Duration:9 Days Best Time To Visit:October To March

The state of Uttarakhand also known as “Devbhoomi” and “Land of the Gods”, with its mystifying valleys, majestic mountain peaks, untamed rivers, dense forests, and conservation reserves has managed to enamor travelers from not just India but all over the world.

From spiritual enlightenment that provides the inner peace and calms your mind to a strong rush of adrenaline that gets your blood pumping, Uttarakhand has an array of activities suited for both thrill seekers as well as nature lovers who are looking for an escape.

This backpacking trip from Delhi to Uttarakhand covers some of the most beautiful and serene places in Uttarakhand that you should tick off of your bucket list.

In this Uttarakhand backpacking tour package, we start our trip with the Holy city of Rishikesh which is the perfect blend of serenity and adventure offering thrilling adventures as well as the opportunity to immerse yourself in the divine energy that overflows on the bank of river Ganga. From rafting, rock climbing, rappelling to cliff jumping, Rishikesh also known as Yoga Capital of the world, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand.

The thing that makes a trip special and memorable is the people who accompany you and so to make sure that you create some unforgettable memories, we conduct group activities and exchange stories on bonfire night in Rishikesh as well.

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this city has managed to carve its path to reach the heart of travelers from all over the world and is one of the must-visit places in Uttarakhand.

To make sure that you get to make the most of your trip, we take you to visit the iconic Beatles Ashram, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, and other legendary places that you can’t miss in Rishikesh.

Almost all of us get exhausted by the daily humdrum of our lives and are always looking for an escape that will help us get rid of the weight we otherwise carry on our shoulders. The “Ganga Aarti”, which is a ritualistic prayer ceremony that is performed every evening at the ghats of Rishikesh single-handedly manages to make you feel content and at peace and is the perfect way to end a trip before we depart for the capital.

The next day we’ll head towards Joshimath where we will spend some leisure time. Joshimath is the gateway to several Himalayan trekking trails which is why it is popular among many trekkers. The next day we’ll head towards Auli from Joshimath via cable car links. The ropeway connecting Auli to Joshimath is the highest and longest in Asia after the one in Gulmarg.

Then we traverse through the snow-covered slopes of Auli. The Himalayan ski resort with its alpine hills has become one of the most popular winter destinations in India because of the breathtaking view of the great Himalayan peaks as well as for being the skiing capital of India.

Auli is one of the most scenic places located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand and is known for having the highest artificial lake in the world which glistens like a pearl in the oyster of snow that covers the entirety of this beautiful place. It offers adventure enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to indulge in thrilling activities like Skiing, Snowboarding, camping and more.

It also provides getaways to various other popular attractions like Valley of Flowers National Park, Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, and trekking destinations like Gorson Bugyal, Pangerchulla summit giving you the golden opportunity to have a trip filled with adventure.

The next day, we hike to the grasslands and lush meadows of Chopta. Located at a high altitude of 2,707 meters above sea level, it offers beautiful views of some of the most majestic Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Trishul, etc. This small village, nestled in the heart of pine and deodar forests offers you the chance to spot many rare species of birds and is extremely rich and diverse in flora and fauna.

We will also chase beautiful sunrises by going on a sunrise trek to Chandrashilla the next morning followed by a visit to the pristine Deoria Tal and hence will be ending this trip on a high note.

Transportation:  Surface transfer via Tempo Traveler
Accommodations: Hotel Accommodations on a double/ triple sharing basis as per the Itinerary. Swiss tents on a sharing basis as per the Itinerary.
Meal Plans: 9 meals ( Day 2 Lunch + Dinner, Day 3 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 4 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 5 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 6 Breakfast)
Sightseeing as per Itinerary.
River Rafting, Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh.
Trip Captain will be present at all times during the tour.
Toll taxes and parking charges.
Driver Allowances. 
Medical and Mechanical Backup.
All necessary permits.
First Aid Kits.
5% GST
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Any Entry tickets at exploration sites.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any other services not specified above in Inclusions.

Additional information

Travel ModeDefault
OccupacyDouble, Triple

Day 1 : Drive from Delhi to Rishikesh (250 Kilometers, 6 Hours)

  • The group will assemble at the pick-up point at 11 PM (tentative).
  • After a brief introduction session given by the Trip Captain, we will head towards Rishikesh. En route, we’d be traversing through Haridwar which is the center for many pilgrims and is one of the holiest cities in India.

      Note: The pickup point would be Akshardham Metro Station.


Day 2 : Rishikesh Arrival and Sightseeing

  • Upon reaching Rishikesh, we will check into our designated stays and spend some time at leisure.
  • Upon reaching Rishikesh, we will check into our designated stays and spend some time at leisure.
  • In the evening, we will visit Triveni Ghat for Ganga Aarti. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 3 : Rishikesh to Joshimath (253 Kilometers, 8 Hours Drive )

  • After early morning breakfast, we will check out of our stays in Rishikesh and head towards Joshimath.
  • En route to Joshimath, we’d be traversing the Badrinath road with a picturesque view of the four confluence of the Ganga river, which include Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Nand Prayag. All along the Alaknanda river would be flowing by your side making the otherwise long journey seem shorter. Upon reaching Joshimath, we will check into our designated hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
  • In the evening, we will have dinner followed by an overnight stay in Joshimath. 

Day 4 : Joshimath to Auli (12 Kilometers, 1 Hour)

  • After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Auli which is a Himalayan Ski Resort overlooked by the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. The second highest and longest ropeway in India after Gulmarg, the Auli Cable Car provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. Travelers can indulge in winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and more. (on personal expense)
  • Afterwards, we will head back to Joshimath and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Joshimath.

      Note: Travelers who wish to go to Auli via cable car or private cabs will have to bear the expenses themselves.


Day 5 : Joshimath to Chopta (136 Kilometers, 5 Hrs Drive)

  • Post breakfast, we will check out of our designated stays and head towards Chopta which is a small region in Uttarakhand adorned with lush green meadows and is the base camp for the Tungnath trek.
  • Upon arrival, we will check into our campsites at Chopta and unwind ourselves in the lap of nature. The rest of the day is at leisure but we will be indulging in some exciting group bonding activities.
  • In the evening, we will have dinner followed by an overnight stay in the camps.

Day 6 : Sunrise Trek to Chandrashilla (4 Kilometers, 4 Hours) | Visit Deoria Tal

  • We will start our day early at 3 AM and head for a sunrise trek from Chopta to Chandrashila summit. En route, we’d be traversing through Tungnath which is situated at an elevation of 12,106 ft and is the Highest Shiva Temple in the World. 
  • At an altitude of 12, 110 ft, the Chandrashila top offers majestic views of Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch, and Chaukhamba peaks which will be ten times more beautiful when adorned by the golden light of the dawning sun. After spending some time at the top, marveling at the beauty of the Himalayas, we will head back to our campsite where we will have a delicious breakfast.
  • Post breakfast, we will check out of our campsites and visit Deoria Tal which is a pristine lake popular for offering beautiful reflections of the Chaukhamba peaks on its glass-like surface.
  • After our sightseeing tour, we will start our return journey to Delhi.

      Note: The sunrise trek to Chandrashila is optional for trekkers and will be conducted when the majority of the group agrees.


Day 7 : Arrival in Delhi | Tour Ends

  • We will arrive in Delhi by early morning.
  • The group will part ways with fond memories. End of Tour.

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