Char Dham Tour Itinerary in Short
Day 01: Delhi – Rishikesh (By Drive)
Day 02: Rishikesh – Barkot (165 Km/06hr)
Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri (By Drive : 38 Kms & Trek 07 Kms). Yamunotri – Barkot (Trek : 07 Kms & By Drive : 38 Kms)
Day 04 : Barkot – Uttarkashi (By Drive : 164 Kms / 05-06 Hr)
Day 05 : Uttarkashi – Gangotri (By Drive : 100 Kms/04 Hr). Gangotri – Uttarkashi (By Drive : 100 Kms/04 Hr)
Day 06 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (By Drive : 258 Kms / 09 Hr)
Day 07 : Guptkashi – Soneprayag (Drive : 1 Hr). Soneprayag – Kedarnath (By Trek : 19 Kms)
Day 08 : Kedarnath – Soneprayag (By Trek : 19 Kms). Soneprayag – Guptkashi (Drive : 1 Hrs)
Day 09 : Guptkashi – Badrinath (By Drive : 190 Km / 08 Hr)
Day 10 : Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160 Km / 06 Hrs)
Day 11 : Rudraprayag – Haridwar (By Drive : 165 Km/ 05 Hrs)
Day 12 : Haridwar – Delhi (By Drive : 220km/5 Hrs Drive)
Char Dham Tour Pricing
|Total Persons||Budget Package||Economy Package||Deluxe Package|
Note : Govt Service Tax @3.50% (Wef June 2016)
Transportation Used for Char Dham Tour Package :
01-04 Persons : Tata Indigo
04-06 Persons : Toyota Innova
07-12 Persons : Tempo Traveller
Hotels Used for Char Dham Tour from eUttaranchal and 360 Holidays
|City||Nights||Budget Package||Economy Package||Deluxe Package|
|Shivanta Residency||The Great Ganga||Vasundhara/Divine Resort|
|Raturi/Atithi Niwas||Kalindi/Atithi Niwas||Yamunotri Cottages/Camp Nirvana|
|Sahaj Villa||5 Elements||Shiv Pariwar/Great Ganga|
|Govt Accommodation||Govt Accommodation||Govt Accommodation|
|Patliputra||Dwarikesh||Sarovar Portico/Snow Crest|
|Pushpdeep Grand||Shangrila Resort||Monal Resort|
|The Urmi||Khanna Palace||Country Inn and Suites|
Note: Hotels envisaged are subject to availability; in case of non-availability the alernate hotels will be provided.
Inclusions of Char Dham Yatra
– Accommodation on twin/triple sharing room only basis.
– Transportation as per the options mentioned above
– Toll tax, parking charges and driver allowance
– All applicable luxury and service taxes.
Your Yatra Package Doest not Include the following:
– Mandatory Government Service Tax of 3.50%
– Any air fare, train fare, escort, meals, entrances, porterages, ponies, dolis etc
– Any claim due to natural calamity, medical emergencies or evacuation.
– Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes’
Char Dham Tour Cancellation Policy:
Prior to 01 Month: No Charge
Between 30 Days to 20 Days 30% of the total booking amount will be charged
Between 20-15 Days: 50% of the total booking amount will be charged
Between 15 -10 Days: 75% of the total booking amount will be charged
Below 10 Days: 100% of the total booking amount will be charged
Complete 12 Days and 11 nights Char Dham Tour Package Itinerary
DAY 01: DELHI – RISHIKESH (BY DRIVE)
Morning start your journey to Rishikesh. Overnight stay is at Rishikesh.
RISHIKESH : The base for Char Dham pilgrimage and gateway to Garhwal Himalayas. Surrounded by Shivalik hills of the Himalayas on three sides, Rishikesh is known as the world capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for those who want to delve deeper into meditation, Yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. Compared to Haridwar, Rishikesh is more tranquil and offers some of the best meditation spot. A number of Ashrams (hermitages) offer Yoga and meditation courses for those in quest of spiritual fulfillment. Some come to Rishikesh to learn the ways of the mystics while others come here to discover their inner selves. Rishikesh has recently developed to be an important centre for treatment using the ancient methods of treatment nature and Ayurveda for difficult to treat ailments and stress induced problems. The international Yoga week held here every year (2nd – 7th Feb) on the banks of river Ganga attracts participation from all across the globe.
DAY 02 : RISHIKESH – BARKOT (165 KM/06HR)
Today morning after breakfast start your journey to Barkot. En route visit Mussoorie, the queen of hills also the Kempty waterfall. Have your lunch and drive further to Barkot. Upon arrival at Barkot check in at hotel, overnight stay is at hotel.
BARKOT : A small town situated at an elevation of 1,280 m on Mussoorie –Yamunotri road. It is located at a distance of 128 km from Dehradun and just 49 km en route Yamunotri. This place provides view of some magnificent mountain ranges. The mesmerizing view of the peaks of Bandar Poonch which remains snow-capped throughout the year is sure to remain embedded in your mind forever. On the way to Barkot you can see snow clad mountains, green valleys and apple orchards. It is indeed the perfect place for a great vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life. That is why it is called a heaven for nature lovers and adventurers. The best part is that, it has pleasant climate round the year and is well connected from all major regions via surface.
DAY 03 : BARKOT – YAMUNOTRI (BY DRIVE : 38 KMS & TREK 07 KMS)
YAMUNOTRI – BARKOT (TREK : 07 KMS & BY DRIVE : 38 KMS)
Morning after breakfast, start your journey to Janki Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (06 kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli on own expenses. Arrive Yamunotri, one can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Hanumanchatti.
Later drive back to Barkot. Upon arrival, Check-in at hotel, dinner and overnight stay is at hotel.
DAY 04 : BARKOT – UTTARKASHI (BY DRIVE : 164 KMS / 05-06 HR)
Today, after breakfast, start drive to Uttarkashi. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight stay is at Uttarkashi hotel.
UTTARKASHI : Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.
DAY 05 : UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI (BY DRIVE : 100 KMS/04 HR)
GANGOTRI – UTTARKASHI (BY DRIVE : 100 KMS/04 HR)
We proceed to Gangotri, en route we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan, return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay is at hotel in Uttarkashi hotel.
GANGOTRI TEMPLE : It is the highest and the most important temple of Goddess Ganga. Gangotri is a small town centered on the Gangotri Temple of Goddess Ganga. The present temple of Gangotri was built by Amar Singh Thapa, Gorkha General in the early 18th century. The origin of Bhagirathi River, Gaumukh glacier is 18kms from Gangotri and one must cover the distance on foot. Gangotri offers scenic vistas of rugged terrains, gushing water of Bhagirathi River and snow clad peaks. The place holds great importance amongst Hindus.
DAY 06 : UTTARKASHI – GUPTKASHI (BY DRIVE : 258 KMS / 09 HR)
Today morning drive to Guptkashi. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel/camp. Overnight stay is at Guptkashi.
GUPTKASHI : Guptkashi has a great importance quite like that of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi. It is believed that after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandavas wanted to meet Lord Shiva and seek his blessing. But Lord Shiva evaded from Guptkasi to Kedarnath as he did not want to meet the Pandavas, the reason being that although they had fought for the right cause, they were also responsible for destroying their own dynasty.
DAY 07 : GUPTKASHI – SONEPRAYAG (DRIVE : 1 HR)
SONEPRAYAG – KEDARNATH (BY TREK : 19 KMS)
Morning after early breakfast, drive to Soneprayag. Further take trek of 19 Km to Kedarnath. Overnight stay is at Kedarnath.
DAY 08 : KEDARNATH – SONEPRAYAG (BY TREK : 19 KMS)
SONEPRAYAG – GUPTKASHI (DRIVE : 1 HRS)
Morning visit Kedarnath temple. Later trek to Soneprayag and further drive to Guptkashi. Overnight at Guptkashi
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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 Panch Kedar.
DAY 09 : GUPTKASHI – BADRINATH (BY DRIVE : 190 KM / 08 HR)
After Breakfast drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
BADRINATH : One of the ‘Four Dhams’ and 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”.
DAY 10 : BADRINATH – RUDRAPRAYAG (160 KM / 06 HRS)
Morning after darshan, take breakfast and start your drive to Rudraprayag. Overnight stay is at Rudraprayag.
RUDRAPRAYAG : Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. The meeting of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty of its own and it seems as if two sisters were embracing each other. It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, Narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless Narad.The Shiva and Jagdamba temples are of great religious importance.
DAY 11 : RUDRAPRAYAG – HARIDWAR (BY DRIVE : 165 KM/ 05 HRS)
On arrival at Haridwar, check in the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening visit Har-Ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti.
HARIDWAR : Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.
DAY 12: HARIDWAR – DELHI (BY DRIVE: 220KM/5 HRS DRIVE)
Breakfast is at hotel and drive to Delhi. On arrival, drop off at the place of convenience.
*** Char Dham Tour Ends ***