Garhwal Himalayas (Uttar Pradesh)
Established In: Hanuman Chatti
Best Season: Bandarpunch Peak, Saptarishi Kund
DODITAL - YAMUNOTRI TREK
Yamunotri can be reached from Dehra Dun via Yamuna
Bridge & Barkot or from Rishikesh. The latter is the most popular.
It is 83 km to Tehri direct or 165 km via Deoprayag.
From Tehri drive to Dharasu (37 km). Here the road divides. To the
left leads to Barkot & Hanuman Chatti, to the
right to Uttarkashi (26 km), Lanka (87 km) &
Gangotri (13 km). It is 102 km from Dharasu to Yamunotri.
3,291 m), the western most shrine in the region, is dominated
by Banderpunch (Altitude 6,361 m). Yamunotri
is the source of the river, the twin sister of Yama, the Lord
of Death. Anyone who bathes in her waters will be spared a tortuous
death. Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. To reach
the temple you must trek from Hanuman chatti (13 km), the road
meaning the Dodi Lake, is at an elevation of 3024 m north of Uttarkashi.
Crystal clear waters are surrounded by dense oak woods, pine,
deodar and rhododendrons. The lake is full of fish and is known
for some rare species like the Himalayan Golden
Trout. The forest surrounding the lake is also full of wildlife.
It provides an idyllic set up for rest and recreational activities
like angling, boating and bird-watching. The trek from Dodital
to Hanumanchatti via Darwa Top takes two days, moves on to the
upper reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas in
Yamunotri, the place where the sacred river Yamuna originates
High up in the mountains is the
Dodital lake- mysterious, alluring, and simply
beautiful ! The serene, tranquil surroundings, gurgling streams,
crystal clear water, and dense alpine forests make for an ideal
retreat. The trek from Dodital to Yamunotri takes
you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests.
The scenery en-route is really astounding !
Tour Highlights -
HARIDWAR & RISHIKESH : The two holy towns
of the Hindu's - centres of ' Vedic' learning and Yoga & Meditation.
YAMUNOTRI : The source of the river Yamuna and one of
the 4 'Dhams' (place of pilgrimage) of Garhwal. MUSSOORIE
: Popularly known as the 'Queen of the Hills',
this is an important hill station in the Himalayas
Early morning arrival at Delhi. 0700 hrs departure by Car to Haridwar.
Day at leisure to explore this holy town. Visit the 'Aarti' (holy
ceremony) performance at the river 'Ghat' at sunset. Overnight
Day02: Haridwar-Kalyani - Drive to the road-head
at Kalyani. The drive takes you through the picturesque Garhwal
mountains along the Ganges. Camp overnight by the side of river
Asi Ganga. Overnight in Tents.
Day03: Kalyani-Dodital - A gradual uphill trek
through beautiful landscape of thick forests and steep cliffs
brings you to the mysterious Dodital Lake (3307 m) - surrounded
by dense forests, it is an ideal place for the nature lover. Overnight
in Fo rest Rest House / Tents.
Day04: Dodital - Day at leisure.
Day 5: Dodital- Seema-Trek to Seema (16 km) with
packed lunch. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: Seema- Hanumanchatti-
Trek to Hanumanchatti (18 km / 2400 m) with packed lunch. Overnight
Day 7: Hanumanchatti- Yamunotri-
Trek to Yamunotri (14 km / 3165 m) with packed lunch. Overnight
Day 8: Yamunotri- Hanumanchatti-
Trek back to Hanumanchatti (14 km) with packed lunch. Overnight
Day 9: Hanumanchatti- Mussoorie-
Drive to Mussoorie. Lunch enroute. Overnight Rishikesh.
Day 10: Mussoorie- Delhi- Drive
Mussoorie- Delhi (230 km). End of trek.