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DAY 01: HARIDWAR – BARKOT ( 180KMS 6- 7HRS )


Morning our driver will pick you up from Dehradun Airport/ railway station and then smooth drive to Barkot enroute visit Kempty fall.On arrival check in at the hotel.Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.

 


DAY 02: BARKOT – YAMUNOTRI – BARKOT
{36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)} Height: 3235 MTS.


Early Morning after breakfast drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti & star trek from here to Yamunotri (6kms) (Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost). After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warm water and having “Darshan” of “Yamunaji” return to Jankichatti by trek. Later drive towards Syanchatt.Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.

 


DAY 03: BARKOT – UTTARKASHI ( 120 Kms 3-4 Hrs )


Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Uttarkashi.On arrival check in at the hotel.Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.

Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is also situated on the banks of River Ganga.

 


DAY 04: UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI- UTTARKASHI
(100kms/3-4 each side) Height: 3048 MTS.


Early morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. 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, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Later drive back to Uttarkashi.Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

 


DAY 05: UTTARKASHI – GUPTKASHI (220kms/8-9hr) Height: 1319 MTS.


Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Guptkashi Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check in at the hotel arrival in Guptakashi.Dinner and Overnight stay at Guptakashi.

Guptakashi: The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Guptkashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (priests) live in Guptkashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.

 


DAY 06: GUPTKASHI – KEDARNATH – GUPTAKSHI (30kms by road & 19kms Trek one way) Height: 3384 MTS.


Morning after breakfast proceed for Kedarnath & back your hotel overnight stay at Guptkashi.

By Helicopter: Morning our driver will transfer you your pre-book Helipad. After Back from Kedarnath.Our driverr will drop you at Hotel for rest.

By Trek: Morning our driver will drop you at Sonprayag then you have to take local jeep for Gourikund & then your trek start for kedarnath ji. After darshan you follow same & back to Sonprayag. There is big parking issue so driver will back other palace if his contact no. in not working then you have to arrange other taxi or wait for your driver & send the massage any other driver.

Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

 


DAY 07: GUPTKASHI – BADRINATH (180kms/6-7hr) Height: 6150MTS.


Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Guptakahi and then drive to Joshimath via Pipalkoti.On arrival check in at the hotel .Dinner and Overnight stay at Badrinath.

Badrinath one of the ‘Ancient Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.

 


DAY 08: BADRINATH –GOVINDGHAT- GHANGHARIYA (14 KMS)


Morning , after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal and spend sometime near the temple. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).
Drive to Govindghat. Upon arrival Govindghat stat trek towards Ghangaria. Evening arrival Ghangaria check in at Hotel.Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 


DAY 09: GHANGHARIYA –VALLEY OF FLOWER-
GHANGHARIYA (5 KMS TREK PER WAY)


Morning stat trek towards Valley of Flowers. On arrival explore the
Valley. Evening trek down to Ghangaria for overnight stay
Valley of Flowers : The Valley was introduced to the world as the
Valley of Flowers by Frank S, Smith – mountaineer, explorer, botanist
who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937 and did
valuable exploratory work. He authored a book called "The Valley of
Flowers" which unveiled the beauty and floral splendours of the
valley and thus threw open the doors of this verdant jewel to nature-
enthusiasts all over the world.
In 1939, Miss Margarate Legge, a botanist deputed by the botanical
gardens of Edinburgh arrived at the valley for further studies. While
she was traversing some rocky slopes to collect flowers, she slipped
off and waslost for ever in the garden of the gods. Her sister later
visited the valley and erected a memorial on the spot where she was
buried by the locals.

 


DAY 11: GHANGHARIYA –GOVINDGHAT- JOSHIMATH (14 KMS TREK)


Morning start trek down to Govindghat. On arrival meet to driver and proceed to Joshimath.On arrival check in at the hotel.Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 


DAY 12: JOSHIMATH – HARIDWAR (280kms/8-9hr)


Morning ,bid farewell to your Char Dham tour and drive for Dehradun via Rudraprayag and Devprayag where the Confluence of Maa Alaknanda and Bhagirathi which forms Maa Ganga.