Darwa top (4131 m) is one of the most popular trek of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Darwa top is not only covered with snow, it also gives you 360 degree view of snow-clad peaks like Banderpoonch, which stands tall at 6,317 m.
Day before we reach Darwa there is a Dodital Lake, considered as birthplace of Lord Ganesha. It is one of the most beautiful lake in Himalayas. Dodital, located at an elevation of 3,307 m, is a dazzling water body surrounded by oak, pine and deodar forests. Rhododendrons spread around to give it a nascent look. The lake is filled with Brown trout and the rare Himalayan trout.
Beside trek this program also has an attractions like White Water Rafting at Rishikesh, Bungee Jumping, India's Longest Flying Fox and Jungle Safari at Rajaji National Park.
Tent Pitching, Knot Practice, Rafting, Bunjee Jumping, Flying Fox, Jungle Safari, Scavenger Hunt, Beach Volley Ball, Campfire.
Gather and meet Team KSHITIJ at Mumbai Central at 10:15 pm. Depart by Duronto Exp (22209) at 11:15 pm. (Train ticket charges are not included in package. Kshitij will charge it on actual and will try to book ticket in the same or nearby coach. Kshitij faculties will be traveling with participants in the same train.)
We assemble at Haridwar Railway Station and start our 175 Km Long Journey towards Uttarkashi. The drive winds along the rivers and valleys offering beautiful views and soon we reach Sangamchatti in Uttarkashi, our camp site for the night. After Dinner Overnight at Sangamchatti.
We stretch our muscles ahead of the trek, after breakfast we head towards our next campsite Bherva. Initially we ascend gradually along the Paddy fields of the villages. The route is used by villagers living in villages lying along the trail. After crossing the villages of Agoda and Bherva we reach the campsite. After Dinner overnight at Bherva campsite.
Today is a long day, as we head towards Dodital, it’s a 16 km long stretch and may take upto 8 hours depending upon your pace. The trail is a well laid path and is relatively easy. We trek along the route and halt at Manjhi Campsite and have our packed lunches. After lunch we trek for another two hours and get to beautiful Dodital Campsite. The lake is famous for Golden Masheer Fish however fishing is not allowed here as the lake is held sacred by the locals and has another name Dhundital (Ganesh Ji’s Lake) it also is known as birth place of Lord Ganesh. After Dinner overnight at Dodital campsite.
Today is our exploratory day, we start after breakfast and carry only our day bags with necessary items like water, packed lunches, ponchos, flash lights etc. Today we ascend the 4150 Meter high Dwara Pass Top, the top offers almost 360 Degree View of Himalayan Ranges which includes peaks like Swargarohini& Bandar Puchh. After having our packed lunches and spending some time at top we descend to the Dodital Campsite. Hot Lunch will be served, evening is to relax and explore the beautiful campsite. After dinner overnight at Dodital Campsite.
After breakfast we follow the same route towards the Bherva Campsite. The trek will take around 5 Hours and we will reach campsite by afternoon. After Dinner overnight at Bherva Campsite.
we have our breakfast’s and head down towards the road head where our transport awaits us to take us to Rishikesh. We will check in to camp and enjoy beach games.
Toady you can choose either Bunjee Jumping & Flying Fox or Jungle Safari at Rajaji National Park. At extra cost arrangements will be made according to your preference. You can also spend to roam around in Rishikesh. In evening we will attend the famous Ganga Aarti.
Today we will all go for White Water Rafting. Post Lunch we will pack up and leave for Haridwar to catch our evening train Mussoorie Exp (14042) at 11:25 pm.
Reach Delhi early morning at 7:25 am. Transfer to Delhi Airport to catch return flight.
Pair of Clothes (6-7 T Shirts & 2 Full Jeans + 2 Full Track Pants), 1 Haversack Bag & 1 Small Shoulder Bag, Thermal/Winter Jacket, Safety Pins, Water Bottle, Handkerchiefs, 2 Night Suit, Sport Shoes & Floater/ Slippers, Toiletry Pouch, Towel, Cap, Sun Screen Lotion, Odomos Mosquito Cream, Cold Cream, Lip Balm, Dairy Pen, 4 Extra Pair of Socks, Torch with new Batteries, Sunglasses, Swimming Costume (Nylon T-Shirt & Shorts (for Boys) & Nylon tights with Nylon Round Neck T-Shirts (for Girls)), Full Sleeves Jacket, Hand Gloves, Lunch Box, Mug, Spoon, Electoral Powder and Camphor.
Optional: Camera, Binocular.
Expensive Jewelry, Walkmans or Radio, Cellular Phone, Electronic Games, Junk Food, Cold Drinks