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Interesting fact about the Char Dham Yatra

- Ancient pilgrimage dating back to the 8th century.
- Located in the picturesque Uttarakhand region.
- Four sacred sites: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
- Yamunotri and Gangotri mark the origins of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers.
- Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva, while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
- Scenic landscapes and majestic Himalayan surroundings.
- Spiritual significance for Hindus seeking blessings and salvation.
- Challenging treks to reach the temples, adding adventure to the pilgrimage.
- Rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels at each site

  • Brief Description About the Trek

    Welcome to the Char Dham Yatra, a sacred pilgrimage that takes you on a transformative journey through the majestic Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. This pilgrimage holds immense significance for Hindus and attracts devotees from all corners of the globe.
    The Char Dham Yatra encompasses four holy sites: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Each destination is nestled amidst awe-inspiring natural beauty, offering a unique spiritual experience.
    The journey begins at Yamunotri, where devotees seek the blessings of Goddess Yamuna. Trekking through breathtaking landscapes and natural hot springs, you reach the revered Yamunotri Temple, marking the origin of the sacred Yamuna River.
    Next, the journey takes you to Gangotri, the birthplace of the sacred River Ganges. As you traverse the scenic terrain of Uttarkashi district, you arrive at the Gangotri Temple, where devotees pay homage to Goddess Ganga. The spiritual ambiance and panoramic views of the Himalayas create an ethereal atmosphere.
    Kedarnath, situated amidst the majestic Kedarnath range, is the next destination on the pilgrimage. The trek to Kedarnath Temple is a profound experience, as you traverse picturesque valleys and encounter the breathtaking beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas. The ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva fills pilgrims with a sense of divinity and devotion.
    Finally, the journey concludes at Badrinath, the most significant site on the Char Dham Yatra. The Badrinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, stands as a testament to centuries of spirituality and architectural brilliance. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and the tranquil Alaknanda River, this sacred place offers solace and an opportunity for inner reflection.
    Undertaking the Char Dham Yatra is not only a religious endeavor but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand. The journey is filled with soul-stirring landscapes, serene spiritual moments, and encounters with the warm-hearted locals who uphold the traditions of the region.
    Whether you seek spiritual enlightenment, a chance to connect with nature, or a glimpse into the ancient traditions of India, the Char Dham Yatra promises an unforgettable experience. Join us on this profound pilgrimage and let the divine energy of the Himalayas touch your soul.

  • DETAILED ITINERARY


    Day 1: Drive to Yamunotri (6,387 ft) - Trek to Janki Chatti (7,050 ft)

    - After an early breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Dehradun/Rishikesh to Hanuman Chatti, the base camp for the Yamunotri trek.
    - The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours, covering a distance of around 200 kilometers.
    - From Hanuman Chatti, begin the trek to Janki Chatti, which is around 6 kilometers away.
    - The trek takes about 4-5 hours, crossing beautiful meadows, pine forests, and rivers along the way.
    - En route, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and the gushing Yamuna River.
    - Reach Janki Chatti, settle into your accommodation, and rest for the day.

  • Day 2:Trek from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri (10,010 ft) - Return to Janki Chatti

    - Start early in the morning and trek uphill from Janki Chatti to reach the sacred Yamunotri Temple. The trek is approximately 6 kilometers long and takes about 4-5 hours to complete. As you ascend, you'll be treated to magnificent views of the lush greenery, waterfalls, and the snow-clad peaks. Explore the temple premises, take a dip in the natural hot water springs known as Surya Kund, and offer prayers to Goddess Yamuna. After spending some time at the temple, descend back to Janki Chatti and rest for the day.

  • Day 3: Drive to Gangotri (10,170 ft)

    - After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Janki Chatti to Gangotri, the next destination on the Char Dham Yatra.
    - The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours, covering a distance of around 190 kilometers.
    - Enjoy the breathtaking views of the picturesque valleys, rivers, and snow-capped peaks along the way.
    - Upon reaching Gangotri, check into your accommodation and take some time to relax.
    - In the evening, visit the Gangotri Temple and witness the captivating Ganga Aarti, a devotional ceremony dedicated to the River Ganges.

  • Day 4: Trek from Gangotri to Bhojbasa (12,432 ft)

    - After an early breakfast, start the trek from Gangotri to Bhojbasa, a scenic campsite located along the Bhagirathi River.
    - The trek covers a distance of approximately 14 kilometers and takes about 6-7 hours to complete.
    - As you ascend, marvel at the mesmerizing views of the Bhagirathi peaks, glaciers, and lush meadows.
    - Pass through picturesque villages, serene forests, and riverside trails.
    - Arrive at Bhojbasa and set up camp for the night. Enjoy the serene surroundings and relax amidst nature.

  • Day 5: Trek from Bhojbasa to Gomukh (13,200 ft) - Return to Gangotri

    - Today's trek takes you from Bhojbasa to Gomukh, the snout of the Gangotri Glacier, which is considered the origin of the River Ganges.
    - Begin the trek early in the morning and cover a distance of approximately 6 kilometers.
    - The trail offers stunning views of the glacier, towering peaks, and pristine surroundings.
    - Reach Gomukh and witness the magnificent sight of the glacier and the source of the sacred river.
    - Spend some time in this spiritually significant place before retracing your steps back to Gangotri.
    - Overnight stay in Gangotri.

  • Day 6: Drive to Guptkashi/Sonprayag

    - After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Gangotri to Guptkashi or Sonprayag, the base for the Kedarnath trek.
    - The drive takes approximately 7-8 hours, covering a distance of around 240 kilometers.
    - Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, rivers, and charming villages en route.
    - Arrive at Guptkashi or Sonprayag, check into your accommodation, and rest for the day.
    - Take the opportunity to visit nearby temples and explore the local surroundings.

  • Day 7: Trek from Sonprayag/Guptkashi to Kedarnath (11,755 ft)

    - After breakfast, begin the trek from Sonprayag or Guptkashi to the revered Kedarnath Temple.
    - The trek covers a distance of approximately 16 kilometers and takes about 6-7 hours to complete.
    - Ascend through scenic landscapes, crossing rivers, forests, and rocky terrains.
    - Along the way, enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the Mandakini River.
    - Reach Kedarnath, one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and visit the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
    - Seek blessings and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the place.
    - Overnight stay in Kedarnath.

  • Day 8: Trek from Kedarnath to Sonprayag/Guptkashi - Drive to Joshimath

    - After an early morning visit to the Kedarnath Temple, begin the trek back to Sonprayag or Guptkashi.
    - Descend through the scenic trail, enjoying the beautiful landscapes and serene atmosphere.
    - The trek takes approximately 6-7 hours to complete.
    - Reach Sonprayag or Guptkashi and board the waiting vehicle for a drive to Joshimath.
    - The drive takes around 7-8 hours, covering a distance of approximately 210 kilometers.
    - Upon arrival in Joshimath, check into your accommodation and rest for the day.

  • Day 9: Drive from Joshimath to Badrinath (10,170 ft)

    - After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Joshimath to Badrinath, the final destination of the Char Dham Yatra.
    - The drive takes approximately 1-2 hours, covering a distance of around 45 kilometers.
    - Enjoy the picturesque views of the mountains, valleys, and the holy Alaknanda River.
    - Upon reaching Badrinath, check into your accommodation and take some time to relax.
    - Visit the Badrinath Temple, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus.
    - Explore the temple premises and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
    - Overnight stay in Badrinath.

  • Day 10: Drive from Badrinath

    - After breakfast, bid farewell to Badrinath and embark on a scenic drive back to Rishikesh.
    - The drive takes approximately 8-9 hours, covering a distance of around 290 kilometers.
    - Enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains, rivers, and charming villages as you descend from the higher altitudes.
    - Along the way, you can make stops at scenic viewpoints or visit the famous
    - Devprayag, the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, which form the River Ganges.

  • INCLUSION/EXCLUSION


    COST INCLUSION

    - All breakfast, lunch and dinner meals during the trek.
    - All Government Taxes and Vat.
    - All guide and porter(s) accommodation, meals(A mix of north, & south Indian menu), drinks, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax during the trek.
    - Mood Of Transport Tempo Traveler - Surface transportation as per the itinerary (Ac not allowed in the hills) In Chardham - All Panch Prayag Darshan - Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag. - Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    - All necessary Government required paperwork and National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card, etc.

  • COST EXCLUSION

    - Meals during Transportation.
    - All drinks – tea, coffee, other hot, water, soft drinks, alcoholic.
    - Your travel insurance.
    - Personal shopping, laundry etc. Personal trekking equipment
    - Tips for trekking staff and driver. Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory
    - Any item of personal nature like Telephone, Tips, Donations at Temples, Extended Stay or Travelling due to any reason.
    - All other tour, sightseeing and other activities outside of the main trek.

Mandatory Documentss

The original document of identity proof- driver’s license, Aadhar card, the passport will be fine.
It is very important to have your identity proof with yourself while on a journey.



I hope this detailed itinerary and package inclusion information meet your requirements.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

CANCELLATION POLICY


Trek Cancellation

● Within 15 days of Arrival Date / No Show: No Refund
● 15 Days to 30 Days prior to Arrival: 50% of the total package cost.
● 30 Days & More: 10% of package cost (and taxes are not refunded in any case)
● Note: No refunds in case of Road Blocks, Accidents etc.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YATRA


- There are no deluxe/luxury facilities in Kedarnath ji due to its high altitude. Only dormitory-style guest houses and dharamshalas are available for accommodation.

- As per the directive by the Government of India, all Indian and foreign nationals are required to provide valid proof of identification upon check-in. Acceptable identification documents include passports, visas (for foreigners), voter ID cards, driving licenses, and Aadhar cards. Failure to provide valid ID proof may result in denial of stay.

- The company is not responsible for any issues related to ID proof. Standard check-in time is usually 14:00 hr, and check-out time is 11:00 hr across India. Early check-in or late check-out may be available at an additional charge or based on complimentary availability. Please contact the hotel directly for such requests.

- If meals are included in the package, they will be served on a set menu basis, either in a buffet or a fixed menu format. Any items not included in the ideal buffet/fixed menu will be charged extra at the time of consumption. Hotels will decide the menu and options for the meals. Some hotels may have a meal credit policy during low occupancy periods, wherein a predetermined amount is provided for meals. If the bill exceeds the meal credit amount, the additional amount must be paid directly to the hotel. Room service or packing of food may be charged extra at some hotels. Typically, North Indian cuisine is available in Chardham, and most standard and deluxe hotels provide thali meals if they are included in the package.

- Breakfast is usually served from 07:00 AM to 09:00 AM, and dinner is served from 07:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

- In double sharing rooms, some hotels provide rollaway beds, while others offer extra mattresses. If you have a preference, please inform us in advance.

- AC facilities may not be available in hill areas or during stops or parked vehicle situations. AC operation is restricted beyond Dehradun and Rishikesh, as hill areas typically do not have AC provisions. If you require AC during the road journey in the hills, additional charges will apply per day per vehicle.

- The vehicle provided will be permitted for sightseeing points mentioned in the itinerary and within the city limits. Additional or off-route sightseeing may incur extra charges. Refunds are not possible for missed sightseeing points. For specific excursions or sightseeing requests, please contact the company directly instead of the driver. Please note that some places like Trijuginarayan, Lakhamandal, Auli, Kalimath, Neelkanth Mahadev, AdiBadri, Bhavishya Badri, etc., are not on the Chardham route. Kindly contact the company for including these places in the itinerary.

- In case of vehicle breakdown due to technical reasons, the company will make efforts to arrange another vehicle as soon as possible for major problems. For minor issues, the vehicle will be repaired. Cooperation is requested in such situations.

- The company shall not be held responsible for any delays, alterations in the program, or expenses incurred directly or indirectly due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accidents, transport breakdowns, weather conditions, sickness, landslides, political unrest, or any other incidents beyond its control.

- If the driver is uncooperative or there are any issues, please contact the company immediately.

- The driver is not permitted to drive in no-entry zones or on narrow streets that may cause traffic jams. The driver's working hours are usually 12 hours per day. If you require services exceeding 12 hours in a day, please inform us in advance.

- Driving after sunset and playing music may be prohibited in some hill areas due to safety concerns. Kindly cooperate with the regulations. Pick-up and drop-off points will be limited to one location. For multiple pickups or drop-offs, please mention it in the email conversation before booking. If multiple visits to a particular place are required, please inform us in advance, as parking charges may apply.

- The tour destination and route cannot be changed without prior notice. Rates are subject to change based on fluctuations in diesel/petrol prices. If prices increase by more than 5% from the time of booking, the rate will be adjusted accordingly. The company reserves the right to provide a similar car if the originally booked car is unavailable. Some tourist destinations or hill stations have restrictions on bigger tourist vehicles, including time limitations, in certain roads, shopping markets, or mall roads. In such cases, guests may need to arrange alternative transportation at an additional cost.

- Vehicle parking areas may be located at a distance from the sightseeing spots, and guests need to reach the parking area at their own cost.

- No refunds will be provided for short stays or unused facilities.

- Cancellations or refunds are not possible in situations beyond the company's control, such as bad weather, landslides, natural disasters, political crises, roadblocks, heavy snowfall, terrorism, transportation issues, labor unrest, insolvency, business exigencies, operational and technical issues, flight cancellations, or other similar causes.

- The company is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, thefts, or damages to persons or property during the tour.
- The management reserves the right to cancel any service without a refund until the full advance amount is received and accepted by the company.

- The company expressly disclaims any implied warranties imposed by laws other than those of India. The jurisdiction for any disputes or legal matters is the Nainital High Court, Uttarakhand, India.


I hope this detailed itinerary and package inclusion information meet your requirements.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

Scenic Views during the Char Dham Yatra

During the Char Dham Yatra, you will be treated to breathtaking and awe-inspiring scenic views. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Majestic Himalayan Peaks
  • Pristine Rivers and Waterfalls
  • Lush Green Valleys and Meadows
  1. Dense Forests and Alpine Flora
  2. Glacial Landscapes
  3. Sacred Lakes and Hot Springs

The Char Dham Yatra offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, spirituality, and cultural richness, making it a truly enchanting experience for trekkers and pilgrims alike.

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In the realm of mountains and sacred rivers,
I embarked on a transformative journey,
where the soul found solace and the heart found tranquility.

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