The Youth Hostel movement has welded the youthful elements in the country into unbreakable fraternity. In order to promote this spirit further, and develop in them love and care for nature and its inhabitants, YHAI has been organizing various adventure and trekking programmes.
These programmes are being organized in some of the most extreme terrains of the country, be it the mountains, deserts, caves, beaches or just the woods!
10 Days/ 9 Nights Transportation, lodging, fooding from base camp to base camp
After successful completion of nine years Valley of Flowers trekking expedition, YHAI U.P State Branch gives and another opportunity to explore the valley of flowers and enjoy the mist of Vashudhara Falls in the Garhwal Himalaya.
World famous valley of flower is 3 X 3 km open valley in Garhwal Himalayas, first discovered by Maj. Smith coming down from Kamet Expedition. Mythologically it is the same place where Sanjivani Booti grew and was taken by great Hanuman to treat Laxman.
This place is also associate d with Pandavas as Bhema fought for Bramha Kamal asked by Draupadi. It is a sacred place for Hindus as well as for Sikhs. It is Botanists and photographer paradise. Variety of flowers and plants grow in the valley. Mist, fragrance combine together give visitors a life time experience.
Day 1:- Reporting at Base Camp Rishikesh before 4:00 pm.
Day 2:- Rishikesh to Joshi Math (275 km) Full day journey by bus.
Day 3:- Orientation walk Visit to Auli/Tapovan.
Day 4:- Joshi Math to Govind Ghat by bus and from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria.(13 km trek).
Day 5:- Ghangaria to Valley of Flower and back(8 km trek).
Day 6:- Ghangaria to Hemkunt Sahib and back (10 km trek).
Day 7:- Ghangaria to Govind Ghat (13 km by trek) and to Shri Badrinath (25 km) by bus.
Day 8:- Shri Badrnath to Vashudhara falls and back (16 km trek).
Day 9:- Shri Badrinath to Rishikesh (300 km) by bus.
Day 10:- Check out after breakfast.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP
By Bus: Rishikesh is about 240 kms from Delhi & 206 kms from Chandigarh. Rishikesh is well connected to many cities in the region by buses.
Nearest Airport: Nearest airport is Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport (about 15 km)
By Train: By train, the town connects to popular destinations like Delhi, Dehradun, Mumbai, Kotdwar etc. Haridwar (25 kms) is another major rail head which connects to Rishikesh.