Covering the divine Char Dham Yatra is the most granting and the acclaimed dream of each Hindu devout. This sacred Yatra includes paying homage and offerings at the four holy shrines in Uttarakhand- Kedarnath (prominent destination of Shiva lovers), Badrinath (the most sacred abode of Lord Badri), Yamunotri and Gangotri (the originating places of the two holiest rivers the Yamuna and Ganga respectively).
Being located in four different directions and altitudes, it is a quite time-consuming Yatra and it usually takes around 10- 11 days to cover all the pilgrimages of Char Dham circuit. By considering the busy life of the tourists’ various travel companies has come up with the Char Dham Yatra online registration process along with some of the most customized deals. We have come up with an itinerary that shortens your 10-11 days hectic journey to 8 days/7 nights.
Day 1: Delhi- Haridwar
Upon your arrival at the Delhi Railway Station or Airport, our tour representative will escort you to the further journey towards Haridwar. After your arrival in Haridwar, drive towards the pre-booked hotel to get refreshed and rest for a few hours. Later in the evening, visit Har Ki Pauri and participate in the grand evening Ganga Aarti.
Day 2: Haridwar- Barkot
Post breakfast moves out of the hotel and proceeds towards Barkot from Haridwar. Do not skip visiting cascading Kempty Falls which falls en-route Barkot. Upon your arrival at the days’ destination, you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the lip-smacking night meal and go for overnight stay.
Day 3: Barkot- Yamunotri- Barkot
Early morning after a healthy breakfast proceed towards Janki Chatti or Phool Chatti from where you have to start a 6km long trekking distance to reach Yamunotri. It’s up to you whether you cover the distance by walking or by opting for a pony ride. The Prasad of this heavenly abode of Goddess Yamuna is rice which can be cooked after covering the trekking distance. Wrap the rice in a cloth and boil it in the hot thermal spring. After offering the Prasad o goddess you come back to Janki Chatti and then return to Barkot for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Barkot- Uttarkashi
On the 4th day of this divine yatra, start driving towards Uttarkashi after enjoying the healthy morning meal. After arriving Uttarkashi, proceed to the hotel, take rest for some part of the day and then later in the evening, go for Vishwanath Temple visit.
Day 5: Uttarkashi- Gangotri- Uttarkashi
Post breakfast, drive towards Gangotri which is around 100 km away from there. Enjoy the surreal scenic beauty of the splendid Harsil village on the way, views of some of the imposing mountain ranges, and the holy Bhagirathi River. After paying homage at the Gangotri shrine move back to Uttarkashi for the overnight stay.
Day 6: Uttarkashi- Guptkashi
After a hearty breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Guptkashi for the day’s journey. On the way to Guptkashi at Tilwara, you get the beautiful view of Mandakini River which originates from Kedarnath. After reaching Guptkashi, check-in at the pre-booked hotel and then relax for a while. Later on in the evening, go to visit the famous Ardhanarishwar Temple.
Day 7: Guptkashi- Kedarnath- Pipalkoti
Early morning drive towards Gauri Kund and then trek to Kedarnath. Upon your arrival at Kedarnath, pay homage to Lord Shiva and then drive towards Pipalkoti ( around 3 hrs). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Pipalkoti- Badrinath- Pipalkoti- Haridwar
Start the journey early morning and cover the 3 hr distance to reach Badrinath. Pay homage at the shrine and then return back to Pipalkoti and proceed towards Haridwar and then for your onward journey.
Char Dham by Helicopter
Char Dham Yatra is the most visited and heavily crowded pilgrimage where all the four holy abodes are nestled at a great height in the hills of Uttarakhand. Covering the difficult trekking trails and long distance in mountainous terrains require a lot of time and strength.
So, to make your journey hassle free travel companies have come up with the idea of Char Dham Yatra by helicopter which not only saves the precious time of the pilgrims but also makes their journey quite easy and comfortable. Days had gone a long back when you had to take out 11 or 12 days plan to visit the shrines of Char Dham as with the helicopter services, now it is possible to cover the distance in 2 days only.