Chardham Yatra Package

Char Dham Yatra Booking Char Dham literally means four sacred palaces in Hindu religion. These are located in Uttarakhand India. These important religious places are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.These sacred places are nestled in the Himalayas in north India. This sacred journey starts from Yamunotri to Gangotri then to Kedarnath and finally ends at Badrinath. Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to holy Yamuna and Ganga rivers respectively.  Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. You may also visit Hemkund Sahib nearby, an important religious site in the Sikh religion visited by Sikhs and Hindus. As per Hindu religion belief a visit to Char Dahm Yatra washes human sins and the visitor may attain salvation. Devotees visit char Dhams (four sacred destinations) from allover during summer.

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CHAR DHAM YATRA (EX DELHI)
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations: Delhi, Haridwar, Barkot (Yamunotri), Barkot, Uttarkashi (Gangotri), Uttarkashi, Guptkashi, Kedarnath, Guptkashi/Pipalkoti, Badrinath, Pipalkoti, Haridwar, Delhi

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi – Hardidwar: Drive 230 km (7–8 hrs): Arrive at Delhi and transfer to Rishikesh by road, take lunch en-route. On arrival, check-in to hotel to relax. Free in the Evening. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 02 Haridwar – Barkot: Drive 230 km (7-8 hrs) : After breakfast visit Lakshman Jhoola and go for local sight seeing, take early lunch and drive 230 kms. Via Mussoorie to reach Barkot in the evening, visiting “Kempty Falls” on the way. On arrival check-in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. A magnificent view of the eternal snow of Bandarpoonch peak can be seen from Barkot.

Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot : Drive 40 km : After an early breakfast drive up to Janki Chatti, then trek 5 Kms. one way through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs, to reach Yamunotri, perform pooja, take holy dip at Yamunotri and take the same route to come back to Barkot, for over night stay in hotel.

Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi : Drive 100 km (5–6 hrs) : After a relaxed breakfast drive 100 Kms. to reach Uttarkashi. Check-in to hotel. Take Lunch, evening is free to explore locale. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples & Ashrams. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and local sight seeing. You may visit famous Vishwanath Temple and Nehru Institute of  Mountaineering, where Ms Bachhendri Pal, the  first Indian woman to reach Mount Everest, received her basic mountaineering training. Take dinner & overnight stay in hotel.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi : Drive 100 km one way (4 hrs): After breakfast leave for Gangotri via Gangnani, Harsil and on arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. Drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi : Drive 235 km (9–10 hrs) : After an early breakfast leave for the longest journey of the trip by road. Take late lunch en-route. On the way see the heritage city of Tehri submerged in to the mighty waters of Holy River Ganges, due to the construction of Tehri Dam. Travel along the beautiful river Mandakini  to reach Guptkashi, late in the evening. Guptakashi is a richly rewarding area of colour of, imaginative scenery and incredible landscape. Visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 07: Guptkashi – Gaurikund – Kedarnath: Drive 37 km  (2 hrs), 14 kms. trek: After breakfast pick up your packed lunch and leave for Gaurikund (37 kms. drive one way). On arrival start your journey on the tough trek ahead. Stop for the lunch en-route and reach Kedarnath by late afternoon. On arrival check in to guest house. After freshening up perform Pooja and Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath ji. In the evening, visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the back of the temple. Dinner and overnight stay in guest house.

Day 08: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Pipalkoti : 14 km Trek, Drive 164 km: After morning darshan Trek 15 kms. & drive 164 kms. to reach Pipalkoti if time permits, otherwise spend the night at Guptakshi. Pipalkoti is a busy town cradled in the lap of lush green mountains and terraced fields. Over night stay in hotel.

Day 9 Pipalkoti – Badrinath : Drive 85 kms. (3-4 hrs.) : After breakfast leave for Badrinath . Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest, take lunch en-route. Reach Badrinath by late afternoon. Evening free. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 10 Badrinath – Srinagar/Rudraprayag : Drive 200 km (7-8 hrs) : After morning Arti and Pooja, visit Mana the last Indian village before the Tibetan border and then drive 85 Kms. to reach Pipalkoti there after Srinagar for over night stay in hotel.

Day 11 Srinagar/Rudraprayag– Haridwar : Drive 130 km (5 -6 hrs): After breakfast leave for Haridwar, take lunch  en-route. Restart and if time permits visit Devprayag (The confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi), to become Ganga. Reach Haridwar in the evening, attend Ganga Arti at Har ki Pauri and over night stay in hotel.

Day 12 Haridwar – Delhi: Drive 205 km (7–8 hrs) : After breakfast leave for Delhi. Take lunch en-route. Tour ends on arrival in Delhi, with the happy memories of the Chardham to cherish.

PER PERSON COST OF THE PACKAGE (INR): @ Rs. 25650/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Fifty only)

PER PERSON COST OF THE PACKAGE (USD): @ Rs. 570 (US Dollars Five Hundred Seventy only)

IMPORTANT

  • For wire transfer of money from out of India 3 % additional bank charges applicable on total cost of the package.
  • These rates are applicable for minimum 06 persons travelling together, contact us for exact quote if your requirement differs

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing or Family Room basis.
  • All accommodations in neat and clean hotels with basic amenities.
  • (We do not accommodate our Guests in Dormitories/Dharmshala)
  • SUV/ 12 Seater Tempo Traveler with push back seats as per the number of travelers.
  • A C transportation for transfers from Delhi to Haridwar and back.
  • Sumptuous, hygienic and pure vegetarian food as per regional taste and palate. Buffet/Thali meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Packed Lunch en-route to Yamunotri and Gangotri.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Anything not specically mentioned in “Inclusions” section.
  • Ponies, Porters, Dandies and Jeeps are available for Trek Journey with extra cost

For Following Treks

  • Jankichatti to Yamunotri – 5 Kms Trek
  • Gaurikund to Kedarnath – 14 Km. Trek

COMPLIMENTARY

  • Complimentary Ropeway ride to visit Mansadevi and Chandidevi at Haridwar

PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND GANGOTRI

Gangnani: Gangnani is famous for its hot springs and offers a stunning view of the nearby mountain peaks.

Bhairon Valley: bhairno valley is situated at the confluence of the rivers Bharirathi and Jat Ganga. The Bhairavnath temple is a major attraction of this place.

Gaumukh glacier: The spring of the river Bhagirathi prevail here. The route has deodar, birch and the padam tree.10 km from here is cheedvasa, where you find many shops displaying their wares.

Uttarkashi: Uttarkashi is a major pilgrimage destination of North india and is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River. Uttarkashi easily captivates the visitor’s charm with a snowline high above and a green landscape around, terraced hills, lakes, springs and waterfalls, Uttarkashi is a destination that holds something for everyone and is similar to the holy city of Varanasi. It is famous for its temples that are dedicated to Goddess Kali, Parashurama, Goddess Annapurna Devi, and Bhairon.

Viswanath temple and Shakti temple: Vishwanath temple is Uttarkashi’s most venerated temple and draws a huge number of devotees from across India through the year. The Shivling here is swayambhu, i.e. it emerged from the earth on its own. The fact that the huge black stone Shivling (60 cm high x 90 cm in circumference) leans to the left is considered proof that it was not established by man and that it has existed since time immemorial. It is bathed and decorated every day with fresh dhatura and other seasonal flowers. The base of the Shivling is made of brass.

Kuteti Devi temple: Situated on Hari Parvat on the opposite bank of the Bhagirathi from the centre of Uttarkashi, Kuteti Devi is the main deity of Kot Gram Khai in Uttarkashi. Legend says that Kuteti Devi is a reincarnation of Durga. This temple was built by the daughter of the Maharaja of Kota and her husband (Raja Banswala) on the spot where they discovered three stones with a heavenly aroma, as guided by the Devi in their dreams.

PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND YAMUNOTRI

Suraj kund: Suraj kund lies in the vicinity of the temple and has many attractive thermal springs.

Divya Shila: The Divya Shila is a rock pillar. It is worshipped before one enters the Yamunotri temple.

Sapt Rishi kund: This Lake is generally covered with ice and hence, the journey to this place becomes tough. The Yamuna River actually rises from this place. The deep blue waters and the naturally carved slate stone, on the banks of the river add to the beauty of this place. The place takes pride in displaying the rare Bramha kamal that grows here.

PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND BADRINATH

Joshimath: Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of  Alaknanda and Dhauliganga it displays unrivalled scenic beauty and also is a well known  religious center this center was established by Adisankarachariya who call it Jyotirmata  which later came to be known as Joshimath. The Narsing temple here is a well known stop for pilgrims.

Valley of Flowers: The valley gets its name from the plethora of enchanting flowers that it houses. The valley is one of the most enchanting flowerbeds in the world and was discovered by Frank S. Smythe. The Pushpavati river meanders close by and the Rataban peak provides a spectacular background.

Deoprayag : Deoprayag is the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. There are a number of ancient stone scriptures found here and the most visited pilgrimage spots here are the Shiv temple and Raghunath temple.

Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. The Rudranath temple and the Chaukhamba Devi temple are sites worth visiting.

Karnaprayag: Karnaprayag is the confluence of the Alaknanda and Pindar rivers with temples of Uma and Karna being well known sites.

Adi Badri: This place houses 16 small temples. In the main temple, rests a one meter high idol of Lord Vishnu in black stone. It is enshrined on a raised platform in pyramidal form.

Yoga Dhyan Badri: Yoga dhyan Badri is located at Pandukeshwar on the main road to Badrinaath. The image of the Lord here is in a meditative posture.

PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND KEDARNATH

Sonprayag: Known for its wondrous beauty, Sonprayag is located at the confluence of the Mandakini and the Son Ganga.

Gaurikund: Gaurikund is an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Gauri or Parvati . It houses metallic idols of Gauri and Shiva. Legend has it that Parvati meditated here for a long time to win Shiva as her consort and when she finally succeeded they were wed at Triyuginarayan.

Triyuginarayan: Located 25 kms from Kedarnath, it is believed to be the venue of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The eternal flame, a witness to the marriage, burns in front of the temple even today.

Guptkashi: Guptkashi, located on the road to Kedarnath, houses the the temples of Ardhanarishwar and Vishwanath that are well worth a visit.

Ukhimath: Ukhimath is the winter seat of the deity of the Kedarnath temple and the seat of the Rawal of Kedarnath.

Deoriatal: Deoriatal is a high altitude lake. In addition to the beautiful lake one also gets a great view of the snow clad Himalayan peaks.

Kalimath: The Kali temple here displays the best statue of Har Gauri in India which is over a meter high.

Tunganath : Tungnath, at an altitude of 3680 m, is believed to be the highest Shiva Shrine in the world. It is one of the most important Shiva Shrines and it is believed that the arms of Shiva came out here when he dived into the ground to hide from the Pandavas.