Overview/Itinerary

Nestled 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.

Each of these four sites is devoted to a specific deity. Yamunotri is dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna who goes along the pilgrims to the high altitudes of the picturesque Rawai Valley. It is believed that a bath in the waters of the Yamuna protects the devotee from untimely death. Gangotri is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga. The shrine overlooks the River Bhagirathi, another name of River Ganga – the name having been derived from the myth of the ancient King Bhagirath’s penance that succeeded in bringing her upon the earth from the heaven. Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also a part of the Panch Kedar. It is the northernmost Jyotirlinga and is close to the source of the holy River Mandakini. Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated on the bank of the River Alaknanda. According to legend, Lord Vishnu meditated here while his consort Lakshmi took the form of a berry (Badri) tree to offer him shade.

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.

Highlights

  • HARIDWAR 1N
  • BARKOT 2N
  • UTTARKASHI 2N
  • (KERDARNATH) SITAPUR 3N
  • BADRINATH 1N
  • KIRTINAGAR 1N
  • RISHIKESH 1N

Char Dham Itinerary

 

DAY 01 : HARIDWAR

Arrival at Haridwar Railway Station & pick up. Later, hotel check inn, fresh up & relax at Hotel. Night halt at Haridwar. HARIDWAR the word ‘Haridwar’ literally suggests - Gateway to God. It is one of the seven holiest places for the Hindus. It is the place from where river Ganga descends to the plains. Haridwar forms the four important pilgrimage centers of India where Kumbh Mela is celebrated after every 12 years. Haridwar (Hardwar or Hari Dwar) is famous for its evening aarti held every day. Night halt at Haridwar.

 

DAY 02 : HARIDWAR - BARKOT

After breakfast proceed to barkot, evening arrival at Barkot. Relax exploring banks of river Yamuna. Night halt at Barkot. BARKOT is small village, doesn’t offer sightseen but have natural beauty in abundance. Tourist enjoy serenity, tranquility and want to envelope themselves amidst the nature. It’s ideal place to have stay geographically before witness blessings of River “Yamuna”. 

 

DAY 03 : BARKOT - YAMUNOTRI - BARKOT

Day busy in excursion to Yamnotri temple darshan. Early morning move towards Janakichatti (1:30 hrs), post arrival having breakfast we proceed for Darshan. (Horse options are available for trek- Witness Yamnotri temple and hot sulphur springs). Day to utilize & by noon back to Janakichatti & proceed to Barkot.. Night halt at Barkot.

YAMUNOTRI in the state of Uttarakhand, is an important hindu pilgrimage and one the Char Dham of Uttrakhand Yamunotri temple is situated at the left bank of holy river Yamuna. Highly revered as the origin of the majestic River Yamuna, Yamunotri is famed for its glaciers, and thermal springs. 

 

DAY 04 : BARKOT- UTTARKASHI

After breakfast proceed towards Uttarkashi, noon arrival at Uttarkashi. Hotel check inn,post lunch visit Kashi Vishwanath temple in the evening. Night halt at Uttarkashi. UTTARKASHI is much like Kashi of the plains. The town located on banks of river Bhagirathi, also know as Ganga before confluence of Devprayag.

 

DAY 05 : UTTARKASHI- GANGOTRI- UTTARKASHI

Full day excursion to Gangotri. En-route pass by Harsil Scenic Village. Visit Gangotri temple, Bhagirath rock and see Bhagirathi river. Night halt at Uttarkashi. Emerges from Devprayag & exists at Haridwar. The source of river is Gangotri glacier, Satopanth glacier, Khatling glacier. There are many streams comprise ganga followed by SIX main streams. Alaknanda, Dhauliganga, Nandakini, Pindar, Mandakini & Bhagirathi. 

 

DAY 06 : UTTARKASHI – RUDRAPRAYAG- SITAPUR

After breakfast proceed to Rudraprayag. En-route visit the Tehri Dam of Garhwal. Arrival at Sitapur in the evening. Night halt at Sitapur. RUDRAPRAYAG lies at the Sangam of Alaknanda & Mandakini, rich variety of flora & fauna. TEHRI DAM is the tallest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri. SITAPUR falls on the Chardham route. It is close to Kedarnath.

 

DAY 07 : SITAPUR- KEDARNATH

Departure to Gauri Kund, the base camp of Kedarnath. Gauri Kund to Kedarnath (22 kms) is a trek. On Arrival at Kedarnath in the evening visit the famous Kedarnath temple and Shankaracharya Samadhi. Night halt at Kedarnath.

GAURI KUND is the commencement point of the trek of 18Kms to the scared Shrine of Kedarnath. Place is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva, temple og Gauri is situated here.

KEDARNATH is one amoung Char dham, located in Himalaya. It is most popular destination for all hindu pilgrims of all over the world.

 

DAY 08 : KEDARNATH - SITAPUR

Start descend trek to Gaurikund. Day for Self activity. Arrival & Night Halt at Sitapur.

 

DAY 09 : SITAPUR – BADRINATH

Proceed to Badrinath, visit Guptkashi Arrival & visit Mana village - Saraswati river, Vyas Gumpha, Ganesh Gumpha, Bhim Bridge & Pandava’s Swargarohini Margdarshan. Night halt at Badrinath. 

 

DAY 10 : BADRINATH - KIRTINAGAR

Early morning proceed for Badrinath Temple, Take a holy dip in Tapt Kund fed by the hot sulphurous springs. Proceed to Kirtinagar enroute view the 3 Sangams of holy rivers (Karnaprayag – Alaknanda and Pinderganga) / (Nandprayag - Alaknanda and Mandakini) / (Vishnuprayag – Alaknanda and Dhauliganga) & Night halt at Kirtinagar.

Badrinath is situated in the lap of Nar-Narayan Parvat, with the towering Neelkanth peak (6,597mts.) in the background. Also known as the Vishal Badri, the largest among the five Badris, it is revered by all as the apt tribute to Lord Vishnu. 

 

DAY 11 : KIRTINAGAR - RISHIKESH

Proceed to Rishikesh. Enroute see Deoprayag, the sangam of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers. On arrival at Rishikesh visit Laxman Zhulla, Baba Kali Kamliwala Ashram, Geeta Bhavan. Night halt at Rishikesh.

 

DAY 12 : RISHIKESH - HARIDWAR DROP

Proceed to Haridwar & drop at railway station.  

 

TOUR COST :

Rs. 33000/- Per Person

Rs.29000/- Extra Person (In Same Room with extra mattress).

 

NOTE : 

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    • Well appointed Room Accommodation on Sharing Basis.
    • Travelling by Executive AC / Non AC Coach as per tour itinerary.
    • Tour Manager Services from Day First Meeting point till the dropping point on Last day.
    • All Meals - Breakfast Lunch Dinner (Pure Veg).
    • Mineral Water (One Bottle Each).
    • All applicable hotel taxes. 

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    • Any Airfare / Rail fare.
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    Things to Carry
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    • 1 Pair of Thermal
    • 3 Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woollen socks
    • 2 Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)
    • Sun Cap
    • Woollen Cap
    • Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)
    • Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)
    • 1 Full sleeves Fleece
    • 1 Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)
    • 4 Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)
    • Sun Glass
    • Sun scream, Lip balm, Moisturizer
    • Torch
    • Trek Pole
    • Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)
    • Poncho ( The Gear used to protect from Rain)
    • Day pack (Small one)
    • Back Pack 
    • 2 Water Bottles
    • Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Antibactial Powder
    • Tooth Brush
    • Quick Dry Towel
    Activity
    Offbeat Tour
    Destination
    Uttarakhand
    Duration
    7+ Days