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UTTARAKHAND, NORTHERN INDIA. While on an expedition to Mt. Kamet , Frank S. Smith an English mountaineer & explorer discovered the Valley of Flowers. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of over 300 varieties of wild Himalayan flowers including Queen of flowers Blue Poppy and Brahma Kamal (Saussurea Obvallata). This trek started from Govind Ghat and Ghagaria is the place for overnight. The snow-capped peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The Legend is that Hanuman collected `Sanjeevani` herb from this valley to revive Lakshman. Other attraction of the trek is a day excursion to Hemkund Sahib – A sacred Sikh shrine is situated on the foot of the Hemkund Lake (4320 mt) and Badrinath – one of the four Hindu Pilgrimage (Dham) in the Himalayas. Best time to travel - July & August.
Met upon arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Drive to Rishikesh (225 km) via Haridwar. Rishikesh is known as 'Gateway to Himalayas' and center of Yoga & Meditation. In the afternoon visit various Ashrams and Temples. Enjoy the 'Ganga Aarti' in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
Drive to Joshimath (290 km), winter abode of Lord Badrinath and seat of Adi Sankarachrya. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.
Drive to Govindghat (18 km). After an early lunch start trekking to Ghangaria (13 km) the base camp for `Valley of Flowers’ and Hemkund Sahib. Overnight stay in tourist lodge / tented camp.
Proceed for excursion to Valley of Flowers. The whole valley is dotted with variety of exotic Himalayan flowers and other flora. In the afternoon return back to camp at Ghangaria.
Day excursion to Hemkund Sahib, one of the Holiest pilgrimage for the Sikhs. Snow covered peaks and mountains make the backdrop for `The Hemkund Lake'. The climb to Hemkund Sahinb is very steep. In the evening return back to Ghangaria for overnight stay.
Morning after Breakfast, start return trek to reach Govindghat. On arrival at Govindghat, drive to Badrinath (28 km). Badrinath is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage place. One of the four Dham in the Himalayas, the temple at Badrinath is dedicated to lord Vishnu. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast drive to Rudraprayag 168 kms via Joshimath and Karnapryag. Rudraprayag is situated at the confluence of Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast drive (164 km) down to reach Rishikesh. On arrival check-in the Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast drive (225 km) to Delhi. Stop en route at Haridwar to visit Har-ki-Pauri Ghat.
Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Later transfer to airport to board flight to onward destination.
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For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Mountain Adventure Tours & Travels act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.
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.
We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
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.
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.
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.