12 Days / 11 Nights > Destinations covered :
- Rishikesh - Hanumanchatti - Yamunotri - Jankichatti - Uttarkashi -
Gangotri - Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag - Sonprayag - Kedarnath - Gandhi Sarovar
- Sonprayag - Karanprayag - Badrinath - Rishikesh - Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi - Rishikesh
Upon arrive at Delhi,
receive by our representative from railway station/airport and straight
drive to Haridwar the first destination of Char Dham yatra, Enroute halt for
Lunch, arrive Haridwar check in at Hotel. Evening visit of Ghats and
excursion Hardwar visiting Mansa Devi Temple and participation in Ganges
puja Overnight Stay. Hardwar or haridwar are two names for the same piece.
The whole of uttrakhand is dotted with temples of vishnu & shiva. Vishnu
is known as hari and shiva as har dwar means gate, and it is for this reason
that this place is known as haridwar or hardwar, as it is the gateway to
shri badrinath and shri kedarnath, the holy shrines of hari and har. The
hindu pantheon allows freedom of worship of gods in any form. Uttarakhand
abounds in shrines of gods & goddesses and haridwar from time immemorial
has been the gateway to these shrines. Rishikesh:
Rishikesh is situated on the trisection of three districts of garhwal
division and most of the city lies on the right bank of the River Ganga, the
place of sages is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of ganga and is
surrounded by shivalik range of the himalayas on three sides, it is said
that when raibhya rishi did hard penances, god appeared by the name of
hrishikesh and this area henceforth came to be known as rishikesh.
It is the starting point for the char dham pilgrimage yatra of the
hindus in which char dham pilgrims go to yamunotri, gangotri, kedarnath and
badrinath to seek spiritual salvation. On the way to the garhwal himalayas
and the sikh shrine at hemkund sahib one passes rishikesh. Rishikesh
dventurous visitors, rishikesh is the place for starting their trekking
expeditions and excursions towards the himalayan peaks, 10 km upsteam at
shivpuri is the site for river running, rafting activities, on the roaring
white water of ganga, from October to May. The international yoga week,
which attracts participation from all across the world, is held here every
year from 2nd to 7th Feb. on the bank of ganga river. Places
triveni ghat, lakshman jhoola, ram jhoola, bharat
mandir, shivanand ashram & the divine life society)
Day 02 : Rishikesh - Hanumanchatti
Morning drive to
Hanumanchatti enroute visiting Tehri famous for world famous Tehri dam.
Overnight hotel. Day 03 : Hanumanchatti -
Yamunotri - Jankichatti
Morning trek to Yamunotri (14 km) after
visit of the holy Shrine trek down five km to Janki Chatti . Overnight
hotel. Trek to yamunotri temple (13 km). Yamunotri
Situated at a elevation of 3235 meters above sea-level, the shrines of
yamunotri is one of the tour dhams of uttakhand. The source of yamuna lies
about 11 km ahead at an attitude of about 4421 meters. The approach is
extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer pooja at the temple itself.
Hanumanchatti or 5 km from jankichatti. Darshan pooja trek back or come down
to jankichatti 6 km below the temple. Day 04 :
Jankichatti - Uttarkashi
After breakfast, trek nine kms . Our
vehicle will pick up and drive to Uttarkashi. Overnight hotel.
Day 05 : Jankichatti - Uttarkashi
Morning drive to
Gangotri. arrive Gangotri visit temple for Darhsn and Pooja, in the late
afternnon drive back to Uttarkashi for Night stay. Day
06 : Jankichatti - Uttarkashi
Morning drive to Rudraprayag.
Overnight hotel. Day 07 : Rudraprayag - Gaurikund
- Trek to Kedarnath
Morning drive to Gaurikund afterwards trek to
Kedarnath ( 14 kms ) thru the panoromic valley of Mandakini. The gushing
sound of river and cascading waterfalls provides a romantic atmosphere for
trekking. Kedarnath Temple
sight standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by snow covered
peaks. The present temple built in 18th century A.D. by Adi shankaracharya,
stands adjacent tot he site of earlier temple built by the pandavas. The
inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with fitures of various
deitties and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue
of the nandi bull stands as guard. Dedicated to lord shiva, the exquisitely
architectured, kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years
old. Built of extremely large heavy and evenly cut grey slavs of stones. It
evokes wonder as to how these heavy slavs had been handled in the earlier
days. The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for worship and mandap appt.
for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A concial rock formation inside the
temple is worshipped as lord shiva in his sadashiva form. Rest at bunglow
visit to kedarnath ji temple for aarti, darshan Day
08 : Kedarnath - Guptkashi
After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund.
Drive to Guptkashi. Overnight hotel. Day 09 :
Morning drive to Joshimath . Overnight hotel.
Day 10 : Joshimath - Badrinath
breakfast drive to Badrinath. Overnight hotel. Day
11 : Badrinath - Rishikesh
Morning drive to Rishikesh enroute
Enroute halt for lunch. Overnight hotel. Day 12 :
Rishikesh - Delhi
After breakfast proceed to Delhi. In the evening
Garhwal HImalayan Expedition representative will provide departure transfer
to International airport/Railway station to back home.
Dham is referred to the four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand state of
India. These are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Nestled in
the lap of majestic Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of
religious activity in north India. Traditionally, the Chardham yatra is
undertaken from the west to the east. Thus, the yatra starts from Yamunotri,
then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
the four Char Dhams, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to goddesses
Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is dedicated to
Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Moreover, people
also visit Hemkund Sahib in the vicinity, which is one of the highest
located religious sites in the country. Thus, pilgrims visit all these
places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation, by
the blessings of the Lord.
08 Days / 07 Nights > Destinations covered :
Delhi - Srinagar - Pahalgam - Sheshnag - Pahalgam - Panchtarni - Amarnath
Cave - Panchtarni - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Delhi Day
01 : Delhi - Srinagar
Arrive Srinagar and hop into a Houseboat.
Tour the city in the Afternoon and spend the entire night in Houseboat.
Day 02 : Srinagar - Pahalgam(256kms)
Drive for Pahalgam early morning and check in tented camp.
Day 03 : Pahalgam - Sheshnag
Depart to Sheshang
early Morning and camp overnight. Day 04 :
Sheshnag - Pahalgam
Depart to Panchtarni in the morning and camp
overnight. Day 05 : Panchtarni - Amarnath cave (6
kms altitude 3962mts)
Start early morning for Amarnath cave and
after darshan spend the night at Panchtarni. Day
06 : Panchtarni - Pahalgam
After Breakfast leave Panchtarni for
Pahalgam and camp in tent overnight. Day 07 :
Pahalgam - Srinagar
After Breakfast Drive From Pahalgam to
Srinagar and spend the night at Houseboat. Day 08
: Srinagar - Delhi
Departure to the Airport for flight to Delhi.