Kedarnath is a small town located in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, situated at an altitude of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) above sea level. It is considered one of the holiest places in Hinduism and is known for the Kedarnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
Badrinath is a holy town located in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, situated at an altitude of 3,133 meters (10,279 feet) above sea level. It is considered one of the four sacred places in Hinduism, known as the Char Dham, and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Gangotri dham is one of the four holy shrines of the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand, India. It is located in the Uttarkashi district and is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, the river goddess who is believed to have descended to earth from heaven.
Yamunotri is a famous pilgrimage destination located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the four holy shrines of the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage, along with Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
On the first day of your char dham yatra, you will be picked up from Haridwar Railway Station by The Crazy Mountaineers, we will then drive to Barkot via the queen of hills - Mussooriee. On our way we'll be stopping at the Kempty fall at Mussoorie. Once we reach Barkot we will check in to camp/hotel and you will be free to explore the area or rest yourself for the Yamnotri Yatra tomorrow. Brief Overview of The Day Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station. Drive to Barkot Via Mussoorie Driving Distance : 186.7 Km Driving Time : 5 Hours 40 Minutes Stay at Barkot
After having breakfast we will depart for Hanumanchatti which is 40km from Barkot & then another 5 Km will take us to Janki Chatti from where we will start our trek to Yamunotri. The 6 Km long trek passes through a beautiful valley with a wide variety of fauna that includes conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and other plants that grow wild in this region of the Himalayas. If you don’t want to walk, you can hire a doli or a horse, the cost of which is not included in the package. After darshan at the Yamunotri temple, we will drive back to Barkot back to the hotel to rest for the night. Brief Overview of The Day Drive from Barkot to Janki Chatti. Driving Distance : 45.8 Km Driving Time : 2 Hours 2 Minutes Trekking Distance : 6 Km Trekking Time : 1 Hour
We will check out of our Barkot hotel in the morning after breakfast and drive to Uttarkashi. The entire route is filled with beautiful and picturesque views of the himalayan valley. Uttarkashi is located on the banks of the Bhagirathi river. On arrival, we will check in the hotel and you can check out the area around which is famous for its temples, ashrams and historical monuments. Overnight stay & dinner will be at our hotel in Uttarkashi. Brief Overview of The Day Drive from Barkot to Uttarkashi. Driving Distance : 23 Km Driving Time : 2 Hours 56 Minutes Stay at Uttarkashi
Today is a long day & after having an early breakfast we will leave for Gangotri which is located in the beautiful Garhwal Himalayan region at an altitude of 3050m. Once we reach Gangotri, you can take a dip in the Holy Ganges which is called Bhagirathi at its point of origin. After that visit the Gangotri Temple, which is a 18th century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga and is located near the sacred stone where the King Bhagirathi worshipped Lord Shiva. It is believed that Ganga first touched earth on this point. The temple is a 20 feet high magnificent structure made out of white granite. After pooja we will drive back to Uttarkashi where we will stop for the night. Brief Overview of The Day Uttarkashi to Gangotri Driving Distance : 99.5 Km Driving Time : 2 Hours 59 Minutes Darshan at Gangotri Temple Stay at Uttarkashi
After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and drive to Guptkashi. The 270 Km drive will take about 9 hours. Once at Guptkashi we will be checking in to the hotel and go for a medical checkup for next day’s trip to the Kedarnath Temple. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Guptkashi. Brief Overview of The Day Uttarkashi to Guptkashi Driving Distance : 270.7 Km Driving Time : 9 Hours 14 Minutes Medical Checkup Stay at Guptkashi
We will be waking up early and have our breakfast, after which we will drive to Gaurikund. Mandakini, which is one of the main tributaries of the river Ganga originates at this point. From Gaurikund, begins the 17 Km trek to Kedarnath. You can hire a doli or a horse if you don’t want to walk. The cost of horse/doli is not included in the package. The view as you inch closer to Kedarnath is mesmerizing with tall peaks that reach to touch the sky, the mist that continuously makes the peaks appear and disappear. Upon arrival at Kedarnath, stay/dinner will be at Govt. lodges/camps. Brief Overview of The Day Guptkashi to Gaurikund Driving Distance : 14 Km Driving Time : 45 Minutes Trek to Kedarnath Trekking Distance : 17 Km Trekking Time: 9 Hours
Wake up before dawn early in the morning and take a bath and get ready for “Abhishek” to Shiva at the Kedarnath temple. You need to be at the temple before 4:45 am. After puja we will head back to the Govt camps/loge and prepare for the hike back to Gaurikund. Upon arrival at Gaurikund, the vehicle waiting for you will take you back to the hotel at Guptkashi for overnight stay and dinner. Brief Overview of The Day Kedarnath to Guptkashi Driving Distance : 14 Km Driving Time : 45 Minutes Trek to Kedarnath Trekking Distance : 17 Km Trekking Time: 9 Hours
At 8:00 am after having breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. The distance between Guptkashi & Badrinath is about 197 Km and takes 7 hours time. On arrival after checking in to the hotel you can choose to rest or go to the Badrinath Temple for darshan in evening. You will have to take a bath in the hot spring known as “Tapta Kund”. The temple is a 15m high structure dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay and dinner at a hotel in Badrinath. Brief Overview of The Day Guptkashi to Badrinath Driving Distance : 195 Km Driving Time : 7 Hours Stay at Badrinath
Early morning we will go to Badrinath Temple darshan after which we return back to the hotel and have breakfast. After a brief sightseeing at Badrinath visiting Ganesh Gufa, Vyas Gufa, Mata Murti temple we will drive to Pipalkoti in the afternoon. Pipalkoti is at a distance of 76 Km from Badrinath and will take 3 hours to reach there. You can explore the town, stay and dinner at Pipalkoti. Brief Overview of The Day Badrinath to pipalkoti Driving Distance : 76 Km Driving Time : 3 Hours Stay at Pipalkoti
Today marks the last day of your Char Dham Yatra Package & early morning after breakfast we will leave for Haridwar. It will take anywhere from 8 to 10 hours to reach depending on the route (NH 7 or NH 7 & NH543). You will be dropped off at the Haridwar Railway Station. Brief Overview of The Day Pipalkoti to Haridwar Driving Distance : 309.2 Km Driving Time : 9 Hours 29 Minutes Drop off at Haridwar Railway Station