Chardham Yatra Group Tour :Ex Haridwar
Country– India, State – Uttarakhand
Top Places to Visit – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath
Ideal Trip Duration – 9 Nights & 10 Days
Top Attraction – Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Badrinath Temple
Best Time to Visit –Between April Mid – Nov Start
Peak Season – Between December & March
Starting Dates (Haridwar to Barkot) – April- 30th | May- 7,14,21,28 | June- 4,11,18
Deluxe Chardham Yatra Group Tour Itinerary ( Ex Haridwar : 09Nights / 10Days )
Day 1 : Haridwar – Barkot ( 210 kms / 7 – 9 hrs )
Morning briefing by Tour Guide During breakfast, then check-out from the hotel between 7:00 – 8:00 AM and proceed to Barkot via Mussoorie. En-route experience the beauty of Kempty falls. Also visit Lakhamandal. On arrival check-in to the hotel in Barkot. Overnight stay with dinner.
Barkot Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 20 – 30 degree Celsius, Winter: (Sept – Oct – Nov) The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temperature ranges from 10 – 25 degree Celsius
Day 2 : Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (30 kms drive / 6 kms trek)
Early morning at 5 AM, drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti & start the trek to Yamunotri Temple (6kms) (Can take horse or by Doli at your own cost). After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s TaptKund (Hot water spring) and have the darshan of Yamunotri Ji And Divya Shila. Later trek down to Jankichatti & drive to Barkot. Dinner & Overnight stay at Barkot.
Yamunotri Temple – Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. At Yamunotri, one can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the Tapt kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila.
Surya Kund – There are a Number of thermal springs near temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila – A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Yamunotri Weather – In summer the maximum temp is 18 degree Celsius. and the minimum is 10 degrees Celsius. The days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold.
Day 3 : Barkot – Uttarkashi ( 100 kms / 5 – 6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel between 9 AM to 10 AM & drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel in Uttarkashi. Visit Shiv Gufa (prakteshwar Cave, Kashi Vishwanath Temple & Uttarkashi market. Dinner & Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi – is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is also situated on the banks of River Ganga (Bhagirathi).
Vishwanath temple – Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. AkhandJyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special Aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per SkundaPuran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Shakti temple – Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is erected over here.
Uttarkashi Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights are pleasant, Cold in winters.
Day 4: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 kms / 3 – 4 hrs each side)
Early morning start the drive to Gangotri sharp at 5 AM, en-route at Gangnanione can take a holy dip in Tapt Kund (Hot Spring) & further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley and Bhairo Ghati. On arrival at Shree Gangotri Temple, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely Divine surroundings like Surya Kund. Later drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner & Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Gangotri Temple – The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century on the right bank of river Bhagirathi.
Harsil Valley – Harsil is famous for its natural beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains.
Gangotri Weather – The maximum temperature during summer can go up to 20° Celsius. Summer nights can get cooler with a minimum temperature of 10° Celsius. Woollen clothes are required while visiting Gangotri during summer. Winter season (Sept – Oct – Nov) is very Pleasant around 15 Degree Celsius
Day 5 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (230 kms / 9 – 10 hrs)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Guptkashi around 8 AM via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. En-route you can see the beautiful River Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini, river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Guptkashi. Dinner & Overnight stay at in the hotel.
Guptakashi – The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Guptkashi, but later fled from there further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (priests) live in Guptkashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.
Guptkashi Weather – Pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Slightly Cold in winters.
Day 6 : Guptkashi – Kedarnath (17 KM Trek)
Proceed for Kedarnath Darshan. Visit Gaurikund, Kedarnath Temple, Sankracharya Samadhi, Bhim Shila, Bhairo Baba, Gupt Kund.
Option 1: By Trek :– Early morning check-out at 3 AM from the Hotel and drive to Sonprayag and catch the government jeep over there for GauriKund (6 Kms / Charges Rs. 30/-). From there start the trek to Shri Kedarnath Ji. After 17kms / 6- 8 hrs trek reach at Kedarnath Ji, have darshan and perform Pooja. Overnight Stay at Kedarnath Ji or can return back and stay at Sitapur.
Kedarnath – The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as PanchKedar.
Kedarnath Weather – Due to its high altitude the weather in Kedarnath remains cold for most part of the year. Summer here is cool and pleasant while winter is severe cold. During summer season the temperature varies around 5 – 10°Celsius. Heavy woollen wear is recommended. Winter season in Kedarnath is severe with mercury falling to as low as 2° – 10 degree Celsius. During this time the place experiences snowfall as well.
Day 7 : Kedarnath – Sitapur / Guptkashi
By Trek :– Early morning start the trek again and reach Gaurikund. Further drive to Guptkashi for the Overnight Stay.
Ukhimath – is small town located in Rudraprayag district.Ukhimath was the land where the wedding of Usha and Anirudh, grandson of Lord Krishna was solemnized. It is also a famous pilgrimage center and known for its ancient temples dedicated to Usha, Lord Shiva, Goddess
Parvati, Aniruddha and Mandhata. UtsavDoli of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheswar are brought to Ukhimath during winter and worshiped for six months. The temple also holds year round pujas of Lord Omkareshwar. Situated on the road connecting Guptkashi with Gopeshwar, the holy town is mainly inhabited by the priests of Kedarnath temple known as Rawals.
Day 8 : Guptkashi – Badrinath (180 KM – 8-9 Hr)
Morning 6 AM check-out the hotel from Guptkashi and proceed to Badrinath (180 kms / 8-9hrs). En-route visit Ukhimath Omkareshwar Temple (Winter adobe of Kedarnath and Madmaheshwar Ji), chopta Valley and Narsing Temple (Divya desam and winter abode of Shree Badrinath Ji). On arrival pilgrims can have a bath in the Tapt kund and the Darshan of Badrinath Ji, Kuber Ji, Hanuman Ji, Laxmi Ji And & Can Attend the evening Aarti. Dinner & Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Badrinath – one of the ‘Ancient Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3300 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus, the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.
Tapt Kund – Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bath before entering the Badrinath temple.
Badrinath Weather – The average maximum temperature will be around 18° Celsius and the average minimum is 8° Celsius. Warm and woolen clothes are hence required for a stay in Badrinath throughout the year. Winter in Badrinath is often accompanied by snow falls. Winter is very chilly with an average temperature of 5° Celsius. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually closed for tourists.
Day 09 : Badrinath –Mana Village- Rudraprayag / Srinagar ( 160 kms / 6 – 7 hrs )
Morning after darshan of Badrinath & breakfast, check-out from the hotel & Badrinath Local sightseeing spot like Mana, Bhim Pool, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Maatamoorti Temple, Chhatrapal Temple, Charanpaduka, Narad kund and the origin of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinath ji. Later drive to Rudraprayag /Srinagar via Joshimath. En route visit Nand Prayag and Karna Prayag. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Mana Village – Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara Fall – As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 6 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 Kms. is motor-able up to Mana village.
BhimPul – On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave) – Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Joshimath – is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by AdiShankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Narsingwith the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at BhavishyaBadri.
Rudraprayag – is one of the PanchPrayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. It is confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag.
Day 10 : Rudraprayag/Srinagar – Haridwar ( 160 kms / 6 – 7 hrs )
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel for Haridwar. En-route visit Dhari Devi Temple, Dev Prayag, Raghunath Temple (Divya desam) & Rishikesh. On arrival at Haridwar final drop at the Haridwar Railway Station for the onwards journey by 6 PM in Eveving.
Rishikesh – Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world-renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular for white-water rafting.
- Well sanitized clean Hotel accommodation on double sharing.
- Accommodation at Kedarnath will be on Multiple Sharing.
- Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel on fixed menu basis.
- Morning and Evening Tea at Hotels.
- Tour Manager throughout the tour.
- All Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by well-maintained vehicle and medically fit & Experience driver.All toll tax, parking, fuel, and driver allowances.
- All applicable hotel and transport taxes.
- Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions’
- Lunch & Snacks does not include in Package.
- All personal expenses, laundry charges, liquors, mineral water, telephone charges.
- Porter, pony, horse, cable car, boat, train tickets, air tickets charges.
- Horses Charges for Yamunotri Ji – Rs. 2000 to 2500/- (one way). The cost may vary according to the demand & supply.
- Palki Charges for Yamunotri Ji – Rs. 4000-5000/- (one way). The cost may vary according to the demand & supply.
- Horses Charges for Kedarnath Ji – Rs. 2500/- (one way). The cost may vary according to the demand & supply
- Palki Charges for Kedarnath Ji – Rs. 7500-9500/- (both way). The cost may vary according to the demand & supply.
- Helicopter Ticket for Kedarnath.
- VIP Darshan or special Pooja arrangements.
Per Person Cost- Deluxe Package
|Package Category||Transport||Group Package cost On
(12 Pax travelling together)
INR 31,000 Per Person
Package Validity- 25th April to 30th June 2023
INR 25% per person advance amount at the time of booking the package, 45% in 60 days before journey date and remaining amount before 20 Days of starting the journey.
Note – If Government restrict yatra due to any reason then only postponement option available.
Starting Dates (Haridwar to Barkot)
Hotels Envisaged / Similar
|Check-In 01:00 PM Check-out 11:00 AM|
|Uttarkashi||Shrawasti Home Stay/Similar|
|Guptkashi / Sitapur||Hotel Devadi Dev / Raja Resorts / Kailashpati|
|Kedarnath||Hotel Bikaner House/Dev Dham Frontier/Marwar House|
|Badrinath||Hotel Kanchan Roop/Similar|
|Srinagar||Hotel Love Kush/Similar|
Note for Kedarnath Stay: As we all know Kedarnath Ji is a Pilgrimage Place and situated at 12,000 feet from sea level and its open only for six months, so room are very basic there with attached bathroom and accommodation will be on Multiple sharing. Also working there is tough and so cooperation is must.