Kedarnath with Tungnath

duration Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 13,120
Pickup Pickup Point Haridwar
visit Best time to visit May - June, Sept - Nov
Camp Vehicle Type
Camp Accommodation type Hotels, Swiss Tents

Two of the Panch Kedar in Kedarnath and Tungnath Trek

Nothing sounds better that visiting Two Abodes of Lord Shiva, with Kedarnath and Tungnath Trek! Get along with Moustache Escapes, on a journey visiting two major shrines of Lord Shiva. Where one is 1,200 years old stone temple, probably the most popular famed throughout generations via media, movies, and not to forget billion of believes. While the other, crowned as the highest abode of Mahadev, Tungnath temple that any man can possibly reach.

The 5Days of Kedarnath to Tungnath trek begins from one of the Char Dham, Kedarnath. This pilgrim site opens its gate from April and last till September and situated at an elevation of 11,657 feet. And, with a long list of fans including pilgrim and trekkers both, the Kedarnath Tungnath trek package trails through glacial caves, snow-capped Mountains, lush green lands, and a path cut through the centre. The Mandakini River will flow alongside your path like an encouraging fellow traveler as you trek through the Garhwal Mountain ranges.

Kedarnath Trek to Shiva’s 11th Jyotirlinga

Kedarnath trek is the first half of Kedarnath and Tungnath trek route. One regional folklore regarding the success of Kedarnath trek package is upon the will of Lord Shiva, the deity of Kedarnath himself. So consider yourself extremely fortunate, even if you are booking online. As you have been summoned!

Starting from Rishikesh, Kedarnath trek route travels via different. Green mountains, snow-capped peaks, and barren brownish hills devoid of vegetation will also cross your course. For old age visitors the mule transport is always available at an additional cost of INR 2500-INR 3000. However, it could cost more depending on different factors. Besides, you’ll know when Kedarnath trek time comes to end.

Once arrived, you’ll come across one of the most breathtaking sights. The mighty snow-covered Keadardome peak standing behind it like a shield. Head for the Kedarnath Shiv mandir darshan, partaking an evening aarti upon your arrival. In it advised to bring blanket or some woollens while packing things to carry for Kedarnath trek. Post your Shri Kedarnath Shivling darshan, take a stroll in the area and later relax in your stay after dinner. The Kedarnath temple tour ends with the morning aarti of baba Kedarnath.

Wrap Up with Tungnath Tour Package

Tungnath Tour Package begins on the fourth day of Kedarnath to Tungnath trek. Tungnath Mountains, at an elevation of 11,385 feet, form the Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys. The Tungnath Shiva Temple, literally meaning "Lord of the Peaks," is one of the highest Shiva temples and one of the Panch Kedar, located just below Chandrashila's peak. At such a high altitude, take in the magnificent views of the Great Himalayan peaks. Once you've had your fill of the views, return to Chopta and begin your journey back to Rishikesh.

Know This Before You Book Kedarnath and Tungnath Trek Packages

Being the fact, Kedarnath Mandir and Tungnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, both are connected with a popular legend post the epic Mahabharata. As the mythology goes, it was the Pandavas from Mahabharata who built the Kedarnath shrine. But, it also led to the creation of Tungnath Mandir as well.

The legends goes, post the Pandavas with their wife Draupadi were looking for salvation from Lord Shiva. The lord by that time wasn’t ready to forgive them for annihilating their whole kin and decided to test them. Incarnated as a bull, he was hiding from the Pandavas until Bheem, the second son spotted him. The struggle begins and final ended splitting the bull into five part scattered in different directions. The site of Kedarnath is where the hump of the bull fell and the site of Tungnath Mandir is where the bull’s arm fell. These two pilgrimage sites completes the five major sites dedicated to God Shiva, also called Panch Kedar.

Quite popular among the Shivaite the spiritual sojourn to Kedarnath and Tungnath trek. And once you’ve soaked in the holiness in the air, while admiring the magnificent views of the Great Himalayan peaks, you can end your trip back at Rishikesh. This holistic trip to the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, will surely mark you with lifetime experiences.

Kedarnath to Tungnath Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Rishikesh - Guptkashi

Drive: 190 km (8-9 hours)
Meals: Dinner
Stay: Guest House / Hotel

  • Wave hello to the smiling faces of our representatives as you arrive in Haridwar early in the morning. Head to breakfast.
  • Post breakfast the drive starts to Guptkashi where Lord Shiva disguised himself as a bull to hide from the Pandavas.
  • On the way to Guptkashi, you’ll pass through Devprayag and Rudraprayag, which offer breathtaking views of the river Alaknanda & Mandakini.
  • Once in Guptkashi, head to ArdhNarishwar Temple and participate in the prayers.
  • Head back to the accommodation, have your meals and retire for the day.

Day 2: Guptkashi - Kedarnath

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

  • Wake up to hot breakfast. Start your drive to Sonparyag, and from there to Gauri Kund.
  • Gaurikund is the start point of the trek, from here the trek ascends to Jungle Chatti and Bheembali.
  • Observe as the terrain changes from Bheembali to Linchauli, and from there to Kedarnath. The flow of cold breeze increases as you move towards Kedarnath.
  • Visit the Kedarnath temple, spend time at the Dham, and in the evening head towards the accommodation.
  • Have your meal and retire for the day.

Day 3: Kedarnath - Guptkashi - Chopta

Drive: 76 km
Trek: 19 km
Meal: Breakfast + Dinner
Stay: Camps

  • Wake up and attend the morning aarti, first thing in the morning.
  • Enjoy the descent as the route is the same as day 2, but the timings of the day are different and hence you’ll see the trek in different lighting.
  • Post breakfast head back to Guptkashi, and take the cab back to Chopta.
  • You will reach Chopta in the late evening, check in to your camps, and after a heavy day with hot meals retire for the day.

Day 4: Chopta - Tungnath - Rishikesh

Drive: 170 km
Trek: 8 km
Meal: Breakfast + Dinner
Stay: Camps

  • Wake up have your breakfast, start your trek to the world’s highest Lord Shiva temple Tungnath.
  • Post Tungnath, if the time permits you can visit Chandrashila peak. Enjoy a view of high peaks all around.
  • Head back to Chopta and start your drive back to Rishikesh.
  • Reach Rishikesh and head to your camp, with a bonfire and hot meals retire for the day at the campsite.

Day 5: Checkout

Meal: Breakfast

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast with a riverside view and check out of the campsite.
*The Tour ends here.*

How to Reach Kedarnath and Tungnath Trek 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 so book a train to Haridwar railway station direct and if there is no direct train available from your city then book a train to Delhi and from there either you can book another train or take a bus to Haridwar.

Things to Carry on Kedarnath to Tungnath Distance

  1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2
  2. The windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) 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 with Tungnath Tour Package:-
  • You will be greeted by our operations team on your arrival at Haridwar.
  • All stays included from Day 1 to Day 4 on a sharing basis as follows -
    1. Guptkashi & Kedarnath - Guesthouse/Hotel
    2.Chopta & Rishikesh - Swiss tents + Alpine tents
  • Breakfast & Dinner will be provided starting from day 1 dinner to day 5 breakfast.
  • Transfers from Haridwar to Haridwar, Sonparyag to Gauri Kund, and back with local transfers.
  • Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route
  • Permit - forest and camping fee included.
Exclusions in Kedarnath with Tungnath Tour Package:-
  • The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).
  • In case if your 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.
  • Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.
  • Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

Kedarnath with Tungnath Tour Cancellation Policies
  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 canceled 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.

FAQs on Kedarnath to Tungnath Tour

How to trek Kedarnath?

To start your Kedarnath Trek, you first have to arrive in Rishikesh. Then head to Sonprayag via cab and from there visit Gaurikund, the starting point of the trek. Hike past Jungle Chatti, Bheembali and Linchauli to arrive at Kedarnath Mandir.

How much is Kedarnath trek?

You can book your slot to Kedarnath at an Early Bird Price of JUST INR 1,500/-. Check Moustache Escapes to book your trek starting @ INR 12,000/-

How difficult is Kedarnath to Tungnath trek route?

One can easily make Kedarnath and Tungnath darshan tour in one go. As the route from Kedarnath to Tungnath mandir darshan is moderately easy.

How is the trek to Kedarnath on helicopter?

Now, visitors can book for Kedarnath Helicopter service available from Sitapur Helipad. The helipad is about 26 kilometres ahead of Guptkashi. The bookings can be made both online and offline. Whereas, the helicopter ride to Kedarnath takes 5 to 7 minutes.

How long is the trek to Kedarnath?

The trek route has changed since after the 2013 flood tragedy, the Kedarnath trek route has changed. Earlier, Kedarnath Trek Distance was 14 kilometres which has now changed to 16 kilometres.

Is Kedarnath trek open now?

The opening date of Kedarnath Temple for the 2023 will be announced soon.

How long we have to trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath?

The trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath takes one day to complete. Make your trek crossing Jungle Chatti, Bheembali and Linchauli and finally to the Kedarnath Mandir. The trek to Tungnath begins as you return back to Gaurikund and then continue to Chopta.

How many days does it need to trek Kedarnath?

It usually takes about 3 days to trek to Kedarnath.

Is Kedarnath trek open all time?

Kedarnath is best visited between May and October. Due to heavy snowfall, the town is closed during the winter months.

Is shoes required for Kedarnath trek?

Kedarnath Yatra involves a lot of trekking therefore, sports shoes are a must and the best option for a comfortable and enjoyable journey.

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