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Badrinath

Char Dham
Badrinath
 
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Trip Highlights

For those seeking a pilgrimage tour with a difference, accommodation in luxury and trekking tents, this is a trip for you. The itinerary is incredibly varied and interesting. You are taken thorough the gems of Uttaranchal such as the Haridwar Rishikesh, Shivpuri, Auli and Badrinath.

No visit to Uttaranchal will be complete without Auli. It is located amidst glorious mountain enveloped with vast expanses of snow of the Garhwal Himalayas and offers a panoramic view of Mt. Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, Dunagiri, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat and Kamet. To give you the full flavor of Uttaranchal, we have included River Rafting in river Ganges and adventure activities like rappelling, rope courses, rock climbing, bird watching, nature walk and lots more.

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BadrinathDay by Day Itinerary

DAY 01: DELHI - SHIVPURI

Early morning depart to Shivpuri ( 240 kms 6-7 hrs.). Hot lunch at camp, after wash and refreshments. Indulge in camp activities like rock climbing, rappelling, nature walk, rope courses etc . Evening relax and settle in to your comfortable and cosy tents. Time permitted you can go for a short jungle walk. Campfire & singsong is followed by a buffet-spread dinner.
Overnight at MHE camp.

DAY 02 : SHIVPURI - AULI

After breakfast drive to Auli ( 270 kms / 08 hrs). Packed lunch en-route. The most important town on the route, Joshimath is the spot where the Adiguru Shankracharya attained enlightenment while sitting under the mulberry tree near his cave. In the cave he wrote his famous Bhasya which started reclamation of the Hindu religion. This holy town is full of temples among the other most famous are the Narsingh and Durga temples.
Dinner and overnight at MHE camp.

DAY 03 : AULI - BADRINATH
After breakfast drive to Badrinath (65 kms / 03 hrs). Packed lunch en-route. In the afternoon, visit the Badrinarayan Temple which is one of the holiest shrines of the Hindus. Watch the evening prayer in the Temple. Legend has it that Badrinath was the home of Lord Shiva. It was only much later when Lord Vishnu, in his incarnation as Narayan, made this valley his abode. Watch the evening prayer at the temple.
Dinner and overnight at Guest house.

DAY 04 : BADRINATH - JOSHIMATH - AULI
After breakfast drive to Joshimath (45kms / 02 hrs). From Joshimath to Auli take a cable car ride which provides a unique way to connect between the two places. Hot lunch at camp. After lunch,  a hike can be undertaken into some of the last virgin forests in India. Stroll through the dense tropical foliage amidst bird sounds and soft sun rays filtering through the leafy trees.
Dinner and overnight at MHE camp.

DAY 05 : AULI - SHIVPURI
After breakfast drive to Shivpuri (270 kms / 08 hrs). Packed lunch en-route. Camp fire followed by dinner.
Overnight at MHE camp.

DAY 6 : SHIVPURI - DELHI
Early morning spiritual discourse along with Yoga classes, conducted under the supervision of an experienced Guru. Yoga is a system of physical and mental conditioning which leads to cultural and spiritual unfoldment. Yoga teaches one to accustom ones body to exist in harmony with one self and ones immediate surroundings. These Yoga sessions are geared to teach and make you practice several simple exercises called “Asanas” which help you design a good exercise schedule for your daily life.

After breakfast, drive from Shivpuri to Bhrampuri ( 06 kms / 20 min.) and  raft down to Muni Ki Reti in 1-2 hrs. You will float through the scenic and holy town of Rishikesh before finishing at Muni Ki Reti. It will provide an unequalled and unforgettable experience. Packed Lunch en-route. After lunch board your buses to drive to Delhi. En-route visit Rishikesh & Haridwar.

Sightseeing tour of Rishikesh : Rishikesh has the importance of being one of India's holiest places besides being the home to many sacred shrines. In Rishikesh, visit Omkarananda Ashram, Ram Jhoola and Laxman Jhoola. Later take a walk through the town.

Sightseeing tour of Haridwar.   What "see Naples and die" has meant to people in the west and  "see Mecca and Madina" means to the Muslims - HARIDWAR means the same of every Hindu and has been a place of pilgrimage since time immemorial.  "HARI" - stands for Lord Krishna and  "DWAR" means gateway to.

 

Cost includes
  • Transportation in non A/C car or bus from Delhi to Delhi.
  • Two night’s accommodation in luxury tents on twin sharing in Shivpuri.
  • Two night’s accommodation in trekking tents on twin sharing in Auli.
  • One night accommodation on twin sharing in Badrinath at hotel GMVN guest house / similar.
  • All meals from day 01 lunch to day 06 Lunch.
  • English speaking local guide / escort.
  • Sight seeing as per itinerary.
  • One yoga session.
  • Cable car ride from Joshimath to Auli & back.
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • Adventure activities like rock climbing, nature walk, rope courses, rappelling etc.
  • Half day river rafting in river Ganges.

Cost excludes

  • Any train fare / airfare etc.
  • Any entrance fee.
  • Any sight seeing and accommodation in Delhi.
  • Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone / fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages, Insurance (personal / baggage / medical).
  • Any increase in Govt.’s taxes and duties.
  • Any other service or item not specified above or mentioned in our programme.

Validity : The above costs are valid upto 30th Nov. 2008

 
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