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Himalayan Treks and Other Programs
The ashram organises guided treks in the Himalayan Mountains such as Gangotri, Gomukh, Valley of Flowers and Char Dham.
|Gomukh trek||May 7 - 11, 2012||Rs 5000|
|Valley of Flowers trek||August 5 - 11, 2012||US$550|
|Vishnu Peak trek||September 4 - 7, 2012||RS 5000|
As with all courses prior booking is required. How to Register.
The treks require a minimum number of people, therefore treks maybe cancelled at short notice. Trekking will only take place if weather conditions are permitting, therefore your reservation can be cancelled at the last moment.
Gomukh means "cow's mouth" - the shape of the ice formation is like a cow's mouth. Here the sacred Ganga appears from below the glacier as the Bhagirathi river. Located at an altitude of 4200 metres and 18 km from Gangotri. The trek is gradual with stunning views and purifying Himalayan mountain air. The most part of the walk is relatively easy on a well defined path, where ponies can be hired. The last few kilometres is a difficult walk through rough terrain, in this part of the journey ponies are not available.
Vishnu Peak Trek
Trekkers will be part of the group carrying holy written mantras to the 'Om Namo Narayanaya Bank' started by Swami Vishnudevananda to promote world peace. The summit of Vishnu peak is reached by climbing over rough terrain.
Valley of Flowers trek
The Valley of Flowers is an outstandingly beautiful Himalayan valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and covered with some 500 species of flowers. Its landscape, breath-taking views of alpine flowers and ease of access complement the rugged, mountain wilderness for which the inner basin of Nanda Devi National Park is renowned.
|Day 1||Drive to Joshimath, night stay|
|Day 2||Drive to Govind Ghat, trek to Ghangariya|
|Day 3||Trek to Valley of Flowers, trek back to Ghangariya|
|Day 4||Drive to Bhadrinath|
|Day 5||Darshan at Bhadrinath Temple|
|Day 6||Drive to Nandaprayag, night stay|
|Day 7||Drive back to Netala, night stay|
Special programs are celebrated with a Bhandara. This is where we invite all swamis, sadhu's (wandering monks), and local villagers to the ashram and serve them with a meal.
Please contact the ashram for details.