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Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the goddess Yamuna.
Altitude: 3,291 mtr
Access Road upto Jankichatti, then a trek of 6 km.


Gangotri, the source of the Ganges (River Ganga) and seat of the goddess Ganga.
Altitude: 3,415 mtr
Access Road upto Gangotri


Kedarnath, where a form of the Lord Shiva is venerated as one of the twelve jyotirlings.
Altitude 3,553 mtr
Access: Road upto Gaurikund, then a trek of 16 km. Helicopter service is available from Guptkashi, then a trek of 500 mtr to shrine from Kedarnath helipad.


Badrinath, the seat of the Hindu god Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan.
Altitude: 3,300 mtr
Access Road upto Badrinath

Significance of Chardham yatra


In Hinduism, the goals of an ideal life have been divided into four parts – Dharma (duty), Artha (wealth and prosperity), Kaam (worldly desires), Moksha (salvation or ultimate freedom). Moksha is the ultimate goal, but the way towards Moksha should be preceded by other three aspects of life. Moksha is the stage when a human being attains freedom from the vicious circle of life and death and become one with god. It also connotes freedom from materialistic pursuits, self-realization and self-knowledge.

Shrines of Himalayan Char Dham represent all three major sects of Hinduism. There is one Vaishnava temple (Badrinath), one Shaiva temple (Kedarnath) and two Shakti temples (Yamunotri and Gangotri).
The enormous beauty of the Himalayas coupled with the air of divinity that flows through the region creates a meditative atmosphere. Embarking on a journey over here and withstanding the hardships, if any, which come while carrying out a Yatra, facilitates a persons exploration into his/her inner self too.

At the point when are Chardham shrines opened and shut?
The kapats of Yamunotri open on Akshay Tritiya and closes on Yama Dwitiya (the second day after Diwali)
The Shrine of Gangotri on the favorable day of Akshaya Tritiya. The kapats closes upon the arrival of Diwali.
The opening of date of Kedarnath Temple is settled and relies on upon the occaion of Maha Shiva Ratri by the mandir committee. The end date of Kedarnath is settled on Yama Dwitiya (second day after Diwali i.e. on Bhai Dooj).
The opening date of Badrinath Temple is settled on Basant Panchami by Raj Purohit and conclusion date is settled on Vijaydashmi by Mandir Committe

Tour Itinerary

Suggestion: Reach Hardiwar / Dehradun early morning, to start the tour same day.
Day 1 Haridwar / Dehradun - Barkot - Jankichatti, 234 km / 180 km
After breakfast drive to Jankichatti via Dehradun - Mussoorie - Barkot. On arrival check in Hotel.
    Overnight stay in Jankichatti / Kharsali.
Day 2 Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Jankichatti (06 km trek each side) then Jankichatti - Uttarkashi, 125 km by road
Early morning trek (with packed breakfast) 06 km to Yamunotri, after darshan trek down 06 km to Jankichatti. You can hire a poni / horse / palki at your cost to cover this trek. In noon Drive 125 km to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in Hotel
    Overnight stay in Uttarkashi.
Day 3 Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi, 90 km each side
After breakfast, drive 90 km to Gangotri, after darshan drive back to Uttarkashi.
    Overnight stay in Uttarkashi.
Day 4 Uttarkashi - Guptkashi, 193 km
After breakfast drive 193 km to Guptkashi. On reaching Guptkashi, complete paper work formalities at Helipad. Later, check in Hotel.
  Overnight stay in Guptkashi.
Day 5 Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Guptkashi, by Helicopter
Take helicopter flight (with packed breakfast) to Kedarnath, you have to puchase the priority darshan slip of shri Badri Kedar temple committee at your own cost at helipad. Waiting time of 2-3 hours is normal at Helipad. Cooperate with the staff of the Aviation company. After darshan fly back to Guptkashi. sight seeing of Trijugi Naayan temple is subject to that you reach back by 1 PM to Gupykashi. Drive 42 km to Trijugi Narayan temple by road, after darshan come back to Guptkashi. 
  Overnight stay in Guptkashi.
Day 6 Guptkashi - Badrinath, 184 km
After breakfast drive 184 km to Badrinath. On arrival check in Hotel. In evening perform complimentary 'Swarna Aarti' at Shri Badrinath ji.
  Overnight stay in Badrinath.
Day 7 Badrinath - Guptkashi, 184 km
After breakfast drive 184 km to Guptkashi, enriute sight seeing of Kalimath Sdhpeeth (aditional drive of 20 kms). Overnight stay at Guptkashi.
  Overnight stay in Guptkashi.
Day 8 Guptkashi - Dehradun / Haridwar, 224 km / 208 km
After breakfast drive to Haridwar / Dehradun. We drop you at any one point in Haridwar / Dehradun. Tour concludes on drop.
  Tour concludes
1. Non AC Tansport as per plan
2. Accommodation on twin / triple sharing as per plan
3. Veg Dinner and B/F on fix menu basis
4. All toll taxes / parking fee
5. Drive's allowences.
1. Helicopter tickets & Priority darshan charges
2. Any pooja / special pooja / priest service charges
3. Any tips to Hotel Staff / Porters / Driver
4. Any ropeway / boat / cycle rickshaw / auto rickshaw charges
5. Any Mobile / Telephone / Medicine / Laundary Expenses
6. Any Lunch / Snacks / Mineral water charges
7. Any Medical / emergency / natural disaster evacuation charges
8. Any additional expenses that might occur due to Raod Blocks / Natural disaster / Government's order / strike or any other situation that is beyond our control
9. Any service / item not mentioned in 'Inclusions' section.
1. If the journey is not completed due to any unforeseen measure (e.g. Government’s order / Strikes / Market Closures / Natural Calamities / Traffic Jams / Technical or Mechanical faults in Helicopter / Bad Weather etc.), the customers have to bear the cost of extra lodging, food, and transport.
2. If the night halt destination can’t be reached due to clause mentioned above in point 1; all further hotel bookings shall get affected, and customers have to bear the cost of extra lodging, food, and transport.
3. If the Helicopter flight gets cancelled due to any unforeseen measure (e.g. Government’s order / Strikes / Market Closures / Natural Calamities / Traffic Jams / Technical or Mechanical faults in Helicopter / Bad Weather etc.), our responsibility shall be upto refund of helicopter ticket cost for unutilized flying sector only. ALTERNATE ARRRANGEMENTS WITH OTHER AVIAIION COMPANIES SHALL NOT BE MADE
4. In case of medical evacuation by road transport / helicopter, customer has to bear the additional cost on actual, and pay the full amount in advance.
5. If the customer cancels the tour, before the scheduled time frame; no refund shall be made for services of unutilized travel sector.
6. In case of vehicle shut down during the tour, we shall arrange the alternate transport (a Tata Sumo or Mahindra Jeep) from nearest available station. The cost of vehicle shall be adjusted in such case. The customer should not insist on arranging the same make of vehicle, as there is no availability of such vehicles in the hills.
7. The Hotels and Aviation companies have age clauses for child; you need to furnish a valid age proof, if asked to show. If the Management / Staff do not get agree on the age of the child; you have to pay the difference amount for the services in cash to them.
8. In case of some maintenance problems in the Hotels; we reserve the right to change them without providing any prior notice (written or verbal). As there is limited accommodation in hills, the accommodation can be downgraded in such cases, and the difference amount will be adjusted in such cases.
9. Customers have to follow the instructions of the driver, and reach on time at the parking place.
10. Any sightseeing / excursion not mentioned in the itinerary, shall be charged extra.
11. If weight of any passenger is above 80 kg, Rs. 150/- per kg shall be charged for extra weight at helipad, for Kedarnath Helicopter flight.
12. You can carry only 3 kg hand baggage (per passenger) in the helicopter.
13. In case of any dispute, courts in the city of Dehradun (Uttarakhand, India) shall only have the jurisdiction.
14. Book your tour with us, only if you agree on all the terms and conditions mentioned above.
Our entire team belongs to chardham region of Uttarakhand - we speak the language, we know the customs and the culture.We have excellent local links in entire chardham circuit, so in case of natual calamities or any unseen situations, we can assist better in rescue opeations
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We put you in control! You choose your dates, the category of hotels you prefer. You see the sites you want to see.
We only use transportation which has chadham green card permit by government authorities, between sites! 
All our hotels are centrally located, carefully selected, and constantly reviewed for your comfort. You can choose your own hotel too! 
We work with you to design a trip that meets your interests and budget.
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We offer regular and completely private tours for all sites.

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