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The holy river Ganges and her tributaries flow past the Four Dhams that are located in the state of Uttaranchal in North India. Each of the Four Dhams is blessed with spellbinding scenic beauty and countless ancient temples. Char Dham Yatra cover these Four Dhams which are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath and also the temples in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Rudraprayag.
|Duration:||16 Days/15 Nights|
|Destinations:||(New Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Mussoorie - Shyamchatti - Hanumanchatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi - Triuginarain - Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rudraprayag - Badrinath - Rudraprayag - Haridwar - New Delhi)|
Day 01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
You arrive in Delhi by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representatives would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check in and overnight stay.
Day 02: New Delhi
Breakfast at the Coffee shop. Rest of the morning at leisure. You will be taken on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Old Delhi and followed by visits to the 1648 Red Fort, India's largest mosque - Jama Masjid and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour includes visits to India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: New Delhi - Haridwar (200 Kms / 05hrs)
In the morning, we will drive to Haridwar. Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganges. The River Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely nevertheless it becomes very quite and calm here. The city acquires a unique charm in the evening when the ghats become breathtakingly beautiful with thousands of Diyas and Marigold floating in the waters of Ganges. We visit various places like Mansa Devi temple, Sapt Rishi, Daksha Mahadev temple etc. In the evening we will visit Har Ki Pauri again. In the evening a Maha Aarti is performed on this ghat.
Day 04: Haridwar - Rishikesh (25 Kms / 1/2hr)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Rishikesh. Rishikesh represents the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri - Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practiced penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. It abounds in natural splendour. The spectacle of the River Ganges rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an awesome sight. Several temples dot the banks of the River Ganges at Rishikesh. We will arrive in Rishikesh by the evening. In the evening we will visit various temples. In the evening visit the Triveni Ghat to witness yet another special prayer ceremony. It is very interesting to watch the prayer ceremony.
Day 05: Haridwar - Barkot (205 kms/7 hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Barkot. En-route enjoy delicious lunch at Mussoorie, on the way visit Kempty Falls. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.
Day 06: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot
After early breakfast, we will proceed to Phoolchatti. On arrival, we begin our trek to Yamunotri (7 km/ 3 hrs) to visit the temple of Goddess Yamuna, situated on the bank of the river. You can take a holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs and cook rice in its water, the common rituals performed by the devotees. We return to Barkot in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.
Day 07: Barkot - Harsil
After breakfast, we will proceed to Harsil - one the most beautiful valleys in the world. En-route we will stop at Gangnani for hot water spring dip. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Harsil.
Day 08: Harsil - Gangotri - Harsil
After breakfast, we proceed to Gangotri (22 kms/1 hr). On arrival take a holy deep in the River scared The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform pooja and relax in the lovely surrounding. In the afternoon return back to Harsil. In the evening perform the Ganga Aarti at resorts own riverbank. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Harsil.
Day 09: Harsil - Guptakashi (283 kms/9 hrs)
After early breakfast, we will proceed to Guptakashi. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.
Day 10: Guptakashi - Kedarnath
After breakfast, we proceed to Gaurikund (19 kms / 30 mnts). Take a holy dip at Taptakund and begin our trek to Kedarnath (14 kms/4 hrs). In the evening we take you to visit Kedarnath Temple for Darshan, Aarti & pooja. Dinner and overnight at Punjab & Sindh Awas or similar.
Day 11: Kedarnath - Guptakashi
After breakfast, we start our journey towards Guptakashi with a stopover at Taptakund. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.
Day 12: Guptakashi - Joshimath (175 kms / 6-7 hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Joshimath , one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through medicinal forest. On arrival in check in to your Chardham camp. Evening is free for you to explore Joshimath on your own. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.
Day 13: Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath
After breakfast, we proceed to Badrinath. On arrival take holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana Village. We return to Joshimath in the evening. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.
Day 14: Joshimath-Rudraprayag
After breakfast, we proceed to Rudraprayag and stay overnight at Rudraprayag.
Day 15: Rudraprayag-Haridwar
After breakfast, we tour the temples of Rudraprayag and then proceed to Haridwar Check into the hotel on arrival and later take a tour of Haridwar including the temples and Har ki Pauri, a sacred site. Stay overnight in Haridwar.
Day 16: Haridwar-Delhi
After breakfast, we leave for Delhi. Arrive check into a hotel and relax. Then we leave for the international airport to board the flight for your onward destination.