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Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra From Haridwar (05 Nights / 06 Days)

Package Details For Badrinath Kedarnath yatra From Haridwar

ITINERARY FOR BADRINATH KEDARNATH YATRA FROM HARIDWAR

Day 01: Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun – Guptkashi / Rampur /Sitapur / Gaurikund (220kms/8-9hr)  HT : 1319 MTS.
Arrival From Haridwar & Dehradun Airport, Drive straight to Guptkashi Devprayag & Rudraprayag. Enroute you can see the beautiful Sangam at Devprayag. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival check in at the Hotel/Tents/Huts/Cottage.  

Note: En route you can get local basic Dhaba’s for lunch or snacks, suggestible to carry some dry fruits, fruits and readymade snacks with yourself along with some drinking water.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.  

The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Lord Shankar first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter. (Note: Thermal wears along with wind proof jacket is essential considering the weather condition along with Puja Samagri and some snacks or dry fruits. You are allow to carry small knapsack weighing max 2 kg/per person in Helicopter. Kedarnath temple is approx 300 mts away from Helipad and straight path is t follow to reach at temple.

Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.  

Day 02: Guptkashi/Sitapur – Gaurikund – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 18kms Trek)   HT : 3384 MTS.
Before Sunrise, we drive to Gaurikund, to start trek start to Kedarnath Ji on foot /Pony / Doli. Pilgrims should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Join evening  aarti at  Kedarnath Temple. After darshan return for dinner and night stay.
Kedarnath: 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 remaining 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.

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Note: Pls note accommodation at Kedarnath ji is very basic and even hot water shall provide through buckets only. Pilgrims has high altitude or breathing problems must take advice from your personal doctors.

Sight Seeing : Kedarnath Temple
Day 03: Kedarnath – Guptkashi – Govindghat / Auli / Joshimath(18 Kms Down Trek & 200kms by Road)  
05:00 am is the time to reach for morning general darshan however people has booked Rudrabhishek may get early darshan, after puja and breakfast  trek down to Gaurikund, your driver will meet you at Soneprayag for further drive to Govindghat / Auli / Joshimath. Overnight Stay In Govindghat / Auli / Joshimath.
Day 04: Govindghat – Badrinath (22 kms /1hr) 
After breakfast start drive to Badrinath Ji, Bow your head at Pandukeshwar for Yog dhyan Badri and at famous Hanuman Chatti. After Kanchan Ganga the premises of Lord Badrinath Ji welcome the pilgrims. On arrival at Vishnu dham go straight to the temple for Darshan & Puja. After darshan time free for Pind daan or visit other sight seeing of Badrinath Ji as Ganesh Gufa, Vyas Gufa & Bhim Pul. After spending whole day in the serenity of Badrinath Ji, Overnight Stay In Badrinath. 

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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.
Vasudhara : 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 05 : Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165 Kms – 6 Hrs) / Kirtinagar (190 Kms – 7 Hrs)
After Breakfast, Visit Mana Village, Check Out From Hotel. Later Drive to Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar. Check In Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 06: Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar – Devprayag – Rishikesh (160kms/6hr)
To sum up start drive to Haridwar. enroute visit Nandprayag, Karanprayag Devprayag. Later Drop at Haridwar or Dehradun Airport.

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