Overview

A Char Dham trip in India typically refers to a pilgrimage to four sacred Hindu sites located in the Indian Himalayas. The four sites, collectively known as Char Dham, are:

Yamunotri: Located in the western Garhwal Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River. The main attraction here is the Yamunotri Temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna.

Gangotri: Situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Gangotri is the origin of the Ganges River. The Gangotri Temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganga, is the focal point of the pilgrimage.

Kedarnath: Nestled in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is renowned for the Kedarnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located amidst stunning Himalayan peaks.

Badrinath: Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Badrinath is home to the Badrinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites and is situated along the banks of the Alaknanda River.

These sites are traditionally visited in the sequence mentioned above, starting from Yamunotri and proceeding to Gangotri, Kedarnath, and finally, Badrinath. The Char Dham yatra is considered highly auspicious by Hindus, and thousands of devotees undertake this pilgrimage each year, seeking spiritual blessings and purification.

The journey involves significant travel through mountainous terrain, and pilgrims often encounter challenging weather conditions. However, the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and the spiritual significance of the sites make the Char Dham yatra a deeply rewarding experience for many. Pilgrims typically spend several days to a couple of weeks completing the entire circuit, depending on their travel arrangements and preferences.

 

Brief Itinerary :

  • Day 1: Haridwar- Barkot

  • Day 2: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot

  • Day 3: Barkot- Uttarkashi

  • Day 4: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi

  • Day 5: Uttarkashi - Guptkashi/Sitapur

  • Day 6: Guptakashi/Sitapur - Kedarnath

  • Day 7: Kedarnath - Guptkashi/Sitapur

  • Day 8: Guptkashi/Sitapur - Badrinath

  • Day 9: Badrinath - Rudraprayag

  • Day 10: Rudraprayag - Haridwar

 

Group Batches 2024: 

  • May: 9, 16, 23

  • June: 6, 13, 20

  • September: 5, 12, 19, 26

  • October: 1, 10, 17

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  • Note:-

  • 1.We also provide a customised tour if you want for less/more no of days.If you require more premium hotels/want tour only for your family we can manage a customise tour.

9 Night 10 Days 09 May
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation: Surface transfer via Tempo Traveler

  • Accommodations: All nine nights hotel accommodations on a Quad sharing basis as per the Itinerary.

  • Meal Plans: 18 meals (Day 1 Dinner, Day 2 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 3 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 4 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 5 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 6 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 7 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 8 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 9 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 10 Breakfast)

  • Sightseeing as per Itinerary. 

  • Toll taxes and parking charges.

  • Driver Allowances.

  • All necessary permits.

What is NOT included in the tour

 

  • Sonprayag to Gaurikund Sumo Fare (Rs 30-40)

  • Yatra registration as per required. (https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in/)

  • Any porter, pony, palki, or helicopter tickets.

  • Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.

  • Any Entry tickets at exploration sites. 

  • Any adventures activities

  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.

  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.

  • Any kind of tips

  • Any other services not specified above in Inclusions. 

Highlights
What makes this tour special

The Char Dham pilgrimage in India offers a rich tapestry of spiritual, cultural, and natural highlights. Here are some of the key highlights of each of the four sacred sites - 

1. Yamunotri Temple

2 . Gangotri Temple

3. Kedarnath Temple

4. Badrinath Temple

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar - Barkot

  • On this day post completing the yatra registration formalities, meet our executive at the Pickup point. Start your journey to Yamunotri Dham first on your Chardham. Barkot is in Uttarkashi district and the last big town near Yamunotri Dham with a lot of hotel options Rishikesh to Barkot distance is 170 km and a 5-6 hrs drive and its hill journey so don’t forget to carry a puking bag and medicine for the Headache and vomiting. On arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Barkot city is situated on the bank of river Yamuna so in the evening you can go for a walk near river Yamuna.

Day 2: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot

  • This morning start the Journey towards Yamunotri dham by driving from Barkot to Janki Chatti which is 45kms and 2hrs drive Janki Chatti is the place where the motorable road ends from here you have to trek 6kms each way to reach Yamunotri dham. Janki Chatti is also famous for its hot springs. Pony, Palki and Dolly services are also available for Janki Chatti to Yamunotri if you don’t want to trek. Yamunotri is the origin place for the holy river Yamuna, on arrival go for darshan at the main Yamunotri dham temple, the idol here is made of black marble and dedicated to the goddess Yamuna and was initially built in the 18th Century by Tehri Naresh Later reconstructed by queen of Jaipur in 19th century. Also, visit Surya Kund famous for its hot springs in which prashad is prepared, and Divya Shilla which is a rock in a reddish-brown color. After Yamunotri dham darshan the same way, Trek back to Janki Chatti and then drive back to your pre-booked hotel in Barkot. Post hectic day activities, relax at your hotels in Barkot.

Day 3: Barkot- Uttarkashi

  • Today start your journey towards Gangotri Dham by driving from Barkot to Uttarkashi/Harshil which is situated 120 km and 4 hrs drive. Don’t forget to stop midway for tea or a snack break at Radi Top which is a viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of Ganga Valley on one side and Yamuna Valley on the other side. Visit Kashi Viswanath Temple in Uttarkashi On arrival check-in to the hotels in Harsil and evening free to enjoy the beauty of mother nature.

Day 4: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi

  • This morning get ready for the darshan of Gangotri Dham, and drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri which is a 100 km and 3 hr drive. On arrival go for puja and darshan of Gangotri temple Dham which is situated on the bank of the holy river Bhagirathi and it was constructed in the 18th century by Nepali Gurkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Bhagirathi River originating from Gaumukh became river Ganga after meeting river Alanknanda at Devprayag. You can see submerged lord Shiva shivlinga on the rock where Shiva received Ganga in his matted lock during winter time at Gangotri Dham. After Gangotri darshan drive to Uttarkashi which is 100 km and 3hrs drive. Then drive back to your pre-booked hotel in Uttarkash. Post hectic day activities, relax at your hotels in Uttarkashi. 

Day 5: Uttarkashi - Guptakashi/Sitapur

  • Today you will have to move to Guptkashi or Sitapur for darshan of the third and most famous dham Kedarnath. Sitapur is the nearest place from Gaurikund which is the starting point for the trek to Kedarnath temple. Post a long road journey, take a rest at a pre-booked hotel Guptkashi or Sitapur. 

Day 6: Guptakashi/Sitapur - Kedarnath

  • Today is a very important day on your Chardham yatra journey, There are three ways to reach Kedarnath temple at Kedarnath Valley 1) Kedarnath Same day by Helicopter 2) Same Day darshan by pony 3) Trekking For trekking or Pony ride you have to take a local Taxi from Sonmarg to Gaurikund from where the trek/pony journey starts Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple is 16kms each side and Rambara is the midpoint for Kedarnath trek. It takes 4-5 hrs by pony each way and 7-8 hrs by trek reach. way. On arrival, go for the darshan of ancient Kedarnath temple dedicated to lord Shiva, you will be amazed at the beauty of this temple, and this temple is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Post darshan, return to your pre-booked stay at Kedarnath

Day 7: Kedarnath - Guptakashi/Sitapur

  • Today, Do Again Darshan of Kedarnath ji & Bhairon Temple, and return to your respective stay. Now start trekking down to Gaurikund. Take jeep from Gaurikund to Sonprayag. Return to pre-booked stay at Guptkashi/Sitapur. Relax after a very hard day

Day 8: Guptakashi/Sitapur - Badrinath

  • Today is also the long day on your journey to reach Badrinath, it's important to start your journey early morning from Sitapur so that you can reach Badrinath by 6 pm. The entire journey from Sitapur to Badrinath is a hill journey and you will cross several dense forests during the journey. You can stop midway for lunch and refreshments. Joshimath is the biggest city near Badrinath and it acts as a gateway for many famous trek and day trips from Joshimath. Badrinath temple town is on the bank of river Alaknanda. On arrival check in to the hotel in Badrinath.

Day 9: Badrinath - Rudraprayag

  • Early in the morning go to Badrinath temple darshan which is dedicated to lord Vishnu it is one of the Chardham as per Hindu religion other three are Rameshwara, Dwarka, and Jagannath puri. It is advisable to first take a bath at Taptakund which is a hot spring in Badrinath and a few meters from Badrinath temple then go for Badrinath temple darshan. You may also visit Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mana village which is the last Indian village at the Indo-China border in Chamoli district, Post breakfast at the hotel, checkout, and drive to Rudraprayag. Rudraprayag is one of the five sacred Prayags of Uttarakhand, Rudraprayag is the meeting point of Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers. On arrival check in to a hotel.

Day 10: Rudraprayag - Haridwar

  • This morning post breakfast, pack your bag with a lot of unforgettable and lifelong memories of Spiritual Chardham yatra tour packages, check-out from the hotel, and drop to Rishikesh/Haridwar.


 

Things to Carry
Mandatory Documents Medical Certificate Govt ID card with name and address Self-declared form Bags Backpack (40-60 liters) Footwear Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle support. Socks (3 pairs): 2 pairs of cotton (for trekking) + 1 woolen pair (used only for sleeping)Sandals/Slippers for walking around Clothes Trek pants (2) including the one you are wearing. Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing) Preferably light, full-sleeved t-shirts. Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full-sleeve windproof jacket/down jacket. Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight, upper and lower (optional) Accessories Raincoat/poncho: (Mandatory as it can rain anytime in the mountains) Woolen cap/ Balaclava: (Must protect ears) Hand gloves: (Ensure that the gloves are warm and waterproof.) Sunglasses: Any dark color but blue. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek. Other Toiletries (Sunscreen - SPF 40+, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm/chapstick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue) Headlamp/LED torch(Mandatory) Camera: Carry all accessories - spare batteries, charger, etc. Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each. Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory. You can also rent a wooden stick from Gaurikund. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes. Personal Medical Kit Mandatory. All these things need to go into one backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as little as possible.
Cost
Quad Sharing: 23,800/- per person Triple Sharing: 26,000/- per person Dual Sharing: 28,000/- per person