Chardham - Winter Version

1N Haridwar , 2N Barkot , 1N Harsil , 1N Uttarkashi , 2N Guptkashi , 2N Joshimath and 1N Rishikesh

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What's Included

Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Haridwar 1 night(s)
The Haveli Hari Ganga
Standard Room
Room only
Barkot 2 night(s)
The Chardham Camp - Barkot
Standard Room
Room only
Harsil 1 night(s)
The Chardham Camp - Harsil
Standard Room
Room only
Uttarkashi 1 night(s)
The Chardham Camp - Uttarkashi
Standard Room
Room only
Guptkashi 2 night(s)
The Chardham Camp - Guptkashi
Standard Room
Room only
Joshimath 2 night(s)
The Chardham Camp - Joshimath
Standard Room
Room only
Rishikesh 1 night(s)
Aloha Beach Camp
Standard Room
Room only
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Day Wise Itinerary

Char Dham (literally: 'the four abodes/seats') are the names of four pilgrimage sites in India that are widely revered by Hindus. It comprises Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. It is considered highly sacred by Hindus to visit Char Dham during one's lifetime. The Char Dham defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of three Vaishnavite and one Shaivite pilgrimages

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 01 : Delhi To Haridwar (210 Kms/5hrs)

You will reach Haridwar by road. (210 Kms/5 hrs) around 1300 hrs. Check in at your hotel followed by lunch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Evening Ganga Arti at Har Ki Pauri. Dinner and Overnight at The Haveli Hari Ganga or similar at Haridwar (L. D).
Day 2

Day 02 : Haridwar To 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. (B.L.D)

Travel from Haridwar to Barkot

Taxi

2hrs 55min

Train, taxi

3hrs 48min

Day 3

Day 03 : Barkot To Kharsali – Barkot (30kms/2hrs)

sea level, there is a good road till Janki Chatti, a kilometer away across the River Yamuna there is a village called Khushimath (Kharsali) which is a second home for Maa Yamuna in winters. The main idol of Maa Yamuna or Yamunotri is kept at Lord Shani Dev temple at Kharsali which lies at 2675 meters from the sea level, till the winter ends. Maa Yamuna, The daughter of the Sun God (Surya) and consciousness Chhaya (the shadow) she has one sister Sangya, brother Shani Dev, Yamraj and Gangotri are also called her cousin and sister. Every year Maa Yamuna returns back to Kharsali on the “Bhai Dooj” or “Yam Dwetiya” two days after Dipawali, to meet her brother Yamraj. Who built this temple here at Kharsali, an inscription on stone on its wall could not be translated till now; local believes that it is constructed by the Pandavas. It looks more like a fort, it is a stone and wooden four story structure. The main structure is constructed in a way by using stones, wood the Urad dal or Vigna mungo is used as a part of mortar to fix the stones together. It has faced the mighty earthquakes and floods with no damage to the building since immortal time. One can climb up through a narrow stairs, the main Bronze idol of Lord Shani Dev is kept here along with the Chaaya (the Shadow), the Sangya (the conciseness) and the Nag Devta, there are two urns one big and one small are kept and no one touches them because of any unforeseen danger to self or family, there is a belief that these Urns change their position themselves on Purnima (Full moon night) and Amawasya (Dark night) the Yamuna Idol is kept during the winters on the first floor. 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 drive for another 1 kilometer to reach Kharsali village. We will visit the Lord Shani Dev temple at Kharsali, wherein main idol of Maa Yamuna or Yamunotri is kept after Deewali poojan in winters. It’s called another home of Maa Yamuna in winters. The devotee can get a rare chance to visit the shrine and to see the common rituals performed by the devotees. We return to Barkot in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.
Day 4

Day 04 : Barkot To 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. (B.L.D).

Travel from Barkot to Harsil

Taxi

2hrs 40min

Day 5

Day 05 : Harsil To Mukhba – Uttarkashi (90 Kms )

MUKHBA is the village up the ridge on the other side of the river from Dharali. This is the winter abode of the Goddess Ganga from the temple at Gangotri. The Gangotri Temple River holds a lot of religious and spiritual significance in the Hindu religion. The temple is a 20ft high and made up of white granite. It is situated on the left bank of the Ganges River. It closes on the first day of Kartik (Oct - Nov) and re-opens in Vaishakh (Apr - May) every year. The idol of Goddess Ganga is transferred from (Markdandata Temple) in the Mukhba Village to the holy Temple. Mukhyamath temple in Mukhba village is the winter home of river goddess Ganga. There is also a submerged Shivaling here. The Shivling can be seen when the water level goes down in the month of January and is regarded as a sacred spot where the Goddess Ganga first touched ground. The rich culture of the people of Mukhba is reflected into the various forms of art and craft created by the locals in the town. The people here are indulged into several kinds of handicraft making, wood carving and painting. The people are very kind hearted and adhere to their traditional rituals and traditions. After breakfast, we proceed to Mukhba Village for Ganga darshan. On arrival 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 Hotel, Uttarkashi. (B.L.D)

Travel from Harsil to Uttarkashi

Taxi

1hrs 4min

Day 6

Day 07: Uttarkashi To Guptakashi ( 212 Kms/ 8-9 Hrs )

  • After early breakfast, we will proceed to Guptakashi (230 Kms) Lunch in route. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi. (B.L.D). There are two routes from Harsil to 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.
  • Route 2- For all the vehicles ( 280 Kms/ 10 Hrs).
  • Uttarkashi- Dharasu-Chinialisod-Chamba-Zero Point( vis Bhagirathi Puarm)-Gadolia-Maletha- Kirtinagar- Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Aagastmuni-Chandrawali- Guptakashi.

Travel from Uttarkashi to Guptkashi

Day 7

Day 07 : Guptakashi To Uhkimath – Guptakashi (20 Kms Drive- 1 Hr)

Ukhimath is a pilgrimage site in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand. It is at an elevation of 1311 metres and at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag. During the winters, the idols from Kedarnath temple and Madhyamaheshwar are brought to Ukhimath and worshiped there for six months. Wedding of Usha (Daughter of Vanasur) and Anirudh (Grandson of Lord Krishna) was solemnized here. By name of Usha this place was named as Ushamath, now known as Ukhimath. King Mandhata penances Lord Shiva here. During winter the Utsav Doli of Lord Kedarnath is brought from Kedarnath to this place. Winter puja of Lord Kedarnath and year round puja of Lord Omkareshwar is performed here. This temple is situated at Ukhimath which is at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag. After breakfast around 1000 hrs, we drive to Ukhimath (20 Kms/01 hrs). Upon arrival we will have the holy darshan of Kedarnath ji at Ukhimath temple followed by Aarti and pooja, after which we will visit the nearby picturesque places, i.e. Madhyamaheshwar (Second Kedar), Tungnath ji (Third Kedar) and Deoria Tal (Natural fresh water lake) etc. After the holy darshan drive back to Guptakashi Camps. Dinner and overnight stay at The Chardham Camps, Guptakshi (B.L.D).
Day 8

Day 08 : Guptakashi To 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. (B.L.D).

Travel from Guptkashi to Joshimath

Day 9

Day 09 : Joshimath To Pandukeshwar – Joshimath (18 Kms Drive One Way/ 1.5 Hrs)

Pandukeshwar is located at the mid way of Joshimath and Badrinath. Situated at the distance of 18 kms from Joshimath. A scared place located en-route to abode of Lord Vishnu Badrinath at an elevation of 1829 m. This place is also known as Yogadhayana Badri. It is a winter seat of of Sri Badrinath the Udhwa, there are two temples, the other one is the Vasudeva temple from here all the rituals are performed and when the summer comes the main idol of Udhwa is carried in a procession to the Sri Badrinath dham. This village holds very important place in the legends of Mahabharata. It was established by the king Pandu who had two wife Kunti and Madri, while hunting King Pandu killed a male deer in mating, these deers were actually a Rishi Kindama ( sage ) and his wife, the Rishi Kindama before breathed last cursed Pandu that whenever he will approach a women with a desire to make love he will also die. King Pandu after reaching home narrated the story to his two wives and denounced his kingdom, handed it over to his blind brother Dhrishtrastra , Pandu never wanted to die childless and expressed his desire to Kunti , she informed him about a boon which she had from Rishi Durwasa and used it to be mother of Yudhistar by lord Dharma , Bhim by lord Vayu and Arjun by lord Vishnu, then she the taught Madri who had twins Nakul and Sehdev by lord Ashwin Kumars , thus the Pandvas were born here. After breakfast, we proceed to Pandukeshwar. On arrival take holy Darshan and spend time visiting Govind Ghat. We return to Joshimath in the evening. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath. (B.L.D).
Day 10

Day 10 : Joshimath To Rishikesh (260 Kms/8 Hrs)

After breakfast, we proceed to Rishikesh (260 Kms/ 8 hrs). Rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Rishikesh. (B and D).

Travel from Joshimath to Rishikesh

Taxi

5hrs 33min

Day 11

Day 11 : Rishikesh To Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast, free time to pack your luggage and memories and depart for onward destination.

Hotels Included

The Haveli Hari Ganga (3 star)

Pilibhit House, 21 Ramghat, Hanuman Ghat Rd, Ram Ghat, Haridwar

The Chardham Camp - Barkot

Yamunotri Road Near Dobata, Uttarkashi 249141, India, Barkot

The Chardham Camp - Harsil

Yamunotri Road Near Dobata, Harsil 249141, Harsil

The Chardham Camp - Uttarkashi

Maneri, Uttarkashi, Uttaranchal - 249194, Uttarkashi

The Chardham Camp - Guptkashi

Yamunotri Road Near Dobata, Guptkashi 249141, Guptkashi

The Chardham Camp - Joshimath

Near Joshi Vidhalay, Joshimath Chamoli, Badrinath 246443, Joshimath

Aloha Beach Camp

Tapovan Sarai, Badrinath Road | Distt. Tehri Garhwal - Uttrakhand, Rishikesh 24920, Rishikesh

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.