Kedarnath Darshan

duration Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 11,657 ft
Pickup Pickup Point Delhi
visit Best time to visit May - October
Camp Accommodation type Hotels

Kedarnath Tour Package to meet ‘The Almighty’

Famed among pilgrim and hikers, Kedarnath Tour Package is one the ancient hiking trend followed before the world knew about hiking itself. As, before the concept of treks & hikes, there was Char Dham Yatra and Kedarnath Tour. With over 1200 years in age, Kedarnath mandir darshan has a huge fan base and still growing. Open for visitors between April to September, Kedarnath temple darshan witnesses a huge craze of followers and peace seekers from far lands, every year.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath Yatra takes place in Uttarakhand, India making a journey till the height of 11,657 ft. above sea level. Dotted with peaking misty mountains, challenging terrains, freezing cold and rugged nature, Kedarnath Darshan has now become a devotee’s as well as the trekker’s dream.

The Great Himalayan Odyssey with Kedarnath Tour

Through glacial caves, snow packed passer-by Mountains, lush green lands, and a trail carved in the middle, Kedarnath Tour hikes though the Garhwal Mountain ranges. Rewarding its visitors with many sneaks of the divine Mandakini River. Accompanying trekkers, flowing right by their side till the few steps before Kedarnath live darshan.

As you climb further, stroll your eyes through the scenery multiple terrains along the way. From green mountain, to snow covered peaks to stark brownish hills with no vegetation. The Kedarnath darshan package guarantees these attractions. Besides, the entire route has abundant pilgrims chanting the holy name; some on foot, some on carriage. The mule or helicopter transfer is add-on service that’s available on your Kedarnath trip budget on additional cost.

At one point you’ll come across a glacier with its mouth wide open at you. You can try standing in front of the opening, you’ll feel a breeze cooler than an air conditioned drift. Nature’s own cooler! The snowy mountain ranges will become more prominent as you get closer to the shrine. You’ll see a white peak stare at you as you get closer on the Kedarnath trip - the Keadardome peak. The temple sits just below its view so get ready to approach the highlight of your entire Kedarnath tour package.

Kedarnath travel is a ‘Divine Call’ that must be Answered

They say in order to make Kedarnath travel, you have to be called upon by the deity, Kedarnath (another name of Lord Shiva) himself. We feel you to be the chosen one, if you have already booked one of our Kedarnath darshan tour packages. A bliss that unlocks your peace, in more than spiritual ways.

Kedarnath Shivling Darshan, is the star spot of the entire Kedarnath Tour package. It’s an incredibly enchanting journey takes end with the mighty snow laden Keadardome peak. Standing right behind the ancient temple like its protector. At the climax of the Kedarnath Yatra, you’ll feel like you're ascending into the realm of clouds as you walk up the heavenly white steps. If it’s your first Kedarnath murti darshan, then you can picture the place as mighty stone temple, overlooked by even mightier snow-laden peaks, and homes the almighty Lord Shiva himself. A spectacular sight to behold, with air filled with spiritual feel. Truly, a dream come true for many aspirant visitors.

Mythology behind the Kedarnath Tour

Let’s talk about some mythology you should know before choosing the Kedarnath tour package. It is said that the penance seeking Pandavas were seeking for Lord Shiva, along with their wife Draupadi. It is only he, who can cure them from the sin of annihilating their own kin. However, Lord Shiva wasn’t ready to forgive them and decided to disguise them in form of a bull.

Hiding at Guptkashi, it was Bheem who recognized Lord Shiva incarnated as the bull. He tried to capture him, but couldn’t. The heist started and eventually led to fragmenting the bull into five pieces. Each pieces scattered to different direction, where the hump fell to Kedarnath. The Pandavas and their wife, then received Shiva’s blessing and since then, thousands of visitors keep on visiting to receive blessing from the holiness.

Besides Kedarnath Tour package, people often go for Panch Kedar, which is a trip to the five shrines where the five-part bull fell.

For an atheist, the history of this temple might not fill them with surprise. However, it’s unshaken existence for more than 400 years, lasting a mini ice-age (from 1300-1900 AD), and surviving the devasting flash flood in 2013; does makes (or atleast strikes) you to wonder. Sparking an unknown curiosity to visit, see, and experience a holy (or whatever you may want to call) presence amidst the Himalayas. Sending an invite to a breathtakingly beautiful journey with Kedarnath darshan booking.

Kedarnath Tour Package Itinerary

Kedarnath - Delhi to Delhi 3D/2N

Day 0: Departure from Delhi to Haridwar

Drive: 225 km (4-5 hours)

  • Arrive in Delhi and meet our representative.
  • Take an overnight journey to Haridwar.

Day 1: Haridwar-Guptkashi

Drive: 210 km (8-9 hours)
Meal: Dinner
Stay: Guest House / Hotel

  • Reach Haridwar early in the morning, and have your breakfast (on your own).
  • Take a short visit to the famous Har Ki Pauri Ghat, Haridwar.
  • Post visit, drive to Guptkashi where Lord Shiva disguised himself as a bull to hide from the Pandavas.
  • Drive past the holy confluences of Devprayag and Rudraprayag.
  • Once in Guptkashi, head to Ardhnarishwar Temple for evening prayer.
  • Head back to the accommodation, have your meals, and rest for the day.

Day 2: Guptkashi-Kedarnath      

Drive: 30 km
Trek: 19 km
Meals: Breakfast + Dinner
Stay: Guest House / Hotel

  • Wake up for your breakfast.
  • After breakfast, check out of the stay and start your drive to Sonparyag to Transport parking.
  • Reach Gaurikund, taking a local vehicle/jeep (on your own)
  • Start your trek, that’ll ascend to Jungle Chatti and Bheembali.
  • Observe the terrain changes from Bheembali to Linchauli, and later to Kedarnath. Keep your warm clothes handy, as the wind gets chillier towards Kedarnath.
  • Attend Sandhya Aarti, on reaching Kedarnath Temple.
  • After spending time at the Dham, head towards the accommodation for dinner and rest for the day.

Day 3: Kedarnath-Sonprayag-Delhi

Drive: 460 km
Trek: 19 km
Meal: Breakfast

  • Freshen up for the Morning Aarti at Kedarnath.
  • Have your breakfast and start your journey to Gauri Kund.
  • Descend on the same route as Day 2, experiencing the same route in different lighting.
  • Once arriving at Gaurikund, take a local taxi to Sonprayag (on your own).
  • Meet your cab driver at Sonprayag and journey back to Delhi.

Day 4: Return to Delhi

  • Early morning arrival at Delhi
The trip ends here.

How to reach Kedarnath trip base camp

Air:- Take a flight to Jolly Grant (Dehradun) airport and from there take a Shared / Private cab or a local bus to reach Haridwar.

Road:- Volvo transfers are available from Delhi to Haridwar. It takes around 7 hrs to reach Dehradun from Delhi.

Rail:- Haridwar has a railway station. Either take a direct train to Haridwar or make a break journey via Delhi. One can also opt for roadways from Delhi to Haridwar, available 24X7.

Things to carry on Kedarnath trip package

  1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2
  2. The windproof jacket of decent quality (avoid flimsy wind cheaters) preferably with a hood
  3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)
  5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick-dry towel
  9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  11. Sunglasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole
  12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  14. Personal toiletries
  15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack
  16. Hand Sanitizer
  17. Extra face masks
  18. Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries).

Inclusions in Kedarnath tour plan
  1. You will be greeted by our ground operations team on your arrival in Delhi.
  2. All stays are included on Day 1 and Day 2 on a sharing basis.
  3. Hotel / Guest house on Day 1 and Day 2.
  4. Transfers from Delhi to Delhi are included.
  5. 2 breakfast and 2 dinners will be provided.
  6. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route.
Exclusions in Kedarnath trip plan
  1. The above charges do not include the GST charges (5%).
  2. Local transfers from Sonprayag to Gaurikund and back.
  3. In case your trek/tour remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice, after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
  4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.
  5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

Cancellation Policies of Kedarnath travel package
  1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.
  2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
  3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.
  5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed.
  6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.
  7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.
  8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.
  9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.
  10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

FAQ's regarding Kedarnath travel plan

What is Kedarnath weather?

Summer season in Kedarnath starts from March and stays till June making this period very pleasant with cool climate. Monsoon season can be avoided from June to October. Winter season comes in during November and lasts till February, making Kedarnath cold and covered in snow.

What is Kedarnath height?

The height of Kedarnath is 3,583m/11,755 ft. above sea level.

Which is the nearest railway station to Kedarnath?

The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is Haridwar. It is approx. 238 kms from Kedarnath with numerous trains connecting Haridwar station with other major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, etc.

Are there taxi services available in Kedarnath?

Kedarnath is an important pilgrimage destination, due to which there are many car rental services available till Gaurikund which is the nearest road to Kedarnath for tourists and pilgrims. The prices for the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle size and kilometres covered.

Is it safe to travel to Kedarnath?

It is completely safe to travel to Kedarnath. Being a famous pilgrimage site, Kedarnath is generally flocked with tourists during the Yatra season every year, so you need not worry about anything. Monsoon season should not be preferred as the roads leading to Kedarnath are prone to landslides.

Are there any ATM facilities in Kedarnath?

No, there are not any ATM facilities currently opening in Kedarnath. We would recommend that you withdraw the cash from the locations like Rudraprayag or Guptkashi and carry the cash with you when you visit Kedarnath.

How can one go to Kedarnath from Rishikesh?

Kedarnath lies at a distance of approx. 225kms and 297kms from Rishikesh and Haridwar respectively. One can easily go for taxi services on a private basis. Local and state-run buses are also there that provide daily services from Rishikesh to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund the trek route of 19 kms starts for Kedarnath.

Can I book a helicopter to visit Kedarnath?

Yes, you can also reach Kedarnath by helicopter. There are different service providers that offer helicopter facilities for tourists from destinations like Dehradun, Haridwar or Gaurikund.

How to travel Kedarnath from Delhi?

Kedarnath lies at a distance of around 450 kms from Delhi. There are a number of taxis and buses available from Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun for Kedarnath. Gaurikund is the last stop until which the vehicle can be reached. From Gaurikund, the 19km trek for Kedarnath temple starts.

How is the food and accommodation facility in Kedarnath?

There are basically guest houses or dharamshala in Kedarnath and the food is provided purely vegetarian.

What is Kedarnath distance?

Kedarnath is at a distance of 225kms and 297kms from Rishikesh and Haridwar respectively. From Gaurikund there is the trek route of 19 kms that starts for Kedarnath.

What is the best time to travel Kedarnath?

The best time to visit Kedarnath is during the month of May as soon as the temple reopens or during September-October when the crowd is less.

Which is the nearest airport to Kedarnath?

The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is approximately 238 kms from Kedarnath.

How to travel Kedarnath from Delhi?

Kedarnath is easily accessible via Volvo transfers. They are available 24X7 from Delhi to Haridwar and takes around 7 hrs to reach.

Is it difficult to travel to Kedarnath?
The Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage can be rather challenging due to the altitude and location of the state of Uttarakhand. This means that one would most likely want to get to the base camp of Gaurikund as soon as possible in order to save all of their energy for the ascent to Kedarnath.

How to plan a trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath?

Take a look at the following tips, if you’re planning Kedarnath Trip or a visit to Badrinath:

  • Train your body for long walks, doing cardio and physical exercise.
  • Start early in the morning to avoid trekking in the harsh afternoon sun.
  • Always try to eat hearty (though not heavy) breakfast.
  • Keep yourself hydrated, consuming 5-6l. of water everyday.
  • Carry a refillable water bottle instead of plastic bottles.

How to travel to Kedarnath temple?

If you're taking a flight, you'll need to land at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport. From there, take a cab or a taxi from the outside. For those prefer road transfer, the town also has excellent bus service from Delhi to Dehradun and Haridwar. However, the train is only available till Rishikesh Railway Station and from their cab is available to Haridwar and Dehradun.

How much Kedarnath travel cost?

Delhi to Kedarnath trip cost by Moustache start from INR 9,499/-

How much is the VIP darshan at Kedarnath?

All Kedarnath VIP Darshan are made by the government, however there is a special Puja that is organised by 4 am the next morning once the temple is open and costs INR 5000.

Which month is best to visit Kedarnath?

Summer is the ideal time to visit Kedarnath because the temperature is mild and ranges from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. The day is lovely because of the bright sun and the soft wind.

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