4 Days11,656 Ft.
Easy to Moderate
Day 1: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Guptkashi/Sitapur : (215 kms, 7 hrs drive)
Day 2: Guptkashi/Sitapur-Gaurikund-Bhimbali-lencholi-Kedarnath (10 kms by road, 16 kms by trek oneway)
Day 3: Kedarnath-Sitapur/Guptkashi
Day 4: Guptkashi/Sitapur- (220 kms / 8 hrs)See Detailed Itinerary
Kedarnath trek plays a big role in Hindu mythology. Kedarnath trek is considered to be most beautiful & divine Himalayan trek. This trekking point located in Rudraprayag district at an altitude of 11,657 Ft. near the Mandakini River in Uttarakhand and brings the legendary values for both the religious and the sporty trekkers. Due to heavy snowfall during winters; the temple open only between the ends of April to Kartik Purnima mid November. During winters, the idol dropped at Ukhimath from Kedarnath Dham and idolized there for 6 month.
The altitude of Kedarnath Trek is 11,657 Ft. The trek will open up the glimpse of beautiful mountains around. The important thing that one has to keep in mind is to take the proper medication with them at the higher altitude. Though we provide every possible thing but it is always better to keep your medicines. Hydration is the most important part when you trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.
Ek Dham Yatra trek can be done easily; the trek is favorable to all ages. However, Pathways have steeps with boulders; trekker should know little techniques and walk carefully. Then one can do it easily.
Kids between 10 to 17 ages can trek to Ek Dham Yatra Trek.
This Himalayan trek is graded as easy to Moderate trek so it can be chosen to take the family.
The best time to visit Ek Dham Yatra trek is April, May and first half of June; the trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the destination glows the most. The landscape is beyond imagination; the gigantic mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing. Enriched by the glory of nature Trekking in Uttarakhand can be the best experience in all seasons.
The temperature ranges from 7 degrees to 17 degrees. In May: Moderate cold with temperature range going up to 18 degrees. The nights will get cold. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.
The morning after breakfast, drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh to Guptkashi and then to Sitapur via Rudraprayag & Devprayag.You can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara.
The river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi then Sitapur, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Later reach Sitapur, overnight stay there.
The morning after breakfast drive to Gaurikund from Guptkashi/ Sitapur, start your trek from Gaurikund via Bhimbali, Lencholi and then to Kedarnath. Visit Kedarnath Temple. After temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Sitpur. Overnight stay there.
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption.
On this day wakeup early take the blessings of Lord Kedar in the morning, and move back to Sitapur/ Gupkashi. This day as you move back notice the beauty and how the landscape changes its beauty one by one.
On this day, you return back from Guptkashi/ Sitapur. Collect the memories and feel the beauty of all the places you have witnessed. You go back from here it will take 8 hrs drive to reach Haridwar.
Trekking on Kedarnath Yatra Trek, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these requirements for trekking.
Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.
A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the important things that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.
Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting things that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.
Clothing is one of the most important aspects of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus the problems. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.
Three warm layers: On high altitude treks Kedarnath, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So, during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.
Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denim for the substitute for the trek pants since they are not comforting to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.
Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sunburn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.
Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be used on personal choice depending upon the physical and weather conditions.
Sun glasses: Sun Glasses will help to protect you from snow blindness, you should carry one on High altitude trek.
Sun cap: The sun feels brighter and nearer at high altitude treks like Kedarnath. Used sun caps to save your neck and face from sun Burns, Especially if you are trekking at the end of the day.
Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory for each trek.
Synthetic hand gloves: Bring one set of Woolen and one Waterproof hand gloves to save your hands from cold.
Socks (2 sets): Carry 2 pair of sports socks and a pair of woollen socks as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature at night.
Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is your own choice, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but at times it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.
An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practices you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like a water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.
Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.
Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.
Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuff into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.
Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
Dexamethasone – 1 strip
Nifedipine – 5 tablets
There are certain rules and laws that you need to follow while going for the treks, however, Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which are inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paperwork.
Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.
Trekking on Kedarnath is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Kedarnath.
Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.
Trekking at Kedarnath demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.
Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Kedarnath Yatra Trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.
An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking on Kedarnath has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:
Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Kedarnath from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.
Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Kedarnath Yatra Trek as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.
We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.
Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.
In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.
In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.
Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Kedarnath if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.
Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.
People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.
While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.
It’s suggested to take every single illness into the consideration while you’re on the trek.
However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.
Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.
Difficult treks are more adventurous than easy ones. But going on some High-altitude trek like Kedarnath without calculating its risk is utter stupidity. Safety of our trekkers is on our highest priority list and we do everything to ensure the safe and enjoyable trek.
Sometimes Due to some unfavourable conditions, Trekkers have to face some problems.
So, here we are talking about some risk involve while trekking and their appropriate response.
People always respond as they have learned. Here you will learn to respond on treks while facing unreliable situations. We listed some “What If situation” and their answers best on years on trekking experience we have.
On high altitude trek, there is a risk of Acute mountain sicknesses like Nausea, Headache and general discomfort. It will not affect everyone but sometimes the new trekker will face HAPE and HACE, which is a part of AMS.
Response: If you feel any of symptoms of AMS or any other discomfort, Inform your trek leader As soon as possible. All the trek leader is trained, they will give you proper measure to ensure your safety on the trek. All the campsite has Oxygen mask, Stretcher and fully equip the first Kid to address the situation like this.
Weather is unpredictable in mountains, no one can predict about the weather situation you will face while trekking. So, we always begin trek in favourable trekking conditions.
Response: All the trek leaders are mountaineers, they are the best person to decide if it’s safe to trek further or not. The decision of trek leader will final in bad weather condition.
Treks are not straight as roads do. Your route will be zigzag or up or down. Small Injuries like bruises or leg Sprain are common but serious injuries like major cuts or fracture is rare.
Response: We only work with certified Wilderness as trek leaders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can treat small injuries easily. If any trek member faces serious injuries then they will be taken to the nearest hospital available at that time.
We sometimes face network problems in Big cities, Facing the same issue on treks is undustable Still, we do our best to connect you with your loved ones.
Response: We use walkie-talkies and sometimes runner to communicate between the campsite and Basecamp. You guardian can send a message on base camp and the base manager will convey your message towards you.
Day 1: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Guptkashi/Sitapur : (215 kms, 7 hrs drive)
Day 2: Guptkashi/Sitapur-Gaurikund-Bhimbali-lencholi-Kedarnath (10 kms by road,16kms by trek oneway)
Day 3: Kedarnath-Sitapur/Guptkashi
Day 4: Guptkashi/Sitapur- (220 kms / 8 hrs)
Kedarnath is moderate type trek which is suitable for beginners if they have at least 2 months physical and mental conditioning. However, even being a moderate type trek, proper study of the trek must be made.
Trekking at Kedarnath, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions.
To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.
Getting to the Kedarnath Yatra Trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Kedarnath demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.
Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,
Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.
Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Kedarnath Yatra Trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.
Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.
To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Kedarnath Yatra Trek.
This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.
All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.
The trek expense of Price on Request takes care of all expenses of the trek from Rudraprayag to Rudraprayag.
Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.
While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows
Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, the full amount will not be refunded in the first phase. It will take 15 working days to repay the half and another 15 working days for another half of the amount calculated according to the company's cancellation policy.
Every Year Chardham Yatra begins from the month of April or May onwards and continues until October/November as the doors of all four temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yumunotri & Gangotri) remain open till the day of “Diwali Festival” which is celebrated every year during the month the month of October/November. “Diwali festival-Also called Deepawali” is considered as one of the main festival of Hindus and dates of this festival to be decided by the holy saints/Gurus/Priests according to Hindu calendar). After Diwali doors of all temples remain close for the next five or six months due to heavy snow fall and very cold weather as all these temples are located in the remote places of Himalayan Mountain where life is not easy to survive due to uncertain weather conditions.
Char Dham – means four sacred places in India as per Hindu belief. They are PURI, DWARKA, BADRINATH and RAMESHWARAM – collectively known as the Chardham of India are the most sacred of all pilgrimages. It is believed that undertaking a journey to these holy shrines located in the four corners of India washes away one’s sins and relieves one from the cycle of birth and death. However, some people called these places as Char Dham – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinathji (in Uttaranchal) – which although sacred, are not actually char dham. Any Dham is a revered place, but “Char Dham” actually refers to – Puri, Dwarka, Badrinath & Rameshwaram – where live four Shankaracharyas.
Yamunotri remains open from 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM., Gangotri temple timings are 06:15 AM to 09:30 PM., Kedarnath temple is open from 05:00 AM to 03:00 PM and Badrinath temple timings are 4:30 AM to 03:00 PM.
The answer is yes. Now these days it has become very easy for thirtha yatra, Yamunotri and Kedarnath is hard to reach, but you can hire Palki to go up, transportation reaches very close to rest of the places.
Please note that these are high altitude areas,and thus it is advised that people who have any respiratory problems or cardio-vascular problems to seek doctor’s advice before venturing to these areas.
Chardham Yatra can be starts either from Delhi or Haridwar as being a capital of India, Delhi is connected with almost entire World & all major Cities of India through various flight connections and Trains. Road connectivity from Delhi to Haridwar is very good as by road it is just 210 km/ 5 hours drive (approx). One can travel by air from Delhi to Dehradun (Joly Grant Aiport) which is just 41 Km away (1 hrs drive approx) from Haridwar. Nearest Railway station of Haridwar is just 16 Km before of “Har-Ki-Pauri” (Haridwar) and train journey from Delhi to Haridwar takes only 4-5 hrs approx. Chardham Yatra starts from Delhi-Hardiwar-Barkot-Yamunotri-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Rudraprayag-Badrinath-Joshimath-Srinagar(Garwal)-Rishikesh-Delhi. These places can be covered in approx 12 days from Delhi to Delhi and from Haridwar to Haridwar it takes approx 11 days.
Chardham Yatra is considered is as one of the toughest Yatra in Himalayan region, so don’t take it lightly as one should physically and mentally fit to travel this circuit. Weather of Char Dham Circuit is very uncertain as temperature changes almost three times in a day since day time is hot and evening is pleasant but nights are some time very cold. It is advisable to take heavy woollen cloths such as warm Jacket, Coat, Sweater, Gloves & woollen socks and good walking shoes with grip, slippers & sandals, first aid kit. Also carry Insect repellent or lotions to avoid any mosquito infection. One can carry rain coat as well as some time its rain in this circuit as weather can be changed at any time here.
Don’t forget to bring personal medicines during your trip to Char Dham Circuit if you are patient of any such dieses like any kind of allergies, diabetes or asthma or any such conditions that may require emergency treatment and are specially advised to carry prescriptions of the medicines and also preferably carry a letter from your physician during your trip.
The fare of helicopter ticket to Kedarnath is approx Rs 7,990/- per person from Phata, which includes return helicopter fare with exclusive of priority darshan as per the prevalent rate.
Option1: By Train till Haridwar or Delhi
You can take train to Haridwar/Delhi from Howrah and fare depends on which class you book. Delhi/Haridwar to Gaurikund by bus or taxi. Then about 11 km trek to Kedarnath Temple.
Option2: By Flight till Delhi
You can take flight to Delhi from Kolkata and fare depends on which class you book. Delhi to Gaurikund by bus or taxi. Then about 11 km trek to Kedarnath Temple.
Yes, you can take your child on kedarnath yatra trek. The age limit is 5 year's
Certified and experience trek leader, Certified guides.
Gangotri has plenty of hotels near the main temple itself so it should not be a problem to find a room. Only the rooms in GMVN can be booked in advance but usually they are almost full in the months of May and June. Do not worry, you will get the rooms easily. In case, you do not get then, turn back to Dharali and Harsil about 20 Kms before Gangotri. These places also have many hotels.
All the Char Dham camps are equipped with first aid facilities in the Char Dham camps which along with a number of medicines and bandages also contain oxygen cylinders for the Yatras suffering from altitude sickness. Government has also set up medical relief posts to help with people looking for emergency medical checkups. It also advised for the Yatris to carry their own set of first aid box with all the emergency and relevant medical items that one may need during the time of an emergency.
Planning to pack for your Char Dham Yatra is one of the most hectic things that you will be experiencing. One thing is common that the weather conditions here are extremely cold and by night it gets freezing. Do not underestimate the weather in this case and here are a few important and highly relevant things that you should always include: a first aid kit, thermals, winter accessories like woolen gloves, mufflers, scarves, a backpack for carrying items like torches, spare batteries, chocolates, portable charger etc. also make sure to carry a raincoat, good pair of comfortable walking shoes and mosquito repellant.
Going for the Char Dham Yatra during the opening months of May to June and then again during the closing months of September to November are considered to be the best time to visit Char Dham Yatra. Avoid going on Char Dham Yatra during the monsoon months of July to September. Helicopter services during these times are suspended owing to the bad and unexpected weather conditions. The entire region remains prone to landslides and torrential rains. Make sure before booking and confirming your tickets or package to the Char Dham portals, that you are not going during the rainy seasons since you may even end up losing a lot of money.
ATMs are not a widely available service and facility in and around Char Dham sites. It would be a wise option for you to withdraw out some cash before commencing the journey on available places. Although there are ATMs available in the nearby pilgrimage towns that fall en route your journey to the holy destinations.
The Yamunotriopens on the auspicious day of AkshayaTritiya and closes on the second day of Diwali
The Gangotriopens on the auspicious day of AkshayaTritiya and closes on the day of Diwali.
The opening date of Kedarnath Temple depends on the occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri and the door closes on second day after Diwali i.e. on Bhai Dooj
The opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed on BasantPanchami and closing date is fixed on Vijaydashami.
Since the Yatra takes place at a higher altitude and involves lots of walking, therefore people between age group of 7-65 years are more preferred to take the Yatra.
It is very important to get yourself registered with proper photo-id. And one of the best and easy way for the registration is the online registration. Go to the website of ChaloChardham and register there. After the registration, an online registration slip will be generated and that should be shown to the any counter to take the registration card.
Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest located airport. And the nearest located railway station is Rishikesh.
It is very important to get a full body check-up and earn a certificate for the same. Medical certificate will tell you if you are fit to go for the trekking at higher altitudes or not.
Though the Yatrapackage provide basic first aid. Every Chardhamyatra package make sure to provide the basic first aid facility, still one should carry their own kit having basic medicines and ointments.