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Char Dham Yatra - The happiness that cannot be imagined in words

Char Dham Yatra

May to November

Starting ₹ 24999 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

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Extra Charges on Single Accommodation 

Extra Charges for  Backpack Offloading

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Delhi to Delhi

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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 said to be the most sacred places of pilgrimage in Hinduism.

It is said that travelling 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 greatly from the point of view of religious tourism.

Yamunotri is the first stop of Char Dham Yatra situated in Uttarkashi district in the west direction of 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 2022

The famous Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand will start from May 3 this year. The Chardham Yatra will begin with the opening of the doors of Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. At the same time, on March 1, the date of opening of the doors of Kedarnath Dham will be decided on the Mahashivratri festival. Whereas the date of opening of the doors of Badrinath Dham has been fixed on May 8.

Char Dham Yatra Registration - How to get registered for Char Dham? 

Many of you will ask this question "Is Epass required for Chardham Yatra?" The answer is no, as per the new government rules, you need to get registered for Char Dham Yatra on the SmartCity portal, no e pass is required. 

  • No Limit on the number of people as per the new government norm.  

  • You can register yourself on the Smart City portal : http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/

  • If you are coming by any Commercial / Private vehicle you need to have a Green Card/ Trip Chart Permit from the Transport department Uttarakhand as it is compulsory. (https://greencard.uk.gov.in)
     

Day 1: Delhi  to Haridwar (5-6 hours/ Drive: 240 km)

After your arrival at Delhi Airport or Railway Station, our team will receive you and you will continue your journey towards Haridwar. After reaching Haridwar you will be transferred to your Hotel. If you have time in the evening you can explore Haridwar and visit some famous places like Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temples & Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti.

Overnight stay at Haridwar

 

Drive:  240 km / 5-6 hr

Altitude: 314 m

Stay: Homestay/Hotel

Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 Kedarnath hotel 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 9: 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 10: 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

Day 11: Haridwar to Delhi ( 312 km drive/ 8-9 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

Cost Per Person

Starting from ₹ 24,499

  • Rain cover

  • Warm clothes

  • Caps

  • Toilet paper & wipes

  • Backpack (50-60l)

  • Water bottle

  • Fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hiking shoes

  • Led torch (with extra batteries)

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Thermal inners

Included in the package

  • Certified Trip Guides are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that including Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trip that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and charges.

  • Transportation to and fro Delhi (Bus/Taxi/Tempo)

Not included in the package


Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trip, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary at the last minute. 
 

Personal expenses - Your trip package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

Cancellation

 

If your trip gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trip voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the trips available at the same price. 

In case you wish to cancel your trip please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trip fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trip.

  • If you cancel a trip before 30 days of the trip start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trip before 15 days of the trip start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trip fee.

  • If you cancel a trip before 10 days of the trip start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trip fee.

  • If you cancel a trip before 5 days of the trip start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trip fee.

  • The trip fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trip start date.

Trip cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trip due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trip again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trip.

  • This attempt only covers the trip fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.