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Trek to George Everest

Uttarakhand
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Trek to George Everest Overview


Difficult level in George Everest

Moderate


  • George Everest was the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843, under whose leadership a superb a neighborhood of the great Trigonometrical Survey in India was completed.

  • George Everest house is situated about 6 kms from Gandhi Chowk in Mussoorie and one of the most tourist attractions in Mussoorie which is secluded and peaceful.
  • It offers spectacular views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks and panoramic views of the Doon Valley. the place holds a charm and draws many history buffs and adventurers.
  • Sir George Everest’s House and Laboratory, also mentioned because the Park Estate was inbuilt 1832. lately the George Everest House and George Everest Peak are famous for camping, picnics and adventure outings. Being on the brink of Mussoorie and Dehradun, it’s getting popular day by day.
  • George Everest Peak near Mussoorie derives its name by the presence of his house that’s situated 300 meters down the very best of this hill.
  • The location of the house is strategic and at the time of Sir Everest, it had been used as an observatory to seem at mountains that demarcated the boundaries of British India.
  • Perched on the sting of a cliff overlooking the picturesque Doon Valley, Sir George Everest House near Mussoorie, is that the foremost serene place to travel.

  • George Everest house, the building used to be an observatory to observe the mountains demarcating the boundaries of British India and measure the height of world’s greatest peaks.
  • As a tribute to his work and contribution to the great Trigonometric Survey of India, the world’s highest mountain, then mentioned as Peak XV, was later named as Everest after Sir George Everest.
  • The home is under the jurisdiction of the Tourism Department. These underground water cisterns (or perhaps pits for storing ice, although water is scarce within the area) are quite deep and lie uncovered within the yard outside the house, full of litter and posing danger of slipping.
  • The interior has been stripped but the fireplaces, roof, and thus the door and window frames still remain. the house is secured by steel grills and cannot be entered.
  • Now that this property is best known and thus the access road has been improved, the walls are covered with graffiti then periodically whitewashed clean.

Trek to George Everest

  • You can begin the day hike a kilometer in need of the George Everest peak and make your because of the very best . The under 30 minute hike brings you to the very best of Capitol Hill and you will get an honest view of the house.
  • Descend down Capitol Hill and take the course leading towards the house. After visiting the house , continue further and find way across scattered rural settlements and towards the reserved forest area of Mussoorie, mentioned as Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, which you’ll enter right after crossing the road leading to Cloud’s End, another popular motorable view point for visitors in Mussoorie.
  • After a quick descent through the forest, begin to climb copy on the opposite hill, the Benog Hill which houses a temple dedicated to goddess Jwala Devi.
  • The route is scarcely hiked but could also be a good and clearly marked trail all the high to the very best of Capitol Hill .
  • The ridge that rises within the West to East direction provides an honest view of the Mussoorie town to its East, while the Yamuna river and its encompassing valleys are often seen within the space , slight east of north along with many rural settlements spread across the neighboring hills.
  • The peak trek is about 0.5 km from Sir George Everest house. It takes 20- half-hour to achieve the summit and difficulty level of the trek is moderate.
  • The trail of the trek looks scary in first look but believe me you’ll appear the hay , it’s not that difficult that it seems. the very best view will mesmerize you. With its amazing weather and stunning views, you’ll easily spend about an hour or two at the summit.
  • This is the precise verge you’ll witness the burning rays of sun rise and sun set. and you will feel the winter line after sunset. you will get the view of snow capped Himalayas on one end and twinkling city of Dehradun on other end.
  • The mountains backdrop and thus the landscapes are immensely pleasing. This scenic place is surrounded by forests and offers stunning views of the mountains and valleys.
  • George Everest peak ,it is the humbling sight which is that of snow covered peak, towering over other magnificent peaks. it is the foremost coveted aim of any mountaineer.

Best time to go to George Everest

April to June could also be a peak season , given its pleasant climate.


How to reach George Everest

George Everest house is 6 kms away from Gandhi Chowk, West Mall Road, Mussoorie. you’ll hire jeep, cab or taxi from Dehradun or Mussoorie to achieve here.


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Itinerary

Day 1

"Day 1: 38 km drive - Dehradun to Mussorie; 1 km hike to George Everest - 6 km hike to Benog Hill - 3 km back to roadhead
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Included/Excluded

  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup and drop on day 1.
  • Guide and cook fees.
  • Rent for camping equipment.
  • Forest entry charges. (Non Indian Nationals will be charged an extra 500 rupees for Forest Permit)
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.
  • Vegetarian breakfast and packed lunch.
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.
  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun.
  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 250 per day per bag.

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location

Uttarakhand

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