After arriving at Haridwar Railway Station, our tour representative will help you with an assisted transfer to the Guptkashi. After arriving, check-in at the hotel and get your medical check-up done before starting the trek. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Guptkashi is a perfect stopover for those traveling to Kedarnath. This place house two ancient temples which include Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple. You can visit these temples and also take a walk in the serene backdrop of the enchanting snow-clad peaks of Chaukhamba Mountains.
Dinner and overnight in Guptkashi.
After early morning breakfast, complete the check- out formalities and begin driving to Sonprayag, the base from where your 20 km trek to Kedarnath starts. You can hire a palanquin (palki) or pony to complete the trek (Cost Excluded). River Mandakini is one of the prime tributaries of the holy Ganges, originating from Kedarnath and flowing through Gaurikund. The loud chants of 'Jai Bhole Nath' can be heard all around. On reaching Kedarnath, check into the Camps/Lodges.
Dinner and Overnight at Camps/Lodges.
Today, leave your beds early in the morning, preferably before dawn. Take a bath and visit the Kedarnath Temple to attend the 'Abhishek' ceremony at 04:45 am. Enter the Garbha Griha to bow down in front of the idol and seek the blessings from Lord Shiva. After darshan and puja, come back to the Camps / Lodges. Later on, start the 20 km trek back to Sonprayag from Kedarnath. Vehicles are waiting for you at the Sonprayag Car Parking. Start your return journey to the Guptkashi.
Have a sumptuous dinner in the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Guptkashi.
On day 4, have your breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Hit the road for the onward journey to Badrinath via Joshimath. After arriving in Badrinath, check-in at the hotel and relax for some time. Enjoy refreshments. The holy town of Badrinath is an important destination of Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the evening, head towards the Badrinath Temple. En-route halt at Tapt Kund or Hot Spring for taking bath. Continue towards the Badrinath Temple. This temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu and a sacred site for the Vaishnavites. Seeks blessings there and spend some time amidst the divine aura.
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Badrinath.
On the 5th day, get ready to visit the Badrinath Temple to pay homage early in the morning. After darshan, you will come back to the hotel for having breakfast. Thereafter, leave the hotel for sightseeing. Visit Mana Village - inhabited by Indo-Mongolian tribe. It is the last village on the Indo-Tibetan border. Next you will visit Vyas Gufa - the ancient cave where sage Vyas stayed while writing the four Vedas, Ganesh Gufa - the cave where Lord Ganesha composed Mahabharata, the Hindu epic, and Mata Murti Temple - placed on the banks of River Alaknanda. It is dedicated to Mata Murti, mother of Nara and Narayana.
After the sightseeing tour, hit the road to arrive at Rudraprayag. En-route halt at Karnaprayag, the confluence of River Pindar and River Alaknanda. It is one of the Panch Prayag of River Alaknanda. Continue to the holy town of Rudraprayag, the confluence of Rivers Alaknanda and River Mandakini. On reaching, check-in at the hotel in Rudraprayag. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can spend some time on the bank of the river or stroll around the streets of the city.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Post early morning breakfast, begin driving to the spiritual city of Rishikesh. Placed in the foothills of Himalayas, it is renowned as the 'Yoga Capital of the World'. After reaching Rishikesh, visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, two popular attractions in Rishikesh. These are iron suspension bridges with the mythological connections. Later, you will have an assisted transfer to the Haridwar Railway Station for your onward journey.