Valley of Flowers Trek
CIRRUS\n62,Nimchand Mitra Street, Near Baranagar Municipality, Bonhoogly, Kolkata 700 035\nContact: + 91 33 3190- 7793, 9883907891/ 9883907958/ 9804422412/ 8981236964\nE-mail: cirrusadventures@gmail.com\nfacebook.com/CirrusAdventures \n\nVALLEY OF FLOWERS - DEPARTURE DATE: 13/08/2016\n\n13th Aug: Board train\nReport Howrah railway station at 11.00 am. Board 12369 KUMBHA EXPRESS. Overnight on board. (Dinner)\n\n14th Aug: Reach haridwar - Stay\nArrival at Haridwar railway station at approx 4 pm.Proceed for Hotels. Evening free for relaxation and exploration of the ancient Haridwar city. Overnight stay at Hotels. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\n\nHaridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshippers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.\n\n15th Aug: Haridwar - Govindghat \nWe will start a very early journey from Haridwar to Govindghat. The distance is approx 295 km. Enroute we will have our breakfast and lunch at local restaurants. By late afternoon we will reach Govindghat. Evening free to explore the beautiful village and the local markets. Overnight stay at Hotels. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\n\nGovindghat is a town in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, located at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers. It lies around roughly 22 kilometres from Joshimath at an altitude of 6,000 feet.\n\n16th Aug: Govindghat – pulna (optional) – Ghangaria\nAfter early breakfast start for Pulna village by car. Trek to Ghangaria. It is a 10 km approx trek goes all the way along the river. It takes about 6 hours to reach Ghangria, which is a one-street village, lined with food joints and a Gurudwara. Evening is free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Overnight stay at Hotels/ Homestays. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\n\nGhangaria is a scenic hamlet situated at the confluence of the rivers Bhyundar Ganga and Pushpawati, which forms Lakshman Ganga, that later meets the river Alaknanda at Govindghat. It is the last human habitation in the Bhyundar valley. This place is usually used by travelers as a base camp to visit Hemkund and Valley of flowers. It is only open from May till September. The rest of the year, the valley is covered under snow.\n\n17th Aug: Ghangaria – Valley of flowers – Ghangaria\nAfter early breakfast start trek to Valley of flowers. It is an easy flat walk in the valley covering a distance of 10 km approx. The day’s trek involves an ascent of 3000 metres and a descent of 3500 metres. Spend some time amidst colourful flowers and soak your feet in the stream that passes through the valley and enjoy the eternal peace. As camping in the valley is not permitted, so we will trek back to Ghangria. Overnight stay at Hotels/ Homestays. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\nValley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. The entire valley is generally a carpet of colours – green, yellow, red, blue. It is surrounded by mountains with trees at lower levels, brown and grey soil in the middle and bright snow at the top.This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.\n\n18th Aug: Ghangaria – Hemkund Saheb – Ghangaria\nWe will start our day by 5 am because the weather can be impulsive in the afternoon. Sudden cloud cover and rain can get you stranded if you do not descend in time. It is a stiff climb on rocky terrain. A trekking pole will come in handy for this day’s trek. It takes about 4 hours to reach the Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara and lake. \nAfter Spending some time in the peaceful and pristine environment descend down to Ghangria.Overnight stay at hotel/home stay. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\n\nHemkund Saheb is situated at an altitude of 4,329mts above the sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Hemkund literally suggests “lake of snow” and the pristine water of the lake is as cold as snow. The weather of the place changes very rapidly. Hemkund sahib is the highest gurudwara of sikh community.\n\n19th Aug: Ghangaria – Govindghat – Hrishikesh\nAn early start (by 6 am) of trek on this day will take us back to govindghat. It is an easy 13km walk from Ghangaria to Govindghat. We will reach Govindghat by 11 am approx and start our journey to hrishikesh by car. Enroute we will have our lunch from local reataurants. By evening we will reach hrishikesh and Overnight stay at hotels. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\n\nRishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation.\n\n20th Aug: Hrishikesh – Haridwar - Board Train\nAfter breakfast we will go for another adventure WHITE WATER RAFTING (optional). After lunch we will start for Haridwar and board on 12370 Haridwar Howrah superfast express. Overnight on board. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\n\n21st Aug: On board\nThe whole day on board.(Breakfast/lunch/dinner)\n\n22nd Aug: Reach Kolkata\nAccording to Indian Railway train schedule our expected arrival time is at 3:15 am at Howrah station.\n\n\nPer person package cost: INR 13500 \nPer person package cost: INR 10900(Haridwar to Haridwar 15-20th August)\n\nInclusions: \nKolkata-Haridwar - Kolkata return train tickets in sleeper class. \nSharing Accommodation in hotels.\nAll transfers by Non AC Tata Sumo or similar car. \nMeals from 13th Aug dinner to 21st Aug dinner.\nPermits and forest entry fees.\n\nExclusions:\nExtra meals which are not mentioned in inclusions.\nRucksacks and other belongings mentioned in checklist \nCamera/video camera/ Porter charges.\nAnything not mentioned in the package. \nAll items of personal nature. \nMineral water.\nAny cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. \nAny increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transportation.\n\nImportant Note:\n1. Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned in the proposed hotels only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In  case the accommodation is not available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.\n2. Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.\n3. We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost\n4. Museum are Closed at Monday.\n5. Please note the  packages are designed strictly on the detailed itinerary being attached any extra sightseeing and excursion is subject to a supplement cost as per the actual.\n6. It is mandatory to carry the Photo identity Proof during travel and have to be presented at the time of Check Inn in all hotels for security reason.\n7. No refund for unused service.\n\nPayment Terms:\nTo confirm your booking – 40%.\nIn between of booking and departure - 30% \n30 days of departure- 30% \n\nCancellation Policy:\n45 days prior departure date -20% of total cost\n45 to 25 days prior departure date -50% of total cost\n25 days prior departure date- 100% of total cost retention charge will be applicable.
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