DURATION: 9 Nights / 10 Days
DESTINATION COVERED: HARIDWAR – BARKOT – YAMUNOTRI – UTTARKASHI – GANGORI – GUPTKASI – KEDARNATH – BADRINATH – JOSHIMATH – RUDRAPRAYAG – RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR
Visit the holy abodes of Chardham with our special and guaranteed FIXED DEPARTURE tour package to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. This well designed Chardham tour package will depart on fixed dates and take 10 days to complete darshan of all Dhams.
On arrival Haridwar, check in to your hotel. In the evening, you can visit Har Ki Pauri to enjoy Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges. Dinner and Overnight stay at Haridwar. (This is your arrival day in Haridwar where services are not included in this package. You may ask for this additional arrangement to our executive for your stay and other assistance.)
DAY 1 - Haridwar – Barkot (205 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)
This morning depart for Barkot, located on the foot of Yamunotri. Drive via Mussoorie and visit Kempt Falls on the way. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel/camp. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the Pahad (hill) Yatra of Yamunotri the next day. Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.
DAY 2 - Barkot/ Kharsali– Yamunotri – Barkot (48 Km / 2 hrs & Start trek 05 KM Each Side)
After breakfast, depart for Hanumanchatti (40 Km), Janki Chatti (8 km). Here you will begin the First Pahad Yatra of Yamunotri (5 Km trek). You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). The trek passes through a lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti, and several species of Himalayan shrubs. Yamunotri (altitude 3,291 m), the westernmost shrine of the Char Dhams, is dominated by Banderpunch (6,361 m). Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna, the twin sister of Varna, the Lord of Death. The Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. The actual source of the river originates from Champasar Glacier 1 km ahead of the shrine, at an altitude of 4,321 mts. On arrival by afternoon in Yamunotri take a holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja, and take the same route back to Barkot, check-in at Hotel / Camp. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Barkot.
DAY 3 - Barkot – Uttarkashi (100 Km/ 4 hrs Journey)
After breakfast check out from the Barkot hotel and drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples & Ashrams. In the evening, Visit the famous Vishwanath Temple. Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
DAY 4 - Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Km / 3 to 4 hrs Each Side)
Early morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gangotri. Nestled in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, Gangotri is set at an altitude of 3048 mts. Upon arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin Visit the Gangotri Temple. The 18th-century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is located near a sacred stone where King Bhagirathi worshipped Lord Shiva. Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. After performing Pooja Late afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner & Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
DAY 5 - Uttarkashi – Guptkashi /Sitapur (190 Km / 8 to 9 hrs)
After early morning breakfast check out from the hotel and drive for Guptkashi/Rampur/Sitapur. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the Guptkashi town. Dinner and Overnight stay in Guptkashi/Rampur/Sitapur hotel/Camps. Here we have designed this program compatible to cover Kedarnath Ji Yatra by trek or helicopter. Hence we are providing here 03 consequent nights stay in Sitapur / Rampur or Guptkashi.
DAY 6 - Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Kedarnath (30 Km + 20 Km trek)
Early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sonprayag. From where you will start your 21 km trek to Kedarnath. You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). On arrival check-in at Govt. Camps/Lodges. Dinner and Overnight at Govt. Camps/Lodges. Or you can return back to Sonprayag as per your strength and choices.
Note : passengers who are opting for helicopter services here might come back to Sitapur or back to the hotel on the same day. We have kept the stay arrangement here for consequent 03 nights. But in case of night stay in kedarnath JI, is not included. Will be directly payable by the passengers. Yes, we can assist sometimes with the arrangements for the stay in Kedarnath Ji. Mandakini, one of the main tributaries of the Ganges originates at Kedarnath and flows through Gaurikund. Trudging with you are pilgrims chanting “Jai Bholenath.” Sometimes the mist would envelop the mountains and slowly lift away, revealing a shiny blinding-white peak that threatens to rupture the skies.
DAY 7 - Kedarnath – Sonprayag – Sitapur/Rampur (20 Km trek down and 05-10 Kms hotel drive)
Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the ‘Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. Later you’ll start the return trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for you in Sonprayag Car Parking and you’ll drive to your hotel (Sitapur). Dinner and Overnight at Sitapur Or Rampur.
DAY 8 - Sitapur/Rampur/Guptkashi – Joshimath – Badrinath (190 Km 0r 240 Kms / 8to 9 hrs)
This morning, you check out of the hotel at 08:00 am and drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. After driving through some wonderful Ghat road you arrive at Badrinath. On arrival check into the hotel. After some rest and refreshments, you are all set to go to Badrinath Temple for darshan in the evening. But first, you have to go to Tapt Kund (Hot Spring), take bath and then go to the temple. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinath Ji is 15 meters in height, built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a gilt bull and spire. Later back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 9 - Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (165 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)
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 is another interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund, and the Mukh of the Saraswati River. Just within the three km of Badrinathjee. Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four Maths established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Nandprayag (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda River)
DAY 10 - Rudraprayag –Srinagar-Devprayag- Rishikesh – Haridwar (160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)
Early morning, after breakfast, you drive downhill to Rishikesh a spiritual city and the Yoga capital of the world. On reaching Rishikesh you’ll do the Rishikesh sightseeing visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Evening drives to Haridwar and drops at the Railway station for your departures. On this last day, our services conclude here in Haridwar. But the passengers who are looking forward to having departures from Delhi Or want to make one more night in Haridwar can ask our assistance regarding these services to be arranged by paying nominal costs. We wish here a prosperous and spiritual, healthy life ahead, and may you have all blessings from the almighty Godheads and abodes. Jai Kedarnath Ji !!