An epicenter of the religious activities in North India, Uttarakhand is home to the char dham sites—Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, these sites are considered the abode of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The mighty Rivers Ganga and Yamuna flows through these mountains adding to the holiness of the place. The completion of this yatra is believed to liberate a person from the cycle of rebirth. Book a 9 Nights and 10 Days tour package to char dham and embark on the most religious journey of your life.
Destinations: 02 N Barkot – 01 N Harsil – 01 Uttarekashi – 01 N Guptkashi/Sitapur – 01 N Kedarnath – 01 N Guptkashi/Sitapur – 01 N Badrinath – 01 N Srinagar
|Barkot||Camp River View / Amandeep / Similar|
|Harsil||Kalp Kedar / Similar|
|Uttarkashi||Shree Niwas / Similar|
|Guptkashi / Sitapur||Nanda Resort / Shivalik Valley Resort / Similar|
|Kedarnath||GMVN Camp / Bali Ashram / Similar|
|Badrinath||Dwarikesh / Rishi Ganga / Patliputra / Similar|
|Sri Nagar||Chahat / Urvashi / Similar|
|Booking Period||Payment to be done|
|More than 15 days of departure||· 25% of the land package + non-refundable services, if any
· Remaining 75% before 15 days of departure
|Within 15 days of departure||100% Payment at booking creation|
Note: For Issuance of non-refundable services in package, 100% advance need to be deposited. Minimum prepayment will be collected while confirming the package.
|15 days or more prior to departure||25% of the package OR min prepayment, whichever is higher|
|Within 15 days to departure||100% of the package cost|
Day 1 – Pick up from Haridwar and Transfer to Barkot (230 KMS/8 KMS)
Your journey will start from Haridwar, which is also known as the gateway of the char dham yatra. Your OYO tour Captain will coordinate with you in the morning and assist you in taking the seats in a pre-booked vehicle. At around 10 am, post the registration process, you will proceed to Barkot, which is also known as a base point for Yamunotri and Gangotri. From Haridwar, there are two ways to reach Mussoorie (via Mussoorie and via Rishikesh). Depending upon the on-ground traffic situation, your OYO Captain will decide the route and proceed with the shortest route. Route to Barkot via Rishikesh/Chamba is comparatively shorter than the other one. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure getting acclimatized for the high-altitude journey.
Tags: Haridwar, Rishikesh, Barkot
Day 2 – Excursion to Yamunotri Temple (3.5 KMS Drive + 6 KMS one way trek)
Wake up at 6 am, carry your packed breakfast and take a drive to Janki Chatti. This is the place from where your trek (6km) to Yamunotri will start. If you don’t prefer trekking, you may opt for a pony or palki ride (on direct payment). After an ascent that offers beautiful views of the mountains around, you will reach the Yamunotri Temple. Here you can have a bath in the Jamunabai hot water spring. You’ll also come across other religious sites such as the Surya Kund and Divya Shila. Post the temple visit, at approx 3.30 pm, return to Barkot and enjoy an overnight stay.
Tags: Janki Chatti, Yamunotri Temple, Surya Kund, Divya Kund, Hot Water Spring
Day 3 – Barkot to Harsil (180 KMS/7 HRS)
After the breakfast at the hotel, take a seven-hour drive to Harsil. A beautiful unexplored hill station of Uttarakhand, it is situated on the banks of the River Ganga. Harsil is also considered as a hidden Jewel of Uttarakhand which offers eye capturing natural sights. Apart from the dense deodar forests, Harsil offers spellbinding views of the apple orchards. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Tags: Harsil, Apple Orchards, Evening at Leisure
Day 4 – Gangotri Excursion and Transfer to Uttarkashi along with Sightseeing (125 KMS/7 HRS)
After the breakfast at the hotel at 8 am, take a drive to Gangotri. On arrival, you can take a dip in the holy River Ganga also known as Bhagirathi. Next, visit the Gangotri Temple where Goddess Ganga is believed to have touched the earth for the first time. This 18th century temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga which is located near the sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva. After this, proceed to Uttarkashi, which is another important pilgrimage center and has served as the meditational ground for many great sages over the years. On arrival, get ready for darshan at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed to be built by the sage Parshuram. The evening aarti will fill you with a different kind of energy. Located opposite to this temple is the Shakti Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the temple is famous for the huge trishul it houses. Post the temple visit, enjoy an overnight accommodation in Uttarkashi.
Tags: Gangotri, Gangotri Dham, Uttarkashi, Vishwanath Temple, Shakti Temple
Day 5 – Transfer to Guptakashi/Sitapur (245 KMS/8 HRS)
After a wholesome breakfast at the hotel, take an eight-hour drive to your next destination of the trip, Guptakashi. Loacted on the way to Kedarnath, it is perched at an altitude of 1319m above the sea-level. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 6 – Transfer to Kedarnath via Son Prayag (18 KMS Drive + 20 KMS Trek/7-8 HRS)
After an early breakfast, at approx. 7 am, take a seven-hour drive to Sonprayag. From here, embark on a 20km trek to Kedarnath. If walking a long distance doesn’t suit you, you can hire a palki or horse to reach the top (On direct Payment). The trek route is along the Mandakini River amidst the shiny snow-capped mountain ranges. Taking every step towards Kedarnath will make you more devoted towards ‘Baba Kedarnath’. The Pious environment of Kedarnath will rejuvenate you from within. On arrival, make yourself comfortable in the government camps/lodges and enjoy an overnight accommodation.
Tags: Sonprayag, Kedarnath
Day 7 – Transfer to Guptakashi and Sightseeing (20 KMS Trek + 18 KMS Drive/6-7 HRS)
Wake up early morning at 4 am, after taking a holy bath, proceed for darshan at the Kedarnath Temple to participate in the ‘abhishek’. You can go to the garbh griha and worship the idol. Post the darshan, come back to the camps for the breakfast. After the breakfast, you can spend some time at leisure. The hard journey till the temple seems worth it once you feel the magical aura of the place. Take a bath in the hot spring of the temple and feel rejuvenated. Later, return to the camp and begin your descent to Sonprayag. From here, take a return drive to Guptakashi. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Tags: Kedarnath Temple, Hot Water Spring, Sonprayag, Guptakashi
Day 8 – Transfer to Badrinath and Sightseeing (230 KMS/8 HRS)
After the breakfast at the hotel, take an eight-hour drive to Badrinath. The drive takes you through the Hindu pilgrimage sites of Ukhimath, Chopta and Joshimath. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and relax for a while. Later, proceed for the darshan at the Badrinath Temple. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is perched along the banks of the River Alaknanda. After attending the temple aarti, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Tags: Badrinath, Badrinath Temple
Day 9 – Transfer to Srinagar along with Sightseeing (195 KMS/7 HRS)
Wake up early morning; take a bath in Tapt Kund and proceed for a darshan of the Lord Badri Vishal. Post the darshan, you can enjoy the various attractions around. These include Mana village, the last Indian village before Tibet; Vyas Gufa, where sage Vyas scripted the Hindu epic Mahabhartha; Charan Paduka, where you can find Lord Vishnu’s footprints. The other attractions include Narad Kund, Bhim Pul and Vishnuprayag. Post visiting these places, take a drive to Srinagar via Rudraprayag. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Tags: Tapt Kund, Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Charan Paduka, Narad Kund, Bhim Pul, Vishnuprayag, Srinagar
Day 10 – Devprayag Excursion and Transfer to Haridwar for Departure
This is the last day of your char dham yatra. After the breakfast, take a six-hour drive to Haridwar via Devprayag. One of the panch prayags, Devprayag is the place where the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet. On arrival at Devprayag, visit the Raghunathji Temple. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is believed to be built in the 8th century. Post the darshan, resume your journey to Haridwar from where you will depart.
Tags: Devprayag, Raghunathji Temple, Haridwar