Char Dham starting from Delhi (11N/ 12D)
** Sketch Programme
Day 01: Arrive Delhi – Haridwar (210 Kms./6 hrs)
Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed by drive to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar check-in at hotel. Evening Visit Mansa Devi temple & Aarti at Har Ki Peri. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Haridwar - Barkot (210kms/7-8hr) HT : 1352 MTS. -:After breakfast proceed to Barkot via Mussoorie. En route visit Kempty fall. Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. No activities : Reach Barkot and have proper rest. Acclimatize your mind and body to start a trek next day to Yamunotri from JanakiChatti. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel
Day 03: Barkot – Jankichatti – Yamunotri – Jankichatti – Barkot (38kms/2hrs drive & 5kms/3hrs on foot) | HT : 3293 MTS.
After breakfast proceed to Yamunotri (38kms drive/ 2hrs and 05 kms trek/ 3hrs one way), here 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". Later return to Barkot for overnight stay. Rituals & Activities : Snan in Tapt Kund Yamnotri , Yamuna Pujan in Divya Shila , Yamnotri Temple Darshan , Hanuman Temple. Optional : Participate in Pre Booked Aarti in Yamnotri Temple where you will get advantage of performing Aarti in your Name / Gotra.
Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr) HT :1158 MTS.
After late breakfast drive to Uttarkashi enroute visit Shiv Gufha on arrival check in at the hotel.evening visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Shakti Temple. – enjoy the aarti.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Uttarkashi / Gangnani - Gangotri – Harsil – Gangnani / Uttarkashi (120Kms / 05 hrs) round trip
With packed breakfast & post Tea/ Coffee leave for Gangotri early in the morning. offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Gangnani, en route visit Gangnani. Overnight stay at Uttarakashi. Ritual and Activities : Perform Snan at Gangotri Ghat (VIP Ghat), Ganga Pujan & Aarti at Gangotri Ghat , Darshan of Bhagirath Shila ,Darshan of Gauri Ganesha Temple, Finally Gangotri Temple Darshan after that you must have Darshan of Surya Kund. While returning Darshan of Gupteshwar Mahadev temple in Dharali , Interact with Tibetan Culture and people in Harsil .Later drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Uttarkashi - Sitapur (250 Kms/ 8-9 hrs):
Leave very early in the morning with packed breakfast for almost day long drive to Rudraprayag. On your drive you would pass through Ganga giving way to Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project). Overnight stay at the hotel at Sitapur .
Day 07: Sitapur -Sonprayag - Kedarnath - eve back to – Sitapur or Stay in Kedarnath (10 Kms/ 1/2 hrs & 19 Kms/ 6-7 hrs each way)
The road form Rudraprayag to Guptkashi / Phata is good for small / light vehicles but onward road to Gaurikund is in bad condition , the 14 km old trek route along the river Mandakini from Gaurikund toRambara and then to Sri Kedarnath is washed away at many places and a new trek is under construction , this new route is aprox. 19 km long climbing up to 13000 ft. and then coming down to Sri Kedarnath at 11760 ft. , it is not possible to travel this distance in one day, one night stop will be required in both the directions and this year Govt. will allow the pilgrims to have a night stay at Sri Kedarnath , where the yatris will spend the night in the tents / huts / eco huts prepared by Govt or Private Operators .Yatra for Sri Kedarnath by Helicopters with same day return is still most preferable & recomended. Morning drive to Sonparyag, Trek start from Sonparyag to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.
Day 08: Kedarnath / Sitapur – Rudraprayag – Halt & Rest
We emphasise and advise our guests to stay in Rudraprayag this day if you have stayed last night in Kedarnath due to day long tiring trek you need to have rest to secure your time and health. (Today whole day for rest) and leisure time for local S/S. The road from Guptkashi to Chopta and then to Pipalkoti is good for small vehicles , the road from Rudraprayag to Pipalkoti and then to Joshimath is better . Rituals & Activities : , Ganga Aarti in Rudraprayag & Sangam Darshan ( Merge of Alaknanda & Mandakini.
Day 09: Rudraprayag- Badrinath (220 kms / 07-08 hrs):
Morning after breakfast proceed to Badrinath via Joshimath, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Math) Badrinath. Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Overnight stay at Badrinath. Rituals & Activities : Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund , Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran ) , Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave , Ganesha Cave , Keshav Prayag , Darshan of Sarasawati Udgam (origin) ), Charan Paduka Darshan , ,Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag ,Nandprayag , Karnprayag while returning back to Rudraprayag.
Day 10: Badrinath – Joshimath - Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr) HT : 895 MTS.
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 11: Rudraprayag – Dev Parayag- Rishikesh-Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr) :
Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar & Overnight Stay in Haridwar. Tour End.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 “Hrishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Day 12: Haridwa-Delhi (210kms/6hr) :
After leisure breakfast in morning drive back to Delhi. We will drop you railway station or airport as per your prefixed schedule.