MT. SHIVLING EXPEDITION

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MT. SHIVLING EXPEDITION

EXPEDITION
23 Nights / 24 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

Often dubbed as the Indian Matterhorn, Mt. Shivling is a part of Gangotri group of peaks. At an elevation of 6543m, Mt. Shivling is a twin-summit, which by the way looks single when viewed from Gaumukh. Covered with layers of snow, this gigantic mountain peak forms the western gateway for the lower Gangotri Glacier and is located just opposite the triple-peak Bhagirathi Massif. The trek to Mt. Shivling is a challenging one and requires ample of efforts if one decides to attempt summit bid. A 33-days trek might get hectic but is worth every effort as it allows witnessing the unexplored beauty of Garhwal Himalaya. Walking along the meandering River Ganga, the splendid views of snow-clad mountains, visit to the one of the Chardham - Gangotri, challenging gradients for summit bid and the pitching of tents under the open sky are the highlights of the Mt. Shivling Trek. Here is a detailed itinerary for you

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Welcome to Delhi - a city where hospitality is a way of life; a city that greets all cultures and people from various walks of life with an open heart. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to Hotel for check in and overnight stay.

Meal: No

Day 02: Delhi - Rishikesh

Morning after breakfast visit Indian Mountaineering foundation for briefing and clear all the formalities. Later in the day drive (240 Kms) to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check-in the hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 04: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi

Morning after breakfast drive to reach Uttarkashi by covering approx. 175 km in 06 to 07 hrs. Arrive Uttarkashi and check-in to Camp for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri

Morning after breakfast proceed to Uttarkashi town to visit Local Administration for complete legal formalities for the Expedition. Later in the day drive to Gangotri (3048 m). On arrival check in at your hotel / Guest house. Later visit to Gangotri Temple and explore the surrounding area. Overnight stay in Hotel / Guest House.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 6: Trek Gangotri - Bhojwassa (3790m)

Morning after breakfast trek to Bhojbasa (3792M). From Bhojbasa you can have majestic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 7: Bhojwassa - Gaumukh - Tapovan Base Camp

After breakfast proceed to Tapovan to establish base camp.Overnight in Tent.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 07 - Day 20: Base Camp - Summit - Base Camp

Next 14 days for Acclimatization, Establish higher camps and summit Mt.  Shivling.

Meals: All meals at base camp only

Day 21: Base Camp - Bhojwassa

Morning after breakfast trek to Bhojbasa. Overnight in Tents.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 22: Bhojwassa - Gangotri - Uttarkashi

The last day of the trekking. Return to Gangotri. On arrival, drive to Uttarkashi. Arrive Uttarkashi and check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 23: Uttarkashi - Rishikesh

Morning after breakfast, drive back to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check-into Hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 24: Rishikesh - Delhi - Departure

Morning after breakfast drive back to Delhi as per you flight time transfer to IGI Airport to fly back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Includes:

  •  Accommodation on double room in the hotels in cities.
  •  Accommodation in Tents during the expedition.
  •  Services of Mountain Guide and porter for the expedition.
  •  Peek booking fee of IMF (Indian Mountaineering Foundation)
  •  All Transportation by tourist vehicle as per Itinerary
  •  National park fee & Expedition fee of state Govt. Uttarakhand
  •  Lesion officer fee, Accommodation, food & Transportation.
  •  All Meals as per Itinerary (Including high altitude fee)
  •  Camping fees to the forest department
  •  First aid kit with Oxygen Cylinder
  •  Climbing equipment i.e. Fix rope, Climbing rope, High altitude tent, Carabiner, Snow bar, Ice piton etc. 
  •  Complete kitchen and camp equipment including camp staff till base camp. It is recommended that clients bring their own sleeping bags.
  •  Transportation of Members’ luggage maximum 40 Kgs per person up to Base Camp.
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Price doesn't Include:

  •  Personal clothing and gears required ((Personal climbing equipment) 
  •  Personal High altitude potter
  •  Any airfare (Domestic and International)
  •  Personal expenses such as table drinks, room’s services items, laundry, telephone calls at hotels or tip etc.
  •  Any additional expenses caused by or liability for a disturbance in the trip program due to or circumstances, weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.
  •  Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods. Camera Fees.
  •  Any Cargo and Shipment Charges (Import and Customs Clearance) Personal Belongings such as Sleeping Bags, walking sticks etc.

STARTING WITH PRICE: USD $3550 PER PERSON

**Rates might vary so kindly contact us before booking with us.

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Payment Options

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

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Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.