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Saptrishi Pass trek

The Saptrishi Pass Trek begins when you arrive in Rishikesh. Meet with our representative and take a cab to Joshimath. On the way, you will be passing through 3 major confluences of Hindu mythology- Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karnaprayag. Check into your hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour in the local market. After you’ve finished your supper, relax and rest for the day.

The following day, have breakfast and drive to Govindghat. The hiking part of the trek begins here. Journey to Ghangaria, travelling along the beautiful river and passing by Hemkund Sahib Pilgrims. There are several real traditional dhabas along the path where you may rest and eat delicious food. Arrive at Ghangaria, check into your hotel, and unwind.

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Wake up to an exciting morning, have your breakfast and move towards Advanced Base Camp (ABC). The trek route is mostly ascending, passing through some boulder sections and forest as well. And before you reach the Saptrishi Pass, enjoy a thrilling walkthrough over glacial moraines. After spending enough time at the pass, start to trek down to Camp 2.

The Saptrishi Pass Trek also visits the lovely Valley of Flowers. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated at an incredible 14,107 feet. Besides, the Valley Of Flowers Trek is equally popular among both international and domestic visitors. Experience the charm of a peaceful alpine garden with unique flora and fauna. After spending enough time at Valley Of Flowers, return to Ghangaria.

It’s time to say goodbye to Ghangaria. Get up and prepare to return to Govindghat. Savor your breakfast, head to Govindghat via Poolna. The next morning, drive back to Rishikesh and mark the end of Saptrishi Pass Trek.

Best time to go for Saptrishi Pass Trek

The ideal months to make this hike is from May till October. Saptrishi Pass Trek is the ultimate challenge for mountaineers who want to push themselves further into extreme hiking adventures.

Why should you choose Saptrishi Pass Trek?

The reason behind choosing Saptrishi Pass is that it is known for glacier treks, high-altitude pass trekking, camping in surreal sites, and expeditions.

Saptrishi Pass is the latest addition to hiking expeditions in Uttarakhand. Not known by many, Saptrishi Pass is an offbeat hiking adventure that is advised only for experienced hikers who wish to try extreme hiking adventures.

Saptrishi Pass Trek difficulty level

The expedition to this high altitude pass falls under the class of moderate to extremely difficult; depending upon the physical endurance of the hiker. Besides, it is known for its unpredictable weather and challenging terrains while ascending on this journey. It is why this adventure is ideal for mountaineers who have earlier experience of extreme hiking. Moreover, maintaining attentiveness while trekking assures your safety.

Other attractions at Saptrishi expedition

Although Saptrishi Pass Trek is known for its challenging terrains, merciless weather, and crevasses that look deep like hell; there are some other sites of attractions you can visit after this.

First, there is Valley of Flowers, which is nothing but is exactly how it’s named. The Valley of Flowers Trek is one of the most renowned Indian treks, all across the continents. There’s a perfect explanation behind its popularity. The entire valley blooms with numerous wildflowers when the season arrives. Transforming the entire valley into a literal flowerbed. Often called the garden above clouds.

Alongside this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there lies the spiritual silence of Hemkund Sahib. Popularly famous for being the highest Gurudwara in the entire world. It is said that Guru Govind Sahib Ji, the tenth guru of the Sikhs, spent 10 years in meditation here. This is why the place is mostly visited by Sikh pilgrims every year.

In addition to that, the holy site of Hemkund Sahib also has a small Laxman Temple. Set right by the sacred pool, this temple is among one of the only few Laxman Temple left in the entire world. So, don’t miss out on paying homage at these sacred spots while visiting Hemkund.


Day 1: Rishikesh to Joshimath

Drive: 260 km

Meal: Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Arrive in Rishikesh early in the morning, meet our team representative and board the sharing cab from Rishikesh to Joshimath.
  • During the journey you will cross Devparyag, Rudraparyag and the Karnaparyag.
  • Reach Joshimath in the evening, check in the property and visit the local market on your own.
  • In the evening have your dinner and retire for the day.

Day 2: Joshimath to Ghangaria

Drive: 19 km

Trek: 9 km

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast and prepare for a short drive to Govindghat.
  • Post reaching Govindghat, start your trek to Ghangaria.
  • The initial trail is mostly motorable and you might see a few Sikh pilgrims making their way to the Hemkund Sahib. But the best thing is that the route also has several authentic traditional dhabas that serve amazing food.
  • Till halfway, you will trek along the charming river and then will cross over to reach the destination for today.
  • After you have reached Ghangaria, check-in with the hotel and relax.
  • Enjoy your time at the market and have your dinner and retire for the day.

Day 3: Ghangaria to ABC

Trek: 9 km

Meal: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to an exciting morning, have your breakfast and move towards ABC.
  • The trek route will pass through some boulders, and you will cross forest sections.
  • 3 hours into the trek, you will move above the treeline.
  • Reach ABC, pitch your tents and with hot meals retire for the day.

Day 4: ABC to Camp 2, via Pass

Altitude: 17060 ft. (Saptrishi Pass)

Trek: 9 km

Meal: Breakfast: Lunch – Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, have breakfast and start the adventurous day to pass.
  • The trek route is mostly ascending, you will be walking over the glacial moraines.
  • Reach the pass and have magnificent views of xxx peaks.
  • After spending enough time at the pass, start to trek down to Camp 2.
  • Pitch tents for the day and with hot meals retire from the day.

Day 5: Camp 2 to Ghangaria via Valley Of Flowers

Altitude: 10000 ft

Trek: 14 km

Meal: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

  • Have your breakfast and start your trek to Ghangaria while passing through Valley Of Flowers.
  • The descent route via Valley Of Flowers is very majestic, passing through different flowers.
  • After spending enough time at Valley Of Flowers, head back to Ghangaria.
  • End your tiring day at Ghangaria with hot meals in a guest house.

Day 6: Ghangaria to Govindghat Via Poolna

Drive: 4 km

Trek: 9 km

Altitude: 9,600 ft.

Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner

  • It’s time to say goodbye to Ghangaria. Wake up and get ready to trek back to Govindghat. After you have savored your breakfast, hop in with the group, and start.
  • The route remains almost the same. Enjoy walking through beautiful meadows and blooming flowers.
  • On this route, you will also find a lot of authentic dhabas where you can stop once in a while and taste some local cuisine food.
  • After you have reached the Govindghat, settle in your guest house. You will be served your hot dinner after the evening falls.

Day 7: Govindghat to Rishikesh

Drive: 270 km (10 Hours)

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Wake up fresh in the morning. Have your breakfast and get ready to drive back to Rishikesh.
  • Though the drive is fairly long, in case you wish to stop in between to eat some food, we will be happy to serve you.
  • Once you have reached Rishikesh safely, our trip ends there. Moustache sincerely thanks you for choosing us and giving us this chance to serve you well.

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