Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra
Duration: 06 Days 06 Nights
Destinations: Haridwar – Joshimath – Gaurikund – Kedarnath – Sonprayag
Day 01 Haridwar to Joshimath (around 6hr 36min)
Early morning, drive from Haridwar to Joshimath via Devprayag. En- route, visit Karanprayag and Nandprayag and head straight to Joshimath via Piplakoti and Chamoli. Joshimath is the seat of Adi Snkaracharya. It is the home to the Narsinghang Garuda temples. It is located at the height of 1890 meters above sea level. It is the gateway of various Himalayan peaks, trekking trails, pilgrim centers and camping. Arrive in Joshimath by late afternoon followed by a visit to the Narasimha temple or a visit to Auli via lift chair car. Stay overnight at Joshimath.
Day 02 Joshimath to Badrinath (around 1hr 11min)
After early breakfast, proceed to Badrinath. It is most important of all the Char Dham in India. Badrinath is located at the heights of 10,170 feet, lies between the Nar and Narayana mountains on the banks of Alaknanda River. Upon arrival in Badrinath check in to the hotel. After freshen up, proceed for excursion to Hemkund Sahib or valley of flower. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Badrinath to Gaurikund (around 4hr 57min)
Proceed for early morning Darshan at Badrinath Temple, it is main temple of the town, devoted to lord Vishnu. It is situated at the height of 3,133 meter above from the sea level on the banks of river Alaknanda. Badrinath temple was constructed in 9th Century by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. After darshan , drive to Gaurikund via Chamoli-Nandprayag-Gauchar. En-route take a halt at Rudraprayag, it is popular for the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini River.
On arrival at Gaurikund, check in at hotel.In the evening, you explore the spectacular surroundings. Stay overnight at Gaurikund.
Day 04 Gaurikund To Kedarnath (about 14km)
Early morning, take a holly bath at the Garurkund, which is a hot spring, have breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, proceed for trekking to Kedarnath. Upon arrival, leave for 14 kilometer trek to Kedarnathji temple via pony. Arrive at Kedarnath by afternoon. Thereafter, take a rest for a while at bungalow, visit to Kedarnathji temple for Aarti and Darshan. It is one of the holiest temple for Hindus, which is one of the twelve jyotirlinga. The temple is devoted to lord Shiva. The temple is located at the height of 11,755 feet on the banks of Mandakini River,a tributary of Ganga. Stay overnight at Kedarnath.
Day 05 Kedarnath to Gaurikund – Sonprayag
Morning after breakfast, trek down to Gaurikund from Kedarnathji, upon arrival at Gaurikund, drive towards Sonprayag. On arrival at Sonprayag, check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 Sonprayag to Haridwar (around 5hr 44min)
On the last day of the tour, after breakfast, drive to Haridwar for your onward journey.