Embark on a splendid expedition as Char Dham Tours proffers you a chance to spend a few days amidst Uttarakhand Himalayas. Our Char Dham tour with Valley of Flowers awaits to greet you with some awestruck attractions, spellbinding experiences, enduring beauty and incredible pilgrimage tours. Char Dham is one of the major pilgrimage travel routes in India which is made up of sacred sites Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Located at elevations of more than 3000 metres in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, all the four sacred sites of Char Dham represent three major Hindu sectarian traditions. Badrinath represent Vaishnava, Kedarnath is a Shiva site and both Yamunotri and Gangotri are Shakti sites. Pilgrimage is just a part of this enthralling, the talk of this voyage is Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. Reckoned to be the home to numerous wildlife flowers, Valley of Flowers is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Uttarakhand that was discovered in the year in 1931 by Mountaineer Frank Smith. Today, the place comfortably stands as one of the most exquisite world heritage sites in India.
Our Char Dham Yatra with Valley of Flowers tour package ensures your perfect and hassle-free travel experience in Uttarakhand through our impeccable services and arrangements. In order to give you a better understanding of attractions, places and services that you going to cover on this expedition, we have explained the entire 14D/13N trekking itinerary which is mentioned below.
Your Delhi Chardham with Valley of Flowers tour with us will start from the Delhi airport/railway station (whichever is your choice). At the airport/railway station, our representative will be waiting to bid you a warm welcome. From there, you will commence your drive towards Haridwar. Upon arrival, you will be directly transferred to your pre-booked hotel in Haridwar. This would be a 5-6-hour drive. The day time will be free to get over from the jet lag. In the evening, be ready to be a part of evening Aarti at Har Ki Pauri. For the overnight stay, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
One of the oldest cities in India, Haridwar is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site that remains flocked with a large crowd of devotees. The city has been a part of numerous mythological events, and hence, is also touted as the holiest Hindu city. Besides temples, Haridwar is also famous for hosting the evening aarti at Ganga Ghat which is a sight to behold.
In the morning, you will be served with a scrumptious breakfast. Thereafter, start the drive towards Barkot. The route to Barkot cuts through Dehradun and Mussoorie. En-route also visit the popular Kempty Fall. This entire drive would take around 7-8 hours to complete. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, be ready to begin a 42 km drive to Janki Chhati. After performing pilgrimage to Janki Temple, start a 6 km trek to Yamunotri. Upon arrival, take a holy dip in Garam Kund. Thereafter, begin the pilgrimage of Yamunotri Temple. Once you are done paying homage at the temple, trek down to Janki Chatti. From there drive back to Barkot. Dinner and overnight stay will be provided at the same hotel in Barkot.
In Uttarkashi district, Yamunotri is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in India which is located at an altitude of 3291 m. Devoted to Goddess Yamuna, this holy site is a part of four holy abodes, which are popularly known as Char Dham circuit in Uttarakhand. Every year, lakhs of devotees come to offer their homage at the temple.
After having a delicious breakfast, embark a drive to Uttarkashi. This is a 79 km drive which would take around 4-5 hours to complete. On the route, visit the famous Prakateshwar Cave. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will take some rest. In the evening, visit the Vishwanath Temple. Dinner and overnight stay will be provided at the same hotel.
Uttarkashi is another popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand which is famous for the temple of Vishwanath. Lord Vishwanath Temple is considered to be the largest of its kinds in the region and the most frequented one as well. At the temple, there is a huge trident (a holy weapon of Lord Shiva) which is the main highlight of the shrine.
In the morning, you will be served with a nutritious breakfast. Thereafter, begin a drive to Gangotri. From Uttarkashi, Gangotri is located at a distance of 100 km, and hence, it would be a 3-4 hours drive per way. In Uttarkashi, first, you will take a holy dip in the sacred water of Ganges River. Followed by this, perform pilgrimage at Gangotri Temple. Thereafter, you will have some time to adore the gorgeous surrounding of the place. In the afternoon, drive back to Uttarkashi.
Gangotri is one of the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Dedicated to goddess Ganga, the temple is located at a height of 3100 m in Nagar Panchayat town in the district of Uttarkashi. This holy site is believed to be the place where the goddess descended when the mighty river was released by Lord Shiva from his hair.
After breakfast, start your drive to Guptakshi. The distance between Uttarkashi and Guptkashi is around 197 km, which would take around 8-9 hours to complete. En route, visit the popular tourist sites of Tehri Dam. On arrival, you will be accommodated in a pre-booked hotel. In the evening, you will be taken on a pilgrimage tour to Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ardh Narishwar Temple. For dinner and overnight stay, you will be transferred to the hotel.
Some 44 km south of Kedarnath, Guptkashi is another religious town in Uttarakhand. The town is known for its two famous shrines – Vishwanath Temple and Ardh Narishwar Temple. Besides, the centremost attraction of Guptkashi is the confluence point of Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, which is touted as Manikarnika Kund.
In the morning, you will be served with a delicious breakfast. Post breakfast, commence a drive to Sonprayag. It is 27 km drive that cut through Guptkashi. Upon arrival at Sonprayag, begin your trek to Kedarnath. The trek passes through Gaurikund, Bheembali and Garuechati. On arrival, perform pilgrimage at Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided in Kedarnath.
Sonprayag is a sacred place which lies at the confluence of Rivers Mandakini and Basuki. The town offers beautiful vistas of high mountain peaks and gorgeous valleys. Besides, it is also touted as the gateway to Kedarnath as it lies in-route of Kedarnath Dham.
Sacred to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath is one of the highly revered Hindu shrines in India. Located in Rudraprayag district, the temple of Kedarnath is said to be founded by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. At present, every year, the temple is visited by oodles of devotees in Char Dham Yatra.
The day 8 of this wonderful Chardham tour will start a bit early with an early morning pilgrimage at the temple of Kedarnath. Followed by this, you will be served with a delectable breakfast. Thereafter, descend down to Sonprayag. At Sonprayag, our executive will be waiting to escort you to Rudraprayag through a 70 km drive. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated to a pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Lies at the surreal confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini Rivers, Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayags. The town is said to be the place where Lord Shiva appeared in Rudra avatar and blessed Narada. Another reason for the high sacred significance of this place is that Rishi Agastya meditated here for several years.
In the morning, after having a delicious breakfast, head out for Badrinath. This is a 148 km drive which would take around 8-9 hours to complete. On the route, visite the famous Narsingh Temple and Adi Shankaracharya Math at Joshimath. After exploring both the sacred sites, proceed towards Badrinath. Upon arrival, you will be first taken to Badrinath Temple where you will pay homage to the deity. Thereafter, visit the beautiful last village before Indo-Tibetan border – Mana village. While sightseeing in Mana village, also visit the popular tourist sites like Bheem Pul, Vyas Gufa and Saraswati River. For overnight stay and dinner, you will be accommodated in a pre-booked hotel.
Surrounded by snow-clad Himalayan mountains, Badrinath is one of the highly revered Hindu religious sites. The temple of Badrinath perched at a height of 3300 m and is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Right opposite to the temple is another sacred site, Tapt Kund, where devotees take a bath before performing pilgrimage at the Badrinath Temple.
Post breakfast, be ready to commence a 23 km drive to Govindghat. Upon arrival at Govindghat, begin a trek to Ghangaria, this would be a 13 km trek. On your arrival at Ghangaria, you will be transferred to a pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
One of the beautiful hamlets in Uttarakhand, Ghangaria is located in the district of Chamoli. The town lies on the route to Valley of Flowers. Being one of the lesser-known tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Ghangaria is known for its eternal beauty.
The morning of day 11 on this Valley of Flower tour will start with a scrumptious breakfast. Followed by this, begin a 5 km trek to Valley of Flowers. Here you get a chance to explore an impressive range of wildflowers. Once you are done with this amazing trek in Uttarakhand, return to Ghangaria. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided at the same hotel in Ghangaria.
In the district of Chamoli, Valley of Flowers is a large expanse of an abundance of flora that makes it a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttarakhand. Along with the affluent flora, it’s the backdrop of the spectacular Zanskar Ranges that together make VOF virtual heaven on earth. Not just this, the 5 km trek to Valley of Flower is one of the most beautiful treks in Garhwal Himalayas because of affluent flora.
Post breakfast, walk down to Govindghat. At Govindghat, our representative will be waiting to take you to Rudraprayag. The route to Rudraprayag cuts through Joshimath, Chamoli and Karanprayag. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After the delicious morning meal, proceed towards Rishikesh through a 141 km drive. This entire road journey would take 6-7 hours to complete. Meanwhile, visit Devprayag – the surreal confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River, on the way to Rishikesh. On your arrival at Rishikesh, you will be taken to a pre-booked hotel to get freshen up. Later in the evening, visit the popular tourist sites of Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula. For overnight stay and dinner, you will be taken back to the same the hotel.
Rishikesh is one of the most beautiful cities in Uttarakhand. Besides the natural abundance, the city of Rishikesh is known as a popular wellness destination as it is the home to numerous yoga ashrams. Along with that, Rishikesh is also an ideal destination to indulge in various adventure activities like river rafting, rappelling, flying fox, bungee jumping and cliff jumping.
Like all days, the last day of your enthralling holidays in Uttarakhand Himalayas will also start with a delectable morning meal. Followed by this, you will be transferred back to Delhi via 209 km drive. This entire road journey will take around 6-7 hours to complete. Upon arrival, our executive will drop you at your onward destination (airport/railway station) to board your flight/train back home. At the end of this enthralling tour, it’s not just an amazing experience that you would be bestowed with but some impeccable memories will also be left imprinted on your memory to relish them for a long time.
Special Note: The above cost is charged per person and is subjected to minimum 04 paying person, inclusive of stay in standard hotels and transport by Exclusive Sedan car.
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