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Chardham Yatra (2012)

Durations : 11Nights / 12Days
Destinations : Delhi, Rishikesh, Barkot
(Yamunotri), Barkot, Uttarkashi (Gangotri), Uttarkashi, Guptkashi, Kedarnath, Pipalkoti, Badrinath, Srinagar, Hardwar, Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi – Rishikesh: Drive 230 Kms (7–8 hrs)
Arrive at Delhi and transfer to Rishikesh by road, take lunch en-route. On arrival, check-in to hotel to relax. Free in the Evening. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 02 : Rishikesh – Barkot : Drive 170 Kms. (7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, visit Lakshman Jhoola and other for local sightseeing places. Take early lunch and drive 170 Kms via Mussoorie to reach Barkot in the evening. Visit “Kempty Falls” en-route. On arrival check-in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. A magnificent view of the eternal snow at Bandarpoonch peak can be seen from Barkot.

Day 03 : Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot: Drive 50 Kms till Jankichatti and 5 Kms trek thereafter.
After an early breakfast drive up to Jankichatti, then trek 5 Kms one way through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs, to reach Yamunotri, perform pooja, take holy dip at Yamunotri and take the same route to come back to Barkot. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04 : Barkot - Uttarkashi/Harsil : Drive 100/170 Kms (5 - 8 hrs)
After breakfast drive 100/170 Kms to reach Uttarkashi/Harsil. Check-in to hotel. Take Lunch, evening is free to explore locale. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples & Ashrams, Spend the rest of the day at leisure and local. You may visit famous Vishwanath Temple and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering where Ms Bachhendri Pal, the first Indian woman to reach Mount Everest, received her basic mountaineering training. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel.

Day 05 : Uttarkashi/Harsil – Gangotri – Uttarkashi: Drive 90/22 Kms one way (5 - 8 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river “The Ganges”, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. Drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi: Drive 235 kms. (9–10 hrs)
After an early breakfast leave for the longest journey of the trip by road. Take late lunch en-route at Chamba. On way see the heritage city of Tehri submerged in to the mighty waters of Holy River Ganges, due to the construction of Tehri Dam. Travel along the beautiful river MANDAKINI to reach Guptkashi late in the evening. Guptakashi is a richly rewarding area of colour of imaginative scenery and incredible landscape. Visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 07: Guptkashi – Gaurikund – Kedarnath: Drive 37 kms. (2 hrs) & 14 Kms trek
After breakfast leave for Gaurikund (37 Kms. drive one way). On arrival start your journey on the tough trek ahead to reach Kedarnath by late afternoon. On arrival check in to the guest house. After freshening up and lunch perform Pooja and Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath ji. In the evening, visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the back of the temple. Dinner and overnight stay in guest house.

Day 08: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Guptkashi/ Pipalkoti: 14 Kms trek & Drive 37/164 Kms
After morning darshan Trek 14 Kms & drive 37 Kms to reach Guptakashi for Lunch and further 127 Kms to reach Pipalkoti. Pipalkoti is a busy town cradled in the lap of lush green mountains and terraced fields. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 9 Guptkashi/Pipalkoti – Badrinath: Drive 149/80 Kms
After breakfast leave for Badrinath. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest. Reach Badrinath by late afternoon. Take lunch, evening free for sightseeing. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 10 Badrinath – Srinagar: Drive 190 Kms (7-8 hrs)
After morning Maha-Abhishek pooja and aarti take breakfast and drive to Mana the last Indian village before the Tibetan border and then drive 80 Kms to reach Pipalkoti. Take lunch at Pipalkoti then drive further 115 Kms to reach Srinagar. Check into hotel, dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 11 Srinagar – Hardwar: Drive 130 Kms (5–6 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Haridwar, visit Devprayag (The confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi), to become Ganga. Reach Haridwar in the afternoon. Check into hotel and take lunch. Visit Mansadevi and Chandidevi temple through Ropeway, attend Ganga Arti at Har ki Pauri in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 12 Hardwar – Delhi : Drive 200 Kms (7–8 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Delhi. Take lunch en-route. Tour ends on arrival at Delhi, with the happy memories of the Chardham to cherish.

List of Hotels

Day Place Hotel Name
Regular Package Deluxe Package
Day 1 Rishikesh Hotel Neeraj Bhawan Hotel Natraj
Day 2 Barkot Hotel Akshat/Raturi Annexe Deluxe Rooms at Hotel
Akshat/Raturi Annexe
Day 3 Barkot Hotel Akshat/Raturi Annexe Deluxe Rooms at Hotel
Akshat/Raturi Annexe
Day 4 Uttarkashi/Harsil Mahima Resorts Hotel Kalp Kedar (Harsil)
Day 5 Uttarkashi Mahima Resorts Mahima Resorts
Day 6 Guptakashi

Hotel Raj Palace

Hotel Raj Palace (AC Rooms)
Day 7 Kedarnath Himachal House - II Punjab & Sindh Awas
Day 8 Pipalkoti Uday Palace Le-Meadows/Uday Palace(
Super Deluxe rooms)
Day 9 Badrinath Hotel Yoga Hotel Snow Crest
Day 10 Srinagar Hotel Samrat Riverside Resort
Day 11 Haridwar Hotel The Urmi Hotel Godwin

Note : The above list Is Indicative only and in case of non availability simillar/alternate hotels shall be provided