Yamunotri Dham Yatra
The shrine of Yamunotri is situated at an altitude of about 3185 mts is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage.
Yamunotri is famous for its thermal springs and glaciers is a part of famous Char Dham Yatra. Yamunotri is the source of Yamuna river. According to a legend, Asit Muni, a revered sage, used to reside here.
The actual source a frozen lake of ice & glacier (Champasar glacier also known as Yamunotri Glacier) located on the Kalind mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented generally as it is not accessible and hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer pooja at the temple itself.
Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,291 metres and dedicated to the river Yamuna.
The average maximum temperature of Yamunotri is about 15-20 degrees Celsius & minimum temperature goes below the zero degree mark. Check here current & latest Yamunotri weather forecast for various season (summer, monsoon & winter)
According to the legend ancient, sage Asit Muni had his hermitage here. All his life, he bathed daily both in the Ganges and the Yamuna.
Yamunotri Trek Guide
Yamunotri trek starts from Jankichatti. When you reach till Jankichatti an approximate trek of 5km starts from Jankichatti to Yamunotri. Yamunotri Trek is well facilitated at the peak seasons.
Yamunotri Opening & Closing Dates
Yamunotri Temple opens on the religious day of ‘Akshaya-Tritya’, which falls, generally, during the last week of April or the first week of May.
Ponies & Palkies Service for Yamunotri Dham
Pilgrims can trek 6 km to the Yamunotri temple by walk or take Ponies & Palkies. Fixed rated have been decided now for Ponies and Palkies for Yamunotri Dham that can be booked on prepaid counter at Jankichatti.
Yamunotri Dham Location
The Yamunotri temple is located 13 km from HanumanChatti and a 6 km walk from Janki Chatti. Check here complete road route map & Yamunotri trek details.
Yamunotri Dham Yatra Route
The best route to visit Yamunotri is via Dehardun and Barkot. Just in case you are coming from Haridwar-Rishikesh then the road to Yamunotri diverts from Dharasu bifurcation point. Yamunotri is Well connected to Haridwar, Dehradun, Chamba, Tehri, Barkot, Hanuman Chatti and Janki Chatti.
The Yamunotri Temple is located 13 kilometres from HanumanChatti and a 6 kilometres walk from Janki Chatti. Ponies, Horses or palanquins are available for rent to reach Yamunotri temple.
Yamunotri Popular Road Route Map : Rishikesh → Narendranagar (16 km) → Chamab (46 km) → Brahmkhal (15 km) → Barkot (40 km) → SayanaChatti (27 km) → HanumanChatti (6 km) → PhoolChatti (5 km) → JankiChatti (3 km) → Yamunotri (6 km)