01: DELHI -HARIDWAR -RISHIKESH
breakfast drive to Rishikesh (240 kms. / 6-7 hrs).
Hardwar or Haridwar are two names for the same piece.
The whole of Uttranchal is dotted with temples of vishnu
& shiva. Vishnu is known as Hari and shiva as har
dwar means gate, and it is for this reason that this
place is known as haridwar or hardwar, as it is the
gateway to shri badrinath and shri Kedarnath, the holy
shrines of hari and har. The hindu pantheon allows freedom
of worship of gods in any form.
is the starting point for the char dham pilgrimage
of the Hindus in which pilgrims go to Yamunotri,
Gangotri, Kedarnath and badrinath to seek spiritual
salvation. On the way to the Garhwal Himalayas
and the Sikh shrine at Hemkund sahib one passes
Rishikesh. We will be staying at Rishikesh and
most scenic place is GANGA RESORTS although other
luxury resorts and hotels are also available.
02: RISHIKESH -JOSHIMATH
RISHIKESH early morning for Joshimath via Devprayag,
Ruderprayag, Karanprayag and Nandprayag see those
places famous for confluence of two great river
and proceed to Joshimath via Chamoli and Pipalkoti.
Arrived Joshimath late afternoon visit adi guru
shankracharya seat Narshimha temple or a visit
to Auli (famous winter hill resort for skiing)Drive
another 14kms to Auli and check into MHE Himalayan
03: JOSHIMATH– BADRINATH- JOSHIMATH
Auli early in the morning for Badrinath ji reach
Badrinath at 11 am.
Badrinath is one of the four dhams of the country and
situated at an elevation of 3133 mts. Above sea level,
guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known
as NAR & NARAYAN , with the towering NEEL KANTH
PEAK providing a splended back-drop. This revered spot
was once carpeted with wild barries which gage it the
name "badri Van" meaning forest of berries.
Facing the temple at the back of alaknanda river there
is a hot water spring known as TAPT KUND.
BADRINATH TEMPLE: Dedicated to
lord vshnu, the temple of shri badrinathji is
15 mts. In height built in the form of a cone
with a small cupola of a filt bull and spire.
Legend dates the temple prior to the vedic age.
Return to AULI for overnight.
DAY 04: JOSHIMATH
- RUDRAPARAYAG - SONPRAYAG
early morning Darshan at Badrinathji again start
drive to Rudraprayag. Via chamoli- Nandprayag-
Gauchar, for Rudraprayag, famous for two-river
confluence Alaknanda and Mandakini river) TEMPLES:
Rudranath and Chamunda Devi arrived in the evening.
Leave Rudraprayag for Sonprayag via Guptkashi.
Arrival early afternoon at Sonprayag. SONPRAYAG:Situated
at the confluence of Soneganga and Mandakini river.
The road to Trijuginarayan diverts from here.
According to legend, this was the place where
the weeding of Lord Shiva and Parvati was solemnized.
In front of the Shiva temple, is an eternal flame,
which is said to be a witness to the marriage.
Can be reach by 12km drive from Sonprayag. Evening
free to enjoy the surroundings.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sonprayag.
DAY 05: SONPRAYAG - KEDARNATH
morning dep. To Gaurikund (14 km trekking) after
having morning bath at hot spring "KUND"
Gaurikund leave for trek to Kedarnathji temple
by dolly-pony (14 km) reach Kedarnathji in afternoon
TEMPLE: An imposing sight standing in the middle
of a wide plateau surrounded by snow covered peaks.
The present temple built in 18th century A.D. by Adi
Shankaracharya, stands adjacent tot he site of earlier
temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the
assembly hall are decorated with figures of various
deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple
door a large statue of the Nandi bull stands as guard.
Dedicated to lord Shiva, the exquisitely architecture,
and Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000
of extremely large heavy and evenly cut Grey Slavs
of stones. It evokes wonder as to how these heavy
slavs had been handled in the earlier days.
The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for
worship and mandap appt. for assemblies of pilgrims
and visitors. A concial rock formation inside
the temple is worshipped as lord Shiva in his
sadashiva form. Rest at bungalow visit to Kedarnath
ji temple for aarti, darshan. Overnight stay at
DAY 06: KEDARNATH -SIYALSORE
down from Kedarnath ji to Gaurikund to get your
parked bus or car and drive to Syalsore only 70
km to complete. Rest at riverside resort. Overnight
stay at Siyalsore.
Overnight stay at tourist guesthouse.
07: SIYALSORE -UTTARKASHI
Siyalsore to Uttarkashi (180 km) via Ghansil -
Baldianaa. Arrival Uttarkashi late afternoon visit
to famous Nehru mountaineering inst. MHE Camp.
08: UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI-UTTARKASHI
Uttarkashi to Gangotri via Lanka-Bjaironghati. Arrived
Gangotri afternoon Gangotri. The shrine of Gangotri
situated at an elevation of 3200 mts. above sea level.
Evening free for darshan-pooja at Ganga Ji.
GANGOTRI- As legend goes raja Bhagirathi
used to worship lord Shiva at the sacred stone
near which the temple is located. It is believed
that goddess, Ganga first descended to earth from
heaven at this stone. Amar Singh Thapa, the Gorkha
commander of Garhwal, in the 18th century A.D.
constructed his temple. It is also believed that
the Pandava come here to perform the great deva
yagna to atone the death of their kinsmen in the
beetle of MAHABHARATA. Return to Uttarkashi for
the night .
09: UTTARKSHI – HANUMAN CHATI
Uttarkashi for Hanuman Chatti . Rest night stay
at Hanuman Chatti.
10: HANUMAN CHATTI -YAMNOTRI – HANUMAN CHATTI
to Yamunotri temple (13 km) YAMUNOTRI: situated at a
elevation of 3235 meters above sea-level, the shrines
source of Yamuna lies about 11 km ahead at an
attitude of about 4421 meters. The approach is
extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer
Pooja at the temple itself. Hanumanchatti or 5
km from Jankichatti. Darshan Pooja trek back or
come down to Jankichatti 6 km below the temple.
Overnight stay at Syanachatti.
Overnight stay at tourist guesthouse.
11: HANUMAN CHATTI - RISHIKESH
for Rishikesh. (208 kms). Dinner and overnight
stay at hotel.
12: RISHIKESH - DELHI
at hotel. Drive to Delhi (230 km). Arrived Delhi
by late evening.
A/C Vehicles ( Cars /Jeeps and Mini Buses
A/C Hotel Rooms ( Twin sharing basis )
Driver along with guide.
Veg. food and non alcoholic drinks are included
All taxes,tolls and relevant levies are inclusive
Basic Medical Support