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Char Dham is the collective name of four famous sites named Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath situated among the great Himalayan region. Visiting these sites fills one's heart with tranquility and also provides an opportunity for adventure.
Each of these four sites is devoted to a specific deity. Yamunotri is dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna; it is believed that a bath in the waters of the Yamuna protects the devotee from untimely death. Gangotri is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also a part of the Panch Kedar. It is the northernmost Jyotirlinga. Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. According to Mythology, Lord Vishnu meditated here while his consort Lakshmi took the form of a berry (Badri) tree to offer him shade.
The Char Dham Yatra is an enjoyable but quite grueling journey but the scenic beauty of the mountains solemnly provides strength to the individuals as they proceed towards their destination.
Mandatory for Participant: Yatra E-Pass is compulsory for all pilgrims, Pilgrimages have to register on Devasthanam board website https://www.badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in and carry the e-pass during the travel. You may contact us for any support required.
Uttarakhand Govt. SOP for Char Dham Yatra
First and Second Dose of Vaccine is Mandatory for participants.
Program- Delhi to Delhi
DAY 1 Reporting at International Youth Hostels Chanakyapuri, New Delhi after dinner will proceed to Rishikesh by bus (2X2 DLX. Non.A/C)
DAY 2 Morning will reach Rishikesh, local sightseeing on cost and Orientation & Training about Char dham and join The Ganga Aarti, at triveni ghat in the evening time.
Day 3 Travel from Rishikesh to Barkot,Dinner and night stay at Barkot.
DAY 4 Travel from Barkot to Janki Chatti After breakfast.
Trek from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri 5. K.M.and come back. return back by lunch time at Janki Chatti, after that travel from Janki Chatti to Uttarkashi, Dinner and night stay at Uttarkashi.
DAY 5 Travel after breakfast from Uttarkashi to Gangotri Visit Gangotri Temple and nearby places return back from Gangotri to Uttarkashi night stay at Uttarkashi
DAY 6 After breakfast, travel from Uttarkashi to Guptkashi/fhatta, dinner and night stay at Guptkashi/ fhatta.
DAY 7 After breakfast and Pack Lunch travel from Guptkashi/phata to Gaurikund (35 km)Trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath 16 K.M.Visit Kedarnath Temple and nearby Places and night stay
DAY 8 After breakfast and pack lunch, trek from Kedarnath to Gaurikund 16 K.M.Travel from Gaurikund to Guptkashi/ phata Dinner and night stay at Guptkashi/fatta.
DAY 9 After breakfast travel from Guptkashi to Badrinath Night Stay at Badrinath Youth Hostel.
DAY 10 Full day explore Badrinath and Mana Village, Night Stay at Badrinath Youth Hostels.
DAY 11Badrinath to Rishikesh after Breakfast.
Day 12 Rishikesh to Delhi, celebration and certificate distribution in Delhi Youth Hostels.
Day 13 Check out after breakfast.
HOW TO JOIN: Members desirous of joining this Char dham Yatra may apply online through Website: www.yhaindia.org by paying requisite program fee Rs.26000/- We accept Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit Card payment on www.yhaindia.org for online Payments.
After a successful transaction, an Admit Card will be generated. Participants have to carry an admit Card, Two passport size photographs and I D proof at the time of reporting at International Youth Hostels New Delhi.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:
Normal Trekking Shoes·
Sandal or Chappal·
Socks 4 (2 Woolen· & 2 Cotton) Pair and Gloves 2 pair
Trousers (Light weight, jeans, cargo preferably quick dry).
Inner Garments (as per requirement).
Cotton T-shirts (Full and Heavy woolens and Jacket.
Wind Cheater (Upper· & Lower with hoods, preferable water repelled)
Rain Coat/ Set/poncho, Sweater. And Woolen Cap.
Sun Glass (Polarized will be best).
Rucksack small size.
Torch (With spare cells)
Plate, Bowal Glass or Tamlar, Mug Lunch Box leak proof and spoon (For Packed Lunch).
Towel, Boroline, Vaseline, Sun protection Cream·
Medicine (As per your personal requirement, which you regularly use at home and Crepe Bandage 4in*1, Micropore tape 1/2inch*1, Bandaids, Cough lozenges/ Kanthil or other, Vicks Vaporub, Cold cream, Clotrimazole cream and powder, Paracetamol*10 Mupirocin cream, Diclofenac gel, Lopamide*10, Azithromycin and Electral).
Masks face shield and Sanitizer·
SAFETY & SECURITY:
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the Planning of your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety. The Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, Illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.
2. Simple Vegetarian food will be provided.
3. Accommodation will be provided in dormitories or sharing rooms as per the availability.
4. Stay other than YHAI accommodation is not allowed for the entire duration of the programm.
5. This is an environment friendly program, Do not litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any Way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by participants on the way.
Please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.
6. Burning of wood during campfire is strictly prohibited. Import of any bio Non- degradable
Material in Uttarakhand is an offence
7. Please follow the government guidelines regarding COVID-19
8. Male & female separate Accommodation.
Prior e-Pass is mandatory for Yatra https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in/signin.php
Pilgrims can Register and download e-Pass from portal & visit the shrines https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in/signin.php
1) Please read carefully the details before booking the programme. Please confirm your e-pass
2) Participant need to carry covid-19 medical certificate
3) If a participant returns in between the programme, he/she may come back on his/her own expenses.
4) E-Pass is Mandatory.
Behavior during program
Participants are expected to behave cordially with each other and staff. Any misbehavior/harassment will be a cause for check-out from camp and also being blacklisted from further YHAI camps.
Certificates: Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.
Important Guidelines for Char Dham Yatra. https://badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in
Online registration of Char Dham Yatra. Download e-Pass for Char Dham Yatra General Terms Conditions for the Yatra e-Pass.
Yatra E-Pass is compulsory for all pilgrims, Pilgrimages have to register on Devasthanam board website and carry the e-pass during the travel
Asymptomatic persons travelling to Uttarakhand for any of the Char Dham or all of the Char dham Yatra does not require Covid-19 negative report.
In case of any pilgrim /tourist found with any of the Covid-19 symptoms, then Covid Test is mandatory
Applying through Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board official website. (www.badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in).
All kinds of documents which are uploaded in the portal must be carried original during the whole Yatra.
This e-Pass is valid only for the Darshan at Temple during the visit to the Shrine.
If the pilgrim feels any symptoms related to CORONAVirus like- breathlessness, cough, fever should avoid visiting the Shrine or not to apply for e-pass.
Once the pilgrims have visited the temple, Yatra e-pass will be null and void.
The local contact person/ Sponsor/ travel agency shall also be responsible for the visit of the pilgrim to the Shrine, on behalf of Yatra e-pass has applied.
Applied Yatra e-pass will be only for visiting the shrine and can’t be used to visit any other places nearby & tracking except Temple.
Pilgrims should avoid meeting elder persons (above 60 years) and minors (below 10 years) during their visit to Shrine.
During the visit at Shrine pilgrims should follow the COVID-19 advisories of the central/state government as amended from time to time. Such as social distancing and wearing masks etc.
During the visit to the shrine if the pilgrim feels any symptoms like breathlessness, cough, and fever should immediately contact the administration authority near Shrine.
Pilgrims should wash their hands and feet with soap before entering the Temple.
Pilgrims will be provided hand sanitizer to sanitize their hands at the entrance of the Temple.
Pilgrims are strictly advised not to touch any Idols during the visit to the temple.
Pilgrims also need to upload ID Proof, Photo of applicant, and Medical Document such as chronic disease or had gone through a quarantine period under COVID 19 Guidelines or had COVID-19 positive history. Mention if there is any travel history from another state to Uttarakhand since last one month. (If Applicable)
Temple authority keeps all rights reserved, to amend the guidelines without any prior notice, and also can refuse to enter any pilgrims in the temple premises.
Any False information provided while applying Yatra e-Pass and travelling to shrine will result in legal action as per Epidemic Diseases (control) act & other criminal acts.
Note: The above guidelines are given by Devasthanam Board for Char Dham Yatra or for individual Yatra. The above gridlines are subject to change without prior notice. We are just providing the information to the pilgrims and tourists. For latest guidelines do contact the local authorities.
1) In case you are unable to join the programme due to any reason, you will get a 100% Credit Shell of the participation fees which will be valid till December 2023. The request for cancellation or transfer or postponement must be received by us by email or any written mode before 7 days from the reporting date of your program. After that no request of transfer or refund or postponement will be considered. No refund will be applicable for any cancellation of a seat and credit shells will be provided only.
2) If the next programme opted by you is cheaper, you may use the balance amount in any of the Trek till Dec 2023only.
3) If the next opted programme is costlier, the trekker has to pay the differential amount.
4) You may transfer your seat to your family members and friends also.
Note: No medical issues, natural calamity or any sort of personal reasons will be considered as cancellation reasons and will be considered for refund
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