Haridwar –Guptkashi (210kms/ 7hr) Height: 1319 MTS
Morning pick up from railway station/hotel and drive to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. On the way, you’ll see the attractive watercourse Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Guptakashi. Keep long at Guptakashi.
Guptakashi:- The name Gupt Kashi means that “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were checking out a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Guptkashi, however later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, wherever the Pandavas finally got their want fulfilled. There is a lot of tangible relation as well-the Kedarnath pandas (priests) board Guptkashi throughout the winter months, and once the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), wherever it stays for the winter.
Guptkashi Weather – Agreeable in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 Celcius. Cold in winters.
Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 19kms Trek one way) Height: 3384 MTS
The morning after breakfast departure for Kedarnath Dham. Enjoy Kedarnath Darshan. Stay overnight at Kedarnath.
By Helicopter: Morning our driver will drop you your prebook Helipad. you can inform driver regarding your time of arrival whether or not it will by helicopter or by trek, in order that driver is going to be there to choose you up.
By Trek: Morning our driver will drop you at Sonprayag then you have to arranged local jeep for Gaurikund & then your trek start for Kedarnath ji. After darshan, you follow same & back to Son Prayag. Then you have got to the organized local car for Gaurikund & then your trek begins for Kedarnath JI. When darshan you follow same & back to Son Prayag. There’s huge parking issue so the driver will back to different palace if his contact no. In not operating then you have got to require a different taxi or await your driver.
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one in every one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, maybe a scenic spot located, against the scene of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva. According to legend, the Pandavas when having won over the Kaurava within the Kurukshetra war, feel guilty of getting killed their own brothers and wanted the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and whereas fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath within the variety of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface.
Kedarnath Weather – due to its high elevation the weather in Kedarnath remains cold for many a part of the year. Summer here is cool and agreeable whereas winter is severe. Throughout summer season the temperature varies around 20°Celsius. Lightweight woollen wear is usually recommended. Winter season in Kedarnath is severe with the mercury falling to as low as 0°Celsius. During this point, the place experiences snowfall as well. Due to the intense climate of weather, this point is sometimes avoided by tourists.
After morning darshan, back to Guptkashi, by Track or helicopter. Stay overnight at hotel
Guptkashi – Badrinath (160kms/7hr) Height: 3133 MTS
After morning breakfast, moving for Badrinath (06:00 Am). Check in to the hotel arrival in Badrinath. After pilgrims having a bath in the Taptikund has the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in the evening. Brahma Kapal is important for Pind Daan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spots like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Mata Murti, Charan Paduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinath Ji. Stay overnight at Badrinath.
Badrinath one of the ‘Ancient Four Dhams’ is one of the most famous pilgrim spots of the country and is situated at a spread 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”.
Tapti Kund: Natural pertaining to heat springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bath before entering the Badrinath temple.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara: As the name suggests, Vasundhara is a magnificent and beautiful waterfall. This place is 5 km. From Badrinath out of which 2 km. is motorable up to Mana.
Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a heavy 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.
Badrinath Weather: The average maximum temperature will be around 18° Celsius and the average minimum is 8° Celsius. Warm and woollen clothes are hence required for a stay in Badrinath throughout the year. Winter in Badrinath is often accompanied by snow falls. Winter is very chilly with an average temperature of 5° Celsius. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually avoided by tourists and closed.
Badrinath – Joshimath – Srinagar (180kms/7hr) Height: 895 MTS
The morning after breakfast, a driver for Srinagar.
Srinagar Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 degree Celsius, winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20 deg to 05 deg.
Srinagar – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)
After morning breakfast, moving for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh ‘place of sages’ could be a celebrated spiritual city on the bank of Ganga and is enclosed by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on 3 sides. It’s same that once Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of” Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be referred to as Rishikesh. Check in hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla. Drop at train depot or hotel.