Day 01 : Drive from Rishikesh to Govindghat (1828m); 275 km, 9-10 hour.
On the first day of your trek, you’ll be driving from Rishikesh to Govindghat (1,828m) via Joshimath. The entire journey takes you through the mountain side, with the river ganges flowing below you. You also get to witness the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to form river Ganges. Govind ghat is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This place is a base for many treks including Kuari Pass, Pangarchula Peak, and Valley of flowers.
Day 02 : Drive Govindghat to Mana Village & Trek to Lakshmi Ban (3840m); 1 hr drive and 9 km trek.
After having a wholesome nutritious breakfast we’ll drive towards Mana (the last village of India), situated on the Indo-Tibetan border at an altitude of 3200m. Reach Mana in 1 hour and begin your ascent towards Lakshmi Ban. After covering 5 kms we’ll reach the Cascading 400ft high Vasudhara waterfall. It is believed that only those who are pure soul can bask in the beauty of this waterfall. Mt. Kuber & other Himalayan peaks are visible during the hike. Lakshmi Ban, at an altitude of 3840m is a stunning campsite, located opposite to the Banglung glacier snout at Alkapuri from where the river Alaknanda originates. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 03 : Trek Lakshmi Ban to Chakrateerth (4570m); 10 km, 6-7 hour.
Begin your uphill climb and witness the mesmerizing views of Sahastradhara waterfall, meaning thousand fold spring. We’ll get the first view of Bhagirathi Kharak glacier which emerges from Mt. Bhagirathi I, II & III. After climbing the steep ridge of Sahastradhara and walking over big boulders we’ll reach Chakrateerth. The dazzling west face of Mt. Neelkanth and other notable peaks like Chaukhamba, Satopanth, Parvati peaks & Balakun are clearly visible from here. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 04 : Trek Chakrateerth to Satopanth Lake (4880m); 5km, 4-5 hour.
The terrain enroute to Satopanth is full of glacial moraines,scree,boulders & debris. You’ll hear the constant cascading sound of the avalanches throughout the valley. Finally after climbing a ridge the divine lake can be spotted in the depression. The perimeter of this lake is 1 km. A small temple of Lord Shiva & Parvati is on the left side of the lake and a small hut on the right side where Mouni baba resides. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 05 : Trek Satopanth Lake to Bandhar; 13 km, 6-7 hour.
Wake up early to capture the morning bliss of the beautiful casting back of Mt. Chaukhamba peak on Satopanth Lake. It’s a known fact that the sunrise in the Himalayas is the best you’ll ever see from anywhere. Post breakfast, mark your journey downwards to Bandhar via Chakrateerth.
Day 06 : Trek Bandhar to Mana Village (3200m) and Drive to Govindghat; 11 km trek, 1 hour drive.
The last 11 km journey to Mana village is a downhill hike and an easy one. From there we’ll take a taxi/jeep for Joshimath. Overnight stay in the pre-arranged accommodation in guesthouse/hotel.
Day 07 : Drive Govindghat to Rishikesh; 275 km, 9-10 hour.
This is the last day of our trip and the sentiment of the trekking experience is unforgettable. We take back some amazing memories and incredible moments to rejoice for the rest of our life. Board our awaiting vehicle and drive back to Rishikesh. Lunch on the way and trip finishes at Rishikesh.
What is included
+ All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip.
+ All meals while on trek (Veg | Egg).
+ Trek equipments including Tents, Sleeping bags, Mattress, Kitchen & Dining Tent and other utensils.
+ Safety equipment and Medical Kit.
+ Trek Permits and entrance fees.
+ Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
What’s not included
– Transport to and from the Base camp.
– Personal Insurance and Expenses.
– Food during transit to and from the basecamp.
– Offloading charges for backpack, if required.
– Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
– Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
What to pack
Sunscreen SPF 20 above | Sunglasses (UV proof/polarizer) | Hiking Hat & Scarf | Balaclava or Face mask
Poncho | Waterproof Jacket & Trouser | Waterproof Backpack Cover | Waterproof hiking shoes
Cold Cream & Moisturizer | Lip balm | Thermal Inner Wear | Base Layer | Sweater or Fleece | Down Jackets | Woolen Gloves & Socks | Mufflers
Ruck Sack | T-shirts | Hiking Pants | Undergarments | Quick dry Towel | Paper Soap’s | Toilet Paper and Wipes | Head Lamp or Torch | Thin Multi-purpose Nylon Rope | Extra Batteries and Charger | Water Bottles or Hydration Pack | Hand Sanitizer | Toothbrush and Toothpaste | Personal Medical and First Aid Kit |Photo Identity Card
Camera and Tripod | Day Pack | Hiking Pole or Stick | Snow Gaiters | Drone | Energy Bars or Dry Fruits or Electrols