As On 28/05/2019
After our Grand & Successful Amarnath Leh Kadam Yatra last year & recent Prayagraj Yatra, we are pleased to inform that we are going to Chardham Yatra & you may join in, if it suits you.
A. *About Chardham Yatra* :
‘Char Dham’, the most sacred pilgrimage circuit, the circuit of mythologies, the circuit that cossets four abodes of God; you can simply go on defining these two words in different and beautiful ways. This pilgrimage was initiated by sage Adi Shankaracharya, a great Hindu intellectual and reformer. The sage started this holy journey in the 8th century with the motive of reviving the Hindu religion, and certainly the four destinations were perfect to serve his purpose. *Yamunotri* (the abode of Shakti Yamuna), *Gangotri* (the abode of Shakti Ganga), *Kedarnath* (the abode of Lord Shiva) and *Badrinath* (the abode of Lord Vishnu) are the four holy places embracing the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand. It is believed that by visiting this pious circuit, all the sins of the devotees are forgiven; are washed off. Since ages, this belief is so prominent that the Char Dham Yatra is considered as a must for every human. Further, it is not just that people come here for getting salvation; they visit these holy sites so as to attain enlightenment, to experience serenity and spirituality.
The Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand commences from April-May and lasts till Diwali, in October/ November. It is informed that October is the best & easy season for this Yatra.
Max Altitude: 3384 mts (Kedarnath)
Duration of Yatra : 10 N -11 Days
B. *Day wise itinerary (10 Nights & 11 DAYS)*
DAY 01 : Thursday, October 10, 2019
Mumbai to Delhi
Go Airlines G8-327
Timing 7:55am & Arrival 10:05am.
Bus DELHI – HARIDWAR (225 KMS -05-07 HRS) check in Hotel @ Haridwar and evening attend Aarti at Har ki Pouri and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02 : Friday : October 11, 2019
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Barkot, via Mussoorie, and en-route visit Kempty fall. Later continue drive to Barkot. On arrival Barkot Hotel/ Tent. Check In at Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. HARIDWAR – BARKOT 187 KMS ( 06-08 HRS )
DAY 03 : Saturday, October 12, 2019
After breakfast, depart for Hanumanchatti (40 Km), Janki Chatti (8 km). Here we will begin the First (small) Pahad Yatra of Yamunotri (5 Km trek). We can hire a doli or a horse, or trek (Cost Not Included). The trek passes through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs. Yamunotri (altitude 3,291 m), the western most shrine of the Char Dhams, is dominated by Banderpunch (6,361 m). Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna, the twin sister of Varna, the Lord of Death. Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. The actual source of the river originates from Champasar Glacier 1 km a head of the shrine, at an altitude of 4,321 mts. On arrival by afternoon in Yamunotri take holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja, and take the same route back to Barkot, check in at Hotel /Camp Nirvana – Tent. And Overnight stay in Barkot.
DAY 04: Sunday, October 13, 2018
After breakfast check out from the Barkot and drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in into the hotel Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples & Ashrams. In the evening, Visit the famous Vishwanath Temple. Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi. Hotel / Camp Nirvana – Tent. BARKOT –UTTARKASHI 86 KMS ( 04-05 HRS)
DAY 05: Monday, October 14, 2019
Early morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Gangotri. Nestled in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, Gangotri is set at an altitude of 3048 mts. Upon arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin Visit the Gangotri Temple. The 18th century’s temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is located near a sacred stone where King Bhagirathi worshipped Lord Shiva. Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. After performing Pooja Late afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi & Overnight stay at Uttarkashi Hotel / tent. UTTARKASHI –GANGOTRI 100 KMS.
DAY 06: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
After early morning breakfast check out from the hotel and drive for Guptkashi/Rampur/Sitapur. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the Guptkashi town. Dinner and Overnight stay in Guptkashi/ Rampur/Sitapur hotel/Camps. Here we have designed this program compatible to cover Kedarnath Ji Yatra by trek or helicopter. Hence we are providing here 02 consequent nights stay in Sitapur / Rampur or Guptkashi. Hotel/ Camp Nirvana – Tent.
UTTARKASHI –GUPTKASHI -198 KMS ( 07-08 HRS) .
DAY 07: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
GUPTKASHI KEDARNATH-GUPTKASHI ( Via Helicopter/Horse/Doli )
Morning after breakfast catching helicopter to Kedarnath Ji after Darshan Pooja and return to Guptkashi and Overnight stay at Hotel / Camp Nirvana – Tent.
DAY 08: Thursday, October 17, 2019
SITAPUR /GUPTKASHI – PIPALKOTI – JOSHIMATH – BADRINATH (198 KMS 07-08 HRS.) Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Badrinath Ji. En-route visit Ukhimath, Chopta, Pipalkoti and Joshimath and drive to Badrinath after reaching check in hotel and overnight at hotel.
DAY 09: Friday, October 18, 2019
BADRINATH- DARSHAN -SRINAGAR (in Uttarakhand)
Morning take the holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana village the last village before the Tibetan border, Vyas Gufa, Bheem Pul, Saraswati River etc and drive to Srinagar En-route visits the Confluence of Mandakini River and Alaknanda in Rudraprayag overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 10: Saturday, October 19, 2019
SRINAGAR – HARIDWAR 160 KMS
Early Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar En-route visits the Confluence of River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda River which is called Devprayag. Than continue drive towards Haridwar after reaching Check in hotel and overnight at hotel.
DAY 11 : Sunday, October 20, 2019
HARIDWAR –DELHI DROP
After breakfast Check out from hotel and drive to Delhi and bus dropping at Airport. Go Air G8 429 Departing at
8.50pm To Mumbai
11.10pm Arrival at Mumbai.
Schedules are subject to change per situation. Will be updated from time to time.
C. *Estimated Contribution*
Basic cost for Rooms, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buses + GST Rs 31,000+1,550= 32,550.
+Air fare to & fro currently about Rs 8,500. ( Will be on actual basis as rates change).
Train tickets by Rajdhani Express both ways can also be booked on 9th June & 19th July 2019 to save cost, optionally but increase your plan by 2 days.
Not possible to shift members from flight to train option as all tickets are already booked.
+Helicopter Rs 7,500. ( Assumed per last year as rates of Nov are yet not announced.)
Ashram Contribution & Administrative Cost Rs 5,000. Total Rs 53,550.
Subject to change. Cost of site seeing tickets, guides, local auto hire, 1st day break fast, last night dinner not included.
D. We have booked tickets for all those confirmed to join. Those still interested can join in by transferring Rs 25,000 immediately to following account. No cancellations, no refund, as usual. Substitutes allowed except air/ train tickets.
E. *Bank Details*
*Hereafter amounts be paid into following account, please note*.
*Ashwini Ajay Deshpande*
HDFC Bank, Hill Rd, Bandra W
SB Account 50100214813196
RTGS/ NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000442
Please write “your” name in reference while remitting & sms Priti & me.
F. *Balance* amount will be payable as follows :
1/6/2019, 1/8/2019 Rs 10,000 each & Balance by 20/9/2019 as per instructions from time to time.
G. More details & instructions will be shared by messages in special group. Limited Seats.
H. Enquiry Priti 9920159058/ 02226429143/ 02226515043. Or by SMS me on 9323184993.