The Char-Dham Yatra is considered a must visit pilgrimage. Every Year, lakhs of tourists visit these holy shrines.
According to Hindu mythology,it is believed that the prehistoric Hindu philosopher Shri Adi Shankar Acharya coined the term ‘ Char Dham’. The literal meaning of this term is four abodes of God or Holy Destinations, these four shrines are in the region that is famous for the captivating mountains surrounded by a thick layer of snow and unadulterated atmosphere.
- Best Accommodation across Chardham.
- KedarNath Darshan by Helicopter.
- Yoga session every morning.
- Bhajan Sandhya & San-kirtan.
- Evening Morning Aarti.
- Escorted visit to the Shrines with complete Hindu rituals.
- WI-FI Services at Joshimath and Guptkashi Camps.
Day 1 - Delhi to Haridwar (232 Kms /Approx. 5 Hrs.) Height: 310 MTS.
Meet our driver at Delhi Airport/Station/Hotel/Home & drive to Haridwar. Check into the hotel arrival in Haridwar. Evening visit Mansa Devi Temple & Ganga aarti at Har Ki Pauri. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Haridwar: The holy city of Haridwar translates to “Gateway to God,” and the breathtaking city, replete with temples, is a magnet for religious pilgrims from all over the globe. Religious festivals hold even further draw, and tourists can’t helped but be compelled by the city’s aura of intense spirituality. Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges. The sheer numbers of people gathering around Har-ki-Pairi Ghat give Haridwar a chaotic but reverent feel.
Day 2 - Haridwar to Guptkashi (209 Kms/Approx. 8.5 Hr.) Height: 1319 MTS.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Guptkashi via Rudraprayag & Devprayag. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptkashi, visit Ardhnarishwar Temple in Guptkashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Guptkashi. Overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Guptakashi: The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Guptkashi, but later fled from them 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. Cold in winters.
Day 3 - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Guptkashi (30 Kms by Road & 19 Kms. Trek One Way) Height: 3384 MTS.
By Helicopter: Morning our driver will transfer you to your pre booked Helipad. After Back our car will drop you at Hotel for rest. (note: helicopter ticket is not included in this package).
By Trek: Though it is difficult to go up and down from Sonprayag on the same day by trek. But it can be done if you take ponies or helicopter while going to Kedarnath. Do coordinate well with driver, as due to parking issue driver cannot stay at Sonprayag also network issue is also there.
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 Madmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.
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. During summer season the temperature varies around 20°Celsius. Light woolen wear is recommended. Winter season in Kedarnath is severe with mercury falling to as low as 0°Celsius. During this time the place experiences snowfall as well. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually avoided by tourists.
Day 4 - Guptkashi to Badrinath (185 kms/Approx. 6.5hr) Height: 3133 MTS.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Check in to the hotel arrival in Badrinath. Pilgrims after having a bath in the Tapt Kund have the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in evening. Brahma Kapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Mata Murti, Charan Paduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinath Ji. 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 3,133 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.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent waterfall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul: 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.
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 5 - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag (160 kms/7hr) Height: 895 MTS.
Morning after breakfast, driver for Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Visit on the way Narsingh Temple in Joshimath later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check into the hotel arrival in Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.
Joshimath: Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Mathas’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, 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 Nir Singh with 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 Bhavishya Badri.
Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. It is confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag.
Rudraprayag Weather: Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20 deg to 05 deg.
Day 6 - Rudraprayag to Haridwar (163 Kms/Approx. 5.5 Hrs.)
Morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
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 white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.
Day 7 - Haridwar to Delhi: Departure (224 Kms./Approx. 5 Hrs.) Height: 310 MTS.
Morning after breakfast, drive for Delhi. After a journey filled with enriching and life-changing experiences, prepare to return home with a heart full of memories. Check-out from the hotel and embark on journey back home.
|Guptkashi||Shivalik Valley Dlx||Deluxe||Or Similar Hotels|
|Badrinath||Hotel Snow Crest||Deluxe||Or Similar Hotels|
|Rudraprayag||Samrat resort AC.||Deluxe||Or Similar Hotels|
|Haridwar||Hotel Crystal Ganga Heights.||Deluxe||Or Similar Hotels|
- Hotel accommodation as per package same or similar hotels.
- Breakfast + Dinner.
- Transfers and sightseeing as pre packaged car.
- All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances.
- Train fare/ Airfare to/ from Haridwar.
- Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, air evacuation, baggage insurance and trip cancellation.
- Use of mini-bar in the hotel rooms wherever applicable.
- Any optional trips other than specified in the program.
- Any en-route or personal expenses such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, laundry etc.
- Personal equipment like clothes, shoes, day-packs, personal medical kit etc.
- Any exigency expenses due to reasons beyond our normal control.
- Dos: Document
- Id: Any Government ID Proof with Address & Picture. Note: Guest has to carry two photocopies of the ID proof.
- About Food:- Drink Mineral water en route Yatra Avoid oily food, eat as you comfortable for walk
- Clothing: As the temperature varies greatly between day and night (from max. 20 degrees Celsius to min. -16 degrees Celsius) one should prepare accordingly.
- Bring the following items with you: Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen socks, Towel, Light Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Torch with extra batteries/bulbs, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, Shirt/T-shirt & Trekking shoes.
List of Things To Bring Along
While you can travel to Chardham, some knowledge on what to expect before you start your journey is helpful. It is good to get in shape before the Yatra with a little exercise, walking, running or aerobics. One needs to carry clothing for both extremes of weather. Evenings are generally cold and warm woolens will be required. We recommend that you bring along the following clothing and accessories:
- Down jacket, thick & thin pullover, windproof jacket, raincoat (with a hood).
- Warm pants, light loose cotton pants, Thermal underpants/long, Thermal vest/warm full t-shirts.
- Cotton full sleeve T-shirts.
- Broken-in pair of ankle high walking boots, light tennis shoes, light rubber sandal & four pairs of woolen socks.
- Warm gloves, large cotton or silk scarf.
- Personal First Aid kit and personal medicines, Flash light.
- Walking Stick – Can be purchased in Gourikund/Hanumanchatti.
Terms & Conditions
- All Prices are in Indian Rupees.
- To book and confirm your tour, we request you to deposit 50% advance. Balance amount to be paid before One Month prior to the commencement of the tour
- We need list of all the passengers (Name, Age, Gender), along with valid scanned photo id (Passport / Driving License, Voter Card, PAN Card, Adhar Card) of the tour leader
- If the destination of a particular day can’t be reached due to landslides, natural calamities, traffic jams, arrangements of night stay and meals to the nearest availability shall be made at extra cost. Guests shall have to pay this amount in cash to the Hotel. Refunds of the original destination shall not be made.
- If the vehicle is unable to move ahead due to any technical / mechanical fault, alternate arrangements (in vehicle/s available locally, even may ne Jeeps) will be made. Replacement of Vehicle will be made only at Rishikesh / Haridwar as per itinerary.
- If the total duration of tour is stretched for extra days (due to any natural calamity, landslides, road blocks, traffic jams), cost from the effective date for the accommodation, meals, and transport shall be charged extra, and tourists have to clear the payment before conclusion of the tour.
- If the tour is cancelled due to any technical reason, government’s order, our responsibility is upto 100% refund of the tour cost only. REFUNDS TAKE MINIMUM 60 WORKING DAYS. REFUNDS ARE MADE BY A/C PAYEE CHEQUES ONLY, AND ARE SENT THROUGH SPEED POSTS ONLY.
- Cancellation stage: 31 or more days prior to departure.
- First payment done will be forfeited upon cancellation done 31 days or more prior to departure.
- Cancellation stage: 22 to 30 days prior to departure.
- 65% of package cost will be refunded upon cancellation done between 22 to 30 days before departure, if you have made full payment for the package.
- If not, then after deducting 35% of the package cost from the amount you have paid, the balance will be refunded.
- Cancellation stage: 15 to 21 days prior to departure.
- 50% of package cost will be refunded upon cancellation between 15 to 21 days before departure, if you have made full payment for the package.
- If not, then after deducting 50% of the package cost from the amount you have paid, the balance will be refunded.
- Cancellation stage: Within 15 days before departure.
- No refund will be provided upon cancellation done within 14 days before departure.