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Overview

Dronagiri is the name of a mythical mountain peak in Almora district of Kumaon under Uttarakhand region of India. Drona, Dronagiri, Dron-mountain, Dronagiri, Dronanchal, and Dronanchal-mountain are synonyms of this mountain’s name. After the time there was an aberration of Drona, currently, this mountain has been called by the name of Dunagiri or Dronagiri according to Kumaoni dialect. Actually, this is the mythical Drona. Dronagiri is about 10 km after the Dwarhat. It is a historic and charming city inhabited by Katyuri Samants. It is also called North Dwarka. It is still the city of mythological and religious temples. There are about thirty temples and 365 nautical in the style of architectural history. These are now protected by the Indian Archeology Department. The distance of Dronagiri from Joshimath is about 55 km, in which 13 km distance is the best for the trekking. The same route goes to the village on the border of China.

People of Dronagiri used to worship the mountain god i.e. Dronagiri with the left hand because Pawan Putra Hanuman took the mountain with his right hand. Here’s another interesting thing to see. There is no temple to worship the mountain god (Parvat Devata), but Dronagiri mountain is considered to be God. Firstly, Dronagiri mountain is worshiped with traditional custom. The people offer special Prasada and wine to god here. That is why mountaineering is prohibited on Dronagiri. It is believed that those who try it, they never come back. Not only this, the death of someone in the village is dead then instead of burning the body they used buried that in fearing that the smoke will rise due to the burning that can destroy Sanjivani Buti (a type of medicine through which the Hanuman saved Laxman). According to the residents of Dronagiri, when Hanuman Ji reached this village to take the Sanjivini Buti, he could not find the mountain of Sanjivani. Then an elderly woman from the village showed him a mountain of Sanjivani Buti. When the elderly showed the Buti mountain, Hanuman broke a large part of that mountain and flew over the mountain. It is said that the old man who helped Hanuman was socially boycotted. For this reason, women are not included in the worship here.

Day 1: Haridwar / Dehradun to Joshimath (279 km/300 Km Drive)

Our TrekNTales team will come to pick you at Dehradun or Haridwar and we will move for our first destination Joshimath via Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Karnaprayag. Joshimath is around 279 km from Haridwar and 300 km from Dehradun which will take 10 to 11 hours to reach here. On the way, we will stop first in Chamoli, where you can have a light breakfast and enjoy the breathtaking views of all high mountains of Garhwal. Then we will reach our 2nd stopping point Rudraprayag, which is situated on the holy confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. You can take pictures of beautiful scenes after stopping here. The confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers is a unique beauty of itself and it seems that two sisters embraced each other. Rudraprayag district was a part of Chamoli and Tehri. In 1997, Kedarnath valley and parts of Tehri and Pauri were established in the form of Rudraprayag by creating a new district. Now we will move to our next point Karnaprayag which is 33 km from the Rudraprayag and it will take only 1 and a half hour to reach here. Karnprayag is situated on the confluence of the Alaknanda and Pindar rivers From here you can see the high mountains of the snow-covered Himalayas and take pictures of them. The weather here is quite cold so you are advised to bring warm clothes with you. After that, we will move to our final stopping point Joshimath, which is around 83 km from Karnaprayag and it will take only 3 hours to reach here. After reaching here you can enjoy the cold weather at the place arranged by TrekNTales team and after dinner, you can relax.

Day 2: Joshimath - Jumma (45 km Drive) - Rwing (03 km trek)

After resting at Joshimath in the night, our team will lead towards to reach our next stopping point Jumma. Jumma is only 45 km from Joshimath and it will take around 1 and a half hour to reach here. We will cross Mirag, Dhak, and Tapovan to reach Jumma. It is quite a high and mountainous path, so you are advised not to have a lot of breakfast in the morning. On the way of Jumma, you can see the high mountain ranges of the Himalayas and take pictures of them. There is also a natural water source on the way from where you can fill the drinking water. This water comes out directly from the mountains and roots of the trees, which contain all the natural minerals which are very beneficial for health. After reaching the Jumma we will take rest here and then we will start trekking of three km, which will be from Jumma to Rwing. Here you can take a rest at the place arranged by TrekNTales team. The scenes around here will melt your heart. The white snow on the mountains with cold winds will give you peace of mind.

Day 3: Ruing - Dronagiri village (7 km trek)

Next day our TrekNTales team will lead you for our next stopping point Dronagiri from Ruing village. This is a 7 km trekking path on the sloped hill which is quite difficult. Here, the series of hills standing on the other side of the bridge on the Dhauli Ganga river, after crossing which we will reach to Dronagiri village. The journey with narrow mountain trails is quite difficult but exciting. On this trekking path of Dronagiri, you can see people of the village returning or going with their belongings and animals. You also can see the other tourists here coming for trekking. Last year, Dronagiri village was declared the 'Trek of the Year' by the Uttarakhand Government. This has increased the number of tourists coming here. There are some popular places such as Bagini, Rishi Mountain and Nandi Kunda above Dronagiri Village. Dronagiri is also a village of people of Bhotia tribe. Hundreds of families live in this village, at an altitude of about 12 thousand feet. After reaching here you can take a rest at home-stay arranged by TrekNTales team. At night you can see the stars shining in a clear blue sky and enjoy the cold winds of the mountains.

Day 4: Dronagiri village to Nandikund base camp (4 km trek)

After breakfast, the next day we will start Trekking again. Now we will move to our next stopping point Nandikund base camp. This base camp is 4 km away from the Dronagiri village. This is a small path but there is a very steep climb. The weather here is quite cold so you must bring winter clothes with you. While trekking, you can see the white mountain covered with snow all around. Here you can take pictures of beautiful pictures with high pine trees and high Himalaya mountains. The tranquil atmosphere here will give you a pleasant feeling. If you are lucky, you can also see rare wild animals living in Himalayan ranges and take photographs of them. After reaching the base camp, you can rest with the majestic views of nearby places and high snow mountains. TrekNTales will make all the arrangements for night stay, lunch, and dinner here.

Day 5: Nandikund Base Camp to Dronagiri Mountain to Nandikund Base Camp (7 km trek)

The next morning after a light breakfast, we will move to our next destination point Dronagiri Mountain. Locals of Dronagiri believe that the mountain which Hanuman Ji took for Sanjivani Buti was at this place. Even today, people of Dronagiri worship this mountain. This mountain is covered with snow throughout the year. You can take beautiful pictures of this mountain. By reaching here you will get a different feeling. A white snow sheet extending far and wide will provide comfort to your eyes. According to the tradition that started a long time ago, the villagers still worship this mountain for recovering from their injuries. After complete trekking and taking rest, we will move back again to our starting point Nandikund Base Camp. We will cover a total of 7 km in trekking of base camp to Dronagiri Mountain and again back to base camp. This journey will take approx 3-4 hours. After coming back to the base camp you will get the half-day to enjoy and to explore the beauty of nature. At night after having dinner we will arrange a bonfire for various activities.

Day 6: Nandikund Base Camp to Ruing (11 km trek)

Now in the next morning, we will start our journey to reach back to the Ruing. This is an 11 km long trek and to cover this we will have to our trekking from early morning. It is a long and tiring journey, so it is suggested that sleep on time at night. During the journey, you will get a good opportunity to see high mountains covered with white snow, dense forests and wild animals all around. Due to the long way, we will have lunch in half way and after resting we will begin our trekking again. After reaching Ruing you will stay at the place arranged by the TrekNTales team.

Day 7: Ruing to Joshimath (3 km Trek and 45 km Drive)

Now again we will start our journey for Joshimath from the Ruing, for which we have to cross three kilometers trekking route first and after that, we will take the vehicle. After reaching Joshimath we will stay here for one more night. As you enter Joshimath, you come across a small waterfall which is called the "Jogi waterfall" along the roadside. Jogi waterfall is said to be so because many yogis and monks stop in the waterfall to take a bath in cold water. This is the natural source of clean water from where you can fill the drinking water. This city is surrounded by snow-covered Himalayan ranges. This place is a prestigious place for the people of Hinduism and there are many temples established here, where you can visit in the evening Aarti. Joshimath is a less crowded town where you can spend a relaxing night with your other trekking friends. If are having the plan to stay here one more day and you want to see the natural beauty of the Himalayas, then the Auli ropeway is best for you. It is the tallest and longest ropeway cable in Asia and India whose total distance is more than 4 km. Here you will stay at the place arranged by the TrekNTales team.

Day 8: Joshimath To Haridwar / Dehradun (279 km/300 Km Drive)

Now it's time to go back from where we started this beautiful journey. Our TrekNTales team will pick you and we will move back to your destination place Dehradun or Haridwar. In mid-way, we will have to the Pahadi lunch at Rawat Hotel which is quite popular. After reaching Dehradun or Haridwar you can stay here for one more day if you want to relax or can move to your place. After going back, you will remember all the beautiful moments of this journey in life.

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