ITINERARY for Winter Chardham Yatra from Haridwar
Day 01: HARIDWAR – BARKOT
In the morning hours get from train place and leave for Barkot which is based at the foothills of Yamunotri (205 km – 6 to 7 hrs). You will be taken via Mussoorie; don’t forget to check out kempt falls on the way. On your arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel/ camping, pre-booked for you. The day is totally able to chill out and acclimatization. An overnight stay at Barkot to Relax here for restoring refreshing energy for the next day climb to Yamunotri.
Day 02: BARKOT – KHARSALI – BARKOT
Next day morning after breakfast, leave for Kharsiali (40 km). Yamunotri (3,291 m) is the westernmost shrine of the Char Dham. It is the origin of the river Yamuna, the sister of Yama, the God of Death. It is thought anyone who bathes in her rich waters gets comfort from a torturous death. The very first way to obtain the river is in Champasar Glacier, just 1 km before the shrine (4,321 m). After your trip to the temple, take a sacred dip in the river and execute other spiritual rituals here. Come back through the same path to Barkot, for an overnight stay in the resort.
Day 03: BARKOT – UTTARKASHI
This will be morning hours drive (85 km – 3 hrs journeys) towards Uttarkashi. On arriving here, check in to the hotel. The remaining whole day is free for acclimatization. At night, visit the popular Vishwanatha temple. An overnight stay at a resort in Uttarkashi.
Day 04: UTTARKASHI – MUKHBA – UTTARKASHI
Today you have to drive to Mukhba in the early morning hours. Perform Puja at the famous Gangotri temple. Later mid-day drive back to Uttarkashi. Thereafter go for delicious dinner and comfortable overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Day 05: UTTARKASHI – RUDRAPRAYAG
Get up early this morning and soon after finishing off the morning breakfast you need to check out from the place. Today you will be traveling for Rudraprayag via Tehri Dam. On arriving here at Rudraprayag, go to your hotel. It is the suburbs on the confluence of river Alaknanda and Mandakini. Here in Rudraprayag, you can see two individual tracks for Kedarnath and Badrinath. Stay overnight at Rudraprayag.
Day 06: RUDRAPRAYAG – UKIMATH – RUDRAPRAYAG
Today morning go for a drive to Ukimath, the winter month’s season residence of Lord Kedarnath. Execute the spiritual rituals and later also visit Chopta. But if you are traveling in Dec, you will not be able to climb up to Chopta, as it gets enclosed in dense levels of snowfall. Later travel back to Rudraprayag for an overnight stay.
Day 07: RUDRAPRAYAG – JOSHIMATH
Early morning, after breakfast, check out of the hotel. You will be taken through some of the most wonderful Ghat roads. On arrival at Joshimath, check into the hotel. Take some rest and refreshments. If you are all set to go to, then visit the nearby temple in the evening. Overnight stay at Joshimath.
Day 08: JOSHIMATH – RUDRAPRAYAG
Get up early in morning hours and get ready to carry out spiritual rites at the winter season home of Lord Badrinath. Once you are done with it, go back to Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.
Day 09: RUDRAPRAYAG – HARIDWAR
Just after your morning meal, check out of the hotel. You will drive downhill to Haridwar. Enroot explore out Rishikesh, the Yoga exercises Investment of India and most religious place. On arriving at Rishikesh you’ll be moved to your resort for overnight stay. In the evening, go to Parmarth Niketan to take part in the Ganga Aarti on the banks of river Ganga. After your trip to Paramarth Niketan, you are free to discover this sacred place on your own. Later you will be dropped at Haridwar place.
Package cost @ INR 11000/- + 5% GST per person
- Meeting and assistance on arrival.
- Accommodations in Standard room at hotel.
- Daily fixed Menu breakfast & dinner.
- Air-conditioned Vehicle for sightseeing and excursions.
- Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking.
- AC will not work in hill area (after Haridwar).
- Air fare / train fare.
- Coolie / porter charges.
- Camera charges.
- Donations at temples.
- Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
- Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes.
- Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.