Uttarakhand Road Trip

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Uttarakhand is often referred to as the Devbhumi “Land of the Gods”.  Located at the foothills of the Himalayan range and enthrals everyone with its scenic landscapes, snow-capped peaks. It has a lot to offer for every kind of traveller, be it adventure lovers, wildlife photographers, individuals looking for spiritual learning or yoga lovers. Uttarakhand leaves no one untouched.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Meeting with group in Delhi and leave for Chakrata

Day 2 : Reach Chakrata in the morning. Night stay in Chakrata.

Day 3 : Chakrata to Rishikesh.Night stay in Rishikesh.

Day 4 : Rishikesh to Joshimath . Night stay in Joshimath.

Day 5 : Day excursion to Auli. Return to Joshimath by evening. Night stay in Joshimath

Day 6 : Drive from Joshimath to Kausani. Night stay in Kausani.

Day 7 : Kausani to Patal Bhuvaneshwar. Night stay in Patal Bhuvaneshwar

Day 8 : Patal Bhuvaneshwar to Naukuchiatal

Day 9 : Naukuchiatal to New Delhi

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Meeting with group in Delhi and leave for Chakrata

    We meet at Akshardham Metro Station by 10 pm. After the Initial Introduction with the group we start our journey to Chakrata.This is the only day when we are travelling atNight , rest all are day travels.  Chakrata is about 350 kms from New Delhi and will take us around 8 hours to reach.

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    Day 2 : Reach Chakrata in the morning. Night stay in Chakrata.

    Chakrata is at an elevation of 2118 mts , 98 kms from Dehradun it was originally a cantonment of the British army.  Tiger Falls is a very scenic hike in Chakrata.

    We reach Chakrata, early in the morning. After the room allotment and freshen up , we gather for breakfast. The day today is more of acclimatization and being 1st day in the mountains, everyone is suggested proper rest.

    We go for a short hike close to the property after lunch. We return to the property by sunset. Briefing of the tour around bonfire in the evening.

    Dinner and Night stay in Chakrata   

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    Day 3 : Chakrata to Rishikesh.Night stay in Rishikesh.

    Rishikesh, situated besides the Ganga river is renowned as a centre for learning Yoga & meditation and loved by the adventure community because of the various adventure activities like river rafting, cliff jumping, rock climbing, zipline and the highest Bungee Jump in India.

    Rishikesh is almost 150 kms from Chakrata and will take us 5 hrs to complete the journey. We start from Chakrata after breakfast. Reach Rishikesh by afternoon and check in to the allotted rooms.  After resting for a while, we leave for Ram/Laxman Jhula and the Ganga aarti in Rishikesh. We spend the evening on the ghats, just enjoying the silence of this place.

    Return to the property by evening. Dinner and Night stay in Rishikesh

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    Day 4 : Rishikesh to Joshimath . Night stay in Joshimath.

    Joshimath is 260 kms from Rishikesh and it will take us 9 hrs to reach Joshimath. Today morning we have an early breakfast at the property and leave for Joshimath. 

    Situated at an elevation of 1890 mts , Joshimath is a gateway of many Himalayan expeditions, trekking trails ( the famous Valley of Flowers trail is one of them).  During winters , Lord Badri’s Idol  is brought from Badrinath Temple to Vasudeva temple at Joshimath.

    We reach Joshimath by evening.

    Dinner and Night stay in Joshimath

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    Day 5 : Day excursion to Auli. Return to Joshimath by evening. Night stay in Joshimath

    Auli is 16 kms from Joshimath and today we have an all day excursion to Auli planned up for you. We leave from Joshimath after breakfast. 

    Auli is a Himalayan Ski destination and is connected to the town of Joshimath by a cable car. Altitude varies from 2800 mts to 3100 mts and is home to Nanda Devi, Kamat Kamet and Mana Parvat.

    Spend the day at Leisure in Auli, you can also try Skiing. Return to Joshimath by evening.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath

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    Day 6 : Drive from Joshimath to Kausani. Night stay in Kausani.

    Kausani is around 190 kms from Joshimath and will take us almost 7 hrs of travel time. Till now we were traveling in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand , but now we will be in Kumaon.

    We start after early breakfast from Joshimath for Kausani, which is famous for its panaromic view of Himalayan Peaks like Trishul, Nanda devi and Panchchuli. Kausani is also known for Apricots and Pear farms grown by the local farmers and the hotel owners.

    We reach Kausani by evening. Hotel Check In.

    Evening at Leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Kausani.

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    Day 7 : Kausani to Patal Bhuvaneshwar. Night stay in Patal Bhuvaneshwar

    Today we start after breakfast for Patal Bhuvaneshwar. It is about 120 kms from Kausani and will take you almost 4 hrs to reach.

    Located in the village Bhuvaneshwar, Patal Bhuvaneshwar is not just one cave, rather a cave town. There is a 1 km long cave in Patal Bhuvaneshwar, which is 90 feet below the ground level. Caves within caves, steps leading to another, each one unmasking deep secrets from within. The motor able road ends half a kilometer away from the cave entrance.

    Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a beautiful location and has pleasant weather throughout the year. Nestled in the  thick Forests of oak ,deodar & rhododendron and with many cornfields and orchards. It also offers a magnificent view of the Panchchuli peaks and has few rivals for spectacular Himalayan sunrises and sunsets.

    Spend the day exploring the town. Return to the property by evening.

    Dinner and overnight stay

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    Day 8 : Patal Bhuvaneshwar to Naukuchiatal

    Naukuchiatal or “lake of nine corners” is a small hill station near Nainital and Bhimtal.  It is around 170 kms from Patal Bhuvaneshwar and will take around 6 hrs to cover the distance.

    We start after an early breakfast from the Hotel. One among the natural marvels of Kumaon, Naukuchiatal is an idyllic location to enjoy the captivating compilations of rare butterflies and colorful parade of Himalayan birds.

    The jungles are the abode of Himalayan flora and fauna and the nature walk through this woody forest would proffer the great luxury of marvelous sceneries.

    After reaching the property in the afternoon, we spend the evening exploring the lake and places around.  Dinner and overnight stay at the property.

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    Day 9 : Naukuchiatal to New Delhi

    Today is the last day of our tour and we plan to reach Delhi by 8 pm.

    New Delhi is around 340 kms from Naukuchiatal and will take us 7 hrs to reach. We have a relaxed morning as we will start our return journey to Delhi by 11 am.

    Reach Delhi by evening.

    End of Tour.

Inclusions

Transport New Delhi to New Delhi

7 Night Stay on twin sharing basis

Breakfast and Dinner on all days , starting from Dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 8

State Taxes,Driver,, Toll

Tour Lead

Exclusions

Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Entry Charges

Cancellation Policy

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

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

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

Things To Know

Maximum Group Size 12 members

Mode of Transport: Tempo Traveller

It will be a Mixed Group.

Trip Lead will travel from Delhi with the group

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

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

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

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

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

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

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

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

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

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

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

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

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

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