This trek is especially designed to experience the village life of Himalayan people. We have chosen village Khola which is approx. 6 - 7 hrs from Rishikesh and is in a very remote and unexplored part of the Garhwal Himalayas. Most of the inhabitants of the village depends on the resources of the village for their survival. The water resources in the valley are natural. Its a perfect place for meditation, yoga, nature walks, bird watching and to experience outside silence and inside peace. The lush green forests of this region are home to an astounding multiplicity of flora and fauna. A description of the charismatic beauty of this village would be incomplete without a mention of the people who inhabit this blessed village - simple, willing to help and hardworking.
The second phase of the trip is the multi days rafting trip on Alaknanda river (one of the major tributary of Ganges and on Ganges too. The multi days rafting trip is an excellent way to enjoy the river gorge and the amazing beauty of the deep valley.
Overall this trip is a great combination of culture, local traditions, lifestyle and offers some great views of Himalayas with unmatched beauty of Mother Nature.
we stop at Deoprayag to watch the confuence of rivers Alaknanda& Bhagirathi. From here the Ganges start and travel all the way to the Bay of Bengal. We continue our road journey and approx. after 1. 5 hrs from Kirtinagar we leave the main high way and continue our ride to village Khola for approx. 2.5 hrs.
The drive is very scenic and shows a different view of the foothills of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in village check in to the Village Homestay. Evening to be spend in leisure. Explore the village. Later enjoy the home cook food by the locals. Overnight stay in Musmola Village.
Enjoy the early morning of the country side and lifestyle of the village. Hear the magical voices of the birds. After the breakfast, which is also made in a local kitchen made with local ingredients we pack our bags and start walking to our next destination village Dangiya via village Manjuli.
After our lunch at village Manjuli we trek to a little pass. On a very clear day you can see a great belt of the Himalayas from pass. From the pass, we start walking on a gradual path for next 25 min to reach our nature. campsite. Dinner and overnight stay at nature camps in village Dangiya.
After breakfast, we start trekking down to the village Daunda for approx 45 min to 1 hour and from here we start walking to our next destination Temple Maithyana Devi. The trail passes through the different kind of vegetation and different villages. We reach to a point from where Himalayas are visible again.
At this point we enjoy our lunch. We continue our walk-through pine forest which leads us to Temple Maithyana Devi. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and has lot of importance in the nearby villages. Every year there is a big festival for the goddess. Check in to your tents. Dinner & overnight stay in camps at temple.
Today it is a time to say goodbye to the Himalayas. After packing our stuff, we drive for next 5 hours to rafting camp at Juyalgarh on the bank of Alaknanda river. In the evening enjoy the campfire. Dinner and overnight stay at river camp at Juyalgarh.
Today after breakfast we raft for about 25 kms from the camp till Devprayag. This section has class II - III rapids and goes through a nice gorge section with plenty of opportunities for swimming & surfing. We will raft through the confluence of river Bhagirathi & Alaknanda which meet at Devprayag to make the holy Ganga. We finish our trip slightly ahead of the confluence and drive for 2 hours to reach another rafting camp at village Shivpuri. Upon arrival check in at camp. Evening campfire followed by dinner.
of Ganges river section for approx. 1.5 hrs. You negotiate some of the famous rapids of Ganges like 3 blind mice, roller coaster, golf course, club house and much more. We finish the trip near famous Laxman Jhula bridge. After rafting we drop to your place of stay in Rishikesh. After we drop you back trip ends .
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We plan a limited number of uttarakhand trek outings each summer, and multiple Grand outings each spring and fall. We hope you decide to join us.