Chardham Yatra 16 Days

Duration:

16 Days

Destinations:

  • Day 01: Arrive Delhi
  • Day 02: Delhi - Mussoorie (275 km/ 7-8 hrs)
  • Day 03: Mussoorie - Barkot (100 km/ 4-5 hrs)
  • Day 04: Barkot - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Jankichatti (54 km / 3 hrs)
  • Day 05: Jankichatti - Uttarkashi (130 km drive / 09-10 hrs)
  • Day 06: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 km/ 4-5 hrs / one way)
  • Day 07: Uttarkashi - Guptakashi (210km/ 9-10 hrs)
  • Day 08: Guptakashi - Gaurikund - Srikedarnathji (30km drive &14 km trek)
  • Day 09: Srikedarnathji - Gaurikund - Guptakashi (30 km drive & 14 km trek)
  • Day 10: Guptakashi - Pipalkothi - Joshimath (180 - 190 km / 09-10 hrs)
  • Day 11: Joshimath - Shri Badrinath  (40 km / 2 hrs)
  • Day 12: Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag (150km/ 5hrs)
  • Day 13:  Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (160 km / 6-8 hrs)
  • Day 14: Rishikesh - Haridwar (30 km / 1 hr)
  • Day 15: Haridwar - Delhi
  • Day 16: Depart Delhi
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*Note: The distances mentioned on the itinerary are approximate travelling in coach per day.


NB: Please note that a doctor certificate of health for suitability for high altitude areas included in this tour.
Travel insurance is definitely required for this tour

 

What you see:

  • Delhi- Aksharsdham Swaminarayan temple, city tour
  • Mussoorie
  • Barkot - Kempti Falls
  • Yamunotri
  • Uttarkashi - Temple of Lord Vishwanath, River Bhagirathi
  • Gangtri - deep on River Ganges
  • Gaurikund- Kedernath
  • Rishikesh -Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Geeta Bhawan
  • Haridwar - Mansa Devi temple

What you get:

  • Meal plans as indicated at the bottom of your daily itinerary
  • A/C transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Premium services of Bi-lingual Cheap Coach Tours Director
  • All presently applicable taxes.
  • Services of Doli or Pony

Price Excludes:

  • Rescue/Evacuation or all the extra cost because of partition from the main group OR serious health condition
  • other meals, drink
  • travel insurance
  • Personal Laundry, beverages and other personal expenses
  • Tips to guides and drivers
  • other services not listed in inclusive item International or Internal flights
  • Helicopter ride
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Chardham Yatra - 16 Days

Day 01: Arrive Delhi 
Today you arrive at Delhi Airport and will be met by our representative, after a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to recover from your flight.
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Day 02: Delhi - Mussoorie (275 km/ 7-8 hrs)
Early morning you drive to the beautiful hill station  called Mussoorie. An excellent respite for tourists and people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, this place is also extremely popular with people into meditation and yoga. With the onset of summers tourists and locals start coming here to get away from the heat and to enjoy walking holidays amounts its various plantations. Most of the exclusive boarding schools are also located amongst its low lying hills. Late evening we check into our hotel. 
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 03: Mussoorie - Barkot (100 km/ 4-5 hrs)
This morning  en-route to Barkot, you will visit the Kempti Falls. Here enjoy a dip in the falls. It is said that the cleansing of the body should be done here before starting the chardham yatra. After lunch you proceed for Barkot. Upon arrival you check into your Camp for your overnight stay. 
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 04: Barkot - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Jankichatti (54 km / 3 hrs) 
This morning after an early breakfast you depart for an excursion to Yamunotri  stopping en-route to visit the Hanuman Chatti Here you have the option of taking a local jeep to reach Phool Chatti which will shorten your trek by 5 kms. On arrival you start with a trek of 7 km uphill to reach Yamunotri. Upon arrival you have some time to offer prayers at the temple and also to take a holy Achman (blessing by holy water) as a commencement of the most sacred pilgrimage of the Chardhams. Early afternoon you start your descending trek back to the base. Your overnight stay today will be at Jankichatti.
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 05: Jankichatti - Uttarkashi (130 km drive / 09-10 hrs)
Post breakfast you will drive to Uttarkashi. Situated on the banks of the River Bhagirathi, you will find the sacred Temple of Lord Vishwanath with its massive iron trident. The other important temples that are situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar as well as the temple of the Goddess Kuteli Devi. After a visit to these temples you will check into the hotel. Your overnight stay today will be at the camp in Uttarkashi     
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 06: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 km/ 4-5 hrs / one way)
After an early breakfast you leave for an excursion to Gangotri. Upon arrival take a holy dip in the sacred River Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Here you will have time to perform Pooja (prayers) and to relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. Early afternoon you drive back to the camp and enjoy the breathtaking views of the beautiful valley. In the evening perform the Ganga Aarti (worship) at the resort’s riverbank. [Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner
NB: This is the most treacherous drive of the Chardham Yatra, and some times, due to the weather conditions and landslides, it may not be possible to drive to Gangotri.


Day 07: Uttarkashi - Guptakashi (210km/ 9-10 hrs)
After an early breakfast you leave for the Guptakashi with a packed Lunch. Tea or Coffee will be purchased en route at Srinagar. After lunch you restart your journey and for the first time you get to see the beautiful river Mandakini. Travel along the river to arrive in Guptakashi in the late evening. On arrival you check into your camp. 
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 08:   Guptakashi - Gaurikund - Srikedarnathji (30km drive &14 km trek)
Today after breakfast pick up your packed Lunch and leave for Gaurikund (32 kms from the camp). On arrival at the base you start your trek to the Holy Shrine of Kedarnath. We will stop for lunch en route. You arrive at the shrine by late afternoon and check into your Guest house. After freshening up perform Pooja and Darshan. In the evening you will also visit the Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi.
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 09: Srikedarnathji - Gaurikund - Guptakashi (30 km drive & 14 km trek) 
This morning start your journey back to Gaurikund. On arrival at Gaumukh you proceed to Guptakashi. Arrive at the camp by evening. Evening will be at leisure and your overnight stay at the camp.
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 10:    Guptakashi - Pipalkothi - Joshimath (180 - 190 km / 09-10 hrs)
After breakfast you depart for Joshimath via Chopta. This is one of the most beautiful drives of the whole trip as you travel through the thick lush forest which is full of medicinal trees and bushes. En-route you will stop at Pipalkoti for some Lunch. You arrive at Camp Joshimath by late afternoon. 
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 11: Joshimath - Shri Badrinath  (40 km / 2 hrs)
Today you leave for the Holy Shrine of Shri Badrinath ji. On arrival enjoy pooja and holy Darshan. Later in the afternoon you have time to visit Mana village, the last village near the Tibetan border.
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 12:   Badrinath – Joshimath - Rudraprayag (150km/ 5hrs)
This morning you will proceed back to Joshimath and finally on to Rudraprayag. Along the way enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains and rivers. Your overnight stay today will be at the camp at Rudraprayag.
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 13:  Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (160 km / 6-8 hrs)
After breakfast you depart for Rishikesh and upon arrival check-in to your hotel. This place is a very important Hindu pilgrimage site. Here you will find a cluster of Ashrams and temples giving the entire place a spiritual feeling. The ceaseless flow of the river, regarded as Goddess Ganga adds to the beauty and the purity of this enchanting place. This place is also famous for its yoga sessions that are taught here by many yoga experts. If the wonderful scenery and the numerous pilgrimage sites were not enough, Rishikesh also offers some of the most popular adventure sports of India. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Geeta Bhawan and other temples & ashrams. 
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 14:   Rishikesh - Haridwar (30 km / 1 hr)
Today you drive to Haridwar. It is located at the foothills of the lower Himalayan Shivalik Mountains, on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), and is an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus. When the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains, Haridwar is the first to receive the holy waters. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely, nevertheless it becomes very quiet and calm here. Haridwar has earned fame as being the place, which has been blessed by the trinity of the Lords Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It is also one of the major Shaktipeeths. Down the ages, Haridwar has purified the mind, the body and the soul of people not only in spiritual or religious terms but as a major learning centre for arts, science and culture. Upon arrival check into the hotel and later in the afternoon visit Mansa Devi temple. In the evening enjoy the spectacular  ‘Aarti’ at Har Ki Pauri on the banks of The River Ganges
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 15:   Haridwar – Delhi
Early morning you depart for Delhi. Upon arrival you visit the famous Swami Narayan Akshardham temple. Late evening you check into your hotel.
[Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 16:   Depart Delhi
Today morning have some free time for shopping. In the evening you depart for your destination. [Y] Breakfast [X] Lunch [X] Dinner

MONTHS: DATES
May 12
June 9, 23
July 7,28
September 1, 22
October 13

PRICES FROM: GBP USD
ADULTS £1250 $ 1875
CHILD 2-11YRS £ 890 $ 1463

Price per adult based on twin sharing

Child (2 -11 years) price based on 2 adults sharing

Maximum capacity 3 in a room.

 

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