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Rudugaira (14,400 ft) also known as Rudragaira, located 9 KM SW of Gangotri is a valley dedicated to Lord Shiva. Dominating the Rudra valley, are peaks of the Gangotri group. This valley is an exciting destination for trekkers and mountaineers, as well as nature lovers and serves as the Base Camp for several treks and expeditions like Gangotri Peaks, Auden’s Col, etc.
The Rudugaira peak, perched at an altitude of around 19,000 ft above sea level is noted for its scenic beauty. Dirtboots Adventure is going to organize a trekking and exploration program to Rudugaira Base Camp in September’ 2016. The highlights of the trek are as follows :- Date – 26 Sep – 6 Oct (Haridwar to Haridwar) Price Per Head – Rs. 25,000/- (Haridwar to Haridwar) Gradation – Moderate to Strenuous Weather – Cold, with possibilities of snow Experience – Prior trek experience is a mustA trekking and exploration program to Rudugaira Base Camp (14400 feet), located in the Gangotri National Park region at Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Itinerary: - 26th Sep - Meet at Rishikesh.
Drive to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi - 27th Sep - Drive to Gangotri. Overnight stay at Gangotri - 28th Sep - Today we leave the crowd behind and head towards Nala Camp. It is a gradual beautiful climb through pine and birch forests, and Nala campsite is the Rudragaira river. We get the first glimpse of the Gangotri III peak from here. - 29th Sep - Birch forests give way to green meadows. There are steep climbs and rock fall zones and a river crossing on the way to Rudugaira Base Camp site.
The camp site offers views of Rudugaira peak, Gangotri I, Gangotri II, Gangotri III, and Jogin I. - 30th Sep - Acclimatization at the Rudugaira Base Camp - 1st Oct - Exploration of the surroundings at the Rudugaira Base Camp - 2nd Oct - Exploration of the surroundings at the Rudugaira Base Camp - 3rd Oct - Trek back to Nala Camp - 4th Oct - Nala Camp to Gangotri/ Uttarkashi - 5th Oct - Gangotri/ Uttarkashi to Rishikesh/ Haridwar - 6th Oct - Visit Rajaji National Park in the morning. The trip ends post lunch at Rishikesh/ Haridwar Things to carry: Rucksack Sleeping Bag Sleeping Mattress Shirt/T-Shirt Cotton Trousers (jeans are highly non-recommended) Jacket Wind Cheater Thermal or fleece upper and lower Umbrella Sun Cap Woolen Cap or Balaclava Trekking Shoe Cotton Socks Woollen Socks Toilet Paper Pocket Knife UV Protected Sunglass Towel Comb Toothbrush Toothpaste Torch with spare cells Water Bottle Dish Spoon Thermos Mug Personal Medicines Matchsticks / Lighter Camera Notebook and Pen Sandals or Floaters Band Aid Crepe Bandage Soap Cream, Petroleum Jelly, etc. Safety Pins Nail Cutter Whistle