an elaborate charming market complex, as well as the Cottage Industries Emporium and the Tibetan Marketplace. Options to explore other sites in Delhi as well.  In the evening we have a farewell gala meal and our final gathering to celebrate this great adventure together in India.

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DAYS 12-13: Decent to Gangotri

We spend our final night at a lovely guesthouse in Delhi.  There is time during the day for shopping at Dilli Haat, an elaborate charming market complex, as well as the Cottage Industries Emporium and the Tibetan Marketplace. 

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DAYS 14-15: Decent Via

Devprayag

Following along the river Ganga's decent to the northern plains, we stop at Devprayag, a sacred confluence of rivers that .

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DAY 16:Haridwar

We spend our final night at a lovely guesthouse in Delhi.  There is time during the day for shopping at Dilli Haat, an elaborate charming market complex, as well as the Cottage Industries Emporium and the Tibetan Marketplace. Options to explore other sites in Delhi as well.  In the evening we have a farewell gala meal and our final gathering to celebrate this great adventure together in India.