The Char Dham Yatra 2024 in Uttarakhand promises to be a transformative pilgrimage holy trip for everyone who believes in Nature. If you are planning a trip to Uttarakhand and wanted to visit Holy Char Dham’s (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham) in the year 2024 then you can check out our complete pilgrim guide to Holy Char Dham Yatra trip for upcoming season 2024.
Where you can explore various things like how to start yatra, where to stay during the Char Dham yatra, what to wear, things to know, facts about Char Dham, Route map of Char Dham and of course tour packages rates and trip itinerary for Char Dham Yatra 2024.
Char Dham Yatra 2024 Temple Opening Date
The Char Dham Temples which are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham opens generally in April-May month during Akshaya Tritiya and after that. The opening dates for Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham are fully confirmed on Akshaya Tritiya but Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham Yatra temple opening date confirmed on Basant Panchmi.
So, the opening date of Char Dham Temple 2024 is going to be follows:
- Yamunotri Dham Opening Date 2024: 10th May 2024.
- Gangotri Dham Opening Date 2024: 10th May 2024.
- Kedarnath Dham Opening Date 2024: 13th May 2024 (tentative)
- Badrinath Dham Opening Date 2024: 16th May 2024 (tentative)
A Pilgrim’s Guide: Char Dham Yatra 2024 Uttarakhand
Char Dham Yatra is one of the most sacred holy Yatra or trips in Hinduism and it is said that once you have visited all the temples then you will get Moksha and meet with Gods in heaven. Every year Lakh of pilgrims comes to Char Dham Yatra to take blessings of Gods and Goddess and also spend some days in nature to know more about life.
Char Dham temples are four temples which are located in different districts of Uttarakhand state in India in the higher altitude where the temperature generally keeps down and pilgrims can spend some days in these locations while praying and worshipping.
So, lets start to know more about the Char Dham temples which are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham.
Badrinath Dham: Badrinath Dham is located in Chamoli Garhwal District, which is one of most famous Dhams dedicated to Lord Vishnu Ji. The near mountains ranges of Nar and Narayan peaks are famous because it’s the place where Nar (Human) meets Narayan (Lord Vishnu).
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Kedarnath Dham: Kedarnath Dham is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva, located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. The temple is situated at higher elevation which can be only covered by trekking, Pony, Palki or Helicopter but motorable roads are not accessible. The distance from Gaurikund the last transportation road it available at 20 Kms.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and also for the Pandvas of Mahabharata. There is also Bhukunda Bhairav Baba temple is located about 500 meters from Kedarnath Dham temple.
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Gangotri Dham: Gangotri Dham is located in Uttarkashi District is known for Temple of Goddess Maa Ganga. It is the place from where it is said Holy River Ganga is starting. Every year the Gangotri Dham temple opens during Akshaya Tritiya in April May month. Gangotri is 3rd Dhams of Char Dham of Uttarakhand.
The trekking to Gaumukh (Origin of Holy River Ganges) starts also from here.
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Yamunotri Dham: Yamunotri Dham is located in Uttarkashi district as well and dedicated to the sister of Lord Yama (God of Death) Maa Yamuna Ji. The river Yamuna also starts from the nearby peak. Yamunotri Dham also opens during Akshaya Tritiya and closes during Bhaiya Dooj for the winter month.
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Now let’s talk about the Opening dates of Char Dham Yatra 2024 because its very important to known these dates, if you planning a trip to Char Dham Yatra for upcoming season of 2024.
Now you can check the above given dates of Char Dham Yatra 2024 and plan your trip accordingly.
How to Prepare for Char Dham Yatra
Char Dham Yatra consists 10 days from Haridwar to Haridwar, which completes around 1400 Kms travel journey with road transportation, so pilgrim should prepare the trip accordingly.
- First You need to prepare yourself for higher altitudes, because all the Char Dham temples are located in higher elevation, where oxygen level may be low than other area, so be prepared.
- You should check the weather conditions, because you can get chilly cold in some area during your trip to Char Dham yatra 2024
- Char Dham Yatra also required trekking in Yamunotri and Kedarnath Dham, so be physically fit for the holy journey.
- Pack lights for the trip also some warm cloths.
- Use comfortable footwear.
- Respect local cuisines and beliefs.
- Book accommodations prior, so you don’t need to worry about finding accommodations for yourself during your trip.
- Keep emergency contacts of local authority and emergency services with you, so you can keep in touch with same in case of any emergency.
- Carry sufficient cash with you, ATM facilities may be unavailable at some places.
So, by preparing adequately and staying mindful of your health and the local conditions, you can have a fulfilling and safe Char Dham Yatra.
Tour Itinerary of Char Dham Yatra 2024
Char Dham Yatra takes 9 to 10 Days from Haridwar to Haridwar, so here’s a complete Char Dham yatra itinerary for you.
Day 1: Arrival at Haridwar, take a Cab or Package tour bus from Haridwar and leave for Yamunotri Dham. After visit Mussoorie, Kempty falls you will arrive at Barkot, the first stop of Yatra. On Arrival take a hotel and rest for the night there.
Day 2: Early morning take cab to reach Jankichatti. The Starting point of Maa Yamunotri Dham, from where you need to trek 5-6 Kms to reach Yamunotri Temple. Then visit Tapt Kund, Darshan at temple and then return back to Jankichatti. Take cab from there and return back to Barkot.
Day 3: After breakfast start for Uttarkashi, where you can visit Shiv Gufa on the way and then proceed for Kashi Viswanath temple in Uttarkashi. After that visit local market and proceed to Netala, where you can stay for a night.
Day 4: Early morning starts your journey towards Gangotri Dham, on the way Visit Gangnani and Harsil Valley, then reach at Gangotri Dham. Darshan at temple and visit surroundings. After that return back to Netala for the Night Stay.
Day 5: After Gangotri Dham Darshan you have completed 2 Dham yatra and now 2 Dhams are left which are Kedarnath and Badrinath. This day you can leave for Guptkashi or Sitapur after having breakfast at Netala. Finally arrive at Guptkashi, Sitapur/ Sonprayag.
Day 6: prepare yourself the Baba Kedar Darshan. This day you will leave for Kedarnath Temple, there are several options like Pony, Palki, Doli, Trekking of 20 Kms and Helicopter. Let’s assume you are trekking. Wake up early morning and leave for Gaurikund, from where you can start your trek to Shri Kedarnath Dham. After a long trek and you will reach at Kedarnath Dham in 8 hours of trekking. Darshan and stay there for a night.
Day 7: Darshan at morning in Kedarnath Dham and then visit Baba Bhairav Nath Temple which is about 500 meters from Kedarnath temple. Then have breakfast and return back to Gaurikund by trek, from where you will take a local taxi to reach Sonprayag. Then take cab and return to Guptkashi. Night stay.
Day 8: After breakfast, start your journey towards the 4th Dham Shri Badrinath Ji, you can take route of Chopta Mondal to reach Pipalkoti or Joshimath on that day, also visit the on-way sightseeing. On arrival at Joshimath. Take hotel and rest for the night.
Day 9: Early morning leave for Shri Badrinath Dham, on arrival holy bath at Tapt Kund and then proceed for Darshan at Badrinath Temple. After Darshan and Puja visit the local sightseeing like Mana Village, Bhim Sheela, Vyas Gufa, Narad Gufa and more. Then stay there for a night.
Day 10: After breakfast, start your return journey to Haridwar, on the way visit Panch Prayags which are Vishnu Prayag, Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag and also Dhari Devi Temple. Finally arrive at Haridwar and leave for your native.
Tour Package Cost of Char Dham Yatra 2024
There are many tour packages like Budget Packages, Standard Packages, Deluxe Packages, Luxury Packages and Premium Packages for all the Char Dham Yatra trip.
Please note that the below given rates are on per person basis.
|Total Pax||Budget Package||Standard Package||Deluxe Package||Luxury Packages||Premium by Heli|
|2||30500/- Dzire, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||35000/-Dzire, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||46250/-Dzire, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||75500/-Crysta, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|3||23500/- Dzire, TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||27900/-Dzire, TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||38000/-Dzire, TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||64000/-Crysta, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|4||18850/- Dzire, DBL Room, Breakfast &Dinner, Taxes||24250/-Dzire, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||39500/-Dzire, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||58000/-Crysta, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|5||17700/- Bolero, DBL, TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||25500/-Ertiga, DBL/TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||35500/-Innova, DBL/TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||54500/-Crysta, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|6||16500/- Bolero, TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||23500/-Ertiga, DBL/TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||31000/-Innova, DBL/TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||52300/-Crysta, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|7||15500/- Bolero, TRPL, FB Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||22500/- Innova, DBL/TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||31500/-Innova, DBL/TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||55500/-Tempo Maharaja, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|8||15000/- Bolero, FB Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||24900/-Tavera, DBL/TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||33750/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||54000/-Tempo Maharaja, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|9||16300/- Cruiser, TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||23650/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||32500/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||52500/-Tempo Maharaja, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|10||15800/- Cruiser, TRPL, FB Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||22600/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||31600/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||54800/-Tempo Maharaja, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|11||15400/- Cruiser, TRPL, FB Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||22000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||30800/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||53500/-Tempo Maharaja, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|12||16600/- Tempo, FB Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||21200/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||30100/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||52500/-Tempo Maharaja, DBL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||175000/-|
|13||16000/- Tempo, FB TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20500/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||29500/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|14||15500/- Tempo, FB TRPL, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||29000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|15||16400/- Tempo, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20900/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||29900/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|16||16000/- Tempo, FB TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20500/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||28300/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|17||16500/- Tempo, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||21000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||29600/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|18||16000/- Tempo, FB TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20500/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||29500/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|19||15700/- Tempo, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20700/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||29200/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|20||15800/-Tempo, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20300/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||28900/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|22||15800/-Tempo, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||20000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||29000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|26||14800/-Tempo, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||19000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||28000/-Tempo, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|27||15300/-Bus, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||19600/-Bus 2X2, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||28600/-Bus, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|42||13800/-Bus, Sharing Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||18200/-Bus 3X2, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||27100/-Bus, DBL/ TRPL Room, Breakfast & Dinner, Taxes||Pls ask for rates||175000/-|
|Fix Departure Group||22500/- Per Person||Including:||All Meals||Standard Hotels||Transportation|
Transportation Cost of Char Dham Yatra 2024
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|Cab Type||Pax||Rates for 10 Days||Per Day Rates|
|Innova/ Marazzo||4-6 Pax||60000/-||6000/-|
|Tempo Travllers 12-14||8-14 Pax||90000/-||9000/-|
|Tempo Travellers 16 Pax||15-16 Pax||120000/-||12000/-|
|Tempo Travellers 20 Seater||15-20 Pax||135000/-||135000/-|
|Tempo Traveller 26 Seater||20-26 Pax||145000/-||14500/-|
|Bus 27 Seater 2X2||27 Pax||165000/-||16500/-|
|Bus 42 Seater 3X2||42 Pax||185000/-||18500/-|
|Maharaja Tempo||9-12 Pax||120000/-||12000/-|
Transportation rates for Char Dham Yatra 2024
Facts to keep in mind during Char Dham Yatra
While undertaking Char Dham Yatra, there are several important facts and things to be kept in mind to ensure a safe and complete pilgrimage:
The Char Dham Yatra season generally opens in late April or early May and closes around October or November. Check the specific dates of the year you plan to travel.
Weather in the Himalayan region can be unpredictable. Be prepared for temperature changes, including cold weather at higher altitudes. Rain is also common, so bring waterproof gear.
Some of the Char Dham sites are located at very high altitudes. Acclimatize slowly to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Stay hydrated, avoid excessive exertion, and consult a doctor for preventive medication.
The pilgrimage involves trekking and walking over uneven terrain. Make sure you are physically fit to travel. Start preparing in advance by including regular exercise in your daily routine.
Book accommodation well in advance, especially during peak pilgrimage season. Plan your itinerary in a way that allows you to rest and recover.
Permits and Documentation:
Obtain any necessary permits and carry valid identification. Check with local authorities for specific travel rules and documents required for travel.
Respect local customs:
Follow local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious places. Dress modestly, remove shoes before entering temples and be mindful of the sanctity of the places you visit.
Consider purchasing travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and trip cancellation. This can be helpful in unexpected circumstances.
Save important emergency contact numbers, including contact information for local authorities, medical services and your traveling companions.
Roads in the area can be challenging, especially in remote areas. Stay informed about road conditions and plan your journey accordingly. Be prepared for possible delays.
Make arrangements for transportation between the Char Dhams in advance. Shared taxis, buses and other modes of transport are available, but planning and booking in advance is essential.
Carry a basic first aid kit and all necessary personal medications. To avoid waterborne diseases, drink bottled or purified water.
Travel with a light backpack that holds only the essentials. You may have to keep your luggage with you during the journey.
Mobile network coverage may be limited in some areas. Inform family and friends about your travel itinerary and check-in whenever possible.
Be sensitive to local culture and avoid any behaviour that is disrespectful or offensive.
How to Reach Char Dham Temples
The Char Dham temples are located in higher altitude and some of the places are not accessible by road transportation. So, here’s complete guide of how to reach Char Dham temples.
Badrinath Dham: Badrinath is accessible by road transportation and one can easily drive to there by NH58, also there are good all-weather roads to reach Badrinath Dham. The distance of Badrinath Dham from Haridwar is about 320 Kms and from Rishikesh is 290 Kms. The nearest Railway Station is in Rishikesh, and nearest airport is Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport.
Kedarnath Dham: Kedarnath Dham is accessible by trekking or Helicopter from Gaurikund, from where it is about 20 Kms route to reach, but till Gaurikund you can reach by Car or Taxi, Buses are also there from Haridwar to Sonprayag on daily basis.
Gangotri Dham: Gangotri Dham is accessible by road transportation, so there is no issue of trekking. You can take a bus or taxi from Haridwar to reach Gangotri Dham. The distance from Haridwar to Gangotri Dham is 280 Kms.
Yamunotri Dham: The Yamunotri Dham is located in the Hills and can be accessible by trekking of 5-6 Kms from Jankichatti, Pony, Palki is also available at normal cost. Till Jankichatti you can reach by car or taxi from Haridwar.
Booking for Char Dham Yatra 2024
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Char Dham Yatra is once in a lifetime journey to the sacred places of Hindu religion and whole humanity. If you want to be part of this amazing holy journey, then you can plan a trip for Char Dham Yatra in upcoming year 2024 and visit these holy places and take blessings of Gods.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Char Dham Yatra 2024
When does the Char Dham Yatra 2024 season begin and end?
The Char Dham Yatra season generally opens in late April or early May and closes around October or November. Specific dates for the year 2024 are provided in the article.
How can I book a trip for Char Dham Yatra 2024?
What is the cost of the Fix Departure Group for Char Dham Yatra 2024?
The price for the Fix Departure Group for Char Dham Yatra 2024 is mentioned as 22500/- per person, which includes transportation, meals, and accommodations in standard hotels for 10 days.
Why is Char Dham Yatra considered a transformative pilgrimage?
Char Dham Yatra is considered transformative as it is believed that visiting all four temples during the pilgrimage leads to Moksha (liberation) and the opportunity to meet with the Gods in heaven, according to Hindu beliefs.
What is the significance of the Nar and Narayan peaks near Badrinath Dham?
The Nar and Narayan peaks near Badrinath Dham are believed to be the place where Nar (human) meets Narayan (Lord Vishnu), adding to the religious significance of the temple.
How can I reach Yamunotri Dham?
Yamunotri Dham is located in the hills and can be reached by trekking 5-6 km from Jankichatti. Ponies and Palkis are also available, and the journey to Jankichatti can be done by car or taxi from Haridwar.
What is the significance of Bhukunda Bhairav Baba temple near Kedarnath Dham?
Bhukunda Bhairav Baba temple, located about 500 meters from Kedarnath Dham, holds significance in the context of Lord Shiva and the Pandavas of the Mahabharata.
When does Yamunotri Dham open in 2024?
Yamunotri Dham is scheduled to open on May 10th, 2024, for the 2024 pilgrimage season.