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.