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Char Dham Yatra 2023

May to November

The Char Dham Yatra is the pilgrimage of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath located in the state of Uttarakhand. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri are the most sacred pilgrimage places in Hinduism.

It is said that traveling here not only frees one from sins but also takes them beyond the cycle of birth and death. Due to the presence of all these pilgrimage places in the lap of the Himalayan mountain range, their importance also increases significantly from the point of view of religious tourism.

Yamunotri is the first stop of the Char Dham Yatra situated in Uttarkashi district in the west direction of the Garhwal Himalayas. On religious grounds, first Yamunotri, then Gangotri, then Kedarnath, and finally Badrinath are visited after visiting Char Dham in a single yatra.

Char Dham Yatra Opening Dates 2023

This time Char Dham Yatra will start on 22 April. The doors of Kedarnath Dham will open on 25 April and the gates of Badrinath will open on 27 April. According to tradition, the doors of Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham will open on 22nd April, the day of Akshaya Tritiya. Online registration for Chardham Yatra has started. Devotees can also register through the tourism department's website registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in or through WhatsApp number 8394833833 or toll-free number 1364.

Char Dham Packages 2023

  • Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri have been called the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Hinduism.

  • It is said that traveling here not only frees one from sin but also takes one beyond the cycle of birth and death.

  • Due to the presence of all these pilgrimage centers in the lap of the Himalayan mountain range, their importance also increases a lot from the point of view of religious tourism.

  • Yamunotri is the first stop of the Char Dham Yatra located in Uttarkashi district in the western direction of the Garhwal Himalayas.

  • On the religious basis of visiting Char Dham in one trip, first Yamunotri, then Gangotri, then Kedarnath and finally Badrinath are visited.

Walking The Himalayas Char Dham Yatra Packages:

Deluxe Char Dham Yatra Package

Walking The Himalayas provides you with deluxe Char Dham Packages that include transportation by AC bus/Tempo Traveller or Car. In this package, you will have accommodation in deluxe hotels, all meals, and sightseeing. The package usually takes 10-12 days and costs around INR 35,000-45,000 per person.

Budget Char Dham Yatra Package

This package is for those who want to undertake the yatra at a lower cost. It includes transportation by non-AC bus/Tempo Traveller or Car, accommodation in budget hotels, all meals, and sightseeing. The package usually takes 10-12 days and costs around INR 20,000-25,000 per person.

Helicopter Char Dham Yatra Package

This package is for those who want to avoid arduous trekking and long travel times. It includes transportation by helicopter, accommodation in deluxe hotels, all meals, and sightseeing. The package usually takes 4-5 days and costs around INR 1,70,000-2,00,000 per person.

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You can upgrade the package to Luxury by adding Rs 8500 per person and to Premium by adding Rs 15000 per person to the above cost. The hotel/resort stay will be upgraded accordingly. 

Helicopter Char Dham Yatra Package: This package is for those who want to avoid arduous trekking and long travel times. It includes transportation by helicopter, accommodation in deluxe hotels, all meals, and sightseeing. The package usually takes 4-5 days and costs around INR 1,70,000-2,00,000 per person.

Day 1: Haridwar to Barkot (5-6 hours/ Drive: 180 km)

Today you will drive towards Barkot via Mussoorie, En-route visit Mussoorie and Kempty Fall (You can have your lunch here since you will not find any good restaurants before Badkot). After having your lunch you can continue your journey straight to Barkot. After reaching Barkot you will go to your Hotel. Take a rest and get yourself energized for the next day.

 

Overnight stay at Barkot.

 

Drive:  180 km / 5-6 hr

Altitude: 1352 m

Stay: Homestay/Hotel

 

Day 2: Barkot to Yamutori Dham to Barkot  (36kms drive & 6kms Trek)

 

Yamunotri is said to be the first step of Chardham Yatra. There is a beautiful temple of the Yamuna built in the hill style and there is a source of boiling water near the temple, which is the centre of attraction for the pilgrims.

Drive & Trek: Drive 36 and Trek 6 km / 6-7 hrs
Stay: Homestay / Hotel
Altitude: 3291 m

Day 3: Barkot to Uttarkashi (100 km drive / 3-4 Hr)

Today you will start your day after having breakfast and then drive to Uttarkashi. After reaching Uttarkashi you will directly Check into the hotel. You can relax or visit nearby places like  Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi.

Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Drive: 100 km and 3-4 hours

Stay: Hotel/ Homestay
Altitude: 1352 m

Day 4: Uttarkashi to Gangotri to Uttarkashi (100 km / 3-4 hours each side)


Gangotri is the second stop of Chardham Yatra. Pilgrims after visiting Yamunotri reach Gangotri to worship Mata Ganga. The natural source of the Ganges is the Gomukh Glacier at a distance of 18 km from Gangotri. The distance from Yamunotri to Gangotri by road is 219 km while the distance from Rishikesh to Gangotri is 265 km and can be reached directly by vehicle from there.
 

Drive: 100 km / 3-4 hours

Stay: Hotel/Homestay
Altitude: 3048 m

Day 5: Uttarkashi to Guptkashi/Sonprayag  (220 km/ 8-9 hours)

Today after having your early morning breakfast you will start your drive towards Guptkashi/Sonprayad via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. On the way, you will pass by a beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The holy river Mandakini river comes from the Kedarnath side and you will drive alongside the holy Mandakini to reach Guptakashi. After reaching Guptkashi you can visit Ardh Narishwar Temple.

 

Overnight stay at Guptakashi/Sonprayag.

Drive: 220 km

Stay: Homestay/ Hotel
Altitude: 1319 m

Day 6: Guptkashi/Sonprayag to Kedarnath ( 30 km drive/ 19 km trek) 

After having your delicious morning breakfast you will depart for Kedarnath Dham. On the way, you will pass by Ramban. Reach Kedarnath and have your darshan there. You can enjoy the nearby places like the cave and the beautiful Kedar Ghati. 

Overnight stay at Kedarnath.

Drive & Trek: 30 km drive and 19 km trek

Stay: Homestay/ Hotel

Altitude: 3583 m

Day 7: Kedarnath Dham to Guptkashi ( 19 km Trek and 30 km drive / 3-4 hrs trek and 1 hr drive) 

Early in the morning you can attend the Arti and have your breakfast. After that, you can check out of the Kedarnath hotel and start your journey back to Sonprayag. Team Walking The Himalaya's driver will be there waiting to receive you all at a designated place. 

After boarding the vehicle, our driver will take you all to Hotel in Guptkashi. 

Trek & Drive: 19 km and 30 km driving

Stay: Homestay/ Hotel

Altitude: 1319 m

Day 8: Guptkashi to Badrinath ( 196 km drive/ 6 hours) 

After having your morning breakfast you will board your vehicle and continue your journey toward Badrinath. Since the road goes till Badrinath Dham you don't need to worry about walking on foot. Reach the temple campus and had a bath in Taptkund. Badrinath is also known as Baikunth Dham.

Places you can visit near Badrinath: 

  1. Mana

  2. Vasudhara

  3. Bhim Pul

  4. Vyas Gufa

Drive: 196 km

Stay: Homestay/ Hotel

Altitude: 3133 m

Day 9: Badrinath to Haridwar ( 240 km drive/ 5-6 hours) 

 

Have your early morning breakfast or you can do the darshan first if you want. Board your vehicle as today you will cover a long distance of 300 km to Haridwar. 

Drive: 312  km

Stay: Homestay/ Hotel

Altitude: 3583 m

Included in the package

  • Hotel accommodation as per package same or similar hotels.

  • Meals as per package (Breakfast, Dinner).

  • Transfers and sightseeing as per above.

  • All toll tax, parking, fuel, and driver allowances.

Not included in the package

  • Horse / Paalki / Helicopter for Trekking at Kedarnath. 

  • Meals in Kedarnath are not included.

  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions

  • All personal expenses, optional tours, and extra meals.

  • Any kind of entry fees anywhere if not mentioned in including.

  • Tips, travel insurance, medical insurance, laundry charges, liquors, mineral water, telephone charges.

  • Porter, pony, horse, cable car, boat, train tickets, air tickets charges.

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