Chardham Yatra by Motorhome
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar – Mussoorie - Barkot - Yamnotri - Barkot – Uttarkashi - Gangnani - Gangotri - Gadolia - Phata – Gaurikund - Okhimath - Joshimath via Rudraprayag or Chopta - Badrinath – Chamoli - Srinagar – Rishikesh - Haridwar – Delhi.
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar: (210 Kms) Early morning at a leisurely pace you'll leave for holy city of Haridwar. After lunch visit Har Ki Pauri for evening Aarti and return to motorhome, have early dinner and sleep well tonight and prepare for a dreamland journey from the next day. Overnight in motorhome.
Day 02: Haridwar – Barkot: (176 kms) After a pleasant stay at Haridwar, your day starts with early breakfast, driving for about two hours or so you'll reach Dehradun the state capital of Uttrakhand, and the gateway to Char Dham Yatra. It's time to get the first glimpse of Mussoorie hills (2005m), En-route stop for a lunch break near Kempty Falls. After exploring the region resume your journey to reach Barkot. Overnight in motorhome.
Day 03: Barkot – Janki Chatti - Yamnotri - Barkot: (98 kms round trip plus 12 km trek) Today you'll start off the day with early breakfast, drive for about 46 km to reach Janki Chatti (2650m). On arrival start your day on a 6 kms trek one side (Optional: Palki, pony). En-route packed lunch will be served. Arrive at Yamunotri Temple (3185m) and Perform Pooja; take a holy Achman to start your most sacred pilgrimage to Char Dhams. Retrace your journey to Janki Chatti and drive to Barkot, after wholesome dinner, early to bed and relax. Overnight in motorhome.
Day 04: Barkot – Gangotri: (174 kms) After early breakfast you'll leave for Gangotri (3048m). En-route stop at Uttarkashi for a Lunch break and resume your journey, on the way to Gangotri lies two beautiful villages; Harsil and Dharali. On arrival at Gangotri perform the evening Aarti at river bank and return to motorhome for dinner and relaxation. Overnight in motorhome.
Day 05: Gangotri - Gangnani: (53 kms) Early morning take a holy dip in the sacred River of Ganges. Perform Pooja and return to motorhome for breakfast, relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings and retrace your journey through some of breathtaking views of the beautiful valley to reach Gangnani (2133m). Rest of the day is free to explore the region or take a hike to near by mountains for hot water spring dip. Lunch & dinner will be served at Gangnani. Overnight in motorhome.
Day 06: Gangnani - Gadolia: (139 kms) After breakfast leave for Gadolia via New Tehri. Lunch will be served at Dharasu. On the way see the heritage sight of old Tehri going down into the mighty waters of Holy River Ganges due to Hydro dam construction, from this point you'll follow the up winding roads along the dam water reserve to Gadolia. Early dinner and relax. Overnight in motorhome.
Day 07: Gadolia – Phata: (131 kms) After a pleasant stay at Gadolia, today for the first time you'll see the confluence of two beautiful rivers; Mandakini & Alaknanda near Rudraprayag, and deservingly, where you'll have a lunch break, resume your journey to Phata, a nice resting place with good surrounding, from here one can take optional helicopter services; to & fro Kedarnath Temple (3584m), booking is done well in advance from Delhi. Early dinner and relax. Overnight in motorhome.
Day 08: Phata – Gaurikund – Kedarnath (20 kms) (14 kms trek one way) Again after an early breakfast you'll drive to Gaurikund to start your day journey on a trek of 14 kms one side (Optional Palki, Pony). En-route packed lunch will be served. Arrive at Kedarnath Temple. Perform Pooja and visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at back of the temple, check into GMVN/Tents. See the evening Arti performed by Kedarnath Panda's. Overnight in GMVN/Tents. Today's dinner is not included.
Day 09: Kedarnath – Gaurikund - Okhimath: (14 kms trek & 46 kms) Your day will start very early in the morning to visit Kedarnath Temple, once again to see morning Pooja performed by Panda's. After breakfast you'll retrace the journey to Gaurikund (14kms trek) and on arrival leave for Okhimath. Dinner and overnight in motorhome. Today's breakfast and lunch is not included.
Day 10: Guptkashi - Joshimath via Chopta: (143 kms) After breakfast leave for Joshimath (1890m) via Rudraprayag or Chopta (2700m), one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest to Chamoli. Stop at Pipalkoti for Lunch break. Arrive at Joshimath by evening and relax. Early dinner and overnight in motorhome.
Day 11: Joshimath – Badrinath: (46 kms) After a pleasant stay at Joshimath and wholesome breakfast, at a leisurely pace drive to reach Badrinath Temple (3096m), on arrival perform Pooja and spend some time visiting Mana village the last village before the Tibet border. Return to motorhome for lunch. Once again in the evening you visit the Badrinath Temple for Arti performed by Panda's. Dinner and overnight in motorhome.
Day 12: Joshimath – Rudraprayag: (170 kms) After early breakfast you'll take the first gate to Joshimath and preaper yourself to retrace the journey to Rudraprayag. En-route have a lunch at Chamoli, on the way take a look of three Prayags (confluences). By evening reach Rudraprayag and relax. Dinner and overnight in motorhome.
Day 13: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh: (133 kms) After early breakfast, at a leisurely pace, drive to reach Rishikesh. En-route you'll have a lunch & short visit to Devprayag (The confluence of two rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to become Ganges). While on your way to Rishikesh if you are looking for some adventure in your life than why not take a ride on white water rafting trip from Shivpuri to Rishikesh and to a surprise camp on sandy beach tonight. Relax & enjoy. Gala Dinner and bonfire.
Day 14 : Delhi: (236 kms) After early breakfast retrace your journey to Delhi. Today, It'll be time to say your good-bye to mountains of Uttrakhand. En-route you'll take a lunch break at Muzaffarnagar, by evening you'll reach Delhi. Our company repesentative who'll transfer you to a convenient location in Delhi which shall be the "end" of your tour.