Badri-Kedar With Hemkund & Valley Of Flowers – 10 Nights 11 Days
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Morning on Arrival at the Airport/railway station/pick up point,meet our drive to Haridwar,on arrival Haridwar check in Hotel. later we shall take you to visit to the Har- ki- Pauri,Revel in Ganga Aarti in the Evening,later back to hotel for Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.
Day 02:- Haridwar – Guptkashi ( 194 kms- 7-8 hrs )
After a very early Breakfast, leave for Guptkasi. a late lunch is Scheduled en Route rudraperyag. After lunch, Continue your journey and today for the first time see the Beautiful River Mandakni. Travel along side the River to reach Guptakashi late in the Evening, Overnight Stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road& 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Arrive by late Afternoon on Arrival Check in to the Tourist Bunglow/Ashram. After Frehning Up, Perform Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnath ji. In the Evening also Visit Adi Shankracharya Samadhi behind the Temple. Overnight at the Ashram or Tourist Bunglow.
(Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes)
Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple . This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.
Kedarnath Temple : The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.
Kedarnath Temple:- The present temple built in 8th century AD by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built bu Pandavas. Temple has a Conical Lingam – the assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. The temple is more than 1000 year old. Behind the Kedarnath temple lies the samdhi of final resting place of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. It is belived that after establishing the four dham in India he went for his Samadhi at an early age of 32 years….
Day 04: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.
Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
Day 05: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple. There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.
Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.
Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Day 06: Badrinath –Govind Ghat (22kms drive) – Ghangaria (13kms/5-6hr Trek)
Early morning at Badrinath, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Arrive Ghangaria, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Ghangharia/Govinddham : Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.
Day 07: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (6kms/4-5hr each side)
Early morning, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the “lake of ice” “mountain” adorned with “seven peaks”, surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for ‘The Hemkund Lake’. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay.
Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib : This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga.
Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.
Day 08: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (4kms/3hr each side)
After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) and many more. Return to Ghangariya for overnight stay.
Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay.
Day 09: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Joshimath (22kms/1hr drive) / Pipalkoti (65kms/2hr) / Kirtinagar (180kms/6-7hr)
After 13 Kms trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, drive to Joshimath / Pipalkoti / Kirtinagar. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Joshimath – Rishikesh (255kms/8-9hr) / Pipalkoti – Rishikesh (210kms/7-8hr) / Kirtinagar – Rishikesh (105kms/3-4hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram. Overnight stay.
Day 11: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Morning visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat & Bharat Mandir. Later drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.
******* Tour ends with sweet memories take home *******
TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE
|02||Tata Indica/ Indigo||Rs. 43,450=00||Rs. 33,894=00||Rs. 28,605=00||Rs. 24,888=00|
|02||Toyota Qualis/Tavera/ Xylo||Rs. 47,355=00||Rs. 37,799=00||Rs. 32,510=00||Rs. 28,792=00|
|02||Toyota Innova||Rs. 49,170=00||Rs. 39,613=00||Rs. 34,325=00||Rs. 30,607=00|
|04||Toyota QualisTavera/ Xylo||Rs. 37,895=00||Rs. 28,339=00||Rs. 23,958=00||Rs. 20,240=00|
|04||Toyota Innova||Rs. 38,802=00||Rs. 29,246=00||Rs. 23,958=00||Rs. 20,240=00|
|06||Toyota Qualis/Tavera/ Xylo||Rs. 35,520=00||Rs. 25,963=00||Rs. 20,675=00||Rs. 16,958=00|
|06||Tempo Traveller||Rs. 38,142=00||Rs. 28,585=00||Rs. 23,298=00||Rs. 19,580=00|
|08||Tempo Traveller||Rs. 35,653=00||Rs. 26,096=00||Rs. 20,808=00||Rs. 17,090=00|
|10||Tempo Traveller||Rs. 34,628=00||Rs. 25,071=00||Rs. 19,783=00||Rs. 16,065=00|
|12||15 Seater||Rs. 35,264=00||Rs. 25,707=00||Rs. 20,419=00||Rs. 16,701=00|
|14||15 Seater||Rs. 34,328=00||Rs. 24,771=00||Rs. 19,483=00||Rs. 15,765=00|
|16||Mini Coach||Rs. 36,148=00||Rs. 26,591=00||Rs. 21,304=00||Rs. 17,586=00|
|16||Tempo Traveller + Toyota Innova||Rs. 35,667=00||Rs. 26,111=00||Rs. 20,823=00||Rs. 17,105=00|
|18||Mini Coach||Rs. 35,211=00||Rs. 25,654=00||Rs. 20,366=00||Rs. 16,648=00|
|18||Tempo Traveller x 2||Rs. 35,859=00||Rs. 26,302=00||Rs. 21,014=00||Rs. 17,296=00|
|20||Mini Coach||Rs. 35134=00||Rs. 24,994=00||Rs. 19,706=00||Rs. 15,998=00|
|20||Tempo Traveller x 2||Rs. 35,135=00||Rs. 25,577=00||Rs. 21,014=00||Rs. 16,572=00|
|22||Mini Coach||Rs. 34,010=00||Rs. 24,453=00||Rs. 19,165=00||Rs. 15,447=00|
|Extra Bed / Extra Person||Rs. 15,510=00||Rs. 9,361=00||Rs. 7,216=00||Rs. 4,180=00|
|CPAI SUPPLIMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||Rs. 1,760=00||Rs. 1,870=00|
|MAPAI SUPPLIMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||Rs. 4,350=00||Rs. 4,160=00||Rs. 4,035=00|
Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
Luxury Package Hotels (CPAI)
|Haridwar||Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)||Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier) / Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Ganga Laheri|
|Guptkashi||The Chardham Camps (Lux. Swiss Tents)||Camp Nirwana (Lux. Swiss Tents)|
|Kedarnath||Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House (Basic Amenities)||Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House (Basic Amenities)|
|Rudraprayag||Monal Resort (A/C Premium)||Monal Resort (A/C)|
|Badrinath||Sarovar Portico (Cent. Heated)||Sarovar Portico (Cent. Heated)|
|Ghangaria||Camp Ghangaria (Lux. Swiss Tents)||Camp Ghangaria (Lux. Swiss Tents)|
|Joshimath||The Chardham Camps (Lux. Swiss Tents)||Hotel Dronagiri (S.Dlx.) / Mount View (S.Dlx)|
|Pipalkoti||-Hotel Uday Palace||Hotel Le Meadows (A/C)|
|Kirtinagar||-Shriyantra Taapu||Riverside Resort (A/C)|
|Rishikesh||Hotel Ganga Beach Resort (A/C Suite) / Hotel Amaris (A/C Lux)||Hotel Divin Resort (A/C) / Hotel Ganga Kinare (A/C)|
Deluxe Package Hotels (EPAI)
Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
|Haridwar||Park Grand (A/C) /Hotel Lakshay (A/C) / Hotel Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C) / Grand Basant (A/C)||Hotel Dolphin (A/C) / Hotel Sugandha (A/C) / Khanna Palace (A/C) / Hotel Drive Inn (A/C) / Hotel Sun (A/C) / Hotel PRem Bihari (A/C)|
|Guptkashi||Camp Nirwana (Lux. Swiss Tents)||Hotel Himalayan / Raj Palace / Mritunjay Palace|
|Kedarnath||Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House (Basic Amenities)||Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House (Basic Amenities)|
|Rudraprayag||Monal Resort (Dlx. Aircool) / Balbir Palace (A/C)||Balbir Palace / Shangrilla Resort / Mandakini / Narayana / Hotel Jawlpa Palace|
|Badrinath||Hotel Narayan Palace / Hotel Snow Crest||Hotel Dwarikesh / Patliputra / Charanpaduka|
|Ghangaria||Hotel Nanda lok Pall||Hotel Devlok / Kuber|
|Joshimath||Hotel Dronagiri (S.Dlx.) / Mount View (S.Dlx)||Hotel Snow Crest / Hotel Shailza|
|Pipalkoti||Hotel Le Meadows (A/C)||Hotel Le Meadows|
|Kirtinagar||Riverside Resort (A/C)||Hotel Srikot Castle / Shree Yantra|
|Rishikesh||The Great Ganga (A/C) / Narayana Resort (A/C Cottage)||Hotel Narayana Palace (A/C) / SK Regency (A/C)|
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