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BADRI-KEDAR YATRA  -2024

Himalayan Snow Runner
(An Adventure Trekking Company)

BADRI-KEDAR YATRA 

5 NIGHT 6 DAYS

TOTAL TOUR COST

Rs, 49500/- per person

Detail Itinerary
Day 01

Dehradun - Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr) HT : 1319 MTS.

Pickup from Dehradun Airport , drive straight to Guptkashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh
Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

The name Gupt Kashi means "Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.

Weather - Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters

Day 02

Guptkashi - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 19kms Trek)

Early morning, drive to Sitapur/ Sonprayag, transfer to Gaurikund (By Local Jeep – at own), trek start from
Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) by Pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen,
toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay.

Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the
backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer.

According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having
killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and
while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his
hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there
as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his
locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

Day 03

Kedarnath – Guptkashi (19Kms Down Trek & 30kms/1hr by Road)

Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the 'Abhishek’ to
Kedarnath Shiva. Everyone can go inside Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head
touching the deity etc. After Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund, return back to Sonprayag (By Local Jeep –
at own). Further drive to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel. Night Halt.

Day 04

Guptkashi - Badrinath (210kms/7-8hr) HT : 3133 MTS.

Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight
stay.

Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an
elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the
towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries.
Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".


Tapt Kund :  Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before
entering the Badrinath temple.


Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.


Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their
deceased ancestors.


Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the
Sheshnag's eye.


Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.


Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra

Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.


Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.


Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out
of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.


Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring


Saraswati river : It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock
and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.

Vyas Gufa (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the
Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 05

Badrinath – Joshimath

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is
significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas
Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of
Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four
'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to
Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The
most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed
with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist
and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri.

Day 06

Joshimath – Rishikesh – Dehradun Airport

Drive to Dehradun , the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by
Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared
by the name of " Hrishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda
Ashram.

COST INCLUDES (Premium & Luxury Package):

Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAP Basis.( Dinner & Breakfast )
Transportation by A/C Vehicle ( Innova ) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.

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