Day 01 : Dehradun – Joshimath
Leave early at 6am and drive to Govindghat via devprayag, rudraprayag, karnaprayag, nandaprayag and Joshimath/Auli. Overnight at rest-house in Joshimath/Auli.
Day 02 : Joshimath – Ghangaria
Early morning we drive to Govindghat and start the trek by crossing the river Alaknanda over a bridge at Govindghat and from there walk towards the Bhyundar valley through forest area and a few villages. There are numerous waterfalls and lush green landscape all around. The gradient of the trail is moderate. The 14 kms trek to reach Ghangharia takes about 4-5 hrs, one can also hire a mule to reach Ghangharia. Overnight in rest houses at Ghangharia.
Day 03 : Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangaria
We start the days trek with a short ascent to the valley. Gradient is moderate and the landscape soothing to the eye. It will take about a couple of hours to reach the valley. There are unending meadows laden with varieties of alpine flowers, network of streams and big mountains all around. The prominent species are Braham Kamal, Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold, Primula, Lilium, Potentilla, Ranunculus, Inula, Corydalis, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Ligularia, Morina, Impatiens, Saxifrages Bistorta, Anaphalis, Sibbaldia. One can spend 3-4 hrs exploring different corners & vantage points of the valley and towards late afternoon retrace steps to Ghangharia. Total trekking time would be about 04 hrs. Overnight we stay in rest-house at Ghangharia.
Day 04 : Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria
Climb to Hemkund Sahib is steep at places and will take about 3 – 4 hrs. Hemkund Sahib is a popular Sikh Shrine built next to a lake. The lake is surrounded by wild flowers. Pilgrims take a dip in the freezing cold waters of the lake. Hot tea will be served in the Gurudwara (Shrine) before retracing steps to Ghangharia. Overnight we stay in rest-house at Ghangharia.
Day 05 : Ghangaria – Govindghat
Trek back to Govindghat.
If road and weather conditions are favourable, from there drive for about an hour to reach the temple town of Badrinath. Situated on the banks of Alaknanda and with the backdrop of Neelkanth peak, an ancient temple with hot Sulphur water pools around, Badrinath is a beautiful destination to visit besides its pilgrimage significance (being one of the Char Dhaams). Overnight we stay in resthouses at Govindghat/Badrinath/Joshimath.
Day 06 : Badrinath – Dehradun
Early morning after breakfast we drive to Dehradun. Take overnight train to Delhi