Kedarnath Peak, Ukhimath, Uttarakhand, India 246445, Dehradun, India
Kedarnath Yatra 2021
One of the twelve Jyotrilingas dedicated to the Sadashiva form of lord Shiva and the third shrine in Char dham, Kedarnath is a magnificent temple situated at a height of 3581m. In the temple a huge statue of Nandi stands. There are a number of hot water springs called as Kunds in Kedarnath. Among which Shiv Kund is the most important and Rudhir Kund is famous for its red colored water. The whole valley of Kedarnath is surrounded by snow covered peaks from three sides with Madakini and Gandhi Glaciers on the fourth side only a few kilometers away.
Among the chardham, Kedarnath is situated at the highest altitude. It is reached after a 14 km trek from Gaurikund. It is believed that Kedarnath shrine was built by the Pandavas afte the battle of Mahabharat. Kedarnath also is the main shrine among the Panch Kedar devoted to Lord shiva. The other four are Tungnath, Rudranath, Mad Maheshwar, Kalpeshwar. These temples are worshipped by hindu devotees during their chardham pilgrimage.
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar. (230Kms / 6-7Hrs drive)
Morning start your journey and transfer to Haridwar. Evening visit “Ganga Ceremony” at Har Ki Pauri. Overnight at Haridwar.
Day 2 : Haridwar – Rudraprayag/Guptkashi (190Kms /6 -7Hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast drive for Rudraprayag.
Visit on the way places like Satyanaryan Temple, Devopryag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayg/ Guptakashi.
Morning after breakfast, drive for Gaurikund.
Visit on the way places like Guptkashi temple. Start your trek (By walk, horse, pony or dolly) to Kedarnath. (Helicopter service is also available)
Overnight stay kedarnath
Day 03: Rudraprayag/Sitapur – Kedarnath
Day 04: Sitapur/Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (165Kms / 4-5 Hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, drive back to Rishikesh. Visit Rishikesh and devoprayag on the way.
Overnight stay at Rishikesh.
Day 05: Rishikesh– Delhi (250 Kms / 6-7 Hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast visit Daksh Temple, Shri Yantra Temple, Maya Devi Temple. Later drive towards Delhi.
Evening dropping at Delhi.
Haridwar - The Urmi Haridwar or similar
Rudraprayag - Shangrila Resort or similar
Kedarnath - Swargarohini Cottages or similar
Rishikesh- Luxury Camping or similar
Breakfast & Dinner
All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by Indigo Car Pick up & Drop Ex. Delhi
All inter-state taxes, toll taxes, driver allowance & parking etc All applicable taxes
Airfare / train fare until mentioned in the itinerary
Any meals other than those specified in ‘Inclusions’
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, Pooja samagri etc.
Any other item not specified in ‘Inclusions’.
Porterage at hotels / airport / railway station and during trekking
Ponies / Dollies during trekking
Entrance fees during sightseeing
Camera fee / Emergency & medical cost
Helicopter tickets for any of the Dhams
Cost incidental due to roadblocks, landslides, change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and or any factors beyond control.
FAQs for Uttarakhand.
Q1 When are the devotees allowed to offer prayers at Kedarnath Temple?
ANS ~The timings of 5 AM – 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM – 10 PM are when the devotees are allowed to offer prayers at Kedarnath Temple.
Q2 What are the essentials to carry on your trip to Kedarnath?
ANS~ Warm clothes, trekking shoes, Raincoat, Woollen cap, Umbrella, more than 2 pair socks, and a first aid kit are some essentials to carry with you to Kedarnath.
Q3 Is any type of transport available if one cannot trek to Kedarnath?
ANS~ Yes, the helicopters are available to take you directly to Kedarnath. Other than that, there are buses and cabs that can be booked.
Q4 Is it safe to visit Kedarnath?
ANS~ Yes,Kedarnath is a safe place to visit,however, you must always take care of your belongings and avoid traveling in the monsoons.
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