Chardham Yatra is India’s most devoted and featured part of India spiritual tour. Chardham is the most renowned and holy expedition in India that includes visiting four glorious shrines including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and lastly the Badrinath Dham. A visit to these holy shrines together forms the Chota Chardham Yatra in India. All these famous sacred destinations are being located in the astonishing Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand. Yatra Start from 15/05/2018 to 30/10/2018.
DAY 01: DELHI Arrive Delhi:
On arrival at the Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed and greeted with flowers by our Tour Representative. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
DAY 02: DELHI –HARIDWAR (210 Km /06-07 Hrs)
After breakfast drives to Haridwar On arrival at Haridwar and checks in the hotel. In the evening, proceed to Har Ki Pauri to enjoy Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
DAY 03: HARIDWAR – BARKOT (205 Km/07-08 Hrs)
This morning depart for Barkot, located on the foot of Yamunotri. Drive via Mussoorie and visit Kempty Falls on the way. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel or camp. Overnight stay at Barkot.
DAY 04: BARKOT – KHARSALI – YAMUNOTRI – BARKOT (48 Km/01-02 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 the 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 pts. On arrival by afternoon in Yamunotri take the holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja, and take the same route back to Barkot, check in at Hotel or Camp. Overnight stay at the hotel in Barkot.
DAY 05: BARKOT – UTTARKASHI (100 Km/03-04 Hrs) After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in into the hotel. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of 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 06: UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI – UTTARKASHI (54 Km/01-02 Hrs) Early morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Gangotri. Nestled in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, Gangotri is set at an altitude of 3048 pts. 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’s 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. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
DAY 07: UTTARKASHI – GUPTKASHI/SITAPUR (190 Km/08-09 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. Overnight stay hotel/Camps.
DAY 08: GUPTKASHI – SONPRAYAG – KEDARNATH (30 Km/01 Hrs, 20 Km trek) Early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sonprayag. From where you will start your 20 km trek to Kedarnath. You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). 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. On arrival check in at Govt. Camps/Lodges. Dinner and Overnight at hotel/Camps/Lodges.
DAY 09: KEDARNATH – SONPRAYAG – SITAPUR (20 Km trek& 05 Km drive to hotel)
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. Everyone can go inside Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity etc. After darshan and puja, you come out of the temple and return to the Camps / Lodges. Later you’ll start the return trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. Overnight at Sitapur or Rampur.
DAY 10: SITAPUR – JOSHIMATH – BADRINATH (227 Km/08-09 Hrs) This morning, you check out of the hotel at 06:00 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. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 11: BADRINATH – JOSHIMATH – RUDRAPRAYAG (165 Km/05-06 Hrs) This morning go for Badrinath darshan. After darshan returns back to the hotel, breakfast at the hotel and proceed for Badrinath local sightseeing visit Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple. Afternoon driver back to Rudraprayag via Karanprayag. Rudraprayag is a small pilgrim town on the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Mandakini. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the Rudraprayag town. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 12: RUDRAPRAYAG – SRINAGAR – DEVPRAYAG – RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR (160 Km/05-06 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 drive to Haridwar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 13: HARIDWAR – DELHI (210 Km/06-07 Hrs)
After breakfast drive back to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi and end of Chardham Yatra journey.
Above Tour Cost Does Include:
Accommodation twin & double sharing Basis as per program. Daily breakfast & dinner at the hotel. All transportation by AC Deluxe Car Latest Model vehicle throughout the Tour. Services of our Assistance Representative for Airport Transfer as per the program. Services of English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Chinese speaking Guides as per the itinerary. Mineral Water. Quote inclusive of presently applicable Government service taxes.
Above Tour Cost Does Not Include:
International flight. Medical and insurance of any kind, Monument entrance fee. Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities. Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, laundry, Soft/hard drink, Meals, Tipping etc.