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Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Badrinath- Shrinagar- Haridwar.
Day Wise Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Haridwar
On arrival at Railways station meet our representative and drive to Hotel. On arrival check in at the hotel. Go for evening Aarti at Har ki Pauri Overnight stay at the Hotel. (Sight Seen: - Bharat Mata Mandir Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi,Daksh Prajapati Mandir.(Haridwar).
Day 02: Barkot(180 kms/ 8 hrs.)
After breakfast proceed to Barkot via Mussoorie.Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure.It is suggested on Reaching Barkot go for proper rest. Acclimatize your mind and body to start a trek next day (6KM) to Yamunotri from JanakiChatti. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel at Hotel.Sight Seen:-Kempty Fall (Mussoorie)
Day 03: Barkot – same day excursion to Yamunotri Temple. (45 kms. Drive (2 hrs) + 6 kms. Trek – one way) - Barkot
Take very early morning breakfast and drive to Jankichatti from where your 5Km one way trekking to Yamunotri starts. Upon arrival at Yamunotri offer your prayer to Yamunotri temple with boiled rice .After spending some time return back to base camp and drive to Barkot. Dinner and overnight stay at Barkot.
Yamunotri (First Dham): Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is one of the four sites in India's Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the western most shrines in Chardham yatra.
The temple of Yamuna, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna, like the Ganges, has been elevated to the status of a divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization. Close to the temple is hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities, Surya Kund is the most important kund. Near the Surya Kund there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshipped before puja at main temple.Devotees prepare rice and potatoes, tied in muslin cloth, to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam.
Day 04: Barkot / Uttarkashi(Maneri)( 125 kms/ 5 hrs.)
Post breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free for your personal activities. Uttarkashi is describing as the Kashi of North since all the features of it, is almost similar to the original Kashi (One of the most auspicious place for the Hindus). Dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi.(Sight Seen:- Radi Ghati, Shiv Gufa,Kashi vishwanath temple(Maa durga trishool)
Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri –Uttarkashi (100 kms./ 6 hrs.)
After getting refresh and having Breakfast drive to Gangotri .Pay you tribute to the Mata Ganga and spending some time there, return back to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi.(Sight Seen:-Harsil View from upside,Bhairav Ghati,Lanka bridge, Gangnani(Hot and cold water spring).
Gangotri (Second Dham): The origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Gurkha general Amar Singh Thapa. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges.
Day 06: Uttarkashi/ Guptkashi (Sitapur)–(210 kms: 07 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Day 07: Guptkashi (Sitapur)/ Kedarnath& Back (same day visit to Kedarnath by Helicopter)
Post breakfast drive to base camp near Sitapur from where you have to trek to Kedarnath. After completing all registration formality start you trekking for Kedarnath. On arrival at Kedarnath stay at Government made Camps with your own cost which will be nominal.
Kedarnath (Third Dham) - Kedarnath, the remotest and the most magnificent of the dhams, is located in Lord Shiva’s own country. The sheer majesty of the shrine’s natural setting – the towering mountains mantled in snow, the tumbling streams and rivers, and green meadows and forests -- and the arduous trek that gets you to it, serve to further cement the deep-rooted faith that this temple inspires in the devout. This is one sacred site that has remained almost unchanged for centuries and has a spiritual energy all its own. For the devotee of Lord Shiva this is the last frontier for the ultimate path to salvation.
Day 08 – Kedarnath – Guptkashi (17kms trek +40 kms drive, 9 hrs)
Next morning after getting darshan of Load Kedarnath start you return trekking to Sitapur base camp and drive to Guptkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Day 09: Guptkashi (Sitapur)/ Badrinath (200 kms. / 7 hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Badrinath. On arrival check in at hotel. After fresh up go for the darshan of
Load Badrinath. Dinner and overnight stay at Badrinath. (Sight Seen:-Narsimh Mandir(jyoshimath), Auli by ropeway Asia Highest Cable Car(Additonal Cost –INR 700 per person).
Badrinath (Forth Dham) - Badrinath and its route is for the newcomer, a journey of initiation. For those who are visiting the shrine, the landmarks and vistas forever provide a newer view, a different emotion, and a further nuance to an experience in memory. The journey to Badrinath can sometimes be unforgiving, but only to a closed mind. The people visiting the shrine are but the faces of the country. Journey from Rishikesh to Badrinath, to borrow from one of Sir Edmund Hillary’s expeditions, is, in many ways, a journey from the ocean to the sky, as much mental as physical. And another route to heaven – and spiritual liberation.
Day 10: Badrinath/ Rudraprayag (Kirti Nagar Or Shrinagar )(200 kms/7 hrs.)
After very early breakfast drive to Rudraprayag . On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at
Rudraprayag /Kirti Nagar.(
of all holy rivers)
Day 11: Rudraprayag (Kirti Nagar)/ Devprayag/ Haridwar (140 Km/5 hrs) After breakfast drive to
Haridwar en route visiting Rishikesh. Overnight stay at the Haridwar.(Sight Seen:-Ram jhoola,laxman
jhoola,geeta bhawan,pramarth niketan, then aarti h pramarth niketan(Rishikesh)
Day 12: Haridwar After breakfast drive to Haridwar railway Station –proceed for onward journey.
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