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Panch Kedar Trek

Available Panch Kedar Trek Treks

Group Size
6-12 persons

Difficulty
Moderate

Highest Point
13,000 Ft

Duration
14 Days

Cost
32,500.00

Trekking Experience

No Mountaineering Certification Needed

Panch Kedar Trek

Out of all the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Panch Kedar Trek refers to five holy places of the Shaivite sect dedicated to god Shiva.The Panch Kedar yatra holds a lot of spiritual significance. .They are located in the Garhwal Himalayan region in Uttarakhand, India. The five temples designated in the strict pecking order to be followed for pilgrimage for worship are the Kedarnath at an altitude of 3,583 m (11,755 ft), the Tungnath (3,680 m/12,070 ft), Rudranath (2,286 m/7,500 ft), Madmaheshwar (3,490 m/11,450 ft) and Kalpeshwar (2,200 m/7,200 ft). The entire stretch reflects the mythical colors of the Mahabharata where the Pandavas went to the Himalaya to meet Lord Shiva who avoided the meeting due to the Gau Hatya (Killing Cow) and Brahmahatya committed by the Pandavas. Panch Kedar trek will not only take you close to divinity but you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful setting of the mountains and valleys. The five Kedar lies in the valleys between the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The pilgrimage Panch Kedar yatra covering all five temples over a 170 km route.The temple architectural styles reflect North Indian temple architecture style. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the creator of these temples is Pandavas.

A visit to the Panch Kedar trek will surely bring your closer to Lord Shiva. Every human being should consider visiting these five holy places at least once in their lifetime.

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Trek Highlights

  • Seek the blessing of Lord Shiva at his five supreme earthly abodes at Kalpeshwar, Rudranath, Tungnath, Kedarnath and Madhya Maheshwar

  • Enjoy the beauty of the high-altitude meadows of Rudranath, Panar and Chopta
  • Witness the pleasant scenery that is adorned with blooming flowers, thick forest and streams
  • Get an opportunity to imbibe in the quaint charm of the remote villages. Interact with their innocent and laborious inhabitants and learn their way of leading a
    happy life without the modern technologies.
  • Enjoy camping under the open sky amidst the beautiful landscape.

Trek Itinerary

Altitude: 4,132 ft (1,260 Mt.)
Travel/ Duration: 240km./8hrs.
Accommodation Type: Hotels.

Early morning after breakfast drive to Pipalkoti via Char dhams holy confluence place Deoprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag. On arrival check in at Pipalkoti the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Altitude: 7,200 ft (2,200 Mt.)
Travel/Trek/ Duration: 35km./02 km./5hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping.

Early Morning after drive to Helang then urgam village after light breakfast. Reach urgam by drive do Some rest and trek to Kalpeshwar temple. Urgam village is known for its serenity and peacefulness where saints meditate. The entire scenery is revitalising from Kalpeshwar. The trail is moderate with a lot of rests. You will be greeted by villagers at every step. Enjoy your climb henceforth and halt at Urgam’s with tent with dinner

Altitude: 7,265 ft (2,215 Mt.)
Travel/Trek/ Duration: 12km./ 6hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping.

After an early breakfast trek up to Kalgot Village through dense forest, lush green meadows. This is the tough day Kalgot is located at an altitude of 2215 m above sea level. During the initial trek. After reaching the Kalgot village, you will get to interact with remote villagers and learn from them their way of leading a happy life without modernization. Overnight at tents & dinner.

Altitude: 7,500 ft (2,286 Mt.)
Travel/Trek/ Duration: 14km./ 7hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping.

Trek start early after some refreshments for Kalgot to Panar Bugyal trek which is 14km long and you will have to climb uphill through the dense forest. The route is a very steep climb through a dense forest. The trail is well laid, with steps cut out all the way to Panar. The best thing about the trek is that along with spiritual importance each moment is taking you closer to nature. It is the experience of being in the wild. From Panar Bugyal you can see beautiful snow capped a panoramic mountain of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda ghunti and the Bandarpoonch massif. Overnight at tents & dinner.

Altitude: 11,653 ft (3,553 Mt.)
Travel/Trek/ Duration
: 16 km./ 7hrs.
Accommodation Type: 
Camping

Trek Start early morning after breakfast to Rudranath temple. After you reach the temple you will get a breath-taking panoramic view of the Himalayas, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti,Trishul and much more. The face of Lord Shiva is worshipped at Rudranath temple in a natural rock temple as Neelkanth Mahadeva. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Neelkanth. The temple is situated amid thick forest. You will be mesmerized by the soothing view and after experiencing the immense peace you will head back to Panar for the night stay. Overnight stay & Dinner.

Altitude: 8,856 ft (2,700 Mt.)
Trek/Travel/ Duration: 14km./32 k./7hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping. /Guest House.

Early morning after breakfast you will head towards Sagar village which is your first destination for the day. The trek route from Panar to Sagar village goes through thick forests and high-altitude grasslands. From Sagar habitat, the road to Chopta is a serene ride rising slowly. Chopta is a popular tourist destination hence it is crowded.Chopta is the base for a small but uphill trek to Tungnath temple. Tungnath is the highest located Shiva temple in the world. It is an extremely peaceful location to relax after a long tiring day. Overnight stay & Dinner.

Altitude: 12,070 ft (3,680 Mt.)
Trek/Travel/ Duration: 09km./Drive 29km./7hrs.)
Accommodation Type: Home Stay.

After Breakfast trek to Tungnath temple, which is another shrine of Lord Shiva and is located at an altitude of 3680 m above sea level and it is the highest shrine of Lord Shiva in the entire world. Chopta to Tungnath trek is approximately 3.5 km., which is easy to hike and takes around 3 hours to reach. After Dashan & prayer and do your worship at Tungnath temple trek & reach Chandrashila, which is located at an altitude of 4000 m. above sea level. The journey to Chandrashila allows you to get enchanted by the majestic view of Himalayas. Return to Chopta on the same trail. Drive to Ransi Village via Ukhimath by evening. Stay with Home stay & dinner overnight.

Altitude: 10,496 ft (3,200 Mt.)
Trek Duration: 10km./6hrs.)
Accommodation Type: Camping.

Early morning you will head towards the trek from Ransi to Nanu chatti via Gaundhar village which is located at a height of 3200 m above sea level and is also the base camp for the trekkers heading towards Madhyamaheshwar. You will also come across the bridge from where you can see the meeting of Madhyamaheshwar Ganga River and the holy Markanga Ganga River which gives enchanting views to the trekkers. Nanu Chatti, a small settlement of summer homes for people from Gaundhar village. Overnight stay in tents.

Altitude: 11,447 ft (3,490 Mt.)
Trek Duration: 06km./4hrs.)
Accommodation Type: Camping

You will head for the trek from Gaundhar to Madhyamaheshwar which takes around 4-5 hrs and is located at the height of 3490 m above sea level. The trek route goes through thick forests. It is one of the well-graded trails, which gives varying scenes of green slopes and lush green fields. Located at the base of Chaukhamba peak at an altitude of 3490 m the classic temple architecture belongs to the North-Indian style. Reach here and setup camp site. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp in Madhyamaheshwar.

Altitude: 5,789 ft (1,765 Mt.)
Trek Duration: 16km./8hrs.
Accommodation Type:
Home stay.

Early morning after having breakfast, proceed for Ransi via Gaundhar. While en route you will be given ample time to explore your picturesque surroundings and take in its beauty. You will finally reach the Ransi, home stay where you will be served dinner meal followed by an overnight stay.

Altitude: 5,330 ft (1,625 Mt.)
Travel/ Duration: 57km./4hrs.
Accommodation Type:
Hotel

Drive late morning to Sitapur via Guptkashi 57km from Ranshi village. At Guptkashi stop drive to visit temple Vishwanath of Kashi that is dedicated to Lord Shiva, hence the name, drive to further sitapur check in hotel. Overnight and meal at hotel.

Altitude: 11,755 ft (3,584 Mt.)
Travel/ Trek/Duration: 7km./18km./9hrs.
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House.

Early morning after light breakfast drive to Gaurikund by local taxi, reach Gaurikund do darshan and prayer goddess gouri and do a holy bath by dip or sprinkle in hot spring water kund at Gaurikund before trek holy Kedarnath temple. Kedarnath is located at an elevation of 3584 m is also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas that represent shrines of Lord Shiva all around the world. Kedarnath means extravagance, heart-filling elegance between snow-capped peaks and huge glaciers decoded around. On arrival at Kedarnath, enjoy the dinner and overnight stay is at the guest house/ hotels in Kedarnath.

Altitude: 2,000 ft (610 Mt.)
Trek/Travel/Duration: 18km./78km./11hrs.
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House.

Wake up early morning enjoy the breakfast and later visit the Kedarnath Temple and participate in the morning Pooja. After this, you will start the trek from Kedarnath to Gaurikund on the same route. After you reach Gaurikund, take the lunch and drive towards Guptkashi. In Guptkashi saver dinner and overnight stay

Travel/Duration: 155km./78km./6hrs.
Accommodation Type: not include.

This day is the final one in your excursion to Panch Kedar yatra. Start drive to Rishikesh visit some tourist destination after lunch drive to Haridwar and in order to board the train at evening or hotel as per your own plan.

Inclusions

What is Included in the Trek

  • Transport by Mountain Bolero Jeep non Ac Rishikesh/Haridwar and back Rishikesh/Haridwar.
  • Twin/four Share accommodation for hotel/Guest House/Tents as per given Itinerary with meal basis.
  • Entrance fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable.
  • All Meals on entire trip are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high-altitude cook.
  • Common trekking gears/equipment’s
  • Experienced local mountain guide with Assistance guide.
  • A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, and Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • Medical Kit with oxygen cylinders.

Exclusions

What is Not Included in the Trek

  • Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Travel/ Personal Insurance.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading)
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
  • Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control

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