Char Dham yatra
Char Dham is referred to the four most holy Hindu pilgrimage of India nestled in Indian Himalayas of Uttarakhand state of India. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji, collectively referred to as the Char Dham ( four pilgrimage centres) of Hinduism, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India and important shine for Hindus. These have been the most important Hindu piigrimage centers which have been visited by devout Hindus for ages. The circuit consists of four sites. Yamunatri,the source of the Yamuna river and seat of Goddess Yamuna; Gangotri,the source of the Ganges river and seat of Goddess Ganga ; Kedarnath ,where a form of the Hindu God Shiva is acclaimed as one of the twelve jyotilinga this is the highest of the 12 Jyotirlingas – where Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of light, it is the third of the four dhams and the holiest of all Hindu holy sites;and Badrinath,the seat of the Hindu God Vishnu. Experience the divinity and mysticism of these sacred shrines as we take you an a journey to’Dev Bhumi'(Abode of Gods), Uttarakhand. Traditionally, the Chardham yatra is undertaken from the west to the east. Thus, the yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Moreover devotees also visit Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji the pilgrimage site for the Sikhs, and is one of the highest located religious sites in the country. Thus, pilgrims visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation by the blessings of the Lord and ensuring the release from the cycle of birth and death.The honour conferred on these places is not surprising. These are regarded as the most sacred of all Himalayan ranges.It is also said that heaven and earth converge in these holy spots, and to be born or die here is a boon only the very fortunate have. The Chardham must be visited from left to right -beginning with Yamunotri, going on to Gangotri, then Kedarnath and culminating the journey at Badrinath. This route follows the Hindu tradition of parikrama.
Time Duration – 11 days 11 nights
Package cost – 21,500 per person
Starting point – Rishikesh – Haridwar
Ending Point – Haridwar
Destination Covered – Rishikesh – Barkot – Yamnotri – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Guptkashi – Soneprayag – Kedarnath –Joshimath – Badrinath – Rudraprayag – Devprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar.
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 to Barkot (205 km/7 to 8 Hrs)-
Today morning pickup from Rishikesh and drive to Barkot via Dehradun, Mussoorie, and en-route visit Kempty fall. Later continue drive to Barkot. On arrival Barkot Check In at Hotel / Camp.
Day 2- Barkot – Yamnotri – Barkot (24 km/5km trek each side)-
Morning leave for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti & Fool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 06kms for Yamunotri, On Arrive Yamunotri Holy Dip in Garam Kund, than Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yamunotri Ji, after Darshan and Pooja, afternoon start trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.
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 intonumerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Day 3- Barkot – Uttarkashi- (80km/4Hrs)-
Take breakfast and leave for Uttarkashi (80 km) where, on its way you will be welcomed by the mesmerizing view of the snow capped Himalayas reflecting the morning sunshine. Take a stop for a darshan at the Vishwanath Temple and have a short walk to enjoy the esteemed beauty of nature from the Sukhi top. End you day’s journey at Harsil and halt the night.
Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.
Day 4- Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100km/5-6Hrs)-
Early morning breakfast at 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. Perform Pooja after that and relax for some time in the lovely surroundings, afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi, on arrival check into the Hotel.
Day 5- Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (200km/8-9 Hrs)-
Morning after breakfast drive to Guptkashi, en-route visit Tehri Dam & continue journey towards Guptkashi. On arrival check in at the Camp / hotel. evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel / Camp.
Day 6- Guptkashi – kedarnath (30km/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 7- Kedarnath – Guptkashi(15km trek down /30km drive)-
Morning Pooja – darshan at the Temple, later start trek down to Gaurikund. On arrival meet with our drive & drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check in at the hotel / Camp. overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8- Guptkashi – joshimath – Badrinath (190km/8 to 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 09 : 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 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 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 (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. we visit to Devprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers join to form the start of the Ganga River. In evening we come to Rishikesh. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Rishikesh – Haridwar Sideseeing-
Early morning, after breakfast you’ll do the Rishikesh sightseeing visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Evening drive to Haridwar and visit Mansa Devi temples of Haridwar and in the evening visit Ganga Aarti in Har ki pauri, after this we drop at Railway station for your departures. At this last day, our services concludes here in Haridwar We wish here the prosperous and spiritual , healthy life ahead and may you have all blessings from the almighty Godheads and abodes. Jai Kedarnth Ji !
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 Air-Conditioned 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
- Free up to 5 years of children with their guardian Free Features.
- All inclusive (Fuel, Driver Allowance, Parking Toll Tax, State Tax.)
- All currently applicable hotel tax and Transportation 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 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 & 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.