Kedarnath – Gangotri Trekking, India


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Trip Overview

Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri Trekking, is an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand (formerly the northwestern section of Uttar Pradesh), the circuit consists of four sites: Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri Trekking. Badrinath is also one of the four destinations (with each destination being in different corners of the country) of the longer Char Dham from which the Chota Char Dham likely draws its name.

While each of these sites is unique in its own fashion, inclusion in the Char Dham has, over time, caused them be viewed together in popular imagination and in pilgrimage practice. The Annual Char Dham Yatra restarted in May 2014, after remaining suspended since the outbreak of 2013 Uttarakhand floods. The footfall has now
improved due to proactive measures taken by the government of Uttarakhand. Join us for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri Trekking!

Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri Trekking

Kedarnath: The holiest of Shiva’s shrines is likened to gold among base metals so that every pilgrim finds peace here, and it is said that devotees who die here become one with Shiva himself. The temple of Kedarnath, located at a height of 3,581 mts, stand at the head of the Mandakini river, with Kedarnath peak keeping vigil above it.

Badrinath: Also known as Vishal Badri, this temple located at the height of 3,133 mts. is the largest Himalayas and most popular of Vishnu pilgrimages among the five Badries. The original temple here is believed to be built by King Pururava and the icon of the lord carved by Vishwakarma, the creator of the gods.

Kedarnath-BadrinathGangotri: Gangotri is the place high in the Garhwal Himalayas from where the holy Ganges originates. According to the legend, it was here the Ganga descended on the earth, when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. The temple of Gangotri, dedicated to Goddess Ganga stands on the bank of the river.

Yamunotri: Yamunotri is situated in the western region of the Garhwal Himalayas and is at a height of 3,235 meters above sea level. Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna.The shrine of Yamunotri is located on the Bandar Poonch peak.

Join us today for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri Trekking !

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar (210 Kms, about 6 Hrs.)

Arrive in Delhi, Our representative will meet and assist and then drive to Haridwar, On arrival in Haridwar, Check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening , we will take you Har-Ki-Pouri for Worship of Holy Ganges. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Haridwar – Barkot (205 Kms, about 6 Hrs.)

In the morning after breakfast drive to Barkot Via Dehradun and Mussorie. On arrival at Barkot, Check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Barkot – Yamunotri- Barkot (32 Kms & 5Kms Trek) Each side

Early morning Drive to Hanuman Chatti (32 KMS). From where, we will take a local Jeep for Phool chatti to Janki Chatti. We will start our trek from Janki Chatti for Yamunotri (5 KMS). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arrival at . Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4: Barkot – Uttarkashi (85Kms, about 3 Hrs.)

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and Depart for Uttarkashi. On rout visit Praketswar Mahadev Upon arrival at Uttarkashi, Check in at the hotel, at evening , we will visit the famous temple of Kashi –Viswnath. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Uttarkashi- Gangotri- Uttarkashi (100 Kms) Each side

Early morning drive to Gangotri. Upon arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the River sacred The Ganges, It’s also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Visit the temple. Late afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (223 Kms, about 9-10 Hrs.)

In the morning after early breakfast check out from the hotel and Depart for Guptkashi Via, Tehri Dam, Upon arrival at Guptkashi Check in at the hotel, Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Guptkashi – GouriKund- Kedarnath (32 Kms & 17 Kms trek)

Early morning check out from the hotel and Depart for Gouri Kund. From where, we will start our trek. Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost On arrival at Kedarnath, check-in into the Tent developed by Government ( This year too, Govt has not given permission to hotel owners in kedarnath to operate, Yatris staying at kedarnath will be provided Tented Accomodation & Food by Govt on DIRECT PAY BASIS ). In the evening visit Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the temple and take a part in evening Aarti. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 08: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (17Kms Down Trek & 80 kms 3 hrs by Road)

Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at the Hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 09: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (170kms/7hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Badrinath via Joshimath.On arrival Check in to the Hotel. at the short break go for interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Badrinath – Srinagar (190 kms/8hrs)

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Srinagar.on arrival check in to the Hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Srinagar – Rishikesh (100 kms/4hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh.On arrival check in to the Hotel.After a short break visit Rishikesh local Sight Seeing like Laxman Jhula,Ram Jhula,Gita Bhavan and Raghunath Temple. later back to hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Rishikesh – Delhi (234kms/7hrs)

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Delhi, Upon arrival at Delhi, transfer to Airport/railway station to catch the flight/train for onward destination.

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  • 12 Days
  • Price: USD 1199/each

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Very good value for money spent. We all arranged and generally well managed.

- GLENN INGRAM

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