Char Dham Yatra

chardham-yatra

Char Dham is referred to the four Hindu religious sites- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas Uttarakhand state of India. Chardham is the most popular and religious yatra starting from April-May and continues till Oct-Nov.

Traditionally, the Chardham Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Amongst the 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.

The Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand is considered as one of the most propitious journey for the Hindu devotees and this yatra is done every years by number of pilgrims from all over the world.




Yamunotri : The westernmost shrine of Yamunotri is one of the most visited shrine in Char Dham yatra which is situated near the source of the river Yamuna. The Yamunotri temple, built by King of Tehri Garhwal, Maharaja Pratap Shah, is located on the left bank of the river Yamuna. The river is considered as a divine mother and a goddess for all the Hindus.



Gangotri : Gangotri Dham is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an elevation of almost 3200 m above sea level and respected as one of the most sacred and holy shrines for the Hindus



Kedarnath : Kedarnath temple considered as the holiest pilgrimage among the most worshipped pilgrimages for the Hinduism followers. There are twelve Jyotirlingas of the Lord Shiva and Kedarnath is one of those twelve Jyotirlingas, situated near the source of the river Mandakini at an elevation of 3585 m above sea level. To visit this temple there is a trek route of 14 km from Gaurikund. However, the temple can also be visited by a helicopter ride which starts from Phata.



Badrinath : The most famous and the most visited dham among the Chardham is Badrinath which is also known as Badri Vishal, the fourth dham. With the Neelkanth peak in the background, it is located between Nar and Narayan peaks. Badrinath is the most venerated and the largest among the five Badris also called as the Panch Badri. Badrinath is one the Char Dham (four dhams) of India established by Adi Guru Shankracharya.

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  • Day 01 : Haridwar - Barkot (240kms/7hr)
    You are welcomed in Haridwar by our tour guide who takes you onwards to Barkot . Mussoorie where we have a short break for refreshments and visit Kempty and then drive to Barkot. Stay overnight.
  • Day 02 : Barkot -Ranachatti - Yamunotri – Ranachatti -
    Barkot 15kms drive and Trek (one side)
    Drive to Phool Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (7kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • Day 03 : Barkot - Uttarkashi (130kms/5hrs)
    Morning after breakfast Drive to Uttarkashi visit Vishwanath Temple. Check in hotel and Night Halt.
  • Day 4: Auli- Badrinath – Mana (50 kms)
    We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
  • Day 05 : Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (175kms/7 hrs)
    Early morning, drive to Rudraprayag enroute visit Tehri Lake. Check in Hotel, night halt.
  • Day 06 : Rudraprayag - Kedarnath (75kms by road and 14 kms Trek)
    Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, tolietteries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.
  • Day 07 : Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (14 Kms Down Trek and 75kms/3 Hrs by Road)
    Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag.
  • Day 08 : Rudraprayag - Badrinath (165kms/7 Hrs)
    Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.
  • Day 09 : Badrinath - Rudraprayag(165kms/7 Hrs)
    Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.
  • Day 10 : Rudraprayag - Haridwar (165kms/7 Hrs)
    Early morning, visit Rudraprayag. visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda and Gita Kutir). After Lunch, drive to Haridwar.
  • All meals except main meals
  • All ground transport, airport transfers, and flights
  • All accommodations
  • Sightseeing
  • All applicable permits and entrance fees
  • Full trek staff arrangements a Trek Leader and guides
  • Porters or pack animals to carry equipments
  • Use of Trek Pack
  • Alcohol or Beverage
  • Use of Trek Pack
  • Group medical kit
  • All major group equipments, etc.