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Embark on the sacred Char Dham Trek - a spiritual journey to the four revered shrines nestled amidst the snow-capped Himalayas. This pilgrimage, a test of faith, strength, and endurance, weaves through the heart of India's most breathtaking landscapes.

Commence your journey at Yamunotri, where the mighty Yamuna River originates. Feel the spiritual energy that fills the air as you traverse lush green meadows and roaring waterfalls. Next, soak in the majestic beauty of Gangotri, the birthplace of the sacred Ganges River. Stand in awe of the unspoiled natural grandeur and absorb the sanctity of the place.

Experience tranquility at Kedarnath, an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, nestled in the verdant valleys of the Garhwal Himalayas. Finally, reach the celestial Badrinath temple, the abode of Lord Vishnu, surrounded by towering peaks and placid lakes. Here, spirituality converges with the splendor of nature, bringing you a sense of peace and fulfillment.

Whether you're seeking divine blessings, a challenging trek, or simply a retreat into the lap of nature, the Char Dham Trek will deliver an unforgettable spiritual and scenic expedition. This sacred journey will not only challenge your physical limits but will also lead you on a path of inner exploration, compelling you to delve deep into India's spiritual and cultural heritage.

Every step on the Char Dham Trek is a step closer to self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. This quintessential experience encapsulates the very essence of India – an intricate blend of spirituality, culture, and nature's untamed beauty. It's not just a trek, but a transformative journey that will leave an indelible imprint on your soul.
 

Highlights

Yamunotri: Begin your journey at the origin of the mighty Yamuna River, surrounded by raw, natural beauty. Witness the thermal springs, revered for their divine healing powers.

Gangotri: Stand in awe at the source of the holy Ganges River, Gangotri. Absorb the spiritual atmosphere in this scenic location surrounded by majestic peaks.

Kedarnath: Experience tranquility at the ancient temple of Kedarnath, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Nestled amid verdant valleys and snow-capped mountains, this place offers spiritual solace and stunning vistas.

Badrinath: Conclude your journey at the ethereal Badrinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Its scenic backdrop of towering peaks and placid lakes offer a surreal spiritual experience.

Physical Challenge: Embarking on the Char Dham Trek is a testament to your physical endurance and strength, traversing challenging terrains and steep slopes.

Inner Exploration: More than just a trek, the Char Dham journey is a transformative experience that leads to self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment.

Cultural Immersion: Through the journey, immerse yourself in India's rich spiritual and cultural heritage, getting to know the fascinating stories and traditions linked to each Dham.

Natural Splendor: Each step of the trek unfolds the untamed beauty of the Himalayas, offering awe-inspiring vistas that blend perfectly with the spirituality of the journey.

Haridwar – Barkot (180kms / 07 Hrs drive)

Private Vehicle

Hotel

Dinner

Pick up from Haridwar Railway Station/Prescheduled destination and proceed to Barkot (Barkot is a beautiful hill station
which is located on the foot of Yamunotri). On the way you optional visit the “Kempty Falls” on the way if time permit.
Upon arrival at Barkot, check-in the Hotel/Camp. Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.

Barkot - Jankichatti/Yamunotri – Barkot ( 45 kms drive by road/06 kms Trekking/pony/Palki)

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Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Morning proceed to Jankichatti (45 Km). Here you will begin the First hill Yatra of Yamunotri (6 Kms trekking).
Those who want to hire Pony/Palki at own cost (Approximate Cost suggested for Pony- Rs 3000/-, Palki 8000/-) Return via the same route back to Barkot. Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.

About Yamunotri: It 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 01 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.

Barkot – Uttarkashi (80 kms / 04 Hrs drive)

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Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Uttarkashi (Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples & Ashrams) En-route visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Upon arrival Uttarkashi/Netala check into the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (200 kms / 08 Hrs)

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Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Morning drive to Gangotri. Upon arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges (which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. After performing Pooja, drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner & Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

About Gangotri temple: its 18th century 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.

Uttarkashi – Guptkashi/Phata (200 kms / 08 hrs drive)

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Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Guptkashi (It’s situated at a distance of 47 km from the holy shrine,Kedarnath) The town holds immense religious importance as it houses famous ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple. Have your dinner and stay overnight in the hotel/camp.

Guptkashi– Sonprayag - Kedarnath (25 kms drive & 19 kms Trekking)

Trek

Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Early morning drive to Sonprayag till Transport Parking. You have to take local vehicle/jeep to reach at Gaurikund (02 kms) at own cost. After reaching at Gaurikund, you can start trekking for Kedarnath (19 Kms one way).

Those who want to hire Pony/Palki at own cost (Approximate Cost suggested for Pony for return journey- Poni Rs5000/-, Palki 10000/- while those who are going by Helicopter which cost will be confirmed after the Tender Open for the year of 2023.
Note: Please book your Helicopter/Poni/Palki with same day returning while start early morning 4:00 AM those who
are going by Trekking/Pony/Palki.

Upon arrival, visit Kedarnath Ttemple, after performing pooja again start trekking to return back to Sonprayag on right time and co-ordinate with driver who will waiting for you Sonprayag/Phata/Sirsi on your respective time. Later back to hotel Have Dinner and Overnight Stay at Guptkashi.

About Kedarnath Temple: It’s standing magnificently at an altitude of 3,580mts, Mandakini River one of the main tributaries of the Ganges originates at Kedarnath and flows through Gaurikund. & Jai Bholenath - Om Nam Shivaay”chants echoes in the mountains.

Guptkashi/ Phata – Pandukeshwar / Badrinath (200 kms / 08 hrs drive)

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Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Badrinath via Joshimath, Pipalkoti. Upon arrival
Pandukeshwar/Badrinath, check into the hotel and visit Badrinath Temple if time permit. Overnight stay.

Badrinath is an important pilgrimage site which holds immense importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is set at a height of 3133 meter. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. After some rest and refreshments you are all set to go to Badrinath Temple for darshan in the evening. But first you have to go to Tapt Kund (Hot Spring), take bath and then go to the temple.

Rudraprayag / Srinagar - Rishikesh - Haridwar (165 Kms/05 Hrs drive)

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Hotel

Breakfast

Early morning, after breakfast, you drive downhill to Haridwar via Rishikesh a spiritual city and the Yoga capital of the world. Upon arrival Rishikesh visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, Munu Ki Reti. Later drive to Haridwar (25 Kms). Upon arrival drop at Railway Station/ Airport as per your pre-scheduled departure. Tour Concludes.

Badrinath – Rudraprayag / Srinagar (185 Kms/07 Hrs drive)

Private Vehicle

Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Those who has been not visited Badrinath Temple earlier day has visit Badrinath Temple. Do the rituals and pooja. And back to the hotel. After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed for Rudraprayag/Srinagar. En-route you can drive through Karanprayag, Rudraprayag do the darshan and click pics from main road. . Upon arrival Rudraparayag / Srinagar, check-in to the hotel. Have your dinner and stay Overnight Stay.

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Backpackers United is the leading and fastest-growing Travel Community, founded in 2017, that offers exceptional travel experiences in India. Our team of young, dynamic, and passionate travelers is committed to exploring the great outdoors through sustainable nature trails. We believe in providing a unique travel experience that takes our fellow travelers off the beaten path to discover the hidden gems of nature. We offer a diverse range of travel services, including treks to unexplored places in both North and South India, Cycling Tours, Holiday Packages, Sightseeing, Backpacking Trips, Corporate treks, Team Outings, Personality Development through adventure activities, experiential learning trips specially curated for school and college students, a variety of Adventure activity packages, and much more. Our experienced travel planning team curates each itinerary to ensure every penny is worth the experience. At Backpackers United, we have executed over 2K trips for more than 20,000 enthusiastic travelers, and our weekend treks and trips from Bengaluru are the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer customizable travel packages that cater to specific needs and requirements, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience. Our commitment to sustainable tourism and responsible travel ensures that we leave a positive impact on the communities we visit. We encourage travelers to explore the great outdoors in a way that respects and preserves nature, and we promote eco-friendly practices in all our trips and treks. Join our community of adventure seekers, and experience the thrill of exploring nature in a unique and sustainable way. Book your next adventure with Backpackers United and make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

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Inclusions

● 08 Nights stay as per below detailed Hotels
● Breakfast and Dinner at Hotels
● Transport by Non A.C vehicle as per the above itinerary
● All toll tax Parking and driver allowance

Exclusions

  • Airfare or Train fare
  • Helicopter, Horse Ride, Doli, Jeep charges, Portages, Laundry
  • VIP Darshan, Pind Daan, Pooja, Mana Viilage, Triyuginarayan Temple
  • Any other item not specified in the itinerary.
  • 5% GST Extra

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Mobile phone with appropriate Sim card, Power Bank
  • Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry Woolens, Sweater, Shawls, Hand sanitizer, cap, sports shoes, Umbrella, Small Portable Oxygen Cylinder available at Gaurikund, camera etc.
  • If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription



Policy and Terms

  • If cancellation are made 15 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation are made 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 75.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Terms and Conditions

  • Any photos or videos taken during the trip by Backpackers United's content creators or clients are owned by Backpackers United and can only be used by the company for advertising purposes. No one else can use the content for commercial use without obtaining proper permission from Backpackers United.
  • Full payment for the trip must be completed before the trip begins. Failure to complete payment may result in the cancellation of the trip.
  • All travellers must have a valid government-issued ID that will be verified before boarding. No boarding will be allowed without a valid ID.
  • The transfer of bookings is not allowed. Only the names mentioned at the time of confirmation will be allowed to travel.
  • For international travel, clients must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of intended travel and not damaged in any way. Backpackers United is not responsible for clients who book travel with passports that do not meet this requirement. Any denial of entry at immigration or any additional cost arising from alternate arrangements for deportation must be borne by the travellers.
  • No refunds will be given for any inclusions that are not utilized by the client.
  • Travelers are responsible for their luggage and belongings. Backpackers United is not responsible for any damage or missing items.
  • The time of departure is fixed and all travellers must report at the pickup point 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. The air conditioning will be switched off in the hills and the driver will have the discretion to turn off the AC during the trip for safety reasons.
  • Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited during the tour. Backpackers United's tours involve physically demanding activities such as trekking and camping at high altitudes, so clients are advised to be in good physical shape.
  • Backpackers United is not responsible for any accidents, bodily injury, illness, death, loss or damage to baggage or property, or any damages or claims arising from negligence or delay by any person not employed by Backpackers United.
  • Any misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated during the tour.
  • Backpackers United is not responsible for any delays or alterations to the itinerary due to natural hazards, accidents, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or any untoward incidents.
  • Backpackers United does not provide any insurance policies to cover sickness or accidents, or losses due to theft or other reasons.
  • Alterations to the itinerary may be necessary due to various factors, such as weather and road conditions, and the physical ability of participants, in the interest of safety, comfort, and general well-being. 

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