10 Day Char Dham Yatra

Home | Indian Subcontinent | India | 10 Day Char Dham Yatra

This 10 days Chardham pilgrimage tour from Haridwar offers sacred darshan of all four shrines with comfortable accommodations and facilities in between the yatra. The pilgrimage tour will help you connect to your inner self and derive a pathway to gaining moksha. The sights are a visual and auditory delight as one loses their sense of time and wealth and becomes one with the true spirit of devotion. Devotion is the easiest way to get liberation. The Gita and Sri Madhwacharya's commentary on it resolve the apparent inconsistencies therein, spelling out the theme relating to obtaining liberation, which a struggling soul will be keen to secure. "Devotion to god with intense faith, sincerity and love" is the simplest way and how to cultivate it is described almost elaborately in the Gita, in which innumerable episodes are added to demonstrate god's merciful qualities.

 

The acharyas, who were deputed by god with a mission to guide the earning souls, have brought out the esoteric significance of the Divine actions. The significance of events like Lord Krishna's sport with innocent cowherd maiden has been explained in Madhava's commentary. The trip will be one of intense introspection and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed and new.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spellbinding aartis and photography opportunities.

 

  • A taste of an ancient culture that taught the world how rich a heritage India has.

 

  • Spirituality for the soul and sights to remain as beautiful memories.

 

  • A treat for trekking enthusiasts.

 

  • The Shivalik range on all three sides is guaranteed to be one of the most beautiful sights you will ever witness.

 

  • The Vyas Gufa or the cave where Ved Vyas is said to have composed the Mahabharata is for you to witness.

Day by Day plan

Close All Days -

Open All Days +

  • Day 1: Haridwar – Barkot

    Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, en route visit Kempty Fall where lunch will also be served.

     

    Later drive straight to Barkot, then transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the Pahad (hiII) Yatra of Yamunotri the next day.

     

    Overnight stay at Barkot

     

  • Day 2: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot

    After an early breakfast, drive to Janki Chatti/Phool Chatti where the trek will start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). The trek passes through picturesque green valleys, which is dotted with a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs.

     

  • Day 3: Barkot – Uttarkashi

    After an early breakfast, start the drive to Uttarkashi. The tour begins with a visit to the Vishwanath Temple & Others.

     

    After offering your prayers, check in at the hotel where you are free to do as you wish.

     

    Overnight at Uttarkashi.

     

  • Day 4: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi

    Early morning drive to Gangotri, en route at Gangnani, take a holy dip in Garam Kund then further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley.

     

    Harsil is famous for its natural beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees, and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings.

     

    Return back and overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

     

  • Day 5: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi

    The tour will begin with a drive straight to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgaon.

     

    Enroute you can see the sparkling river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath and along with it, you can reach Guptkashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel and in the evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple which is a symbolic deity who is the mixture of the qualities of both Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati.

     

    Overnight stay at the Guptkashi.

     

  • Day 6: Guptkashi – Kedarnath

    After breakfast depart for Kedarnath Dham.

     

    Enjoy Kedarnath Darshan & come back to your hotel.

     

    Overnight stay at Kedarnath.

     

  • Day 7: Kedarnath – Guptkashi

    (19Km Trek & 30Km/1hr by Road)

     

    Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the ‘Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. Everyone can go inside Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity etc.

     

    After Temple Darshan trek down to Sonprayag. Further drive to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel.

     

    Overnight at Guptkashi.

     

  • Day 8: Guptkashi – Badrinath

    After a hearty breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in the evening. Brahma Kapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spots like Mana village, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River.



    Mana Village is inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe and is on the border of Nepal. It is the last Indian village before crossing over to Nepal.



    Vasundhara: It is a cascading waterfall that is magnificent in its beauty and its soothing nature.



    Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.



    Vyas Gufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the 'pauranic' commentaries.

     

    Overnight stay at Badrinath

     

  • Day 9: Badrinath – Rudraprayag

    Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahma Kapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spots like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River.

     

    Later drive back to Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar via Joshimath. Check in to the hotel.

     

    Overnight stay.
     

  • Day 10: Rishikesh - Haridwar

    Rudraprayag–Rishikesh-Haridwar 

    (160km/5hr)

    Kirtinagar–Rishikesh–Haridwar

    (135km/4hr)

     

    Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ”Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

     

    Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station / Dehradun Airport for your flight back home.

    TOUR ENDS

PLAN YOUR TRIP TODAY