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Char Dham Yatra

Duration of Tour : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi, Hardwar, Rishikesh, Barkot, Yamunotri, Harsil, Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Guptakashi, Kedarnath, Joshimath, Badrinath

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival in Delhi pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi


Breakfast at the hotel. Full day free / no transport. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Hardwar - Rishikesh (230 Kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive by aircon bus with driver to Rishikesh enroute visiting Hardwar - Mansa devi temple with trolly ride, Har Ki Pauri, moti bazzar and evening ganga aarti. Overnight stay at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Rishikesh
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for local sightseeing of Rishikesh visiting Laxman jhula, Ram jhula and Triveni ghat. Afternoon free, if wish you can go back to Hardwar again for ganga aarti or see ganga aarti in Rishikesh. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Rishikesh - Barkot (230kms / 7 - 8 hrs)
Depart from Rishikesh early morning and take lunch enroute at the pre determined restaurant on the way. Restart your journey and reach Barkot in the evening after visiting Kempty Falls on the way. On arrival check in The Chardham Camp Yamunotri, just 1 km ahead of Barkot town on the Yamunotri Road. Diner and O/N at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.

Day 06: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (Drive 32 kms / trek 14 kms round)
Again after an early breakfast leave for Hanuman Chatti (Drive 32 kms) to start your journey. Take a local jeep to reach Phool Chatti to shorten your trek by 5 kms. On arrival start your day on a tough trek of 7 kms one side. Arrive at Yamunotri and pray at temple and also take a holy Achman to start your most sacred pilgrimage to Char Dhams. Come back to Phool Chatti in the evening to return back to Camp resort for dinner and relaxation with Ayurvedic Massage at the resort. O/N at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.

Day 07: Barkot - Harsil (Drive 152 kms / 6 - 7 hrs )
After a relaxed breakfast leave for Harsil a drive of 152 kms. En route stop at Uttarkashi for Tea/ Coffee & Lunch at The Chardham Camp, Maneri, Uttarkashi. On the way stop at Gangnani for hot water spring dip. Restart to reach Harsil, One of the most beautiful valleys in the world and reach The Char Dham Camp set amidst an apple Orchard in Dharali village 2 kms away from Harsil cantonment in the valley on the highway itself. On arrival check in for dinner. O/N The Chardham Camp, Harsil.

Gangotri Temple

Day 08: Harsil - Gangotri - Uttarkashi
After breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the River sacred The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. Come back to Camp resort in the afternoon for Lunch . Relax in the bright sunshine and some of breathtaking views of the valley beautiful. Leave for Uttarkashi . Arrive at The Chardham Camp, Maneri, Uttarkashi in the evening . Bonfire Dinner and O/N at The Chardham Camp, Maneri, Uttarkashi.

Day 09: Uttarkashi - Guptakashi ( 228kms / drive 8 hrs)
After a very early breakfast leave for the longest journey of the trip on the road. Lunch (Packed) & Tea/ Coffee en route at Srinagar. After lunch restart your journey and today for the first time see the river beautiful MANDAKINI. Travel along this to reach Guptakashi late in the evening. On arrival check in The Char Dham Camp (Guptakashi) located 2 kms out of town towards Gaurikund. Dinner and O/N The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.

Day 10: Guptakashi - Kedarnath (Drive 32 kms trek 14 kms )
After breakfast pick up your packed Lunch and leave for Gaurikund (A 32 kms drive one way) on arrival start your journey on the tough trek ahead. Stop for the lunch en route and restart after that to arrive by late afternoon. On arrival check in Punjab & Sindh Awas. After freshening up perform Pooja and also Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath ji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the back of the temple. Dinner and O/N at Punjab & Sindh Awas.

Day 11: Kedarnath - Guptakashi (Trek 14 kms / drive 32 kms)
After breakfast start you journey back to Gaurikund and on arrival leave for Guptakashi by road to reach the Char Dham Camp by evening. Relax with Ayurvedic Massage. Dinner and O/N at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.

Day 12: Guptakashi - Joshimath (175kms / 6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Joshimath via Chopta, one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest and stop at Pipalkoti for Tea/ Coffee Lunch (Packed). Arrive at The Char Dham Camp Joshimath by late afternoon. Evening fee in Joshimath. Dinner and O/N at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.

Day 13: Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath (Drive 90 kms)

Badrinath Temple
Badrinath Temple

After breakfast leave for Shri Badrinath ji, on arrival take the holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana village the last village before the Tibet border. Come back to The Resort for dinner and O/N at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.

Day 14: Joshimath - Rishikesh (254 kms / 8-9 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Rishikesh and on the way take lunch at Srinagar. Restart and if time permits visit Devprayag (The confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, to become Ganga). Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Rishikesh - Delhi (230 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive back to Delhi and checkin at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16: Delhi Depart
Breakfast at the hotel and intime transfer to airport for return flight.




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