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Char Dham Yatra Tour - 12 Days

Day1

Delhi – Rishikesh (230 Kms -06/07 Hrs.)

Meals: Lunch / Dinner

Today On  Arrival In Delhi Meeting And Assistance Followed By Lunch Drive To Rishikesh By Road, On Arrival At Rishikesh Check-In To Hotel, Evening Free For Relax & Briefing. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Hotel.

 

Rishikesh: -

24 Kms. From Haridwar, Located In The Laps Of Lower Himalayas, And Is Surrounded By Scenic Beauty Of The Hills On Three Sides With Holy Ganga Flowing Through It. The Whole Place Is Considered To Be Sacred As It Is Believed That Meditation At This Place Leads To Attainment Of Salvation. There Are Many Temples Some Ancient, Some New Along The River Ganges. Rishikesh Is Important Not Only As Pilgrimage Centre Closely Associated With The Ramayana, But Also As Home For Many Important Centres Of Hindu Religious Thought And Spirituality, And As A Very Great Yoga Centre. There Are Many Ashrams And Yoga Institutes Here. Rishikesh Is Also The Gateway And The Start-Off Point For Journeys To Important Religious Places Like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri And Yamunotri.

Day2

Rishikesh – Barkot (170 Kms – 07/08 Hrs

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After Early Breakfast Go For Local Visit Ramjhula, Laxmanjhula & Swarg Aashram, After Early Lunch Drive To Barkot Via Dehradun -Mussoorie En- Route Visit Kempty Fall, Reach Barkot By Late Evening. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Day3

Barkot – Jankichatti – Yamunotri – Barkot (50 Kms Drive & 6 Kms. One Way Trek)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After An Early Breakfast Proceed To Yamunotri Drive Up To Jankichatti Then 6 Kms Trek (One Way) To Yamunotri, Here One Can Cook Rice By Packing It In A Cloth And Dipping It In The Hot Water Of The Hot Kund. Pilgrims Take This Cooked Rice Home As “Prasad". Here Near The Temple "Pooja" Can Be Offered To Divya Shila, After Taking Bath In Jamunabai Kund And Having "Darshan “Of “Yamunaji". Return Back To Jankichatti After Lunch Drive Back To Barkot. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Yamunotri: -

Maharani Gularia Of Jaipur Built The Temple In The 19th Century. It Was Destroyed Twice In The Present Century And Rebuilt Again. Yamunotri Temple Is Dedicated To Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri Is The Source Of Revered River Yamuna Which Originates From The Champasar Glacier Lying 1 Km Ahead Of The Shrine Situated At An Elevation Of 3235 Mts. Above Sea Level. The Approach Is Extremely Difficult And Therefore Pilgrims Offer Pooja At The Temple Itself. Yamunotri Was The Home Of An Ancient Sage Asit Muni. Yamuna Is The Daughter Of The Sun Just Like Yam Who Is Considered His Son. It Is Believed That Yam Would Not Torment Any Person At The Time Of Death Who Takes A Holy Dip In Yamuna,His Sister.

Surya Kund: -

There Are A Number Of Thermal Springs In The Vicinity Of The Temple, Which Flows Into Numerous Pools. The Most Important Is Surya Kund.

 

Divya Shila: -

A Rock Pillar, Worshiped Before Entering The Yamunotri Temple.

Day4

Barkot – Uttarkashi (100 Kms.)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After Breakfast Drive 100 Kms To Reach Uttarkashi, Visit Kashi Vishwanath Tempe Before Lunch & Evening Free For Relax. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Uttarkashi

Day5

Uttarkashi - Gangotri – Uttarkashi (90 Kms Drive One Way)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After Breakfast Leave For Gangotri Early In The Morning. Post Offering Pooja & Darshan At Gangotri Temple, Drive Back To Uttarkashi, En-Route Lunch Will Be Served. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Uttarkashi.

Gangotri: -

Gangotri Temple Is 18th Century Temple Dedicated To Goddess Ganga. It Is Located Near A Sacred Stone Where King Bhagirathi Worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga Is Believed To Have Touched Earth At This Spot. According To Another Legend, Pandavas Performed The Great "Deva Yagna" Here To A Tone The Death Of Their Kinsmen In The Epic Battle Of Mahabharata. The Temple Is An Exquisite 20 Ft. High Structure Made Up Of White Granite.

Day6

Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (235 Kms. Drive)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After Early Breakfast Leave For Almost Day Long Drive To Guptkashi. After En-Route Lunch Sightseeing Of The Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project.) Reach Guptkashi By Late Evening. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Guptkashi: -

Located In The Northern Himalayan Belt Within The Mandakini River Valley, Which Has Lush Green Forests. A Number Of Streams And Rivulets Drain Into The Main Mandakini River. It Has Salubrious Climate With Its Elevation Being Around 1,319 Meters (4,330 Ft.) The Snow Sparkling View Of The Chaukhamba Peak Is A Lovely Sight To Behold In The Morning Hours From Here. The Valley Has Large Magnolia Trees (Locally Called Champa) That Provide A Sweet Scented Atmosphere To The Place. Kashi Vishwanath Temple & Ardh Narishwar Temple Is Attraction Point.

Day7

Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

(Same Day Return By Helicopter) Own Extra Cost Return Airfare Per Person Approx Rs. 8000)

Today Morning After Early Breakfast Leave By Vehicle Up To Helipad As Per The Reporting Time, Packed Lunch Will Be Given, Do Boarding Formalities & Wait Here For Your Time Slot, On Arrival At Kedarnath Perform Early Pooja & Darshan At Temple & Come Back To Helipad To Take Return Flight To Guptkashi, Dinner & Overnight Stay At Guptkashi.

Kedarnath: -

The Present Temple Built In 8th Century A.D. By Adi Guru Shankaracharya Lies Adjacent To The Site Of An Ancient Temple Built By Pandavas. The Temple Has A Conical Lingam - The Main Idol, A Statue Of Nandi - The Celestial Bull, A 'Garbha Grah' For Worship And A Man Dap For Assemblies Of Pilgrims And Visitors. The Temple Is More Than 1000 Years Old.

Day8

Guptkashi – Pipalkoti (164 Kms Drive – 06/07 Hrs.)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After Breakfast Leave For Pipalkoti, On Arrival At Pipalkoti Check In To Hotel, Lunch At Hotel Evening Free For Relax. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Pipalkoti.

Day9

Pipalkoti - Badrinath (80 Kms Drive- 03 Hrs.)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After Breakfast Leave For Badrinath En-Route Visit Narsingh Temple, And Adi Shankracharya Samadhi At Joshimath, Then Drive To Badrinath. On Arrival Check In To Hotel, After Lunch Visit Vyas Cave, Ganesh Cave, Bhim Bridge & Origin Of River Saraswati And Mana Village ( The Last Village Before The Tibetan Border), Later Go To Temple For Holy Darshan/ Pooja & Attend Evening Arti. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Badrinath: -

Cradled In The Twin Mountain Ranges Of Nar And Narayan Is The Holiest Of The Four Main Shrines - Badrinath Along The Left Bank Of River Alaknanda With The Towering Neelkantha Peaks As The Splendid Backdrop. Once The Spot Was Carpeted With 'Badris' Or Wild Berries And Hence Was Famous As Badri Van. Legend Has It, When The Ganga Was Requested To Descend To Earth To Help Suffering Humanity; The Earth Was Unable To Withstand The Force Of Its Descent. Therefore, The Mighty Ganga Was Split Into 12 Holy Channels. Alaknanda Was One Of Them That Later Became The Abode Of Lord Vishnu Or Badrinath.

Narad Kund: -

A Recess In The River, Near Tapt Kund, Forming A Pool From Where The Badrinath Idol Was Recovered.

Brahma Kapal: -

It Is A Flat Platform A Few Yards North Of The Temple And On The Bank Of River Alaknanda. It Is An Important Place For Shraddha Ceremony Or Offering Of Pinds To Ensure A Heavenly Place For Dead Ancestors Or Manes. It Is Said That Offering Pind Here, The Manes Are Permanently Enshrined In Heaven And No More Pinds Are To Be Done Elsewhere Ever Afterwards. Legends Have It That When Shiva Chopped Of The Fifth Head Of Brahma, It Got Stuck To His Trident. Lastly With The Blessing Of Lord Vishnu At Badrivan, The Head Of Brahma Fell Down From The Trident At This Place & Hence The Name Brahma-Kapal (Head).

Mana Village: -

Inhabited By An Indo-Mongolian Tribe, It Is The Last Indian Village Before Tibet. The Women Of The Village Offer Choli To The Deity On Closing Day Of The Temple Each Year.

Bhim Pul: -

On The Other Side Of Mana Village, A Massive Rock Forming A Natural Bridge Lies Over The Roaring Saraswati River. It Presents A Spectacular View Of Water Thundering Down Through The Narrow Passage Under The Rock And Is Believed To Have Been Placed There By Bhim, The Second Eldest Among The Five Pandava Brothers.

Day10

Badrinath – Srinagar (190 Kms - 07/08 Hrs.Drive)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning Early Morning Mahaabhishek Pooja (Optional, Which Will Be Booked Day Before) After Breakfast Drive To Srinagar En-Route Lunch & Visiting Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag & Rudraprayag. Reach Srinagar By Late Evening. Dinner & Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Day11

Srinagar – Haridwar (125 Kms – 05/06 Hrs. Drive)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today Morning After Breakfast Drive To Haridwar En-Route Visit Devprayag, (The Confluence Of River Alaknanada & Bhagirathi) To Become Ganga. Reach Haridwar In The Afternoon, Check In To Hotel, After Breakfast Visit Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi Temples & Evening Attend Famous Ganga Arti At Har Ki Pauri. Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Haridwar: -

Haridwar, Lying At The Feet Of Shiva's Hills, I.E. Shivaliks, In The Haridwar District Of Uttarakhand. Suryavanshi Prince Bhagirathi Performed Penance Here To Salvage The Souls Of His Ancestors Who Had Perished Due To The Curse Of Sage Kapil. The Penance Was Answered And The River Ganga Trickled Forth Forms Lord Shiva's Locks And Its Bountiful Water Revived The Sixty Thousand Sons Of King Sagar. In The Traditional Of Bhagirathi, Devout Hindus Stand In Thesacred Waters Here, Praying For Salvation Of Their Departed Elder. It Is Doorway To The Sources Of The Ganga And The Yamuna, 3000 To 4500 Meters Up Into The Snowy Ranges Of The Central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' Worship Of The Ganga After Sunset And The Floating 'Dia' (Lamp) Is A Moving Ritual.

Day12

Haridwar - Delhi ( 200 Kms /05-06 Hrs. Drive)

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Today Morning After Breakfast, Leave For Delhi, After Lunch Drop You At Railway Station For Onward Journey.

RISHIKESH:

  • Ramjhula
  • Laxmanjhula & Swarg aashram
  • Kempty fall

 

BARKOT:

  • Water of the hot kund
  • Divya Shila
  • Jamunabai Kund
  • Surya Kund

 

UTTARKASHI:

  • Kashi Vishwanath Tempe
  • Pooja & Darshan at Gangotri Temple

 

GUPTKASHI:

  • Tehri Dam
  • Mandakini river valley
  • Ardh Narishwar
  • snow sparkling view of the Chaukhamba peak

 

PIPALKOTI:  

  • Narsingh Temple
  • Adi Shankracharya Samadhi at Joshimath
  • Vyas Cave
  • Ganesh Cave
  • Bhim Bridge & origin of River Saraswati and Mana village

 

BADRINATH:

  • River Alaknanda
  • Badri van

 

SRINAGAR:

  • Mahaabhishek Pooja
  • Vishnuprayag
  • Karnprayag
  • Nandprayag & Rudraprayag

 

HARIDWAR:

  • Chandi Devi Temples
  • Shivaliks
  • Har ki Pauri
  • Mansa Devi
  • Chandi Devi Temples
  1. Group Departure date Ex Delhi w.e.f 7th May to 10th June Subject to Availability. (Every Alternate Day)
  2. Pickup and drop facility from New Delhi Railway station.
  3. 2 x 2 AC Luxury Coach for Group Departure (AC will be switched off on hills )
  4. Pure Veg. all meals including Morning Tea / coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner
  5. Twin Sharing Accommodation at all Places.Subject to Room Availability
  6. Hot Water Facility at all locations for bathing, limited to one bucket if Geyser/light is not available.
  7. Confirmed Air-conditioned Rooms at Rishikesh, Srinagar, Haridwar & Guptkashi (subject to availability)
  8. Packaged drinking water 2 bottles per person per day.
  9. Free Rope way rides at Haridwar for Maa Mansadevi & Chandidevi Udankhatola with Priority boarding.
  10. Tour Escort with Coach Departures only.
  11. Assistance by our local Representative.
  12. Travel Insurance (Age of 60 & above Required Medical Certificate)

 

CHILD POLICY

  1. Child up to 5 Years of age = No Charge (W/O seat & bed)
  2. Child between 5-12 years of age = 75% of the package cost with seat, extra bed /Mattress & meals.

 

TERMS & CONDITION

  1. Air-condition will not Turn on while the Vehicle travels at hill. Operational between Delhi – Rishikesh & Haridwar – Delhi only.
  2. Bus Seat numbers will be allotted on First Come First Serve Basis only.(All Dates Are Subject To Availability)
  3. Tour cost does not include porter charges at Railway Station, Doli for Yamunotri , Helicopter ticket for Kedarnath ,Laundry, Telephone, tips, entry fees if any Pooja/donations at temples.
  4. In case of odd number groups, the extra person shall be accommodated in the same room with an extra bed Mattress.
  5. Tour Company reserves the right to publish the passenger’s photograph or group photograph.
  6. Type of transport vehicle can be changed in case short of passengers because our intention is not to disappoint tourist or cancellation of tour.
  7. To make a booking, a deposit of Rs.7000/ (Non Refundable) is required. Once this has been received confirmation of your booking (in the form of an invoice) will be sent to you. The balance amount must be paid 30 days prior to the departure date of tour. Otherwise we may treat the booking as being cancelled by you.
  8. All the payments made by Cash, Cheque or Online Transfer should be in favor of “AKSHAR TRAVELS PVT LTD “
  9. The price quoted in our brochure has been calculated at the rate prevailing at the time of printing of this brochure. The company reserves the right to amend the prices published in the brochure.
  10. The customer has to bear the proportionate tour cost of extended stay or traveling due to extraneous circumstances.
  11. The company reserves the right to cancel at any time any/all the tours without assigning any reason. In such cases the company’s responsibility shall be restricted to either refund without any compensation what so ever or keep the money for the next available tour if the customer so desires.
  12. Tour Company shall not be responsible for any injury, illness or death, terrorist attack, accident or any damage or claim of what So ever nature and any loss arising from it. The operator is not responsible for any criminal conduct by the third party.
  13. Cancellation request must be made in writing by email.
  14. There will be no Refund of any unutilized service in part or in full what so ever may be reason.
  15. All disputes/legal claims are subject to Ahmadabad jurisdiction only
  • Cost Of Meal Other Then Mention Above
  • All Entree Fee
  • Cost Of Any Personal Expenses
  • Early Check in & Late Check out
  • Any Safari Charges
  • Any Water Sports Activities and Boat Rides
  • Guide Tips And Any Other Item Except "Package Rates Includes"
  • Govt. Service Tax 5%


Price

Customized Tour Cost as per client’s requirement Package

Govt.S.tax 3.8 % extra on total cost

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellation within 30 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation: No retention charge.
  • Cancellation within 20 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation: 50 % retention
  • Cancellation within 10 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation or Non Utilization of the same : 100 % Retenti
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