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Char Dham Yatra ( 12 Days / 11 Nights )

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Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Destination: Haridwar - Syana Chatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rudraprayag - Badrinath


Badrinath

Located at the altitude of about 3,130 m, Badrinath is the most preferred Vishnu pilgrimages centre in Uttarakhand. The temple of Badrinath is constructed by King Pururanva. However, the idol was first noticed by Adi Shankaracharya.
Located in a panaromic landscape, thousands of people visit this shrine every year. However, the Badrinath Yatra remains open only for a short period of time during the summer season.

Kedarnath

Located at the altitude of about 3,581 m, in the Himalayan region, Kedarnath is the holiest shrine of Lord Shiva in Uttarakhand. Geographically located at the head of River Mandakini in a wonderful surrounding, it is the place of Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu mythology, the devotees who die here get direct protection of Lord Shiva. However, this place does not remain open for round year rather open for the specific period during the summer season. Winter season remains frozen hence it is impossible to visit the Kedarnath temple.

Gangotri

Located at the altitude of about 3,200 m, Gangotri is one of the most sacred Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand. Interestingly, it is located in a wonderful landscape; so, people come here for worship as well as for recreation. It is also the source of the River Ganga, the most sacred river of India. The temple located here at the right bank of River Bhagirathi is constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa during the 18th century. In addition, there are dozens of ashram located here for the devotees. Surprisingly, thousands of devotees visit this place every year.

Yamunotri

Located at the altitude of about 2,330 m in the Himalaya region of Uttarakhand, Yamunotri is one of the four sites of Char Dham of Uttarakhand. This is also the place from where River Yamuna originates. Interestingly, the journey of Yamunotri is not only fulfils religious purpose but also it is an adventure tourism. Thousands of people from different parts of not only India but from all over the world visit to worship in the temple as well also enjoy the landscapes and adventure tourism.

Day 01 : Delhi - Haridwar (210 kms)
Morning leave for Haridwar. Stop for lunch enroute at Cheetal Grand. On arrival check in hotel The Haveli Hari Ganga. Evening free at Har Ki Pauri to attend Aarti. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Haridwar - Barkot - 230 kms (7 - 8 hrs)
Depart from Haridwar early morning and take lunch on the way in Mussoorie. Restart your journey and reach Barkot in the evening after visiting Kempty Falls on the way. On arrival check in The Chardham Camp Yamunotri, just 1 km out of Barkot town on the Yamunotri Road. Overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 03 : Barkot - Yamnotri - Barkot (Drive 32 kms, trek 10 kms round)
Again after an early breakfast leave for Hanuman Chatti ( Drive 32 kms ) to start your journey. Take a local jeep to reach Phool Chatti to shorten your trek by 5 kms. Arrive at Yamnotri and pray at temple and also take a holy Achman to start your most sacred pilgrimage to Char Dhams. Come back to Phool Chatti in the evening to return back to Camp resort for dinner and relaxation with Ayurvedic Massage at the resort. Overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 04 : Barkot - Uttarkashi (Drive 62 kms, 2 - 3 hrs)
After a relaxed breakfast leave for Uttarkashi. Reach Uttarkashi for lunch. On arrival check in Camp Hammock. Evening visit famous Vishwanath temple. Overnight at camp.

Day 05 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (Drive 105 Kms one side)
After breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the River sacred The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. Come back to Camp resort in the afternoon to relax in the bright sunshine and some of breathtaking views of the valley beautiful. In the evening perform the Ganga Aarti at resorts own riverbank. Dinner and overnight at Camp Hammock.

Day 06 : Uttarkashi - New Tehri (90 Kms)- Guptakashi (155 kms) (Drive 7 - 8 hrs)
After a very early breakfast leave for Guptkashi. Enroute stop at New Tehri for lunch at Camp Hammock. On the way see the heritage city of Tehri going down in to the mighty waters of Holy River Ganges, because of the construction of Tehri Dam. After lunch restart your journey and today for the first time see the river beautiful MANDAKINI. Travel along this to reach Guptakashi late in the evening. On arrival check in The Chardham Camp (Guptakashi) located 2 kms out of town towards Gaurikund. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 07 : Guptakashi - Kedarnath. ( Drive 32 kms trek 14 kms )
After breakfast pick up your packed Lunch and leave for Gaurikund ( a 32 kms drive one way ) on arrival start your journey on the tough trek ahead. Stop for the lunch en route and restart after that to arrive by late afternoon. On arrival check in Punjab Sind Awas. After freshening up perform Pooja and also Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath ji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the back of the temple. Dinner and overnight at Punjab Sind Awas.

Day 08 : Kedarnath - Guptakashi. (Trek 14 kms, drive 32 kms)
After breakfast start you journey back to Gaurikund and on arrival leave for Guptakashi by road to reach the Chardham Camp by evening. Relax with Ayurvedic Massage. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 09 : Guptakashi - Joshimath Via Chopta. 175 kms. ( 6 - 7 hrs )
After breakfast leave for Joshimath via Chopta, one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest. Arrive at The Chardham Camp Joshimath by late afternoon. Evening free in Joshimath. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 10 : Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath. 45 kms one way (1 - 2 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Badrinath, on arrival take the holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana village the last village before the Tibet border. Come back in the evening. One can also go to Auli, the ski resort by ropeway. Overnight at camp.

Day 11 : Joshimath - Haridwar. 280 kms (8 - 9 hrs)
Early morning we leave with packed breakfast from Joshimath for Haridwar. On the way visit Devprayag and Rishikesh. Enroute stop for lunch in Srinagar. On arrival check in hotel The Haveli Hari Ganga.

Day 12 : Haridwar - Delhi. 210 kms (6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast visit Chandi Devi by Cable car. After lunch proceed for Delhi.

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