Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (Approx 200 kms)
Pick up from Airport / Railway Station and leave for
The whole of Uttarakhand is dotted with temples of Vishnu
and Shiva. Vishnu is known as Hari and Shiva as Har.
Dwar means gate, and it is for this reason that this
place is known as Haridwar or Hardwar, as it is the Gateway
to Shri Badrinath and Shri Kedarnath, the holy shrines of
Hari and Har. The Hindu Pantheon allows freedom of worship
of Gods in any form. Uttarakhand abounds in shrines of god
and goddesses and Haridwar from time immemorial has been the
gateway to these shrines. It is said that Haridwar was the
place of meditation for many ancient sages. Sage Kapil
meditated here and for that reason this place was for
several years known as Kapilasthan.
Evening free for Arti Pooja at Har ki Paudi. Overnight stay
in Hotel Haridwar.
Day 02: Haridwar – Syanachatti (Approx 210 kms / 10 hrs)
Early morning depart to Syanachatti via Mussorie. On the way
visit Shiv Mandir at Bhutta Gaon and Kempty Falls at
Mussorie. Arrive at Syanachatti, check into the stay
facility and & Overnight Stay at Syanachatti.
Day 03: Syanachatti – Yamunotri – Syanachatti (10 kms drive
/ 5 hrs on foot)
Depart from Syanachatti to Jankichatti via Hanumanchatti &
Phoolchatti by jeep. From Jankichatti take a 6 kms trek up
to Yamunotri. Have bath at the hot water kund if desired.
Darshan at Yamunotri temple and trek back to Jankichatti.
Depart back at Syanachatti. Arrive & overnight stay at
Day 04: Syanachatti – Harsil (Approx 220 kms)
Early morning leave for Harsil via Uttarkashi. Enroute visit
Vishwanath Temple and the Shakti Temple. Evening arrive at
Harsil camp and overnight stay in tents at Harsil.
Day 05: Harsil – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (120 kms)
This morning depart to Gangotri. Gangotri is a very sacred
place situated on the bank of the Bhagirathi river.Gangotri
is the place where Raja Bhagirath observed hard penance to
please Lord Shankar to bring Ganga down to the earth and
obliged his sixty thousand ancestors. The Gangotri temple,
is constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the
18th century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
The Gangotri shrine is situated at an elevation of 3,048
metres. Submerged 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. Evening return back to
Uttarkashi via Harsil. Arrive & overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Day 06: Uttarkashi – Rudraprayag (Approx 183 kms)
Morning after breakfast drive for Rudraprayag.
The Alakhnanda and the Mandakhini rivers come together for a
confluence at Rudraprayag. Reach and Check into the stay
facility at Rudraprayag. Later, take darshan at the samgam
of the two rivers. Return to the stay facility and overnight
stay in Rudraprayag.
Day 07: Rudraprayag – Kedarnath (Approx 74 kms + 14 km walk)
Morning after breakfast drive 74 kms for Gaurikund
by road and onward trek 14 kms one way to Kedarnath.
Gaurikund is at an altitude of 1982 mts. one can take bath
in the hot water ponds 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. The
Kedarnath shrine, is situated at an elevation of 3,581
metres. The Kedarnath shrine, is one of the 12 jyotirlingas
of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the
backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedarnath temple
is open up to noon. At evening arti and darshan are
available. Morning special pooja has to be booked a day
before. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Day 08: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14 kms trek + Approx 74 kms
Morning after breakfast 14 kms trek to Gaurikund and
by vehicle to
Rudraprayag. Reach Rudraprayag stay facility and overnight
stay at Rudraprayag.
Day 09: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (Approx 142 kms)
Early morning, depart to Badrinath. This ancient place is on
the banks of the Alakhnanda river surrounded by snow clad
mountains of the Himalayas. Reach Badrinath and check into
the stay facility.
Visit Mana village if time permits.
Evening participate in Swarn Arti and Kapoor Arti. Overnight
Stay at Badrinath.
Day 10: Badrinath – Joshimath – Srinagar (Approx 190 kms)
Morning, drive to Srinagar (Garhwal)
via Joshimath. In Joshimath Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who
came all the way from Kerala in the 8th Century A.D, perform
penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment,
established a Math (religious centre), known as "Joshimath".
The name Joshimath is derived from it.
the Temples of Narsingh and Nav Durga which are located
here. Enroute we also travel via Pipalkoti, Nandprayag,
Karnprayag & Rudraprayag. In the evening reach Shrinagar and
overnight Stay at Shrinagar.
Day 11: Srinagar – Devprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar (Approx
180 kms / 09 hrs)
Depart to Haridwar. Enroute visit Devprayag. At Devprayag is
the confluence of the two giant rivers of the Himalayas viz.
The Alakhnanda and The Bhagirathi. From this point of the
confluence the sacred name of Ganga was announced by the
deities of the Cosmic Eternal power. Also have darshan and
arti at the 5000 year old Raghunathji Temple. Evening, reach
Haridwar and overnight stay.
Day 12: Haridwar – Delhi (Approx 200 kms)
After breakfast depart to Delhi. Afternoon arrive at Delhi,
Board the train or flights for onward journey & Tour Ends.