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Do Dham - Yamunotri and Gangotri
(6 Nights)

Holiday Overview

Streams flowing around Harsil
Riverside at Harsil
Himalayan Views from Harsil
Yamunotri

This is a pilgrim break that includes Yamunotri and Gangotri i.e. first half of the classic Chaar Dham Itinerary. Yamunotri (Origin of River Yamuna) and Gangotri (Origin of River Ganga) is not only rewarding from Pilgrimage perspective but also present excellent drives and views enroute.

Route

Chamba(1) - Barkot(2) - Harsil(2) - Chamba(1)

Summarised Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival at Dehradun and travel to Sursingdhar (New Tehri).
  • Day-2 New Tehri - Barkot
  • Day-3 Barkot -Yamunotri - Barkot
  • Day-4 Barkot - Harsil
  • Day-5 Harsil - Gangotri - Harsil
  • Day-6 Harsil - New Tehri
  • Day-7 Depart

Sightseeing Summary

Barkot - Yamunotri Temple (50.00 kms)

Harsil - Suryakund Waterfalls (5.00 kms), Gangotri Temple (21.00 kms), Pandav Gufa (25.00 kms), Gangnani Hot Springs (27.00 kms), Gaumukh Glacier (28.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination

Arrival - Dehradun Departure - Dehradun

Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to depart out of Delhi will require a night in transit at Haridwar at the end.

Distances

  • Dehradun to Chamba -100 kms (3 hrs)
  • Chamba to Barkot -102 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Barkot to Harsil -129 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Harsil to Chamba -146 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chamba to Dehradun -100 kms (3 hrs)

Route

Chamba(1) - Barkot(2) - Harsil(2) - Chamba(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Dehradun and travel to Sursingdhar (New Tehri). Arrival at Dehradun and travel to Sursingdhar (New Tehri) (6300+ ft asl - 85 kms from Airport and 110 kms from Dehradun Railway Station).

Day-2 New Tehri - Barkot Depart from New Tehri, have lunch enroute and reach Barkot (5500 ft asl - 120 kms - 4 hours) by late afternoon / evening.

Day-3 Barkot -Yamunotri - Barkot Leave for Hanuman Chatti (35 kms - 1.5 hours), after reaching here take a local jeep/taxi to reach Janakichatti (7 kms), from there start a rigorous trek of 5 kms one-way. After reaching Yamunotri take a holy achman (Holy Dip) in the hotwater Kund and this starts a sacred Chardham Yatra piligrimage. Return to Janaki Chatti in the evening & proceed back to Barkot.

Day-4 Barkot - Harsil Leave for Harsil (7800 ft asl - 129 kms - 4 .5 hrs), a riverside stay (offering excellent views) where camps and hotels are located and acts as a base point to visit Gangotri. Enroute stop at Uttarkashi for lunch. On the way stop at Gangnani for hot water spring dip. Reach Harsil by late afternoon / evening.

Day-5 Harsil - Gangotri - Harsil Drive to Gangotri (9500+ ft asl, 22 kms one-way) would take about 1 hr along the Bhagirathi river and passes through dense forests. Once at Gangotri, go for the darshan in the main temple. Later visit the Suryakund waterfalls and the Pandav Gufa which is along the trail leading to Gaumukh. There is also a natural Shivling in the river here, which is visible in the winter months when the water level goes down. Towards evening head back towards Harsil.

Day-6 Harsil - New Tehri Travel from Harsil to New Tehti (Via Uttarkashi, 170 Kms - 5 Hrs), Enjoy views enroute.

Day-7 Depart Depart for Onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Barkot: -
  • Yamunotri Temple - Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River which is one of the major rivers of India. Yamunotri temple is one of four the temples in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. Guests also visit Janki Chatti and Suryakund (Hot Springs) and Divya Shilla, a rock pillar as part of the pilgrimage.
Harsil: -
  • Suryakund Waterfalls - Suryakund are a set of waterfalls that are visited enroute to Gangotri.
  • Gangotri Temple - Gangotri (9000+ ft asl) is one of the four pilgrimages part of the Char Dham circuit. Gangotri is where holy river emerges for the first time.
  • Pandav Gufa - The Pandav Gufa is a 1.5 km trek from Gangotri where it is believed that Pandavas meditated on their way to Kailash.
  • Gangnani Hot Springs - Gangnani, also known as Rishikund tirth, is the place where devotees generally prefer to bathe in a hot water thermal spring before moving on towards Gangotri
  • Gaumukh Glacier - Gaumukh Glacier is origin of Holy River Ganga. It is a stiff trek from Gangotri and guests typically stay overnight at Gangotri before taking up the trek next day morning. Guests also visit Tapovan where close range views of Shivling and major peaks are visible from here.

Destination Overview

Dehradun - Dehradun is capital city of Uttaranchal State (Now "Uttarakhand") and therefore visited by business traveler. Its an access point to many destinations in the area including Mussoorie, Kanatal, Chamba etc. Dehradun is home to some getaway resorts and destination spas as well.

Chamba - Chamba is situated at 8500 ft asl and 30 kilometers farther from Kanatal and about 60 km from Mussoorie. Chamba lies enroute to Gangotri (one of the Chaar Dhams) and therefore an important stopover.

Barkot - The junction point of Yamunotri and Har-Ki-Doon, Barkot is situated at an altitude of 5500+ ft asl. This is an important stopover on the Chaar Dham circuit.

Harsil - Harsil (7500+ ft asl) is a riverside hamlet, 26 kms short of Gangotri and stopover on the char Dham route. Harsil offers exceptional beauty being surrounded by Himalayan peaks, Green Valleys and Meadows with blooming crops

Chamba - Chamba is situated at 8500 ft asl and 30 kilometers farther from Kanatal and about 60 km from Mussoorie. Chamba lies enroute to Gangotri (one of the Chaar Dhams) and therefore an important stopover.

Access

Prefered Arrival
Prefered Departure
Dehradun
Dehradun
Dehradun
Dehradun

Distances

  • Dehradun to Chamba -100 kms (3 hrs)
  • Chamba to Barkot -102 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Barkot to Harsil -129 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Harsil to Chamba -146 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chamba to Dehradun -100 kms (3 hrs)

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Distances

  • Dehradun to Chamba -100 kms (3 hrs)
  • Chamba to Barkot -102 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Barkot to Harsil -129 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Harsil to Chamba -146 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chamba to Dehradun -100 kms (3 hrs)

Expert Speak

Chaar Dham sector is seasonal trip (Feasible Mid-May - Mid-Oct). While it may be tagged a Pilgrimage getaway but in reality it is as much as a Himalayan experience as much as its Pilgrimage getaway.

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