Uttarakhand Backpacking Trip

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  • 7 Days  6 Nights 
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  • Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Spring (Feb, March, April) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)

When planning your next trip to India, you can't miss a stop in Uttarakhand. The backpacker's paradise is the perfect place for those looking for a cheap and adventurous holiday. Get out of the city and stay at one of our top five campsites, or spend a day trekking through the mountains on a backpacking adventure.
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Day 1: Drive from Delhi to Rishikesh

Day 2: Arrival, sightseeing in Rishikesh

Day 3: Depart to Joshimath (253 Kilometers, 8 Hours Drive

Day 4: The Cable Car Ropeway will take you from Joshimath to Auli

Day 5: Joshimath to Chopta (136 Kilometers, 5 Hrs Drive

Day 6: Visit Deoria Tal | Trek to Chandrashilla (4 Kilometers, 4 Hours

Day 7: Return to Delhi early morning

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The group will meet at the pickup location at 11 p.m. (tentative)
Following a brief introduction by the Trip Leader, we will proceed to Rishikesh. We will be passing via Haridwar, which is a pilgrimage hub and one of the holiest cities in India, en way
The meeting location is the Akshardham Metro Station.

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Breakfast, Dinner

As soon as we reach Rishikesh, we will check into our allotted accommodations and enjoy some free time
In Rishikesh, we will also participate in Cliff Jumping after rafting the Ganges. After experiencing the adrenaline rush, we will have lunch and then go on a local sightseeing tour to see the famous Beatles Ashram, Ram Jhula, and Lakshman Jhula
Evening visits to Triveni Ghat for the Ganga Aarti. The evening concluded with an overnight stay in Rishikesh, followed by dinner.

Rishikesh to Joshimath (253 Kilometers 8 Hours Drive ).

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Breakfast, Dinner

After an early breakfast, we will check out of our Rishikesh accommodations and proceed to Joshimath
On our way to Joshimath, we would take the Badrinath road with a scenic view of the four confluences of the Ganga river, including Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Nand Prayag. Along the entire length of the voyage, the Alaknanda river would run by your side, making it appear shorter. As soon as we reach Joshimath, we will check into the allocated hotel. The rest of the day is spent at leisure
Evening meals will be followed by a stay in Joshimath for the night.

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Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we will go to Auli, a ski resort in the Himalayas that overlooks the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. The Auli Cable Car, the second tallest and longest ropeway in India after Gulmarg, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding Himalayas. A variety of winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding, are available to tourists. (on personal expense
We will then return to Joshimath and spend the remainder of the day at our leisure
The evening concluded with an overnight stay in Joshimath

Note: The cable car fare is roughly 1000 rupees. Those who intend to visit Auli are responsible for their own costs.



Breakfast, Dinner

After finishing our breakfasts, we will leave our lodgings and travel to Chopta, the starting point for the Tungnath walk in the beautiful Uttarakhand region known for its verdant meadows
We’ll settle into our tents and the Chopta and enjoy some downtime in the great outdoors as soon as we arrive. We’ll be doing some fun teambuilding exercises, and then the rest of the day is at our pleasure
We will eat together as a group that night, and then spend the night in the camps.


Stay Not Included


As the sun rises, we will begin our hike from Chopta to the Chandrashila peak at 3 AM. We would pass past Tungnath, the world’s highest Shiva temple, at an altitude of 3,810 metres (12,106 feet)
The sunrise over the Himalayas will make the stunning panoramas of the Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Summit, Bandarpunch, and Chaukhamba peaks visible from the Chandrashila peak (12,110 feet above sea level) look even more breathtaking. After taking in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, we’ll make our way back to camp for some hot breakfast and rest
After breakfast, we’ll pack up camp and drive to Deoria Tal, a pristine lake known for its stunning reflections of the Chaukhamba peaks

We will begin our trip back to Delhi immediately following our sightseeing tour.

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Stay Not Included

Meals Not Included

We arrive in Delhi in the wee hours of the morning and then say our goodbyes to the other travellers

A trip through Uttarakhand on a backpacking adventure can provide spiritual experiences, activities that are full of adrenaline, stunning vistas of the Himalayas, charming villages, and much more. We strongly recommend that you go on this backpacking trip, whether you do it by yourself or with a group of your friends. . Plan the Unplanned is a great way to increase the amount of fun you have on your trip and make it more memorable.

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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!

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  • Travel from Delhi to Delhi

  • Accommodation on all days in hotels in 2/3 Sharing Basis

  • 9 meals ( Day 2 Lunch + Dinner, Day 3 - Day 5 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 6 Breakfast)

  • Sightseeing as per itinerary

  • River Rafting and Cliff jumping at Rishikesh

  • Trip Leader


  • 5% GST
  • Early check-in at the hotel.
  • Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
  • Any Entry tickets at exploration sites.  
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
  • Any other services not specified above in Inclusions. 


We request you to kindly carry the following. It’s better to be prepared rather than not prepared.

  • Daypack (20 – 30 Ltrs)

  • Sandals or Floaters

  • 1 Down Jacket / Main Jacket

  • Thermal

  • Comfortable footwear 

  • 3 Pairs of Quick-Dry T-Shirts

  • 3 Pairs of Cotton Socks

  • 1 Pair of Woolen Socks

  • 1 Poncho

  • Quicky Dry Towel

  • Insulated gloves 

  • Sanitizer

  • Sun Cap

  • Lip balm

  • Cold Cream & Sunscreen (SPF 40+)

  • Water Bottle 1 L

  • A ziplock bag

  • A personal medical kit 

    Sunglasses / Spectacle-wearers 

  • Powerbank

  • ID Proofs

  • Extra Polythene



Policy and Terms

Here's the cancellation policy for Himalayan Treks/Backpacking Trips/Road Trips

  • If you cancel before 30 days - 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 20 -30 days - 75% % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 15-19 days - 50%  will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 7-14 days - 25 % amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0- 7 days before the departure date - No amount would be refunded.
  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

Terms and Conditions

The purchase of any travel services offered by PLAN THE UNPLANNED (hereinafter referred as ‘PTU’) constitutes a contractual arrangement between PTU (‘First Party’) and Client (hereinafter referred as ‘You’) (‘Second Party’). Booking of services with PTU represents your unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions set out herein. These terms and conditions shall be binding on you and all the travel companions booked by you.

Trekking and other outdoor activities provided by the PTU depend on various factors and have inherent risks associated with life. PTU does its best to reduce all types of risks, discomfort, and hazard to the best of its ability (within financial constraints), yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps, and deficiency in service.

Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these terms prior to confirming your booking.



Pictures used on the website and collateral are meant for marketing purposes. These do not imply the inclusion of the pictorial content to be a part of your vacation or any guarantee that you will experience, encounter or view whatever is depicted through the pictures.

Fitness Responsibility

PTU offers trip(s) and trek(s) that require varying levels of fitness. The level of difficulty can be based on the extent of physical stress, the terrain, weather, and/or climate. The degree of difficulty for some trips can be physically demanding. To enable you to choose appropriately and prepare accordingly, carefully review the level of difficulty of each trip before booking the same.

PTU doesn’t have any medical expert(s) and it is your responsibility to obtain medical advice, latest health requirements including inoculations and vaccines before you join a trip. PTU takes no responsibility for your inability to cope with the level of difficulty on a trip. While there is no age limitation on any PTU trips, any disability, pregnancy, mental or physical, or any other medical condition that may affect your fitness to complete the trek must be revealed at the time of booking the trip to PTU. You also undertake that you and Your travel companions, for whom You have signed up, do not suffer from any condition or disability that could create a hazard to Your own wellbeing or to others on a trip.

Program Dates

You are solely responsible for verifying the correct dates mentioned on the travel documents.


PTU reserves the right to modify or cancel the trip or part of the trip under circumstances, including but not limiting to Acts of God, road blockage, political unrest, sickness, accidents, events beyond PTU’s control etc. Any extra cost arising from such circumstances shall be borne by you on the spot. Wherever possible, PTU shall intimate you of such changes in advance or while on the trip.

Luggage Responsibility

Baggage and personal effects are at your risk throughout the trip. You are solely responsible for your personal belongings while on the trip. PTU is not responsible for the loss of baggage, goods, air tickets, passport, cash, traveler’s cheques, or any other travel document or item owned by you while on tour, whatever the cause.

On-trip Behaviour

You are required to behave in a manner that is acceptable and conducive to group travel. PTU reserves the right to terminate your trip (if you are found to be causing distress/annoyance to co-travelers, endanger/damage property of any supplier or of other traveling companions), without assigning any reason whatsoever. No refund for unused services is possible in such cases.

You also agree to abide by the authority of the group leader designated by PTU. The decision of the tour leader is binding on all participants on matters that affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip. Behavior that causes danger, distress, or annoyance to others, or interferes with the mobility of the group can result in the group leader terminating your participation from the trip, with no right to refund for missed or unused services.

Protect The Environment

The entire trip/ trek would be through natural trails and we would spend most of the time in eerie forests, serene valleys, soothing hillsides, or at golden beaches. You should know that it’s your duty to protect the environment and not create nuisances on the way by throwing your plastic materials and other wastes like packets of chips or wrappers of chocolates. PTU shall not consider any such behavior towards nature. We expect you to be responsible and aware adults.

No Smoking Or Alcohol Consumption

PTU doesn’t support smoking or any sort of alcohol consumption during the journey and as a team, we earnestly request you to not indulge in those practices while you are with us. Smoking is not only injurious to your health but also equally bad for nature. We should ensure that there’s sustainable natural conservation and our acts, in no way, hampers that. Also, alcohol consumption might ruin your experience as well as cause discomfort to your fellow mates. No action of smoking or drinking shall be tolerated by PTU during the trip/trek.


PTU makes every effort to ensure the comfort of our guests, but PTU requests you to understand that the amenities around the trekking region may not be the same as the ones you are accustomed to, at home. Weather is another factor that will have a direct impact on your journey. Hence, you are requested to have patience, enthusiasm and be prepared for compromising, before you choose to undertake this journey.


You accept that the very nature of active, adventure travel requires a degree of personal risk. You are likely to visit places where political, cultural, and geographical attributes might pose certain risks, dangers, and physical challenges. By booking a tour with PTU, you accept that you are aware of the personal risks, dangers, and challenges that might arise and that you are aware of the risks involved. You hereby assume all such risk and release PTU from all claims and causes of action arising from such damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges, and laws in effect as well as your local embassy contacts in each destination.

Emergency Situations

In the event you fall ill or suffer an accident during the trip, all hospital expenses, doctor fees, repatriation expenses, evacuation from road or mountain, any other charges incurred as a direct or indirect result of your illness/accident are your responsibility.

Photography Rights

PTU reserves the right to take photographs of you during the trip and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a trip with us, you automatically grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and irrevocable license for using your images in photographs and videos that may be used for promotional material, website, social media, collateral, and any other marketing and publicity materials.

Frequest Questions

The best season for River Rafting is from September to mid-April. One should avoid the temperature of May and June as it becomes quite unnatural to regain the same essence.
2. Is there any age restriction for River Rafting in Rishikesh?
Yes, Kids below 14 years are not allowed to do river rafting in Rishikesh.

3. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take a maximum of 11 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

4. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel solo?
Yes, definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

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