Lord Shiva is the supreme most god in Hinduism, hence also named as Mahadev (the god of the gods). It is believed that he is the creator, destroyer and transformer of the universe. People having faith in Hinduism worship lord Shiva. As per stories and legends Lord Shiva is looked upon as the god of mercy and compassion towards his worshippers. There are thousands of Shiva temples in India, but the Char Dham yatra (four pilgrim journey) holds a special place and importance in Hinduism. Kedarnath is one of the four pilgrims. It is a must visit for all people having faith in Lord Shiva. Also amongst the twelve Jyotirling, the holy Kedarnath temple is of uttermost importance. It’s a once in a lifetime experience of divinity, faith and spirituality. The word Kedar means “fields” and Nath means “lord” meaning lord of the fields. Kedarnath is 223 kms. from Rishikesh. It is situated at the height of 3583 mtrs. The temple is located in Garhwal Himalayan range of Uttarakhand, India. Before 2013 there was an old route which passed from Rambada, but due to the massive flash floods this route got destroyed and now not accessible for trek. Hence a new route is now formed to reach Kedarnath temple.
Attraction you covered with us ( An expert guide will be adjoining full group throughout the entire trip so you wouldn’t miss any thing)
* Kedarnath Temple
* Hot water Gauri Kund
* Batuk Bhairav Temple
* Tihri Lake
* Kamdev Temple
* And much more from in route
Mode of Travel:- Innova/sumo/Bulero or Tempo Traveler (Ex Rishikesh) ,Trek for Kedarnath
Stay :- one night hotel stay in Sonprayag and last night at Kedarnath Ji (very basic Hotel Properties thus this is budgeted trip if you need star hotel then please contact support to booking with extra payment)
Meals :- Simple veg food (Dinner + breakfast) starting from Sonprayag to last day breakfast at Kedarnath.
Day 2: Sonprayag To Kedarnath Ji
Day 3: Heading Back To Haridwar/Rishikesh
The journey begins from Haridwar/Rishikesh (NH from Rishikesh to Sri Nagar is close so we will use Chamba Tehri Route) by the shore of holy Ganga River and ends in Sonprayag which is at the shore of Mandakini River. We shall leave from Haridwar by 5am and Rishikesh at 5:30 am. We will stop for breakfast in route (This breakfast is not includes in the package). During this journey we witness various cities, Himalayan villages and the three “Prayags” i.e. the Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnapyrayag. On the way we get to see the holy “Sangam” or union of two rivers- Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. This union is a visual treat to eyes. It’s so blissful and divine. Srinagar also falls into this route. This entire road journey is full of scenic views. We bet your heart would be filled with joy and excitement. This is a thrilling journey. Due to change of route we also visit famous Tehri Lake and cross Tehri Dam. Depending on the traffic, we shall reach Sonprayag by 3 p.m. approximately. Sonprayag is the base of the Kedarnath trek. By the time we reach here, it would be lunch time. Hence we shall have our lunch and rest. Sonprayag is by the shore of Mandakini river. In the evening you can enjoy the drizzle of the river water. To sit by the river and watch it flow endlessly is peace in itself. After spending a peaceful evening, we shall have our dinner and then head back to beds to get ample rest and prepare ourselves for next day’s trek.
We start early morning around 7 a.m. from Sonprayag and head towards Gaurikund. Before we start we shall have our breakfast. In Gaurikund there are hot water springs. You can enjoy that for a time being. From Gaurikund our actual trek begins which is approximately 16 kms to Kedarnath temple. This is a steep trek. It’s a moderate level trek which requires a good physical fitness. Before the trek begins the physical fitness of every visitor is checked there. People having respiratory issues and high blood pressure must avoid this trek. It’s a high altitude trek; hence one must consult a doctor before trekking. While trekking we can see snow clad mountains from distance. Despite of all the hardships, the beauty of this trek is astounding. This valley is surrounded by glaciers and waterfall. The cool breeze and the scenic views are heavenly. You will forget all the worldly worries and your heart would be filled with sheer happiness. In 5-6 hours i.e. at around 3 p.m. we shall reach Kedarnath Valley. Now we shall have our lunch and rest. In the evening we can attend the evening “Aarti” or prayer at the temple. The evening aarti last for one hour. Let your soul get drenched in the sacred vibes of prayers and let your spirituality take you to a different world of faith and divinity. It gets quite cold here at night. This night at the valley is a special one as you can feel the sacredness inside and outside of you.
Next morning at 5 a.m. the morning prayers begins. You can see the beautiful golden rays of the rising sun falling on the temple. We must stand in the queue for our turn to worship (for darshan) and to offer the offering to lord Shiva. Once we are done with morning prayer at the temple, we shall head back to Sonprayag and then to Rishikesh/Hardiwar afterwards. After this soul nourishing journey to the Kedarnath we shall bid adieu each other from Dehradun. This journey and this trek are going to change you and your inner self. This trek is going to fill us with immense peace, calm, and happiness as if lord Shiva has blessed us. All hail lord Shiva.
Accommodation during trekking in Twilight Camping on twin or triple sharing basis along with all the camping gears like sleeping mattress, blankets and other related items.
Proper food menu is followed based on each trek- its altitude, weather, number of days and health of trekkers. It includes 3 meals & mid-day + evening meals. The food menu is planned by the professional trekker & dietitian.
First aid Medical kit is provided.
Permits of treks where permission is to be taken.
Accommodation in tents on 3/4 or 5/6 sharing.
Sleeping bag & Mattress.
Qualified & experienced Trek leader, Guide and support staff.
No kind of insurance or medical expenses are included.
Any kind of personal expenses or for porters or ponies are not included.
Transportation charges from the starting point Dehradun to Sankri and back to the Dehradun comes with additional charges of 2000/person and need to be confirm by trekker 4 days prior to trek start.
Any other food & beverage charges other than food menu are not included.
Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity, forced circumstances are out of our control.
1. Mandatory Documents
Govt id card with name and address
Need to covid-19 Negative
Backpack (40-60 litres) (You carry this or offload this to a mule/porter)
Daypack (20 litres) (Mandatory if you offload your main backpack)
Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle support.
Socks (4 pairs): 3 cotton (for trekking) + 1 woolen pairs (used only for sleeping)
Sandals/Slippers for walking around in the campsite. Ensure they are light.
Trek pants (3 including the one you are wearing.
Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing) Preferably light, full sleeve t-shirts.
Full sleeve woolens / fleece (2 pairs)
Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full sleeve windproof jacket/down jacket.
Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight, upper and lower (mandatory from Dec to March. Optional during other months)
Raincoat/poncho: (Mandatory as it can rain anytime in the mountains)
Woolen cap/ Balaclava: (Must protect ears)
Handgloves: (Ensure that the gloves are warm and waterproof.)
Sunglasses: Any dark color but blue. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek.
Toiletries (Sunscreen – SPF 40+, moisturizer, light towel, lipbalm/chap stick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue)
Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
Camera: Carry all accessories – spare batteries, charger, etc.
Cutlery: Carry a plate, spoon, coffee mug & a lunch box.
Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each.
Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory.
Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
7. Personal Medical Kit – Mandatory.
All these things need to go into one backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as less as possible.
1. The itinerary may vary sometimes in case of climatic condition at high altitudes.
2. If the pickup or drop is arranged from or to the place other than the reporting point then the transportation shall be charged extra (as per actuals). From Sankri to Taluka , local cab will be provided if needed but Dehradun to Sankri And return will be chargeable if you opt for transportation by us.
3. Mules or porters’ charges to carry luggage or any kind of personal expenses will be beard by the client himself.
4. It is advisable not to consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
5. Avoid trekking during the nights.
6. The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
1. For any trek cancellation, we should be informed at least one week prior to the trek.
2. No cancellation charges if cancel before 7 days of trek start date (100% refund except bank charges and GST)
3. In case the cancellation is not made before one week then you can keep your money safe by informing us and can go for same or another trek on some other date as well. (at least before 3 days no refund if cancelation made in between 3 days of trek staring date )
Season:April-May & Mid August- October
Duration: 7 Days
Highest Altitude : 12,400 ft
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Daily sanitization & hygiene protocols maintained