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The great Hindu philosopher and reformer Adi Shankaracharya initiated the Char Dham yatra in an attempt to revive the Hindu religion during the 8th century. The word “Char Dham” refers to the four abodes of God, namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri at the Himalayan region of Garhwal (Uttrakhand). All these locations are believed to be highly sacred by the Hindu religion. While Kedarnath is home to lord Shiva and Badrinath is home to Lord Vishnu. Yamunotri represent goddess of Shakti Yamuna, and Gangotri represent goddess of Shakti Ganga. Since ages, all the four sacred places have been visited by people who want to wash away their sins. Even today, they are visited by thousands of Hindu devotees annually during the pilgrim season. Char Dham Yatra in Uttrakhand beginning from the month of April- May, the pilgrim season lasts till the Diwali festival, which is celebrated in the month of October-November. Season : May - June & September - October Region : Garhwal Himalaya Max Altitude: 3890 mts (Gomukh) Duration: 16 days Highlights of Pilgrimage Yatra : Haridwar, Mussoorie, Kempty fall, Yamuna River, Bandar punch Peak view from Barkot, Sri Yamunotri Temple, Prakateshwar Cave, Kashi Vishwnath Temple, Shakti Temple, Bhagirathi River, Sri Gangotri Temple, Gomukh, Tehri Dam, Mandakini River, Sri Kedarnath Temple, Gaurikund, Alaknanda River, Sri Narsingh Temple, Adi Sankracharya Samadhi, Dhauli River, Sri Badrinath Temple, Byas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bheem Pul, Saraswati River, Mana Village, Pinder River, Nandakini River, Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda River, Rishikesh, Laxman Jhoola, Ram Jhoola, Swarga Ashram etc.
Day 1 : ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2 : DELHI – HARIDWAR (205 KMS. 6 HRS)
In the morning after breakfast meet our escort and drive towards Haridwar via Meerut & Roorkee. On arrival check in at hotel. By evening visit the famous Har Ki Peri for Aarti Darshan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 : HARIDWAR - BARKOT (215 KMS/5 - 6 HRS)
Morning after breakfast drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Stop for lunch on the way at Mussoorie. Continue your journey and reach Barkot in the evening, on arrival check in to the luxury Swiss tents. Overnight stay.
Day 4 : BARKOT - YAMUNOTRI - BARKOT 42 KMS DRIVE / 6 KMS TREK.
After an early breakfast leave for Janki Chatti (drive 42 kms). On arrival at Janki Chatti start your trek to Yamunotri (6 kms one side). On arrival at Yamunotri visit the temple for a Darshan of Goddess Yamuna, pray at the temple and take a holy Achman to start your most sacred pilgrimage tour of Char Dham, after Darshan and Pooja trek back to Janki Chatti in the evening, meet with driver and return to the Barkot, Overnight at the Camp.
Day 5 : BARKOT - UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI (DRIVE 182 KMS/7-8 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Gangotri via a hill town of Uttarkashi and a beautiful valley of Harsil. On arrival check in to Guest house. By evening visit the temple for Aarti ceremony. Overnight at Guest House.
The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The trek takes you to Gomukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.
Day 6 : GANGOTRI (3048 MTS/10000 FT) - BHOJWASSA (3792 MTS/12440 FT) 13 KMS TREK/5-6 HRS)
Morning after breakfast we commands our trek further to Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt). From Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest, Arrive Bhojwassa; there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 7 : BHOJWASSA - GOMUKH (3890 MTS/12760 FT) - BHOJWASSA (5 KMS ONE SIDE)
Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gomukh', because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow's mouth. Explore the area and trek back to Bhojwassa. Dinner and overnight stay in Guest House.
Day 8 : BHOJWASSA - GANGOTRI (TREK 4-5 HRS) – UTTARKASHI (100 KMS/4 HRS APPROX)
Morning after breakfast trek down to Gangotri and from here drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 9 : UTTARKASHI - GUPTKASHI (223 KMS. DRIVE 9 - 10 HRS)
After early breakfast drive to Guptkashi. A late lunch is scheduled en route Molgarh/Tilwara/Ghansali. On the way, see the heritage city of Tehri slowly sinking into the mighty waters of the Holy River Ganges due to the construction of the Tehri Dam. After Lunch continue your journey and today for the first time see the beautiful river Mandakini. Travel alongside the river to reach Guptakashi late in the evening. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : GUPTAKASHI - KEDARNATH (32 KMS DRIVE, 14 KMS TREK)
Morning after breakfast drive to Gaurikund (32 kms drive one way). On arrival at Gaurikund start the journey through zig zag route by walk. Take a break for lunch en route at Rambara and continue trek to reach Sri Kedarnath Temple. On arrival check in to hotel/Tourist Bunglow. After freshening up perform Pooja at the temple and Darshan of Shri Kedarnath. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the temple, overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 11 : KEDARNATH - PIPALKOTI (14 KMS TREK 145 KMS DRIVE)
After an early breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. On arrival at Gaurikund meet the driver and drive towards Pipalkoti. Arrival at Pipalkoti by evening and check in to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12 : PIPALKOTI – BADRINATH (72 KMS)
After breakfast drive to Shri Badrinath Ji. Enroute visit Narsingh Temple, Adi Sankarachara Samadhi at Joshimath and then drive to Sri Badrinath. On arrival check in to hotel and later take a holy dip at Tapt Kund and visit the temple. In the late afternoon visit Mana Village; the last village before the Tibetan border, Bheem Pul, Byas Cave & Ganesha Cave. Later drive back to Badrinath. In the evening one can visit the temple for Aarti Darshan. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : BADRINATH – DEVPARYAG (193KM)
Morning at dpt.06:00a.m.From Badrinath to Joshimath by bus. Auli the longest ropeway in Asia (at individual cost) & departure via, Pipalkoti, Rudraprayag to Dev Prayag covering a distance of 193 Km.at arrival & night stay.
Day 14 : DEVPARYAG – RISHIKESH/ HARIDAWR (135 KMS 7 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Srinagar & Devprayag. One can see the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, which become the Ganges from here. Arrival at Rishikesh by evening and check in to Hotel. Later visit Laxamn Jhoola, Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 15 : RISHIKESH / HARIDWAR – DELHI (234 KM)
Morning after breakfast drives back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi check into hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16 : DELHI DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.
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