Char Dham Yatra Your Encounter with Gods
Arrive Haridwar/Rishikesh. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel . Evening visit the Ghat's s to encounter evening Ghat life as well as special Arti "The Prayer dedicated to Goddess Ganges" " the town of ashrams and temples, Ghats and pilgrims, mountains and the holy Ganges. When global orange sun suspended, waits low amid the red/yellow streaked horizon, then all these combine to give this town a very special evening. The temple bells roar, priests enchant mantras. Immersed in sublimation stand the pilgrims. Cupped leaves, with saffron marigold petals and a small candle flame, flickering ride the current of water of wisdom. Suddenly the sky darkens, spreading a blanket of stillness. Everything stops, except the sound of current, which has just sunk the tiny flames of cupped leaves, few minutes back. After experiencing above we trace ours steps back to the hotel. One can have dinner at famous Chotiwala restaurant. Dinner and overnight hotel. Registration & other formalities for the yatra.
Morning after breakfast drive to Guptakashi. The entire drive is along the Ganga river till Devprayag and after words along the roaring Alaknanda. Enroute stop at Devprayag, Rudra prayag. Lunch Break at Rudraprayag. After enter the Mandakini valley and drive along the roaring Mandakini river. Arrive Gupta Kashi and transfer to hotel. Evening visit the Gupta Kashi Temple, the kasha (invisible) for Gods Overnight hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to the road head for Kedarnath. Arrive and commence trek /pony to Kedarnath. The entire trek is gradual ascent till we reach Kedarnath. Arrive and transfer to Hotel. After wash and change visit the temple for Darshan. Overnight hotel. One can also take the Helicopter ride upto Kedarnath
After morning puja trek down to Gaurikund. After lunch break and refreshing bath at Gaurikund hot springs we drive to Rudra Prayag. Time Permitting Visit to Trijuginarayan, the famous remote temple, venue of Lord Shiva - parvati marriage. Arrive Rudraprayag and check into hotel for overnight stay . One can also take the Helicopter ride from Kedarnath to Sita pur/ GuptaKashi.
Morning after breakfast drive to Joshimath & Badrinath. The entire drive up to Joshimath is along the Alaknanda river. We stop at Joshimath for some time to visit the famous Narshingh Temple. Later we drive to Badrinath. Arrive Badrinath and check in to hotel. Evening visit the Badrinath temple for Darshan. Overnight hotel.
Early morning Puja and darshan of Badrinath Jee. Enjoy the sunrise on Neelkanth peak above the Badrinath temple. After late breakfast drive to Govind Ghat. Arrive and commence trek to Ghangaria. Arrive Ghagaria and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.
Morning after breakfast start trek to Valley of Flowers. The first part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadow. Arrive and explore the area. After encountering rare Flowers e.g Brahmkamal, Blue poppy, Potentilla, and hundreds of others we trace our steps back to the base camp, Ghangaria. Dinner and overnight camp/Hotel.
Morning after breakfast we trek to Hemkund, one of the finest high latitude lakes in the area, and pilgrimage for Sikhs and Hindus as well. The entire trek today is uphill till we reach Hemkund. Explore the area and trace your steps back to the base camp. One can encounter some of the flowers on this stretch as well. Dinner and overnight camp. One can also take the Helicopter ride from Kedarnath to Sita pur/ GuptaKashi.
Morning after breakfast trek down Govindghat. Lunch enroute. Arrive and commence drive to Rudraprayag. Arrive Rudraprayag and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight hotel. If time & weather permits one can take a rope way to Auli & back.
Morning visit the prayaga (confluence of Rudraprayag) . Later drive to Devprayag. Visit the ancient temple of Devprayag at the beginning of the holy Ganges. Lunch enroute at Himalayan Retreat Shivpuri. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh. One can stay overnight or drive/take train for Delhi..