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Uttarakhand is a state in northern India that shares borders with the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh as well as the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. Its northern regions are home to some of India's tallest peaks and it is located in the Himalayas.
Discover the spectacular landscape of Uttarakhand, an Indian state in the north that is full of unspoiled, charming beauty just waiting to be discovered. Uttarakhand is a state blessed with a variety of flora and wildlife, from Landsowne to Jim Corbett and Mukteshwar. Visit hiking paths, trekking expeditions, special experiences, and mountain summits for breathtaking vistas. Explore the serene environment of Jim Corbett National Park as you navigate the tranquil waters of Naini Lake in Nainital. You will be in awe of Uttarakhand's captivating beauty. Visit the Beatles ashram, where the members of the well-known band found inspiration and where many of their songs were first written.
Join us on a 10-day adventure to Uttarakhand to see it like never before! Read the itinerary to know more!
Day 1: Drive from Delhi to Rishikesh
Day 2: Exploring Rishikesh
Day 3: Sightseeing at Rishikesh
Day 4: Rishikesh to Joshimath
Day 5: Joshimath to Auli
Day 6: Joshimath to Kausani
Day 7: Drive from Kausani to Binsar
Day 8: Binsar Sightseeing
Day 9: Binsar to Delhi
Day 10: Reach Delhi to end the tour
Meals Not Included
Distance: 250 Kilometers
Time: 6 Hours
The group members will meet at the pickup location at the designated time.
We will move toward Rishikesh after a brief orientation session led by the trip guide. As part of our trip, we would pass via Haridwar to get to Rishikesh
At 409 metres above sea level, Rishikesh is nestled between the Shivalik range and the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Range. Rishikesh is located 240 kilometres from New Delhi, and 25 kilometres from Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun. Rishikesh offers breathtaking views of hills covered in vegetation. Ganga and Chandrabhaga meet at Rishikesh as well. The big river Ganges herself, rushing quickly past the city, is Rishikesh's most magnificent draw.
We will settle into our assigned destination in Rishikesh and have some free time thereafter. Following that, we'll go river rafting in the powerful Ganga's tides and participate in cliff jumping in Rishikesh.
We will celebrate the evening with some music, food, a bonfire, and other festivities. After dinner, spend the night in Rishikesh.
Many yogis, rishis, sages, and sannyasis have travelled to Rishikesh to practise yoga in this serene setting since ancient times, and this trend is still present now. Rishikesh has since gained a reputation as a sage's residence.
We'll leave for some local sightseeing after an early-morning meal and stop by the renowned Beatles Ashram. Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula are also on our itinerary. Additionally, we would indulge in café hopping and discover the variety of eateries Rishikesh has to offer. In the evening, we'll go to Triveni Ghat for Ganga Aarti. Stay in Rishikesh for the night.
Distance: 253 Kilometers
Time: 8 Hours
A town called Joshimath may be found in the Chamoli District in the state of Uttarakhand. Hindus hold this location in the highest regard, and it serves as a significant national centre for pilgrimage. Due to the abundance of temples and religious monuments, a large number of pilgrims and tourists may be seen in the region during the pilgrimage season.
We will depart from our accommodations in Rishikesh after an early-morning meal and go to Joshimath. The four confluences of the Ganga river, namely, Karnaprayag, Devprayag, Nand Prayag, and Rudraprayag, will be visible to us as we travel the Badrinath road on the way to Joshimath. As soon as we get to Joshimath, we will check into the predetermined hotel. We'll spend the night at Joshimath after having dinner.
Following an early-morning meal, we will travel to Auli, a Himalayan ski resort that is guarded by the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. The Auli Cable Car, India's second-highest and longest ropeway after Gulmarg, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Winter activities like snowboarding, skiing and others are available for tourists to enjoy.
After that, we'll return to Joshimath and enjoy the remaining day at our leisure. Spend the night at Joshimath.
Distance: 180 Kilometers
Time: 5 Hours
Kausani is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, snow-capped mountains, foggy valleys, and pine woods. Mahatma Gandhi referred to this place as the "Switzerland of India" because of the abundance of attractions it offers visitors.
Following breakfast in the early morning, we will check out of our hotel in Joshimath and travel to Kausani, a charming little village in Uttarakhand's Bageshwar region. The picturesque surroundings and expansive vistas of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Panchachuli, among other Himalayan Peaks, make Kausani famous.
We'll go to Kausani and check into the hotel we've chosen. It is encouraged for visitors to go on nature walks and spend time outdoors.
After dinner, spend the night in Kausani.
Distance: 73 Kilometers
Time: 3 Hours
One of the gorgeous spots in the Kumaon highlands is the tranquil and charming village, located at the height of 2,420 m. Due to its location, it provides breathtaking views of the beautiful Himalayan peaks including Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling, and Panchachuli. According to locals, Lord Shiva-dedicated Bineshwar Mahadev temple is where Binsar got its name.
We will leave our accommodation in Kausani after an early-morning breakfast and take a tour of the city's main attractions.
The local market would be explored, and we would go shopping for crafts. 208 hectares of land make up the Kausani Tea Estate, which will also be on our itinerary. After that, we'll proceed to Binsar. We will check into our campsite once we reach Binsar. After dinner, spend the night at Binsar.
The magnificent mountain panorama from Zero Point in Binsar is its main draw. Bird watchers, environment enthusiasts, and landscape photographers would appreciate Binsar as a vacation destination. It is renowned for having a diverse mix of vegetation and animals.
We will go for a sightseeing trip after an early-morning meal, travelling via the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to more than 200 different types of animals. We'll also travel to Binsar Zero Point, which is in the Sanctuary's centre and gives a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the neighbouring Himalayan peaks.
We will return to our campground in the evening to celebrate the new year with a groovy DJ, tasty snacks, a campfire, and cake. After dinner, spend the night at Binsar.
Distance: 400 Kilometers
Time: 10 Hours
After an early breakfast, we'll check out of the hotel and partake in adventure pursuits in Binsar including rock climbing, ziplining, and rappelling. We'll then get to Delhi to make our way back.
Stay Not Included
The group will split up and go their ways once they get to Delhi. We bid goodbyes with heavy hearts and cherish all the memories.
Intimation Period - Cancellation Fee
30 days or more - 10% of Invoice amount
29-15 days - 50% of the Invoice amount
0- 14 days - 100 % of the total invoice amount
*Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
**Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering a refund.
Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc., any kind of emergencies will not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
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The tickets once booked cannot be moved to any other dates.
We are not responsible for the cancellation of a trip due to flight cancellation, train cancellation or delay in flights.
How is the Trip /Trek Organised?
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)
Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.
Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.
Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU