Char Dham Yatra

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  • Start : Dehradun
    End : Haridwar

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    Uttarakhand

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Tour Highlights


Kedarnath is Situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand,
✔ Believed to be the most remote pilgrimage spot in chardham yatra.
✔ Kedarnath was built by Pandavas in the ancient time. 
✔ The grey stone structure is an architectural marvel because of its imposing design and its ability to survive for so many centuries in such a harsh terrain.
✔ Badrinath is considered one of the most holy places in Hindu religion
✔ Badrinath temple is part of both Char Dham and Chota Char Dham. 
✔ Yamunotri is the second most holy river of India.
✔ Yamuntori is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
✔ Yamunotri Dham is the first stop in the pilgrimage. 
✔ The shrine of Yamunotri built in 1839 by the king of Tehri, Naresh Sudarshan Shah.
✔ Gangotri Dham is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, who said to have taken birth earth to absolve the human kind sins.
✔ Gangotri is situated in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the original temple of Gangotri was built by by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gurkha general, in the early 19th century.

Inclusion/Exclusion


Inclusion in cost during the yatra:
09 Nights Accommodation during the trip will beprovided using Standard Category of hotel at alllocation in Base room category on Twin sharingbasis.
✔ Meals as specified in the itinerary on MAP basis (it will be basic Indian vegetarian Meals on buffet basis)
✔ Transportation using Non-AC vehicle on sharing basis from Dehradun till Haridwar as per the itinerary and given routine.
✔ All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances

Exclusion in cost during the atra:
Mandatory GST of 5% on Invoice Amount
✖ Any kind of Travel / Health Insurance (Trekveda strictly recommend each traveller to please carry your own travel / health insurance)
✖ Any Meals /Snacks / Beverages in during trip
✖ Any of Cost for Airfare, Train fare
✖ Any kind of medical expenses
✖ Accommodation and Meals in Dehradun ( Will be subject to additional cost)
✖ Any tips, laundry, Phone call, liquors, mineral water, camera fee or any other personal nature expenses
✖ Airport pickup and drop services ( Will be subject to additional cost)
✖ Any other fee / charges not mentioned in the cost included section
✖ Any pony Cost for Kedarnath Trek on direct payment – Subject to additional cost
✖ Any Helicopter charges - subject to additional cost
✖ Any kind of rituals or Pooja Ceremonies 

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Tour Highlights


Kedarnath is Situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand,
✔ Believed to be the most remote pilgrimage spot in chardham yatra.
✔ Kedarnath was built by Pandavas in the ancient time. 
✔ The grey stone structure is an architectural marvel because of its imposing design and its ability to survive for so many centuries in such a harsh terrain.
✔ Badrinath is considered one of the most holy places in Hindu religion
✔ Badrinath temple is part of both Char Dham and Chota Char Dham. 
✔ Yamunotri is the second most holy river of India.
✔ Yamuntori is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
✔ Yamunotri Dham is the first stop in the pilgrimage. 
✔ The shrine of Yamunotri built in 1839 by the king of Tehri, Naresh Sudarshan Shah.
✔ Gangotri Dham is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, who said to have taken birth earth to absolve the human kind sins.
✔ Gangotri is situated in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the original temple of Gangotri was built by by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gurkha general, in the early 19th century.

Inclusion/Exclusion


Inclusion in cost during the yatra:
09 Nights Accommodation during the trip will beprovided using Standard Category of hotel at alllocation in Base room category on Twin sharingbasis.
✔ Meals as specified in the itinerary on MAP basis (it will be basic Indian vegetarian Meals on buffet basis)
✔ Transportation using Non-AC vehicle on sharing basis from Dehradun till Haridwar as per the itinerary and given routine.
✔ All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances

Exclusion in cost during the atra:
Mandatory GST of 5% on Invoice Amount
✖ Any kind of Travel / Health Insurance (Trekveda strictly recommend each traveller to please carry your own travel / health insurance)
✖ Any Meals /Snacks / Beverages in during trip
✖ Any of Cost for Airfare, Train fare
✖ Any kind of medical expenses
✖ Accommodation and Meals in Dehradun ( Will be subject to additional cost)
✖ Any tips, laundry, Phone call, liquors, mineral water, camera fee or any other personal nature expenses
✖ Airport pickup and drop services ( Will be subject to additional cost)
✖ Any other fee / charges not mentioned in the cost included section
✖ Any pony Cost for Kedarnath Trek on direct payment – Subject to additional cost
✖ Any Helicopter charges - subject to additional cost
✖ Any kind of rituals or Pooja Ceremonies 


Char Dham Yatra

In the Land of God Uttarakhand, located these four pilgrim-destinations namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, known as Char Dham. Char Dham Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Each of these four sites is devoted to a specific deity. Yamunotri is dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna who goes along the pilgrims to the high altitudes of the picturesque Rawai Valley. It is believed that a bath in the waters of the Yamuna protects the devotee from untimely death. Gangotri is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga. The shrine overlooks the River Bhagirathi, another name of River Ganga – the name having been derived from the myth of the ancient King Bhagirath’s penance that succeeded in bringing her upon the earth from the heaven. Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also a part of the Panch Kedar. It is the northernmost Jyotirlinga and is close to the source of the holy River Mandakini. Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated on the bank of the River Alaknanda. According to legend, Lord Vishnu meditated here while his consort Lakshmi took the form of a berry (Badri) tree to offer him shade.

Altitude
The altitude of Badrinath Trek is 10,278 Ft. Kedarnath trek is 11,278 Ft. Gangotri trek 10,000Ft. Yamnotri 10,613 Ft.
The trek will open up the glimpse of beautiful mountains around. The important thing that one has to keep in mind is to take the proper medication with them at the higher altitude. Though we provide every possible thing but it is always better to keep your medicines. Hydration is the most important part when you trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.

Difficulty Level
Charm Dham Yatra trek can be done easily, the trek is favorable to all ages. However, Pathways have steeps with boulders; trekker should know little techniques and walk carefully. Then one can do it easily.

Is it suitable for children’s?
This Himalayan trek is graded as easy to Moderate trek so it can be chosen to take the family.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?
This Himalayan trek is graded as easy to Moderate trek so it can be chosen to take the family.

Season
The best time to visit Char Dham Yatra trek is April, May and first half of June; the trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the destination glows the most. The landscape is beyond imagination; the gigantic mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing. Enriched by the glory of nature Trekking in Uttarakhand can be the best experience in all seasons.

Average temperature
The temperature ranges from 7 degrees to 17 degrees. In May: Moderate cold with temperature range going up to 18 degrees. The nights will get cold. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.

Trek Itinerary : Char Dham Yatra

DAY 1: Dehradun to Barkot (1352 Meters) by surface 135 Kms approx 6 Hrs
Today morning, we report at said location in Dehradun, meet and greeted by company representative/ guide and thereafter we proceed our drive to Barkot via Mussoorie and Kempty Fall. Treat your eyes with the whole beauty of mountains while driving to Barkot. Drive early as possible to reach on time and after reaching Barkot relax while day explore the majestic environment and restore your energy for the next day. Rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel
Meals Dinner Only

Day 2: Day Excursion to Yamunotri (3535 Meters) by surface 36 Kms and by Trek 6 Kms
Today we start early from our hotel probably with packed breakfast, initially we drive for 36 Kms to Jankichatti from here we start our trek
to Yamunotri for approx 6 Kms. We enjoy our walk through lush green valley’s reach in flora and fauna. Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. At Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the Tapt kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila. (Any Pooja ceremony and offerings will be atadditional cost, which can be directly pay by the clients).
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel
Meals Breakfast / Dinner Only

Day 3: Barkot to Uttarkashi (1352 Meters) by surface 90 Kms approx 5-6 Hrs
Today we drive to Uttarkhashi. After reaching the hotel take a rest and then explore the destination. Visit the nearby Vishwanath Temple and Shakti temple in Uttarkashi. Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 Centimeter.
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel
Meals Breakfast / Dinner Only

Day 4: Uttarkashi Excursion to Gangotri (3048 Meters) by surface 110 Kms approx 3-4 Hrs
Early morning (packed breakfast) drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its natural beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Later drive back to Uttarkashi.
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel
Meals Breakfast / Dinner Only

Day 5: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi / Sonprayag (1319 Meters) by surface 225 Kms approx
On this day drive to Guptkashi via Moolgarh and Lambgoan. Witness the Mandakhini River at Tilwara. The river Mandakhini comes from Kedarnath. Also visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. The place name Guptkashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Guptkashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled.
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel
Meals Breakfast / Dinner Only

Day 6: Guptkashi / Sonprayag to Kedarnath Temple by surface approx 30 Kms and By Trek
Today, we is one of the most important and long day of the trek, we start early morning Sonprayag / Gaurikund, from where we start our trek to Kedarnath Temple, we trek on one of the most beautiful path with mesmerizing snow peak mountains and valleys. The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar, and his locks (hair) with the head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four abovementioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.
Note: Though it would be challenging to complete the trek on same day, if you are not used to, however it can be done if you take ponies or a helicopter while going to Kedarnath. (Pony and Helicopter cost will be at additional cost) There is limited accommodation in Kedarnath; in case of non-availability of rooms the location might change in order to accommodate our group.
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel / Ashram
Meals Breakfast / Dinner Only

Day 7: Guptkashi to Badrinath (3133 Meters) by surface 160 Kms approx 6-7 Hrs
Morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Check in to the hotel arrival in Badrinath. Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in the evening. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There is another interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund, and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three km of Badrinathjee. Badrinath one of the ‘Ancient Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.
Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bath before entering the Badrinath temple.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara: As the name suggests, Vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 km. from Badrinath out of which 2 km. is
motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati River. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been
placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel
Meals Breakfast / Dinner Only

Day 8: Badrinath to Joshimath to Rudraprayag by surface 165 Kms approx
Today start early witness the beauty of Badrinath Temple participate in morning Pooja ceremony, later in the afternoon we proceed our drive to Rudraprayag via Joshimath.
Overnight stay at Guest House / Hotel
Meals Breakfast / Dinner Only

Day 9 : Rudraprayag to Haridwar by surface 165 Kms approx 5-6 Hrs
Morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by the 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 hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Later visit Rishikesh Temples Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla. Drop at Haridwar.
No Accommodation
Meals Breakfast Only

Cameras- You can carry a camera and batteries with you to click some mesmerizing pictures; however inside the temple you can carry them. 

Phones- BSNL is the only SIM mostly works in Himalayas, so if possible carry one of the SIM to stay connected to your family.

First aid Kit- Carry your own small first aid kit and the prescribed medicines by the doctor to you. .

Clothing’s/Footwear’s- Carry warm clothes with you as it will be cold in the Himalayas, try wearing 2, 3 layers and one jacket. Footwear’s needs to be tough and prefer sport water proof shoes. 

Other Accessories 

  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Toilet kit
  • Flash Light with extra batteries
  • Sun Glasses, Sun Hat, Monkey Cap, Woollen Gloves
  • Water bottles- unbreakable (Min 1 litters capacity) 
  • Camera and film and extra batteries for electronic camera
  • Rain Gear-Your raincoat should be roomy and have a water proof hood.
  • Dust masks, strong sun cream and chopstick, Moisturizers, Money pouch/belts etc. 
  • Water purification tablets
  • Walking stick 
  • Washing Kit

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1. When Char Dham Yatra initiates and end?
The Yatra starts in summer season when the snow starts melting from the mountains and the routes take you to the Dhams. In last week of April and get closed by the first week of November. After the completion of Diwali, the shrines get closed for the next 6 months due to abundant snowfall and the immense cold weather.

2. Why Char Dham Yatra is so significant?
Char Dham in Uttarakhand is one of the most significant spiritual journeys of Hindus where pilgrims from different corners of the world come to seek the blessings from the deities and to attain liberation and salvation from the cycle of birth and death. Here, take a holy dip into two holiest rivers of India- the Ganges and River Yamuna and this make one free from all their committed sins and this makes Char Dham Yatra a significant pilgrimage.

3. What is the best and the safest time to go on this holy Yatra?
There are two peak seasons to embark on this holy Yatra i.e. April to June and then September and October. 

4.What are some of the issues we can face on the journey? 
Carry ample cash with you as you won’t find ATMs everywhere so it is better to be with enough cash to utilize in case of an emergency. No matter which month are you selecting for your Char Dham Darshan, you are always advised to carry woolens with you as there is no consistency in the climatic condition especially night becomes cold? You are not going to find medical stores everywhere in the state so do carry your medical kit to avoid any serious trouble.

5. Is opting for helicopter services to cover this holy Yatra is better option?
There are many benefits if you complete this religious tour with helicopter services like it transforms this immensely challenging journey into a simpler and faster one.

6. What are the documents needed for this pilgrimage?
Valid ID proof like Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport (mandatory for foreigners), etc.
Other things that you need to carry along with you are medical kit containing that particular medicine if you have any prolonging illness, if you are covering the trekking trails then you must be equipped with trekking gears like a proper pair of shoes, comfortable dresses, etc.

7. Is the journey safe for senior citizens?
Yes, it is safe for every aged person; however, it will be very difficult for the old-aged people to cover the trekking distance on foot, so they can opt for helicopter services.

8. Is it mandatory to register ourselves for this sacred tour?
Yes, the registration for Char Dham Yatra is mandatory as the government wants to keep a record of every devotee. This registration procedure has become compulsory after the flood incident in 2013. Also, both online and offline mode of registration is available that one can select as per their wish.

9. Is there any issue in finding accommodation there?
No, there are enough hotels established in the state and the regions where you will be making your halt on the way to the pilgrimages. But, if you are visiting the sites in the peak season then you need to be pro-active in booking your hotels in advance or else you won’t find a good place to stay.
 

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