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Char Dham Yatra Ex Haridwar

Uttarakhand, India
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Char Dham Yatra Ex Haridwar


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30 km


3583 meters

Best Time

April - Oct


10 Days




The Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage to India’s most sacred and holy sites. Thousands of pilgrims and spiritual seekers travel from all over the world to seek enlightenment. The Chardham Yatra begins on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya in the month of Chaitya and continues till Bhai Dooj. Every Hindu’s greatest wish is to visit these sacred locations at least once in their lifetime in order to achieve Moksha.

Char Dham literally translates to “travel to the four abodes” and refers to a pilgrimage to four sacred Hindu sanctuaries in Uttarakhand’s high Himalayas. To distinguish it from the larger Char Dham circuit in India, this yatra is sometimes known as ‘Chhota Char Dham.’

Yamunotri Dham, Gangotri Dham, Kedarnath Dham, and Badrinath Dham are all part of the Hindu Char Dham Yatra circuit. The spiritual sources of the rivers Yamuna (Yamunotri), Ganga (Gangotri), Mandakini (Kedarnath), and Alaknanda are these four ancient temples (Badrinath).

Char Dham Yatra Route

The Chardham Yatra is traditionally performed from west to east, beginning in Yamunotri, then moving on to Gangotri, and eventually to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Pilgrims generally visit Yamunotri and Gangotri first, bringing holy water from the Yamuna and Ganga’s springs and performing abhishekams on Kedareshwara.

Popular Route

Haridwar →  Yamunotri → Uttarkashi → Gangotri → Guptakashi → Kedarnath → Joshimath → Badrinath → Rishikesh →  Haridwar.

What is the best way to get to Haridwar?

The nearest airport is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, and Haridwar is well connected by road and train to all major towns. You can also start your yatra from Delhi if it is more convenient for you. It will take you 12 days to complete the yatra. There are several additional noteworthy places to visit if time allows, including Gaumukh – Tapovan, Shri Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers, Chopta – Tungnath Mahadev, Panch Kedar, and Panch Prayag.

We are the most experienced operators of the Panch Kailash Yatra, which includes the Kailash Mansarovar, Aadi Kailash & Om Parvat, Kinnaur Kailash, Shrikhand Mahadev Kailash, and Manimahesh Kailash Parikrama. Please contact us if you are willing to help with any of these.

Heaven Riders India provides you with the opportunity to participate in the ‘Char Dham Yatra.’ The journey begins and ends in Haridwar. Yatras are also offered from Delhi, Rishikesh, and Dehradun. For a callback from one of our experts, phone +91 73800 87934 or text ‘Char Dham Yatra’ to +91 73800 87934.

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Day 1: Haridwar

• Altitude: 314 meters in Haridwar
• Meet our representative and check-in
• Stay in rooms with dinner included

Meet your driver at the railway station and assist with the rest of the journey. Arrive at the hotel and check-in. Rest & Freshen up.

Visit to Mansadevi Temple, Chandidevi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple. In the evening, attend the Ganga Aarti ceremony at Har-Ki-Pauri.

Dinner will be served if you return to your hotel on time. An overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Haridwar to Barkot (Drive 200 km, 7 hrs)

• Altitude:- Barkot 1,250 meters
• Breakfast at the hotel, check out
• Route: Mussoorie, Kempty Falls
• Includes an overnight stay, breakfast, and dinner

After breakfast, check out of the accommodation and drive to Barkot for 7 hours. You'll pass through Mussoorie and Kempty Falls on your way there. The pilgrims of Shri Yamunotri Dham will find Barkot to be a great spot to stay. You may get a panoramic view of the Bandar Punch peaks and other Himalayan peaks from here.

Check into your hotel or campsite. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore Barkot. An overnight stay will be there.

Day 3: Barkot to Yamunotri & return (Drive 36 km, Trek 6km - ONE SIDE)

• Early breakfast, drive to Janki Chatti
• Trek 5 km, 3 hours one way
• adequate water enroute, pack biscuits & rain suit
• stay, breakfast & dinner included

After an early breakfast at the hotel, drive to Janki Chatti and begin your climb to Yamunotri Dham. Alternatively, you can walk, ride a horse, or hire a Doli at your own expense. The hike takes you through a lovely green valley with Himalayan rhododendron blooms, cacti, and a variety of Himalayan flora.

Take a bath in Surya Kund (hot spring) and visit Yamunotri Temple Darshan and Pooja at Divya Shila after arriving in Yamunotri. Rice can be cooked by wrapping it in a cloth and immersing it into the hot water of the "Surya Kund."
Pilgrims call this cooked rice "Prasad" and take it home with them. Return to Barkot and spend the night at the same location.

About Yamunotri Dham: 
The Yamunotri Dham is the first of the Chardham Yatra's sacred destinations. This Dham is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, who is considered a daughter of Surya Dev, the Sun God. The Yamunotri Dham was isolated from a sage Asti Muni, according to mythological accounts and convictions. Every day for the rest of his life, the Asti Muni bathed in both the Ganges and the Yamuna. Regardless, in his old age, he lacked the energy to reach Gangotri, but his tremendous acts were rewarded, and a torrent of Ganges appeared beside Yamunotri for him. This fantastic anecdote adds to Dham's unearthly value.

Yamunotri Temple was established in the 19th century by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur. It has been demolished twice in this century and rebuilt both times.

Day 4: Barkot to Uttarkashi/Harshil (Drive 125 km, 5-6 hrs)

• Breakfast at hotel, drive to Uttarkashi/Harshil
• Visit Vishwanath Temple, Shakti Temple at Uttarkashi
• Stay, Breakfast, and Dinner included

Check out of the hotel and drive to Uttarkashi this morning after breakfast. When you arrive in Uttarkashi, check into your accommodation. Rest for a while before visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple. An overnight stay is required.

Uttarkashi is home to a variety of ashrams, temples, and the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. It is located along the banks of the Bhagirathi River. The town's name, Kashi of the North, symbolizes the meaning.

Day 5: Gangotri Dham

• Altitude: Gangotri 3,100 meters
• Drive to Gangotri after breakfast • 100 km, 3 hours One Side
• Bhagirath Shila, Surya Kund, Pandava Gufa, Shri Gangotri Temple
• Includes lodging, breakfast, and dinner

Proceed to Gangotri Dham after breakfast. Take a holy bath in a hot spring on the way to Gangnani. Drive through the beautiful Harshil valley, the Bhagirathi river, and the towering Deodar trees and Himalayas.

When you arrive at Shri Gangotri, take a holy bath in the Holy Ganges River, which is known as Bhagirathi at its source. At the Gangotri temple, Darshan and Pooja are performed. Return to the hotel for dinner on schedule. An overnight stay will be there.

Gangotri is a Hindu pilgrimage town on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, which is the source of the Ganges. Bhagiratha, King Sagar's grandson, is said to have pondered in order to appease the Goddess Ganga enough to wash his forefathers' ashes and liberate their spirits, granting them salvation or Moksha.

Gangotri Temple is located on the right bank of the Bhagirathi River and was built by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century. Every year, the temple closes on Diwali and reopens on Akshaya Tritiya. The goddess's idol is kept at Mukhba hamlet, near Harsil, during this time. The Semwal family is in charge of the temple's rituals.

Day 6: Uttarkashi to Guptkashi (drive 220 km, 8-9 hrs)

• Breakfast at the hotel, drive to Guptkashi
• Visit Vishwanath Temple, Ardh Narishwar Temple, and Manikarnika Kund
• Includes lodging, breakfast, and dinner

Check out of the hotel and drive to Guptkashi via Moolgarh and Lambgaon after breakfast. The River Mandakini can be seen en route near Tilwara. The Mandakini is a river that originates in Kedarnath Dham. Make your way there and check-in. An overnight stay will be there

Day 7: Guptkashi to Kedarnath (Drive 30 km, Trek 19km)

• Altitude: 3,583 metres
• Early breakfast, drive to Sonprayag
• Trek 19 kilometers, 7-8 hours one way
• plenty of water enroute, do carry a rain suit
• Stay, Breakfast included

By Helicopter: In the morning, our driver will drop you off at the helipad that you have reserved. You must arrive at 6:30 a.m. (Tickets for the helicopter are not included in the package.)

By Trek: Check out of the hotel after an early (packed) breakfast. Our driver will drop you off at Sonprayag (vehicles are permitted up to this point), from whence you must take a local jeep/Max to Gaurikund (3 km, on direct payment basis, approx. INR 100 per person). The next day, after darshan, you return to Sonprayag along the same route.

-If you let the driver know ahead of time whether you'll be arriving by helicopter or trekking, he'll be ready to pick you up.
- There is a lot of parking, so the driver will be nearby. If his phone number isn't functioning, you'll have to get another taxi or wait for your driver.

About Kedarnath:

According to Hindu traditions, the thousand-year-old Kedarnath temple was originally built by Pandavas and is one of Shiva's twelve Jyotirlingas, or holiest Hindu sanctuaries. The temple is one of the four key locations in India's Northern Himalayan Chota Char Dham pilgrimage.

According to mythology, after defeating the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, the Pandavas felt sorry for killing their own brothers and sought Lord Shiva's forgiveness. He eluded them on several occasions, and while escaping, he took refuge in the form of a bull near Kedarnath. When he realized he was being pursued, he dove below the ground, leaving his hump visible on the surface.

Day 8: Kedarnath to Guptkashi (Trek 19 km, Drive 30 km)

Trek down to Gaurikund after morning puja and breakfast. Arrive in Gauri Kund and take a local Jeep to Sonprayag, where we will pick you up and transport you to the hotel for an overnight stay. Rest for the remainder of the time allotted.

-If you let the driver know ahead of time whether you'll be arriving by helicopter or trekking, he'll be ready to pick you up.
- There is a lot of parking, so the driver will be nearby. If his phone number isn't functioning, you'll have to get another taxi or wait for your driver.

Day 9: Guptkashi to Badrinath (Drive 200 km, 7-8 hrs)

• Breakfast at hotel, drive to Badrinath
• Attend evening pooja at Shri Badrinath
• Stay, Breakfast, and Dinner included

Check out the rooms after breakfast. We continue our journey to Shri Badrinath Dham. After checking into your rooms, go to the Badrinath temple for evening Pooja.

Other significant tourist attractions are Mana village, Vyas Gufa, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund, and the Saraswati River's "Mukh." Badrinath temple is only three kilometers away. A hotel stay for the night.

About Shri Badrinath Temple: 

Today, Shri Badrinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples, as well as one of the 108 Divya Desams, sacrosanct holy places for Vaishnavites. In the eighth century, Adi Shankara re-established Badrinath as an important pilgrimage place. Pilgrims used to walk hundreds of miles to visit the Badrinath shrine in the past.

"There at Badrikashram, the supreme god (Vishnu), in his incarnation as the sages Nara and Narayana, had been experiencing immense penance since time immemorial for the welfare of all living entities," according to the Bhagavata Purana. 3.4.22) Bhagavata Purana

Day 10: Badrinath to Haridwar, Drop at Railway Station.

• Darshan Shri Badrinath, Holy Dip in Tapt Kund
• Altitude: Rudraprayag 3,300 metres
• Breakfast at hotel, drive to Haridwar

Breakfast is served after darshan, and the rooms are checked out. Via Joshimath, drive to Haridwar.

Drop off at the Haridwar train station. Service ends here.

  • 10 nights Deluxe category hotel as per itinerary.
  • Transportation as per Itinerary (Sedan/Xylo/Bolero/Sumo/Tempo Traveler).
  • Pick & Drop Haridwar Railway Station.
  • Stay on Double/Triple Shared Basis.
  • All Meals are Veg.
  • Meal Plan: MAPAI 9 Dinner, 9 Breakfast at Hotel only except Kedarnath.
  • All transfers, Excursions, sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Driver Night Charges, Parking, Toll.
  • Vehicle Fuel & other services.
  • Children under the age of 5 years old who share their parents' bed will be accommodated for free.
  • Valid only for 3 pax, 5 pax, 7 pax, and above; if there is extra person, a supplement fee will be charged.
  • Any services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any insurance, emergency evacuation or rescue charges, any cost of hospitalization.
  • Any change in itinerary, cost arises due to road blockage, natural calamity, sudden halt or any cost beyond our control to be borne by climber/you
  • Expenses personal in nature like mountain tips, mineral water, drinks, snacks/meals, refreshments not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any Porterage, Mules, Horse, Bucket/Palki,
  • Insurance or liability for injury, death, accidents, or loss of property.
  • GST/Taxes applicable on total amount.
  • Wind & Waterproof Jacket (lightweight).
  • Fleece-2, Trek Pant -2, Full Sleeve T-shirt-2, T-shirts – 2, Warm nightwear set.
  • Warmers/Thermal-1 pair (Top & Lower).
  • Woolen Cap, Neck-Warmer, Waterproof Gloves, Woolen Socks-2, Normal Socks-5, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
  • Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip.
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm/ Lip Guard, Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Paper.
  • Personal Medicines.
  • Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Goggles – 1, Trekking Pole – 1 (Mandatory).
  • Personal Medications
  • Backpack 45 Ltrs.
  • and most important the Adventure Spirit.
– Trekker has to carry his/her bagpack by own if someone requires a off-loading or personal porter, ask while bookings so we can arrange accordingly. Charges extra.
– Please don’t come with Sports Shoe, Trolley Bags, & Jeans.
– Pack light as much as you can or ask HRI expert to help you.
  • Secure Bookings: We at Team Heaven Riders India work with a safe & secure bookings gateway. Don’t worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety: We breathe in the term ‘Safety’ as this is our utmost priority. A suitable environment for all members so don’t no worry in that case. We have tremendous experienced leaders where all of them are well-trained professionals. They’ve memorized the safety procedures like the back of their hands. Also, our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We believe in the concept of Small batches’ that improves quality & focus. also helps our Leader to get connect all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the travelers can acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of expeditions.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas Team Heaven Riders uses high-quality equipment as per the guidelines of IMF Indian Mountaineering Foundation. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes and other technical gear like roped, microspikes, and gaiters, everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: Team Heaven Riders is a firm believer in the Leave No Trace philosophy, and we encourage all of our riders to not toss trash or plastic rapers on our rides. Our goal is also to improve the well-being of local people and to keep the Himalayas clean and green. We value nature and are attempting to improve it at the same time.

The Char Dham yatra is a low-to-moderate-intensity trek. The journey reaches a height of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet). There is an altitude rise at such a high height, which necessitates appropriate acclimatization and robust lungs.

A basic level of cardiovascular endurance is required for the Char Dham yatra. And you might be wondering how to strengthen your lungs. To begin, begin walking or jogging every day. Begin jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before.

The Workouts

  • Walking with a 10kg rucksack strapped on your back is a terrific way to shape your legs and body. It aids in the burning of calories, the reduction of excess weight, and the strengthening of your body.
  • For high ascents, stair climbing is the finest workout. Include it in your training routine.
  • Jogging can help you live longer by strengthening your lungs and improving your lifetime. It’s a high-intensity aerobic activity that necessitates a lot of oxygen. This is an excellent activity for preventing weight and maintaining good health.
  • Squats are the most effective functional exercise for improving balance. Legs, thighs, hips, and hamstrings are also strengthened.
  • Pull-ups, push-ups, sprints, mountain climber, burpee, jumping jacks, and 60-second plank (3-5 sets each).
  • Pushing your body upstairs after stair climbing is another fantastic cardiovascular exercise. This is often considered to be the most effective workout for improving strength and power. Carrying an 18kg pack also helps a lot.
  • Finally, remember to pamper your body with some breathing exercises, Yoga, and Meditation.
  • Take proper rest and sleep before coming to Char Dham yatra

Remember to bring appropriate clothing, remain hydrated, and stay warm to properly acclimate.

NO REFUND SHALL BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE BOOKING AMOUNT FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS. HOWEVER, we totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully.

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction.
  • There will be no refund if you cancel within 15 days before your departure.
  • In any case, the Booking Amount is Non-Refundable.

No cancellations will be taken over call or whats app msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

In case of government restrictions, bad weather, protests, landslides, road blockage, administrative ban, lockdown, strike or any other unforeseen circumstances which is beyond our control, certain activities during the trek/trip/expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.

In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).

However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking amount is non-refundable in any case.

If a trek or trip or expedition cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances beyond our control (bad weather conditions like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, road block, ban, strike, bandh, etc.). No refund would be provided.

Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/bad weather/unforeseen circumstances (rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, ban, road block, bandh, extra stay, food, transportation or taxi cost etc.), Will be borne by customer on the spot. Company will not be liable.

All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account or UPI that was used to make the purchase. Within 10 working days, the refund amount will be completed. The amount of the refund will always be computed based on the net amount paid for the event booking and the Base Price of the event. (Excluding all additional services transport, rent, porterage, etc.).

Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking. For more info: Terms & Condition

Itineraries are subject to change and are dependent on information available at the time of preparation. As conditions permit, “Heaven Riders India” retains the right to change expedition dates, people, or itinerary. The cost of delays and/or other changes is the responsibility of the participant if a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision. For any reason, HRI reserves the right to refuse or accept any individual as a tour member.

– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take belongings back
– Carry original and copy of valid ID
– Insurance is mandatory for all
– Participants should be 15+ years old.
– Leader’s decision is final, and will have to be followed by all the climbers
– Behave well with staff and respect the locals & also their beliefs & rituals
– consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during the trip/expedition/trek.
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy.
– On Expeditions, at Base Camp, ration and equipment equally distributed among the climbers for load ferry.
– All Technical Gears will be UIAA Certified. Any loss/damage will be charged @1.5 times of actual value to cover up shipping and custom duties OR you can arrange by you
– No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable
– In case reserve day for summit attempt is utilised, an additional amount would be charged.
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan/itinerary in case there is danger involved.
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the climber/you.
– Carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t wish to carry it, you can give it to the porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay extra on the basis of per day per bag.
– Extreme Himalayan Trips require a good amount of physical fitness, stamina and endurance so prepare accordingly.
– In case of bad health, sickness/illness, AMS the participant would be sent back and no refund to be provided. Participant has to bear all the cost beyond.

For any further clarifications ask while bookings


What documents I have to carry?
Now it is compulsory to do Bio-metric registration for every tourist for Char Dham Yatra after incident of 2013.

You must bring both the original and a copy of a valid government ID. Id (any of Passport/Aadhar card/Driving License), 4 Passport size photos, NOC form (by participant), Fitness Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
What type of food is served during tour?
We serve nutritious Indian vegetarian food during Char dham Yatra.
Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes are the most important part of the yatra, so you have to be very careful before buying it. Always buy 1.0 extra size for better results. Decathlon sells trekking shoes from Quechua and other well-known brands.

Don't come with fresh pair of shoes, use them at home for few days to get used to and then take them for yatra.
What if an emergency occurred?
Char Dham yatra is challenging, we advise you to come with a good physical fitness. In any case of emergency our mountain staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at high altitude.

Our team always carry first aid kit with us and in any emergency we'll rescue the pilgrim till the road head. All of the costs of rescue/evacuation, hospitalization is to borne by the pilgrim. All and all it is your/pilgrim's responsibility to get a certified medical fitness document before coming for the yatra, which certifies that the pilgrim is fit for the trek.

We advise you to come with an valid insurance.
I'm the solo female traveler, is it safe?
Women safety is important to us. Our entire mountain staff & guides are extremely trust worthy. Many solo woman travelers travel with us so there's no worry about it. We would advise you all to take care of your belongings.
Can I charge my phone on the tour? Make calls?
Yes you will find charging points during your stay. We advise to carry a power bank to charge your phone & digital camera.

All major networks works on yatra but not trustworthy.
How big are the groups?
We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus. Maximum 15 members of group strength that helps trek leader to get connect all members.

For private groups there's no limit of group size.

If you want to go only with your own group, private group customization available.
What if the yatra is cancelled due to natural calamities?
Yatra preparations are already done previously. We will be offering you any alternate trip or voucher having similar value for money in case of natural calamities. In case of non-completion of yatra due to weather conditions or any reason there wont be any refund.

Please read Cancellation policy.
Can I customize the itinerary?
Yes, customization available. Fix a callback with HRI expert or what's app to '+91 73800 87934'.

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