Tour overview

The Char Dham (meaning: four abodes) is a set of four pilgrimage sites in India. Hindus believe that
visiting these sites helps achieve moksha (salvation). The four Dhams are, Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri
and Rameswaram. … The Char Dham as defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of four Hindu pilgrimage sites.
Chardham Yatra is the Devbhumi, the holiest land in Uttarakhand giving hopes of salvation to the devotees. The four shrines are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. These four are very auspicious Himalayan circuits that are known as Chardham Yatra.

If you are looking for an expedition on ruggedness and fascination, yet a spiritual one, Chardham Yatra
is a journey to be taken once in your lifetime. As said, Chardham Yatra is one of the most celebrated
journeys to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.

Chardham Yatra Opening Dates 2021:
Gangotri Temple Opening Date 2021: 14th May 2021 Akshaya Tritiya.
Yamunotri Temple Opening Date 2021: 14th May 2021 Akshaya Tritiya.
Kedarnath Temple Opening Date 2021: Coming Soon…
Badrinath Temple Opening Date 2021: Coming Soon…(Badrinath Temple
Opening date decided on Basant Panchami.)

Included

  • Neat, clean, hygienic accommodation on Double Sharing as per your preferences.
  • Surface transportation by Dezire, Xylo, Innova, Tempo Traveler, and Mini Bus with chauffeurs as per the itinerary (Ac not allowed in the hills).
  • Personal assistance by our representative

Not Included

  • Account Paid Package Amount Applicable 5 % Good Service Tax(GST)
  • Air Fare/Train fare/ Heli Ticket/Pony, Doly Palk
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating
  • Monuments Entrance Fees
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks Etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot.
  • Room Heater charges as per the hotel
  • Hotels can be customized as per your requirements with cost variation.

Day 01: Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun – Barkot / Syanna Chatti / Janki Chatti (210kms/7-8hr) HT : 1352 MTS.

Arrival From Haridwar, Meet & Greet Later depart for Chardham Yatra, bow down at Satya Narayan temple to start the
Yatra later directed to Rishikesh for registration formalities. You ae directed to Lakha Mandal to visit self emerging Shivlinga’s and was Lakshagrah during Pandavas time. Lunch at Nainbagh (at your own). You are staying at Badkot or
Syannachatti or Janki Chatti this night in hotel/Tents. Dinner will be served at 07:30 p.m, relaxed and pack your knapsack for next day's journey to visit Yamuna Ji.
Lakahamandal – an Archaeological Survey of India protected site (about 5 kilometers from the main road). Further on, visit the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Barkot is a beautiful town nestled in the Rawain Valley of Uttarkashi District on the banks of the Yamuna. The locals of Rawain are very warm and friendly, though they have been cut off from the rest of Garhwal due to its remote location.
Their culture is similar yet distinct from the rest of Garhwal, and it is this that makes this area exceptionally interesting.
This tour is a great chance to meet the locals, share a meal with them, and learn a thing or two about their culture and heritage. You can take in stunning views of the Banderpunch Range and the little villages speckled on the lower reaches of the surrounding hills. The town is en route to the Yamunotri Dham.
Weather - Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 10 deg to 05 deg

Day 02: Badkot/Syanna/Janki Chatti - Yamunotri - Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)} HT : 3235 MTS

After breakfast, set out on a morning drive about 20 kms up to Jankichatti. Further on, travel approx. 6 km on foot for
trek/Pony/Doli to Yamunotri. Here you can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the kund
(hot water spring). Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as a "Prasad". Near the temple "Pooja" can be offered at
Divyashilla, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warm water and paying tribute to
"Yamunaji". After offering prayers at the shrine, return to Janki Chatti, and further back to
Barkot. Return to your hotel/Camps in Badkot and spend the night.
Sight Seeing : Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was
destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which
flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 03: Barkot – Uttarkashi (120kms/5hr) HT :1352 MTS

Meditation/Yoga session at morning (at your own) and the time at leisure till late breakfast, at 09:00 a.m,
drive to Uttar kashi (Kashi of North)and a centre of NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Nag Devta
temple & cave another attraction enroute. Check-in at hotel.
Sight Seeing : Today you can visit Nag Devta & Gufa, Vishwanath temple & Shakti temple
Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of
the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of
Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi,has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.
Weather - Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights is pleasant, Cold in winters

Day 04: Uttarkashi/Harsil - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side) HT : 3048 MTS.

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.
Sight Seeing:-
Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi / Rampur /Sitapur / Gaurikund (220kms/8-9hr) HT : 1319 MTS

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/
Tents/Huts/Cottage.
Note: En route you can get local basic Dhaba’s for lunch or snacks, suggestible to carry some dry fruits, fruits and readymade
snacks with yourself along with some drinking water.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The name Gupt Kashi means "Hidden Benares. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.
(Note: Thermal wears along with wind proof jacket is essential considering the weather condition along with Puja Samagri and some snacks or dry fruits. You are allow to carry small knapsack weighing max 2 kg/per person in Helicopter. Kedarnath temple is approx 300 mts away from Helipad and straight path is t follow to reach at temple.
Weather - Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.

Day 06: Guptkashi/Sitapur – Gaurikund - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 18kms Trek) HT : 3384 mts

Before Sunrise, we drive to Gaurikund, to start trek start to Kedarnath Ji on foot /Pony / Doli.
Pilgrims should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight
halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Join evening aarti at Kedarnath Temple. After darshan return for dinner and night stay.
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot
situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range.
Note: Pls note accommodation at Kedarnath ji is very basic and even hot water shall provide
through buckets only. Pilgrims has high altitude or breathing problems must take advice .

Day 07: Kedarnath – Guptkashi - Govindghat(18 Kms Down Trek & 200kms by Road)

05:00 am is the time to reach for morning general darshan however people has booked Rudrabhishek may get early darshan, after puja and breakfast trek down to Gaurikund, your driver will meet you at Soneprayag for further drive to Govindghat.
Overnight Stay In Govindghat

Day 08: Govindghat - Badrinath (22 kms /1hr

After breakfast start drive to Badrinath Ji, Bow your head at Pandukeshwar for Yog dhyan Badri
and at famous Hanuman Chatti. After Kanchan Ganga the premises of Lord Badrinath Ji welcome
the pilgrims. On arrival at Vishnu dham go straight to the temple for Darshan & Puja.
After darshan time free for Pind daan or visit other sight seeing of Badrinath Ji as Ganesh Gufa,
Vyas Gufa & Bhim Pul. After spending whole day in the serenity of Badrinath Ji.
Overnight Stay In Badrinath.
Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country
and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain
ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was
once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".
Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the
Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasudhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of
which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It
presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have
been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and
the pauranic commentaries.
Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Those interested to do Pind Daan at Brahamakapal to their ancestors (Pitrus) is worth to do at this Pavan Puri of Vishnu. Those interested to do a small trek to
Charan Paduka can do at their own, later after breakfast we will take you to last village of India, Mana to visit Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa and Bhim Pul. This is the way used by mighty Pandava’s to Satopanth from where Yudhistra went to Heaven also called Swararohini. Time to checked out from your hotel for Joshimath/Pipalkoti . Visit Shankaracharya math at Joshimath or can go to Auli (at your own) using cable car for view of mighty Nanda Devi peak, Trishuli, Panchshulli and Nanda
Ghunti.

Day 9 : Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165 Kms – 6 Hrs) / Kirtinagar (190 Kms – 7 Hrs)

travel from Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165 Kms – 6 Hrs) / Kirtinagar (190 Kms – 7 Hrs)

Day 10: Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar Devprayag – Rishikesh - Haridwar (160kms/6hr)

To sum up start drive to Haridwar. enroute visit Devprayag & Rishikesh. Later Drop at Haridwar

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