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Yamunotri Dham Yatra

5 Days
  • 20718 ft
  • 6 km
  • Moderate
  • May to June / September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Dehradun Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Yamunotri Dham Yatra

Yamunotri Dham Yatra is a revered pilgrimage in the Uttarakhand region of India, known for its spiritual significance and breathtaking natural beauty. Located at an altitude of 3,293 meters, it is the source of the holy river Yamuna.

The Yatra begins in the town of Hanuman Chatti, followed by a trek of around 6 kilometers to Yamunotri temple. The trail takes you through picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and gushing streams, offering a serene and tranquil environment. The temple, dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, is a major highlight of the yatra, attracting devotees from far and wide.

Pilgrims undertake various rituals and seek blessings at the temple. The most prominent ritual is taking a dip in the icy waters of Yamuna, believed to cleanse sins and bestow spiritual purification. The temple complex also houses hot springs called “kunds,” where visitors can cook rice and potatoes to offer as prasad.

However, due to the challenging terrain and high altitude, the yatra requires adequate physical fitness and preparation. Accommodation options, including guesthouses and ashrams, are available in Yamunotri and nearby towns to cater to the needs of pilgrims.

Overall, the Yamunotri Dham Yatra is a remarkable journey that combines devotion, natural beauty, and a sense of inner peace, leaving pilgrims with a deep spiritual connection and lasting memories.

Yamunotri Dham Yatra Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Revered pilgrimage to Yamunotri temple.
  • Holy dip in the sacred waters of Yamuna River.
  • Trek through picturesque landscapes and dense forests.
  • Admire the breathtaking beauty of snow-capped peaks.
  • Explore nearby attractions like Surya Kund and Divya Shila.
  • Explore nearby attractions like Surya Kund and Divya Shila.
  • Taste local cuisine and savor traditional delicacies.
  • Cook prasad in the natural hot springs (kunds).

Yamunotri Dham Yatra (Detailed Itinerary)

Arrive at Dehradun and transfer to your hotel.
Rest and acclimatize to the altitude of 435 meters.
Explore local markets and prepare for the yatra.

Distance: Approximately 215 km
Duration: 8-9 hours
Altitude: 1,982 meters (Gaurikund)
Drive to Janki Chatti (Gaurikund), the base camp for the trek.
Begin the trek to Yamunotri, a distance of approximately 5 km.
Altitude: 3,293 meters (Yamunotri)
Visit Yamunotri Temple, take a dip in the holy Yamuna River, and offer prayers.
Trek back to Janki Chatti and drive to Kharsali for an overnight stay.

Distance: Approximately 210 km
Duration: 8-9 hours
Altitude: 3,253 meters (Uttarkashi)
Depart from Kharsali and drive to Uttarkashi.
Visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple and other local attractions.
Check into your hotel and spend the night in Uttarkashi.

Distance: Approximately 100 km (one way)
Duration: 3-4 hours (one way)
Altitude: 3,100 meters (Gangotri)
Drive to Gangotri, the source of the Ganges River.
Visit Gangotri Temple and take a holy dip in the Bhagirathi River.
Return to Uttarkashi for an overnight stay.

Distance: Approximately 150 km
Duration: 6-7 hours
Depart from Uttarkashi and drive back to Dehradun.
Reach Dehradun and conclude your Yamunotri Dham Yatra.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during the transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Yamunotri Dham Yatra?

The Yamunotri Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage journey to the Yamunotri temple in Uttarakhand, India.

Where is Yamunotri located?

Yamunotri is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India.

What is the significance of Yamunotri Dham Yatra?

The yatra holds immense spiritual significance as it is believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings from Goddess Yamuna.

How do I reach Yamunotri?

The yatra starts from the town of Hanuman Chatti, which can be reached by road from major cities in Uttarakhand.

What is the best time to visit Yamunotri?

The best time to visit Yamunotri is between May to June and September to October when the weather is pleasant.

How long is the trek to Yamunotri temple?

The trek to Yamunotri temple is around 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from Hanuman Chatti.

Is the trek to Yamunotri difficult?

Is the trek to Yamunotri difficult?

Are there any accommodation options available in Yamunotri?

Yes, there are accommodation options including guesthouses and ashrams available in Yamunotri and nearby towns.

Are there any medical facilities available during the yatra?

Basic medical facilities are available in Yamunotri and nearby towns. It is advisable to carry necessary medications and a first aid kit.

Can I take a dip in the Yamuna River during the yatra?

Yes, pilgrims often take a holy dip in the icy waters of the Yamuna River for spiritual purification.

Are there any food options available during the yatra?

There are small eateries and stalls along the trekking route and in Yamunotri where you can find food and refreshments.

Are there any nearby attractions to visit during the yatra?

Nearby attractions include Surya Kund, Divya Shila, and various other natural wonders that can be explored during the yatra.

Can I visit Yamunotri temple during winter?

No, the Yamunotri temple remains closed during the winter months (November to April) due to heavy snowfall.

Are there any festivals celebrated at Yamunotri?

Yes, festivals like Yamunotri Temple Opening and Closing Ceremony are celebrated with great enthusiasm by devotees.

Can I hire a guide for the yatra?

Yes, you can hire a local guide to assist you during the yatra, especially if you are not familiar with the area.

Are there any precautions to take during the yatra?

It is important to stay hydrated, carry proper trekking gear, wear comfortable clothing, and follow safety guidelines during the yatra.

Is photography allowed during the yatra?

Yes, photography is allowed in most areas, but it is advisable to respect the sanctity of the temple and ask for permission when capturing people.

Yamunotri Dham Yatra Map

Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 20718 ft
  • 6 km
  • Moderate
  • May to June / September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Dehradun Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60