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EK DHAM YATRA (SRI KEDARNATH JI YATRA)

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EK DHAM YATRA (SRI KEDARNATH JI YATRA)

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Destination Covered: Haridwar, Kedarnath, Guptkashi
Package Tags: EK Dham Yatra

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Uttarakhand Char Dham Yatra or journey to four holy shrines commences from Yamunotri, then
proceeds to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. These for sites mark the spiritual
source of four holy rivers: the Yamuna (at Yamunotri), the Ganges (at Gangotri), the Mandakini
(at Kedarnath), and the Alaknanda (at Badrinath). Hindus consider visiting the Char Dham to be
very auspicious at least once in life time. Not only is it believed to wash away all sins, it will also
ensure release from the cycle of birth and death.


DAY 01, ARRIVE HARIDWAR: Arrive Haridwar. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel. In the
evening witness the aarti at Har Ki Pauri. It is truly a divine experience, aroma of incense, flowers,
and musical instruments create an ambiance of divine bliss. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in
Haridwar.
Haridwar
Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu
pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state,
where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills.
The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har
Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping
ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off
the steps. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals
including the annual Kanwar Mela.


Day 02: HARIDWAR– GUPTAKASHI (215 Km / 7 to 8 hrs): After early morning breakfast check
out from the hotel and drive for Guptkashi/Rampur/Sitapur. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of
the day free to explore the Guptkashi town and local temples. Dinner and Overnight stay at
hotel/Camps in Guptkashi.
Guptkashi
The name Gupt Kashi means "Hidden Benares.
Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers
were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji 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.


Day 03: GUPTKASHI/SITAPUR – SONPRAYAG – KEDARNATH (30 Km OR 18 Kms drives + 20
Km trek / 07-08 Hrs ): Early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to
Sonprayag. From where, you will start your 20 km trek to Kedarnath. You can hire a Doli or a
horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). Mandakini, one of the main tributaries of the Ganges
originates at Kedarnath and flows through Gaurikund. Trudging with you are pilgrims chanting
"Jai Bholenath." Sometimes the mist would envelop the mountains and slowly lift away,
revealing a shiny blinding-white peak that threatens to rupture the skies. On arrival check in at
Govt. Camps/Lodges. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel/Lodges in Kedarnath.
Kedarnath
The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against
the backdrop of the majesticKedarnath 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.


Day 04: KEDARNATH – SONPARYAG – GUPTKASHI / SITAPUR (20 Km trek down/18 Kms OR 30
Kms Drives / 05-10 Kms hotel drive): Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking
bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the 'Abhishek' to Kedarnath Shiva. Everyone can go
inside Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the
deity etc. After darshan and puja you come out of the temple and return to the Camps / Lodges.
Later you'll start the return trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for
you in Sonprayag Car Parking and you'll drive to your hotel (Sitapur)/Guptkashi. Dinner and
Overnight stay at hotel/Camps in Guptkashi.


Day 05: GUPTKASHI – HARIDWAR (215 Km / 7 to 8 hrs): Morning breakfast at hotel, check-out
and drive back to Haridwar en-route visiting Dev Prayag and Rishikesh. On arrival in Haridwar
check-in at hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Haridwar.

 

DAY 06, HARIDWAR – ONWARD DESTINATION: Today in time transfer to rail way station/
airport to board train/ flight back home. *** SERVICES END ***

Note : Kindly note distance & driving hours mentioned in the itinerary are approximate, it will
be more or less depend on road condition & traffic on any particular day.

Sr. No.   Destinations     Nights stay   Standard Hotel      Deluxe Hotel       Luxury Hotel
1            Haridwar         02 Nights       The Urmi               Holiday Inn          Hotel Godwin
2            Guptakashi     02 Nights       Hotel Mritunjaya    Camp Nirvana     Camp Nirvana
Palace
3            Kedarnath       01 Night        Hotel Dwarikesh    Hotel Dwarikesh  Sarovar Portico

No. of Pax         Standard Hotel          Deluxe Hotel           Luxury Hotel         Vehicle Uses

                           Cost Per Person      Cost Per Person      Cost Per Person

2 Pax                  INR 21990.00          INR 23970.00          INR 36500.00        Indigo/ Dzire
4 Pax                  INR 18500.00          INR 20500.00          INR 31300.00        Toyoto Innova
6 Pax                  INR 17200.00          INR 19200.00          INR 29980.00        Toyoto Innova
8 Pax                  INR 15300.00          INR 17300.00          INR 27500.00        Tempo Travellers
10 Pax                INR 14100.00          INR 16100.00          INR 25900.00        Tempo Travellers
12 Pax                INR 13300.00          INR 15300.00          INR 24900.00        Tempo Travellers
GST will be extra as applicable.

Package includes :
? 05 Nights accommodation at above mentioned/similar hotels on twin sharing basis.
? Buffet breakfast & Dinner at all hotels.
? All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary using Car/ Innova/ Tempo (No AC on
hills).
? 02 bottle of mineral water daily per guest
? Evening tea with cookies in all hotels

Package Excludes :
? Air Fare/Train Fare and visa fee.
? Travel/medical insurance.
? Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips.
? Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
? Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
? Guide, Entrance Fees & camera fee.
? Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be
borne by the clients directly on the spot).
? The Above given rates are not valid during Long Weekends & Festive Season.
? The Goods and Service Tax will be extra on the total billing.

Note: Due to non-availability of rooms on above indicative hotels similar/alternate hotels shall be
provided.

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Terms and Conditions

Payment Terms & Methods :
* 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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