Day 1: Arrival in India. You will be meet at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing in your hotel room or taking in the sights of Delhi. Overnight Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi to Rishikesh (330 m): 5/6 hrs. After breakfast transfer to the train station and board the morning train departing New Delhi at 7:00 a.m. Reach Haridwar at 11:30 a.m. Transfer to our beach camp on the river Ganges near Rishikesh, a bustling pilgrim township, a popular meditation centre and the Yoga Capital of the world. Spend the afternoon rafting or explore the township and attend the aarti (evening prayers) by the banks of the river Ganges. Overnight camp.
Day 3: Rishikesh to Sari to Devariyatal (2440 m): 8 hrs. Drive upstream of Rishikesh for about six hours along the Ganges and Alaknanda rivers. We then enter the Mandakini valley until we reach Sari. When we start walking it's gradual uphill for roughly two hours to the beautiful lake of Devariyatal.
Day 4: Devariyatal to Chopta (3000 m): 6/7 hrs. The trail goes through the dense forest and stays on the ridge all the way to Tali. From here we descend for a while to cross a stream and then climb back up gradually to reach Chopta. Chopta is located in an idyllic setting with beautiful meadows surrounded by dense rhododendron forests.
Day 5: Chopta to Tungnath (3680 m) to Chandrashilla Top (4130 m) to Chopta: 8 hrs. Start early in the morning and climb up to the temple of Tungnath and beyond. Tungnath, one of the Shiva temples, is the highest temple in the Garhwal Himalaya and there are spectacular views of the surrounding plains from here. The summit of Chandrashilla Peak provides a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Himalaya. We descend back to Chopta to enjoy a well earned evening meal.
Day 6: Drive Chopta to Haridwar to Delhi: 13 hrs. Drive to the train station in Haridwar and take the evening train, reaching Delhi by 10:30 p.m. Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 7: Depart India. After breakfast depart to the international airport for your flight home. Trip ends.
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