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Explorations on Foot

These are guided wildlife treks in some of the richest forests of the western Himalayas based out of iconic & remote lodges in the area. A few nights at community-run homestays add remarkable local flavors to this walking holiday. 

Our Journeys

Nanda Devi Biosphere Trek

Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Lata Village - Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass - Debrugheta - Dharansi Pass - Hitoli Campsite - Joshimath - Ramnagar - Delhi

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Best time to travel: April - June

Named after India’s second highest mountain - Nanda Devi (7,816 m) and encircled by a spectacular range of mountains, such as Trishul, Dunagiri and Changabang; Nanda Devi National Park has still remained intact due to its inaccessibility. It is rich in Himalayan flora and fauna, including Snow Leopard, Himalayan Musk Deer, Bharal, Pika, Red Fox, Himalayan Tahr, Yellow-throated Marten. Offering breathtaking sceneries, wooded environment, the Reserve was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

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Valley of Flowers

Delhi - Joshimath - Govindghat - Ghanghria - Valley of Flowers - Ghanghria - Hemkund Sahib - Govindghat - Joshimath

Best time to travel: July - September

Nestled in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga and far interior Garhwal Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers is a splendid National Park of Uttarakhand. Picturesque in its beauty and famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers, the park has a diverse range of flora. Our naturalists along with regional botanists will guide you through this World Heritage Site. When Smythe - one of the first European mountaineers; stumbled upon this valley with a profusion of flowers, he became so profoundly affected that he gave Bhuindhar its now famous name.

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Exploring the Ramganga Valley

Delhi - Vanghat - Delhi

Best time to travel: October - June

In the northern fringes of the famed Corbett Tiger Reserve on the banks of the Ramganga Reserve, the wildlife-rich community forests near Vanghat lodge offer the finest walking safari experience in the western Himalayan foothills. Expert local lodge guides are fine trackers and bird experts. Riverine forests along the Ramganga offer sightings of Otters, Ghoral, and Serow mountain goats, as well as Barking and Sambhar deer. About 50 species of birds of prey indicate the rich bird of the valley, raptors like Lesser and Pallas’s Fish Eagle, and Mountain Hawk Eagle are commonly sighted. The presence of Tigers, Leopards & Asian Elephants adds great adventure to this walking nature excursion.

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Gangotri National Park Trek

Delhi - Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Cheerbasa - Gaumukh - Bhojbasa - Tapovan - Cheerbasa - Gangotri - Rishikesh - Delhi

Best time to travel: May to June & September to November

The Himalayas, the highest mountain system on planet Earth have always been a source of awe, inspiration, and spiritual solace. Home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna, this mountain range has fostered human civilization and cultures across ages. The Himalayas encompass a number of unique features, including wetlands, glaciers, and the source of several rivers truly making it the water tower of Asia.

One of the best managed national parks of Uttarakhand; Gangotri National Park recently shot into fame for being a viable habitat for the Snow Leopard, The Park is home to diverse Himalayan fauna. Some of the threatened ones include Himalayan Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Goral, Sambar, Serow and Himalayan Tahr.

Registered Office
Elephant Plough, Village Gabua Khass,
Uttarakhand 244715, India

Contact:

Contact Number:  +91 9719243939 | +91 9761166777

Email: booking.ruraltraveller@gmail.com | vanghat@gmail.com

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