Hemkund Sahib Darshan With Chardham

12 Nights 13 Days

Once you arrive in Haridwar, a representative from Char-dham-yata.in India will meet you at the train station or bus stop. Our agent will meet you and provide you with tour details. Then start your tour from Haridwar to Balkot via Dehradun and Mussoorie. You See Kempty Falls and other sites along the way. Then you will arrive at Barcot. Upon arrival, check into your pre-booked hotel. Overnight rest in the hotel.

The next morning, after breakfast, we left for Yamunotri. If you start from Balkot first, you will reach Jankichatti/Poruchatti and start the 6 km trek to Yamunotri from there. If you prefer, you can also ride a horse or pony to reach Yamunotri without much walking.
Yamunotri, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, is a significant pilgrimage site and the source of the Yamuna River. For example, Yamunotri Temple, The main attraction, this ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Pilgrims embark on a challenging trek to seek the blessings of the deity. Surya Kund, A hot water spring near the temple where devotees cook rice and potatoes to offer as prasad (holy food) to the deity.
The water here is scalding but is used to prepare the prasad.Divya Shila, A sacred rock pillar near the temple entrance where devotees offer prayers before entering the Yamunotri Temple. It is believed to be a representation of the deity. Janki Chatti which is a picturesque town and the starting point of the trek to Yamunotri. It serves as a base for pilgrims, providing facilities for accommodation and refreshment. Rest overnight at the hotel.

On the third day, after breakfast, depart for Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi is 80 km from Barkot and takes 2-3 hours by car. Upon reaching Uttarkashi, check-in to your pre-booked hotel. After refreshing at your hotel, visit the famous Vishwanath Temple to seek divine blessings.
Places between Barkot and Uttarkashi offer a mix of spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural richness, making your journey not just a transition but an exploration of the Himalayan region's diverse facets. As you approach Uttarkashi, explore this town situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. Visit the Vishwanath Temple, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Today Sightseeing: Vishwanath Temple.

Next morning, after breakfast, we will start our journey from Uttarkashi to Gangotri. Gangotri is 100 km from Uttarkashi, a 2-3 hour drive. Along the way, you will see the majestic Himalayas, Harsil village and the beautiful Bhagirathi river. Then reach Gangotri temple. Gangotri temple is the abode of Goddess Ganga. Here you will witness Gangotri temple, Surya Kund, Bhagirath Shila, etc. Return to Uttarkashi in the evening.
Gangnani Hot spring: Gangnani is its natural hot water springs, known for their therapeutic properties. The springs emerge from the earth, enriched with minerals, believed to have healing effects on various ailments. The water is comfortably warm, providing a relaxing experience for those who seek its medicinal benefits. The belief in the sanctity of the hot springs adds a spiritual dimension to the overall experience.
Harshil: Harshil is renowned for its unparalleled scenic beauty, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lush greenery, and the murmuring Bhagirathi River. The landscape is a canvas of rhododendron forests, apple orchards, and terraced fields, creating a mesmerizing vista at every turn. Harshil is famous for its apple orchards, contributing to the region's economy and offering a delightful sight during the blooming season.
Gangotri Temple: Gangotri Temple is situated in the picturesque town of Gangotri in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. According to Hindu mythology, the Ganges River descended to Earth from Lord Shiva's locks, and Gangotri is considered its origin. You must witness Ganga Aarti held at the temple is a mesmerizing ritual, with priests chanting hymns and offering prayers to the sacred river. Rest overnight at the hotel.
on the Way Sightseeing: Gangnani Hot Spring, Harshil Vellage, Gangotri Temple.

The excursion to Guptkashi starts on his sixth day of travel following a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. It takes 7-8 hours by driving to get from Uttarkashi to Guptkashi, which is 197 miles away. At Tiruwala, you can see the captivating Mandakini River as you head towards Gupurkashi. When you get to Guptkashi, check into the hotel that you have reserved in advance. Visit the Ardo Narishwar shrine in Guptkashi after getting some rest. Go back to the hotel and spend the night there.

On the 6th day of your trip, after a delicious breakfast at your hotel, your tour to Kedarnath begins. You have to travel 30 km to Sonprayag and then cover a trekking route of 20 km to reach the destination of Kedarnath. First, from Sonprayag to Sonprayag Guptkashi. Basically, the hiking route starts from there. While trekking to Kedarnath, remember to carry all your personal items such as medicines, warm clothing, toiletries, and first aid.
Kedarnath is the residence of Lord Shiv. Here you can witness Lord Shiva's 12 famous Jyotirlings. Here you will explore Kedarnath Temple, Cholabari Valley, Golabari Glacier and more. You must also make few quick stops. Starting from Gaurikund is known for its thermal springs. It holds religious significance as it is believed to be the spot where Goddess Parvati meditated to win Lord Shiva as her husband. En route to Kedarnath, Rambara is a picturesque location known for its meadows and the Rambara Bridge. The trekking path offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Vasuki Tal, For the trekking enthusiasts, Vasuki Tal is a high-altitude lake located about 6 km from Kedarnath. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it's a serene spot for those seeking tranquility.Chorabari Tal (Gandhi Sarovar), A high-altitude lake situated at the base of Kedarnath, Chorabari Tal is known for its crystal-clear waters and offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas.
Bhairon Temple, Perched at an altitude higher than Kedarnath, the Bhairon Temple provides a panoramic view of the entire Kedarnath valley. It's a trek uphill from Kedarnath. Gandhi Sarovar. Also known as Chorabari Tal, this glacial lake is named after Mahatma Gandhi. Pilgrims often take a dip in its icy waters before heading to Kedarnath. Enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel or camp in Kedarnath.
Today Sightseeing : Sonprayag, Gorikund Temple, Ram Bada, Kedar Temple.

Wake up early in the morning before sunrise and after bathing, reach the temple at 4:45 am to celebrate the Abhishek of Kedarnath Shiva. Anyone can enter the Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostate while touching your head to a deity. After darshan and puja, leave the temple and return to the government. Camp/Lodge.
The route from Kedarnath to Sonprayag is surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes. Then start your 20 km round trip trek from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. Your car will wait at the Sonprayag parking lot and you will drive to your hotel. Overnight stay at Guptkashi (Nala).

Proceed from Joshimath to Badrinath. Traveling from Guptkashi to Pandukeshwar takes one along a picturesque path that passes through Uttarakhand, India's Garhwal area. Spend some time exploring Guptkashi itself before embarking on your quest. See the historic Ardhanarishwar and Vishwanath temples. The starting point for the journey to Kedarnath is Guptkashi.
Meanwhile you must not miss chopta, Chopta is a haven for biodiversity, featuring dense forests of rhododendron, deodar, and pine trees. The region is home to a variety of wildlife, including musk deer, monal pheasants, and a myriad of bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.
Joshimath: Joshimath acts as the gateway to the sacred shrine of Badrinath. Pilgrims often halt here before embarking on the challenging journey to Badrinath, seeking blessings for a safe pilgrimage. The town houses one of the four cardinal institutions established by Adi Shankaracharya, the spiritual leader who revitalized Hinduism.
Pandukeshwar: According to Hindu mythology, Pandukeshwar is believed to be the place where King Pandu, the father of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata, meditated and performed penance. The region is associated with the epic's tales, adding a layer of cultural and historical importance.
Today On The Way Sightseeing: Chopta, Joshimath, Pandukeshwar.

Badrinath: One of the 'four dams', one of the country's most famous pilgrimage sites, stands at an altitude of 3,133 meters and is flanked by two mountain ranges, the Nar and Narayan ranges. Mount Neelkanth supports its peak. Great is the background. This revered site was once covered with wild berries. Therefore, this place was given the name Badrivan, which means berry forest.
Mana Village: The Mana Pass, situated near the village, is a historic trade route that connects India with Tibet. The Saraswati River, considered sacred in Hinduism, flows through Mana, adding to the village's spiritual importance. Mana has retained its cultural authenticity, with the local inhabitants practicing a simple way of life. The villagers are often engaged in agriculture and sheep farming. Mana Village, with its unique position as the last Indian village on the Indo-Tibetan trade route, embodies the cultural, historical, and natural richness of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Today Sightseeing Spot: Bath In Tapt Kund, Barham Kapal, Badri Temple, Ganesh Cave, Vayash Cave, Last India Tea Shop, Bhimpul.

Today as we checkout form the Pandukeshwar hotel, we will begin by exploring the nearby places first. Such as Pandukeshwar which is a quiet, lesser-known location with spiritual and historical value. This charming village, which is on the way to the well-known Badrinath Dham, enthralls tourists with its natural beauty and diversity of cultures. The name Pandukeshwar comes from its fabled association with the Mahabharata. The name Pandukeshwar comes from the belief in Hindu mythology that King Pandu, the father of the Pandavas, meditated here. The village is silently witnessing the epic stories that are a part of Indian mythology.
Ghangaria, a charming village tucked away in Uttarakhand, India's Garhwal Himalayas, is a refuge for hikers and environment enthusiasts looking for a route to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. Ghangaria, perched at a height of roughly 3,050 meters (10,000 feet), serves as a point of entry to some of the most stunning scenery in the area. Encircled by an abundance of greenery, the fresh air is mixed with the enchanting songs of mountain birds, creating a harmonious symphony with the natural world. Ghangaria is the starting point for travelers heading into the magical Valley of Flowers.
Ghangaria serves as the beginning point for pilgrimages to Hemkund Sahib, a venerated Sikh shrine at an elevation of 4,329 meters (14,200 ft). The difficult yet spiritually enlightening journey to Hemkund Sahib offers sweeping views of snow-capped hills and pure glacial lakes. Ghangaria is located next to the Pushpawati River, which adds to the tranquil atmosphere with the sound of running water. The surrounding area features economical yet decent guesthouses, restaurants that serve regional specialties, and stores that sell hiking necessities, resulting in a well-balanced combination of mountain charm and practicality. Ghangaria's charm never fades, even if it comes alive from June to October, when hiking season occurs. A fresh layer of snow in the winter turns the settlement into a peaceful enchanted forest, providing a distinct but no less captivating experience.

Today wake up early morning, then refresh and carry breakfast and necessary things then start trekking for Hemkund Gurudwara. Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas at an impressive elevation of around 4,329 meters, Hemkund Sahib is a symbol of steadfast faith and breathtaking scenery. This revered Sikh pilgrimage site is more than simply a place to go; it's an adventure through breathtaking scenery and spiritual commitment. Merely translating as 'Lake of Snow,' Hemkund Sahib is a high-altitude glacier lake encircled by seven towering peaks. The Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh shrine located on the lake's immaculate shore, is the main draw. It is believed by devotees that this peaceful spot was used by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, for meditation.
Reaching Hemkund Sahib is a test of one's physical and spiritual endurance; it is no ordinary pilgrimage. Pilgrims usually begin the journey from Govindghat and go through rocky areas, narrow roads, and steep ascents. Every step on the Hemkund Sahib walk brings pilgrims closer to the holy destination, making it a challenging but rewarding experience. The captivating variety of flowers at Hemkund Sahib is one of its distinctive features. A vivid carpet of alpine flowers, including the uncommon Brahma Kamal, adorns the valley, creating a breathtaking sight. The explosion of color against the snow-covered peaks provides a scene that is both spiritually uplifting and breathtakingly beautiful.
Hemkund Sahib's glistening pure waters create a spectacle akin to a mirror as they reflect the surrounding peaks. Visitors can lose themselves in peace and reflection thanks to the contemplative atmosphere enhanced by the calm of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Hemkund Sahib can only be reached in the summer, which is often from late May to October, because of the amount of snowfall. During this brief window, pilgrims embark on their spiritual trek, giving the holy pilgrimage an air of exclusivity. Surely you will have a time of life, overnight stay at Ghangaria.

Finally, next day we'll trekking back to Govindghat, at where waiting driver and take vehicle start drive for Srinagar. The starting point is Pauri Garhwal, a picturesque hill town renowned for its expansive Himalayan vistas. Pauri, surrounded by verdant vegetation and hills covered in pine trees, offers a serene haven for anyone looking for a quiet mountain getaway. For those seeking action, Kaudiyala, a well-known Ganges rafting site, is accessible from Srinagar. It is a popular destination for thrill-seekers from all over the world for white-water rafting because of the turbulent river and stunning surroundings. Dedicated to the Goddess Kali, the Dhari Devi Temple is a revered location on the banks of the Alaknanda River. The idol, which is supposed to change shape during the day, is the temple's most distinctive feature. With its unique fusion of adventure, spirituality, and scenic beauty, Srinagar, Uttarakhand, extends a warm welcome to guests. Srinagar offers something for every traveler's heart to treasure, whether they seek adventure in the thundering rapids, peace in its spiritual sites, or the basic pleasures of a hill station retreat. Overnight keep on the Srinagar Hotel.

Today View Destination: Dhari Devi Temple.

At the break of dawn, after breakfast, head downhill to Rishikesh, the spiritual city and yoga capital of the world. The journey between Rishikesh and Haridwar is not just a commute but an opportunity to explore some fascinating attractions. You must visit, Triveni Ghat is famous for its evening Ganga Aarti and is a serene spot for spiritual reflection.
The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh, Also known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, this abandoned ashram gained fame when The Beatles visited in the 1960s. Now a tourist attraction, it provides a surreal experience.Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, An ashram situated on the banks of the Ganges, Parmarth Niketan is known for its spiritual teachings, yoga, and the grand daily Ganga Aarti. Rajaji National Park en route, you can explore parts of Rajaji National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. If you're lucky, you might spot elephants, tigers, and various bird species.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Nestled amidst the Manikoot, Vishnukoot, and Brahmakoot peaks, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a picturesque site surrounded by dense forests. Vashishta Gufa, Located near Shivpuri, this cave is believed to be the spot where sage Vashishta meditated. It offers a tranquil environment for meditation. Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Perched at an altitude of 1645 meters, this temple offers panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. Sunrise or sunset visits are particularly breathtaking.Swarg Ashram in Rishikesh, A peaceful area for meditation and yoga, Swarg Ashram is located on the left bank of the Ganges and is known for its spiritual ambiance.
On The Way Sightseeing Spot : Devprayag View, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh Ganga Arti.
Then depart from Haridwar Railway Station/Bus Terminal.