Gaumukh Trek Permit With Chardham

11 Nights 12 Days

Morning: Arrival at Haridwar Railway Station
Your spiritual pilgrimage commences with the dawn of a new day at Haridwar Railway Station, resonating with centuries-old Hindu traditions. This vibrant city on the banks of the Ganges River serves as the gateway to your sacred journey. The 179-kilometer drive to Barkot unfolds over 6 to 7 hours, offering panoramic views of diverse landscapes – from the bustling cityscape to serene mountainous terrains. The journey sets the stage for the spiritual sojourn that lies ahead.
Afternoon: Enroute to Barkot
As the day progresses, the drive to Barkot becomes a visual feast, transitioning from the hustle and bustle of Haridwar to the tranquil beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas. Picture-perfect valleys, charming villages, and winding mountain roads accompany your ascent. Upon reaching Barkot, a town embraced by verdant forests and snow-capped peaks, check into your accommodation. The afternoon invites you to absorb the tranquility of the surroundings, providing a serene backdrop for the spiritual experiences awaiting you.
Evening: Leisure Time in Barkot
Embrace the evening in Barkot with a leisurely stroll through its quaint streets. The crisp mountain air sets a soothing tone, allowing you to connect with the peaceful ambiance. This evening becomes a moment for quiet contemplation, preparing your mind and spirit for the transformative days ahead.

Morning: Journey to Yamunotri Temple
The spiritual odyssey continues with an early morning departure for the sacred Yamunotri Temple. The 34-kilometer drive to Jankichatti and the subsequent 6-kilometer trek introduce you to the enchanting landscapes of dense forests and rugged terrains. The temple, perched at an altitude of 3,293 meters, awaits with divine energy.
Afternoon: Unique Rituals and Darshan
Participate in the unique ritual of cooking rice in the hot water kund, an age-old tradition that signifies the divine acceptance of offerings by the goddess. After darshan and spiritual encounters, the descent back to Barkot becomes an opportunity for silent reflection amidst the natural beauty. Return to your Barkot abode for an evening of sharing spiritual experiences, group discussions, or local cultural activities.
Evening: Reflection and Sharing
As the night unfolds, engage in discussions on the significance of Yamunotri and share your spiritual insights with fellow pilgrims. The night in Barkot becomes a canvas for dreams infused with the sacred energy of Yamunotri.

Morning: Farewell to Barkot
Bid adieu to Barkot, your spiritual haven, and set forth on the road to Maneri or Uttarkashi. The 104-kilometer drive, spanning approximately 3 hours, unfolds along the picturesque Bhagirathi River. Both Maneri and Uttarkashi, with their serene environments, offer the next chapter in your sacred journey.
Afternoon: Explore Local Attractions
Upon reaching your chosen destination, check into your accommodation and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. Explore local attractions, whether it's the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi or the Gangotri Temple in Harsil. Dive into the local culture, interact with friendly locals, and perhaps attend evening prayers at the temples.
Evening: Personal Reflection and Preparation
The evening becomes a time for personal reflection, preparing your spirit for the upcoming spiritual encounters. Absorb the spiritual fabric of the region, and let the tranquil atmosphere guide your thoughts.

Morning: Pilgrimage to Gangotri Temple
Embark on a profound pilgrimage to the revered Gangotri Temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganga. The 83-kilometer drive takes you through captivating Garhwal landscapes. As you approach Gangotri, situated at an elevation of 3,100 meters, the temple stands as a testament to spiritual devotion and architectural brilliance.
Afternoon: Divine Rituals and Trek to Bhojbasa
Participate in divine rituals at the temple, feeling the sacred energy that flows with the Bhagirathi River. The journey continues with an 11.7-kilometer trek to Bhojbasa, a scenic location amidst the Himalayas. This trek offers panoramic views of surrounding peaks and the Bhagirathi River, providing a spiritual communion with nature.
Evening: Stargazing and Spiritual Reflection
Spend the night in Bhojbasa, surrounded by the celestial beauty of the mountains. The evening offers opportunities for stargazing, group prayers, or simply absorbing the tranquility that permeates this sacred enclave.

Morning: Journey to Gaumukh Glacier
Today's pilgrimage takes you to the source of the sacred Ganges – the awe-inspiring Gaumukh Glacier. The 8-kilometer trek to Gaumukh and the subsequent return to Bhojbasa is a journey into the heart of the Himalayas. The glacier, resembling a cow's mouth, is not only a natural wonder but also a spiritually charged location.
Afternoon: Reflection and Communion with Nature
Stand before Gaumukh, witness the majesty of the glacier, and reflect on the divine energy it represents. The return to Bhojbasa allows moments of meditation by the riverside, connecting with fellow pilgrims, or engaging in a collective ritual to honor the sacred waters.
Evening: Introspection and Spiritual Insights
The night in Bhojbasa becomes a time for introspection and sharing spiritual insights. Engage in discussions on the significance of Gaumukh and its role in the spiritual tapestry of the Char Dham yatra.

Morning: Retracing Steps from Gangotri
Retrace your steps from Gangotri to Maneri or Uttarkashi, with an 11-kilometer trek and approximately 83-kilometer drive. Absorb the spiritual encounters and breathtaking vistas on this reflective journey. The return to your chosen destination allows for a seamless transition from the spiritual high of Gangotri to the serene atmosphere of Maneri or Uttarkashi.
Afternoon: Check-In and Exploration
Check into your accommodation, where the afternoon offers opportunities for personal reflection, journaling, or attending a local cultural event. Share stories with fellow pilgrims and embrace the cultural richness of the region before retiring for the night.
Evening: Cultural Exchange and Spiritual Atmosphere
The evening becomes a tapestry of cultural exchanges, where you can partake in local traditions, listen to tales of pilgrimage, and share your experiences with fellow travelers.

Morning: Scenic Drive to Spiritual Destinations
Embark on a scenic drive covering approximately 214 kilometers, leading you to the sacred destinations of Ukhimath, Sitapur, or Guptkashi. The 7 to 8 hours on the road unfold a visual feast of diverse landscapes, from dense forests to meandering rivers, preparing your spirit for the upcoming divine encounters.
Afternoon: Check-In and Exploration
Upon reaching your chosen destination, check into your accommodation. Each of these towns holds its unique charm – Ukhimath, a winter seat of Kedarnath; Sitapur, a tranquil town on the way to Kedarnath; or Guptkashi, an important stop on the Char Dham route. Explore the local markets, interact with pilgrims from different parts of the country, or perhaps participate in the evening prayers at nearby temples.
Evening: Cultural Immersion and Spiritual Conversations
The night becomes a tapestry of cultural exchanges, where you can partake in local traditions, listen to tales of pilgrimage, and share your experiences with fellow travelers.

Morning: Transformative Trek to Kedarnath
Embark on a transformative journey as you trek to the revered Kedarnath Temple, covering 30 kilometers by road and an additional 20 kilometers by trek. The road journey offers glimpses of the stunning Himalayan landscape, while the trek takes you through picturesque trails, surrounded by lofty peaks. The spiritual energy builds as you approach the sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Afternoon: Darshan and Spiritual Connection
Upon reaching Kedarnath, participate in the evening aarti and feel the divine vibrations that permeate the air. Take time for personal prayers and reflection in the serene ambiance of this sacred site. The night in Kedarnath is an opportunity for a deep connection with spirituality, under the blanket of the star-studded Himalayan sky.
Evening: Group Prayers and Celestial Atmosphere
The evening in Kedarnath offers opportunities for group prayers, celestial observations, or simply absorbing the sacred atmosphere. Share spiritual insights with fellow pilgrims as you prepare for a night surrounded by the divine energy of the Himalayas.

Morning: Soul-Enriching Return Journey
After the soul-enriching darshan at Kedarnath, trace back your steps through a 30-kilometer trek, accompanied by the pristine beauty of the Himalayan terrain. The journey leads you to Sonprayag, a tranquil destination where you can pause for reflection and gratitude.
Afternoon: Drive to Spiritual Haven
From Sonprayag, embark on a 30-kilometer drive back to Ukhimath, Sitapur, or Guptkashi. Check into your chosen accommodation and relive the spiritual moments of Kedarnath. The afternoon offers a peaceful atmosphere for contemplation, sharing experiences with fellow pilgrims, or engaging in local festivities.
Evening: Reflections and Cultural Exchange
The evening becomes a tapestry of reflections, where you can share your spiritual insights, engage in cultural exchanges, and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the region.

Morning: Bid Farewell to Guptkashi
Bid farewell to your temporary abode in Guptkashi and set forth on a scenic 186-kilometer drive to Pandukeshwar or the sacred town of Badrinath. The journey, spanning approximately 6 to 7 hours, winds through picturesque landscapes, providing ample time to absorb the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Afternoon: Arrival and Exploration
Upon reaching your destination, check into your accommodation and explore the local markets. Visit the Vyas Gufa, a legendary cave associated with the sage Vyas, or the ancient Mana Village, the last village before the Indo-Tibetan border. Let the sacred vibes of Badrinath envelop you as you prepare for the spiritual experiences awaiting you the next day.
Evening: Spiritual Vibes and Temple Atmosphere
As the evening unfolds, immerse yourself in the spiritual vibes of Badrinath. Attend the evening aarti at the Badrinath Temple, partake in collective prayers, or simply absorb the divine atmosphere surrounding this sacred town.

Morning: Divine Exploration of Badrinath
Immerse yourself in the divine aura of the Badrinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Explore the Tapt Kund, a natural thermal spring, and the Brahma Kapal, a sacred place for performing rituals for departed ancestors. After the temple visit, embark on a picturesque 164-kilometer drive to Srinagar, unfolding over 6 to 7 hours.
Afternoon: Check-In and Riverside Stroll
Check into your Srinagar accommodation and take a leisurely afternoon stroll along the banks of the Alaknanda River. Visit the ancient Shankaracharya Temple or simply revel in the serene ambiance of this quaint town nestled in the Garhwal region.
Evening: Tranquil Atmosphere and Spiritual Reflections
As the evening descends, savor the tranquil atmosphere of Srinagar. Engage in personal reflections, perhaps by the riverside, or attend the evening prayers at local temples. The night becomes a time for spiritual contemplation, surrounded by the gentle whispers of the river.

Morning: Farewell to Srinagar
Conclude your spiritual sojourn by checking out from your Srinagar accommodation. The 137-kilometer drive to Rishikesh, lasting 6 to 7 hours, offers final glimpses of the Ganges River and the lush landscapes of Uttarakhand. Consider exploring the Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh or attending the evening Ganga Aarti.
Afternoon: Exploration in Rishikesh
Upon reaching Rishikesh, delve into the spiritual vibes of this yoga capital. Explore the famous Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula, iconic suspension bridges over the Ganges. Visit the Beatles Ashram, a haven of tranquility associated with the Beatles' visit in 1968. The afternoon becomes a blend of spiritual exploration and cultural immersion.
Evening: Ganga Aarti and Final Reflections
As the day concludes, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat. The rhythmic chants and the flickering lamps create an ethereal ambiance. Use this time for final reflections on your transformative journey. The drop-off at Haridwar marks the completion of your sacred odyssey. Depart with a heart full of spiritual memories, cherishing the profound experiences gained amidst the divine landscapes of Uttarakhand.