Chardham Yatra is one of the religious journeys that Hindu devotees from across India wish to take once in a lifetime. The yatra covers Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri temples in Uttarakhand, the holy abodes of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Goddess Ganga, and Goddess Yamuna. The temples in the Chardham yatra tour mark the beginning of the four sacred rivers, Mandakini, Alaknanda, Ganga, and Yamuna. The gates of Badrinath and Kedarnath open in April/May and closes in October end of November due to the harsh winter. Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham is open throughout the year.
It takes 10-12 days to cover the Chardham yatra tour. Taking out time for 15 days to travel is not possible for everyone, but 05 nights and 06 days Chardham yatra by helicopter package offered by LIH will allow you to visit all 4Dham at ease and get VIP darshans.
Take a look at 05 nights 06 days Chardham yatra by helicopter itinerary-
Day1- Arrival in Dehradun
Your Chardham yatra tour begins as you arrive. After arriving in Dehradun, an LIH representative will take you to the pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay in Dehradun. For a seamless transfer, provide information about your arrival a week before. You can reach Dehradun by 04:00 PM. In the evening, our representative will provide you with duffle bags to pack essentials only because helicopter services allow 2-5 kgs of luggage per person. It is advisable to bring light luggage and not carry valuables with you for this trip. Your remaining luggage will be deposited in a safety locker at the hotel. Take rest and prepare for the next day.
Day 2- Dehradun to Kharsil to Yamuntori
It is the day to visit the first Dham in Chardham yatra tour. You will check out from the hotel at 05:00 in the morning, and reach Sahastradhara helipad to fly to Kharsali. You will board a helicopter to Kharsali at 06:00 AM and reach the Kharsali helipad by 06:30 AM. Upon arriving, reach your pre-booked hotel. So the next freshen up and the following breakfast at the hotel proceed for Yamunotri darshan.
The temple is 6 kilometers from the base. One can choose to trek to the temple or opt for pony/palki. The round-trip time to Yamunotri Dham is 06 hours. After darshan, you can visit the Shani temple, Yamuna Mata temple, and hot springs. Retire to accommodation by late evening and have a good sleep.
Day3- Kharsali to Harshil to Gangotri
Gangotri is the next dham on the Chardham Yatra tour. You will check out from the hotel at 06:00 AM and head to the Kharsali helipad to board a chopper for the Harshil helipad, which is located at the Gangotri Dham base. So you reach the hotel, to have breakfast before going for darshan. Harsil is the most beautiful and picturesque location in Chardham yatra, known for apple orchards. The round-trip time for Gangotri darshan is 04 hours. After darshan, if you want, you can explore nearby places like Mukhwa Village, Bagodi Village, Shiv temple, and Jhalla. Following sightseeing, return to the hotel and have dinner.
Day4- Harshil to Sersi to Kedarnath Dham
The day4 of the Chardham yatra tour is to visit Kedarnath Dham. After checking out from the hotel at Harshil, you will head to the helipad to board the chopper for Sersi. Upon arrival in Sersi, you will be transferred to the hotel, where you will check in, freshen up, and have breakfast. After breakfast, you will come back to the Sersi helipad to board the shuttle chopper for Kedarnath Dham. After seeking blessings from Lord Shiva, you will come back to Sersi. You can visit nearby places like Kalimath Mandir, Gaurikund, and Triyugu Narayan temple. Enjoy your overnight stay in Sersi.
Day5- Seri to Badrinath
After having breakfast, you will checkout from the hotel and arrive at the Sersi helipad for the ahead Chardham yatra tour. You will board a helicopter for Badrinath here at 08:00 AM and arrive at Badrinath by 08:30 AM. After lunch, you will visit Badrinath Dham for darshan via car. After darshan, you can explore the “last village of India,” Mana village, and later come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day6- Back to Dehradun
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and head to Badrinath helipad to board a helicopter to Dehradun. You will arrive at Sahastradhara helipad by 09:00 AM and then head to the hotel. Further, an LIH representative will be there to receive you. After collecting your luggage from the hotel, you will proceed towards the railway station/ bus stand/ airport. Your Chardham yatra tour ends here.
We recommend having 2-3 days in hand to avoid any unavoidable circumstances which may delay darshan at Chardham yatra. Book your Chardham yatra by helicopter tour package for 2023 in advance to get the best price and early discounts.