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Chardham Yatra

Journey for Moksha

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₹ 39,850

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Chardham Yatra

Welcome to Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand with Trekup India; during your 10 Days Chardham Yatra trip, you come across thousands of temples that welcome devotees year-round. In this yatra, we cover four important holy shrines, i.e., Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, with Mana Village high up in the Himalayan Mountains.  These shrines in the high Himalayas remain closed for six months due to extreme weather conditions with heavy snowfall that covers the entire region with a white blanket and makes the living harsh; however, the Kapats of this Dham’s open during summer (April / May onwards and Closes with the beginning of Winters in October / November)

 

The belief is that one must complete Char Dham by travelling clockwise; therefore, you should always start your yatra by visiting Yumnotri-Gangotri-Kedarnath -Badrinath

 

Yumnotri: Located in a narrow gorge, close to the source of the River Yamuna (the second most sacred river after River Ganga), Yumnotri is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and dedicated to goddess Yamuna ji. 

 

Gangotri: Located in Uttarkashi district, also home to Gangotri, which is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, and this is the most sacred river in India. The Hindu community has firm beliefs in worshipping Ma Ganga, and therefore one may see from its source until it is merged with the Bay of Bengal that there are thousands of Ghats where the mother river Ganga is worshipped. 

 

Kedarnath:  is the most sought-after shrine of the Hindu God Lord Shiva. The current Kedarnath Mandir was constructed in the eighth century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya and is situated on the site of a temple that was earlier constructed in the time of the Pandavas. Adi Shankaracharya restored and built the beauty of the Kedarnath Temple as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Kedarnath Temple is dated more than 1200 years ago.

 

Badrinath: It is located at an altitude of 3100 Mts from the sea level; the temple lies on the banks of the Alaknanda River, and Nar and Narayan Mountain ranges surround this beautiful town. Sage Adi Shankaracharya established the temple in the 8th century with lord Vishnu as its presiding deity. 

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Dehradun (2100 Ft) - Barkot (4000 Ft) via Mussoorie (6500 Ft) by surface approximately 170 kms / 5-6 Hrs drive

This morning, as per the arrival schedule, Trekup India representative/driver will meet us at the specified place; after we’ve boarded our designated vehicle, we’ll continue our journey toward our first destination Barkot. The route will follow the well-known Rajpur Road in Dehradun, traversing the old Shiva temple before passing through Mussoorie. The course will take us over Queen Mussoorie’s mountains and the famous Kempty Fall. There are several good restaurants for brunch or lunch (based on direct payment). After that, continue further to Barkot. Once you arrive in Barkot, Check into the booked hotel/ Guest house, then enjoy the evening leisurely.

Stay for the night at a hotel or Guest House in Barkot                            

Meal Dinner Only

Day 02: Barkot (4000 Ft) - Janaki Chatti (8600 Ft) by surface 35 kms drive approx 1.5 Hrs - trek to Yumnotri (10650 Ft) for approx 6 Kms approx 3-4 Hrs and back to Barkot

This morning we plan to begin with an early breakfast at the hotel, and proceed our drive to Janakichatti from here we begin on our trek for 6 Kms to Yumnotri (one can avail the services for Horse, Doli at additional cost). When we arrive at the temple for worship at Yumnotri, it is possible to take a hot water bath in Surya kund (hot spring), also take part in pooja ceremony at the temple and get an opportunity for Darshan of “Yamunaji.” After spending some quality time, the same route we will head back to accommodation in Barkot.

Stay for the night at a hotel or Guest House in Barkot      

Meal Breakfast & Dinner Only

Day 03: Barkot (4000 Ft) - Uttarkashi (3800 Ft) by surface 85 Kms approx. 3-4 Hours

After a leisurely breakfast at the booked accommodation, we board our vehicles for Uttarkashi enroute we will stop to visit Shiv Gufa in Mehargoan village on Yamunotri-Uttarkashi highway, it is believed to be a naturally formed cave and Shivling. On arrival in Uttarkashi, we check into our booked accommodation, rest of the evening at leisure, free for our own activities (we also have an option to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple. When you arrive, check-in at the hotel. The remaining time is to relax and be free for leisure activities.

Stay for the night at Hotel or Resort                                    

Meals Breakfast & Dinner Only

 

Day 04: Uttarkashi (3800 Ft) - Gangotri (10320 Ft) - Uttarkashi (100 kms, 3-4 kms one way)

Enjoy breakfast in the morning thereafter we drive to Gangotri, enroute visit to Gangnani Hot Spring (if time permits). We further drive to Gangotri through the beautiful Harsil valley. On arrival at Gangotri, enjoy a holy bath in the sacred river Ganga also known as Bhagirathi. Thereafter proceed for the Darshan and Pooja at the Gangotri temple. Enjoy some free time in these beautiful surroundings and later we drive back to Uttarkashi.

Stay for the night at Hotel or Resort                                

 Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only

 

Day 05: Uttarkashi (3800 Ft) - Guptkashi (4330 Ft) by the surface of 200 Kms, approx. 7 Hours

After breakfast, head to Guptkashi. While driving, you can view the gorgeous River Mandakini located at Tilwara, coming all the way from Kedarnath drive along the river until it reaches Guptakashi. Guptkashi, is a comparatively big town located on an elevation of 1,319m situated in the Garhwal Himalayas in Rudraprayag district located in Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for its long-standing Vishwanath temple dedicated in honor of the Hindu god Shiva and is similar to that in Varanasi.

Stay for the night at Hotel or Resort                                

 Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Only

Day 06: Guptkashi (4330 Ft) -Sonprayag -Gaurikund by surface 30Kms-Kedarnath (11750 Ft) by Trek 14 Kms

Today we might start early in the morning to beat the crowd, on some days we might start as early as 2-3 am. From Guptkashi Trekup India vehicle will drop you to the Sonprayag parking area from where on your own you need to board a local taxi from Sonprayag to Gaurikund in a local union jeep which is at Rs. 60-80 Per Person (direct payment). From Gaurikund we commence on a long tiring trek of 14-16 Kms to Kedarnath Temple. In case you are not in a position to hike (you have an option to book Doli, Palki, Horses at additional cost directly payable). On reaching Kedarnath meet Trekup India representative, who will assist you to your booked accommodation. If you are well in time, have an opportunity to witness evening Aarti Ceremony at the Temple. 

Kedarnath Temple is the most sought-after shrine of the Hindu God Lord Shiva. The current Kedarnath Mandir was constructed in the eighth century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya and is situated on the site of a temple that was earlier constructed in the time of the Pandavas. Adi Shankaracharya restored and built the beauty of the Kedarnath Temple as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Kedarnath Temple is dated more than 1200 years ago.

Stay for the night at Guest House (basic on multi sharing basis)     

Meals Breakfast Only

Day 07: Kedarnath - Gaurikund by Trek approximately 14 kms hours - Sari Village by surface 40 Kms approx 2.5 Hrs

This morning, you will observe the Aarti ceremony at Kedarnath Temple and trek back to Gaurikund, from where you will have to take a local taxi to Sonprayag (make sure to reach Sonprayag latest by 1300 hours). From Sonprayag we board our vehicles and proceed our drive to Sari Village. It is a pretty small village rich in Garhwali tradition and culture, the village is mesmerized by the high Himalayan peaks, Rhododendron Trees. Farming and tourism is the main source of livelihood for the locals. On arrival check into your home stay and enjoy the homely cooked food by your host. 

Stay for the night at Home stay                                                                Meals Dinner Only

Day 08: Sari Village - Garudganga by surface 130 Kms approx 5-6 Hrs

Today morning enjoy delicious breakfast at your homestay, thereafter we board our vehicle and proceed our drive via mini-Switzerland i.e. Chopta, enjoy the beautiful meadows and roads full of Rhododendron with beautiful snow-capped mountains. Our drive goes via Gopeshwar and Chamoli district. This is one of the best mountain drives, enroute stop for some photography, enroute meals. We will reach our destination by evening time, check into the cosy guest house followed by dinner. 

Stay for the night at Home stay                                         

Meals Breakfast and Dinner Only

Day 09: Garudganga - Mana Village - Badrinath by surface 80 Kms approx 2-3 Kms

Enjoy breakfast your stay thereafter we proceed our drive towards Badrinath, however we will first drive to visit Last Indian village Mana at India-Tibet Border, the beautiful village is main tourist attraction from all over the world, The local living in Mana village is known as Bhatia’s (Mongol Tribes), they live in small cottages gracefully decorated. Also, the village is known for its woollen items, which can be purchased. The beauty of this village will mesmerize you. Thereafter we further drive towards Badrinath. Check into the hotel at Badrinath. Later explore Badrinath Dham, you also have an option to take a bath at the Tapt kund.  In the evening, have Darshan of Badrivishal and witness Aarti in the evening. This is an important Dham for Pinddan Shraddh, the ancestral Shraddh (Pitrus).

Stay for the night at Guest house                                     

Meals Breakfast and Dinner Only

Day 10: Badrinath - Rishikesh by surface 290 Kms approx. 7-8 Hours

Today, after breakfast at our accommodation we will take part in the morning aarti ceremony at Badrinath Temple and thereafter we straight drive to Rishikesh. We will be reaching Rishikesh in the evening hours, hence make your onwards reservation accordingly. 

No Accommodation Meals                                                                                Breakfast Only 

Trek Cost Inclusion

  • 09 Nights’ Accommodation during the trip will be provided using Standard Category Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis (Except in Kedarnath which will be on multi sharing basis and basic category.)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary on MAP i.e. Breakfast and Dinner basis (it will be basic Indian vegetarian Meals on buffet basis- No meals in Kedarnath
  • Transportation using non-AC vehicle on sharing basis from Dehradun Railway station to Natraj Chowk, Drop in Rishikesh as per the Itinerary and given routine. 
  • All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances are included.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • Mandatory GST of 5% on Invoice Amount
  • Any kind of Travel / Health Insurance (Trekup India strictly recommend each traveler to please carry your own travel / health insurance)
  • Any Meals /Snacks / Beverages in during trip and in Kedarnath
  • Any Cost for Airfare / Train fare (This can be booked and arranged by Trekup India at additional cost)
  • Any Kind of Medical expenses, kindly do carry your daily use medicine along
  • Any tips to your service providers, laundry charges, Phone calls, liquors or any kind of drink, mineral water, camera fee or any other personal nature expenses.
  • Any pony / Horses, Doli, Palki Cost during Yatra to Yumnotri Temple and Kedarnath Temple (Client can book them on the spot-on direct expenses)
  • Any Helicopter charges for Kedarnath Temple – Be Careful on booking Heli tickets.
  • Any kind of rituals or Pooja Ceremonies at the Dham’s, this can be done on spot with direct payment.
  • Any other fee / charges not mentioned in the cost included section

Note:-

If there is a significant increase in the price of transportation, Local Union, Government, (including fuel surcharges) or accommodations provided by other parties than the Trekup India. This will influence the cost. The additional cost of the unprecedented is at the expense of the customer.

 

Trekup India does not take responsibility for any alteration to the itinerary as schedule due to any natural calamity, landslides or flight f trains, buses cancellations or weather conditions. Any extra cost is the responsibility of the customers.

 

Note that the cost for these programs was determined and quoted based on current tax structure; any modifications and increases in tax structure enforced by the government officials will affect the cost and will result in additional costs to be borne by the client.

 

Any assistance that may require assistance due to natural calamities or emergencies will be handled through Trekup India or our operational partner on the ground to meet safety or other needs without prior consultation with customers because of the nature of the situation. The cost of these emergency actions is solely the obligation of the customer.

 

Please note that the trekking and driving times in the schedule are estimates and may differ due to breaks for food and photos, bad weather, or road conditions.

 

Smoking or drinking alcohol during the excursion is strictly forbidden. If you are found to be in violation of these rules, you will be banned from participating in the trip and it will be canceled immediately without prior notification or any refund.

 

Risk and Liability: Trekup India shall not be held accountable for any consequences resulting from natural disasters, weather conditions or failure of scheduled airlines delay, detention or delays because of quarantine, strike or theft, any other force majeure, civil disorder or government regulation.  Also, the company will not be held responsible in case  of any accident , vehicle, bus or any other mode of transport that falls within the program schedule. The passengers are aware that such circumstances could occur and we will notify you of any situation when we come to information. The right to modify or cancel any trip as the conditions demand and any additional costs that arise in this case will be the responsibility of the guests. Also, the company will not be held accountable for any damage or loss to your personal possessions.

 

Booking with Trekup India states that you read and understand all points mentioned in note section of this trip.

How To Reach Haridwar / Rishikesh?

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Rishikesh by flight that is located almost 25km away from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Rishikesh.

However, if you are planning to reach Rishikesh by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train:

In case, you want to reach Rishikesh from Delhi by train then you have to reach Hridwar 1st then from there you can take bus to Rishikesh its 35 kms from Haridwar to Rishikesh.

By Bus:

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Rishikesh. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Rishikesh.

However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Rishikesh ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from isbt rishikesh so you need to reach there.

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