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Chardham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra 2017

Yamunotri – Gangotri – Kedarnath – Badrinath

According to Hindu Mythology, Auspicious should be undertaken from west to east in Clockwise Circulation. That means Yatra start from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri , Kedarnath and terminate at Badrinath. Chardham Yatra is the most popular spiritual yatra starting from April-May and continues till Oct-Nov every year in Uttarakhand India.Yatra  can be covered in one strech in a matter of 10-11 days

Due to Picturesque surroundings, high altitude mountain region (Himalayas), dense forests, large valleys and enthralling environment gives an opportunity to visitors to unwind themselves by breathing fresh air with experience of majestic locations.

Char Dham Yatra Opening Dates 2017

Yamunotri Dham

28th April, 2017

Gangotri Dham 

28th April, 2017

Kedarnath Dham 

29th April, 2017

Badrinath Dham

1st May, 2017

Char Dham Road Route from Delhi

Delhi to Haridwar - 210 km (6 hours)
Haridwar to Barkot - 220 km (7 hours)
Barkot to Yamunotri - 36 km (drive) + 7 kms by trek
Barkot to Uttarkashi - 100 km (4 hours)
Uttarkashi to Gangotri - 100 km (4 hours)
Uttarkashi to Rudraprayag - 180 km (7-8 hours)
Rudraprayag to Kedarnath - 74 kms (drive) + 14 kms trek
Rudraprayag to Badrinath - 160 km (6-7 hours)
Badrinath to Rishikesh - 297 kms (10-11 hours)
Rishikesh to Delhi - 230 km (6 hours)

Important Cities and towns which comes during Char Dham Yatra

Dehradun - Mussoorie - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Chamba - Tehri - Dharasu - Naugaon - Barkot - SayanaChatti - HanumanChatti - Phoolchatti - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Bhatwari - Gangnani - Harsil - Jangla - Bhaironghati - Gangotri (Gaumukh) - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Augustmuni - Chandrapuri - Kund - Guptkashi - Phata - Rampur - Sitapur - Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Rambara - Kedarnath - Ukhimath - Chopta - Gopeshwar - Chamoli - Pipalkoti - Joshimath (Auli) - Govindghat - Hanuman Chatti - Badrinath - Nandprayag - Karnprayag - Devprayag - Rishikesh – Haridwar

Day 1:

Dehradun/Haridwar to Barkot ( 130 Kms ) Drive Dehradun to Barkot via Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to Barkot. Overnight stay in Barkot

Day 2:

Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 7kms Trek (one side)}
After early breakfast drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to hire local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms, Local Taxi hiring charges are not included), trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. After Yamunotr temple visit and Pooja drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay in Barkot.

Day 03:

Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
After early breakfast drive to Uttarkasi. On arrival check-in to hotel. After relax visit Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi. Overnight stay in Uttarkashi.

Day 04:

Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3hr each side)
After early breakfast we proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque view of Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most glorious view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri visit we return to Uttarkashi.

Day 05:

Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (230kms/9hr)
After Early breakfast , drive to Guptkashie en-route you will get opportunity to see the Tehri Dam one of the Biggest Dam in Uttrakhand. On Arrival check-in to Camp. Overnight stay in Guptkashi.

Day 06:

Guptkashi – Kedarnath (20 kms by road & 14kms Trek)
After breakfast today morning you will drive to Gaurikund by Car and then Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. On arrival check-in to hotel ( Basic Accommodation). Later on visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay in Kedarnath.

Day 07:

Kedarnath – Guptkashi (14Kms Down Trek & 20 kms/ by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund where your vehicle will be waiting for you. Drive to Guptkashi . Overnight stay.

Day 08:

Guptkashi – Badrinath (225kms/8hr)
After early breakfast drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. On arrival check in to hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.

Day 09:

Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (160kms/6-7hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. On arrival check-in to hotel in Rudraprayag. Overnight stay in Rudrapryag.

Day 10:

Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (254kms/8hr)
After breakfast you will drive back to Rishikesh. Evening visit Ashram and enjoy the Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay.

Day 11:

After breakfast proceed to your destination.

Char Dham Yatra Travel Tips

  • Carry woolen Blanket, an umbrella, Raincoat, Torchlight, minimum luggage and canvas shoes with you. You can carry woolen sweater, monkey cap and muffler, which will enable you to with stand cold winds, at the upper level of Himalayas.
  • Do carry creams, moisturizers, sunscreen creams.
  • Pack a medical kit with painkillers, antibiotics, cough lozenges, Antiseptic cream, Iodine, tube-squeeze cream and medicines for cold and fever.
  • Carry your routine medicines, as you might find only limited and general medicine at such remote locations.
  • Carry dark chocoloates, dry fruits, Glucose (Glucon D), toffees. They will provide your instant energy during the trekking and during long jams.
  • Drink packaged water or boiled water only.

Clothing during Char Dham Yatra

Summers (May, June, July, August)- Moderate Woolens
Winters (April, September, October, November)- Heavy Woolens

Medical Emergency Number

In case of any serious medical emergency, call 108 (The Mobile emergency service from Government of Uttarakhand). Don't make fake calls, as it is punishable offence.

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