Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Ravers Expedition|
|Event Date||Dec 22, 2016|
|Event End Date||Dec 25, 2016|
|Pickup Time||08 : 30 AM|
|Things to Carry||Will be informed later|
|Itinerary||DAY 1 : HARIDWAR - KANATAL
We arrive in haridwar. At around 8:30 a.m we drive for about an hour to reach the starting point of our ride which is a couple of Kms outside Mussoorie. We check our bikes and gear and set out on our ride. Today we ride for around 6-7 hours with quite a few pit stops & lunch break. Today’s ride section is through one of the finest mountain road as we pass Dhanaulti, Kanatal & Chamba. Most of the ride is on a ridge with great views on both sides. There are mesmerizing views of the snow capped Himalayas from several vantage point. You will be riding at an average altitude of 2100+mts. and will cover a distance of around 40 kms today with 25 kms being uphill and rest being level and moderately downhill. At around 4:00 p.m we will reach the camp kanatal where we stay for the night. All your exhaustion (if any) is sure to vanish the minute you reach this scenically located lodge at kanatal. Small hike around the lodge will do your senses a lot of good (optional). Bonfire, light music & a sumptuous dinner under the star spangled sky is how we end the day.
DAY 2 : KANATAL – DAY TREK AROUND GAJA 6-7 HRS
Wake up to a stunning sight of the sun rising from behind the famous Nanda Devi Mountain. Morning views from the lodge are to die for. Enjoy the fresh mountain air with a hot cup masala tea and the birds playing the orchestra. We will have breakfast at 730 a.m and by 8 am we drive to the starting point of our trek. From here we set out on our hike. We will hike for around 6-7 hours with pit stops & lunch break. Today’s hike is through a beautiful forest region starting from Bamanigaon. First part of the hike is completely uphill till you reach the summit of the mountain where there is a temple. This will take about 4 hours. Views from the top are fantastic with one getting close look at the snow clad Himalayan ranges on one side and on the other side you get to see all the underlying valleys and the hill station of Mussorrie at some distance. From the top we descend on the other side of the mountain. It is about 2-3 hrs downhill hike to reach Gaja, finishing point for today’s hike. We will reach Gaja at around 4:00 p.m and from here drive for an hour through a beautiful landscape to reach, kanatal.Bonfire, light music & a sumptuous dinner under the star spangled sky is how we end the day. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 3 : RISHIKESH – KAUDIYALA DRIVE 4/1-2 HRS APPROXIMATELY
This day post breakfast we drive to our beautiful riverside camp at kaudiyala. This is an awesome campsite by the river Ganga. Learn a few things about the dam and its uniqueness. The debate rages on with arguments for development and for conservation, both sounding plausible. You decide for yourself. But the fact is the dam is made and lake is spectacular. On arrival check in and have lunch. After a piping hot lunch, we relax for some time and then head off to our ACTION BEACH in for a heady cocktail of activities. Return to the camp in the evening for a much required cup of tea. In the night, bonfire and dinner by the riverside.
DAY 4 : KAUDIYALA – RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR (RAFTING 2-3 HRS & DRIVE 2- 3 HRS)
The beautiful morning by the river ganga is sure to please your senses. Post breakfast we start our day with a briefing on the rafting techniques and safety instructions. After the briefing we set out on this river voyage. Today you will raft for about 25 kms from the camp till nim beach. Today’s stretch will have rapids of class II – III , Iv+. You will raft through the confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda which meet to form the Ganga. We finish our rafting here, change into fresh clothes & have lunch. Later we board the awaiting vehicle and drive back to Haridwar. The trip ends here.
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
This short 4 day multi sport trip is set in the beautiful kanatal region of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. For this trip you are going to be based in 2 locations, namely kanatal & kaudiyala (rishikesh). You will surely not find both on the tourist map of the country but be prepared to be blown away by their splendour.