Char Dham Pilgrimage Tour 9nights 10days

9 Nights / 10 Days

  • Flights
  • Hotel Stay
  • Meals
  • Transfers
  • Sightseeing
  • Cruise

Overview

There are four very famous temples named Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath which are communally known as Char Dham. The tour of these four sacred shrines is called Char Dham tour that is considered as one of the most propitious journey for the Hindu devotees. Among these four Char Dham, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Itinerary
Day 1 : (Barkot) Haridwar– Barkot

Upon arrival in Haridwar meet your travel companion and he will assist you with a drive to Barkot that is located at the foot of Yamunotri. Drive via Mussoorie and you may even visit Kempt Falls on the way if time permits. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel/camp. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the hill Yatra of Yamunotri the next day. Dinner will be served at the hotel in Barkot.

Day 2 : (Barkot) Barkot– Yamunotri– Barkot

After breakfast, depart for Hanumanchatti and Janki Chatti. 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 mts. On arrival by afternoon in Yamunotri take the holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja. Later take the same route to get back to Barkot hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 : (Uttarakashi) Barkot – Uttarkashi

After your morning breakfast, drive 100 km to Reach Uttarkashi. On reaching the destination, check in and spend the time at leisure. Dinner will be served at the hotel in Uttarkashi.

Day 4 : (Uttarakashi) Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi

Early morning after your breakfast at hotel you will drive to Gangotri. Nestled in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, Gangotri is set at an altitude of 3048 mts. 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 and other spiritual acts, drive back to Uttarkashi in the afternoon. Get back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 : (Guptakashi) Uttarkashi – Guptakashi

Next morning have your breakfast early and check out from the hotel. Drive for Guptkashi that is about 9 hour’s journey. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and your rest of the day free to explore the Guptkashi town. Get back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 : (Kedarnath) Guptakashi – Sonprayag- Kedarnath

After your morning 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 reaching Kedarnath, you will check in at Camps/Lodges where you will stay overnight. 

Day 7 : (Guptakashi) Kedarnath – Sonprayag – Guptakashi

Get up before dawn and after taking bath reach the temple by 4:45 am for the 'Abhishek' to Kedarnath Shiva. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity and perform the rituals that devotees do. After Darshan and puja, you will return to the Camps / Lodges. Later check out and you'll start the return trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for you in Sonprayag Car Parking and you'll drive to your hotel Guptkashi. Reach the hotel and stay overnight there.

Day 8 : (Badrinath) Guptakashi– Joshimath – Badrinath

Early morning after your breakfast, start your road journey to Badrinath via Joshimath. After driving through some wonderful Ghat road and mesmerizing scenic view. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Take some rest, and later in the evening, embark on a tour of the area. Visit the Tapt Kund or Hot Spring to take a bath, before you enter the revered Badrinath temple. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 9 : (Rudraprayag) Badrinath – Joshimath- Rudraprayag

Visit the Badrinath temple for morning Darshan and get back to the hotel for breakfast. Later on, get ready for sightseeing in Badrinath that includes Mana Village that is inhabited by the Indo-Mongolian tribe. Then visit the Vyas Gufa, the cave where sage Vyas stayed while writing the 4 Vedas. Later proceed towards the Ganesh Gufa. This is the ancient cave where Lord Ganesha composed the great Hindu epic of Mahabharata. The Mata Murti temple is lying on the banks of Alaknanda River that is dedicated to Mata Murti, mother of Nara and Narayan. In the afternoon, start the road journey back to Rudraprayag via Karanprayag. Rudraprayag is a small pilgrim town lying on the meeting point of Rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. On reaching, check in at the hotel. The day is at leisure for exploring the Rudraprayag town. Stay overnight the hotel.

Day 10 : (Haridwar) Rudraprayag -Devprayag – Haridwar

After breakfast drive to Haridwar, en-route visit Devprayag. You will reach Haridwar in the afternoon. From there you will be transferred to the bus/ railway stations or Dehradoon airport for your journey to onward destination.

Hotel Detail
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Diya Raj
Deluxe Hotel Aswal Dlx
Luxury Hotel Adwanta Camp
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Shiv Ganga View
Deluxe Hotel Shree Niwas
Luxury Hotel Great Ganga
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Pareshwari
Deluxe Hotel JPG Palace
Luxury Hotel Nandas Rst
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel GMVN camps
Deluxe Hotel GMVN Camp
Luxury Hotel GMVN Camp
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Deepak Hotel
Deluxe Hotel Dwarikesh
Luxury Hotel Sarovar Portico
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Hotel Samrat
Deluxe Hotel Hotel Chahat AC Dlx
Luxury Hotel Monal Resort
Price Summary
Price Detail
Hotel Type 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax Extra Adult
Standard Hotel 26400 21500 17700 18900 -
Deluxe Hotel 31300 26300 22500 23800 -
Luxury Hotel 38400 33400 29600 30900 -
Other Info

• Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, porterage. 

• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions 

• Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary 

• Entrance Fees & Guide charges 

• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, who is directly payable on the spot)

 • Any increase in Airlines taxes or fuel price at the time of departure, leading to the increase in the cost of surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure 

• Still camera/video camera charger.

• GST & all Government Taxes 

• Cancellation prior to departure/check-in date Cancellation Charges

• At least 21 days prior-25% of booking value

• Between 8-20 days prior-50% of booking value

• Cancelled 7 or lesser days prior-100% of booking value

•    Rooms will be subject to availability.  

•    In the case of above hotels are not available; we will book similar/suggestive hotels.  

•    Hotel check-in and check-out time at 12:00 noon.  

•    Base category room in all the hotels.  

•    Rates are valid till 30th September 2018 except 20th December till 10th January (high peak dates).  

• Vehicle confirmed will be as per Itinerary and not at disposal. AC will work only in the plains and will be switched off during hill drives. Especially for the Chardham sector, Ac can work only in Haridwar & Dehradun's plain/surface area. It is highly depending on the package you have opted.

• Any sightseeing missed due to natural calamities/weather conditions / for any unforeseen reasons is non-refundable or non-adjustable

• All entrances fees will be on direct payment basis as per Itinerary

• All accommodation on the double sharing basis 

• All buffet breakfast & dinner at the hotels mentioned. (Except Kedarnath ) 

• All Transfers, excursions & sightseeing as per the itinerary 

• Below 5 Yrs Child sharing the same bed with parents will be Complimentary. 

• Parking and all transport related expense including Driver Services 

• All toll taxes, parking fees, Fuel and driver's allowances. 

• All Transport & Hotels Related Taxes. 

•Assistance on Arrival. 

• No Hidden Cost

Char Dham is mainly referred to the four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand. The Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath that are nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas are considered to be the most famous and auspicious religious spots in north India. Traditionally the yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. The pilgrims visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation, by the blessings of the Lord.

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