We started our Uttarakhand Char Dham Yatra from Haridwar. This is Day 3 of our Journey.
This is the first time we went to Yamunotri Dham, everything about this yatra is like memory of lifetime.
I am sure you will notice lot of it in the video. I have also share important information with regard to Yamuntori Dham.
For your quick reference i am sharing the summary of this information below.
Motor vehicle can go upto Janki Chatti.
You need to trek from Janki chatti to Yamuntori Dham – 5 km distance.
We did this journey walking up and down. it took us about 3 hours – going to Yamunotri Dham and about one and a half hour coming back.
Journey is very steep, if you are used to such trek you can easily walk down or else you may decide to take pony or Palki or Pithu- this is a open basket in which you will sit and that person will hold it on his back.
Rates: No fixed rates- its all about demand and supply.
May to mid june is the peak time: Palki can cost about 8 to 10k.
Pony can cost : Rs 3k.
Basket- About 4k.
If you undertake journey after this peak time, costs will go down by 20 to 30 percent.
Best time to travel: 15th August to 30th September.
Try to avoid May till 15th June period because there is lot of traffic jam during this period.
Yamunotri Dham opening and closing dates:
Opening: Akshaya Tritiya: like this year 2019 it was on 7th May.
Closing date: Bhai Dooj after Deepawali.
You may still check it out before you plan your travel because opening and closing dates are sometimes also dependent upon weather conditions.
If you want to stay back at Yamunotri Dham, there are many Ashram’s out over there, but don’t expect modern facilities, as these are mostly Ashrams.
Just in case if you missed watching Episode 2 of Char Dham Yatra, Do have a look at it because we spoke about Mode of travelling in that episode.
I think i have spoken about every needed information in this episode, still just in case if you feel something has got missed , Do let me know.