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Do Dham Gangotri & Yamunotri Yatra Tour Package 2017-18

Do Dham Gangotri & Yamunotri Yatra Tour Package 2017-18




The picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga, the stream of life, touched earth fro the first time. According to mythology, Goddess Ganga, the daughter of heaven, manifested herself in the form a river to absolve the sins of king Bhagirath's predecessors, following his severe penance of 5500 years. Lord Shiva received into his matted locks to minimize the impact of her fall. The river itself begins at Gangotri which literally means Ganga Uttari or Ganga descending She came to be called Bhagirathi at her legendary source. The Shrine of Gangotri situated at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level amidst captivating surroundings along the right bank of Bhagirathi is 100 km from Uttarkashi. The Shrine of Gangotri opens during the last week of April or the first week of May, on the auspicious day od Akshaya Tritiya. The temples opening is preceded by a special Puja of Ganga both inside the temple as well as on the river bank. The temple's closes on the day of Diwali followed by a formal closing ceremony amidst a row of oil lamps. It is believed that the Goddess retreats to Mukhwa, her winter abode (12 km downstream) The temple was constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander Amar Sigh Thapa. The existing temple is said to be the one reconstructed by the Jaipur dynasty. Every year thousands of pilgrims through the sacred shrine between May & October. The Pujaris & brahmins are from the village of Mukhwa. The water from Gangotri is carried to offer to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this water has amrit (nectar) in it and will soothe the throat of Shiva who gulp the poison.

The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Peak (3615 m) & situated opposite to Gangotri. The actual source a frozen lake of ice & glacier (Champasar glacier) located on the kalind mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented generally as it is not accessible and hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The tiny Yamuna has icy cold water and its absolute innocence and the infantile purity heightens that deep feeling of reverence, Yamunoyri for the devout. The temple of Yamuna is on the left bank of Yamuna constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna like Ganga has been elavated to the status of divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization.

Gangotri and Yamunotri – do dham yatra will take you to the two famous Hindu pilgrimage destinations associated with the goddess Ganga & Yamuna. Yatra have a great importance and significance especially among the people of Hindu religion. Pilgrims believe that Chardham yatra washes away all sins and opens doors for “Moksha”. Every human being should consider visiting these four Holy places at least once in their lifetime. Millions of devotees visit this auspicious holy yatra and pay homage to the temples every year. It is commonly believed that undertaking a journey to these Pilgrim locations remove all sins as a human being whatever you have done in your past life. The yatra offers you sense of belongingness, heart Purity and act of self-actualization in life.

Road Route Map to Gangotri :

Delhi – Haridwar (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs) . Haridwar – Uttarkashi (192 Km/ 7 to 8 hrs Journey) . Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Km / 3 to 4 hrs) . Uttarkashi – Haridwar (240 Km / 9 to 10 hrs)

  • Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar city is an ancient and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.
Road Route Map to Yamunotri :

Rishikesh – Narendranagar (16 km) – Chamab (46 km) – Brahmkhal (15 km) – Barkot (40 km) – SayanaChatti (27 km) – HanumanChatti (6 km) – PhoolChatti (5 km) – JankiChatti (3 km) – Yamunotri (6 km)

  • Dharasu to Yamunotri: 107 kms
  • The best route to visit Yamunotri is via Dehardun and Barkot. Just in case you are coming from Haridwar-Rishikesh then the road to Yamunotri diverts from Dharasu bifurcation point. Yamunotri is Well connected to Haridwar , Dehradun , Chamba, Tehri, Barkot, Hanuman Chatti and Janki Chatti. Hanuman Chatti to Phool Chatti is 5 km by jeep, 3 km Phool Chatti to Janki Chatti on foot and 5 km from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri by trek (8 km trek), the roadhead for Yamunotri is connected by bus services of Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyavstha Samiti to Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major centres in the region.

Day Itinerary 6 Days 5 Night :

  • Day 01 : Upon your arrival at Haridwar, check in into your hotel.

    Located at the feet of the splendid Shivaliks, Haridwar, which literally means entrance to God's realm is a wonderful gateway to the majestic Ganges. The river makes way to the plains form this holy city. It is also the same site where the great Suryavanshi Prince Bhagirath performed severe penances to salvage the souls of his ancestors who were cursed by the great sage Kapila. As his austerities were answered, the mighty River Ganges flowed down from the thick locks of Lord Shiva and thus blessed the sixty thousand sons of King Sagara, who were subsequently revived. Following the same tradition of Bhagirath, devotees and pilgrims pray for the salvation of their ancestors in the holy water of Ganga.

    In the evening, attend the wonderful “Ganga Arti" by the river bank at Har ki Pauri. The sight of hundreds of floating earthen lamps is a breathtaking sight. drive towards Hanuman Chatti. On the way, make a stopover in Mussoorie. Thereafter, have lunch in Mussoorie and leave by road for Synachatti. Upon arrival in Synachatti, you will be transferred to the hotel for dinner and night stay..
  • Day 02 : Syanna Chatti To Yamunotri To Syanna Chatti

    Post breakfast in the morning, enjoy a pony ride/trek to Yamunotri. On reaching Yamunotri, visit the temple for paying respect in the feet of the river goddess. Following your visit to the temple, trek down to Synachatti. Upon arrival in Synachatti .

    Return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
  • Day 03 : Syanna Chatti To Uttarkashi Drive 6-7 Hrs.

    Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Uttarkashi. Upon arrival in Uttarkashi, check into the hotel for dinner and night stay.
  • Day 04 : Uttarkashi To Gangotri Drive 5 Hrs.

    Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Gangotri. On reaching Gangotri, move to the hotel pre-booked for your stay. In the evening, have Darshan at the temple and partake in the Ganga Aarti. Stay overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 05 : Gangotri To Uttarkashi

    Post breakfast in the morning, drive to Uttarkashi. Upon arrival in Uttarkashi, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 06 : Uttarkashi To Haridwar

    in the morning, drive to Haridwar for onward journey.


Gangotri Highlight :



  • Gangotri Temple: As the legend goes, King Bhagirath used to worship Lord Shiva at the sacred stone, near which this 18th century temple is located. The slab on which King Bhagirath is believed to have meditated is called Bhagirathi Shila. The mother Ganga is worshipped as Goddess and the holy river in the temple. Before performing the Puja rituals, a holy dip in the Ganga flowing nearby the temple is a must. The Pujari's (priest) belong to Brahmin community from Mukhwa village. Ten of them are selected by rotation every year to perform all the functions covering the temple and they also perform the duties of pandas.
  • Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.
  • Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.
  • Kedar Tal : This spectacular and enchanting lake is situated at a distance of about 18 Kms. from Gangotri, negotiable through a rough and tough mountain trail. The trek is very tiring and there are testing moments even for a hardly trekker. There is no facility of any kind on the way and one has to make all arrangements in advance. A local guide is a must. The lake is crystal clear with the mighty Thalaysagar (Sphatikl-ing) peak forming a splendid backdrop. The place is about 4000 mts. above sea-level and is the base camp for trekking to the Thalaysagar, Jogin, Bhrigupanth and other peaks.
  • Dayara Bugyal : Bugyal in the local language means "high altitude meadow," The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari a place on Uttarkashi-Gangotri road about 28 Kms. from Uttarkashi. Vehicles can go up to the village of Barsu from where one has to trek a distance of about 8 Kms. to reach Dayara and other route is via village Raithal, 10 Kms. from Bhatwari, from where one has to trek about 7 Kms. to Dayara Bugyal. Situated at an elevation of about 3048 mts., this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty. During winter it provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq. Kms. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking. There is a small lake in the area and to camp by this side is a memorable event. From this spot one can trek down to Dodi-Tal which is about 22 Kms. away, through dense forests.
  • Sat-Tal : Sat-Tal, meaning seven lakes, is situated just above Dharali, 2 Kms. beyond Harsil. The trek of about 5 Kms. is rewarding as this group of lakes is situated amid beautiful natural surroundings. It also provides lovely camp sites.
  • Gaumukh : The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is held in high esteem by the devotes who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water. It is 18 Kms. trek from Gangotri. The trek is easy and at times people come back to Gangotri the same day.


Yamunotri Highlight :



  • Temple of Goddess Yamuna : The temple was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. The temple remains closed from November to April/ May.
  • Surya Kund : There are a number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund is known for its very high temperature of 190° F. Pilgrim cook rice & potatoes here to offer to deity in the temple.
  • Divya Shila : Near Surya Kund there is a slab of stone known as Dibya Shila or the slab of divine light. This slab is worshipped before puja is offered to Yamuna.
  • Jankichatti : 216 km from Rishikesh, this is the last halting point en route Yamunotri. This is the place where all pilgrims have to return for the night halt, the same day because of the extremely limited accommodation options available at Yamunotri. The 6 km trek to Yamunotri from here is a steep climb & thus has to be started on early morning to return to Jankichatti for night halt, the same day. Ponies & dandies can be arranged a day before for negotiating the trek for those unable to cope with trek physically. The thermal springs here offer a spectacular sight and a refreshing bath for the pilgrims. Surroundings the place are lush valley with a profusion of confirms, rhododenrons, cacti & several species of Himalayan shurbs and one can enjoy panoramic view of the fabled snow-clad Yamunotri peaks.
  • Hanumanchatti : Hanumanchatti is the last motorhead on way to Yamunotri & is the hub of activities in season. It is a place of confluence of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers, from where the trek to Dodital (3,307 m) starts. The trek from Hanumanchatti starts with a gentle climb and the 7 km trek through Phoolchatti & Jankichatti is most enjoyable as the path trails its way through wooded hills & meadows shaded with beautiful green, while the fragrance of the Himalayn trees & shurbs permeate the cool mountain etc.
  • Lakhamandal : This is a cultural and historical trek in the Jaunsar - Babar region, at the foothills of the stately Garhwal Himalayas. The tribes here, known as Jaunsaris, practice polygamy and polyandry. Lakhamandal is a large village on the banks of Yamuna, known for its temple ruins. The ruins at Lakhamandal give an indication that in the past it must have been a major temple town. Many believe that Lakhamandal is the same Lakhshagriha described in Mahabharat.
  • Kaurava Prince Duryodhana had built a palace made of lac, in which he tried to burn the Pandavas alive. The villagers believe that there is a secret passage that emerges few kilometers downstream today in the center of the village there is a Temple dedicated to Bhagwati and Lord Shiva. In the temple complex stand two life size stone statues. Perhaps they are the Dwarpals of a much older temple. With the legend of Jay and Vijay, the Dwarpals at the gates of heaven. But most of the villagers believe the statues to be that of Bhima and Arjuna.


Cost Includes :



  • - Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room)
  • - Breakfast and Dinner in deluxe hotel(4 B +4 D)
  • - Only Breakfast in Budget hotel(4 B )
  • - Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle )
  • - State taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.


Cost Does Not Includes :-



  • 3.09% Govt. Service Tax, All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.


Cancellation & Operational Policy : -



  • No cancellation charges 20 days before the starting date
  • 50% between 20 days to 10 Days
  • No refunds thereafter.
  • If any part of Packages is not availed, refunds cannot be claimed for and neither is any part of Packages exchangeable with some other services. In case extension of a tour is required, supplement as applicable would be paid directly to us by the clients.
  • We sincerely hope the above information is in order and as per your requirement. Incase if you need any further information or clarification please feel free to get in touch with us. Your earliest reply in this will help us to get your reservations confirmed without any hassles. We recommend you to forward us the Demand Draft as soon as possible in advance in order to confirm your booking from our end. The Demand Draft will be drawn in favor of Indo Himalaya . payable Rishikesh Uttarakhand .