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
About the Kedarnath with Tungnath

From April to September, tourists can visit the Kedarnath temple, which is one of the Char Dham stops and is over 1200 years old. At an elevation of 11,657 feet, the Kedarnath Yatra is both a pilgrim's and a trekker's dream. The Kedarnath tour package takes you on a ride through glacial caves, snow-capped Passerby Mountains, lush green lands, and a path cut through the center. The Mandakini River will flow alongside your path like an encouraging fellow traveler as you trek through the Garhwal Mountain ranges.

To even begin the journey, it is said that you must be summoned by Lord Shiva, the deity of Kedarnath. As a result, now will be an excellent time to consider yourself extremely fortunate, as you have been summoned. The road to this lovely place of worship gradually ascends as you pass by other travelers.

As you climb higher, take a look around at the scenery to see what different terrains you'll come across. Green mountains, snow-capped peaks, and barren brownish hills devoid of vegetation will also cross your course. Embark on a mule journey. It normally costs about INR 2500-INR 3000 for the entire journey if the walk becomes difficult after a while, but it could cost more depending on different factors.

You'll come across a glacier with its mouth open wide at you at some point. Try standing in front of the opening; the wind would be cooler than an air-conditioned breeze. Nature's air conditioner! As you get closer to the temple, the snowy mountain ranges will become more visible. As you approach the Keadardome peak on the kedarnath trek, you'll notice a white peak staring at you. Prepare to approach the highlight of your entire kedarnath tour package as the temple sits just below its view.

You come across one of the most breathtaking sights you will ever see, with the mighty snow-covered Keadardome peak standing behind it like a shield. As you walk up the heavenly white steps at the end of the Kedarnath yatra, you'll feel as though you're ascending into the realm of clouds. The magnificent house of Lord Shiva is right in front of you, out in the open. A stairway to this enthralling beauty amid high-rising mountains, with the temple, built deftly on a massive rectangular slab of stone - and that's all there is to it. It's a dream come true for many aspirant travelers to explore it and pay their respects to the mountains and Lord Shiva.

According to legend, the Pandavas went on to create the Kedarnath shrine. The carvings on the exterior walls of the mandir contain references to them. Later on, Adi Shankara built a few more structures around the temple. According to legend, the Pandava brothers sought Lord Shiva in repentance for slaughtering their kin. Shiva hid in Guptkashi because he was unable to forgive their sins. You'll pass through Devprayag and Rudraprayag on your way to Guptkashi, with spectacular views of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers.

Many locals have set up shops to make the journey to Kedarnath as convenient as possible for visitors, so there are plenty of shops and stalls along the way. Throughout the journey, you can enjoy hot Maggi and tea in a variety of locations.

On the way, there are a few medical shops with oxygen supplies if needed. Many people may offer to take you on a mule for the entire Kedarnath tour; you can use this choice only if you are fully exhausted. This is a fee-based service.

The Kedarnath tour package lasts 4 days and 3 nights and includes convenient hotel rooms on a shared basis. The Kedarnath Yatra normally takes place between Haridwar and Haridwar. The first day of the Kedarnath tour begins with an 8- to 9-hour drive to Guptkashi, which we already know is famous for. You can visit the ArdhNarishwar Temple and participate in the prayers when you arrive. For the next day, which will be very eventful, a good night's rest is needed. A big day is coming up.

The second day of the Kedarnath package includes a 30-kilometer drive and a 19-kilometer trek. After a hearty breakfast, it's time to begin our journey to Sonparyag, and then on to Gauri Kund. Today is the day you'll get to see the breathtaking view of Lord Shiva's shrine that you've been dreaming about.

Visit this lovely house of prayer, take part in it, and get lost in its lovely architecture. The temple, which is made up of huge grey stone blocks, is a sight to behold. Listen to the mythological tales about this holiest site and try to link the dots with the Mahabharat epic. As evening falls, make your way to your assigned lodging and rest for the day after a delicious dinner.

The trip from Kedarnath to Chopta via Guptkashi is extended the next morning. Attend the morning aarti at the temple before returning to Guptkashi via the same trek route as the previous day. After passing through Gauri Kund's hot spring, you'll arrive in Guptkashi. The trail is almost identical to the Gauri Kund to Kedarnath trail, but the timing is different. As a result, you'll be descending in a completely different light. After breakfast, you can take a cab ride to Chopta, arriving in the evening. Check into your camps, eat your dinner, and retire for the day because the trek to the world's highest Shiva temple begins the next morning.

On the fourth day of your Kedarnath journey, you will travel to Tungnath via Chopta. 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. You can also visit Chandrashila peak if time permits. 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. Retire for the day, checking into your shared camp since the next morning marks the end of the Kedarnath Journey.

With a spiritual journey to Kedarnath, the trip marks its end with an experience that surely mark you for many lifetimes. If you are on traveling at Kedarnath Trek then you can also visit Kedarkantha Trek, the valley of flowers national park, chopta chandrashila trek. Because these are some of the nearby places of Kedarnath. It will surely make your visit more memorable.

Kedarnath with Tungnath 5D/4N

 

Day 1: Rishikesh - Guptkashi


Drive: 190 km (8-9 hours)

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • 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: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • 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: Stay in camps on a sharing basis

  • 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: Stay in camps on a sharing basis

  • 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.*

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.

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

Inclusions:

  • You will be greeted by our trek team with a welcome drink on your arrival to Haridwar.
  • All stays included from Day 1 to Day 4 on double / triple sharing basis.
  • Hotel / Guest house from day 1 & 2, Swiss Tents on Day 3, Alpine Tents on Day 4
  • Breakfast & Diner will be provided from Day 1 to Day 4, on Day 5 only breakfast will be provided.
  • Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route
  • Permit - forest and camping fee included.

 

Exclusions:

  • The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).
  • Transportation - The charges to reach Haridwar on day 1 and leave from Haridwar on day 4 is not included.
  • 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 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.

  • If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to the date of travel, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.
  • If cancellations are made between 2-7 days prior to the date of travel, either 75% of paid amount will be returned to the guest or the whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.
  • If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the date of travel, 100% of total advance will be refunded.
  • If you book the trek by paying 25% of booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from 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.
  • 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 refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

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