Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 05 Nights/ 06 Days
Max Altitude: 4150 mts /13612 ft
Grade: Moderate to tough
Best Season: Jan - June & Sept - Dec
Day 01: Delhi - Rishikesh (224 Kms 6-7 hrs drive)
The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh is of 224 kilometers and takes around 7 hours. Rishikesh is considered as the town of sadhus and saints and has many ashrams and temples. The two hanging bridges known as Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula are considered holy and are of great interest in Rishikesh. The famous ghats of Triveni is another religious landmark. Evening explore Rishikesh. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Barsu
The day starts with a beautiful drive towards village of Barsu. The different colours of Himalayan beauty are displayed in different sects i.e. flora, landscape and local settlements. The drive takes you through the historic town of Narendranagar, goes past along the river Bhagirathi Ganga and continues to the holy town of Uttarkashi. From here its a drive of 48 km to reach Barsu, and takes about 2 hours. Barsu is a beautiful village with excellent view of the Himalayan peaks. Overnight stay at guest house/tent.
Day 03 : Barsu - Barnala Bugyal (6 kms/4 hrs)
The day starts on a well laden path which goes through the village and provides you an opportunity to see the day to day activities of the inhabitants. Beyond the village the trail starts to wind to the ridge passing through a dense forest of rhododendron. The commencement of Barnala meadow is marked with nomadic settlements of half a dozen huts. There is a potential campsite at Barnala meadow. Overnight in the tents at Barnala bugyal.
Day 04 : Barnala Bugyal - Dayara Bugyal (6 kms/2.5 hrs)
The trail above Barnala campsite climbs to the ridge where there is a beautiful lake called Barnala tal. The slopes here are really awesome and are of great interest for skiers during winters. After this the trail ascends through a dense pine forest and gets you to the meadows at Dayara. Overnight camping at Dayara Bugyal.
Day 05 : Dayara Bugyal - Raithal (16 kms/6 hrs)
After exploring the meadow in the morning start tracing your steps towards the settlements at Raithal. Raithal is the road head, and we board the vehicles to reach Uttarkashi. Evening explore the town as it has temple of Kashi vishwanath of great significance. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 06 : Uttarkashi - Rishikesh ( 165 kms / 6 hrs)
The day involves beautiful drive towards Rishikesh. Its 165 km drive and takes around 6 hours. Continue journey to the onward destination.
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