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Char Dham Yatra with Gaumukh

Char Dham Yatra with Gaumukh

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Delhi - Haridwar
Meet our assistant or Chauffer on arrival in Delhi as per your predefined schedule and further proceed to Haridwar. Upon arrival, check into the hotel, and further, you can proceed to Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pouri on your own, if possible, with available time and conditions. The driver who picked you up from Delhi will not be available today for further drop and pick up Or for Yatra. After a hectic drive from Delhi, he might be tired and can go for rest and vehicle maintenance and wash. So here, Har Ki Pouri is the centre point of Haridwar, and there are several local means of transport available for this sight. We kept you free to explore the local Haridwar and the edge of the Ganges. Har Ki Pauri World-famous Ganga Aarti takes place in the Brahmakund area of Har ki Pauri, a sacred spot where it is believed that the nectar (Amrit) fell on earth. The largest fairs of Hindus, Kumbh, and Ardh Kumbh, also occur at Har ki Pauri. Ganga Aarti Haridwar is famous for Har ki Pauri, and it's Ganga Aarti. Ganga aarti means worship of Ganga. Many people visit this place for Ganga aarti every day from 06:00 - 07:00 pm (Daily).
Day 02 : Haridwar - Barkot Via Mussoorie
You can start comfortably after having breakfast and early morning bathing in Ganga. Usually, from Haridwar to Barkot takes 07 hrs comfortably, with a short break at Kempty fall if preferred; otherwise, with a non-stop stretch, we can reach in 06 Hrs. Commonly in peak season, there is a heavy rush in Mussoorie, so sometimes we can divert the route to Barkot via Vikas Nagar. In this case, Kempty fall sight-seeing can be discarded under the last-moment decision. Upon reaching Barkot, we will have dinner and retire for the day & Night Halt. Mussoorie View Located 35 kilometers from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges and is also known by its nickname “The Queen Of Hills”. Kempty Fall Located between Dehradun-Mussoorie roads in the Ram Gaon area of Tehri Garhwal, Kempty Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
Day 03 : Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot
Early Morning leaves for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti & Phool Chatti. On arrival, Janki Chatti starts a Trek of 05 km for Yamunotri. Upon reach at Yamunotri Dham, experience Holi Dip in Garam (Tapt) Kund and then Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yamunotri Ji; after Darshan and Pooja, the afternoon starts trek back to Janki Chatti; on arrival at Janki Chatti meets with driver and drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at hotel. Hanuman Chatti The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River. Yamunotri Temple Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present Century and rebuilt again. Surya Kund There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flow into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund. Divya Shila A rock pillar was worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple. A rock pillar was worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Day 04 : Barkot – Uttarkashi – Gangotri
Early morning Drive to Gangotri with packed breakfast. The next day early morning, we need to start tracking for Bhojwasa so that we will stay in Gangotri on day 04. Enroute, Visit Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi, and proceed to Gangotri. Having darshan and evening pooja at Gangotri before you check in to your hotel. Check-in Hotel. Night Halt. Gangotri Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly, to another legend, Pandavas performed the great Deva Yagna here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. 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.
Day 05 : Gangotri – Bhojvasa
Early morning proceeds to Gangotri, en route at. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan; later start trekking to Bhojvasa via Chirvasa. On arrival, Check in at the Tent or Guest House. Overnight stay in Bhojvasa. Gangotri There is a Tourist Bungalow at Bhojvasa, 14 km. from Gangotri, where lodging and other facilities are available. From Gangotri, we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on the tree line. From here, we can get a clear view of the Bhagirathi Peak.
Day 06 : Bhojvasa – Gaumukh – Bhojvasa
Morning start trek to Gaumukh. On arrival Gaumukh explore Gaumukh. Then trek down to Bhojvasa. Overnight stay in Bhojvasa Gaumukh Gaumukh is where the waters of Ganga trickle down from the glaciers. The sages called it ‘Gaumukh because, in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow’s mouth; though today, it no longer appears so. The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is held in high esteem by the devotees who do not miss the opportunity to have the holy dip in the bone-chilling icy water.
Day 07 : Bhojvasa – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
Morning trek down to Gangotri. Upon arrival, Gangotri meet the driver and drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival, Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Leave Bhojbasa & proceed to Gangotri early in the morning. Offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Uttarkashi, en route visit Gangnani. Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Uttarkashi via beautiful Harsil Valley. While returning Darshan of Gupteshwar Mahadev temple in Dharali, Interact with Tibetan Culture and people in Harsil. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi. Harsil Harsil is famous for its natural beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. Gangnani Further up on the way to Gangotri is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have a refreshing bath in the Kund called Rishi Kund. There is a temple near the Kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.
Day 08 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi – Sitapur
Leave early in the morning with a packed breakfast for an almost day-long drive to Sitapur via Guptkashi. On your drive, you would pass through Ganga, giving way to Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project). Overnight stay in the Hotel at Sitapur/Guptkashi. This stretch is the longest road travel in between the places of the entire Chardham Yatra destinations. Sometimes it takes more than 10hrs if some traffic congestion is there. Upon reaching Sitapur/Rampur/Guptkashi, we will take a rest. Night stay in hotel. Tehri Dam The dam reservoir, also known as Tehri Lake, is usually flocked with tourists interested in boating and is slowly becoming a prominent hub for adventure tourism in Uttarakhand.
Day 09 : Sitapur – Phata/sirsi – Kedarnath – Phata - Sitapur
Here is the day when you are preparing for the Chardham Yatra's most wanted and toughest part, “The Darshan of Shre Kedarnath Ji”. Here many pilgrims have their own choices and preferences as per their physical ability and comfort. We have designed the program for both of the pilgrims, whoever proffered to trek or completed the journey by helicopter. Sonprayag Sonprayag is a tiny hamlet sitting at an altitude of 1,829 meters above sea level in the district Rudraprayag of the state Uttarakhand. It is located en route Kedarnath Dham and is considered a place of high religious importance Gauri Kund Gauri Kund Lake is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site situated at a distance of 28 km from Guptkashi and 5 km from Sonprayag. Guptkashi Guptkashi is one of the prominent spiritual sites in Uttarakhand. It lies en route to Kedarnath, nestled in the lush green Mandakini river valley that has has an abundance of magnolia flowers (locally known as champak) Kedarnath Ji One of the most revered temple destinations of India, Kedarnath town is nestled in the mighty Garhwal Himalayas.
Day 10 : Return Back To Sitapur
On this day, we will stay in Sitapur to keep a buffer time in hand to handle any last moment delay because of bad weather or any technical or medical reason. This is the best way to arrange an itinerary or program for both trekkers and flyers to Shri Kedarnath Ji. In a lack of geographical knowledge and climate conditions of this divine land, some passengers or some travel agents or tour operators use to keep neck to neck to program for 02 nights in the Kedarnath Ji region. This always creates problems, and they used to disturb their other program. You should cover the sight-sing or Darshan of Shri Triyugi Narayan Temple (Optional and Chargeable Extra) for maximum use of this day if we stay in Sitapur Triyugi Narayan Triyuginarayan is a well-known Hindu pilgrimage located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This picturesque village is perched at an elevation of 1,980 and offers panoramic views of snow-covered mountains of the beauteous Garhwal region.
Day 11 : Sitapur – Chopta - Pandukeshwar - Badrinath
On this day, we will stay in Sitapur to keep a buffer time in hand to handle any last moment delay because of bad weather or any technical or medical reason. This is the best way to arrange an itinerary or program for both trekkers and flyers to Shri Kedarnath Ji. In a lack of geographical knowledge and climate conditions of this divine land, some passengers or some travel agents or tour operators use to keep neck to neck to program for 02 nights in the Kedarnath Ji region. This always creates problems, and they used to disturb their other program. You should cover the sight-sing or Darshan of Shri Triyugi Narayan Temple (Optional and Chargeable Extra) for maximum use of this day if we stay in Sitapur Ukhimath Ukhimath is the home of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar during winters. Worship is performed at the Omkareshwar Temple here during winters, when the temple of Kedarnath remains closed. Pipalkoti Pipalkoti is a tiny and beautiful village in Garhwal in the district of Pauri(Uttarakhand). Pipal Koti is famous for there calmness and beauty. Most people visit here because of its beauty. Joshimath The town of Joshimath is also nicknamed as Jyotirmath and is the winter seat of Lord Badri, whose idol is brought down from Badrinath temple to Vasudeva temple at Joshimath Govindghat Govindghat is a pristine hamlet adorned by pilgrims and adventurers alike, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. It is located on the way to Badrinath at the confluence of Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers.
Day 12 : Badrinath – Govind Ghat
Early Morning takes a holy dip in Tapt Kund, Have Darshan of Badri Vishal again if time allows; otherwise, Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important places in India for Sarp KAL Dosh Nivaran), a Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave, Ganesha Cave, Keshav Prayag, Darshan of Saraswati Udgam (origin), Charan Paduka Darshan, Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag, Nandaprayag, and Karnaprayag while returning back to Govind Ghat. Badrinath Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkanth Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once, the spot was carpeted with 'Badri’s' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it that when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity, the earth was enabled to withstand the force of its descent. Therefore, the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath. Narad Kund A recess in the river near Tapt Kund formed a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. Brahma Kapal It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for the shradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that by offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven, and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Sheshnetra It is a large block of stone between two small seasonal lakes carrying an eye of "Sheshnag" The eye formation is quite natural, 1.5 km. Away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye; it is believed that the sesh nag waits at this place patiently to accompany the lord on his reincarnation. Mana Village Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. The women of the village offer Choli to the deity on the closing day of the temple each year. BhimPul On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge lies over the roaring Saraswati River. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers. Vyas Gufa Near Mana Village, this is a rock cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries. Govind Ghat The place is 01st base station for both destinations, Hem Kund Sahib & Valley of Flowers, from where pilgrims start their onward journey to Ghangharia, the other and central base station for Valley & Gurudwara Hem Kund Sahib.
Day 13 : Govind Ghat – Ghangaria
Arrive at Govindghat by yourself. Govindghat is the starting point for the trek. Meet and be greeted by our trek guide and representative. After a short drive of 3 km to Pulna trek of 11 km starts. Reach Ghangharia - the base from where day walks can be made into the valley of flowers. On arrival, check in hotel. Overnight stay in Ghangaria.
Day 14 : Ghangaria – Valley Of Flowers – Ghangaria
Early morning After breakfast, a 4 km trek to Valley of Flowers (3858 meters) from Ghangaria. The valley is enchanting with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Brahma Kamal and Fane Kamal, with a range of small multicolored flowers that delight a traveler. The enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like Geranium, Marsh marigold, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Morina, Primula, Potentilla, Geum, Asters, Lilium, Ranunculus, Corydalis, Saxifrages, Sibbaldia, Thermo- psis, Trollius, Inula, Braham kamal, Campanula, Impatiens, and numerous others are the real treat to the eyes. After enjoying the beauty of the valley, we come back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay in Ghangaria. Valley Of Flowers Valley of Flowers is a bouquet of nature peacefully snuggled in the West Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.
Day 15 : Ghangaria – Hemkund – Ghangaria
Early morning After breakfast, a 6 km trek to Hem Kund Sahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. We visit Lake & Gurudwara. This place, surrounded by seven peaks, is famously known as Hem Kund sahib and is open to a devotee from 1st week of June month every year. In the evening, we shall trek back to Ghangharia. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel. Hem Kund Sahib Hundreds visit Gurudwara Hem Kund Sahib, maybe thousands of pilgrims every year. It is considered one of the most sacred yatras by Sikh pilgrims. Many Sikh followers want to visit the place once in a lifetime. Located at an elevation of 13,500 km above sea level, Gurudwara Hem Kund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara in the world. Sikh pilgrims from all over the world desire to visit this place once in a lifetime. Gurudwara Hem Kund Sahib Yatra by Helicopter is available from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria, also known as Govind Dham. It takes around eight minutes to cover this distance of fourteen kilometers. The sitting capacity of a helicopter is that of five passengers. Helicopter services start at 6 am and continue till 4 pm.
Day 16 : Ghangaria – Govindghat – Auli- Joshimath – Rudraprayag
Morning trek down to Govindghat; upon arrival, Govindghat driver back to Rudraprayag. En route, we will visit Auli in Joshimath. This will be a break for 03-04 hrs to enjoy excursions to Auli. Again, in the afternoon, we will start Rudraprayag. En-route visit Nandaprayag (Confluence of Mandakini and Alaknanda River). Karnaprayag (Confluence of Pinder River and Alaknanda River). On arrival, Rudraprayag checks in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Rudraprayag The famed town of Rudraprayag is named after the Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva. This heavenly town is encircled by the emerald lakes, glaciers, foaming rivers and silver streams. Auli The small yet picture-perfect town of Auli is India's premier ski resort destination. Originally developed as a paramilitary base, Auli's skiing slopes are popular among tourists and professionals alike. Karnaprayag Karnaprayag is one of the Panch Prayag or the 'five confluences' of river Alaknanda. This holy town is at an average elevation of 1,451 meters above sea level.
Day 17 : Rudraprayag – Devprayag -rishikesh- Haridwar
Early morning after breakfast, we will make a short visit to Maha Rudra Temple at Sangam confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini. Here we can have Darshan of Maa Chamunda Devi Shakti Peeth. After that, we will proceed to Rishikesh, and on the way, we will view of 05th and last Prayag -Dev Prayag on this route. Arrive in Rishikesh, and you will visit Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula on your own, as this is not motorable. The vehicle will wait for you in the parking. The best way to visit this part of Rishikesh is to enter Laxman Jhula and exit from Ram Jhula. You can also see many Ghats and temples and beautiful Ashrams. Rishikesh is the next home of Sadhus & Saints. It is also called the Capital land of Yoga. You need to keep watch on time if you have missed your Ganga Aarti on day 01 upon arrival to Haridwar. So, it is in your hand how fast you finish your sightseeing and reach Har-Ki-Pouri, Haridwar, for Ganga Aarti. It generally starts at 06:00 PM in summer and 5:15 PM in winter. Those who have enjoyed day 01 can have the opportunity to enjoy some more time in Rishikesh. The late evening before dinner, reach Haridwar. This is your last day and evening, so you must arrange your bags and pack. Evening you can enjoy shopping in Haridwar and Rishikesh. Dhari Devi On the banks of Alaknanda River, the holy temple of Goddess Dhari Devi is located between Srinagar and Rudraprayag on Badrinath Road. Dhari Devi Temple deity is Maa Dhari Devi. Dev Prayag Devprayag is the last Prayag or the holy confluence of the Alaknanda River; from here that the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River is known as Ganga. Rishikesh Rishikesh is commonly referred to as the ‘yoga capital of the world’ and rightly so. The destination is abuzz with visitors, who come here to learn yoga and meditation. Haridwar The Haridwar city has a religious significance as the holy river Ganga enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time in Haridwar. Thereby making its former name 'Gangadwara' perfect in every sense
Day 18 : Departure To Delhi Airport Or Railway Station
After breakfast, depart to Delhi and proceed to your home destination as per your schedule. In this program, there is no sightseeing included for Delhi. We can speak on this and add this as this is an optional activity for Chardham Yatra. It may occur some nominal cost extra. Time to wish you all the best for your glorious and spiritual life. May God Bless You all spiritually advancement with great peace and super health Program ends here who is opting the program from Delhi 18 Days

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