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Fri, 10 May



Kedarnath Temple Trek, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath temple is a Hindu shrine located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated at an altitude of 3,583 meters in the Himalayas and is known for its scenic beauty and spiritual significance.

Kedarnath Temple Trek, Uttarakhand
Kedarnath Temple Trek, Uttarakhand

Time & Location

10 May 2024, 10:30 am – 17 May 2024, 11:50 am

Kedarnath, Kedarnath, Uttarakhand 246445, India

About The Event

Kedarnath Trek Highlights
  • Experience a thrilling and challenging trekking experience to the Kedarnath temple, built in the 8th century and standing at an elevation of around 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) above sea level.
  • Pass through some scenic trails and diverse terrains, including steep trails and rocky paths. Be amazed by breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini and Sumeru, and alpine meadows along the way.
  • Marvel at the wonderful architecture of Kedarnath Temple which is adorned with intricate carvings and designs. It stands as a symbol of ancient craftsmanship and cultural heritage.
  • Explore the Panch Kedar circuit, with Kedarnath being one of the five sacred temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, and gain some insights into the significance of these sacred sites.
  • Take a remarkable journey to this sacred and revered Kedarnath Temple, which is believed to be a place of immense spiritual significance in the world.

Kedarnath Trek Overview

About the Kedarnath:

Gear up for an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking trails of the Kedarnath Trek with Trexpert. This challenging trek provides an unforgettable experience amidst the majestic Himalayas. As you ascend, pass through lush meadows and admire panoramic views of snow-capped peaks like Kedar Dome and Bhairavnath. During the trek, be amazed by the scenic vistas of the Mandakini River.

Kedarnath has a religious significance for being one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is believed to have been established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century at an elevation of 3,583 meters. Be amazed by the marvellous architecture with wonderful designs and surrounded by the stunning backdrop of snow-covered peaks.

Book the Kedarnath trek package with Thrillophilia to enjoy facilities like having professional guides and well-planned itineraries. Beyond the challenging trek, this journey connects trekkers to the temple's profound significance in Indian mythology. So, unleash your inner adventurer with Thrillophilia and have a memorable experience during the Kedarnath trek.

About the Kedarnath Winter Trek:

Known for its sanctity and enthralling scenic views, Kedarnath gets a heavy influx of travellers. The holy site of Kedarnath dham can be reached only by trekking through a 16 kilometres long trek, starting from Gaurikund. From Gaurikund, it is a 4 kilometres trek to Jungle Chatti via the Rambara Bridge. This part of Kedarnath temple trek will let you enjoy a lenient trail and will not demand much energy. From Jungle Chatti, the trekkers need to trek another 3 kilometres to reach Bheembali.

This segment of the trek also has a relatively lenient gradient, which can be done with less effort. The trail starts becoming a bit steep for the next 4 kilometres, from Bheem Bali to Linchauli. The Kedarnath winter trek continues with a steeper gradient for another 4 kilometres to reach Kedarnath Base Camp. From here, it is the final 1 kilometre that you have to cover to finally reach Kedarnath Temple.

Once you complete your upward Kedarnath trekking journey and reach the holy shrine, you will be welcomed by the spellbinding architecture of the Kedarnath Temple and the mesmerizing views of the surrounding snow-clad Himalayan mountain peaks.

How to Reach:

By Air: To reach the base camp of Gaurikund by air, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport (DED) in Dehradun. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use local transportation. The distance from Dehradun to Gaurikund is approximately 225 kilometres by road. The journey usually takes around 7 to 8 hours by car.

By Train: Board a train to Rishikesh from Haridwar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Haldwani, Jaipur, and other nearby major cities.. From Rishikesh, Gaurikund is accessible by road. Doon Express, Rishikesh Express Special, and Hemkunt Express are some regularly operating trains on this route. After reaching Rishikesh, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to cover the remaining distance to Gaurikund, which is around 215 kilometres. The total duration of the journey can vary but generally takes about 8 to 9 hours.

By Bus: Regular bus services of HRTC, URT, and private buses connect major cities to Rishikesh and Rudraprayag. From Rishikesh, you can find buses to Gaurikund. The distance between them is approximately 200 kilometers and the bus journey takes around 8 to 9 hours. From Rudraprayag to Gaurikund, the distance is approximately 75 kilometers and the journey takes around 3 to 4 hours.

Kedarnath Trek Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Delhi

Day 1 ItineraryOn the first day of your Kedarnath trek package, you will arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.Get transferred to your hotel in Delhi in a comfortable and spacious vehicle.Enjoy a piping hot dinner and rest overnight at your hotel.

Day 2

Transfer from Delhi to Haridwar (By Train - 217.6 km)

 Day 2 ItineraryWake up early in the morning and check out of your Delhi hotel.Head to the railway station and leave for Haridwar.Arrive at the Haridwar railway station in about 6.5 hours.Get transferred to your hotel in Haridwar in a comfortable and spacious vehicle.You can spend the evening at leisure, exploring local attractions of Haridwar town.Take your dinner and rest overnight at your hotel.

Day 3

Transfer from Haridwar to Guptkashi (Drive - 203.5 km)

Day 3 ItineraryTake your breakfast and check out of your Haridwar hotel.The third day of your Kedarnath trek package is all about your journey to Guptakshi by road.Arrive at Guptkashi within 6 hours and 20 minutes and check-in your hotel.Freshen up, take a scrumptious dinner, and rest overnight at your hotel.

Day 4

Transfer from Guptkashi to Gaurikund - Trek to Kedarnath (Drive - 15.3 km & Trek - 14 km)

 Day 4 ItineraryWake up in the morning, have a scrumptious breakfast at your hotel in Guptkashi, and prepare for the most important day of your Kedarnath trek package when you will finally trek to Kedarnath dham.Check out of your hotel and proceed on your journey to Gaurikund, by road.Once you reach Gaurikund, carry your packed lunch and start Kedarnath winter trek.Upon arriving at Kedarnath, check-in your hotel and freshen up.Take your dinner at the hotel and rest overnight.

Day 5

Trek to Vasukital (Trek - 8 km) and Back to Kedarnath (Trek - 8 km)

 Day 5 ItineraryEnjoy a hearty breakfast early in the morning and prepare for the Kedarnath temple trek.Carry your packed lunch and start your trek to Vasukital.Reach Vasukital and soak in the picturesque beauty of the pristine lake and the natural splendours.In the evening, descend to Kedarnath.Once you reach Kedarnath, check-in your hotel and freshen up.Take your dinner at the hotel and enjoy a sound sleep.

Day 6

Trek to Gaurikund (Trek - 14 km) - Drive to Rudraprayag (Drive - 41.2 km)

Day 6 ItineraryWake up to the scenic beauty of Kedarnath and enjoy a healthy breakfast at your hotel.Check out of your Kedarnath hotel, carry your packed lunch, and start your descending trek to Gaurikund.Once you arrive at Gaurikund, proceed on your journey to Rudrapayag by road.Upon reaching Rudraprayag, check-in your hotel and freshen up.Take your dinner at the hotel and rest overnight.

Day 7

Transfer to Rishikesh (Drive - 141.7 km)

Day 7 ItineraryWake up in the morning and take your breakfast at your hotel.Check out of your hotel in Rudraprayag and proceed on your journey to Rishikesh by road.You will arrive in the city of Rishikesh in about 4 hours and 10 minutes.Once you reach Rishikesh, check-in your hotel and freshen up.Enjoy a piping hot dinner and rest overnight at your hotel.

Day 8

Transfer to Delhi

Day 8 ItineraryWake up to the last morning of your Kedarnath trek package and enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel in the ‘Yoga Capital of India’, Rishikesh.Check out of your Rishikesh hotel and enjoy a fun-filled local sightseeing tour of the city.Later in the evening, get transferred to Haridwar railway station in a comfortable and spacious vehicle and leave for Delhi.Once you arrive at the Delhi railway station, proceed on your onward journey back home with lovely memories of the trek.

Kedarnath Trek Policies Confirmation Policy
  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
Refund Policy
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's Trexpert wallet as Thrillcash.
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancellation is made 30 days or more before the date of travel, 10.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made between 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel, 25.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made between 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel, 50.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made between 3 days to 7 days before the date of travel, 75.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made within 3 days before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
Payment Terms Policy
  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking
Kedarnath Trek FAQs
  1. What is the best time to visit Kedarnath for trekking? The most ideal time for enjoying Kedarnath trekking is from May to June and from September to October. During these periods of the year, the trek does not receive rainfall and there is no snow over the trails. The trek remains closed between the months of November and March every year because of heavy snowfall
  2. What is the cost of the Kedarnath trek? The Kedarnath trek costs around 12,000 INR per adult. This amount typically covers various expenses, including permits, accommodation, meals, and transfers. For the Kedarnath trek, Thrillophilia has expertly crafted itineraries, professional guides, and attentive customer support as well. The cost may vary based on the amenities and services provided.
  3. What is the height of the Kedarnath trek? The maximum height of the Kedarnath trek is approximately 3,583 meters (11,755 feet). This moderate trek spans approximately 16 kilometres, providing a wonderful journey amidst lush meadow
  4. What is the altitude of the Kedarnath trek? The Kedarnath trek has an altitude of approximately 3,583 meters (11,755 feet). Pilgrims and trekkers ascend through varying terrains on the journey to reach the sacred Kedarnath Temple. From there, trekkers can admire the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including the Kedar Dome. The temple's vantage point offers a mesmerizing spectacle of the Mandakini Valley too
  5. How long is the trek to Kedarnath? The Kedarnath trek covers a distance of approximately 16 kilometers (one way). The journey involves passing through scenic landscapes, and steep trails, and can take around 6 to 8 hours to complete (one way). However, the total duration of the trek depends on the individual's trekking pace, and weather conditions along the climb as well. Overall, this is a moderate trek, known for its diverse terrains and picturesque views.
  6. What is the best month to go for the Kedarnath trek? The best months for the Kedarnath trek are generally from May to October. During this period, the weather is more favorable with milder temperatures, and the trails are accessible. The trek during winter is not possible as the trek is closed from November to March due to heavy snowfall and cold temperatures.
  7. How long does it take from Gaurikund to Kedarnath? In general, it takes a normal human being about 7 hours to trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. The Kedarnath trekking trail is gradual for the initial 7 kilometres and demands less time, but it becomes a bit steep for the final 7 kilometres. And with a well-laid out trip, like the Kedarnath Trek Package it will take a total of 8 days, including travels, stays and the actual trek.
  8. Can we complete the Kedarnath trek in One day? Completing the Kedarnath trek in one day is possible, but challenging. This is a journey of 16 kilometers with steep paths, taking 6 to 8 hours on average. It requires physical fitness, stamina, and determination. However, it is advised to make a customized Kedarnath trek itinerary and break the trek into two days for a more comfortable experience.
  9. How do I prepare for the Kedarnath trek? To prepare for the Kedarnath trek, you need to focus on physical fitness with cardio and strength training. Incorporate regular cardio workouts like jogging and hiking to boost stamina. Strength training exercises such as squats and lunges will strengthen the muscles. If you are a smoker, you need to reduce smoking to improve your stamina for trekking. Additionally, pack essentials such as sturdy trekking shoes, warm clothing, rain gear, and a first aid kit for a comfortable experience.
  10. What Kedarnath is famous for? Kedarnath town is a very famous Hindu pilgrimage site, which is popularly known for the Kedarnath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It forms an integral part of Uttarakhand’s Chhota Char Dham Yatra. It is also considered to be one of the important Jyotirlingas in India.
  11. Is Kedarnath trek safe? Yes, the trek to Kedarnath dham is absolutely safe as the trail is not very challenging and the height of the trek is just 3,553 meters above sea level. However, all trekkers are required to abide by the new Kedarnath route planned out after the 2013 flood in the region.
  12. What is the difficulty of the Kedarnath trek? The level of difficulty of the Kedarnath trek falls in the range of easy to moderate. Anyone aged between 7 years to 65 years and having a good level of physical fitness can go for this trek.
  13. How to reach Kedarnath? Kedarnath is well-connected to other parts of the country by air, rail, and road.By Air: The closest airport to Kedarnath dham is Jolly Grant Airport, which is located around 238 kilometres away. You can take a flight from any major city in the country and reach this airport in Dehradun. You can then take a taxi to reach Gaurikund from the airport. Once you reach Gaurikund, you can cover the 14km trek to finally reach Kedarnath.By Rail: The closest railhead to Kedarnath is Rishikesh railway station, which is located around 216 kilometres away. You can take a train from any major city in the country and arrive at Rishikesh. You can then take a taxi to reach Gaurikund, from where you will need to trek 14km to reach Kedarnath dham.By Road: You can catch a bus to Gaurikund from any important town of Uttarakhand, including Dehradun, Haridwar, Srinagar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Pauri, Chamoli, and Uttarkashi. Upon reaching Gaurikund, you can trek the next 14 kilometres to finally arrive at Kedarnath.
  14. Can beginners go for Kedarnath trekking? Yes, Kedarnath trek can be done even by novice trekkers, who do not have any prior trekking experience or skills. However, they should be physically fit as certain parts of the trail can be strenuous.
  15. Is the Kedarnath trek a winter trek? The Kedarnath temple trek is generally not considered to be a winter trek. The region experiences heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures during winter due to which trekking can be challenging. The visiting season is generally from May to October as the trek remains open for 6 months only.
  16. Can I do Kedarnath trekking in March? Trekking to Kedarnath is not possible during this time as the trek remains closed from November to March. The weather is cold, and some trails may be covered in snow. In this month, accessibility may also be limited. It is advisable to check current conditions and be well-prepared for cold weather. You also need to consult local authorities or trek organizers for updated information before planning a March trek.
  17. Can I stay overnight in Kedarnath? Yes, overnight stays are possible in Kedarnath. There are accommodations available in the form of hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and tents. Pilgrims and trekkers often choose to stay overnight to experience the spiritual atmosphere. They can also explore the surroundings, including the Kedarnath Temple and its scenic views in the Himalayas during their stay.
  18. What type of meals will be provided in the Kedarnath trek package? The Kedarnath trek package includes all the 3 important meals of a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the meals served to trekkers are going to be vegetarian.
  19. What are the must things to carry before going to Kedarnath for trekking? The important things trekkers need to carry for their trek to Kedarnath are listed below:A backpack Clothing - thermal inners, full-sleeves shirts, trekking pants, fleece jackets, woollen gloves Personal medical kit - Band-aids, Bandages, Dettol, and medicines for dehydration, cold, and headache Toiletries - wet napkins, toothbrush and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, shower gel, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen lotion Footwear - trekking boots, flip-flops, and sneakers Accessories - torch, sunglasses, and caps Snacks - energy bars, biscuits, and dry fruits Electronic Gadgets: Camera, cell phone, power bank, universal adapter Sufficient cash
  20. Which are the other best Uttarakhand treks that we can book from Trexpert? Here is the list of best Uttarakhand treks that you can book from Trexpert:Roopkund Trek Har Ki Dun Trek Chandrashila Trek Kuari Pass Trek Dayara Bugyal Trek Deoria Tal Trek Gangotri Trek


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