Day to Day
Arrive at Dehradun airport
Upon arrival in at Dehradun airport, you will be greeted by our in-country team who will accompany you to camp. After lunch, you will head out on a trek through terrace fields and pass by a local school. You will meander down towards a Himalayan stream, which you will have to wade through to get back to camp.
Yoga and rafting
Rising early, today will start with a peaceful Yoga session on the beach by the Ganga river. After a hearty breakfast, you will travel for about an hour to the rafting centre. You will then receive a safety briefing and get kitted out with helmets, life jackets and paddles to commence rafting on the Ganga. This is a gentle stretch of the river, giving you a chance to learn raft orienteering techniques. After lunch, you will spend the afternoon continuing the adventurous activities by rock climbing on the artificial climbing wall at camp. The evening will be spent relaxing and reflecting on the action-packed day you’ve had.
Community Service and the Ganga Aarti Ceremony
The day will kick start with a training session, before heading to breakfast and getting ready to visit a local children's home. This non-government voluntary organization is currently providing free education as well as supplying food and hostel facilities to over 200 children with leprosy (aged between 4-16 years). While at the home, you will have time to meet and interact with the children, helping out with day to day jobs such as weeding and planting trees, sessions on teaching English can also be arranged. Upon leaving the home you will travel up to Rishikesh (Yoga Capital of the World) to witness the Ganga Aarti ceremony. The lighting of the lamp, as the sun is setting, is supposed to ensure the presence of the god of light and fire in the house. Amid singing and chanting of devotional songs and hymns, the devotees line up along the bank of the river and float lit “diyas” in the Holy Ganga.
Rafting and Cooking
After breakfast, you will travel to Devprayag for a full days rafting session on the Ganga. Once you are kitted out with protective gear you will travel along the river and you can even have a chance at steering the boat. Post lunch, you will continue along the river making your way to Kaudiyala village ready for the drive back to camp. In the evening you will be introduced to the basics of Indian cooking by our camp chef, learning all about the use of spices.
Zip lining and Rajaji National Park
Today will begin with another Yoga session alongside the Ganga, followed by breakfast. The rest of the morning will be spent Ziplining across the Ganges river. Post lunch, you will travel to Rajaji National Park for an exciting Jeep Safari , with the chance to spot Asian elephants, striped hyena and if you are lucky a Bengal tiger. The Rajaji National Park is made up of three sanctuaries Chilla, Rajaji and Motichur- merged together in 1983. Spread over an area of over 800 sq. kms, the park is a magnificent ecosystem nestled in the Shivalik ranges.
Starting the day with another fun training session, you will then head to breakfast, before leaving for the trek with a picnic lunch. The first half of the trek is an uphill climb. After about 30 minutes of hiking, you will take a short detour to a nearby waterfall, to see some stalactites formations. After the break at the waterfall, you will continue the gradual ascent along the trail. The trail passes through a typical hill village called Patna and continues further up through the two local primary schools on route to another village, Simal Khet – the highest point of our trek. You will stop to enjoy your picnic lunch at a spectacular vantage point, offering panoramic views of the valley and the Ganga River. After lunch, you will begin the descent back to the pickup point, passing through lush green forests and vegetation. Once back at camp there will be time to freshen up before dinner and a relaxing evening.
Dehradun airport - Delhi
You will have free time to spend in the camp before heading to Dehradun airport for your flight to Delhi in the late afternoon.
Delhi - Departure
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will head out for a guided city tour of New Delhi. The tour will include a short drive around India Gate which has buildings like Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s Palace), Parliament House and Secretariat. There will then be some free time to pick up some souvenirs, before heading to Delhi airport for your flight home.
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