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OVERVIEW

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination: Haridwar- Barkot-Yamunotri-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Rudraprayag-Kedarnath-Badrinath-Joshimath–Pipalkoti-Kirtinagar

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar – Barkot (210kms/7-8hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Doiwala Airport, Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

Day 02: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek – one way}
Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. 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 Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 03: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Later Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Oernight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 06: 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 07: 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 08: 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.

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 09: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165kms/7hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 10: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)
Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End.

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.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

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

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Package):
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 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)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

40,825

33,195

29,330

22,810

20,980

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

44,950

37,320

33,455

26,935

25,105

02

  Toyota Innova

46,550

38,920

35,050

28,530

26,700

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

35,465

27,835

23,970

17,450

15,620

04

  Toyota Innova

36,240

28,610

24,745

18,225

16,395

06

  Tavera / Xylo

32,525

24,900

21,030

14,510

12,680

06

  Toyota Innova

33,050

25,415

21,550

15,025

13,200

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

35,795

28,165

24,300

17,780

15,950

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

33,375

25,750

21,885

15,360

12,790

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

31,910

24,280

20,415

13,895

11,960

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

30,910

23,280

19,415

12,890

11,065

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

33,865

26,240

22,375

15,850

14,020

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

32,810

25,180

21,315

14,795

12,965

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

33,275

25,645

21,780

15,260

13,430

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

34,500

26,870

23,000

16,485

14,655

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

33,610

25,975

22,110

15,590

13,760

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

33,610

25,975

22,110

15,590

13,760

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

32,890

25,260

21,395

14,875

13,050

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

32,890

24,230

21,395

14,875

13,050

  Extra Mattress / Person

13,875

10,850

7680

4,600

3,500

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1,100

1,000

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

2,300

3,000

2,800

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

HOTELS

HOTELS DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Barkot (02 Night)   Chauhan Annexe / Raturi / Himalayan / Dipin
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Akash Ganga
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Raj Hans / Raj Palace / Vijay laxmi
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Jhalla Ram / Jhanvi / Himalayan
  Rudraprayag(02 Night)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda / Rajasthan Guest            House

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Badkot (02 Night)   Chauhan Annexe (S.Dlx) / Athithi Niwas / Durga Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx.)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Shubham / Himalayan
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Hotel Dwarikesh

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Barkot / Vajari / Chammi              (02 Night)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Kalindi Spa Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik 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 / Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Vajari / Chammi / Badkot               (02 Night)   Kalindi Spa Resort / Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik 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

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Night)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag(02 Nights)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

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