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This trek is especially designed to experience the village life of Himalayan people.We have chosen village Khola which is approx. 6 – 7 hrs from Rishikesh and is in a very remote and unexplored part of the Garhwal Himalayas. Most of the inhabitants of the village depends on the resources of the village for their survival. The water resources in the valley are natural.

It’s a perfect place for meditation, yoga, nature walks, bird-watching and to experience outside silence and inside peace. The lush green forests of this region are home to an astounding multiplicity of flora and fauna. A description of the charismatic beauty of this village would be incomplete without a mention of the people who inhabit this blessed village – simple, willing to help and hardworking.

Overall this trip is a great combination of culture, local traditions, lifestyle and offers some great views of Himalayas with unmatched beauty of Mother Nature.

Trek Facts :

Area: Khola & Dangiya Village,Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
Duration : 05 days / 04 nights
Type : Local culture, local traditions, homestay & trekking
Grade : Easy
Highest Point : 2000m
Accommodations : o2 night homestay inKholaVillage, 01nights inDaunda Village in nature, 01 night in Maithyana Village.
Highlights : Homestay experience with local villagers, local organic & vegetarian Garhwal Indian Food, local Garhwal Himalayan Tradition and Culture, breath-taking Himalayan Views, and most importantly, a pure and complete unmatched trip.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: - Drive Rishikesh to Village Khola (1400mts)approx 5-6 hrs (1300mts)


In morning hours, we start approx. 5-6 hrs drive upstream to KholaVillage. Enroute we stop at Deoprayag to watch the confuence of rivers Alaknanda& Bhagirathi. From here the Ganges start and travel all the way to the Bay of Bengal.

We continue our road journey and approx. after 1. 5 hrs from Kirtinagar we leave the main high way and continue our ride to village Khola for approx. 2.5 hrs. The drive is very scenic and shows a different view of the foothills of the Himalayas.

Upon arrival in village check in to the Village Homestay. Evening to be spend in leisure. Explore the village. Later enjoy the home cook food by the locals. Overnight stay in Musmola Village.

Day 02: -Explore village and cooking class


After breakfast, we explore the little village of Khola. We visit the local school and meet the locals. We also visit a little temple dedicated to the local God Kshetrapal. The villagers have a strong believe that the god save the village and the villagers from any disasters. Later we walk back to our homestay. In the evening a little traditional cooking session with the locals. Dinner & overnight stay at village homestay.

Day 03 : - Trek to village Dangiya (1950 mts)apprx4-5 hrs


Enjoy the early morning of the country side and lifestyle of the village. Hear the magical voices of the birds. After the breakfast,which is also made in a local kitchen made with local ingredients we pack our bags and start walking to our next destination village Dangiya via village Manjuli.

After our lunch at village Manjuli we trek to a little pass. On a very clear day you can see a great belt of the Himalayas from pass. From the pass, we start walking on a gradual path for next 25 min to reach our nature.

campsite.

Dinner and overnight stay at nature camps in village Dangiya.

Day 04 : - Trek to Maithyana Temple (2000mts)apprx. 4-5 hrs


After breakfast, we start trekking down to the village Daundaforapprox 45 min to 1 hour and from here we start walking to our next destination Temple Maithyana Devi. The trail passes through the different kind of vegetation and different villages.

We reach to a point from where Himalayas are visible again. At this point we enjoy our lunch. We continue our walk-through pine forest which leads us to Temple Maithyana Devi. The temple is dedicated to GoddessDurga and has lot of importance in the nearby villages.

Every year there is a big festival for the goddess. Check in to your tents. Dinner & overnight stay in camps at temple.

Day 05 : Drive to Rishikesh


Today it is a time to say goodbye to the Himalayas. After packing our stuff we drive for next 6-7 hours to reach Rishikesh. Upon arrival in Rishikesh trip ends.

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