Day 01: DELHI – HARIDWAR
In the morning we'll drive to Haridwar (230 kms - 6 to 7 hrs journey). On the way, stop for lunch at a restaurant on the highway. On arrival at Haridwar, check in to your Hotel. In the evening, proceed to Har ki Pauri to enjoy Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges. Overnight stay at haridwar
Haridwar is one of the seven holy cities of Hinduism. Legend has it that Vishnu's footprint was found on the bank of the holy river, giving it its sanctity. Situated at the base of the Siwalik Hills, Haridwar is where the River Ganges passes through its last gorge and begins a 2,000km journey across the plains of India to the Bay of Bengal.
Day 02: HARIDWAR – BARKOT
This morning depart for Barkot, located on the foot of yamunotri (205 kms - 6 to 7 hrs)). Drive via Mussoorie and visit Kempt Falls on the way. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel/camp. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the Pahad (hiII) Vatra of Yamunotri the next day. Overnight stay at Barkot
Day 03: BARKOT - KAHRSIALI – BARKOT
After breakfast, depart for Kharsiali (40 kms).
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 Jamuna, the twin sister of Varna, the Lord of Death. Anyone who bathes in her waters is said to be spared a tortuous 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. After performing pooja, take holy dip in Yamuna River and take the same route back to Barkot, for overnight stay in hotel. Overnight stay at Barkot
Day 04: BARKOT – UTTARKASHI
In the morning, drive (85 kms - 3 hrs journey) to reach Uttarkashi. 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. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi
Day 05: UTTARKASH - MUKHBA – UTTARKASHI
Early morning drive to Mukhba. Nestled in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, Gangotri is set at an altitude of 3048 mts. Visit the Gangotri Temple. The 18th century's temple dedicated to Goddess. Late afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi for dinner. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi
Day 06: UTTARKASHI – RUDRAPRAYAG
Early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and depart for Rudraprayag via, Tehri Dam. Upon arrival at Rudraprayag check in at the hotel. Overnight at Rudraprayag.
The small town, Rudraprayag, is situated at the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and river Mandakini. The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag
Day 07: RUDRAPRAYAG – UKIMATH - RUDRAPRAYAG
Early morning drive to Ukimath. Visit the winter seat of Kedanath and later also visit Chopta which generally gets snow mid of December. Later drive back to Rudraprayag for overnight
Day 09: RUDRAPRAYAG - JOSHIMATH
This morning, after an early breakfast, you check out of the hotel. After driving through some wonderful ghat road. Check into the hotel. After some rest and refreshments you are all set to go to Temple for darshan in the evening. Overnight stay at Joshimath.
Day 10: JOSHIMATH – RUDRAPRAYAG
This morning, after an early morning darshan once again, you drive back to Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag
Day 11: RUDRAPRAYAG – RISHIKESH
Early morning, after breakfast, you drive downhill to Rishikesh a spiritual city and the Yoga capital of the world. On reaching Rishikesh you'll be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. In India, certain cities are particularly renowned and revered for the spiritual essence bestowed on them by virtue of being home to one or more of the Hindu Gods and wise sages. Such places often become pilgrim destinations, visited by yogis and seekers who travel from around the world to bathe in their sacred glow. Rishikesh is certainly one such place.
In the evening, you'll be taken to Parmarth Ashram to participate in the Ganga aarti on the banks of Ganges. Rest of the evening free to experience this fascinating town on your own. Overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 12: RISHIKESH - HARIDWAR – DELHI
Early morning, after breakfast, you are on your last lap of this journey. Drive back to Delhi (260 kms - 7 to 8 hrs) stopping en-route for a couple of hours at Haridwar to take a ritual bath at Har ki Pauri on the banks of Ganges. Drive back to Delhi.