In coming weeks, I will be joining TrekNomads team along with my friends for a trek trip to Hemkund saheb and Valley of Flowers. The build up of trip is so exciting in itself. The itinerary that we will be following is as follows:
|Day||Brief Itinerary||Detailed Itinerary||Highlights of the Day|
|Day 1||Arrive at Haridwar||Arrive at Haridwar and check in to the hotel. Spend the day sight seeing, and witness the magnificent Ganga Arati. Relax and get to know fellow trekkers.||
|Day 2||Travel from Haridwar and arrive at Auli||Leave from Haridwar early in the morning and Travel via the Holy Confluences of River Ganga and enjoy the road trip through some of the most gorgeous views in the country. Reach Auli late in the evening and check in to the hotel, have some nice dinner and unwind.||Witness the 4 of the five Panch Prayag’s as we travel to Auli:
|Day 3||Trek to Gorsan Bugyal||Wake up early in the morning, freshen up and have a good hearty breakfast and get ready for our acclimatisation trek to the very beautiful Gorsan Bugyal. Get a glimpse of the gorgeous breakfast point by the cliff,||
|Day 4||Travel to Govindghat and trek to Ghanghariya and jeep to Pulna||Start your journey towards Govindghat via Joshimath in the morning and then start your trek to Ghangariya. Check into a hotel in Ghangariya that night and stay the night there.|
|Day 5||Trek to Hemkund Sahib||Start your high-altitude trek to Hemkund Sahib. Reach Hemkund Sahib and absorb the piousness of the place and explore the beautiful alpine lake. Get back to Ghangariya and have some hot dinner, take some much-needed rest.||
|Day 6||Trek to VOF Day 1||Wake up early in the morning and explore UNESCO’s World Heritage site, the Valley of Flowers. Have packed lunch in the Valley and start your trek back to the base by afternoon.||
|Day 7||Trek to VOF Day 2 (Optional)||Head out on a trek to explore the deeper parts of the Valley of Flowers get back to Ghangariya by early evening and unwind at the hotel.
If you wish to stay back and relax at the hotel, you can explore the places nearby in Ghangariya.
|Day 8||Trek to Govindghat and visit Badrinath and Manna||Start early and trek back to Govindghat after which we will travel further north towards the Indo-Tibet border to explore Badrinath and India’s last village Mana. Stay that night at Joshimath and relax, get to know each other and introspect on how the trek helped you.||
|Day 9||Travel from Joshimath to Dehradun||Travel back to Dehradun from Joshimath arrive by 7 or 8 pm.|
|Day 10||Depart from Dehradun||Depart from Dehradun and reach back to Bangalore.|
Naveen from TrekNomads team has professionally shared the list of items that we need to carry for the trek. This looks like an extensive list, and will help as a good starting point, for anyone who wants to go on trekking.
More will be blogged/tweeted live during/after the trek. Expecting a breathtaking experience ahead.