Discover the Spiritual Wonders of Chardham Yatra in 12 Days (11 NIGHT 12 DAYS)

Get ready for a 12-day spiritual journey of a lifetime! Our Chardham Yatra begins in Delhi and takes you through the sacred destinations of Haridwar, Barkot, Yamunotri, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Guptkashi, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Joshimath, Rudraprayag, and Rishikesh before concluding in Delhi.

Day 1: Delhi to Haridwar (230 km / 7 Hrs)

Your journey commences with your arrival in Delhi. After a warm welcome at the Airport/Railway Station, we'll drive you to the holy city of Haridwar. Check into your hotel and embark on a visit to Har-ki-Pauri, Chandi Devi & Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Anandmai Ashram, Pawan Dham, Bhooma Niketan, Vaishno Devi Temple, Doodhadhari Temple, and Bharat Mata Mandir.

Day 2: Haridwar to Barkot (220 km / 7 Hrs)

Leaving Haridwar, we'll drive through the scenic route via Dehradun and Mussoorie to reach Barkot. Enjoy the mesmerizing Kempty Falls along the way and spend the night in Barkot.

Day 3: Barkot to Yamunotri and Back to Barkot (36 km Drive / 7 km Trek - one way)

Today, we'll drive to Hanuman Chatti (a 45 km road journey) and begin a 7 km trek to the sacred Yamunotri. You can choose to walk or ride a horse at your own cost. After visiting Yamunotri, return to Barkot for the night.

Day 4: Barkot to Uttarkashi (100 km / 4 Hrs)

Your journey continues as you drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival, check into your hotel and explore the Vishwanath Temple, Annapurana Devi Temple, Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar, and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

Day 5: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 km / 4 Hrs each way)

Today, we proceed to Gangotri, where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Harsil village, the Bhagirathi River, and views of the Himalayas. After darshan at Gangotri, return to Uttarkashi for the night.

Day 6: Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (235 km / 9 Hrs)

In the early morning, we'll embark on a 9-hour journey to Guptkashi. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 7: Guptkashi - Kedarnath (35 km by road / 18 km trek)

Early in the morning, drive to Gaurikund, from where you'll trek 18 km to the revered Kedarnath. You can also opt for a doli (palanquin) service. Spend the night in Kedarnath and visit the Kedarnath Temple.

Day 8: Kedarnath - Guptakashi (18 km down trek / 35 km by road)

After your temple visit, trek back 18 km to Gaurikund and then drive to Guptkashi. Check into a camp for your overnight stay.

Day 9: Guptakashi - Badrinath (215 km / 9 Hrs)

Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check into your hotel and visit the Badrinath Temple in the evening for the Aarti ceremony.

Day 10: Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag (160 km / 7 Hrs)

In the early morning, set out for Rudraprayag. Here, you can visit some notable places, including Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, and Bhimkund.

Day 11: Rudraprayag - Haridwar / Rishikesh (150 km / 5 Hrs)

Drive back to Rishikesh, check into your hotel, and explore the spiritual sites of Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Bhart Mandir, Ashrams, and Parmarth Ashram.

Day 12: Haridwar / Rishikesh - Delhi (230 km / 7 Hrs)

Wrapping up this unforgettable expedition, we'll now head back to Delhi, where you can catch your train or flight for your onward journey. Your spiritual adventure has come to a fulfilling end, but the memories and experiences will stay with you forever.

Essential Tips for a Smooth Char Dham Yatra with Paurvi Holiday

Embarking on a soul-stirring journey like the Char Dham Yatra requires thoughtful preparation to ensure a comfortable and meaningful experience. Paurvi Holiday is committed to making your spiritual odyssey seamless and transformative. Here's a comprehensive guide on what to bring and what to expect during your 12-Day Char Dham Yatra:

What to Bring:

Backpack (50 to 60 liters): A sturdy backpack with good support is essential to carry your belongings. Don't forget a rain cover to shield your essentials from unexpected showers. Sturdy Trekking Shoes: Invest in durable trekking shoes with strong support to ensure a comfortable journey across various terrains. Appropriate Clothing: Pack trek pants for ease of movement (2-3 pairs for week-long treks). Carrying layers of warm clothing is crucial; adjust the number of layers based on the season. Jackets and Warm Layers: Carry at least 2 jackets to protect against chilly weather. Layering is key, especially during winters. Remember thermals for the colder nights. Trekking Gear: Include essentials like a cap or balaclava, sunglasses, slippers, waterproof gloves, woolen socks, and sunscreen. Hiking Pole: A hiking pole offers support during steep ascents and descents, ensuring a steady and comfortable trek. Water Bottles (2): Staying hydrated is crucial; carry sufficient water bottles to quench your thirst during the journey. Personal Toiletries: Toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other personal hygiene items for your comfort. Torch Headlight: A hands-free torch headlight is handy for navigating during the night and exploring dark spaces. Personal Medical Kit: Pack a medical kit with essentials like pain relievers, allergy medicine, antiseptic cream, band-aids, ORS, and motion sickness medicine. Documents: Carry your original and photocopy of a government photo identity card (like Aadhar Card, Driving License, or Voter's ID). Foreigners must have their passport and visa. A medical certificate, as specified, is mandatory.

What to Expect:

Spiritual Awakening: The Char Dham Yatra is more than a pilgrimage; it's a spiritual awakening. Each temple holds a unique energy that enriches your soul and connects you with ancient wisdom. Transcendent Landscapes: Prepare to be mesmerized by the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and meandering rivers will be your companions. Altitude and Weather Changes: The journey involves varied altitudes and changing weather conditions. Be prepared for temperature fluctuations and dress accordingly. Physical and Mental Challenge: Trekking can be physically demanding, especially during steep climbs. Mental resilience and determination are equally important. Local Culture and Cuisine: Immerse yourself in the local culture and savor regional cuisine. Interact with locals, and relish the authenticity of your surroundings. Guidance and Expertise: Paurvi Holiday's experienced trek leaders and guides are there to provide insights, assistance, and valuable information throughout the journey. Unforeseen Delays: Roadblocks and landslides can lead to unscheduled delays. Patience and adaptability are virtues on this spiritual quest. Connection with Nature: As you traverse through remote terrains, you'll be awestruck by the untouched beauty of nature. It's a chance to reflect and rejuvenate. Paurvi Holiday's 12-Day Char Dham Yatra is not just a journey; it's an expedition of the heart and soul. With careful planning, experienced guidance, and thoughtful packing, you'll embark on a transformative voyage that brings you closer to divinity and self-discovery.

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