Chardham of Uttarakhand are namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Every year Chardham Yatra starts either in April last week or in May month. All these sacred sites are located in the remote area of Himalayan region. Every year millions of pilgrims come to visit these sacred places across the world with Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and Valley of Flowers as the trek of both these sites also open for tourists and pilgrims from second week of May.
Destinations to be covered in this trip: Delhi – Haridwar – Barkot – Yamunotri – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi – Badrinath – Ghangaria – Joshimath – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi
Airport/hotel transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
Air-conditioned vehicle for land travel (no ac on hills).
All interstate taxes, gasoline, parking, toll taxes and driver allowances.
All luxury taxes and value added taxes.
Any International/ Domestic Air/Train fare.
Any extra sightseeing, VIP darshan, Puja/ Prasad & pony/palki etc.
Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Guptkashi Helicopter tickets.
Tips and gratitude to drivers, bell boys & porters, representatives, guides etc.
Any beverages (hard & soft)/Table Drinks, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, travel or any kind of insurance etc.
Applicable Government taxes (GST).
Minimum of 02 persons required.
All rates & bookings will be subject to availability.
Tour confirmation only on receipt of 25% advance payment.
Balance payment to be deposited 01 month prior to travel date.
Ashoka India Tours carries no insurance whatsoever for the tour participants. Hence it is advisable to get travel insurance by your own.
Mentioned special package rates are valid till 31st October 2021.
What to Expect
Tour Highlights: –
Sightseeing of Haridwar
Sightseeing of Rishikesh
Yamunotri Temple (The Source of Goddess Yamuna)
Gangotri Temple (The Source of Goddess Ganga)
Kedarnath darshan by trek (One of the 12 Jyotrilingam of Lord Shiva)
Badrinath Temple Darshan
Mana Village (Last village of India before China boarder)
Hemkund Sahib & Valley of Flowers trek
Day 1Delhi – Haridwar (210 kms/5-6 hour’s drive)
Upon arrival in Delhi, welcome to the guests and proceed to Haridwar by road. Reach Haridwar and check-in at hotel. If time permits, enjoy sightseeing of Haridwar, visit to Chandi Devi, Mansa Devi, Daksha Mahadev Temple followed by “Har-Ki-Pauri” to see evening aarti of holy Ganges. Later back to hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2Haridwar – Barkot (220 kms/8-9 hour’s drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Barkot. On the way visiting Kempty fall in Mussoorie (depend on time). Later continue to Barkot. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3Full day excursion to Yamunotri Temple (36 kms drive & 07 km trek - one side)
After breakfast, proceed to Janki chatti from where trek starts for Yamunotri Temple (One can go by walk or by pony/horse at their own cost). Reach Yamunotri Temple and have a “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji”. After “Puja” (Prayer) drive back to Barkot. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4Barkot – Uttarkashi (100 kms/3-4 hour’s drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Uttarkashi. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit to Vishwanath Temple, Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar temple etc. After sightseeing back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5Excursion to Gangotri Temple (100 kms/3-4 hour’s drive - one side)
After breakfast, proceed to Gangotri Temple (Hight 3048 mts), on the way visiting picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Temple Darshan drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220 kms/8-9 hour’s drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Guptkashi. On the way visit to Rudranath, Chamunda Devi & Koteshwar Temple in Rudraprayag. Later continue to Guptkashi. Reach Guptkashi and check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to Gaurikund and start trek to Kedarnath Ji (Height 3584 mts) by pony at your own cost. Reach Kedarnath Ji and check-in at Camp/ Hotel. Later visit to Kedarnath Temple for Darshan. After darshan back to Camp/Hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel/Camps.
Early morning visit to Kedarnath Temple. Later back to hotel/camps for breakfast. After breakfast, trek down to Gaurikund. On arrival drive to Guptkashi. Reach Guptkashi and check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9Guptkashi – Badrinath (210 kms/ 8-9 hour’s drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Badrinath Jee (Height 3,133 mts). On arrival check-in at hotel, later visit to Mana village, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River followed by visit to Badrinath Temple to see evening Aarti of Badrinath Temple, later back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10Badrinath – Govindghat – Ghangaria (21 kms drive & 13 km trek/7-8 hours)
Early morning, take a bath in Taptkund & have a darshan of Badrivishal. Later back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, proceed to Govindghat. Reach Govindghat and start trek to Ghangaria. Reach Ghangaria and check-in at hotel/camps. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (6 kms trek/6-7 hours – one side)
After breakfast, start trek to Hemkund Sahib and visit Gurdwara of Guru Gobind Singh. It is believed that the tenth Guru of Sikhs have meditated here in his previous birth. A gurdwara stands here in his memory on the bank of a sacred lake. Later trek back to hotel/Camps. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel/Camps.
Day 12Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangaria (4 trek kms/3-4 hours – one side)
After breakfast, start trek to Valley of flower, on arrival explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) etc. Later trek back to hotel/Camps. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel/Camps.
Day 13Ghangaria – Joshimath (13 kms trek & 22 kms drive/8-9 hours – one side)
After breakfast, start trek to Govindghat. Reach Govindghat and drive to Joshimath. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit to Narsingh Temple and Shankracharaya Math. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14Joshimath – Haridwar (275 kms/9-10 hour’s drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Haridwar. On the way visit to Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mata Temple, Sivananda & Swarg Ashram in Rishikesh. Later continue to Haridwar. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15Haridwar – Delhi (210 kms/5-6 hour’s drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Delhi. On arrival transfer the guests to Delhi Airport/Railway Station to board the flight/train for onward journey and tour terminates here but sweet memories remain for forever……