Kedarnath Darshan

duration Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 11,657 ft
Pickup Pickup Point Delhi
visit Best time to visit May - October
Camp Accommodation type Hotels
About the Kedarnath Darshan


Kedarnath Tour, DarshanOne 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.

Also See: Kedarnath with Tungnath

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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 this beautiful place of worship slowly ascends as you greet numerous travelers like you.

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Also See: Ahmedabad To Kedarnath Tour Package

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.

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Also See: Kedarnath Badrinath Package 

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 shrine. You’ll see a white peak stare at you as you get closer on the kedarnath trip - the Keadardome peak. The 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 it like a protector, you come across one of the most beautiful sights you will ever behold. 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 splendid home of Lord Shiva. A stairway to this spellbinding beauty in the middle of high rising mountains with the temple placed tactfully on a huge rectangular slab of stone - and that’s it. Explore it and pay your respects to the mountains and Lord Shiva, a dream come true for many many aspirant visitors.

kedarnath Darshan

It is said that the Pandavas went on to build the Kedarnath shrine. 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 view of the shrine where Lord Shiva stays, you’ve been dreaming about.

Visit this beautiful house of prayer, participate in it, 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 this holy place 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.

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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 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 for 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 - Delhi to Delhi 3D/2N

 

Day 0: Departure from Delhi to Haridwar

Drive: 225 km (4-5 hours)

  • Arrive in Delhi and meet our representative.
  • Take an overnight journey to Haridwar.

 

Day 1: Haridwar-Guptkashi

Drive: 210 km (8-9 hours)

Meal: Dinner

Stay: Guest House / Hotel

  • Reach Haridwar early in the morning, and have your breakfast (on your own).
  • Take a short visit to the famous Har Ki Pauri Ghat, Haridwar.
  • Post visit, drive to Guptkashi where Lord Shiva disguised himself as a bull to hide from the Pandavas.
  • Drive past the holy confluences of Devprayag and Rudraprayag.
  • Once in Guptkashi, head to Ardhnarishwar Temple for evening prayer.
  • Head back to the accommodation, have your meals, and rest for the day.

 

Day 2: Guptkashi-Kedarnath       

Drive: 30 km

Trek: 19 km

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Guest House / Hotel

  • Wake up for your breakfast.
  • After breakfast, check out of the stay and start your drive to Sonparyag to Transport parking.
  • Reach Gaurikund, taking a local vehicle/jeep (on your own)
  • Start your trek, that’ll ascend to Jungle Chatti and Bheembali.
  • Observe the terrain changes from Bheembali to Linchauli, and later to Kedarnath. Keep your warm clothes handy, as the wind gets chillier towards Kedarnath.
  • Attend Sandhya Aarti, on reaching Kedarnath Temple.
  • After spending time at the Dham, head towards the accommodation for dinner and rest for the day.


Day 3: Kedarnath-Sonprayag-Delhi

Drive: 460 km

Trek: 19 km

Meal: Breakfast

  • Freshen up for the Morning Aarti at Kedarnath.
  • Have your breakfast and start your journey to Gauri Kund.
  • Descend on the same route as Day 2, experiencing the same route in different lighting.
  • Once arriving at Gaurikund, take a local taxi to Sonprayag (on your own).
  • Meet your cab driver at Sonprayag and journey back to Delhi.

 

Day 4: Early morning arrival at Delhi

  • Trip 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 ground operations team on your arrival in Delhi.
  • All stays are included on Day 1 and Day 2 on a sharing basis.
  • Hotel / Guest house on Day 1 and Day 2.
  • Transfers from Delhi to Delhi are included.
  • 2 breakfast and 2 dinners will be provided.
  • Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route.

 

Exclusions:

  • The above charges do not include the GST charges (5%).
  • Local transfers from Sonprayag to Gaurikund and back.
  • In case your trek/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.

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.

Q1. What is Kedarnath weather?

Answer: Summer season in Kedarnath starts from March and stays till June making this period very pleasant with cool climate. Monsoon season can be avoided from June to October. Winter season comes in during November and lasts till February, making Kedarnath cold and covered in snow.

 

Q2. What is Kedarnath height?

Answer: The height of Kedarnath is 3,583m/11,755 ft above sea level.

 

Q3. Which is the nearest railway station to kedarnath?

Answer: The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is Haridwar. It is approx. 238 kms from Kedarnath with numerous trains connecting Haridwar station with other major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata etc.

 

Q4. Are there taxi services available in kedarnath?

Answer: Kedarnath is an important pilgrimage destination, due to which there are many car rental services available till Gaurikund which is the nearest road to Kedarnath for tourists and pilgrims. The prices for the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle size and kilometres covered.

 

Q5. Is it safe to travel to kedarnath?

Answer: It is completely safe to travel to Kedarnath. Being a famous pilgrimage site, Kedarnath is generally flocked with tourists during the Yatra season every year, so you need not worry about anything. Monsoon season should not be preferred as the roads leading to Kedarnath are prone to landslides.

 

Q6. Are there any ATM facilities in Kedarnath?

Answer: No, there are not any ATM facilities currently opening in Kedarnath. We would recommend that you withdraw the cash from the locations like Rudraprayag or Guptkashi and carry the cash with you when you visit Kedarnath.

 

Q7. How can one go to Kedarnath from Rishikesh?

Answer: Kedarnath lies at a distance of approx. 225kms and 297kms from Rishikesh and Haridwar respectively. One can easily go for taxi services on a private basis. Local and state-run buses are also there that provide daily services from Rishikesh to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund the trek route of 19 kms starts for Kedarnath.

 

Q8. Can I book a helicopter to visit kedarnath?

Answer: Yes, you can also reach Kedarnath by helicopter. There are different service providers that offer helicopter facilities for tourists from destinations like Dehradun, Haridwar or Gaurikund.

 

Q9. How to reach Kedarnath from Delhi?

Answer: Kedarnath lies at a distance of around 450 kms from Delhi. There are a number of taxis and buses available from Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun for Kedarnath. Gaurikund is the last stop until which the vehicle can be reached. From Gaurikund, the 19km trek for Kaedarnath temple starts.

 

Q10. How is the food and accommodation facility in kedarnath?

Answer: There are basically guest houses or dharamshalas in Kedarnath and the food is provided purely vegetarian.

 

Q11. What is Kedarnath distance?

Answer: Kedarnath is at a distance of 225kms and 297kms from Rishikesh and Haridwar respectively. From Gaurikund there is the trek route of 19 kms that starts for Kedarnath.

 

Q12. What is the best time to visit kedarnath?

Answer: The best time to visit Kedarnath is during the month of May as soon as the temple reopens or during September-October when the crowd is less.

 

Q13. What are the road conditions in Kedarnath?

Answer: The roads are in good condition and smooth for Kedarnath and well suited for vehicles. It is advisable to avoid the plan to visit Kedarnath during monsoon or heavy rainfall as there are chances of landslides during this season.

 

Q14. Which is the nearest airport to Kedarnath?

Answer: The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is approximately 238 kms from Kedarnath.

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