When Char Dham Temple Opens?
Gangotri and Yamunotri temples open every year on Akshay Tritiya which falls during the last week of April or in mid-May. The opening dates of Kedarnath ji are announced on Maha Shivratri day and Badrinath ji opening date is announced on Basant Panchami day.
When Char Dham Temple Closes?
Every year Gangotri and Yamunotri Temples close on Diwali and Kedarnath ji on Bhaiduj. The closing date of Badrinath is announced on Vijaydashmi (Dushhera)
Char Dham route from Haridwar:
Haridwar<Mussoorie<Barkot<Jankichatti<06 kms trek< Yamunotri <Uttarkashi <Harisil <Gangotri <Guptkashi<Sonprayag<16 kms trek< Kedarnath <Chopta <Joshimath <Badrinath <Rudraprayag <Rishikesh <Haridwar
What is included in the tour
- Airport/Railway Station pickup and transfer
- Accommodation in double rooms with attached toilet and bath
- Breakfast & dinner in Deluxe Package
- Hot water facility
- Transportation as mentioned, Non ac vehicle during hill journey
- All taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch in Deluxe Package
- Meals in the Standard package
- Pony/Palki charges
- Helicopter charges
- Ropeway fare
- Priority Darshan charges
- Special Pooja charges
- Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges
- Extra transport charges in the event of landslides
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above
- Visit to Lakhamandal*, Trijukinarayan* & Kalimath*
- Visit to Chardham Yamunotri,Gangotri, Kedarnath & Sri Badrinath ji
- Visit to Panch Prayag (Deoprayag, Karanprayag,Rudraprayag,Nandprayag& Vishnuprayag)
- Visit to Mussoorie “The Queen of Hills”
- Visit to ancient temples of Vishvanath ji & Trijukinarayan (additional cost)
- Visit to Chopta “The mini Switzerland of India”
- Visit to Mana village, the last village on Indo-Tibet border
Day 01: Haridwar-Mussoorie-Barkot (200 km, 07 hrs drive): Today drive to Barkot/Syanachatti. Enroute you can halt for some time at Mussoorie & Kempty falls. Later proceed to Barkot and transfer to your Hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Important places to visit: Mussoorie, Kempty Falls & Lakhamandal*
Day 02: Barkot-Yamunotri return: Drive to Jankichatti and then trek for 07 km to reach Yamunotri. Visit the temple of Goddess Yamuna which is situated on the banks of the river. There is a hot water spring adjacent to this temple. The pilgrims take a holy dip in this spring before darshan of the temple. You can also cook rice in these hot waters. After darshan return back to Jankichatti. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Important places to visit: Yamunotri Temple, Surya Kund & Divya Shila.
Day 03: Barkot-Uttarkashi (115 km, 5 hrs drive): After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. You can visit the famous Vishwanath Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel
Important places to visit: Vishwanath Temple & Shakti Temple
Day 04: Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Uttarkashi (100 km each side, 3 1/2 hrs): After breakfast, we proceed to Harsil. This is one of the most beautiful valleys in Uttarakhand. On the way we can halt at Gangnani which again has hot water springs. You can take a dip here. Then drive to Gangotri (22 kms/1 hr). Over here devotees take a holy dip in the most Holy River of Hindus- The Ganges. It is also called Bhagirathi from where it originates. You can then perform pooja and enjoy in the picturesque surroundings. In the afternoon return back to Uttarkashi. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Important places to visit: Harsil, Hot Water Springs at Gangnani, Gangotri Temple
Day 05: Uttarkashi- Guptakashi-Sitapur (210 kms/8 hrs): After early breakfast, we will proceed to Guptakashi. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Sitapur-Gaurikund-Bhimbali-Lencholi-Kedarnath (10 km by road,18-20 km by trek oneway): After breakfast, we proceed to Sonprayag. After the 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 stay overnight and return on the next day)
Day 07: Kedarnath-Sitapur: Trace your steps back and return to Sonprayag. Drive back to Sitapur/Guptkashi. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Important places to visit: Triyuginarayan*
Day 08: Sitapur- Badrinath (220 km / 8 hrs): After an early breakfast, we proceed to Badrinath. We halt for some time en route 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.
Important places to visit: Guptkashi Temple, Ukhimath Temple, Chopta & Narsing Temple in Joshimath.
Day 09: Badrinath – Joshimath/Pipalkoti: ( 55/80 Kms, 2 /4Hrs): 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. Then return to Joshimath in the evening. Dinner & stay overnight at the hotel
Important places to visit: Sri Badri Vishal Temple, Tapt Kund, Bhrama Kapal, Narad Kund, Sheshnetra and Mata Murti Temple.
Important places in Mana Village: Bheem pul, Ganesh Gufa, Vyas Gufa
On the way sightseeing: Yogdhyan Badri, Vishnuprayag, Shankracharya Mutt in Joshimath, Nandprayag and Karanprayag.
Day 10: Joshimath/Pipalkoti– Rishikesh-Haridwar (260/220 km, 09/08 hrs): After breakfast, we proceed to Rishikesh. Evening visit to Ramjhulka and Laxmanjhula, Ganga aarti at Parmarth Niketan. Drive to Haridwar Transfer to hotel/railway station.
All sightseeing depends upon weather conditions, your arrival & departure time. If you want to visit all the places then you have to strictly follow the schedule timing.