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Gangotri-Kedar-Badri Ex-HW (7N/8D)

OVERVIEW

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination:
Haridwar-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Rudraprayag-Badrinath-Joshimath-Pipalkoti-Kirtinagar

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar – Uttarkashi (190kms/6hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Doiwala Airport, later drive to Uttarkashi. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. 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 02: 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 03: Uttarkashi -  Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 04: 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 05: 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 06: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (160kms/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 07: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160kms/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 Joshimath / Pipalkoti / Kirtinagar. 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 08: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6 hrs)
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

Package Includes :
Accommodation on twin sharing (DBR  CPAI / EPAI) Basis.
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

Package Excludes :
2.58% 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, land slides 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

32,000

27,155

23,815

18,895

17,425

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

35,350

30,510

27,165

22,245

20,775

02

  Toyota Innova

36,590

31,745

28,400

23,480

22,010

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

27,540

22,695

19,355

14,435

12,975

04

  Toyota Innova

28,135

23,290

19,950

15,025

13,560

06

  Tavera / Xylo

25,165

20,320

16,980

12,060

10,590

06

  Toyota Innova

25,560

20,715

17,375

12,450

10,980

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 Seater)

27,760

22,915

19,575

14,650

13,185

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 Seater)

25,790

20,945

17,600

12,700

10,625

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 Seater)

24,590

19,750

16,400

11,480

09,910

12

  Tempo Excel(12 Seater)

23,800

18,960

15,620

10,700

09,230

12

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

26,380

21,535

18,195

13,275

11,805

14

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

25,500

20,655

17,315

12,390

10,925

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

25,500

20,660

17,320

12,400

10,930

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

27,100

22,250

18,910

13,985

12,515

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

25,650

20,810

17,465

12,545

11,075

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

26,325

21,480

18,140

13,220

11,750

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

25,715

19,600

17,525

12,605

11,135

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

25,100

19,230

16,920

11,995

10,525

  Extra Mattress / Person

10,750

8,800

6,100

3,800

2,900

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

0950

0800

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

1,900

2,350

2,200

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

HOTEL

HOTELS DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Akash Ganga
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Raj Hans / Raj Palace / Vijay laxmi
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Jhalla Ram / Jhanvi / Himalayan
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan / Tulsi
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda

 

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

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Camp Nirwana (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 / The Narayana Palace (S.Dlx)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing)
  Guptkashi (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 Sarovar Portico

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Nights)   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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