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About the Destinations:
Embark on the unforgettable Yamunotri Gangotri Dham Yatra, a spiritual pilgrimage to the holy shrines of Yamunotri and Gangotri. Situated in the majestic Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, these sacred destinations offer a perfect blend of natural beauty and profound spirituality.
Begin your journey with the enchanting Yamunotri Trek, where you’ll pay homage at the Yamunotri Temple and experience the serenity of the snow-covered mountains. Then, venture on the breathtaking Gangotri Trek, exploring the Gangotri glacier and witnessing the awe-inspiring landscapes of Tapovan. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura and discover the mythological stories associated with these sacred rivers.
Embark on the enchanting Yamunotri Trek, a journey to the sacred source of the holy River Yamuna. Located amidst the snow-covered Garhwal Himalayan mountains in Uttarkashi District, Yamunotri is one of the revered Char Dham pilgrimage sites. Prepare for a captivating experience as you witness alluring natural beauty and feel deep spirituality.
The Yamunotri Temple, dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Yamuna, was built by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur. Devout tourists visit this auspicious shrine to seek blessings. The trek is a remarkable adventure, offering unspoiled surroundings and unforgettable moments.
Starting from Dehradun, this 3-day trek is suitable for both amateurs and experienced trekkers. Travel to Jankichatti, the starting point, and immerse yourself in picturesque landscapes. On the second day, embark on the 12-kilometer trek, concluding your journey on the third day.
Embark on the unforgettable Gangotri Trek in Uttarakhand, where nature and spirituality intertwine. This remarkable journey covers a trekking distance of approximately 47 kilometers, with a maximum altitude of 4,400 meters. The Gangotri glacier, a primary source of the holy River Ganges, holds mythical significance and awe-inspiring stories.
Begin your adventure from the sacred city of Rishikesh, the “Gateway to the Himalayas,” and proceed to Uttarkashi, a base for treks. From there, the Gangotri trek commences, leading you through Bhojbasa along the enchanting River Bhagirathi. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Bhagirathi group of peaks and Neelkanth Peak from the scenic landscape of Tapovan.
Gangotri is not only a part of the revered Chota Char Dham pilgrimage tour but also a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Experience the perfect blend of spiritual fulfillment and natural wonders as you traverse pine forests and picturesque valleys. Rest assured, we prioritize the hygiene and safety of our guests throughout the journey. Prepare for an incredible adventure that will leave you in awe of nature’s grandeur.
Best time to Visit Yamunotri Gangotri Dham:
The Yamunotri Gangotri Dham Yatra is usually undertaken between April and November. The journey involves a lot of walking, trekking and climbing, and requires a good level of fitness. Pilgrims can choose to undertake the journey on foot, by helicopter or by road.
Brief Itinerary for Yamunotri Gangotri Trek:
Day 1: Haridwar to Phoolchatti via Barkot – Drive from Haridwar to Barkot, and then continue to Phoolchatti (approx. 250 km, 10 hours).
Day 2: Phoolchatti to Yamunotri and Return – Trek to Yamunotri (12 km round-trip) from Phoolchatti and return.
Day 3: Phoolchatti to Harsil – Depart from Phoolchatti and reach Harsil (approx. 150 km, 11 hours).
Day 4: Harsil to Gangotri and Uttarkashi – Visit Gangotri and depart for Uttarkashi (approx. 120 km, 10 hours).
Day 5: Uttarkashi to Dehradun/Haridwar – Trek ends here
Plan Your Journey with Green Valley Himalayas:
Join us on the Yamunotri-Gangotri Trek Package and embark on a soul-stirring expedition that combines spirituality and natural wonders. This trek offers a unique blend of spiritual fulfillment and a deep connection with the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. Experience the divinity of Yamunotri and the awe-inspiring beauty of Gangotri as you create memories that will last a lifetime.
Kedarnath Badrinath Dham Trek Highlights:
Prerequisite: Prior high altitude trekking experience and good physical fitness are recommended.
Grade: The trek is of moderate difficulty, suitable for trekkers with some experience.
Trail Length: 12 km approx on foot.
Highest Point: 3,293 m
Seasons: Best during the summer months (May to June) and autumn months (September to October). It is advisable to avoid the monsoon season due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Access: The trek begins at Phoolchatti, which can be reached by road from Haridwar or Rishikesh.
Railway Station: The nearest railway station is Haridwar, which is well-connected to major cities like Delhi.
Airport: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, offering convenient access from Delhi and other major cities.
Upcoming scheduled dates for Yamunotri Gangotri Dham Yatra:
- You can check the scheduled Fixed Departure dates in the calendar available inside Booking Form or inside REGISTER NOW form. Tour starting Dates are highlighted as per our itinerary (Day 1 of 5 days itinerary).
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- If you are a group of people and available dates are not matching then you may select Custom date mode (by clicking the Select your custom date) and fill in the displayed form.
- You can also check all the available dates at a glance in our TREK CALENDAR.
- Trekkers need to reach Haridwar on Day 1 morning (latest by 7 am) or the previous night. Return to Rishikesh on Day 5 evening (around 6 pm approx). Arrange your tickets for inward journey and return accordingly
Haridwar to Phoolchatti, via Barkot (approx. 250 km, 10 hours)
Departing from Haridwar at 7 am, we embark on an exciting journey towards Phoolchatti, with a stopover in Barkot. The scenic views along the way will captivate your senses as we drive through the picturesque landscapes. After a delightful lunch, we continue our drive and reach Phoolchatti by 5.30 pm. Upon arrival, we check into the hotel and take some time to unwind, have a delicious dinner, and relax, preparing ourselves for the adventure ahead.
Trek to Yamunotri (12 km round-trip) from Phoolchatti and Return
An early start at 6 am awaits us as we set off from Phoolchatti. After a hearty breakfast at GMVN Tourist Rest House in Jankichatti, we begin our trek to Yamunotri, covering a round-trip distance of 10 km. As we tread the scenic trail, we reach the holy Yamunotri temple, where you can take a holy dip in the kund, offer prayers, and perform puja. After a satisfying lunch, we make our way back to Phoolchatti by evening, where we will spend the night in a comfortable guest house or hotel.
Phoolchatti to Harsil – Depart from Phoolchatti and reach Harsil (approx. 150 km, 11 hours)
With a fresh start at 6 am, we bid farewell to Phoolchatti and make a breakfast halt in Barkot. Our journey continues as we visit the revered Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi and depart post lunch. By 5 pm, we arrive at the beautiful destination of Harsil, where we will spend the night, enjoying the tranquil surroundings.
Harsil to Gangotri and Uttarkashi – Visit Gangotri and depart for Uttarkashi (approx. 120 km, 10 hours)
The day commences at 6 am as we leave Harsil, pausing for a breakfast halt in Gangotri. Our visit to Gangotri temple allows us to experience the divine atmosphere and take a holy dip in the sacred River Ganga. After a post-lunch departure from Gangotri around 1 pm, we reach Uttarkashi by 4.30 pm, where we will spend the night, surrounded by the serene ambiance.
Uttarkashi to Haridwar | Departure Day
As the sun rises, our final day begins, bidding farewell to the majestic Uttarkashi. Emotions run high as we embark on the journey back to Rishikesh or Haridwar. The memories we’ve forged during this awe-inspiring Yamunotri Gangotri Dham Yatra will forever be etched in our hearts. A mix of joy and nostalgia fills the air as we reflect on the spiritual connections made, the breathtaking landscapes witnessed, and the profound experiences shared. This transformative journey has reached its conclusion, leaving us with a deep sense of gratitude and a desire to return for more extraordinary adventures.
How to Reach Haridwar:
To begin your treks in Garhwal, Haridwar serves as the usual starting point. Rishikesh, located 25 km away, is also considered a gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. You have the option to fly or take a train to New Delhi from any part of India, based on your convenience.
Direct trains from Kolkata to Haridwar include:
1. Kumbha Express – Train No. 12369: A great option that arrives in Haridwar by 5 pm. You can spend the night in Haridwar and continue your journey by car the next morning.
2. Upasana Express – Train No. 12327: Another good option that arrives in Haridwar by 5 pm. You can spend the night in Haridwar and proceed with your onward journey by car the next morning.
3. Doon Express – Train No. 13009: Avoid booking this train if you plan to embark on a long onward journey immediately in the same morning.
When booking train tickets, it is advisable to avoid waitlisted (WL) tickets in AC classes (1A/2A/3A) or Chair Car (CC). Instead, book Sleeper class (SL) or Second Sitting class (2S) tickets, which usually have more seats/berths and a better chance of confirmation.
From New Delhi, you can easily reach Haridwar by train or bus, which takes approximately 5 to 6 hours covering a distance of around 210 km.
By train, the following daily running trains are good options to reach Haridwar:
1. DDN Janshtbdi – Train No. 12055: Arrives in Haridwar in the evening at 7:30 pm, a suitable choice if you plan to stay the night in Haridwar and have a long drive ahead the next day.
2. Nanda Devi Express – Train No. 12205: Arrives in Haridwar early morning at 4 am.
3. Utkal Express – Train No. 18477: Arrives in Haridwar at night around 9 pm.
4. Mussoorie Express – Train No. 14041: Arrives in Haridwar in the morning at 5:45 am.
Again, it is recommended to avoid booking waitlisted (WL) tickets in AC classes (1A/2A/3A) or Chair Car (CC). Book Sleeper class (SL) or Second Sitting class (2S) tickets for a better chance of confirmation.
By bus, you can find frequent government-operated buses from Kashmiri Gate ISBT in Delhi, which provide day and night services. Tickets for these regular buses are available onboard. To reach ISBT Kashmiri Gate from Delhi Airport or Station, you can use the Delhi Metro service, and it is a mere 4 km distance from NDLS (New Delhi Railway Station). Private buses can also be booked online through various portals such as redBus.in, offering overnight Volvo, A.C, and push-back bus services.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant near Dehradun (Airport code: DED), which is 35 km away from Haridwar. This airport is easily accessible from Dehradun, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. Flights to Jolly Grant Airport are mostly connected via Delhi.
Accommodation in Haridwar:
For trekkers arriving the day before their actual trek, it is necessary to spend the night in Haridwar. There are several accommodation options available in Haridwar, ranging from premium, standard, to budget choices. These options include privately operated hotels/lodges, state-run tourist rest
TREK FEE: ₹ 16,999 (Haridwar to Rishikesh/Haridwar) + 5% GST
Book for 5 persons and get a 10% Group Discount on TREK FEE.
All meals during the trek. Regular Indian style nutritious vegetarian food during the trek, breakfast packed/hot lunch (depending upon the time you reach a campsite), snacks, dinner along with coffee/tea/soup.
Excellent trekking guide, who will be a local to this particular area and has profound knowledge of the trekking trails around.
Specialised Cook, Support staff, Porters/Packed Animals for carrying the central logistics of the trek.
Stay in tents (3 persons dome or ridge shaped tents) on sharing basis during the trek.
Camping equipment like Sleeping bag, Carry mattress, Gaiters, Micro spikes/Crampon. (Bring your own sleeping if you have a high altitude specific personal Sleeping Bag. This is always better for hygienic reasons.)
Kitchen tent, dinning tent and toilet tent as required during the trek.
All permit fee, camping charges, forest levy required for the trek.
Basic Medical & First Aid kit.
Stay in Haridwar (in case if you reach at Day 0 or plans to stay after trek ends).
We assume that you will carry your personal Rucksack/Backpack with all your personal belongings. If you want to offload your Rucksack and be carried by our Pack Animal/Porter then you need to pay additional ₹ 2500 for the entire duration of the trek. The Rucksack should not weigh more than 10 Kg.
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- If in case you are not able to make it due to unavoidable reason(s), we provide you a very flexible choice of Shifting to another trek within next one year. One year is counted from the starting date of the trek/tour you booked initially with us.
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