Do Dham - Yamunotri and Gangotri(6 Nights)

New Delhi, Haridwar, Barkot, Uttarkashi, New Delhi

for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Streams flowing around Harsil
Riverside at Harsil (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 May 2013)
Himalayan Views from Harsil

Do Dham - Yamunotri and Gangotri 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.


Haridwar(1) - Barkot(2) - Uttarkashi(2) - Haridwar(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Haridwar. Evening Har Ki Pauri Darshan
  • Day-2 Haridwar - Barkot
  • Day-3 Barkot -Yamunotri - Barkot
  • Day-4 Barkot - Uttarkashi
  • Day-5 Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi
  • Day-6  Uttarkashi - Haridwar Via Rishikesh
  • Day-7 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Barkot - Yamunotri Temple (50.00 kms)

Haridwar - Har ki Pauri (2.00 kms), Triveni Ghat (22.00 kms), Lakshman Jhula (30.00 kms), Ram Jhula (30.00 kms)

Uttarkashi - Kashi Vishwanath Temple Uttarkashi (0.50 kms), Maneri Riverside (13.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - New Delhi Departure - New Delhi
Best Season to Travel
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  • Feb
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  • May
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guest many extend a night or two to visit Rishikesh and enjoy Ganga riverside spirituality / Yoga / Meditation experience there.

  • New Delhi to Haridwar -225 kms (6 hrs)
  • Haridwar to Barkot -175 kms (6 hrs)
  • Barkot to Uttarkashi -71 kms (3 hrs)
  • Uttarkashi to Haridwar -171 kms (6 hrs)
  • Haridwar to New Delhi -225 kms (6 hrs)

New Delhi - Haridwar(1) - Barkot(2) - Uttarkashi(2) - Haridwar(1) - New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Haridwar. Evening Har Ki Pauri Darshan Arrival at Haridwar. Haridwar is a renowned Ganga riverside pilgrimage and a base point for Char Dham yatra. Evening Har Ki Pauri arti, considered one of the must visit spiritual experience

Day-2 Haridwar - Barkot Travel from Haridwar to Barkot via Uttarkashi (215 kms - 6-7 hours). Reach by afternoon. Barkot is base point to visit Yamunotri.

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. Return to Janaki Chatti in the evening & proceed back to Barkot.

Day-4 Barkot - Uttarkashi Leave for Uttarkashi (150 kms - 6 hours). Enroute stop at temples, and riverside areas. Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple in evening.

Day-5 Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi  After breakfast, we proceed to Gangotri enroute enjoy picturesque Harsil valley, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. Reach at temple Darshan and perform pooja

Day-6  Uttarkashi - Haridwar Via Rishikesh Depart for Haridwar (175 kms - 6 hours). Enroute visit Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula at Rishikesh

Day-7 Departure Depart for Delhi for onward departure.

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.

Haridwar :

  • Har ki Pauri - Hark Ki Pauri (also known as Brahmakund) is where evening Arti is conducted and the Arti is nothing short of a spiritual experience for even a non-hindu or a non-pilgrim. Its kind of a crowded area and gets even more crowded once every 12 years when Kumbh Mela is held here.

  • Triveni Ghat - Evening aarti is performed at Triveni Ghat. Ashes of the dead and ceremonies related to Shradh are performed here. Triveni is also a bathing Ghat where pilgrims take a dip in holy Ganga River.

  • Lakshman Jhula - Lakshman Jhula (1939) is a 450 ft hanging rope bridge on river ganges near Tapovan area in Rishikesh. It connects guests arriving on the other side of the river to the bathing ghats area. Its believed at this place Lakshman (Brother of Lord Rama) build a jute bridge to cross over the river and therefore the spot is also considered holy. A five storey temple is built on the other side of the bridge.

  • Ram Jhula - Ram Jhula is a bigger and more picturesque than Lakshman Jhula but surprisingly lesser known. It leads to a few known Ashrams in the area.

Uttarkashi :

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple Uttarkashi - Uttarkashi has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town and is visited by Chaar Dham circuit Devotees.

  • Maneri Riverside - A riverside area enroute Yamunotri where many pilgrim camps catering to Chardham sector pilgrims are set up.

Destination Overview

New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.

Haridwar - Haridwar is situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River and visiting various temples and Ghats is considered a spiritual experience.

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.

Uttarkashi - Uttarkashi town enroute to Chaar Dhaam Pilgrimage which attract a lot of Hindu pilgrims (May-Oct). When rafting in Tons river is conducted here in May-June period. There are many trekking routes around and therefore regular on the Himalayan trekking and adventure circuit.

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  • New Delhi to Haridwar -225 kms (6 hrs)
  • Haridwar to Barkot -175 kms (6 hrs)
  • Barkot to Uttarkashi -71 kms (3 hrs)
  • Uttarkashi to Haridwar -171 kms (6 hrs)
  • Haridwar to New Delhi -225 kms (6 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Haridwar Pilgrimage

Haridwar at 225 kms from Delhi is a Pilgrim town in the banks of river Ganga (also known at Ganges more

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  • New Delhi to Haridwar -225 kms (6 hrs)
  • Haridwar to Barkot -175 kms (6 hrs)
  • Barkot to Uttarkashi -71 kms (3 hrs)
  • Uttarkashi to Haridwar -171 kms (6 hrs)
  • Haridwar to New Delhi -225 kms (6 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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