Yamunotri - Gangotri Yatra

Duration : 07 Nights/ 08 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Uttrakashi - Gangotri - Guptakashi - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi

Highlights of Tour :

Yamunotri Gangotri Kedarnath and Badrinath are four major shrines in Garhwal Himalaya. Gaumukh is the source of River Ganges which is nearly 19 Kms from the road head of Gangotri. Valley of Flowers Hemkund Sahib and Panch Kedar circuit is one of major attraction in Garhwal Himalaya.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 Drive Delhi - Haridwar (200 kms/6hrs)

Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Approx 6 hours drive will take you to the city of Temples / Kumbh Nagri. Check in at your hotel and get fresh. Later Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Day 2 Drive Haridwar - Barkot (220kms/7hr)

After Breakfast Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others, continue drive to your Hotel in Barkot. Check in at your hotel and evening relax and explore the local market and a gentle walk to near by village will be interesting. Overnight stay at your hotel / Camp in Barkot.

Day 3 Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {36kms drive & 7kms Trek (one side)}

After breakfast Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), start trek from janki Chatti to Yamunotri. (6kms) and this may take approx 2 -3 hours maximum walking. Trail is good and maintained by Govt authorities and Keep yourself in mountain side for the safer side. Horse or by Doli are available at Janki Chatti which can be arranged at the spot and fix charges by the local associations. Arrive at Yamunotri and have a Holi dip at hot sulfer water spring which will rejuvenate your tiredness after 6 Kms trek. Darshan and Puja at Yamunotri temple and Later trek back to Janki Chatti and further drive to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Camp.

Day 4 Drive Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)

After breakfast in the morning Drive to Uttarkashi. Approx 4 hours drive will take you to this district headquarter of Uttarkashi District and major town in this region. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple and local market. This is believed that Ved Vyas had a Shastrartha with an unknown soul for many days and finally Lord Shiva gave his presence to Ved Vyasa at this place. This shrine is Being placed in North considered UTTAR ( North) KASHI ( vranasi - Home of Lord Shiva) One of most sacred shrine for Shiva devotees. Night Halt at Hotel.

Day 5 Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3hr one way)

Have a early morning breakfast and proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), approx 3 hours drive will take you to this last road head and one of the Shrine amoung four major shrines - GANGOTRI. enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. Should you need to have a holi dip at Hot Sulfer Water at Gangnani will be better and refreshing. After Gangotri Darshan return to Uttarkashi and overnight stay at Uttarkashi at hotel.

Day 6 Uttarkashi - Rishikesh (170 kms/ 7 hr)

After breakfast drive back to Rishikesh. Check in at the hotel. Rishikesh is located some 24 km north of Haridwar on the right bank of the Ganga, surrounded on three sides by the Himalayan ranges. Legend has it that God revealed himself to Raibhaya Rishi as Hrishikesh, after long penance and this sacred spot was henceforth known as such. A renowned centre of Yoga discipline and learning, Rishikesh is dotted with shrines and ashrams. Some 5 km away is the famous temple of Laxman Jhoola, dedicated to Laxman, the brother of Lord Ram, where he is believed to have performed penance. Rishikesh is also the starting point of several treks and pilgrimages to the holy shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Aarte ceremony at Trivenbi Ghat or Parmartha Niketan would be interesting. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Drive from Rishikesh to Delhi ( 225 Kms)

After breakfast drive back to Delhi. You will be dropped at the railway station / airport.