Trekking in Mandani Valley

Region

: Rudraprayag district - Uttarakhand

Duration

: 12 Days

Level

: Moderate to difficult

Trekking distance

: Around 54 kms.

Max Altitude

: 4650 Meters

Pickup Point

: Rishikesh

Drop Point

: Rishikesh

Best Season

: May to September

Mandani Valley trek is considered as one of the major challenging trek in Royal Garhwal Himalayas. This is a part of the lost trail within Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary which connects two famous Hindu shrines Badrinath and Kedarnath. Connecting Madmaheswar trail to Kedarnath at Chorabari Glacier, the origin of river Mandakini.

Highlights of this trek are lush  green meadow with full of beautiful colour flowers -Mandani Bugyal,  Yeonbuk Col (4,663 M), Mahapanth col (4,602 M), Bishali Col (4750M) , breathtaking views of  Chaukhamba(7272 M), KedarNath Pea(6940 M), Kedar Dome (6,831 M)   and wide range of Himalayas flora & fauna. 

Many mythological stories associated with the Mandani Bugyal trek. According to one story Mighty Goddess Durga killed Mahishasur and buried him into the earth at this place. After that, she took the shape of the rock and decided to sit on him forever. That rock is presented at same place. According to others ancient story, It is believed that Pandavas passed through with same place during their journey to Swargarohini. The ancient temple presence is visible in Mandani Bugyal near Usha River.

 


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  • Day 1 - Rishikesh to Ransi (203 kms, 8 hrs)
    Early morning we start our journey to Ransi through Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Ukhimath). Night stay at Ransi in guest house.
  • Day 2 - Ransi to Saniyara (5 kms trek)
    We will have our breakfast and the trek begins from here. The trail will pass through the meadows taking us to Saniyara at an altitude of 2850 M
  • Day 3 - Saniyar to Paturi (7 kms trek)
    We will ascend the trail here leaving Saniyara behind and the trek will proceed to Paturi at an altitude of 3300 M.
  • Day 4- Paturito Thouli camp
    we will Trek from Paturi to Thouli camp 3865 M, via Thouli top 3920 M in 7 to 8 hours. Night stay will be at Thouli camp.
  • Day 5- Thouli to Dagla Bugyal
    The Trek will descend from Thouli camp 3865m proceeding towards Dagla bugyal 3505m via Dwara Pass and Dwara Top at an altitude of 4150m. It will take 6-7 hours to reach Dagla Bugyal.
  • Day 6- Dagla Bugyal to Mandani.
    We will trek from Dagla Bugyal 3505m to Mandani valley 3550m in 4-5 hours via Dubra Top 3750m. The magnificent Mandani valley can be explored for rest of the day. The camp will be set here for night stay.
  • Day 7- Mandani Valley to Yembuk base
    The trek ascends from here and goes up to at Yembuk Col Base camp (4130m). This will take 6-7 hours.
  • Day 8 - Yembuk base to Mahapanth base
    We will Cross the Yembuk Col Base camp to reach Mahapanth Col base camp at an altitude of 4450m. The trail will go through Bishali Col (4750m) to Mahapanth Col Base camp (4450m 2hrs) taking 7 to 8 hours.
  • Day 9 - Mahapanth base to Kedarnath
    We will trek to Kedarnath (3380 M). Night stay in Kedarnath.
  • Day 10 - Kedarnath to Gaurikund (16 kms trek)
    Early morning visit to Kendarnath temple then trek down to Son Prayag. Night stay at Gaurikund/ Sonprayag.
  • Day 11 - Sonprayag to Rishikesh (213 kms)
    Today is final day of our journey. We travel from Sonprayag to Rishikesh along with Mandakini, Alaknanda & Ganga River.

Note- 1 day reserve for rest/contingency /explore

  • Accommodation (Camping /Guest house/Home stay/Hotel).
  • All Meals during trek (Veg.)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek program.
  • Trek equipments (tent, sleeping bag, matters etc).
  • Permits & entry fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusion”.

Things to Carry
  • id-proof-icon
    Photo ID Proof
  • backpack-with-cover
    Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof)
  • daypack
    Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • trekking-shoe
    Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe.
  • t-shirt
    T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type
  • warm-jacket
    Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill
  • windproof-jacket
    Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater
  • thermal-wear
    Thermal wear
  • trek-pants
    Trek pants
  • raincoat
    Raincoat/Poncho
  • woolen-cap
    Woolen cap
  • hat-bandana
    Hat/Bandanna
  • inner-wear
    Under garments/Inner wear
  • warm-socks
    Warm Socks
  • woolen-gloves
    Woolen gloves
  • woolen-gloves
    Waterproof gloves
  • trekking-sticks
    Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles
  • water-bottle
    Water bottle/Hydration pack
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses -UV protected
  • torch
    Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries
  • lotion
    Sunscreen lotion
  • sanitizer
    Sanitizer
  • tissue-paper
    Wet tissue paper
  • towel
    Small Towel
  • anti-fungal-powder
    Anti-Fungal Powder
  • camera
    Camera with extra cells
  • first-aid-kit
    Medications and a first-aid kit

Trekking, Tour and adventure actives in Himalayan region carry an inherent risk to life and goods. The natural calamities may cause injury and loss of life, which is beyond any control. Himalayas Adventure does its best to minimize all types of risks, discomfort and hazard to the best of their ability, yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps and deficiency in service.


Advisory:

  • Any delay from the customer’s side will lead to cancellation of trek/ tour/ adventure activities.
  • Trekking maybe cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances i.e- weather condition, govt. notification, land sliding or any other natural calamity.
  • Himalayas Adventure reserves the right to discontinue, modify any trek, tour & adventure activities without assigning any reasons or without any prior intimation whatsoever.
  • Anybody found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs medically or physically unfit (any serious ailment, weak heart conditions, epilepsy, asthma, expecting mothers etc.) unfit for any reasons in the wisdom of the trek leader/guide/instructor will not be allowed for trekking /tour/ adventure activities. Request for a refund or a discount in such situation will not be entertained. Decision of the trek lead/guide/management in this regard would be final.
  • Total decided package cost will not be affected if there is any reduction in the number of persons
  • Minimum required 50% of amount to get confirmed the trek/tour/adventure activities.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 10-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-10 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days or can be adjusted in other trek or adventure activities.