Ek Dham Yatra is referred to the tour of one 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 Yamunotri.
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 : 4 Days
Route : Haridwar → Yamunotri → Haridwar
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, proceed to Hanumanchatti via Syanachatti (5 Kms before Hanumanchatti). From here local taxis are available for Jankichatti. From Jankichatti begin the trek to Yamunotri (6 km/3 hrs) to visit the temple of Goddess Yamuna, situated along the river banks. Take a holy dip in the nearby tank fed by the hot springs and later cook rice in the spring water. Return to Barkot in the evening.
Overnight at the camp, Barkot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 Barkot – Haridwar (185 kms, 6-8 hrs)
After breakfast, leave for Haridwar.
Overnight at The Haveli Hari Ganga.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (packed) & Dinner
Day 4 Departure from Haridway
After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to onward destination.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.