Gangotri & Yamunotri – Do Dham Yatra

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Do Dham Yatra

Do Dham Yatra is referred to the tour of two of the four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.

Nestled in the lofty Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India.

This tour covers Gangotri & Yamnuotri.

Note : The tour starts and ends at Haridwar. You can combine this trip with pre and post tours to neighboring destinations like Hrishikesh and Corbett.

Duration : 6 Days
Route : Haridwar → Gangotri → Yamunotri → Haridwar

Itinerary

Day 1 Haridwar – Barkot (185Kms / 7 hours)

Leave for Barkot from Haridwar. Arrive and check in at Camp Barkot.
Overnight at the camp, Barkot.
Meals: Lunch (packed) & Dinner

Day 2 Barkot – Yamunotri Barkot (Drive 32 Kms, trek 14 Kms round)

After an early breakfast leave for Hanuman Chatti (32 kms). Take a local jeep to reach Phool Chatti to shorten your trek by 5 kms. On arrival start your day with a tough trek (7 kms one way). Arrive at Yamunotri. Later pray at the temple and take a holy Achman to start your sacred pilgrimage to Char Dhams. Come back to Phool Chatti in the evening to return back to the camp resort for dinner.
Overnight at the camp, Barkot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 Barkot – Harsil (152 kms, 6-7 hrs)

After a relaxed breakfast leave for Harsil. En route stop at Uttarkashi for lunch. On the way stop at Gangnani for a hot water spring dip. Later proceed to Harsil, one of the most beautiful valleys in the region and reach the camp set amidst an apple orchard in Dharali village.
Overnight at the camp, Harsil.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 Harsil – Gangotri – Harsil (22 km one way)

After breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Later perform pooja and return back to the camp resort to take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful valley. In the evening perform Ganga Aarti at the camp’s own riverbank.
Overnight at the camp, Harsil.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 Harsil – Haridwar (290 Kms, 8-9 hrs)

After early breakfast leave for Harsil. Arrive at Haridwar by evening & proceed for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (packed) & Dinner

Day 6 Departure from Haridway

After breakfast check-out of the hotel and proceed for onward destination.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at the mentioned hotels or similar
  • Meal Plan: As specified above
  • Transportation using non air conditioned vehicle as under:

Char Dham Camps

The camps provide accommodations in cottage tents with attached baths and showers. Hospitality is not restricted just to sumptuous cuisine, hygienic and comfortable accommodation. It goes beyond this established norm. Set amidst the serenity of the plush flora, the camps promises you the finest accommodation in Chardham. So get set to enjoy your Char Dham Yatra amidst the folds of snow-covered peaks of the lofty Garhwal Himalayas.

Facilities include:

  • Attached baths and toilets with running Hot & Cold water
  • Multi cuisine dining facilities serving sumptuous vegetarian wholesome food.
  • Regional cuisine like South Indian, Gujrati and Marwari food are easily available.
  • Hot water bottles as sun down service
  • Golghar Lounge
  • Umbrellas during trek to Kedarnath
  • Assistance for shrine visit and arrangement of Pony and Palanquins( Palki)
  • Local Masseurs at Barkot and Guptakashi

Connectivity

By road : Haridwar is accessible by a National Highway and the distance is approximately 210 kms / 5 hours.

By flight: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport which is 30 kms / 45 minutes drive from Haridwar. There are regular flights to/from Delhi.

By train : There are 2 fast trains that connect Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi.

Camps

Barkot

This is located on slightly raised land along the banks of the Yamuna in the area that is known as the Rawain – essentially the valley of the River Yamuna. The most striking aspect of Barkot is its natural setting – a backdrop of the magnificent Banderpunch range and verdant hills and terraced fields in the foreground. Nature was preserved here in its pristine glory as it was only in the 1940s that outsiders in the form of trekkers and adventurers finally managed to make their way to this remote region.

Harsil

At an altitude of 2745 meters ,20 Kms before Gangotri there is only one word to describe Harsil: stunning! It is situated in a valley on the bank of river Bhagirathi, at the confluence of the Jalandhari Gadh and the Bhagirathi, nestled in the shadow of the huge mountain that lies at the head of the Baspa Valley (Himachal Pradesh). Harsil is connected to the Baspa valley by several passes such as the Lamkhaga Pass. Apart from Matri and Kailash mountains, on the right side there is the Shrikanth peak behind which lies Kedarnath and in the rear there is Banderpunch. This sylvan hamlet is well-known for its natural beauty and delicious apples. The winding shady roads, tall conifers, lofty mountains, the turbulent Bhagirathi, apple orchards, streams, waterfalls and green meadows — all add to Harsil’s allure.

A narrow lane runs through Harsil and is bordered on both sides by wooden houses in typical Garhwali architectural style. There are little streams, swept by willow tress, with dainty bridges across them and forest trails you can follow to your heart’s content. Harsil lay on the old caravan trail between Tibet and India, when trade and marriages flourished between the two countries. Harsil has a sizeable Bhotia population – many of whom use Harsil as their winter base.

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