Gangotri is a town in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges. It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,100 metres (10,200 ft). According to popular Hindu legend, it was here that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair.Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri. The temple is closed from Diwali day every year and is reopened in May. During this time, the idol of the goddess is kept at Mukhba village, near Harsil. Ritual duties of the temple are supervised by the Semwal family of pujaris. These pujaris hail from Mukhba village. In the pilgrimage journey of Chota Char Dham, Gangotri is often visited after Yamunotri (located on the western region of Garhwal Hills). Pilgrims generally make Uttarkashi as their base camp. The time taken from Uttarkashi to Gangotri temple is about 4 hours by road. Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayasand located approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) North of Uttarkashi, the headquarters of the Uttarkashi district in the Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand, India.The temple of Yamuna, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna, like the Ganges, has been elevated to the status of a divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization. Close to the temple are hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities. Surya Kund is the most important kund. Near the Surya Kund there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshipped before puja is offered to the deity. Devotees prepare rice and potatoes, tied in muslin cloth, to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam. The pujaris of Yamunotri come from the village of Kharsali near Janki Chatti. They are the administrators of the sacred place and perform religious rites. They are well-versed in the Shastras. With Abee Adventures one can explore the curated spiritual tour of Gangotri & Yamunotri , this tour is for those who are seeking for spiritual awareness , to get relax from hectic daily life's , for nature lovers ,for inner self seekers , get into the experience of exploring Gangotri & Yamunotri with Abee Adventures .
|Destination||Yamnuotri & Gangotri|
|Age||Min. 18 Years|
|Group Size||Min: 2, Max: 11|
Reach Rishikesh meet our representative, check-in campsite , our representative will brief about trip , one can relax at campsite .
Early morning @ 3:30 a:m check-out for Dehradun , breakfast on the way , reach Dehradun ( Shastradhara Helipad ) get into helicopter fly to Kharsali for Yamunotri , it take around 30 minutes to reach . On arrival start trek to Yamunotri Shrine on foot / sedan , it's a 6 km trek , worship and take a holy dip in Surya kund ( holy pond ) . Overnight stay at Kharsali / Janki Chatti .
After breakfast fly to Harshil from Kharsali . After arriving at Harshil reach Gangotri Shrine by car / jeep it take 1 hour , reach temple after worship return back to Harshil , Overnight stay at Harshil .
After breakfast check out hotel reach Harshil get into helicopter reach Dehradun , once one reaches Dehradun will further transferred to Railway Station / Bus Stop , trip ends here .
3 breakfast 3 dinner
all accommodation in Rishikesh - Kharsali - Harshil on twin sharing
pickup from Rishikesh and drop at Dehradun , all transfers by private car , Yamunotri & Gangotri helicopter both way. Temple visit of Gangotri & Yamunotri , Guided Travel Officer. [Exclusion : Air / Railway tickets , Medical & Travel Insurance ( if anyone needed can reach us prior booking ) . ].
Note : In case of bad weather helicopter service get closed , in that case amount is non refundable .