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 01 : Delhi To Haridwar (210 Kms/5hrs)
You will depart for Haridwar by road. (210 Kms/5 hrs). Lunch en-route. 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 and Overnight at The Haveli Hari Ganga or similar at Haridwar (L. D).
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
Day 03 : Barkot To 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 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
Day 05 : Harsil To 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 Hotel, Uttarkashi (B.L.D).
Travel from Harsil to Uttarkashi
Day 06 : 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).
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 07 : Guptakashi To Kedarnath – Guptakashi (22 Kms Drive- 1 Hr / 24 Kms Trek / 7 Hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Phata (12 Kms/01 hrs). We proceed to take the helicopter till Kedarnath we take you to visit Kedarnath Temple for Darshan, Aarti and pooja. After the holy darshan way back to Guptakashi Camps Via Helicopter/Drive. Dinner and overnight stay at The Chardham Camps, Guptakshi (B.L.D).
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 09 : Joshimath To 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 (B.L.D).
Day 10 : Joshimath To 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 (B.L.D).
Travel from Joshimath to Rishikesh
Day 11 : Haridwar To 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 (B.L).