Do Dham yatra means visiting any two dhams from Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. But Do dham yatra is mainly considered as the yatra to Kedarnath and Badrinath temples. Badrinath is the place sacred to Vishnu Bhagwan in the dual form of Nar Narayan while Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga’s of Lord Shiva.
This yatra has a lot of significance for Hindus. Every year lakhs of people come to visit Kedarnath-Badrinath in Uttarakhand. Some people who want to avoid trekking go for Badrinath and Gangotri yatra and those who have already visited Badrinath and Kedarnath, visit Yamunotri and Gangotri to complete the Char Dham darshan.
Day 01:Delhi – Rishikesh (230 kms / 06-07 hrs)
Day 02:Rishikesh – Guptkashi (185 kms / 07-08 hrs)
Day 03:Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi (Same day Return by Helicopter)
Day 04:Guptkashi – Pipalkoti (164 kms Drive)
Day 05:Pipalkoti – Badrinath (80 kms / 03-04 hrs)
Day 06:Badrinath – Srinagar (190 kms/07-08hrs)
Day 07:Srinagar – Haridwar (125 kms / 05 -06hrs)
Day 08:Haridwar – Delhi (200 kms /06- 07 hrs)
• Pickup and drop at railway station / Airport / Bus stand
• Air-condition accommodation only in Haridwar on Twin share basis, all other stay will be a non-air-conditioned room on Twin sharing basis.
• Vegetarian food for the entire trip.
• All transfer and temple visits by AC Vehicle
• Vehicle permits, Toll, parking charges, driver allowance
• Tour Manager and guide charges
• Required water for drinking
• 2 Coffee or Tea per day for each person
Onward and return flight tickets / Train Tickets / Bus Tickets
• Entrance Tickets
• Special Darshan Tickets in temples, if required
• Pony/horse/Doli/Helicopter Charges
• Charges for food and stay of the Doli men at Kedarnath
• Charges for night stay in tent at Kedarnath
• Ritual performing charges
• Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telecom, internet, mini bar, room service, tips and porter fees
• Any other meal/food not mentioned in the inclusion like cool drinks, Milkshakes, fruit salad, fruit juice, Ice cream.
• Travel insurance and Medical expenses
• Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Any monument, camera fees, entrance Fees
Day 01Delhi – Rishikesh (230 kms / 06-07 hrs)Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed drive to Rishikesh by road, arrival at Rishikesh check-in to hotel. Evening free for Relax & briefing. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02Rishikesh – Guptkashi (185 kms / 07-08 hrs) After Early Breakfast Visit RamJhula, Laxman Jhula, Swargaashram, Geeta Bhawan, later drive to Guptkashi via Srinagar. On arrival at Guptkashi check in to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi (Same day Return by Helicopter) After early breakfast leave by vehicle up to Helipad as per the reporting time, do boarding formalities & wait here for your time slot, on arrival at Kedarnath perform early Pooja & Darshan at Temple & come back to Helipad to take return flight to Guptkashi, Dinner & overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Day 04Guptkashi – Pipalkoti (164 kms Drive) After breakfast leave for Pipalkoti, on arrival at Pipalkoti check in to hotel, evening free for Relax. Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 05Pipalkoti – Badrinath (80 kms / 03-04 hrs) After breakfast leave for Badrinath Enroute visit Narsingh Temple, and Adi Sankracharya Samadhi at Joshimath, then drive to Badrinath. On arrival check in to hotel, after some time visit Vyas Cave, Ganesh Cave, Bhim Bridge & origin of River Saraswati at Mana village the last village before the Tibetan border, later go to temple for holy Darshan / Pooja & attend evening Arti. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06Badrinath – Srinagar (190 kms/07-08hrs) Early Morning Mahaabhishek Pooja/ Darshan, breakfast then drive to Srinagar en-route visit Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag & Rudraprayag. Drive to Srinagar. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07Srinagar – Haridwar (125 kms / 05 -06hrs) After breakfast drive for Haridwar En-route visiting Deoprayag, (The Confluence of river Alaknanada & Bhagirathi) to become Ganga. Reach Haridwar in the afternoon, check in to hotel, and visit Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi Temples & Evening attend Famous Ganga Arti at Har ki Pauri. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 08Haridwar – Delhi (200 kms /06- 07 hrs) After breakfast, leave for Delhi, we will drop you at Airport /Railway station for onward journey.
Do’s in Temple:
• Concentrate on the Deity inside the temple.
• Respect ancient customs and traditions while in temple.
• Respect religious sentiments among co-pilgrims
• Deposit your offerings only in the Hundi.
• Follow the procedures of the temple and wait for your turn for the Darshan of the Lord.
Don’ts in Temple:
• Carrying much jewelry and cash.
• Wearing footwear in and around the premises of the temple
• Throwing away the prasadam and theertham given to you at the temple.
• Eating non-vegetarian food, consumption of liquor and other intoxicants and
smoking while in Temple.
• Wearing any head guards such as helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the
• Committing any act of violence or harshness in the temple premises.
• Spit or be a nuisance inside the temple premises.
• Mobile phones and other electronic gadgets/equipments
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
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Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.
It is mandatory to wear the traditional dress as mentioned below. Otherwise, the temple authorities will not permit you to enter the temple. The pilgrims shall wear Traditional Dress only.
Male: Dhoti, Shirt, Pant, Kurtha, Pajama.
Female: Saree, Half Saree, Chudidhar with Dupatta.
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