Settle among the serene heights of the great Himalayas are four pilgrim-destinations namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, collectively known as Char Dham. These pilgrimage centers draw the maximum numbers of pilgrims each year, thus becoming the most important hubs of religious travel in the whole of Northern India. Traditionally, the pilgrimage begins from the West and ends in the East. Thus, the Char Dham Yatra commences from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Among four sacred sites Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On the other hand, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to Goddess Ganga and Yamuna rivers respectively. Before embarking on this journey, one has to be prepared to experience physical as well as mental hardships on the Himalayan roads. The Char Dham Yatra is one of the quite accessible yet most arduous journeys. The Yatra route in the state is usually bustling with activity, especially during the summer. The scenic beauty of the mountains solemnly provides strength to the pilgrims as they move towards their destination.
Name of Tour – Chardham Yatra Uttrakhand
Duration – 09 nights/10 days
Pickup & Drop –Dehradun/Haridwar
Travel Style – Family/Religious
Mode of Transportation – Individual Cab
Accommodation – Hotel Stay
Day wise Itinerary –
Day 01 – Haridwar Arrival
Reach haridwar and take transfer to hotel. Evening Arti at Har Ki Paudi – The evening prayer at dusk (Aarti) offered to Goddess Ganga at Hari-Ki-Pairi (steps towards God Hari) is an enchanting experience for any visitor. A spectacle of sound and colour is seen when, after the ceremony, pilgrims float diyas (floral floats with lamps) and incense on the river, commemorating their deceased ancestors. Thousands of people from all round the world do make a point to attend this prayer on their visit to Hardwar.
Day 02 – Day 01: Haridwar – Barkot (210kms, 8hrs)
After the breakfast check out the hotel and take transfer to Barkot. Drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, enroute visit Kempty Fall (Suggestible to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further no good restaurants are available before Badkot). Later drive straight to Barkot, transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax. Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.
Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (36kms drive & 5 kms Trek – one side)
Early morning, Drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. The trek passes through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs.
Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi (90kms/4hr)
After the healthy breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Other temple there. Check in Hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi hotel.
Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)
Early morning drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees, and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Return back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Drive straight to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 07: Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi(30kms by road & 19kms Trek)
Morning after breakfast departure for Kedarnath dham. Enjoy Kedanrath Darshan & back your hotel. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
By Helicopter: Morning our driver will transfer you your prebook Helipad. You can inform driver about your arrival time whether it will by helicopter or by trek, so that Driver will be there to pick you up. (IMP NOTE: helicopter ticket is not included in this package).
By Trek: Morning our driver will drop you at Sonprayag then you have to take local jeep for Gaurikund & then your trek strat for kedarnath ji. After darshan you follow same & back to Sonpraag.
Day 08: Guptkashi – Badrinath (215kms/7hr)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Check in to the hotel arrival in Badrinath. Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in evening. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinath ji. Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Day 09: Badrinath –Rudraprayag (160kms)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinath ji. Later drive to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Reach Rudraprayag and Check In the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.
Day 10: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh- Haridwar
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station / Dehradun Airport.
“Tour Ends with Sweet Memories “
- All Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary by individual cab.
- Pickup & Drop from Haridwar/Dehradun.
- Welcome drinks on arrival at hotels(once).
- 09 nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- 09 breakfast and 09 Dinners.
- All driver charges, Toll charges, Parking, State tax and fuel fee included.
- Airport/Railway Station and Hotel Pickup.
- Assistance on arrival.
- Hotel taxes.
- Any additional
- 5% GST charges.
- Cost of any excursions.
- Early check in and late check out at the hotel. Expenses of personal nature.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Road blocks, natural calamities.
- Lunch cost.
- Helicopter tickets.
- You can book your tour with 50% payments.
- 100% payments on arrival.