PANWALI KHANTHA TREK
Panwali-Kanthan a high altitude meadows, situated on the south-western ridge of Kedarnath region in Uttarakhand state. The river Ganges takes its source in this remote massif, at the sacred shrine of Gangotri, and rushes down to the plains in a torrential fury. Very few trekkers follow this itinerary which will lead to one of the most important spots of Hindu spirituality, where you will experience a strange atmosphere of religious fervor. From Kedarnath, where hundreds of pilgrims
AREA COVERED : DELHI - RISHIKESH - UTTARKASHI - BELAK - JHALA - BUDAKEDAR - GHUTTU - PANWALIKANTHA -KANKHALIYAKHAL - GAURIKUND - KEDARNATH - GUPTAKASHI - RISHIKESH - HARIDWAR - DELHI
DURATION: 12 NIGHTS/ 13 DAYS
Day 01: Delhi - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive (224 kms-5hrs) to Rishikesh. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi
Morning drive (144 kms-4/5hrs)to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in Hotel or Tourist Bungalow. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Uttarkashi - Mala - Belak
After breakfast leave (22 km drive, 15 km of trek) for Mala by road. Arrive Mala and prepare to go for the trek. Start the ordeal with mountains and climb to Belak at 2420 mts. Overnight at Camp.
Day 04: Belak - Jhala
After breakfast start the day (09 km trek, 5-6 hrs) on a ridge and reach Jhala in the afternoon. Enjoy the beautiful views through the day and camp overnight.
Day 05: Jhala - Budakedar
After breakfast start trek (08 km, 4-5 hrs) with descent from 2440 mts to 1525 mts. To Budakedar (one of the five Shiva temples). Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Budakedar - Ghuttu
After breakfast start (16 km trek, 7-8 hrs) an even trek through the valley to reach Ghuttu at 1525 mts. in the afternoon. Relax in the evening. Overnight at tourist rest house.
Day 07: Ghuttu - Panwalikantha
After breakfast start (15 km trek, 8-9 hrs) a steep climb to reach the highest point during this trek at Panwalikantha (3965 mts) which is a very beautiful expanse of Meadows along with breathtaking views of high snow clad peaks in the north. Overnight at camp.
Day 08: Panwalikantha - Kankhaliakhal
This day the trek (11 km trek, 6-7 hrs) is again an almost even trek on the ridge for around 06 hrs. Nice views and cool weather is the order of the day. Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Kankhaliakhal - Trijuginarayan - Gaurikund
Today come down to less than 2000 mts to Trijuginarayan for more moderate climate and relax a bit in nice surroundings and then transfer to Camp resort / Tourist rest house at Gaurikund. Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Gaurikund - Kedarnath
After breakfast leave for Kedarnath (14 km trek) to reach by afternoon on a nice cobbled path. Its a famous pilgrims trail. On arrival visit the Temple in the evening and then relax overnight at tourist rest house.
Day 11: Kedarnath - Guptkashi
Morning trek back to Gaurikund. On arrival drive to Guptkashi and check in to camp resort or tourist rest house. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Guptkashi - Rishikesh
After breakfast leave (171 kms drive) for Rishikesh to reach by lunch. On arrival check in check in at beach camp at river Ganges. Evening free at river-side beach. Overnight at camp
Day 13: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
Early morning leave for Delhi with enroute visit of Haridwar including Chandi Devi through ropeway for the last grand view of high Himalayas and then leave for Delhi in the afternoon. Enroute lunch in Cheetal Grand. On arrival check in Hotel. Overnight at hotel.