Day 01 : Haridwar - Guptakashi
Morning drive to Guptkashi or Phata. on arrival check into hotel. Later do Registration for visiting Kedarnath, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02 : Guptakashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath)
(We are also provide Same day helicopter Service from Phata-Kedarnathji-Phata on Extra Cost)
Approx. charges for Pony: - INR 2200 - 3200/- Per Person
Approx. charges for Doli : - INR. 3000 - 4000/- Per Person
Approx. charges for Helicopter INR7500- 9,500/- per person
Post your early breakfast; drive for Gaurikund & start your 18 km trek for Kedarnath. After darshan and Pooja at Kedarnath Temple back to hotel for Overnight Stay.
The present temple built in 8th Century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. The temple has a conical lingam - the main idol, a statue of Nandi - the celestial bull, a 'Garba Grah' for worship and a man dap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. The temple is more than 1000 years old.
The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred Dhams in India, he went into his Samadhi at an early age of 32 years.
About half a kilometer away from Kedarnathji, a small temple is dedicated to Bhaironath. It is worshipped on the opening and closing day of Sri Kedarnath Shrine. It is believed that when Kedarnathji temple is closed, Bhaironathji protects this land from evil.
Rituals & Activities :
Visit Guptkashi,Gaurikund , Snan in Tapt Kund at Gauri Kund and Darshan of Gauri Ganesh Temple & get blessing of Ganesha and start the trek of kedarnath Ji. Evening Aarti Darshan of Kedarnath Ji , Darshan of Aadi Guru Shankracharya , Darshan of UdarKund & Bambam Kund , Pitra Kund . Chance to meet Gurus and Sadhus meditating for long time in Kedarnath. Darshan of Rama cave (Gufa)
Day 3 : Kedarnath-Guptkashi- Badrinath (220 kms / 07-08 hrs)
After breakfast Trek down to Guptkashi proceed to Badrinath via Joshimath, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Math) Badrinath. Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Overnight stay at Badrinath
Things To DO
Rituals & Activities :
Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund , Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran ) , Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave , Ganesha Cave , Keshav Prayag , Darshan of Sarasawati Udgam (origin) ), Charan Paduka Darshan , ,Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag ,Nandprayag , Karnprayag while returning back to Rudraprayag.
Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.
A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head).
It is a large block of stone between tow small seasonal lakes carrying an eye of "Sheshnag" The eye formation is quite natural, 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye, it is believed that the seshnag waits at this place patiently to accompany the lord on his reincarnation.
Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. The women of the village offer Choli to the deity on closing day of the temple each year.
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 4 : Badrinath – Srinagar
After breakfast Drive to Srinagar via Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag, Rudrapryag overnight stay at Srinagar.
Vishnuprayag where two river confluences Dhauli Ganga & Alaknanda
Karnprayag (confluence of river Pindari and river Alaknanda)
Nandprayag (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda River)
Day 5 : Srinagar- Haridwar drop via Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive for Haridwar via Deopryag & Rishikesh. Drop with happy tour memories.
!!!!... Happy Tour End With Sweet Memories…!!!
• Meeting and assistance on arrival.
• Accommodations in Standard rooms in Hotel.
• Vehicle for sightseeing as per the group size
• Daily Menu Breakfast & Dinner.
• Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking.
• AC will not work in hill area (after Haridwar).
• Air fare / train fare.
• Coolie / porter charges.
• Camera charges.
• Donations at temples.
• Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
• Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes.
• Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
• Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes.
• Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.