CHAR DHAM YATRA 2019 – Ex Delhi

This is Per Person Cost.

Supplement Cost Per Person for Helicopter ticket- Kedarnath Darshan for both way @ INR 9000 + GST.

ITINERARY: HARIDWAR-BARKOT-YAMUNOTRI-UTTARKASHI-GANGOTRI-GUPTKASHI-KEDARNATH-BADRINATH-RUDRAPRAYAG-HARIDWAR
Travel period: 10th May 2019 to 30th June 2019

Day 1

Day 01: Delhi/ Haridwar (Rishikesh) (200 kms/ 5 hrs.)

0900 Hrs: You will be met at a pick up point (New Delhi Railway Station) by our representative and be driven to Haridwar.

1400 Hrs: Approx. On arrival check in at the hotel.

1600 Hrs: Evening visit to Mansa Devi Temple and enjoy Aarti at Har ki Pauri.

2000 Hrs. Dinner Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2

Day 02:  Haridwar (Rishikesh) / Barkot (205 kms/ 8 hrs.)

0700 hrs: buffet breakfast will be served at the hotel. 0730 hrs: proceed to Rishikesh sightseeing (while the driver collects its permit and hill clearance certificate).

Attractions in Rishikesh: – Ram Jhula Laxman Jhula: one of the land marks of Rishikesh, it is believed that Laxman crossed the Ganges on jute ropes between the place the bridge is built.

Swarag Ashram: situated on the foot of the Himalayas on the left banks of the Ganges between Laxman Jhula & Rishikesh, filled with concentration of ashrams and temples. The place has been known for ages and popular with Yogi and Rishis meditating.

1100 hrs: Further drive to Barkot via Mussoorie. En route visit Kempty fall if time permits. On arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure.  No activities: Acclimatize your mind & body to start a trek next day to Yamunotri

2000 Hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel at Hotel.

Day 3

Day 03: Barkot –excursion to Yamunotri Temple. (35 kms. Drive + 6 kms. Trek – one way)

0600 hrs. : Collect your pack breakfast from the hotel and drive to Janki Chatti, from here start your trek to Yamunotri (6kms). You may go with other options like pony, Palki and Doli.  Attractions:  Yamuna Maa Temple – the main deity.     : Cooked rice: the pilgrims cook rice in the hot water Kund at take it back home as      prasad.      : Surya Kund – the major hot spring which flows from the vicinity of the temple.     : Divya Shila – it’s a rock pillar worshiped before entering the temple. After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Janki Chatti.

1530 hrs. Drive down to Barkot 1900 hrs. Dinner Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4

Day 04: Barkot / Harsil (180 kms/ 7 hrs.)

After breakfast drive 165 kms to reach Harsil, & evening free for Relax. Dinner & overnight stay at Harshil.

Harsil – Unexplored Valley Harsil is an unspoiled and hidden jewel of Uttarakhand state offering ample scope for people seeking peace and serenity in the lap of Himalayas. It is situated on the bank of Bhagirathi River (Ganga River) at an elevation of 2620 mts above sea level enthusiasts and nature lovers. Dense deodar forest, gushing water of Bhagirathi, chirping of birds, salubrious environment and serene environs are the highlights of this little secluded destination.

Attractions: – Harsil –on the way to Gangotri Harsil itself is an attraction a destination that has become popular among the traveller in a very short period of time. Apple orchards –known for its delicious apples orchards Harsil apples are popular globally today.

2000 Hrs: Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5

Day 05: Dharali (Harsil) – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (125 Km / 06-07 Hrs.)

0800 hrs: after breakfast at hotel and drive to Gangotri.  Nestled in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, Gangotri is set at an altitude of 3048 mts. Upon arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin Visit the Gangotri Temple. The 18th century’s temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is located near a sacred stone where King Bhagirathi worshipped Lord Shiva. Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite.

Attractions:  Gangotri Temple –was constructed by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century. Submerged Shivling – according to mythology lord Shiva sat on this rock when he received GANGA in the matted lock. The rock is only visible during the winters when water level goes down.

1200 hrs: drive down to Uttarkashi, on arrival check in at the Hotel.

Uttarkashi & Vishwanath Temple

Situated on the banks of River Bhagirathi is Uttarkashi, an important pilgrim center which is often equated with Kashi (Varanasi). It is situated at an elevation of 1150 meters.

1700 hrs: proceed for sightseeing of Uttarkashi

Attractions: Kashi Vishwanath Temple   : Aarti at Kashi Vishwanath Temple   : Shakti Temple

2000 hrs: enjoy dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6

Day 06: Uttarkashi/ Guptkashi (Sitapur) (245 kms: 08 hrs)

0700 hrs. After breakfast drive to Guptkashi/ Sitapur.  1700 hrs. On arrival check in at the hotel.

2000 hrs. Dinner – Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7

Day 07: Guptkashi (Sitapur) – Sonprayag– Kedarnath (18 Kms drives + 20 Km trek / 07-08 Hrs)

0600 hrs after early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sonprayag. From where, you will start your 20 km trek to Kedarnath. You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). Mandakini, one of the main tributaries of the Ganges originates at Kedarnath and flows through Gaurikund. Trudging with you are pilgrims chanting “Jai Bholenath.” Sometimes the mist would envelop the mountains and slowly lift away, revealing a shiny blinding-white peak that threatens to rupture the skies. On arrival check in at Govt. Camps/Lodges.

Dinner and Overnight at Govt. Camps/Lodges.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini River in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India.

Day 8

Day 08: Kedarnath– Sonprayag – Guptkashi (Sitapur) (20 Km trek down/18 Kms Drives hotel drive)

Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the ‘Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. Everyone can go inside Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity etc. After darshan and puja you come out of the temple and return to the Camps / Lodges. Later you’ll start the return trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for you in Sonprayag Car Parking and you’ll drive to your hotel (Sitapur)/Guptkashi.

Dinner and Overnight at Rampur /Sitapur/Guptkashi.

Day 9

Day 09: Guptkashi (Sitapur)/ Chopta/ Badrinath (230 kms. / 8 hrs)

0800 hrs: after breakfast drive for Badrinath today via Ukimath, Chopta and Joshimath.

1600 hrs: approx. On arrival in Badrinath check in at your hotel. Later proceed for darshan and Aarti of Badrivishal.

2000 hrs Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 10

Day 10: Badrinath/ Rudraprayag/ Sri Nagar (195 kms/ 7 hrs.)

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).

Badrinath: situated at an elevation of 3133 mts. above sea level, Badrinath is one of the most celebrated pilgrim destination of the country.

Attractions – Mana Village – it’s the last Indian village before Tibet, inhabited by the indo- mangolian tribe Vyas Gufa – a rocky cave in Mana Village, it’s a belief that rishi Vyas scripted the famous epic of times

“Mahabharata” Charan Paduka –a beautiful meadow where you can see the footprints of Lord Vishnu on a boulder Tapt Kund – it’s a natural hot water spring where the devotees take bath before entering the temple for pooja, darshan.  Narad Kund – very next to the Tapt Kund, its believed that the idol of Badrinath G was recovered from this pool. Bhimpul – Vishuprayag – the first prayag, confluence of Dhauliganga and Alakananda River.

1300 hrs: Drive down to Sri Nagar enroute visiting Rudraprayag 1800 hrs: on arrival check in at your Hotel.

2000 hrs: Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 11

Day 11: Sri Nagar/ Devprayag/ Rishikesh (Haridwar) (165 kms/ 6 hrs)

0800 hrs. : After breakfast drive to Rishikesh en route visiting Devprayag: one of the panch prayags where rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet and takes the name Ganga. Visit Raghunath G Temple: It is believed that Lord Ram and his father King Dushratha did penance here. The temple here is believed that was built more than ten thousand years ago revealing the history of existence of Lord Krishna & Lord Rama.

Rishikesh Rishikesh, the ‘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 “Rishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Parmarth Niketan: one of the most popular ashrams where kids get VEDAS education. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 12

Day 12: Rishikesh/ Delhi (200 kms/ 6 hrs.) 0900 hrs:

After breakfast drive to Delhi – proceed for onward journey.

HOTELS USED IN THE PACKAGE:

Destination Fixed Departure Hotels
Rishikesh Hotel Tri Hari/Hotel Rishikesh Sadan/Similar
Barkot Rigveda Resort/Hotel Ashiyana/Similar
Harsil Hotel Aanchal/Hotel Kalap Kedar/Similar
Uttarkashi Hotel 5 Elements/Hotel Shree Niwas/Similar
Guptkashi / Sitapur Hotel Nanda Resort /Hotel Shivalik Valley Resort/Similar
Kedarnath ( Only Accommodation ) GMVN Camp/Kabra Bhawan/Similar
Badrinath Badri Ville Resort/Dwarikesh/Similar
Srinagar Hotel Chahat (AC Dlx Room)/Hotel Urvashi/Similar
Haridwar Hotel Regenta Orko’s /Hotel Mango/Similar

NOTE-

  • Rates are not valid for Festive peak season.
  • Rates are based on Hotels Subject to Availability at the time of making Reservation. In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
  • Rates are subject to change if there is any Fair & Festival, Major conference, events in travel destination.
  • Early check in / late checks out is subject to availability of rooms. In Chardham sector maximum hotels are preferring 12:00 Noon Check in & check out timing.
  • Vehicle confirmed will be as per Itinerary and not at disposal. AC will work only in the plains and will be switched off during hill drives. Especially for the Chardham sector Ac can work only in Haridwar & Dehradun’s plain / surface area.
  • All sightseeing mentioned are subject to weather conditions, political conditions & traffic conditions in the destination.
  • Any cancellation or delay in hotel check in due to third party services (like helicopter / pony / Palaki), the retention will be charged. The next allocation for the hotels on same destination is subject to the availabilities.
  • Any sightseeing missed due to natural calamities / weather conditions / for any unforeseen reasons is non-refundable or non-adjustable.
  • We reserve the right to alter, amend, change or modify the tour package and itineraries before or during the tour. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you promptly of such changes / events sufficiently in advance during booking or prior to departure of the tour.
  • All entrances fees will be on direct payment basis as per Itinerary
  • It is not advisable to travel in night, if necessary supplement charge applicable

PAYMENT POLICY

  • Deposit of 25% of the package cost at the time of booking.
  • Need 50% payment of the package cost, 30 days prior to departure date
  • Need 100% payment of the package cost, 15 days prior to departure date.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 25% of full tour cost – 30 days prior to arrival.
  • 50% of full tour cost – between 20 & 29 days prior to tour.
  • 75% of full tour cost – between 19 & 10 days prior to tour.
  • 100% – within 9 days prior to tour.