CHAR DHAM YATRA (11Nights/12Days)
Delhi to Delhi 11 Nights & 12 Days
Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
Start your spiritual journey from Delhi. On reaching Haridwar, check-in to your hotel. Evening visit Har ki Pauri and enjoy evening Ganga aarti. Take holy dip in the river Ganga. Later visit local market near the place and come back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
HARIDWAR – a paradise for nature-lovers, Haridwar presents kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization. Haridwar also termed as 'Gateway to Gods' is known as Mayapuri, Kapila, Gangadwar as well. The followers of Lord Shiva (Har) and followers of Lord Vishnu (Hari) pronounce this place Haridwar and Hardwar respectively as told by some. It is also a point of entry to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham (Four main centers of pilgrimage in Uttarakhand) Viz. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Day 2: Haridwar – Barkot (190 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceeds to Barkot. As you drive through Mussoorie, you can visit the famous Kempty falls on your way. Sometimes there is heavy traffic then another route will be taken in which Kempty fall will not be covered. On reaching Barkot, check-in to your hotel/camp. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
BARKOT - Uttarkashi district offers a Himalayan panorama of natural delights, perhaps unmatched elsewhere. It is a treasure - trove of lush valleys, soaring peaks, crashing waterfalls, balmy hot water springs and other bounties of Mother Nature. A full description could easily fill a book, hence only some broad features can be indicated. Barkot is a beautiful hill station which is located on the foot of Yamunotri.
Day 3: Barkot - Jankichatti – Yamunotri – Barkot. (48 Km / 2 hrs)/ (6 Km Trek)
Morning proceeds for Yamunotri. From Jankihatti start your 6 km trek to Yamunotri. You can also hire palki or a horse for your trek. (Cost Not Included).
On your trek, you enjoy the sight of lush green valley and a variety of species of Himalayan shrubs.
Perform all the rituals and return back to Barkot, hotel / Camp. Overnight at hotel.
YAMNOTRI - Yamunotri is one of the shrines of the Char Dhams. The temple at Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna who present in the form of a black marble idol in the temple. Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna which is also the daughter of Surya the Sun.
Day 4: Barkot - Uttarkashi (100 km/ 3 -4 hrs)
After having your breakfast, check out from the hotel. Start your drive to your next destination Uttarkashi. On the way visit the Vishwanath Temple before check in to the hotel. Later move to hotel and overnight at the hotel.
UTTARKASHI - Uttarkashi, meaning Kashi of the north, is a town in Uttarakhand, India. It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is generally known as a holy town.
Day 5: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Km / 3 to 4 hrs)
Early in the morning start driving towards Gangotri.
GANGOTRI - is a popular Hindu pilgrimage town which is set on the banks of river Bhagirathi. River Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga.
On reaching Gangotri, perform Pooja and other rituals. Later, drive back to Uttarkashi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (240 Km / 9 to 10 hrs)
Leave for your next destination, Guptkashi after having your breakfast early in the morning. On reaching, check-in to the hotel/camp. Overnight hotel/camp.
GUPTKASHI - is located at a distance of 47 km from the holy shrine, Kedarnath. The town holds immense religious importance as it houses famous ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple.
Day 7: Guptkashi – Gaurikund – Kedarnath (35 Km + 22 Km trek)
Get up early in the morning and check out from the hotel after having your breakfast. Start your drive to Gaurikund which is set at a distance of around 35 km. On reaching Son Prayag 5 kms before Gaurikund, drive by jeep to Gaurikund. Afterbreaching Gaurikund start rek to Kedarnath.
KEDARNATH - Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. To reach the temple, you can hire a palki or a horse (Cost Not Included). On your way to the temple, you will get to experience the unexplored sights of the snow capped mountains. On reaching, check-in at the Govt. Camps/Lodges. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Guptkashi (22 Km trek + 35 Km drive)
This morning you get up before dawn and take a bath. Later, you go to the temple for the 'Abhishek’ to Kedarnath. After Darshan and Puja, return to your respective Camps / Lodges. Start with your trek from
Kedarnath to Gaurikund and by jeeps to Sonprayag. At Sonprayag, your car awaits which will take you back to your hotel at Guptkashi. On reaching Guptkashi, Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Guptkashi – Joshimath – Badrinath (190 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)
After having your breakfast in the morning, check out of the hotel and start driving towards your next destination, Badrinath via Joshimath.
On reaching Badrinath, check-in to the hotel. After taking some rest and refreshments, you are all set to go to Badrinath Temple for Darshan. After Darshan, return to the hotel. Enjoy your dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
BADRINATH - is an important pilgrimage site which holds immense importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is set at a height of 3133 meter. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites.
Day 10: Badrinath – Rudraprayag/Srinagar (190 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
This morning, visit Badrinath Temple for Darshan. Later, return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you can leave for quick local sightseeing at Badrinath. Visit major attractions of Badrinath such as Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple.
At appropriate time leave for Rudraprayag or Srinagar. On reaching, check-in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Rudraprayag/Srinagar to Haridwar via. Rishikesh(130 Km / 5 hrs)
This morning, have your breakfast and leave for Haridwar enroute visiting Rishikesh - Ramjhula and Laxmanjhula.
RISHIKESH - is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.
Day 12: Haridwar – Delhi (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Delhi railway station / airport for your onward journey.