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Circular Trek in Garhwal Himalayas  
Our Multi Activity adventure trips aim to provide an insight into the diversity and grandeur of the Himalayas. The trip stating from Delhi, takes you through mysterious thick forests, deep valleys, snow-clad peaks and the rugged, barren trails that offer a lingering thrill to the adventure seeker. This is enhanced by the cultural enigma of the land.

From the lower altitude wilderness, where every flower truly enjoys the air that it breathes to the rough rocky terrain where the land formations set the hills on fire in their rich variant hues. From the first ray of the rising sun to evening's deepest glow, the landscape unravels the untaught harmony of the primitive wild. The springtide blossoms, the whistling airborne species, the mysterious wild and the picturesque valleys come together to offer a romance hitherto unseen, unheard or untold.
 
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Itinerary Details
Day 1: DRIVE DELHI – HARIDWAR
Circular Trek in Garhwal Himalayas » After early breakfast, we drive to Haridwar.
» Arrive by lunch time and check into the hotel Country Inn & Suites.
» Post lunch, we visit the holy town of Haridwar visiting temples and ghats at the river.
» In the evening a basic Yoga session.
» At sunset, watch and participate in “Aarti” at Har Ki Paudi.
MEALS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2: DRIVE HARIDWAR – UTTARKASHI – BASE CAMP AT RAITHAL (8HRS)
» After early breakfast, drive to the Base camp at village Raithal (2100m)
» Lunch enroute and arrive the base camp by late afternoon. Check into a Himalayan rest house.
» Visit Raithal village near the base camp. Spend evening in the village community interacting with locals
» Return back to the lodge and enjoy some interactive cultural dance with the local people around camp fire.
» Over Night stay at lodge.
MEALS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
Uttarakhand is a fragile ecological zone. Our programmes focus on rural communities and the livelihood issues such water scarcity, falling crop yields, fuel wood and fodder scarcity, drudgery for women and children, poor nutrition and the forced migration of men and boys for employment. We support the educational activities of rural schools, NGOs and community based organizations throughout Uttarakhand. This support takes the form of training programmes, discussion meetings, supply of teaching/learning materials, village and school visits for on-the-spot guidance and problem solving, honoraria of pre-school teachers, and small project grants. The aim of these activities is to help people understand their surroundings from a broad ecological point of view and encourage them to organize themselves to deal with environmental problems that affect their daily lives, and to provide training in technical know-how and practical skills.
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TREK TO DAYARA BUGYALS
Trek to Dayara Bugyals is one of the less known & most spectacular and impressive treks of the Gangotri Region. In local dialect, Bugyal means ‘high altitude meadow’. In other words, Dayara Bugyal is to Uttaranchal what Khajjiar (Dalhousie) is to Himachal Pradesh. Perched near Bhatwari on the Uttarkashi-Gangotri (27 kms. from Uttarkashi) highway, Dayara Bugyal is a most unspoilt wonder. During winters it provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq. kms. On this trek, you will traverse this great Himalayan range and appreciate the sheer geographic diversity – from the verdant, forested valleys and the flowered meadows (thatch) carpeted with wildflowers. Combine this with an interest in the variety of birds, wildlife, forest and wildflowers and the opportunity to view the many snow-capped peaks and you have all the ingredients for a highly rewarding trekking holiday even for the most laid back person.

To watch our online gallery of pictures from our reccee trips of Dayara Bugyals, please visit http://picasaweb.google.com/holidaymoods.india/HEAT2008TrekToBeautifulDayaraBugyalsDistrictUttarkashiGangotriRegion

DAY 3: TREK FROM BASE CAMP – GOI THATCH (CAMP I) – 2880M TREK 6KMS/ 4HRS
» A very pleasant trek up through the forest through dense foliage & waterfalls.
» Camp I is set in a beautiful forest meadow.
» Evening time for self exploration and nature walks in the forest
Himalayan peak » Overnight in alpine tents
MEALS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4: CAMP I – DAYARA BUGYALS (CAMP II)
TREK 7KMS/ 4HRS (Chances of snow in the months of Feb) » After camp I, the route is a lovely gradual traverse climbing to Dayara Bugyals. Fantastic views of the Himalayan range.
» Finest day that everybody will look forward to. Closest views of Mt. Bandarpoonch range of peaks, Mt. Sri Kanta, Mt Gangotri group of peaks and Mt Jaonli.
» Evening time for self exploration, photography and nature walks.
» Overnight in tents
MEALS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EXCELLENT VIEWS OF THE HIMALAYAN PEAKS
MT. KALANAG (6387M), MT. BANDARPOONCH-II (6316M), MT. WHITE PEAK (6102M), MT. SRI KANTA (6132M), MT. GANGOTRI-I(6672M), MT. GANGOTRI-II (6599M), MT. GANGOTRI-III(6577M), MT. JAONLI(6632M), MT. DRAUPADI KA DANDA(5724M).

Day 5: CAMP II – TAAL CAMP (2650M) – BASE CAMP- Trek 11Kms/ 6hrs
» A very interesting descend down the ridge on the route to Barsu village and then descending down to a forest camp at Taal. This area is rich in bird life.
» The route leaves the trail down to village Barsu and traverses back to the base camp through dense forest and the Nehata Thatch.
» Check into the lodge
» Visit the local temple in the village
» Return back to the lodge and enjoy some interactive cultural dance with the local people around camp fire
» Over Night stay at lodge.
MEALS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6: DRIVE TO ANANDA SPA IN THE HIMALAYAS (7HRS)
Get A Free Quote » Post early breakfast, drive to Narendernagar after an exhilarating trek
» Reach by late lunch and check into the hotel
» Evening at leisure to relax & de-stress with the SPA therapies
» Overnight in the Hotel
MEALS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7: AT ANANDA SPA IN THE HIMALAYAS
MEALS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8: DRIVE TO SHIVPURI FOR WHITE WATER RAFTING (1HR)
THRILLS AND ADVENTURE – FULL DAY RAFTING ON RIVER GANGA
» Arrive at the rafting camp
» Change into our rafting gear and proceed for rafting on the river Ganges.
» You will endeavor to complete 2 stretches on the river today.
» The first session includes the stretch from Marine Drive to Shivpuri covering thrilling rapids like ‘Black Money’, ‘Three Blind Mice’, ‘Crossfire’, ‘Body Surfing’, and ‘The Shivpuri’ rapids.
» Lunch will be served at Shivpuri on the river beach.
» Post Lunch you will proceed for the second session of rafting from Shivpuri to NIM Beach. In this stretch one has to negotiate some famous white water rapids like “Return to Centre”, “Roller Coaster”, “Tee Off”, “Golf Course”, “Club House” and others till NIM beach where the days’ rafting comes to an end.
» Finish the rafting trip with a breath taking famous “Cliff Jump”.
» After changing into dry clothes, we drive to Rishikesh town. Shop for old and antique handicrafts, artifacts and old very old coins.
View online pictures of our rafting camps at - http://picasaweb.google.com/holidaymoods.india/RaftingOnGanges
» Transfer to Haridwar Railway station to board Train Shatabdi Express for Delhi around 5:30p.m.
» Arrive Delhi around 11 p.m.