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Char Dham Yatra 9 Nights - 10 Days

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Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destination Covered : Mussoorie, Haridwar, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Joshimath, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Barkot, Guptakashi, Devprayag, Water Skiing in Auli, Mussoorie, Badrinath Temple, Gangotri Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Yamuna River, Gangotri, Yamunotri

Tour Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing

Tour Themes : Char Dham Yatra

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Mussoorie, Haridwar and Kedarnath Tour Overview

YAMUNOTRI:The first chardham (going from left to right, as is traditionally stipulated), is one of the most revered temples in India. Yamunotri is the source of the sacred river Yamuna that originates from the glacial lake of SaptarishiKund, at an altitude of 4,421 meters. Dedicated to capricious Goddess Yamuna, this ancient temple has been a pilgrimage for centuries. Starting at Rishikesh, the yatra takes the pilgrim through some of the most beautiful panoramas, and eventually on the 14 kilometer arduous trek from Hanuman Chatti that is not merely visually and physically stimulating but spiritually uplifting.

GANGOTRI: Ganga, India’s most sacred river is inextricably linked to our past, present and future; it is the very essence of our cycle of life and death. The journey to its source is to reinforce those systems of belief that have been held sacred by our ancestors for centuries. The pilgrimage begins at Rishikesh, an ancient holy town, and leads the traveler through majestic vistas, stunning valleys, and beautiful meadows to eventually end at the holy temple of Gangotri. All through the journey, it is the glimpses of the Ganga in all its moods – playful, placid, and turbulent – that inspire the pilgrim to continue this journey towards spiritual salvation.

KEDARNATH: Set in the beautiful Mandakini valley, cupped by lofty peaks, the majestic Kedarnath Temple stands on a glacial terrace, remnant of an ancient glacier – long since melted. This is Lord Shiv’s territory – and the region is a living testimony to his adventures and exploits. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pandavs, protagonists of the Mahabharat, as a tribute to Lord Shiv having forgiven them for fratricide after an exciting chase through the Himalayas. The journey to Kedarnath – the most significant of the 12 jyotirlings located in different parts of India -- is to relive these ancient tales and legends, and to become one with God.

BADRINATH: The Badrinath shrine is believed to be as old as time itself. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple was re-established by AdiShankracharya in the 8th century as part of his mission to revitalise Hinduism. Located on the banks of the Rishi Ganga (Alaknanda), the temple, and the numerous ancient sites around it, is indeed a worthy goal to aim for. The last 11 kilometres to Badrinath is a steep ascent. At Devdarshni, the vista of the entire Badrinath valley appears before you – the township, the magnificent façade of the temple and the twin peaks Nar and Narayan as if standing guard on its either side, and the Neelkanth shining like a crown on its head! And immediately you feel the spiritual upliftment that such a magnificent site inspires.

Mussoorie, Haridwar and Kedarnath Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Morning on Arrival at Haridwar Railway Station. Meet and greet by our representative and drive to Barkot. On the way to Barkot visit Mussoorie & Lakhamandal. Arrive at hotel and check in.
Mussooriethe queen of hills, it has a commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists. It is located at 90 km from Haridwar which would take around two and half hour to reach.
After a brief visit of Mussoorie drive further to Lakhamandal which is en route to Barkot, situated at 5 kms off road.
Lakhamandal is a place which is very famous for its Mahabharat Era's relation. According to legends Pandav used to stay here in the period of Agyatwaas. And the most important Lakshagriha (Wax house) remains are here. Here is an ancient Hindu temple (dedicated to lord Shiva) which is very popular among Shakti cult. The temple is surrounded by beautiful mountains and Yamuna River. Lakhamandal is a mixture of two words, lakha meaning “Lakhs” and mandal meaning “lingam”. This monument has been declared to be of national importance under the ancient monuments and Archaeological sites and remains act, 1958 (24 of 1958).
After visiting this mesmerizing sight, drive further to Barkot. Upon arrival in Barkot, check in at the hotel. Overnight is at the hotel in Barkot.
Barkot is a small town situated at an elevation of 1,280 m on Mussoorie–Yamunotri road. It is located at a distance of 128 km from Dehradun and just 49 km en route Yamunotri. This place provides view of some magnificent mountain ranges. The mesmerizing view of the peaks of Bandar Poonch which remains snow-capped throughout the year is sure to remain embedded in your mind forever. The best part is that, it has pleasant climate round the year and is well connected from all major regions via surface.”
Day 2
Today, bit early in the morning drive to JankiChatti. From here start trek to Yamunotri. Either by walk or by mule or by palanquin on own expenses.
Yamunotri is the source of the sacred river Yamuna that originates from the glacial lake of SaptarishiKund, at an altitude of 4,421 meters. Dedicated to capricious Goddess Yamuna, this ancient temple has been a pilgrimage for centuries. Starting at Rishikesh, the yatra takes the pilgrim through some of the most beautiful panoramas, and eventually on the 14 kilometer arduous trek from Hanuman Chatti that is not merely visually and physically stimulating but spiritually uplifting.
After visiting the temple return to hotel in Barkort. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Barkot.
Day 3
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. En-route visits the Shiv Gufa at Mahargaon.
Shiv Gufa is a naturally formed cave at Mehargaon on the Yamunotri – Uttarkashi Road. In the cave, one can see a naturally formed Shivling – water naturally falls on top of it continuously. The Gufa also has naturally formed ice sculptors of Shiva, Ganesha, Trishul, Lotus and Om. The Cave is filled with knee deep water. Only four people can stand at a time in the cave. You can hear the sounds of water falling in the cave.
After visiting the cave continue your drive to Uttarkashi. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight is at the hotel in Barkot. In the evening visit Vishwanath Temple at Uttarkashi town.
The Viswanath Temple is the most important and ancient holy shrine in this region. Of the many temples in Uttarkashi, the temple of Lord Vishwanath is unrivalled in importance. Shiva, the presiding deity of this temple, is worshipped all day here. Every evening, visitors are greeted by the sound of bells, and the chanting of mantras by pundits at the puja.Within the courtyard of the Vishwanath temple, and to the front of it, is the Shakti Temple, dedicated to the goddess of strength. The massive brass trident projecting from this temple bears an inscription describing how the Vishwanath Temple was built. According to it, the temple was built by King Ganeshwar, whose son Guh, a great warrior, built the trident. 26 feet high, this trident's base measures 8 feet 9 inches, and its top, 18'/2 inches in circumference.
Day 4
Today after early breakfast, drive to Gangotri. En-route you may take a holy dip in the hot water Gangnanikund. Later drive further to Gangotri.
GANGNANI is a small town situated 46 kms from Uttarkashi on the route to Gangotri. It is famous for its hot water springs,Gangnani is a perfect place for rejuvenation. The hot water spring at Gangnani is called Rishikund. Most of the devotees take holy dip in this natural hot water spring before heading towards Gangotri. A temple dedicated to sage Parasara, father of Veda Vyas lies in Gangnani.
GANGOTRI TEMPLE: It is the highest and the most important temple of Goddess Ganga. Gangotri is a small town centered on the Gangotri Temple of Goddess Ganga. The present temple of Gangotri was built by Amar Singh Thapa, Gorkha General in the early 18th century. The origin of Bhagirathi River, Gaumukh glacier is 18kms from Gangotri and one must cover the distance on foot. Gangotri offers scenic vistas of rugged terrains, gushing water of Bhagirathi River and snow clad peaks. The place holds great importance amongst Hindus
After visiting Gangori temple return to Uttarakashi. On the way enjoy picturesque Harshil Village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of Himalayas.
HARSILis an unspoiled and hidden jewel of Uttarakhand state, situated in a picturesque valley inhabited by the Bhotia Tribes at an altitude of around 2620 meters. It is located at a distance of 75 km from Uttarkashi and 25 Km from Gangotri on Uttarkashi – Gangotri road. The Temperature of Harsil remains pleasant during summers and reaches the freezing point during winters. The Bhagirathi River serves as an ideal companion for this sleepy town.
Continue your drive to Uttarakashi. Overnight stay is at hotel in Uttarrkashi.
Day 5
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Guptkashi. En route visit Dhari Devi temple situated on the bank of Alaknanda River near Srinagar.
DHARI DEVI TEMPLEis a Hindu temple dedicated to Devi Kali Mata. Dhari Devi godess is considered as guardian deity of Uttarakhand. The temple is located in Kalyasaur along the Srinagar-Badrinath Highway on the banks of the Alaknanda River in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand state, India.
After visiting the temple, drive further to Guptkashi. Upon arrival and check in at hotel. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Guptkashi.

GUPTKASHI: Guptkashi has a great importance quite like that of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and ManikarnikKund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi.It is believed that after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandavas wanted to meet Lord Shiva and seek his blessing. But Lord Shiva evaded from Guptkasi to Kedarnath as he did not want to meet the Pandavas, the reason being that although they had fought for the right cause, they were also responsible for destroying their own dynasty.
Day 6
Today morning after early breakfast, drive to Sonprayag. From here take local jeep to Gaurikund. Gaurikund is the start point of trek to Kedarnath. From here start your foot journey further.
Upon arrival, check in at your Ashram. Overnight stay is at the Ashram in Kedarnath.

KEDARNATH: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption.
He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as PanchKedar
Day 7
Today morning visit Kedarnath Temple. After the visit, start your trek down to Gaurikund take lunch in Gourikund. Drive back to Guptkashi.
Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight stay is at hotel in Guptkashi.
Day 8
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath, Later, drive to Badrinath. Arrive at hotel and check in.

BADRINATH: One of the 'Four Dhams' and one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries
In the evening proceed to visit Mana Village which is the last village at Indo –china border. Also visit Bhimpul, Saraswati river, Vyas gufa, GaneshGufa and other important sites. Overnight stay is at hotel in Badrinath.

MANA VILLAGE is the last village at the Indio-/China border. Mana is inhabited by Indo-Mongolian tribes often called as Bhotias. It is being designated as a “Tourism Village” by the Uttarakhand Government. It is the one of the best tourist destination near Badrinath, just 03 km from drivable distance from Badrinath Town.
BHIM PUL is an enthralling and adventurous place with mythological importance. This is the place where Bheem threw a big massif rock to make a path joining two mountains so that Draupadi could walk easily on it. Saraswati River is coming from between the mountain with immense force to merge with the water of Alanknanda River.

VYAS CAVE is an ancient cave situated close to Manavillage, it is believed that it is the place where sage Vyas composed the Mahabharta epic with the help of Lord Ganesha.

GANESH CAVE cocooned in Mana Village is a natural formed cave. As per Hindu beliefs, it is said that Ganesha penned Mahabharata in this cave as dedicated by Rishi Vyas. This cave is close to Vyas Cave.
Day 9
Today morning after Badrinath Temple Darshan, drive to Rudraprayag, En-route visit Joshimath.
JOSHIMATH is a popular hill station situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauligangarivers. Joshimath is one of the four 'Maths' established by AdiShankaracharya in 8th century. Joshimath is also the home of one of the oldest tree of India – Kalpvriksha, believed to be 2400 old. It is also the base for many trekking routes and just close to it is Auli, which is the famous Ski resort of India.
Later after the visit, continue your drive to Rudraprayag. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
Overnight stay is at the hotel in Rudraprayag.
RUDRAPRAYAG - named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and KedarnathDham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The town is situated at the confluence of the River Alaknanda and River Mandakini. It has a special religious significance for many people as well. It is said that the place where the two rivers meet resembles two sisters embracing each other and there is a unique beauty about the place. Many visitors travel to the place to witness this phenomenon every year.
The main temples are the Jagdamaba Temple and the Shiva Temple. The town of Kedarnath which is an important pilgrimage center for many Hindus is located around 86 km from the town of RudraPrayag and this can be visited as well. The Koteshwar Temple can be seen on the banks of the Alaknanda River and this is also a popular site in the town.
Day 10
Today morning after breakfast drive back to Haridwar via Srinagar Garhwal. En-route visits the Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknada River which is called Devprayag, Rishikesh. Than continue drive towards Haridwar. On arrival drop you at the Railway station for onwards journey.

More Details about Mussoorie, Haridwar and Kedarnath Tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • 09 Nights’ accommodation on Triple/Quadsharing bases on the hotels mentioned above or similar.
  • Kedarnath ji Ashram Stay Sharing Base Room with food include.
  • 09Breakfast + 09Dinner at hotels.
  • All Transfers & Sightseeing as per itinerary above mentioned.
  • Transportation by Dzire, Bolero, Ertiga, Tempo Traveller or Mini Busas per program from Haridwar to Haridwar(AC not Allowed)
  • Toll tax, parking charges and driver allowance
  • Hot Water Available
  • Children below 5 years travel Complimentary.

Exclusions

  • Any air fare, Helicopter Fares.(Supplement for Helicopter quoted above separately)
  • Any meals other than those specified in programmer.
  • Any guide services.
  • Any VIP Darshan charges or special arrangement in temples or entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Any claim due to natural calamity, medical emergencies or evacuation.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, medication etc.
  • Porterages, Ponies, Dolis during trekking.
  • Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

ADVISORY

  • The ChardhamYatra is a pilgrimage tour where a long & hectic journey goes through remote locations of Himalayan region in Uttarakhand. We would request you to kindly do not expect luxury arrangements due to lack of resources in the region and also make yourself physically and mentally prepared to undertake the tour. However, we provide best services and comfortable trip putting our best efforts in the given conditions.
  • The ChardhamYatra begins from end of May to Mid November each year. We suggest you to avoid July and August months as during this period this region witnesses heavy rainfall leads to landslides and other natural adversities.
  • We highly recommend to undertake the ChardhamYatra during the month of September – November due to following reasons:
  • Weather during this period is very pleasant so the tour becomes comfortable.
  • Due to limited tourists, there is hardly any traffic congestion anywhere in the entire trip so the journey becomes less tiring.
  • There are almost no queues to visit temple during this period so you get hassle free visit to temple for which you travel from so far away place.
  • Sure chance of getting envisaged hotels avoiding alternate hotels which may get downgraded due to non availability situation in peak season.
  • Helicopter tickets are easily available and almost no chance of facing overbooking issues.
  • Due to altitude variation you need to carry both summer and winter clothes. (Provided in check list). Women are advised to avoid Sarees and opt for SalwarKameez or trousers.
  • Do consult with your doctor and make sure you do not have any health issues related to high altitudes. If you have ailment like acrophobia, high blood pressure, asthma or other heart problems, please do refrain from undertaking this journey.
  • As ChardhamYatra is a seasonal business for hotels, therefore in these locations hotels operate with limited power backup. Therefore, there might be some power interruptions.
  • Due to mountain terrain the mobile networks in few places are not good, so keep your family & friends informed if sometimes there is any issue of connectivity.
  • ATMs (Automated teller machines) are available in many places in during your travel but money exchange facility is available in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun only.
  • VIP Darshan / Special Puja arrangements are subject to availability on the spot.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • ACCOMMODATION:
  • We will prepare the proposal on 2 categories hotels wherein:
  • Category I hotels are best available hotels in respective region with 2 star plus facilities except in Kedarnath where these are basic neat and clean guest houses or sharing government tents.
  • Category II hotels are economical hotels in respective region with basic 2 star facilities except in Kedarnath where these are basic neat and clean guest houses or sharing government tents.
  • TRANSPORTATION:
  • We would recommend using Toyota Innova for clients from 01 – 05 person and Tempo Traveller from 08 – 10 person.
  • Vehicle would be air conditioned but the air conditioning would not operate in hills.
  • HELICOPTER SHUTTLE SERVICE:
  • Location of Helipads: Different Helicopter companies operate from different helipads (In & around Guptkashi). Exact flying location is subject to availability with particular helicopter operator.

Dos And Don’ts:

  • Eat only what is cooked and drink either packaged or boiled water.
  • Carry heavy woolen clothes to protect from cold weather during the month of October-November and carry moderate woolen during Summer Season.
  • Carry dry eatable stocks with you like biscuits, Sugar, Candies, Chocolates, milk powder, assorted dry fruits, honey, lemons and tinned foods and other items suiting your palates.
  • While visiting Hindu mythological sites, shrines and temples, one should remove shoes and cover head with a piece of cloth before entering the Holy Place.
  • 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.
  • Don’t overstrain on steep gradients. Move slowly and steadily, as this is a laborious pilgrimage.
  • Only registered pony walla, porter, dandy man may be hired as they are available for prefixed tariffs.
  • Do not take pictures if cameras are not allowed in any particular area. Do not play with the sentiments of any particular religion.
  • Alcohol or non vegetarian food is not permitted during Char DhamYatra Tour.
  • Heavy jeweler should be avoided during journey.

Check List

  • Small shoulder bag
  • Well broken in shoes
  • Cotton full sleeves shirts / T Shirts
  • Track pants / Trousers
  • Thermal vests & pants
  • Woolen socks & gloves
  • Pullovers& Jacket
  • Monkey Cap & Sun Cap
  • Light raincoat & Umbrella
  • Wind cheater
  • Toilet kit
  • Quick dry hand towel
  • Torch with spare battery
  • Personal medical kit (if any)
  • Extra pair of shoes (added comfort in case one gets wet)
  • Walking stick
  • Bum bag / Waist pouch

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • For Any Cancellations, from your side No Refund Token amount.
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