Region : Haridwar
Total Duration : 9Nights / 10 Days
Moderate : Difficult
Grade : 1,607 Km
Char Dham refers to the four holy Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, which are considered the most sacred places in the Hindu religion. These four sites are located in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state in North India. The Char Dham sites are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
Yamunotri: The first stop of the Char Dham Yatra is Yamunotri, located at an elevation of 3,291 meters above sea level. It is the source of the Yamuna River, which is considered one of the most sacred rivers in India. The main attraction of Yamunotri is the Yamunotri Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna...
Gangotri: It is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and it is the origin of the holy river Ganges (also known as Ganga). Gangotri is located in the Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of about 3,100 meters (10,200 feet) above sea level.The town of Gangotri is considered one of the four holy pilgrimage sites (Char Dham) in Hinduism, and it is visited by thousands of devotees every year. The Gangotri temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganga, is the main attraction of the town. The temple was built in the 18th century by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gurkha general, and it is made of white granite.
Apart from the temple, Gangotri is also known for its natural beauty and trekking opportunities. The Gangotri Glacier, which is one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas, is located about 19 km (12 miles) from the town, and it is a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers.
The best time to visit Gangotri is during the summer months (April to June) when the weather is pleasant and the snow has melted, allowing for easy access to the temple and the surrounding areas. However, the town can be crowded during this time due to the high number of visitors. The town is closed during the winter months (November to March) due to heavy snowfall, and it is not accessible by road.
Kedarnatha : Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the Rudraprayag district, at an altitude of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) above sea level. The town is named after the famous Kedarnath Temple, which is one of the four sacred shrines of Hinduism and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The Kedarnath Temple is believed to have been built by the Pandavas during the Mahabharata era, and it is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The temple is located near the Mandakini River and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, making it a popular destination for tourists.
Apart from the Kedarnath Temple, the town also offers several other attractions for tourists, including the Gandhi Sarovar, Vasuki Tal, Gaurikund, and Sonprayag. Visitors can also go trekking and camping in the surrounding mountains.
Kedarnath is accessible by road from major cities in Uttarakhand, and the nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is around 239 kilometers (149 miles) away. The best time to visit Kedarnath is from May to June and from September to November, as the weather is pleasant during these months. However, the town remains closed during the winter months due to heavy snowfall.
Badrinath : Badrinath is a town located in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of about 3,100 meters (10,170 feet) above sea level, in the Himalayas. The town is famous for its ancient Badrinath Temple, which is one of the holiest Hindu shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
The Badrinath Temple is believed to have been built by Adi Shankara in the 8th century CE, and it is one of the four sacred shrines of the Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage in Hinduism. The temple is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River and is surrounded by majestic snow-covered peaks.
Apart from the temple, Badrinath is also known for its natural beauty and trekking opportunities. The town is located in the midst of the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges and is surrounded by lush green forests and valleys. The Vasudhara Falls, Mana Village (the last village before the Tibetan border), and the Tapt Kund hot springs are some of the popular attractions in and around Badrinath
The best time to visit Badrinath is during the summer months (May to June) when the weather is pleasant and the snow has melted, allowing for easy access to the temple and the surrounding areas. The town is closed during the winter months (November to April) due to heavy snowfall, and it is not accessible by road.
Tariff : 30,000/- + 5% G.S.T.
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Pick Up & Drop : Haridwar to Haridwar
Day 1: Arrival in Haridwar
On Day 1, you will reach Haridwar and complete the check-in process at your hotel. Later in the evening, you can witness the beautiful Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri Ghat. Spend the night at your accommodation in Haridwar.
Day 2: Haridwar to Barkot
On Day 2, you will depart from Haridwar after breakfast and proceed towards Barkot, covering a distance of 220 km which will take around 7-8 hours. Along the way, you can stop at a roadside restaurant for lunch. Upon arrival at Barkot, you will check-in at your hotel and spend the night there.
Day 3: Barkot to Jank Chatti/ Yamunotri and back to Barkot
On Day 3, you will travel from Barkot to Janki Chatti, covering a distance of 36 km. From there, you will start a 6 km trek to Yamunotri. Once you reach Yamunotri, you can take a holy dip in the Yamuna River and offer prayers at the Yamunotri Temple. After that, you will trek back to Janki Chatti and drive back to Barkot where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Barkot to Uttarkashi
After breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi (100 km/ 4-5 hrs) Stop for lunch at some roadside restaurant Check-in at the hotel in Uttarkashi .Overnight stay in Uttarkashi
Day 5: Uttarkashi to Gangotri/Harshil and back to Uttarkashi
On Day 5, you will have breakfast at Uttarkashi and then drive to Gangotri, covering a distance of 100 km which will take around 4-5 hours. At Gangotri, you can visit the Gangotri Temple and take a holy dip in the Ganges River. Later, you will drive back to Uttarkashi and spend the night there.
Day 6: Uttarkashi to Kedar Phata / Sonprayag .
After having breakfast, you can check-out from your hotel in Uttarkashi and start your journey towards Kedar Phata / Sonprayag.
The distance between Uttarkashi and Kedar Phata / Sonprayag is approximately 150 km, and it takes around 5-6 hours to cover this distance by road.Once you reach Kedar Phata / Sonprayag, you can check-in at your hotel and take some rest.Finally, you can end your day by having a dinner and relaxing in your hotel room, gearing up for the trek to Kedarnath the next day.
Note: It is recommended to start early in the morning from Uttarkashi to reach Kedar Phata / Sonprayag on time, as the roads can be challenging and prone to traffic jams, especially during peak season.
Day 7: Kedar Phata / Sonprayag . To Kedarnath Temple.
After breakfast, start your 20 km trek to the holy Kedarnath Temple. from Sonprayag The trek takes approximately 6-7 hours and offers some stunning views of the Himalayas. You can take breaks in between to rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you. Upon reaching Kedarnath, check-in at your hotel and take some rest.
Later, visit the Kedarnath Temple and offer your prayers to Lord Shiva. Take some time to explore the temple and its surroundings.
In the evening, you can witness the famous Kedarnath Aarti which is a beautiful and spiritual experience.Retire to your hotel for an overnight stay in Kedarnath.
Day 8: Kedarnath – sonprayag – Pipalkoti/ Joshimath
On this day of our trip, we will head towards Joshimath from Kedarnath via Sonprayag and Pipalkoti. The journey covers a distance of approximately 157 km and may take around 6-7 hours to complete. During the drive, we can stop at a roadside restaurant to have lunch. After reaching Joshimath, we can check-in at hotel and relax.
Day 9: Pipalkoti /Joshimath – Badrinath – joshimath
Day 9 of our trip will involve visiting the famous Badrinath Temple. We will start the day with breakfast and then head towards Badrinath, which is located around 75.9 km away from Pipalkoti or Joshimath. After completing our temple visit, we will return to at hotel in Pipalkoti or Joshimath for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Pipalkoti /joshimath to Haridwar
After breakfast, drive to Haridwar (235 km/ 6-7 hrs) Stop for lunch at some roadside restaurant Drop off at the railway station for your onward journey.
What is included in the tour
•Transport from During The Yatra tour As per itinerary
•All pickup & drop at one point
•All accommodation on triple/Quad sharing
•Breakfast & Dinner
•Yatra Registration Card
•Driver’s DA( Allowances)
•All fuel charges
•All state taxes
•All toll parking / parking fees
•Assistance provided by the driver throughout the tour.
What is NOT included in the tour
•Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water, and starters.
•Services of the vehicle on leisure days and for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
•Entrance fees at all tourist attractions or any activities fees apart from inclusions
•Peak Season Charges
•Medical and Travel Insurance
•Any Medical Claim
•All personal expenses, optional tours, and extra meals
•Anything not mentioned under "Inclusions"
•Any increase in Govt. taxes, Fuel price and any applicability of new taxes from the govt.
•Any up gradation in the hotel room category
•Any meals other than specified above
•Porter, pony, horse, cable car, boat, train tickets, air tickets charges
•On day 9th Breakfast at kedarnath.
•Mandatory registration required for travel to Chardham. Registration can be done by guest directly on https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in
•All group departures will operate based on the minimum number of guests booked per departure. In case a group departure does not meet the above requirement, Himalaya Destination will suggest a change of travel date to the guest, at the same cost. Alternatively, the guest can pay the supplement cost for the private transfers and proceed to travel on the same day.
•Transfers would be in shared vehicle and will operate as per itinerary only. Vehicle type will depend upon group size.
•Hotels will be provided on same/similar basis. In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
•If customer wants to travel in private vehicle - Please take supplement cost from Himalaya Destination.
•Accommodation in Kedarnath will be on shared basis (8-10 guests/ more then that) as accommodation options are limited.
•All sightseeing mentioned are subject to weather conditions, political conditions &traffic conditions in the destination.
•Any sightseeing missed due to natural calamities/weather conditions for any unforeseen reasons is non-refundable or non-adjustable.
•Himalaya Destination reserves the right to modify the itinerary at any point, due to reasons including but not limited to: Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights, closure of /entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
•The booking price does not include: Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees etc.
•Disputes, if any, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Mumbai. In case of road closure due to snow and slippery road conditions, our vehicle will not be allowed to ply. As a precautionary measure, only snow jeeps/chained vehicles are allowed to ply. These vehicles can be hired on a direct payment basis or the same can be arranged by us at an additional cost.
•During heavy rainfall or snowfall, vehicular movement may remain suspended for traffic. Depending on weather conditions, roads may get blocked anytime without any notice. As such circumstances are beyond our control, we won't be liable for any such conditions. We will do whatever we can in our capacity.
•By Helicopter: Morning our driver will transfer you to your Helipad location (Phata, Guptkashi, Sirsi etc) as per helicopter ticket time. Kindly inform the driver timings of helicopter mentioned on the ticket previous day. Different aviation has different location for their helicopter service. Our driver will provide you both pick and drop to hotel to Helipad. At arrival in Kedarnath reach Kedarnath Temple. Visit Kedarnath Temple. After Darshan return to the helipad. Take return flight. Our driver will pick up you from helipad and take you to your hotel.
•By Trek: To reach Kedarnath by trekking route first you have to reach Gaurikund. We will drive to Sonprayag early in the morning after breakfast. Our car will drop to Sonprayag. From Sonprayag 5 kms drive to Gaurikund local jeep is available. This sharing basis jeeps guests can book directly at own cost(30 -40 Rs Per Person). Gaurikund to Kedarnath is further 14 Kms trek. Due to long trek guests needs to start very early in the morning.Horse / Pony / Palakhi is also available for trekking at Gaurikund. Guests can book that at own cost. Visit Kedarnath Temple. Later trek down to Gaurikund. Take jeep to Sonprayag at own cost. Our driver will pick up you from Sonprayag and take you to your hotel. There is a big parking issue so driver will park the vehicle at other place if his contact no. is not working then you have to arrange other taxi or wait for your driver.
•Cancellation Policy Planning is done well in advance.
•To make your trip hassle-free, smooth arrangements are made prior.
•60 days or more before departure: 100% is refundable 30 days before departure:
•50% of total cost is chargeable Less than 20 days before departure:
•100% of total cost is chargeable
•If a tour is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) no amount will be refunded.
•According to the situation will be providing some alternatives.