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Kedarnath and Badrinath
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Yatra Highlights
  • Visit to Haridwar (Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi temple, Ganga Aarti & Har Ki Paudi).
  • Visit to Chardham Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Sri Badrinath ji.
  • Visit to Panch Prayag (Deoprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag, Nandprayag & Vishnuprayag).
  • Visit to Mussoorie “The Queen of Hills”.
  • Visit to ancient temples of Vishvanath ji.
  • Visit to Chopta “The mini Switzerland of India”.
  • Visit to Mana village, the last village on Indo-Tibet border.
  • Visit to Rishikesh.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the Yatra:
  • Breakfast & Dinner in Premium & Deluxe package.
  • Exclusive car for the family/group.
  • Airport/Railway Station pickup and transfer.
  • Accommodation in double rooms with attached toilet and bath.
  • Hot water facility.
  • Transportation as mentioned, Non AC vehicle during hill journey.
  • All taxes.
Exclusion in cost during the Yatra:
  • Lunch.
  • Meals in Standard Package.
  • Pony/Palki charges.
  • Helicopter charges.
  • Ropeway fare.
  • Priority Darshan charges.
  • Special Pooja charges.
  • Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges.
  • Extra transport charges in the event of landslides.
  • Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
Short Itinerary

Day 1:Haridwar – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr) Height: 1319 MTS.

Day 2:Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi (30kms by road & 19kms Trek one way) Height: 3384 MTS.

Day 3:Guptkashi – Badrinath (160kms/7hr) Height: 3133 MTS.

Day 4:Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr) Height: 895 MTS.

Day 5:Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr).

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Overview

Uttarakhand is famous for its many Hindu temples and pilgrimage destinations as well as scenic natural surroundings with mountains, rivers, glaciers, abundant greenery and many other natural elements. The climate remains favorable for the tourists almost throughout the year.

Do Dham Yatra here includes the sacred pilgrimage; Kedarnath and Badrinath. Badrinath is situated between Nar and Narayan mountain range in Uttarakhand is one of the most sacred pilgrim for Hindu Devotees in India. The popular belief is that Badarinath was the domain of Lord Shiva, and Lord Vishnu managed to unseat Shiva from here to Kedarnath. Another belief is that when Ganga made her descend to earth she split up in to twelve streams and one among the channels, Alakananda felt on Kedarnath which gives Badrinath its majestic look.

Another is Kedarnath; the Pandavas sought the blessings of lord Shiva to atone their sin after the battle of Mahabharata. Lord Shiva eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed, he dived into ground leaving behind his hump on the surface.

Altitude

The altitude of Badrinath Trek is 10,278 Ft. Gangotri trek is 13, 123 Ft. to 21,325 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

Do 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?

Kids between 10 to 17 ages can trek to Do Dham Yatra Trek.

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 Do 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 : Kedarnath and Badrinath

Day 1 : Haridwar – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr) Height: 1319 MTS.

Altitude : 4,327 Ft.

Time Taken : 8 to 9 hrs

The morning after breakfast, drive to Guptkashi via Rudraprayag & Devprayag. You can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel's arrival in Guptakashi. Overnight stay at Guptakashi.

Day 2 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 km each side, 31/2 hrs)

Altitude : 3,799 Ft to 11,204 Ft.

On this day drive in the morning to reach Gangotri - situated along the Bhagirathi river also know as river Ganges, Gangotri is yet another important Dham. GANGOTRI DHAM was build in the 18th century. The temple is a modest granite structure first built in the 18th century and rebuilt by the Maharaja of Jaipur. Hindus believe that Goddess Ganga was brought down to earth by the mythological King Bhagirathi. Also the Ganga is believed to contain 'Amrit" - holy nectar which is said to cleanse one of all sins. Later drive back to reach Uttarkashi for overnight stay there.

Day 3 : Guptkashi – Badrinath (160kms/7hr) Height: 3133 MTS.

Altitude: 4,327 Ft. to 10,826 Ft.

The morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Visit 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. There are other interesting sightseeing spots like Mana village, Vyas Gufa, Mata murti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three km of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay at Badrinath. 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.

Day 4 : Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr) Height: 895 MTS.

Altitude: 10,826 Ft. to 6,151 Ft. to 2,936 Ft.

The morning after breakfast, the driver for Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Visit on the way Narsingh Temple in Joshimath later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag of the Alaknanda River. It is a confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini river. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag.

Day 5 : Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr).

Time Taken : 5 to 6 hrs

The 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 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. Check-in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

Trekveda: Essentials

Trekking on Gangotri Yatra Trek, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these requirements for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip-Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the important things that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting things that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspects of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus the problems. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks Goechala, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So, during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denim for the substitute for the trek pants since they are not comforting to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sunburn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be used on personal choice depending upon the physical and weather conditions.


Accessories

Sun glasses: Sun Glasses will help to protect you from snow blindness, you should carry one on High altitude trek.

Sun cap: The sun feels brighter and nearer at high altitude treks like Goechala. Used sun caps to save your neck and face from sun Burns, Especially if you are trekking at the end of the day.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory for each trek.

Synthetic hand gloves: Bring one set of Woolen and one Waterproof hand gloves to save your hands from cold.

Socks (2 sets): Carry 2 pair of sports socks and a pair of woollen socks as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature at night.

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is your own choice, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but at times it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practices you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like a water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuff into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)

Dexamethasone – 1 strip

Nifedipine – 5 tablets


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to follow while going for the treks, however, Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which are inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paperwork.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking on Goechala is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Goechala.

Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at Goechala demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Gangotri Yatra Trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking on Goechala has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for Gangotri Yatra Trek

Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Goechala from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Gangotri Yatra Trek as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Goechala if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.

It’s suggested to take every single illness into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

Difficult treks are more adventurous than easy ones. But going on some High-altitude trek like Goechala without calculating its risk is utter stupidity. Safety of our trekkers is on our highest priority list and we do everything to ensure the safe and enjoyable trek.

But:

Sometimes Due to some unfavourable conditions, Trekkers have to face some problems.

So, here we are talking about some risk involve while trekking and their appropriate response.

People always respond as they have learned. Here you will learn to respond on treks while facing unreliable situations. We listed some “What If situation” and their answers best on years on trekking experience we have.

Risk: Altitude

On high altitude trek, there is a risk of Acute mountain sicknesses like Nausea, Headache and general discomfort. It will not affect everyone but sometimes the new trekker will face HAPE and HACE, which is a part of AMS.

Response: If you feel any of symptoms of AMS or any other discomfort, Inform your trek leader As soon as possible. All the trek leader is trained, they will give you proper measure to ensure your safety on the trek. All the campsite has Oxygen mask, Stretcher and fully equip the first Kid to address the situation like this.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unpredictable in mountains, no one can predict about the weather situation you will face while trekking. So, we always begin trek in favourable trekking conditions.

Response: All the trek leaders are mountaineers, they are the best person to decide if it’s safe to trek further or not. The decision of trek leader will final in bad weather condition.

Risk: Injuries

Treks are not straight as roads do. Your route will be zigzag or up or down. Small Injuries like bruises or leg Sprain are common but serious injuries like major cuts or fracture is rare.

Response: We only work with certified Wilderness as trek leaders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can treat small injuries easily. If any trek member faces serious injuries then they will be taken to the nearest hospital available at that time.

Risk: Lack of Communication Device

We sometimes face network problems in Big cities, Facing the same issue on treks is undustable Still, we do our best to connect you with your loved ones.

Response: We use walkie-talkies and sometimes runner to communicate between the campsite and Basecamp. You guardian can send a message on base camp and the base manager will convey your message towards you.

Gangotri Yatra Trek Route

First you have to reach Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Railway Station.

And the get a drive to Jaubhari from NJP which is 109 km drive and from Bagdogra its 106 km.

Trains Available from Delhi: Dibrugarh Rajdhani Exp, Mahananda Exp, Brahmaputra Mail, Udaipur City Exp etc.

There are nonstop flights available from Delhi to Bagdogra.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Goechala is moderate type trek which is suitable for beginners if they have at least 2 months physical and mental conditioning. However, even being a moderate type trek, proper study of the trek must be made.

Trekking at Goechala, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions.

To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.

Getting to the Gangotri Yatra Trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.


Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Goechala demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.


Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Gangotri Yatra Trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.


Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.


Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Gangotri Yatra Trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.


Fitness routine overview

  • Try to cover 5 KM in 45 minutes, When you start preparing.
  • Slowly increase your distance to 7 KM at the same time (45 Minutes). After some time you will get the stamina to run longer. Continue this until you can reach 10 KM in 80 -90 Minute, Then stick to Routine till Trek date.
  • If you are older than 45 years and prefer to walk then Jogging. Then Work on completing 10 KM in 90 Minutes. If Jogging in fine for you then try to cover 5 KM in 40 Minutes, gradually increase you Jogging distance in the same duration.
  • Cycling is fine too for increasing stamina. If you are the one who prefers cycling over Jogging then your target should be to cover 22 KM in 60 minutes.

All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Yuksom to Yuksom.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, micro spikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 2500 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 3200 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 1,850 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.com or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, the full amount will not be refunded in the first phase. It will take 15 working days to repay the half and another 15 working days for another half of the amount calculated according to the company's cancellation policy.

    Note:

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Every Year Chardham Yatra begins from the month of April or May onwards and continues until October/November as the doors of all four temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yumunotri & Gangotri) remain open till the day of “Diwali Festival” which is celebrated every year during the month the month of October/November. “Diwali festival-Also called Deepawali” is considered as one of the main festival of Hindus and dates of this festival to be decided by the holy saints/Gurus/Priests according to Hindu calendar). After Diwali doors of all temples remain close for the next five or six months due to heavy snow fall and very cold weather as all these temples are located in the remote places of Himalayan Mountain where life is not easy to survive due to uncertain weather conditions.

Char Dham – means four sacred places in India as per Hindu belief. They are PURI, DWARKA, BADRINATH and RAMESHWARAM – collectively known as the Chardham of India are the most sacred of all pilgrimages. It is believed that undertaking a journey to these holy shrines located in the four corners of India washes away one’s sins and relieves one from the cycle of birth and death. However, some people called these places as Char Dham – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinathji (in Uttaranchal) – which although sacred, are not actually char dham. Any Dham is a revered place, but “Char Dham” actually refers to – Puri, Dwarka, Badrinath & Rameshwaram – where live four Shankaracharyas.

Yamunotri remains open from 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM., Gangotri temple timings are 06:15 AM to 09:30 PM., Kedarnath temple is open from 05:00 AM to 03:00 PM and Badrinath temple timings are 4:30 AM to 03:00 PM.

The answer is yes. Now these days it has become very easy for thirtha yatra, Yamunotri and Kedarnath is hard to reach, but you can hire Palki to go up, transportation reaches very close to rest of the places.

Please note that these are high altitude areas,and thus it is advised that people who have any respiratory problems or cardio-vascular problems to seek doctor’s advice before venturing to these areas.

Chardham Yatra can be starts either from Delhi or Haridwar as being a capital of India, Delhi is connected with almost entire World & all major Cities of India through various flight connections and Trains. Road connectivity from Delhi to Haridwar is very good as by road it is just 210 km/ 5 hours drive (approx). One can travel by air from Delhi to Dehradun (Joly Grant Aiport) which is just 41 Km away (1 hrs drive approx) from Haridwar. Nearest Railway station of Haridwar is just 16 Km before of “Har-Ki-Pauri” (Haridwar) and train journey from Delhi to Haridwar takes only 4-5 hrs approx. Chardham Yatra starts from Delhi-Hardiwar-Barkot-Yamunotri-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Rudraprayag-Badrinath-Joshimath-Srinagar(Garwal)-Rishikesh-Delhi. These places can be covered in approx 12 days from Delhi to Delhi and from Haridwar to Haridwar it takes approx 11 days.

Chardham Yatra is considered is as one of the toughest Yatra in Himalayan region, so don’t take it lightly as one should physically and mentally fit to travel this circuit. Weather of Char Dham Circuit is very uncertain as temperature changes almost three times in a day since day time is hot and evening is pleasant but nights are some time very cold. It is advisable to take heavy woollen cloths such as warm Jacket, Coat, Sweater, Gloves & woollen socks and good walking shoes with grip, slippers & sandals, first aid kit. Also carry Insect repellent or lotions to avoid any mosquito infection. One can carry rain coat as well as some time its rain in this circuit as weather can be changed at any time here.

Don’t forget to bring personal medicines during your trip to Char Dham Circuit if you are patient of any such dieses like any kind of allergies, diabetes or asthma or any such conditions that may require emergency treatment and are specially advised to carry prescriptions of the medicines and also preferably carry a letter from your physician during your trip.

The fare of helicopter ticket to Kedarnath is approx Rs 7,990/- per person from Phata, which includes return helicopter fare with exclusive of priority darshan as per the prevalent rate.

Option1: By Train till Haridwar or Delhi

You can take train to Haridwar/Delhi from Howrah and fare depends on which class you book. Delhi/Haridwar to Gaurikund by bus or taxi. Then about 11 km trek to Kedarnath Temple.

Option2: By Flight till Delhi

You can take flight to Delhi from Kolkata and fare depends on which class you book. Delhi to Gaurikund by bus or taxi. Then about 11 km trek to Kedarnath Temple.

Yes, you can take your child on kedarnath yatra trek. The age limit is 5 year's

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Gangotri has plenty of hotels near the main temple itself so it should not be a problem to find a room. Only the rooms in GMVN can be booked in advance but usually they are almost full in the months of May and June. Do not worry, you will get the rooms easily. In case, you do not get then, turn back to Dharali and Harsil about 20 Kms before Gangotri. These places also have many hotels.

All the Char Dham camps are equipped with first aid facilities in the Char Dham camps which along with a number of medicines and bandages also contain oxygen cylinders for the Yatras suffering from altitude sickness. Government has also set up medical relief posts to help with people looking for emergency medical checkups. It also advised for the Yatris to carry their own set of first aid box with all the emergency and relevant medical items that one may need during the time of an emergency.

Planning to pack for your Char Dham Yatra is one of the most hectic things that you will be experiencing. One thing is common that the weather conditions here are extremely cold and by night it gets freezing. Do not underestimate the weather in this case and here are a few important and highly relevant things that you should always include: a first aid kit, thermals, winter accessories like woolen gloves, mufflers, scarves, a backpack for carrying items like torches, spare batteries, chocolates, portable charger etc. also make sure to carry a raincoat, good pair of comfortable walking shoes and mosquito repellant.

Going for the Char Dham Yatra during the opening months of May to June and then again during the closing months of September to November are considered to be the best time to visit Char Dham Yatra. Avoid going on Char Dham Yatra during the monsoon months of July to September. Helicopter services during these times are suspended owing to the bad and unexpected weather conditions. The entire region remains prone to landslides and torrential rains. Make sure before booking and confirming your tickets or package to the Char Dham portals, that you are not going during the rainy seasons since you may even end up losing a lot of money.

ATMs are not a widely available service and facility in and around Char Dham sites. It would be a wise option for you to withdraw out some cash before commencing the journey on available places. Although there are ATMs available in the nearby pilgrimage towns that fall en route your journey to the holy destinations.

The Yamunotriopens on the auspicious day of AkshayaTritiya and closes on the second day of Diwali

The Gangotriopens on the auspicious day of AkshayaTritiya and closes on the day of Diwali.

The opening date of Kedarnath Temple depends on the occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri and the door closes on second day after Diwali i.e. on Bhai Dooj

The opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed on BasantPanchami and closing date is fixed on Vijaydashami.

Since the Yatra takes place at a higher altitude and involves lots of walking, therefore people between age group of 7-65 years are more preferred to take the Yatra.

It is very important to get yourself registered with proper photo-id. And one of the best and easy way for the registration is the online registration. Go to the website of ChaloChardham and register there. After the registration, an online registration slip will be generated and that should be shown to the any counter to take the registration card.

Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest located airport. And the nearest located railway station is Rishikesh.

It is very important to get a full body check-up and earn a certificate for the same. Medical certificate will tell you if you are fit to go for the trekking at higher altitudes or not.

Though the Yatrapackage provide basic first aid. Every Chardhamyatra package make sure to provide the basic first aid facility, still one should carry their own kit having basic medicines and ointments.


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