Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (205 Kms. 6 hrs)
On your arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted by our representative. Proceed to Haridwar-the gateway to the fabulous Char Dham Yatra. Visit Har Ka Pauri Ghat to have the amazing view of evening ‘Aarti’. Also visit the Hindu temples located on the bank of the River Ganga.
Day 02: Haridwar - Barkot (205 Kms 5 - 6 hrs)
After having breakfast, proceed to Yamunotri. It is almost 50 km from Barkot. On the way, you would stop to see fabulous kempty Falls. On arrival at Barkot, check-in at the guesthouse.
Day 03 : Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (32 Kms. Drive +10 kms Local Taxi drive+ 6 Kms. Trek, one way)
After having breakfast, drive down to Hanuman Chatti and a local jeep ride to reach Janki Chatti. From this point you would begin your trek to Yamunotri. It is a 6 km mountainous trek. You an also hire a pony or palanquin.
It is one of the four revered Char Dhams of Hindus and is the first stop on any Char Dham itinerary. Legend has it that a revered Hindu sage Asit Muni used to pray here. It is also well-known for the splendid glaciers and natural springs. Yamunotri temple constructed by Maharaj Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal is on the left bank of the Yamuna River.
Take a holy dip under the waters of the natural spring and offer puja at the Yamunotri temple. After having Dharshan, walk back to Janki Chatti and take a jeep ride to Barkot. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (Drive 85 kms, 4 hrs)
After having breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi en route visiting the Prakateshwar Cave. On arrival, check-in at the Uttarkashi camp. Visit the Vishwnath Temple in the evening. stay overnight at the Uttarkashi camp.
Day 05: Uttarkashi -Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 Kms. one way)
After having breakfast, you would drive to Gangotri, the origin of Ganga River.
Gangotri Dham is dedicated to the goddess Ganga and it was built by Amar Bahadur Thapa, the Gorkha commander. It is located at 99 km from Uttarkashi at height of 3140 meters above sea level. The pilgrims trek to Gangotri, the source of the holy river, to offer their prayers to the goddess Ganga.
On arrival, take a holy dip in the holy waters Ganges, offer prayers to the Gangotri shrine. Drive back to the camp and stay overnight.
Day 06: Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (223 kms. Drive 9 - 10 hrs)
After bresakfast, proceed to Guptkashi en route exploring the Tehri city. After lunch, resume your drive and on arrival check-in at the camp. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 07 : Guptakashi - Kedarnath (32 kms Drive to Gaurikund & then 14 kms trek)
Early in the morning, drive to Gaurikund. You have to trek of 14 kms. Along the way, you will stop to have your lunch. Stay overnight at the hotel.
It is a fabulous temple built in 8th century AD by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. There is another adjoining ancient temple said to be built by the Pandavas. Kedharnath temple is more than 1000 year old. The temple has a Conical Lingam and thousands of pilgrims come here every year. There is Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said after establishing the four dham he took Samadhi at an early age of 32 years. . Stay overnight at the Ashram.
Day 08: Kedarnath –Gaurikund- Rudraprayag (14 Kms trek 80 kms Drive)
After having Dharshan, you will proceed to Gaurikund. After having lunch in Gaurikund, you will drive to Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at hotel.
The place is named after Lord Shiva. Rudraprayag is situated at the confluence of Mandakini River starting from Kedarnath Dham and Alaknanda River from Badrinath Dham. It is a majestic sight and has great religious sanctity as thousands of pilgrims come here to take a dip.
Day 09: Rudraprayag - Badrinath (170 kms)
After breakfast, we would drive to Shri Badrinath temple.
It is situated between two mountain ranges Nar and Narayan mountain ranges and left bank of the Alaknanda River with Neelkantha peak as the backdrop. It is a legend when Ganges descended on earth to alleviate the suffering of humanity, the earth could not withstand its ferocious power of descent. So, Ganges was divided into twelve holy channels and Alaknanda was one of them. Later it became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.
On arrival, find an ashram or tourist lodge for overnight stay. Enjoy a holy dip in Tapta Kund natural spring. After dharshan and pooja at the temple, interact with the members of Indo-Mongolian tribe in Mana village.
Day 10: Badrinath - Rudraprayag (160 kms)
Early in the morning, you drive to Rudraprayag after Aarti Darshan at Badrinath temple. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (135 Kms 7 hrs)
After breakfast, you will drive to Rishikesh en route having lunch. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Go on a sightseeing tour of Rishikesh seeing attractions like Laxaman Jhulla and Ram Jhulla Bridge and evening Aarti at a River Ghat. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Rishikesh - Delhi (234 km)
This is the last day of the Char Dham yatra. We will drive back to Delhi from where you would embark on your onward journey.