Trekking in India – Source of the Ganges

Expedition Type: Trekking    Region: Asia
Season: Year Round   Duration:10 Days

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Trekking in India is always a special experience. Our Source of the Ganges expedition takes you for six days of trekking in the Indian Himalayas in warm weather with amazing scenery.

Each day offers a new and exciting route as we pass by some beautiful hamlets, flower-filled pastures, mixed forest, waterfalls and streams.

Based near the beautiful village of Malakhunti beside the river Ganges, we will meet plenty of friendly locals and learn about the Himalayan culture and way of life.

The region is one of the most culturally significant in India. The Ganges is one of the world’s most famous rivers with huge religious and cultural significance in India.

It is life, purity and a goddess to the people of India. Anyone who touches the water is said to be cleansed of all sins.

As well as enjoying six fantastic days trekking you will have the opportunity go white-water rafting and explore Delhi and Rishikesh.

Day 1: Dublin to Delhi.
Depart Dublin on an overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2: In Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi. Rest for the day or go sightseeing & shopping.

Day 3: Delhi to Malakhunti (330m).
Morning train to Haridwar and drive to Malakhunti, afternoon free for rafting, trekking, yoga, relaxing etc.

Day 4: Singtalli Trek, 6 hrs trekking.
Follow the Ganges to reach Singtalli. Overnight Malakhunti.

Day 5: Kotagaon Trek, 5 hrs trekking.
Trek to Kotagaon, overnight Malakhunti.

Day 6: Gujjar Hut trek, 5 hrs trekking.
Trek to the Gujjar hut. Overnight Malakhunti.

Day 7: Pau Ki Devi trek, 5 hrs trekking.
Walk the trail to Pau Ki Devi. Overnight Malakhunti.

Day 8: Malakhunti to Delhi.
Have a relaxed morning, go sightseeing in Rishikesh, trekking or rafting. Evening train to Delhi.

Day 9: In Delhi.
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi to Dublin.
Fly Delhi to Dublin.

Country information

India Trekking- Source of the Ganges

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Area: 3,287,263 sq km       Population: 1,210,193,422

Official Languages: Hindi & English

Religion: Hinduism 80.5%, Islam 13.4%, Christianity 2.3%, Sikhism 1.9%, Buddhism 0.8% & Jainism 0.4%

Local Time: GMT +5.30

Foreign Exchange
Local Currency: Indian Rupee
Currency for Exchange: EURO, US$ & GBP.
Where to Exchange: Most major towns – your Expedition Leader can advise you on arrival. Worn or ripped Rupee notes may prove difficult to use, so beware of this when accepting notes.
ATMs: Available in larger towns and cities.
Credit Cards: Accepted in larger outlets.

Up-to-date information concerning global exchange rates can be obtained at www.xe.com.

Climate
Temperatures vary from 10°C to 30°C during the day and -5°C to 10°C at night. It’s best to be prepared for lower temperatures due to wind chill or the weather turning bad. Usually the days are hot and the nights are cold. You should be ready for inclement weather in any case as the weather changes rather quickly, especially at high altitude. Up-to-date information on the weather can be found at www.wunderground.com.

Visa Requirements
At time of writing, Single entry visas are required by IRE, UK, AUS, NZ, USA, CAN citizens – other nationalities should consult the relevant consulate.

Please contact your local consular office for particular information regarding travel from your country. All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure. Visa requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

Vaccinations & Prophylaxis
We recommend consulting your national website for expert advice: www.tmb.ie

Please consult your local healthcare provider for further advice. Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

Electric Supply & Plugs
230v, 50Hz. A variety of electrical plugs are found throughout India, so an all-around adaptor plug set is recommended. Type D is most common. Some hotels have desks and workstations which accept a variety of plug types. But no matter what type of plug, voltage in India is 230V, 50 Hz.

For more information contact us by email on info@earths-edge.com or call on +353 (1) 5320869.