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OVERVIEW

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination: 
Delhi - Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Govindghat – Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Valley of Flowers – Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station / Airport, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02: Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr)
Drive to Guptkashi enroute visit Devprayag. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 03: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

Day 04: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 05: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple. There are other 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. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

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.

Day 06: Badrinath – Govind Ghat (22kms drive) – Ghangaria (13kms/5-6hr Trek)
Early morning at Badrinath, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Arrive Ghangaria, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Ghangharia/Govinddham: Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.

Day 07: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (6kms/4-5hr each side)
Early morning, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the “lake of ice” “mountain” adorned with “seven peaks”, surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for ‘The Hemkund Lake’. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay.

Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib: This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga.

Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.

Day 08: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (4kms/3hr each side)
After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) and many more. Return to Ghangariya for overnight stay.

Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay.

Day 09: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Rudraprayag (140kms/5-6hr)
After 13 Kms trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, further drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 10: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4-5hr)
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. Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat & Bharat Mandir.  At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram. Overnight stay.

Day 11: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Regular & Deluxe Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh- Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Packages) :
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottles per pax per day)
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh- Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON – COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

45775

40310

32885

27630

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

49275

41240

36395

31135

02

  Toyota Innova

51030

45570

38145

32890

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

38945

33480

26060

20795

04

  Toyota Innova

39795

34330

26910

21650

06

  Tavera / Xylo

35725

30260

22835

17575

06

  Toyota Innova

36290

30825

23400

18145

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

38555

33095

25670

20415

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

36110

30645

23225

17965

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

35075

29610

22185

16930

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

35875

30415

22990

17730

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

34910

29445

22020

16765

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

36375

30915

23490

18230

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

37870

32410

24985

19725

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

36575

31110

23685

18425

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

36890

31430

24000

18750

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

36110

29450

23225

17965

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

35820

29325

22935

17675

  Extra Mattress / Person

15,450

13,750

8,200

4,550

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1000

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

3,350

2,750

 

EPAI: ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI: ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI: ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTEL DETAILS:-

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Himalayan / Hotel Shubham
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Charanpaduka / Hotel Dwarikesh
  Ghangaria (03 Night)   Hotel Nandalok Pal
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Narayana Palace (A/C) / Tapovan Resort (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Park Grand (A/C) / Hotel Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic  Residency (A/C)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shiwalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx.)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / Hotel Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)
  Ghangaria (03 Night)   Hotel Nanda lok Pal
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Divine Resort (A/C) / Narayana Resort (A/C Cottage) / Ganga Beach Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shiwalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Ghangaria (03 Night)   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar  (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Ghangaria   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)

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