Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Arrive late evening in Delhi. Meet on arrival at the airport by Snow Leopard Adventures team members. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi – Agra – Delhi (By Train)
Early morning wake up call followed by transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Agra at 6 AM. Arrive in Agra. Sightseeing of Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. To people world over, the Taj Mahal, mausoleum of the Mughal Empress Mumtaz Mahal, is synonymous with India. The Taj is undoubtedly one of the most impressive buildings of the world. The Agra Fort is built along the Yamuna River and stretches almost 2.5 km. After a conducted tour of Agra, we return to Delhi. Late evening transfer to Agra Cantt Railway Station to board the Shatabdi Express Train to return to Delhi. Arrive at New Delhi Railway Station and transfer to hotel in Delhi. Overnight in Delhi hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Haridwar (By Train)
Early morning transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station. Board the Dehradun Shatabdi train for Haridwar. Arrive at Haridwar Railway Station Meet and greet by Snow Leopard Adventures team members at the station and drive to Camp Tusker. En route we cross Haridwar – a sacred town for the Hindus. Located at the base of the Shivalik hills, it is in this town that the River Ganges enters the plains. A dip in its holy waters is said to wash away sins of a lifetime. Upon arrival, camp welcome and orientation talk followed by lunch. Post lunch, we leave for the day’s activity -a hike to Bindwasini Temple. We drive for about 40 minutes to reach the starting point of the hike. The temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Parvati is located on top of a ridge. We walk through forests and cross small streams till we reach the steps leading to the temple (30 minutes). The temple offers a panoramic view of Rajaji National Park. On the way back from the temple, we stop by a stream. We walk back to the waiting coach and drive back to camp. Evening at leisure at the campsite. Dinner around a campfire. Overnight at Snow Leopard Adventures Camp.
Day 4: Cycling, Jeep Safari and visit to children’s home
Early morning we go for an exciting session of cycling in the buffer zone of the park. The cycling trail takes you through vegetation of several distinct zones and various forest types such as sal forests, riverine forests, broad-leaved mixed forests and scrubland. Return back to camp for Breakfast. Post breakfast, visit to an underprivileged children’s home for an interactive session with the resident children. This is a meaningful service option for students. Lunch at camp. Post lunch, we drive to Rajaji National Park for an exciting jeep safari (The Park is open from mid Nov-mid June). Return to the camp for evening tea & snacks. Evening at leisure followed by dinner and overnight at Camp.
Day 5: Yoga, Rafting, Rock Climbing & Rappelling
Early morning wake up followed by a session of yoga. Post breakfast, we go for a fun rafting trip on the Ganges. Conclude rafting at Rishikesh and drive back to camp. Lunch at the camp. Post lunch, we will go for an exciting session of Rock Climbing and Rappelling. Evening at leisure followed by dinner and overnight at Camp.
Day 6: Full Day Rafting- Devprayag
Post breakfast, depart for Devprayag. Devprayag is at the confluence of two sacred rivers, the Bhagirathi River and the Alaknanda River. At Devprayag, these two rivers merge to form the Ganges River. We start the rafting from Devprayag. A fairly calm day on the river. This is a good stretch to practice river skills/ swimming/ body surfing. Lunch on an isolated beach on the river. We conclude rafting in Kaudiyala. Drive back to camp. Evening at leisure followed by dinner and overnight at Camp
Day 7: Haridwar-Delhi (Train), Delhi-Onward destination
Early wake up followed by transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Board train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi. Lunch. Post lunch, we visit a handicrafts bazaar. Celebration dinner after shopping. After dinner, transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport to onward flight.