Looking for some
adventurous sport? Take a trek to the Gaumukh (Cow's Mouth)
Glacier to enjoy an extraordinary journey! Situated in the
Gangotri region of Uttarakhand, Gaumukh has religious
significance attached to it as it is the source of the holy
river Ganga. You can catch the glimpse of the stunning ice walls
after trekking 11-miles from Gangotri. Pilgrims bathe in the
chilly waters of Gangotri as a mark of respect. You can reach
Gangotri by taking a bus from Rishikesh in around 12 hours.
The best time for trekking in Rishikesh is from April to
The other trekking destinations include:
Kalindi – The trek of 5947 m offers you total amazement.
This trek is meant for people, who love high altitudes. The trek
offers you amazing views of snow-capped peaks of Great
Himalayas. The trail descends to Arwatal and reaches to Mana,
which is the last village on the Chinese province. The trek
finally ends at Badrinath with a holy visit to the temple. The
best season is for this trek is from June to September.
Kauri Pass - This classic trek of Kauri Pass offers you
majestic view of the meadows and valleys along the western edge
of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The route also refers to as the
Curzon Trail. You can view snow capped peaks along the trail
along the Kuari Pass. This best time is from April - November.
Nanda Devi - To view the heavenly beauty of the twin
peaks of Nanda Devi at the height of 7818m. They constitute
India's second highest mountain. The best season is from April -
Gopeshwar - From Rishikesh to Gopeshwar, this is a
fascinating trek spread across 10 days, which covers places like
Rishikesh, Kalpeshwar, Bansi Narain, Godiyala, Rudranath, Sagar,
Vasukital - This 1 day trip from Vasukital covers the
places like Gaurikund, Kedarnath, and Vasukital with a
refreshing bath at Gaurikund, which is at the height of a 1981
meters, have a refreshing bath in the hot water springs, and
trek 14 kms to Kedarnath to the height of 3583 meters.
This fascinating trek winds along the river Mandakini, passes
through dense forests, and thunderous waterfalls. From Kedarnath,
it is another 6 km trek to Vasukital at a height of 4135 meters
with a magnificent view of the Chaukhamba peaks, and finally a
km trek downhill to Vasukital.
Dodital Trek - Dodi Tal is the birthplace of Lord Ganesh.
It is a lake in Garhwal in the western Uttarakhand- a good hike
of 44 km, which can be covered in 3 days. You need to climb from
about 5,000 ft to 11,000 ft. The walk is extremely beautiful,
and a must for those wanting to see the real beauty of
Deoria Tal - It is a beautiful lake at an altitude of
2438 meters. Surrounded with forests all around, this lake
provides a reflection of mighty Chaukhamba peak. It is a nice
but steep trek of 3 km from Ukhimath, which can be easily
covered between 3-4 hrs. You can even relax at the temple and
enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayas from here.
Valley of Flower Trek - Come home to a beautiful meadow
at an altitude of eleven thousand feets. The valley of flower
trek has a tributary of Alaknanda. Named by Frank Smythe in 1931
on his way back to Mt. Kamet. Ferns, he located multiple
varieties of flowers such as dwarf larkspur, blue poppies, dwarf
rhododendrons, primal, potentials, fritillaries, asters, dwarf
iris, and inula grand floras in this valley. Visit the place in
August/September to see thousands of flowers, shrubs, orchids
and plants in this gorgeous valley.
Har Ki Doon Trek - Situated in the Western ganges of the
Garhwal Himalayas, Har - Ki - Doon is at an elevation of 3,556
metres. The valley is surrounded by dense forests of pines and
beautiful mountain peaks. It is a favorite hangout destination
for bird-watchers and nature lovers. People fondly call it the
hanging valley of gods.
Chopta Tungnath Trek - Chopta Tungnath Trek is a brief,
but easy trek that runs parallel to the Himalayas. The trek
provides you fascinating views all the way, and beautiful
camping options by the lake at Devariyatal. You can enjoy clear
views of magnificent peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Neelkanth,
Kedarnath from here.
Trekking preparation Detail
1- Official Documents
Foreign visitors to India must possess valid passports and
visas. Be sure your ‘tourist visa’ covers the duration of your
visit. Special permits are not required for trekking in the
Indian Himalayas, with the exception of certain restricted
areas. Should you chose one of our treks or safaris in these
areas, we will send you the necessary application forms and
obtain these permits for you. Permission takes at least 4 weeks,
so please return the forms, photocopies of the relevant pages of
your passport and photographs well in advance. It is mandatory
to carry your passport with you at all times while in India.
When planning your trip, it is advisable to have a medical check
up explaining to your physician the altitude you hope to reach.
Although not essential, you may prefer protection against
cholera, typhoid, tetanus, polio and hepatitis. Finally, it is
most important to be as physically fit as possible and some form
of fairly strenuous exercise should be engaged in daily for at
least a month before leaving. Trekkers do occasionally suffer
from coughs, colds, minor stomach upsets and, rarely, from mild
High quality trekking gear is difficult, if not impossible, to
buy in India, so check the equipment list before leaving home.
Please bring all your equipment with you as it is not uncommon
for unaccompanied gear to get lost en route. A list of the
essential equipment you will require for an average India
Insight Tours trek is given below. If you plan to do any
climbing, you will have to supplement this equipment. Please
sort out and divide your trekking equipment into three
1.to wear on the trail
2.to carry in the day pack
3.to pack in the duffel bag
You will not have access to your duffel bag once you leave camp
in the morning, as it will be carried by pack ponies or porters.
Therefore, you must anticipate all your daytime needs and carry
these items in your day pack. Your day pack should be large
enough to accommodate your water bottle. personal first aid kit,
sun cream, sweater or down jacket, rain parka and lunch box.
Your duffel bag should not weigh more than 30 lb. (20 kg). If
you have heavy equipment such as special cameras or scientific
equipment, additional ponies or porters will have to be hired
and you will be charged for this extra service.
4- Trekking Equipments List
1. trekking boots - well broken in and waterproofed
2. running or tennis shoes
3. down jacket or equivalent with hood
4. one heavy wool shirt or sweater
5. one pair cotton trousers or shorts
6. one pair woolen trousers
7. long underwear - thermal or wool
8. wind- and rain-gear with hood
9. sun hat with brim
10. woolen hat or balaclava
11. woolen mittens or gloves
12. woolen socks to wear with boots
13. cotton socks
14. personal first-aid kit including medication for common
ailments such as headaches,
dysentery etc., moleskin, antiseptic cream, surgical tape, band
aids, sun cream (15% block
out advised for Spiti and Ladakh), lip salve and medicines
15. water purification tablets
16. toilet kit - including extra toilet paper, towel and soap
17. flashlight with extra batteries
18. sunglasses or snow goggles (an extra pair is recommended)
19. water bottle, preferably wide mouthed, with at least one
20. pocket knife
21. note book with pens and pencils
22. plastic bags - small size for books, film etc., larger bags
for clothes, sleeping bags and duffel
bag liners light
23. duffel bag - preferably waterproof
1.camera and film - bring plenty, as film is expensive and not
3.umbrella - available locally
4.repair kit with needle, thread, tape, glue, scissors, etc.
5.extra water bottle - recommended for Ladakh wind pants,
gaiters and down booties - for high
altitude treks small supply of personal energy snacks reading
material, playing cars, lightweight
chess board, Scrabble, etc.
6.give-aways such as pens, pencils, books, etc.
OUR OTHER PROPERTY
HOTEL YOG VASHISHTH
Yog Vashishth is a 3 star category hotel and is
situated at one of the best areas in and around
Swargashram, Rishikesh - the Yoga Capital of the
World, a serene and peaceful locale away from the
main highway. Each deluxe room at Hotel Yog
Vashishth offers breath taking views of the
Himalayan Hills and a private quiet balcony area to
relax, sip a cup of tea or just read a book to the
sound of the wind kissing the hills.
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