Kedarnath Darshan

duration Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 11657 ft
age Minimum Age 8+
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Camp Tour type Group
Camp Accommodation type hotel, guest house
About the Kedarnath Darshan

One of the Char Dham stops and over 1200 years in age, the Kedarnath temple opens it’s ways to travellers from April to September. At a height of 11,657 ft, the Kedarnath Yatra is both a devotee’s desire and trekker’s dream. Kedarnath tour package is an odyssey through glacial caves, snow packed passerby mountains, lush green lands, and a trail carved in the middle. The hike though the garhwal mountain ranges will give you many sneaks at the Mandakini river flowing alongside your journey like an encouraging fellow traveller.

They say you have to be called upon by the deity of the Kedarnath himself, Lord Shiva to even embark on the journey. So this would be a great time to find yourself incredibly lucky, for you have been called. The path to the Kedarnath temple slowly ascends as you greet numerous travelers like you.

As you climb further, stroll your eyes around to scenery to encounter numerous types of terrains along the way. Green mountain, snow covered peaks and stark brownish hills with no vegetation will also cross your path. Take a mule ride if the walk gets difficult after a while, it usually costs around Rs.2500-Rs.3000 for the whole way, but it could cost more depending on various factors.

At one point you’ll come across a glacier with it’s 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 temple. You’ll see a white peak stare at you as you get closer on the kedarnath trip - the Keadardome peak. The Kedarnath temple sits just below it’s view so get ready to approach the highlight of your entire kedarnath tour package.

With the mighty snow laden Keadardome peak standing behind the temple like a protector, you come across one of the most beautiful sights you will ever behold, the Kedarnath temple. 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. Placed right in front of you, right in the open is the temple. A stairway to the temple in the middle of high rising mountains with the temple placed tactfully on a huge rectangular slab of stone - and that’s it.Take a kedarnath temple tour, explore it and pay your respects. Just the mountains and the temple, a dream come true for many many aspirant visitors.

It is said that the Pandavas went on to build the Kedarnath temple. You can see their references in the carvings on the exterior walls of the mandir. Adi Shankara later went on to build a bit more around the temple. Legends say that the Pandava brothers seeked lord Shiva in repentance for having massacred their own kin. Shiva, not willing to forgive their sins, hid himself in Guptkashi. As you make your way to Guptkashi, you’ll pass through Devprayag and Rudraprayag, which offers breathtaking views of the river Alaknanda & Mandakini.

Many locals have arranged their livelihood towards making the kedarnath trip comfortable for travellers, so you’ll find a copious amount of shops and stalls on the trip. You can enjoy hot maggi and tea in numerous places along the trip. Occasional medical shops can be found on the way with stores of oxygen if needed. You’ll find many people willing to take you the whole Kedarnath tour on a mule, you can exercise this option when completely tired. This is a chargeable service.

The kedarnath tour package goes on for 4 days and 3 nights with comfortable accommodation arrangements in hotels on a sharing basis. The kedarnath yatra is usually from Haridwar to Haridwar. The first day of the kedarnath tour involves a 8-9 hour drive to the above mentioned Guptkashi, now we already know what it’s famous for. Upon arrival, you can visit the ArdhNarishwar Temple & take part in the prayers. A good night’s rest is necessary for the next day which will be quite eventful. A big day lies ahead.

The day 2 of the Kedarnath package involves a 30km drive and 19km trek. Starting our day with a hearty breakfast, it’s time to start the drive to Sonparyag, and from there to Gauri Kund. Today is the day you’ll see the beautiful Kedarnath temple you’ve been dreaming about.

Visit the temple, participate in the prayers, get lost in it’s beautiful architecture. Made out of massive grey blocks of stone, the temple for sure is a marvel to look at. Spend some time listening to mythological stories of the temple and try connecting it’s dots with the Mahabharat epic. Move towards the allotted accommodation as evening falls, and take rest for the day after a delicious dinner.

The next morning marks the return of your journey. Eat your breakfast and don’t miss out on the morning aarti - It’s an essential part of the Kedarnath temple trip. Now begin your descent towards Gauri Kund the same way you came up. The day was setting when you climbed this way the last time, now the day is rising. Notice the difference between the morning colours and the evening colours reflecting on the mountain - just surreal. Meet your cabs waiting for you in GauriKund and now starts the 30km drive towards Gupt Kashi. You’ll be halting here not the night post some really amazing dinner.

Now, the final leg of the Kedarnath trip - it’s time to get up, have breakfast and settle in for another long drive to Haridwar. That marks the end of the trek.

A beautiful journey has come to an end, but the experience of the  kedarnath yatra will stay with you many lifetimes.

If you are on travelling at Kedarnath Trek then you can also visit Kedarkantha Trekvalley of flowers national park, chopta chandrashila trek. Because these are one of the nearby places of Kedarnath. It will surely make your visit more memorable. 

Kedarnath - Haridwar to Haridwar 4D/3N

 

Day 1: Haridwar to Guptkashi


Drive: 210 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

 

Drive: 30 km

Trek: 19 km

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Wake up and attend the morning aarti, first thing in the morning.
  • Have your breakfast and start your journey to Gauri Kund.
  • 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 reaching Gaurikund, meet your cab driver and start your journey back to Guptkashi.
  • Check into your hotel and rest for the day.

 

Day 4: Guptkashi to Haridwar

 

Drive: 210 km (8-9 hours)

Meals: Breakfast

  • Wake up, have your breakfast and start your drive back to Haridwar and end this divine journey.


                                                                *Trips 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 in 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 Guptkashi to Guptkashi on double / triple sharing basis.
  • Hotel / Guest house from day 1 to 3.
  • Breakfast & Diner will be provided from Day 1 to Day 3, on Day 4 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 trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency 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 start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.
  • If cancellations are made between 2-7 days prior to the start of the trek, 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 start of the trek, 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 trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency 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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