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Chardham- Yamunotri - Gangotri- Kedarnath - Badrinath

12 Nights - 13 Days

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Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar (210 Kms/5hrs)

You will depart for Haridwar by road. (210 Kms). Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Haridwar, check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Evening Ganga Arti at Har Ki Pauri. Dinner & Overnight at The Haveli Hari Ganga or similar at Haridwar.

Day 2: Haridwar – Barkot (185Kms/7hrs)

After breakfast, we proceed to Barkot.  En-route enjoys delicious lunch at wayside restaurant. Barkot is a place of great scenic beauty with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains all around. A magnificent view of the eternal snow peaks of Bandar punch can be seen from here. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.                                                                                              

Day 3: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (38Kms/2hrs, local taxi drive 7 Kms/1hrs, 6 Kms/3hrs  trek one side)

After early breakfast, we will proceed to Hanumanchatti via Syanachatti (5 Kms. Before Hanumanchatti). From here local taxis are available for Jankichatti. From Jankichatti we begin our trek to Yamunotri (6 km/3 hrs) to visit the temple of Goddess Yamuna, situated on the bank of the river. You can take a holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs and cook rice in its water, the common rituals performed by the devotees. We return to Barkot in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.  

Day 4: Barkot – Harsil (151 Kms, 6-7hrs)

After breakfast, we will proceed to Harsil – one the most beautiful valleys in the world. En-route we will stop at Gangnani for hot water spring dip. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Harsil.

Day 5: Harsil – Gangotri – Uttarkashi ( 105 Kms )

After breakfast, we proceed to Gangotri (22 Kms/1 hr). On arrival take a holy deep in the River sacred The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform pooja and relax in the lovely surrounding. In the afternoon return back to Harsil for Lunch . Post Lunch proceed for Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Maneri, Uttarkashi.    

Day 6: Uttarkashi  – Guptakashi ( 212 Kms/ 9-10 Hrs )

After early breakfast, we will proceed to Guptakashi (212 Kms).Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.                                                                                                                         

Route 1- Strictly for smaller vehicles. Tempo Traveler can take this route. (212 Kms/8 Hrs)

Uttarkashi-Chaurangikhal-Lumbgaon-Peepaldali-Kirtinagar-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Aagastmuni-Chandrawali- Guptakashi                                                                                                                

Day 7: Guptakashi – Kedarnath - (32 Kms drive- 1 hr / 14 Kms Trek / 5 hrs)

After breakfast, we proceed to Gaurikund (32 Kms / 1hr). Take a holy dip at Taptakund and begin our trek to Kedarnath (14 Kms/5 hrs). In the evening we take you to visit Kedarnath Temple for Darshan, Aarti & pooja. Dinner and overnight at Punjab & Sindh Awas or similar.                                            

Day 8: Kedarnath – Guptakashi (14 Kms Trek – 3 Hrs/ 32 Kms Drive – 1hrs)

After breakfast, we start our journey towards Guptakashi with a stopover at Taptakund. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.   

Day 9: Guptakashi – Joshimath by Chopta (141 Kms / 5-6 Hrs)

After breakfast, we proceed to Joshimath (141 Kms / 5-6 hrs), one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through medicinal forest. On arrival in check in to your Chardham camp. Evening is free for you to explore Joshimath on your own. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.                                                                                               

Day 10: Joshimath – Badrinath – Joshimath ( 45 Kms drive one way/ 2 Hrs)

After breakfast, we proceed to Badrinath. On arrival take holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana Village. We return to Joshimath in the evening. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.                                                                                                                                        

Day 11: Joshimath – Haridwar (274 Kms/ 9-10 hrs)

After breakfast, we proceed to Haridwar (274 Kms/ 9-10 hrs). Rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Haridwar.                                    

Day 12: Haridwar – Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to New Delhi. (210 Kms / 5 hrs) We hope you take back happy memories of Chardham Tour.                                                                                            

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