Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath
Day 01 : Delhi - Rishikesh (230 kms / 6 hrs)
up from Delhi airport/railway station/hotel & Depart for Rishikesh by
road. & check-in at your hotel on arrival.The commercial vehicle has to
get hill fitness certificate from local authorities. The rest of the day is
free for you to explore the holy town on your own,including Laxman
Jhoola,Ram Jhoola & swarag ashram. Evening enjoy Ganga Aarti on banks of
Holy Ganges Night stay at Rishikesh.
Day 02 : Rishikesh Barkot (180 kms/6.5 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Barkot( at 1280 metres),up the Garwhal
Himalayan hill roads.. Barkot is a place of great scenic beauty with
spectacular views of snow-capped mountains all around. A magnificent view of
the eternal snow peaks of Bandar punch can be seen from here. Overnight stay
in at Barkot Hotel/Guest house.
Day 03 : Barkot Phoolchatti - Yamunotri - Barkot ( 38
km road+7 km trek-one way)
After early breakfast,drive 2 hrs to Phoolchatti (at 2561 meters) .&
proceed onwards for 7 km steep uphill trek by foot ,to Yamunotri shrine
(at 3291 metres).
,dedicated to Godess Yamuna.
Pilgrims take a holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs &
perform sacred rituals.The actual source of the sacred river yamuna,
originates from the Champasar Glacier -another 1 km ahead of the shrine, at
an altitude of 4142 mts & not easily accessible.. Return to Barkot same
way by the evening for night stay.
Day 04 : Barkot Harsil - (180 Kms,/7 hrs)
After breakfast,drive onwards to Harsil .(at 2745 meters) Enroute optional
stops at Uttarkashi for Lunch & at Gangnani for hot water spring dip. By
late afternoon reach Harsil ,said to be one of the most beautiful valley in
the world, Overnight stay in Harsil hotel/Ashram.
Day 05 : Harsil-Gangotri Uttarkashi (125 km/5 hrs)
After early breakfast, drive 25 km/1.5 hrs to Gangotri( at 3048 metres)
-the most sacred spot in Himalayas,where Ganga, the stream of life, touched
earth for the first time.,on the matty locks of Lord Shiva. On arrival take
a holy dip in the Holy river Ganges ,also called Bhagirathi .& perform
pooja.Drive back 99 km/3 hrs to Uttrarkashi town(at 1158 metres) Hotel for
Night stay Some pilgrims also stay back at Gangotri & then proceed for 2
days/35 km return trek to Goumukh Glacier Cave (at 3350 metres) via Chirbasa
Day 06 : Uttarkashi Guptakashi (280 Kms/ 8 Hrs)
After early breakfast leave for the longest journey of the yatra by road &
and fest your eyes for the fist time at the beautiful Mandakni River. Travel
along this lovely stretch to reach Guptkashi town late evening. On arrival
check into hotel & night stay at Guptkashi ..(at 1320 metres)
Day 07 : Guptakashi Gaurikund
-Kedarnath - (19 Kms drive+ 14 Kms Trek)
early breakfast, drive to Gaurikund (at 1982 meters) & after holy dip in
hot water spring.Leave your extra luggage in the vehicle,with the driver &
start a tough 14km /4 hrs trek to Kedarnath (at 3581 metres)
the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva..Check into ashram on arrival. In the
evening visit Kedarnath Temple for Darshan, Aarti & pooja.
Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Day 08 : Kedarnath Gaurikund-Rudraprayag
(14Kms Down Trek + 75 kms/3hr drive)
After Early morning, Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. & drive to
Rudraprayag town via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel At Rudraprayag (at 1000
metres) for overnight stay.
Day 09 : Rudraprayag Joshimath (165 Kms / 6- Hrs)
After breakfast, at leisure leave for Joshimath (at 1890 metres). Time
permitting enjoy cable car ride to Auli & discover local temples.
Night stay Joshimath.
Day 10 : Drive Joshimath-Badrinath-Joshimath (31 km/2 hrs
Early morning,line up at Joshinmath barrier for drive to holy town of
Badrinath,located at 3133 metres,amongst Nar & Narayana mountain ranges.
Badrinath is the most important Dham for the Hindus & famous for its
Badrinarayan temple,dedicated to Lord Vishnu.,located on banks of river
After taking holy dip in Taptakund proceed for temple darshan, & later
drive back to Joshimath.Night stay Joshimath.
Day 11 : Joshimath-Haridwar(275 km/7 hrs)
After early breakfast,proceed to Haridwar ,with optional enroute halts at
Rudrarayag,Srinagar & Devprayag.
Reach Haridwar in the evening for lamp immersion aarti at Har Ki Pauri .
Overnight stay in hotel at Haridwar.
Day 12 : Haridwar Delhi (210 kms/5hrs)
After breakfast,walk through the narrow bylanes of Haridwar & update
family chart with pundits at har ki pauri.
Optional cable car ride to Mansa devi temple.
Later drive back to Delhi & drop at Airport/Railway station/hotel.
/ 08 Days
Places to Visit :
Day 01 : Delhi - Rishikesh
6 hrs to Rishikesh. Afternoon free to visit Laxman Jhoola & Geeta
Ashram. Night stay Rishikesh Hotel-Ganga View/similar.
Day 02 : Rishikesh - Guptkashi
Drive 7 hrs to Guptkashi. Night stay Guptkashi.-Char Dham Luxury Tents with
Day 03 : Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
Drive 1 hr to Gaurikund & start steep 14 km Trek to Kedarnath. Night
Stay Kedarnath-Bikaner House/Himachal house or similar.
Day 4 : Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Guptkashi
Early morning Darshan at Kedarnathji. Later trek back to Gaurikund &
drive to Guptkashi. Night stay Guptkashi-Char Dham Luxury Tents with
Day 5 : Guptkashi - Joshimath
8 hrs to Joshimath. Night stay Joshimath Hotel-Uday Palace./similar.
Day 6 : Joshimath - Badrinath - Pipalkoti
Drive 2 hrs to Badrinathji for Darshan. Return 3.5 hrs drive to Pipalkoti.
Night stay Pipalkoti Hotel- Uday Palace/similar.
Day 7 : Pipalkoti - Haridwar
Drive 6 hrs to Hardwar. Relax on Ganga Ghats & optional visit to Mansa
Devi temple by Cable car. Evening view sunset Aarti on Har-ki-pauri. Night
stay Hardidwar Hotel -Ganga Sagar/similar.
Day 8 : Haridwar - Delhi
Drive 5 hrs to Delhi. Tour Ends.