Highlights: Delhi - Rishikesh
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Delhi - Lalit Hotel
Rishikesh - Dewa Retreat
During Trek - Snow Leopard Adventures Panther Adventure Resort
Delhi - Lalit Hotel During Trek
* All land transportation as per itinerary using Non AC vehicle.
* All meals i.e. Lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4.
* Bar-be-cue on the last night at Snow Leopard Adventures campsite.
* Soft drinks, sodas, and snacks around the campfire at the campsite.
"* Use of adventure equipment and services of qualified instructors.
"* Adventure activities at the resort as per the itinerary.
Dewa Retreat – Rishikesh
* Deluxe Room with a Private balcony
* Daily Organic Special Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (All meals prepared with RO water)
* Daily Yoga Classes in the Morning and Evening by Experienced Yoga teacher
* One Ayurveda Abhiyangam Massage Per Person in our SPA during the stay
* Complimentary Visit to the World Famous Ganga Aarti (Lamp Prayer Ceremony) on the Holy Ganges River
Day 1: London Heathrow to Delhi by flight
Day 2: Delhi
1025 Hrs: Arrive at Delhi airport. Upon arrival at Delhi airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel. Day 3: Delhi to Haridwar by train DDN Shatabadi 06:45-11:30 Hrs
Transfer from Hotel to New Delhi railway station in time to board the train for Haridwar. 1130 Hrs: Arrive Haridwar. Upon arrival at Haridwar railway station transfer to Hotel
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3 - 9: Under Yoga Package (07 Nights)
Day 10: 03 Nights / 04 Days Trek
Pickup from Dewa Retreat, Rishikesh and drive to the adventure resort at Shivpuri village (1150 ft).
Panther Adventure Resort is set up on 4 acres of terraced fields in Shivpuri village at the foothills of Himalaya. The ridges surrounding the camp are covered with a thick sal forest. The comfortable safari tents here have attached utilities and power. The days at camp are packed with activities while the evenings are spent relaxing under the thatched golghars (gazebos) or by the swimming pool. Upon arrival, camp welcome, orientation talk by the Camp Manager and settle down in the hut followed by lunch.
Post lunch, we leave for a 4 km trek to a Garhwali village called Badal. This trekking trail meanders past a local school and brings you down to a Himalayan stream. We cross the stream by wading through it and walk back to camp for a much-awaited evening tea/ coffee with snacks. Later in the evening before dinner, we have a presentation on the Fauna & Flora of the area. Overnight stay at Snow Leopard Adventures Panther Adventure Resort.
Day 11: In Shivpuri – Hiking with picnic lunch
SIMALKHET TREK: Distance: Approx 8 - 9 km/ Altitude: 400m – 965m / Duration: 4 – 5 hrs
Post breakfast, after a brief introduction, we drive for a short distance to the starting point of the trek (410 m/ 400 m). Disembark and start the trek with an uphill climb for about 30 minutes. We take a short detour to a nearby waterfall (530 m). En route to the waterfall, we get to see some stalactite formations. It is also a good spot for taking photographs.
After spending some time at the waterfall, we get back to the trail and continue our gradual ascent. The trail passes through a typical Garhwali hill village called Patna (655 m). At the village, we get to see a variety of fruit trees and agricultural fields planted with seasonal crops. We walk past two local primary schools en route to another village called Simal Khet (965 m) – the highest point of our trek.
We enjoy a picnic lunch at a vantage point from where panoramic views of the valley and the Ganga River are visible. Post lunch, we descend on the other side of the hill for about 2 hours passing through lush green forests and vegetation. En route, we shall visit an ashram (525 m). At the finishing point of the trek, we board our waiting vehicle and drive back to the camp for some refreshing evening snacks.
Dinner and overnight stay at Snow Leopard Adventures Panther Adventure Resort.
Day 12: In Shivpuri – Hiking with picnic lunch
SIRASU VILLAGE: Distance: Approx 9 km / Altitude: 400m – 1345 m/ Duration: 5 – 6 hrs. Early morning wake-up call followed by an optional Yoga session by the beach. Return to camp for breakfast. Post breakfast, we will start the day with a short drive from Panther Adventure Resort to Gullar Bridge (415 m) with a packed lunch. Disembark at Gullar Bridge and walk down to the River Ganga. Here you cross the river onto the other side using the footbridge. Thereafter it’s a short climb uphill to Sirasu village (450 m). From the village, we then follow the path towards the right through the terrace fields. As we continue, the trail goes steeply uphill for nearly 2 km to the peak at 1,345m. The views from this peak are panoramic, with the River Ganges below and the Himalayas to the north. Descend west from the peak for 200 m and follow the path leading south for 500 m to the saddle then descend into the valley, to Palyal village, and the cultivated area below.
The trail skirts the cultivated area follows a ridge for a short while then descends steeply to the stream below (403m). We walk through the stream and follow it upstream for less than 1km to Himalayan Bear Stream Camp (410 m). From Himalayan Bear Stream Camp, we walk up to the road to board the waiting vehicle that will drive us back to the camp in time for some refreshing evening snacks. Dinner and overnight stay at Snow Leopard Adventures Panther Adventure Resort
Day 13: Shivpuri to Rishikesh – Hiking with Picnic Lunch
Haridwar to Delhi by train Shatabadi Express: 18:10 - 22:50 Hrs
NEER GADDU TREK: Distance: Approx 8 -9 km/ Altitude: 400m – 1100 m/ Duration: 5 – 6 hrs. Post breakfast, we start the hike from Panther Adventure Resort. It’s a 4 km uphill stretch through the forests to a village called ‘Bawari’ (1100 m). The trail provides a panoramic view of the River Ganga and Shivpuri village. It takes about 3 to 3 ½ to reach Bawari. From Bawari we can get a bird’s eye view of Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Jolly Grant airport. Enjoy a packed lunch at this spot. From Bawari we trek down to Neergaddu past a couple of Garhwali villages. We take about 2 ½ to 3 hrs to reach Neer gaddu waterfall (420 m). After spending some time at Neer Gaddu, we drive down to Haridwar railway station in time to board the train for New Delhi. 22:50 Hrs: Arrive at New Delhi railway station. Upon arrival at New Delhi, railway station transfers to Delhi airport transfer to Hotel for an Overnight stay.
Day 14: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight
Transfer from Hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow