Camping in Dodital

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Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 06 Nights/ 07 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)
Rishikesh 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 - Sangamchatti
The day starts with a beautiful drive towards Sangam chatti. 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 14 km to reach Sangamchatti, which is a small market place serves basic supplies to the local inhabitants. Overnight stay at guest house/tent.

Day 03: Sangamchatti - Agoda (2250 mts/7380 ft) - Manjhi (16 kms/6-7 hrs)
Dodital Trek You are introduced to the trekking team and see porters/ponymen. The day starts with crossing over the river Asiganga on a well made bridge , which is followed by an ascend of 5 km to take you to the village of Agoda. The local inhabitants of the village could be seen going to and fro from Sangamchatti, some busy in the fields others involved in their day to day activities. From here the trail is gradual for about 2 kilometers and continues to the village of Bhebra, which is marked with crossing over a side stream on a bridge and a couple of houses which serve as guest houses and hotels for the tourists. Beyond Bhebra the trail starts to climb until it reaches the top of the ridge marked with a sun shed. The trail from here passes through the beautiful forest of Rhododendron to reach Majhi which is a long but very beautiful and cherishing walk. Manjhi has a potential campsite and a lot of houses, again serving as shops and hotels for the tourists. Overnight in the tents.

Day 04: Manjhi - Dodital (3307 10847 ft) (6 Kms/ 3 - 4 hrs)
Dodital Trekking The day's walk is relaxing and less challenging in comparison to the previous one. The trail passes through the forest of Rhododendron, involves a couple of side stream crossings goes over steep cliffs finally reaches the magnificent lake of Dodital. The Dodital is a gorgeous lake with the temple of Ganesha, couple of guest houses and excellent campsite by the lake. Overnight in the tents.

Day 05: Dodital - Agoda (2250 mts/7380 ft) (17 kms/4-5 hrs)
The reverse trek to Agoda is long one but not a challenging one. Its really a beautiful walk cherishing the spirits. The views lower down the valley are equally admirable that insist the photography lovers. Overnight in the tents.

Day 06: Agoda - Rishikesh (4 kms trek + 140 kms Drive)
An easy trek through the settlements of Agoda village finally takes you to Sangam Chatti. Board the vehicles and start driving towards Rishikesh. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening is free for relaxation. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 07: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
Early in the morning transfer to Haridwar railway station to catch a train for Delhi. Arrival in Delhi by afternoon.

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