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Chardham Yatra from Haridwar - Badrinath | Barkot | Chopta | Devprayag | Ganganani | Gangotri | Guptkashi | Haridwar | Harsil | Joshimath | Kedarnath | Mussoorie | Pandukeshwar | Phata | Rampur | Rishikesh | Rudraprayag | Sirsi | Sitapur | Uttarkashi | Yamunotri - 9 Nights / 10 Days
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Badrinath - Barkot - Chopta - Devprayag - Ganganani - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Haridwar - Harsil - Joshimath - Kedarnath - Mussoorie - Pandukeshwar - Phata - Rampur - Rishikesh - Rudraprayag - Sirsi - Sitapur - Uttarkashi - Yamunotri
Days: 9N 10D
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Char Dham of Uttarakhand or Chota Char Dham (small four abodes) is one of the most important Hindu Pilgrimages in India. It comprises of four most holy sites of Uttarakhand, namely - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. When and how these places got linked in a pilgrimage circuit together is not known. Each of the places has its own individual and legendary history. But perhaps it is the greatness and mysticism of each site that has qualified them to form a sacred pilgrimage tour.

Till 1950s going to the four most sacred sites of Uttarakhand meant embarking on a strenuous journey on foot through the hilly trails. People, like wandering sadhus, and those who could afford to travel with an entourage, were the most likely and regular pilgrims of Chota Char Dham. After the 1962 Indo - China war, India put massive efforts in building means of better connectivity to and infrastructure at border areas. Now the roads could take one till the nearest points of the holy abodes. This encouraged people from other backgrounds (economic or social) to initiate a tour of Char Dham circuit in Himalayas.

 

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Day 1

Haridwar - Barkot (210kms/7-8hr) HT : 1352 MTS. Via Mussoorie. O/N stay in Barkot.- You can start comfortably after having breakfast and early morning bathing in Ganga. Normally from Haridwar to Barkot takes 07 hrs comfortable with a short break at Kampty fall if preferred otherwise with a non stop stretch we can reach in 06 Hrs. Normally in peak season time there is heavy rush in Mussoorie so sometimes we can divert the route to Barkot via Vikas Nagar. In this case Kampty fall sight-seeing can be discarded under last moment decision. Upon reaching Barkot , we will have dinner and retired for the day & Night Halt.

Day 2

Barkot – Yamunotri- Barkot (42 Kms & 5 Kms Trek) Each side:-O/N stay in Barkot – Early Morning leave for Jankichatti via Hanuman Chatti & Phool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 05 kms for Yamunotri. Upon reach at Yamunotri Dham experience Holi Dip in Garam (Tapt)Kund and then 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 into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 3

Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr) HT :1158 MTS. O/N Stay in Uttarakashi.
Late morning Drive to Uttarkashi after breakfast by 10 AM. After trek to Yamunotri just a day before you might be tired so this is the day grab your full nap and take proper rest because the distance between Barkot to Uttarkashi is just 04 hrs and we have planned this to keep you relaxed. Because onward journey will be gradually tiring as in between the destinations distance and road travel will be increased. Visit Vishwanath Temple before you check in to your hotel. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Day 4

Uttarkashi – Ganganani- Gangotri – Harsil – Uttarkashi (200Kms / 05 hrs) round trip. O/N Stay in Uttarakashi. -With packed breakfast & post Tea/ Coffee leave for Gangotri early in the morning. Offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Uttarkashi , en route visit Gangnani. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.


Gangotri: Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great Deva Yagna here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite.

Gangnani: Further up on way to Gangotri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the kund called Rishikund. There is a temple near the kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.

Ritual and Activities: Perform Snan at Gangotri Ghat (VIP Ghat), Ganga Pujan & Aarti at Gangotri Ghat , Darshan of Bhagirath Shila ,Darshan of Gauri Ganesha Temple, Finally Gangotri Temple Darshan after that you must have Darshan of Surya Kund. While returning Darshan of Gupteshwar Mahadev temple in Dharali , Interact with Tibetan Culture and people in Harsil.

Day 5

Uttarkashi – Guptkashi-Sitapur (290 Kms/ 8-9 hrs). O/N Stay in Sitapur:- Leave early in the morning with packed breakfast for almost day long drive to Sitapur via Guptkashi. On your drive you would pass through Ganga giving way to Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project). Overnight stay in the hotel at Sitapur/Guptkashi. This stretch is the longest road travel in between the places of entire Chardham Yatra destinations. Sometimes it takes more than 10hrs if some traffic congestion is there. Upon reach Sitapur/Rampur/Guptkashi we will take rest . Night stay in Hotel.

Day 6

Sitapur –Phata/Sirsi – Kedarnath –Phata-Sitapur -O/N Stay in Sitapur. Here is the day when you are preparing for the Chardham Yatra most wanted and toughest part “The Darshan Of Shre Kedarnath Ji” . Here many pilgrims have their own choices and preferences as per their physical ability and comfort. We have designed the program for both of the pilgrims whoever proffered to trek or complete the journey by helicopter.

Day 7

Return back to Sitapur after trek of 06 hrs - O/N stay in Sitapur Or Proceed to Pandukeshwar, Badrinath :-. On this day we will stay in Sitapur to keep a buffer time in hand to handle any last moment delay because of bad weather or any technical or medical reason. This is best way to arrange an itinerary or program for both trekkers and flyers to Shri Kedarnath Ji. In lack of geographical knowledge and climate conditions of this divine land some passengers or some travel agents or tour operators use to keep neck to neck to program for 02 nights in Kedarnath Ji region this always create problem and they themselves use to disturb their further program. You should cover the sight-sing or Darshan of Shri Triyugi Narayan Temple (Optional and Chargeable Extra) for maximum use of this day if we stay in Sitapur.

Or Sitapur-Chopta- Pandukeshwar -200 kms / 07-08 hrs). O/N Stay Pandukeahwar - If kedarnath Darshan is completed on Day 07 Or Day 08 Morning than and we feel comfortable to proceed ahead and to reach Pandukeshwar (Badrinath) then we can start to Pandukeshwar by late morning and easily reach there in 06 hrs for Night Stay in Pandukeahwar. Pandukeshwar is the nearest to Badrinath Ji and one of the best place to spend a night before Darshan of Shri Badrinath Ji. Here KshetraPal Temple of Shri Badrinath Ji & Yog Dhyan Badri Temple is an extra opportunity to know about Shri Badrinath Ji. By living in Pandukeshwar we have an opportunity of visiting 03 of Shree Badrinath as Shri Badrinath Temple , Shri Yog Dhyan Badri & Shri Aadi Badri will add more spiritual advantages in this journey .

Day 8

Sitapur –Chopta- Pandukeshwar - Badrinath (220 kms / 07-08 hrs). O/N Stay in Badrinath :- After a normal and comfortable wake up and breakfast we will proceed to Badrinath Ji Via Chopta-Pipalkoti-Joshimath-Govindghat. The road from Guptkashi to Chopta and then to Pipalkoti is good for small vehicles, the road from Pipalkoti and then to Joshimath is better. We will reach Badrinath in evening and night stay in Shree Badrinath. If we reach on time then we can make short visit to temple to participate in evening Aarti. Normally you canot hold your mind or resist of visiting temple or Darshanam of shree Badrinath Ji (Moksha Dham) upon reach there. Overnight stay flowed by dinner.

Day 9

Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag - (170 kms/06hr). O/N Stay in Rudraprayag :- This is day of completions of your all pending rituals and karmas. At this Moksha Dham your quest of salvation will be completed. So this is how this program is designed to give you maximum time on this land. As next day we are staying in Rudraprayag which is only 05 hrs drive from Badrinath. So will have half day almost to complete our rituals and Darshan. Late morning by maximum 12:00 Noon proceed to Rudraprayag. On the way have en-route view of amazing Chopta & Himalayan Ranges. En-route we will have view of 03 major Prayags (Confluence of Holy rivers) by visiting Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag where as Vishnuprayag (where two river confluences Dhauli Ganga & Alaknanda), Karnprayag (confluence of river Pindari and river Alaknanda), Nandprayag (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda River).

Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund , Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran),Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave , Ganesha Cave , Keshav Prayag , Darshan of Sarasawati Udgam (origin) ), Charan Paduka Darshan , Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag ,Nandprayag , Karnprayag while returning back to Rudraprayag.


Badrinath: Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal: It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head).

Sheshnetra: It is a large block of stone between two small seasonal lakes carrying an eye of "Sheshnag" The eye formation is quite natural, 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye, it is believed that the seshnag waits at this place patiently to accompany the lord on his reincarnation.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. The women of the village offer Choli to the deity on closing day of the temple each year.

Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.

Vyas Gufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 10

Rudraprayag- Devprayag –Rishikesh-Haridwar –(140 kms/05hr) .S/S Rishikesh. Tour End.
Early morning after breakfast, we will make a short visit of MahaRudra Temple at Sangam confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini. Here we can have Darshan of Maa Chamunda Devi Shakti Peeth. After that we will proceed to Rishikesh and on the way we will view of 05th and last Parayag-Dev Parayag in this route. Arrive Rishikesh and you will visit Laxamn Jhula and Ram Jhula on your own as this is not motorable. Vehicle will wait for you in parking. Best way to visit this part of Rishikesh is to enter by Laxman Jhula and exit from Ram Jhula. You can also see many Ghats and temples and beautiful Ashrams. Rishikesh is next home of Sadhus & Saints. It is also called Capital land of Yoga. You need to keep watch on time if you have missed your Ganga Aarti on day 01 upon arrival to Haridwar. So it is in your hand how fast you finish your sight-seeing and reach Har-Ki-Pouri, Haridwar for Ganga Aarti. It generally starts by 06:00 PM in Summers and 5:15 PM in winters. Those who have enjoyed on day 01 can have opportunity to enjoy some more time in Rishikesh. Late evening before dinner reach Haridwar. This is your last day and evening so must have to arrange your bags and pack. Evening you can enjoy shopping in Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Inclusion

•Neat, clean, hygienic accommodation on Double /Triple Sharing as per preferences & group size.
•Inclusive of transport services (Ex Haridwar).
•All point to point sight-seeing as per given program possible in time frame.
•Transportation from Haridwar or Delhi as per program (for the designated meeting point).
•All toll, tax, parking and driver allowances are included.

Exclusion

• 5.0% Govt. Service Tax (GST), Helicopter Tickets to Kedarnath Ji, Accommodation and meals in Kedarnath Ji will be on direct payment, Any International or Domestic Air or Rail Tickets, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony / Palaki, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel / personal life, accident or health insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost included.

Kedarnath Ji Helicopter Tickets Cost Extra (If required & Optional) from Guptkashi/Phata/Sersi /Sitapur-
@ 7500 INR Extra + GST + Service Charge Extra for Kedarnath Return Ticket

Package Note

Above given rates for helicopter tickets fare for Kedarnath Ji is not the final rates as this is under decision to be taken by UCADA and other relevant authorities. As of now we are just publishing this rate on basis of previous rates set by Uttarakhand Government and UCADA. We are waiting for the right and final decision on same and will update the charges as per actual decided by government. In the mean while we are just taking bookings and advances subject to realization of last moment changes. Final amount will be charged or refunded proportional to the increases and decreases of above mentioned charges. Rooms And Rates Are Subject to availability, As per the weather condition traveler corporate with driver and hotel person

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