Badrinath is the place sacred to Vishnu Bhagwan in the dual form of Nar Narayan while Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga’s of Lord Shiva.
This yatra has a lot of significance for Hindus. Every year lakhs of people come to visit Kedarnath-Badrinath in Uttarakhand. Some people who want to avoid trekking go for Badrinath and Gangotri yatra and those who have already visited Badrinath and Kedarnath, visit Yamunotri and Gangotri to complete the Char Dham darshan.
Day 01: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Gauptkashi-Sitapur: (215 km, 7 hrs drive): Drive to Guptkashi along with river Ganga till Deoprayag. Then along Alakhnanda up to Rudraprayag then Along Mandakani till Guptkashi. Arrive and transfer to camp/Hotel. Overnight stay in Guptkashi.
Day 02: Sitapur-Gaurikund-Bhimbali-Lencholi-Kedarnath (10 km by road,16 km by trek oneway): After breakfast, we proceed to Sonprayag. After medical checkup we proceed to Gaurikund. Then we begin our trek to Kedarnath. Arrive at Kedarnath ji and transfer to hotel. There are 8-10 small private hotels available and they have neat and clean rooms with attached toilet and bath. They also serve hot water buckets. After freshen up proceed for the darshan at Kedarnath ji. After darshan at Kedarnath overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Important places to visit: Gauri Mata Temple in Gaurikund, Kedarnath Temple, Evening aarti, Bharav Baba
(You can go to Kedarnath ji by Helicopter and return either on the same day or on the next day)
Day 03 : Kedarnath-Sitapur : Trace your steps back and return to Sonprayag. Drive back to Sitapur. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Sitapur- Badrinath (220 km / 8 hrs): After an early breakfast, we proceed to Badrinath. We halt for some time enroute at Chopta. Chopta is popularly called as the " Switzerland Of India". You can enjoy a splendid view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks from here. Enjoy the beautiful drive through medicinal forests. When you arrive at Badrinath check into your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Badrinath –Rudraprayag: (165 km, 6 hrs): Get up early in the morning and see the beauty of the majestic Neel Khant peak. There is a hot water spring here called as Tapt Kund. The devotees take a holy dip here before taking Darshan of the Badrinath Temple. Have your breakfast and then drive to Mana Village. This is the last village on the Indo-China border. Dep 11:00 then drive to Rudraprayag. Dinner & stay overnight at the hotel
Day 06: Rudraprayag– Rishikesh-Haridwar (165 km, 06 hrs): After breakfast, we proceed to Rishikesh/Haridwar. Evening visit to Ramjhula and Laxmanjhula. Ganga aarti at Parmarth niketan. Transfer to Haridwar railway station/hotel.