This is a cultural and historical trek in the Jaunsar - Babar region, at the foothills of the stately Garhwal Himalayas. The tribes here, known as Jaunsaris, practice polygamy and polyandry. Lakhamandal is a large village on the banks of Yamuna, known for its temple ruins. The ruins at Lakhamandal give an indication that in the past it must have been a major temple town. Many believe that Lakhamandal is the same Lakhshagriha described in Mahabharat.
Kaurava Prince Duryodhana had built a palace made of lac, in which he tried to burn the Pandavas alive. The villagers believe that there is a secret passage that emerges few kilometers downstream today in the center of the village there is a Temple dedicated to Bhagwati and Lord Shiva. In the temple complex stand two life size stone statues. Perhaps they are the Dwarpals of a much older temple. With the legend of Jay and Vijay, the Dwarpals at the gates of heaven. But most of the villagers believe the statues to be that of Bhima and Arjuna.
The trek is rich with flora and fauna and is an unforgettable experience for ornithologists.
Day 1 Arrival Hardwar
Check in Hotel. In the evening view Aarti at Holy River Ganges, at Har-ki-Pauri. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Hardwar to Lakhamandal165 Kms / 5 Hr.
Drive to Lakhamandal via Mussoorie, lunch enroute. Dinner & Overnight at Camps.
Day 3 Lakhamandal - Baijnath24kms / 4Hr.12 Kms
drive to Goraghati. Further 12 Kms trek to Baijnath with packed Lunch. Dinner & Overnight at Camps.
Day 4 Baijnath - Magti17 Kms / 6Hr.
Trek to Magti with Packed Lunch. Dinner & Overnight at Camps.
Day 5 Magti - Biratkhoi11 Kms / 4Hr.
Trek to Biratkhoi with packed lunch. Dinner & Overnight at Camps.
Day 6 Biratkhoi - Kalsi22 Kms / 7Hr.
Trek to Kalsi with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 7 Kalsi to Hardwar121 Kms/ 4Hr.
Drive to Hardwar via Dakpathar, Dehradun. Lunch enroute. Arrival Hardwar, check in Hotel. Night Halt.
Day 8 Hardwar
TOUR CONCLUDES. PLEASE NOTE :Lakhamandal (falling in the Chakrata area) is in an area restricted for overseas tourists.
Tour Includes :
Accommodation on twin sharing basis with all meals as per the mentioned programme.
All transfers from/to Surface.
Complete camping equipment with porters and staff.
Transportation as per the itinerary.
For more details please Contact:
SKYLARK JOURNEYS 69, Jaswinder Enclave, Ganga Vihar, Bhupatwala
Haridwar - 249410, Uttrakhand, INDIA