If you are planning to go for the Char Dham yatra in 2023, then this 6 days itinerary is something you should have a look at.
Yes, it is possible to complete Char Dham yatra in 6 days with this customizable Chardham Yatra package by helicopter to seek blessings at all the four holy shrines.
Here, we have compiled important information about the journey to help you plan the Char Dham yatra in 6 days and to keep you updated with the significant details.
6 Days Char Dham Yatra Itinerary
The Char Dham in Uttarakhand are four pilgrimage sites and the divine abode of different deities.
These are among the holiest destinations of Hindu pilgrimages.
During your pilgrimage, you will get opportunities to attend Aarti and Pooja at the temples and holy places of religious significance.
Day 1: Arrival in Dehradun
Your Char Dham Yatra starts with your arrival in Dehradun. Our tour representative will pick you up from the Dehradun airport or railway station and transfer you to the hotel.
Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and relax.
You will be provided with the duffle bag so that you will carry the necessary items with you as the rest of your luggage won’t be carried in the chopper.
The rest of the time is at your leisure.
You can explore the nearby places of the resort or relax in your room. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dehradun.
Day 2 Dehradun – Kharsali – Yamunotri – Kharsali
Complete the check-out formalities at 6 am and proceed to the Sahastradhara helipad to board the helicopter for Kharsali.
The chopper will take off at 7 am from Sahastradhara. At 7:30 am, you will reach the Kharsali helipad. Proceed to the hotel to freshen up.
Check-in at the hotel and unwind. Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel and at 9 am, start your tour to Yamunotri.
You can trek to the temple, which is 6 km from the base. Also, you can travel by pony/ palki.
On arrival at Yamunotri Temple, seek blessings from Goddess Yamuna. After Darshan, visit hot springs, Yamuna Mata Temple, and Shani Temple.
Later, return to the hotel in Kharsali, enjoy dinner, and have a sound sleep.
Day 3: Kharsali – Harsil – Gangotri – Harsil
Wake up early in the morning and complete the check-out formalities from the hotel at 6:30 am. Head towards Kharsali heli-base to board the chopper.
Fly to Harsil at 7:30 am and by 8 am you will reach Harsil, which is a beautiful valley located at the base of Gangotri Dham in Uttarakhand.
On arrival at Harsil, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and relax for a while.
Have breakfast at 9 AM and then off for Gangotri Dham.
Have darshan at Gangotri Temple and then return to Harsil.
Visit other attractions in Harsil such as Bagodi Village, Mukhwa Village, a beautiful nature walk near Jhalla, and Shiv Temple.
You can also enjoy a short trek to Chholmi village. After the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel in Harsil.
Day 4: Harsil – Sersi – Kedarnath Dham – Sersi
On the 4th day of the tour, wake up early in the morning and check out from the hotel at 7 am. Arrive at Harsil helipad to board a helicopter for Sersi.
Fly from Harsil at 8 am and reach Sersi base in half an hour. On arrival in Sersi, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and freshen up.
Enjoy breakfast around 10 am and head towards the helipad in Sersi to board a helicopter for Kedarnath Temple.
At Kedarnath Temple, seek blessings from Lord Shiva. Spend some time amidst serene environs and then head to the helipad for a return journey.
Later, visit other tourist attractions like Triyugi Narayan Temple, Kalimath Mandir, Gaurikund, and Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Guptkashi.
Overnight stay in Sersi.
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Day 5: Sersi – Badrinath
Have a scrumptious breakfast at 8 am and then complete the check-out formalities from the hotel.
Reach the Sersi helipad by 9 am to catch the flight for Badrinath. Board the chopper at 9:30 am from Sersi and you will arrive at Badrinath at 10 am.
On arrival, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and freshen up.
In the afternoon, you will visit Badrinath Temple for darshan.
After your visit to Badrinath Dham, you can visit other tourist places such as the hot spring at Badrinath Temple, Mana Village, and the local market.
Later, in the evening visit the Badrinath Temple again to attend the Swaran Aarti/ Chandi Aarti. Overnight stay at the hotel in Badrinath.
Optional: Swaran Aarti/ Chandi Aarti (charges extra)
Day 6: Chardham Yatra Concludes
Wake up a beautiful day and savor a delicious meal. Complete the check-out formalities at 9 am. Head towards the helipad at 10 am to board the flight.
You will reach the Sahastradhara helipad at 11 am. Here, you will be escorted to the hotel in Dehradun from where you will collect your luggage from the cloakrooms.
Afterward, you will have an assisted transfer to the airport or railway station for your onward journey.
Note: If you want a night stay in Dehradun on day 6, the same will be arranged at an extra cost. This change/ add-on to the itinerary must be informed to the travel agent at the time of booking.
How to reach
You can start Char Dham Yatra from Delhi, Haridwar, or Dehradun. There are two ways to undertake the Yatra – by road and by helicopter. If you are traveling by bus then you can start your sojourn from the national capital and if you choose Chardham Yatra by helicopter then you have to arrive at Dehradun to start the journey.
Here is a brief about how to reach the holy sites:
By Road: Char Dham Yatra package by road starts from Haridwar, Delhi, and Dehradun. This holy city is well-connected with the other major cities via road and rail networks. State transport and private buses ply to these holy pilgrimage sites. Taxis are also available easily from Haridwar and Rishikesh.
By Helicopter: Sahastradhara helipad, Dehradun is the base for the Chardham helicopter package. The helicopter service starts from Dehradun to Kharsali, which is about 6 km from Yamunotri Temple. Harsil helipad is the nearest base for Gangotri Temple, which is situated 25 km from the shrine. Badrinath and Kedarnath helipads are located near the temples within walking distance.
Where are the Char Dhams situated?
Char Dham Yatra comprises four holy shrines, which are located in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The location of pilgrimage sites are:
- Yamunotri Dham – Snuggled in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 3,293 m above sea level, Yamunotri Dham is situated at a 182 km distance from Dehradun and 226 km away from Haridwar.
- Gangotri Dham – Perched at an altitude of 3,100 m above sea level, Gangotri temple is situated in Uttarkashi district at a distance of 285 km from Haridwar and 240 km away from Dehradun.
- Kedarnath Dham – Located in the Rudra Himalayan Ranges near Mandakini River, Kedarnath is settled amidst the mountainscape of the Rudraprayag district. From Dehradun, Gangotri Temple is 254 km and from Haridwar, Kedarnath is around 125 km.
- Badrinath Dham – Snuggled between Nar and Narayan mountain ranges, Badrinath is situated in the Chamoli district. The distance from Kedarnath is 218 km and from Haridwar, it is 316 km away. From Dehradun, Badrinath is 334 km.
Opening Dates of Char Dham Yatra
|Char Dham Temples||Opening Dates|
|Yamunotri Temple||03rd May 2022|
|Gangotri Temple||03rd May 2022|
|Kedarnath Temple||06th May 2022|
|Badrinath Temple||08th May 2022|
The yatra for Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines starts from Akshaya Tritiya i.e., on May 15. The opening date of the Kedarnath Temple decides on Shivaratri and this year it will open on May 17. Badrinath Temple will open on May 18. Char Dham Yatra starts in April/ May and closes in October/ November near Deepavali every year.
The temples are open for six months and for the rest of the year it remain closed due to harsh weather and heavy snowfall. In the winter season, the idol from Kedarnath Temples shifts to the Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath, and from Badrinath Temple, the idols shift to the Narasimha Temple in Joshimath. From Gangotri Temple, the idols shift to Mukhimath in Uttarkashi, and from Yamunotri Temple, the idols shift to Khushimath in Kharsali. The devotees can visit there to seek blessings.
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Char Dham Yatra Online Registration
The registration for Char Dham Yatra is compulsory for devotees and there are two modes for this – online and offline. Chardham Yatra online booking is also available on the official website of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board (UCDDMB).
Offline Chardham Yatra registration is available at several locations such as Haridwar Railway station, Rishikesh Bus Stand, Janki Chatti, Guptkashi, Gangotri, Phata, Sonprayag, Kedarnath, Govindghat, and Uttarkashi.
If you are traveling by helicopter, then also you can register yourself for Yatra at Janki Chatti, Guptkashi, and Uttarkashi. The necessary documents required for registration are photo ID proof such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, and Passport. Read complete details here.
Essential Information for Char Dham Yatra Preparation
The visit to Chardham requires special preparation as these holy sites are located in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas where the weather remains cold throughout the year and for holy Yatra, there are some important requirements. Here is essential information which will help you to plan Char Dham Yatra:
- The biometric registration of Char Dham Yatra is compulsory.
- Carry photo identity proof such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID card, PAN Card, Driving License, or Passport. Make sure you will keep them handy.
- The accommodation facilities are available near all the four holy sites in Swiss Cottages, Deluxe hotels, and budget lodges. They are equipped with basic amenities and few can provide modern amenities as well. It is advisable to book your stay in advance as in the peak season, there are a few chances of getting good accommodation at a reasonable price.
- To reach the holy temples of Kedarnath and Yamunotri, you can hire a palki/palanquin, pony/ horse, and pithus from the Gaurikund and Janki Chatti respectively.
- It is advisable to carry warm jackets, gloves, sweaters, woolen socks, and raincoats during Yatra.
- Comfortable and sturdy shoes with good grip are highly recommendable.
- Make sure you will carry the necessary medicines including fever, cold cough, headache, and your prescribed medications.
- Pack a first aid kit with you, which consists of bandages, cotton, antiseptic cream, painkillers, and pain relievers.
Important points to remember During Char Dham Yatra
- The holy temples remain open from April to October and the rest of the year remains closed.
- Avoid traveling in the monsoon season, as the region experiences moderate to heavy rainfall due to which roads get blocked and helicopter services hinder.
- Carry heavy woolens in winters as the region experiences below zero degrees temperature. And, pack light woolens in summers as the temperature dips in the evening.
- Do not forget to carry sunscreen and sunglasses to avoid sunburn.
- Carry dry fruits, chocolates, chips, biscuits, and dry eatables.
- Carry a battery-operated torch, fully-charged power banks, and extra batteries for cameras.
- Only the BSNL network operates in the region. Read complete tips here.
Char Dham Yatra is a holy sojourn to four sacred shrines that are located in Uttarakhand namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. To attain salvation or Moksha is believed to be the ultimate state of liberation in Hinduism and Chardham Yatra takes you one step closer to accomplishing this goal. This is among the most revered pilgrimage circuits in the world.
The holy shrines are nestled in the lap of the lofty peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. You can complete Char Dham Yatra in 6 days and seek blessings at all the four holy sites of Uttarakhand.
These four religious sites are also known as Chota Char Dham as there is another holy circuit that comprises four pilgrimage sites, which was also established by Adi Shankracharya. This circuit is also called Char Dham and these shrines are located in four different locations of the country namely Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Dwarka in Gujarat, Puri in Orissa, and Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu.
Faqs about Chardham Yatra in 6 Days
Q. Is it safe to go for Char Dham Yatra in the monsoon? +-
Ans: Char Dham Yatra opens for only six months and the rest of the year it remains. Summer months are the best time to visit Char Dham Yatra. However, you can visit on Char Dham Yatra during monsoon months but it is advisable to carry an umbrella and raincoats so that the Yatra will not hinder you. Also, Uttarakhand experiences downpour in monsoon season so the chances of landslides increases. It is recommendable to keep buffer days with you in case of delay in the Yatra.
Q. How can I plan the Char Dham Yatra package by car? +-
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Q. How can I plan Char Dham Yatra from Delhi? +-
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Q. What is the cost of Char Dham Yatra in 6 Days? +-
Ans: The cost of Char Dham Yatra depends on several factors including the duration, starting and ending location of the country, type of accommodation, and mode of transportation. The average cost of Char Dham Yatra from Delhi for 12 days and 11 nights is INR 24,600 per person. The itineraries can be modified as per the requirement and budget. Contact for more information and to book the Char Dham Yatra package.