Char Dham yatra with Panch Prayag, Hemkund Shahib and Vally of Flowers
Time Duretion – 15 Days 15 Nights
Package Cost – Rs 28500/- per person
Starting Point – Rishikesh/Haridwar
Sacred and held in high reverence by all devout Hindus, the char dham yatra is a spiritual duty one must undertake at least once in a life time. Uttarakhand boasts of not only the char dhams but also the Panch Prayags made up of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag and Karanprayag with similar spiritual importance. The five streams that Ganga was split into when she landed in the locks of Lord Shiva flow down tempestuous paths and ultimately confluence at various places to finally form the Ganga. Confluences are of equal religious significance. Chardhamtour brings you the best of both in the form of the Chardham yatra that also includes yatra to the panch prayags and Hemkund Shahib and Vally of Flowers .
Time Duretion – 15 Days 15 Nights
Package Cost – Rs 28500/- per person
Starting Point – Rishikesh/Haridwar
Ending Point – Haridwar
Area Covered – Rishikesh – Massoorie – Barkot – Yamnotri – Harsil – Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Tehri – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Soneprayag – Joshimath – Badrinath – Hemkund Shahib – Valley of flowers – Vishnu prayag – Nandprayag – Karnaprayag – Rudraprayag – Devprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar
Tour Itinerary –
On arrival Haridwar, In the evening, we receive you. Dinner and Overnight stay at Rishikesh. (This is your arrival day in Haridwar and rishikesh where services are included in this package. You may ask or this additional arrangements to our executive for your stay and other assistance.)
Day 1 – Rishikesh – Massoorie (84km/2hrs)
Today morning drive from Rishikesh to Massoorie The 84 km enjoyable journey takes almost 3 hours. Lunch will be provided on the way. Visit amazing Company Garden in Massourie, a home to flowers accompanied by the experience of boating. Take an exciting cable car ride to Gunhill and relish the beauty of nature. Drive to the Kempty fall via Mall road. Rove around the local market. Overnight stay at hotel at Mussoorie.
Day 2 – Masoorie – Barkot ( 134km/4-5hrs )
Wake up early, take breakfast and then embark on the Massourie Barkot trip of 134 km (4 hour 32 min) to reach Barkot. Lunch will be provided on the way. Enjoy the day doing some thrilling tasks at the Verda Camp. Local sightseeing followed by visit to local markets. Overnight stay at Barkot.
Day 3- Barkot – Yamnotri – Barkot (24km/5km trek) each side
After a brekfast drive to Jankichatti (45 km), the last point where you can take the car. This starts the exciting point of the Yamunotri trip. Take a pony or palanquin or have an exciting trekking to the Yamunotri Temple for the darshan of the black idol of Yamuna Devi. On return take a bathe in the Yamuna River with priests in attendance to conduct obligatory rituals. Return to Jankichatti, board the vehicle and proceed to Barkot for the night halt.
Day 4 – Barkot –Harsil (170km/6hrs)
Breakfast on typical local fare and drive 170 km to Harsil. We stop at Uttarkashi for Darshan at the Vishwanath Temple and a look around the town. Arrive in Harsil and check into the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 5 – Harsil – Gangotri – Harsil (30km)
Wake up in the crisp morning air, breakfast, proceed to Gangotri. Located at a height of 3048 metres, Gangotri temple is dedicated to Ganga Mata, who it is said descended to Earth here in response to supplication by King Bhagirath for the peace of souls of his ancestors. Gaumakh glacier was close to this temple but it receded due to global warming. The temple is ancient but the current temple was built by General Amar Singh Thapa. Pray at this temple for the blessings of Ganga Mata. Also, there is a submerged Shivling in the river said to be the spot where Shiva received Ganga. Take a dip in the holy Bhagirathi River and then return to Harsil for the overnight stay. It is also believed that the Kedar Ganga and Bhagirathi confluence at this spot.
Day 6 – Harsil – Uttarkashi – Tehri (140km /6Hrs)
Breakfast over we drive 140 km to Tehri. On the way we visit in uttarkashi market then go to Tehri. there is a halt at Tehri Dam, Asia’s highest dam and also a scenic picnic spot. Arrive in Tehri and check into your hotel.
Day 7 – Tehri – Guptkashi (124km /5Hrs)
Early morning after breckfast check out from the hotal and drive to Guptkashi (124 kms drive). From where we visit in Local market and temples and in evening check into a hotel for the night’s stay.
Day 8 – Guptkashi – Kedarnath (40km + 15km trek)
Early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Gaurikund (30 kms drive-one way). From where you will start the 15 km trek to kedarnath. You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). After freshening up, perform Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the Temple 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.
Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath,, The temple was built by Pandavas and revived by Adi Sankaracharya and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva.
Day 9 – Kedarnath – Soneprayag – Guptkashi (15km trek down + 40 km )
Morning Pooja – darshan at the Temple, later start trek down to Gaurikund and visit soneprayag trijuginarayan and after On arrival meet with our drive & drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check in at the hotel / Camp. overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 – Guptkashi – Joshimath (160 km / 8-9 Hrs)
We leave Guptakashi for Joshimath on a 6 hour 160 km drive through winding mountain roads and finally arrive in the late afternoon. Check into your hotel and set out for the evening.we visit in local maket and Shankaracharya Math, The Kalpavriksha, Narshimha Temple in joshimath and Stay the night in a hotal.
Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a fairly large town. It has to be, since most of Badrinath arrives here to spend the winter months when the shrine of Badrinath remains snowbound for six months. It is the winter shrine of Badrinath which is worshipped here during the winter months. Today, it is a comparatively modern town with small hotels, modern shops, and even a cinema. Beware of ‘proppers’, people who offer kindly their help, but lure you into shops or hotels.
Day 11 Joshimath – Badrinath – Joshimath (45km / each side)
Morning after breckfast we drive to bdrinath and after puja we visit in Badrinath. in the evening we drive back to joshimath and stay in the hotal.
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.
Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
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
Day 12 – Joshimath – Hemkund Shahib – Valley of flowers – Vishnu prayag ( 40km/ 30km )
Early morning after breckfast we drive for Hemkund Shahib and visit there Pandukeshwar, Gobindham, Kagbhusandi Tal, Lakshman Temple, Nanda Devi National Park, after visiting we drive for valley of flowers in evening we back to Vishnuprayag (they lie at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Dhauliganga River) and overnight stay there in hotal.
Day 13 – Vishnuprayag – Nandprayag – Karnaprayag – Rudraprayag ( 130km )
Early morning we visit in Vishnuprayag and drive for Rudraprayag 130 km drive. Stop between Nandprayag where the Alakhnanda and Nandakini is meeting after there we stop in Karnprayag where Alakhnanda and Pinder is meeting. In the evening we reach Rudraprayag (the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini.) and visit local market and temples of there overnight we stay in a hotal.
Day 14 – Rudraprayag – Devprayag – Rishikesh (140km /5-6Hrs)
Breakfast over, we visit in Rudraprayag then we proceed to Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers join to form the start of the Ganga River. then We proceed to Rishikesh, the city of ashrams and yoga, also a holy city in its own right. And in evening join Ganga Aarti in at Triveni – Ghat, beck to Hotel, Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 – Rishikesh – Haridwar Visit
Early morning, after breakfast We go on a brief tour of Sivanand Ashram, Ram Jhoola, Laxman Jhoola, ashrams and ghats. After Rishikesh we visit Mansa Devi temples of Haridwar and in the evening visit Ganga Aarti in Har ki pauri, after this we drop you at the Railway station for onwards destination.
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDE
Personal assistance by Chardham Tour representative on arrival.
Accommodation on Double sharing basis at hotels. ( Moderate Hotels)
All transfers/tours services by vehicle may be change as Per Group Size & road condition.
All Veg. Meals, Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea/Coffee
Caring Tour Manager throughout the tour
Local Guide at Rishikesh for local sightseeing
Sightseeing as per above Itinerary.
All inclusive (Fuel, Driver Allowance, Parking Toll Tax, State Tax.)
TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, Cameras fees. etc
Any kind of insurance.
Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities, land slide, road blockage etc. Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column.
If due to any reasons beyond our control like landslide, traffic jams, flood, riots, political unrest, bandhs, helicopter unavailability or bad weather conditions, accidents or any other natural or man-made misfortunes, program will needed to be changed or extended. the additional expenditure for the same will have to be borne by the passengers directly. Due to these reasons we may cancel some sightseeing places, there shall be no refund for the same
Any charges of train, ropeway ticket of Manasa/Chandi Devi, Doli & pony etc.
Special Requirements for Yatra
Raincoat, Umbrella, Monkey cap, Hand gloves, Swatter/Pullover, Canvas Shoes, Torch, Oxygen cylinder & personal medicines.
Precaution for Yatra
Cover your head with Monkey cap or any other woolen clothes while on high altitude to avoid hill-sickness, giddiness etc. at Kedarnath, Yamunotri.
Keep on drinking water to avoid dehydration.
Trek only on hill-side, avoid trekking or standing on valley side, as pony (horse) coming from opposite direction may push you down to the valley which may cause serious casualty.
Packaged Water is available at every place, use only packaged water or boiled water can be obtained from local tea shop during trekking.