Uttarakhand Backpacking to Rishikesh Auli Chopta

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Uttrakhand Backpacking trip will take you on a journey to the land of gods or ‘Heaven in Earth’, which is how Uttrakhand is referred by everyone who has been here. The trip will cover some of the very popular destinations in Uttrakhand namely Rishikesh, Auli, and Chopta.

Uttrakhand Tourism is a popular choice between the traveler and there are a ton of reasons to visit Uttrakhand, at least once in your life. The high mountain-tops, green surroundings, sweet smell of the air and lovely people, what more can you ask from a place?

Uttrakhand is famous for its natural beauty and the fact that being closer to the Himalayas, the place offers some of the best nature viewing sites in the whole world. The folklore and stories from locals will make you fall in love with the places and each destination has its own set of stories, which makes the traveling experience even more wonderful.

Rishikesh is famous for adventure sports and people from all over the country come over to Rishikesh in search of adrenaline-spiking activities. Apart from Rishikesh, Auli is famous for its Ski-resorts while Choptais famous for its 8500 feet high summit, which provides a never-to-forget kind of trekking experience.

The best time to visit Uttarakhand is during the months of March to April and September to December. During these months, the weather in Uttrakhand is relatively pleasant and one can enjoy all the activities without any hassle.

There are tons of places to visit in Uttrakhand and all these places add up to the already beautiful Uttrakhand. Laxman Jhula and Triveni ghat are some of the places to visit in Rishikesh.

The reasons you need to check out Uttrakhand Backpacking trip in 2021 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Uttrakhand with Justwravel.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Overnight travel from Delhi to Chopta

2nd Day: Reach Chopta Day at Leisure

3rd Day: Hike around Chopta, Chopta to Joshimath and Night stay

4th Day: Joshimath to Auli / Mana Village

5th Day: Joshimath to Rishikesh, Night stay at Rishikesh

6th Day: Rishikesh Sightseeing and Delhi Departure

7th Day: Return to Delhi early morning


Delhi to Delhi:

Triple Occupancy 17500 / Person
Double Occupancy 19000 / Person

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 1

    1st Day : Overnight travel from Delhi to Chopta

    From Delhi, Rishikesh is around 230 kms which will be our first pit stop and will be the kick-off point of an incredible adventure!

    The overnight journey would be around 5-6 hours long and you’ll reach Rishikesh in the morning the next day, crossing Haridwar on the way which is a famous tourist spot for its artistic feels and is also a humble city, famous being one of the holiest in our country.


  • 2

    2nd Day : Reach Chopta Day at Leisure

    We cross Rishikesh early in the morning and amidst the way to Chopta, don't forget to take pictures at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag. From Rudraprayag, we take the route to Kedarnath and drive towards Chopta village via Agastyamuni and Ukhimath.

    We reach Chopta around Lunch. Relax at the campsite for a while and get ready for the next day hike.

    Dinner and overnight stay in Camps in Chopta

  • 3

    3rd Day : Hike around Chopta, Chopta to Joshimath and Night stay

    Post Breakfast we do a small hike around Chopta. 

    Start for Joshimath post Lunch

    Situated in the beautiful district of Chamoli is the town of Joshimath that serves as the winter seat of Lord Badri, who is brought to this town in idol form by the followers from the Badrinath Temple to the Vasudeva Temple.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel

  • 4

    4th Day : Joshimath to Auli / Mana Village

    Auli is 16 kilometers from Joshimath and can be called the capital of Winter Sports in India following the recent developments where athletes from all over the world have made their way to this scenic place in Winters to participate in the Annual Winter games held at Auli.

    Auli is a Himalayan Ski Resort, surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, overlooked by the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. The town of Joshimath and Auli are connected by long cable car links. The Badrinath Temple, Valley of Flowers National Park and the wildlife such as snow leopards and red foxes all lie North of Auli.

    Post brief sightseeing of Auli, we’ll come back to Joshimath.

    ** During the month of October and November, we will be doing a day sightseeing to Mana Village - Last Indian Village on Indo - Tibet Border and return back to Joshimath.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel

  • 5

    5th Day : Joshimath to Rishikesh, Night stay at Rishikesh

    This long journey of around 300 kilometers will take us back through the PanchPrayag route.

    Rishikesh is famous for white water activities.

    Bonfire, Dinner, and overnight stay at Camps in Rishikesh.

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    6th Day : Rishikesh Sightseeing and Delhi Departure

    Check in to the campsite

    Today, after breakfast, we’ll head out for the sightseeing, covering the very beautiful and exquisite Beetle’s Ashram, Laxman and Ram Jhula among others and post the sightseeing, we’ll be doing the rafting that is actually one of the most famous adventure sports in the city of Rishikesh.

    The white water rafting, although looks fun, but is actually quite hard to do, and sometimes, the adrenaline rush is just too extreme and you cannot contain the excitement!

    We’ll head for the Ganga aarti around sunset along with thousands of other devotees who come from afar to be part of this incredible moment and later leave for Delhi


  • 7

    7th Day : Return to Delhi early morning

    We’ll return to Delhi early morning and end the tour!

Trip Images


Transport by Tempo Traveller

Stay on double/ triple sharing basis

Meals as per Plan 9 meals ( Day 2 Lunch + Dinner , Day 3 Breakfast + Dinner , Day 4 Breakfast + Dinner , Day 5 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 6 Breakfast)

Sightseeing as per Itinerary

River Rafting, Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh

Trip Lead - Delhi to Delhi


Anything apart from Inclusions

Activities apart from mentioned in the Itinerary

GST 5%

Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)






Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes



Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

Sun Glasses


Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger


Hand Sanitizer


Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion


The best season for River Rafting is from September to mid-April. One should avoid the temperature of May and June as it becomes quite unnatural to regain the same essence.


Yes, Kids below 14 years are not allowed to do river rafting in Rishikesh.


Rishikesh is widely known for its thrilling white water rafting experiences. However, it offers other adventure activities as well. One can enjoy rock climbing, cliff jumping, kayaking, bungee jumping, and flying fox.


Although skiing is subjected to snowfall and weather conditions in Auli, but still time between late November to mid-March is perfect for skiing


You can expect snowfall between the months of December to Mid March.


Kanatal is a small village and a hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. Kanatal is 78 km from Dehradun. 


Kanatal is famous for camping and adventurous activities. One can enjoy zipline, rappelling, rock climbing, Burma bridge, and valley crossing.

Kanatal is also famous for its Winter Line.


There are certain items that you need to carry on the trip. Here is the list:

  • Thermals

  • Running Shoes/ Trekking Shoes

  • Documents -ID(Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

  • Winter Clothes

  • First Aid Kit

  • Backpack

  • Torch

  • Electronics

  • Water Bottle

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Toiletries

  • Cold Cream


We will be using a tempo traveler/coach for transport.


The weather will be cold and it’s highly advisable to wear thermals & proper winter clothing.


We always recommend that you carry your rucksack because it helps in maintaining your body posture.


You will be staying at swiss camps in Rishikesh & Kanatal and Hotel in Joshimath.


All the treks are of beginner’s level as we don’t want to make you tired.


Usually, we take a maximum of 11 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.


All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.


Yes, definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.


After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.


When a booking is made, a confirmation would be sent to you via email, which would include your payment receipt and travel details.


We provide nutritious and healthy food during the trip. We always serve Indian vegetarian food.


Yes, we can customize any trip as per your needs and as per the feasibility.


Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trip.


Uttarakhand Backpacking trip to Rishikesh, Auli, and Kanatal

Uttarakhand has some of the best treks to offer in the country. Due to a large number of Hindu temples, it’s even called “Devabhumi”, literally translating to “Land of the Gods”.

An interesting fact about Uttarakhand is that it’s said that Vyasa, the sage, scripted Mahabharata while in this state. Evidence has shown through archaeological remains that early Vedic practices were done here. 

And of course, the extremely popular environmental movement called ‘Chipko movement’ also originated from here. This undoubtedly speaks volumes about the rich history of Uttarakhand. 

The itinerary for the Uttarakhand Backpacking trip to Rishikesh, Auli, and Kanatal kicks off with local sightseeing in Rishikesh. This is a tranquil place surrounded by beautiful hills. 

Some interesting facts about Rishikesh are that it’s claimed as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. It’s an amazing place to study yoga and meditate to clear your mind.

Actually, the English rock band ‘The Beatles’ came to stay here with their guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Thus, it’s clear that it’s been a spiritual centre for many for a long time.

On the other hand, Auli is a very popular place due to its apple orchards and pine trees and scenic beauty. This hill resort dates back to the 8th century AD.

Some things to do in Auli are skiing and trekking. One can even enjoy the Garhwal Himalayas and the stunning views of the snow-covered mountains. 

Another interesting fact about Auli is that it’s said to be blessed by Shankracharya during his visit.

Kanatal also serves as a weekend getaway. It’s quite underrated as tourists usually visit its neighboring town, Mussoorie, instead. 

 However, Kanatal itself has a lot to offer you. For example, the Surkanda temple is a popular destination for religious purposes.

 The best time to visit Uttarakhand is during the months of March-April. Other than this, September-October is also an ideal time. 

 It can be noted that the weather of Uttarakhand is wonderful all year round, though. But the most popular activities in Uttarakhand are done in summer, the peak season of the state.

The best way to reach Uttarakhand by air is by the Jolly Grant Airport that’s located 22 km away from the city centre. There are regular flights from Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore.

If that’s not your style and you wish to travel by rail, then we’ve got you covered. In fact, this option is the cheapest and most convenient way to reach Nainital or Dehradun.

The Kathgodam train station is 35km away from Nainital. This train station has connectivity with Dehradun, Kolkata and Delhi. 

Another way to reach the place is by a car or a bus. There are 1000 buses that are in and out of Uttarakhand courtesy of the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation. Taxi rentals are also available in the major destinations for travel in the state.

The reasons you need to check the Uttarakhand Backpacking trip to Rishikesh, Auli and Kanatal in 2020 are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Uttarakhand Backpacking trip to Rishikesh, Auli, and Kanatal with JustWravel.

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