Close to The God: Garhwal Trek
Close to The God: Garhwal Trek Garhwal

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All about the Close to The God: Garhwal Trek

Although this is a difficult trek at a max altitude of 5947m (19,511 ft.), it is beautiful and begins in Rishikesh before we journey through deep gorges of Gange Alakananda to Joshimath at the foot of Nanda Devi. Once reached in Badrinath, we will trek via Mana Village and head towards Gangotri, passing through meadows of wild flowers, moraines and at times glaciers, as well as the high pass of Kalandi Pass 5947 m (19,511 ft.) which brings us to the highest point of our trek. The Bhagirathi Range can also be seen including Shivling (6543 m / 21,466 ft.) and Bhrigu Parbat (6041 m / 19,819 ft.). Once reached back in Rishikesh, a train from Haridwar will take you to Delhi.

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Trip Information

  • Trip Duration
    16 Days
  • Trip Grade
  • Max. Group Size
  • Highest Point
    5100 mts

Trip Highlights

  • Best Time: End of June-Mid Sept
  • Visit Ganga’s Ghat at Haridwar
  • Hindu Temple
  • Beautiful trekking route
  • Cultural variety
  • Gentle walking
Close to The God - Garhwal Trek

Day 1

Arrival in Delhi
Guests will be received at the airport followed by a transfer to a hotel, where you will be staying overnight. 

Day 2

Journey from Delhi – Rishikesh
Travelling Distance: 224 km
Travelling Time: 5 hours
We will be driving to Rishikesh, where we shall reach in the afternoon. You will then be transferred to a hotel before visiting the city. Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the River Ganga and surrounded on all three sides by the Himalayan ranges, which is a great pilgrimage centre of India. Here we shall visit ancient temples and Ashrams. At the Trivani Ghat at evening time, there is a “Ganga Arti”, where worship to the holy river mother Ganga, takes place. Pilgrims light a butter lamp with fresh flowers as an offering to the Goddess. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 3

Journey from Rishikesh – Joshimath
Travelling Distance: 250 km
Travelling Time: 6 hours
Altitude: 1800 m / 5,905 ft.
With an early departure, we will drive 70 km and stop at Dev Pryag; confluence of Bhagirthi and Alaknanda begins here. For the Sikhs, Joshimath (Jyotrimath) is the wintry siege of Rawal Sahib – sanctuary of Barinath. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4

Journey from Joshimath to Badrinath
Travelling Distance: 44 km
It is a short drive along the foot of Nanda Devi sanctuary, where we will visit some Holi places before reach in Badrinath. Badri or Badri Vishal, gives rise to the resound chant of the devotees as we approach to the shrine ‘Jai Badri Vishal Ki‘. After visiting the temple, we will take a stroll in the bazzar to feel the ambiance of the pilgrim crowd at the beneath of snow-caped peak of Neel Kanth (6957 m / 22,824 ft.). We will later visit the Narad Kund, where the hot spring water is known as Tapta Kund. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 5

Trek 1 (Short) – Badrinath – Vashudhara via Mana
We will make leave for Mana Village; known in Hindu scriptures also as Manibhadrashram and Manibhadrapuram. It is situated 3 km north of the main shrine of Badrinath. This last Indian village is on the Indo -Tibetan border, and its inhabitants are Himalayan semi- nomads who form a small group. From here, a path will lead us to Kailash, the celestial abode of Shiva. The people are poor and backward and are known as the Marchya. They have lost their traditional ties with Tibet. We will make a trek to Vasudhara falls; 5 km trek one way with the backdrop of snowy mountains and glaciers set in the rocky heights of 122 m. It is indeed a captivating sight as the torrents of the water come tumbling down and are caught by the wind and diffused in fine showers and soft mist. Close to the falls is a series of named and unnamed peaks such as Chaukhambha, Satopanth and Balkun etc. You will also be able to see the vast moraines and Alkapuri glaciers, as well as the glacial cut-outs from where Alakanda emerges back to Badrinath. Overnight stay in a hotel or lodge.

Day 6

Trek 2 - Vashudhara – Ghastoli
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 3796 m / 12,454 ft.
The trail goes through dense forest of Laxmi Van, where we will then cross a small stream. Late afternoon we will have reached at our campsite. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 7

Trek 3 - Gastoli – Arwatal
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 3910 m / 12,828 ft.
The trek will become tougher due to crossing many chilled streams including Arwa stream (Nallah) as well as snowy and icy terrain lands to the campsite. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 8

Trek 4 - Arwatal – Rajparav
Trekking Time: 5 hours
Altitude: 4910 m / 16,108 ft.
The trail goes over many boulders and moraines, where you will be enjoying the dramatic scenery until reaching at the small meadow which is covered in snow in early season. We will continue to the campsite of Rajparav. It is advised to take care as we head towards the pass during the afternoon, as it will also help to you to get acclimatised.

Day 9

Trek 5 - Rajparav - Kalandi Khal Base
Altitude: 5500 m / 18,044 ft. (Over Kalandi Pass 5947 m / 19,511 ft.)
We will walk for a minimum of one hour over a glacier covered with snow in early season toward the Khalindi Pass. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view of Satopanth Kol, Kalandi Peak and many other unnamed peaks. We will take a stroll around the campsite to be with nature. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 10

Trek 6 - Kalandi Khal Base – Khara Pathar
Trekking Time: 5 hours
Altitude: 5456 m / 17,900 ft.
We will walk over moraines and boulders and we will need to be very careful while crossing chilled streams. The trail gets tougher as we cross the Suryala glacier until we reach the campsite of Khara Pathar. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 11

Trek 7 - Khara Pathar – Vasukital
Trekking Time: 4 hours
Altitude: 4898 m / 16,069 ft.
We will make leave to Vasukital through the forest of oak, green grassy meadows and the lake with its crystal clear water surrounded by snow caped peaks. The campsite is close to the lake in the shadow of panoramic Himalayan ranges, situated at the base of Satopanth Peak, black peak and Mt. Vasuki Parvat. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 12

Trek 8 – Vasukital – Nandanvan
Trekking Time: 5 hours
Altitude: 4337 m / 14,229 ft.
The rail leads via Chaturangi glacier to Nandanvan; base camp for Bhagirathi Peak, Kharchakund and other peaks around the Gangotri galcier. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 13

Trek 9 - Nandanvan–Bhojbasa
Trekking Time: 5 hours
Altitude: 3792 m / 12,440 ft.
We will descend to Bhujbasa via Gangotri glacier, coming across the fascinating Himalayan sights. The campsite is near a temple beside the river. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 14

Trek 10 – Bhojbasa – Gangotri
Trekking Time: 7 hours
Altitude: 3090 m / 10,137 ft.
Will leave for Gangotri via Chirbasa, as we will be following tree lines, scattered bushes of juniper on the barren hillside including silver birch trees. Bhagirathi Range is in view including Shivling (6543 m / 21,466 ft.) and Bhrigu Parbat (6041 m / 19,819 ft.) looms high above the valley. Gangotri, is a pilgrimage site for Hindus; thousands of pilgrims come here to pay homage to Goddess Gange. We will visit Gangotri temples and a few Ashrams on the left side of the bank. Gangotri opens every year on the last week of April or the first week of May with a normal puja of Ganga and closes at the end of October. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 15

Journey from Gangotri to Haridwar
Travelling Distance: 226 km
We will have a full day excursion to the ancient temples and Ghats. Haridwar (literally means gate way to God) stands on the right banks of the Ganges at the foot of Shivalik mountain. It has been a sacred place from time immemorial and is one of the most important pilgrimages on the Ganges. It is one of the four pilgrim centres (others are Prayag, Ujjain and Nassik) where Kumbha is held every twelve years. According to myth millions of Hindus undertake a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, seeking emancipation from worldly sins. Meditation or worship at Har ki pauri is some of the most fascinating religious rituals in the world. A grand Arti (religios song) on the Ghat of the Ganga charges with emotion and the air resounds with the music and chants are also offered as worship of Lord. By evening time, pilgrims float hundreds of little flower bowls in the river with oil lamps. Will then visit the Daksha Mahadevi temple. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 16

Train Journey: Rishikesh – Delhi
Travelling Distance: 240 km
Travelling Time: 6 hours
In the morning you will be driven to Haridwar Railway Station, where you will then catch the train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be received by one of our representatives and transferred to the hotel. You will have half the day to sightsee, including a visit to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Shanti Van and the rest of the day will be free, before being transferred to the Indira Gandhi International Airport where you will depart to your onward destination.


  • Mountain Guide: Mountaineering qualified and First Aid Responder.
  • A Cook: Who can make, Indian, Chinese, Italian food.
  • Helpers:  to help the cook.
  • Porters/ Horses: to carry the equipment and food.
  • All Equipment: Client Tents, Mattresses,  Sleeping bags, Kitchen Tents, Toilet Tents, Dinning tent  and all kitchen utensils.
  • Food:  Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/snacks, Soup, Dinner.
  • Transportation:  to Starting and finishing of the trek. Wherever it requires in the program.
  • First aid kit and Oxygen Canister: for in case of emergency.


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