Panch Kedar Trek


The Panch Kedar trek includes all the lord Shiva five shrines associated with the Hindu legends. All of them are situated in the Kedar Valley.

At Kedarnath ( 3583 M), situated at the head of the Mandakini River, the Linga is a natural rock that resembles the hump of a bull.

Madhmaheshwar(3490 M), situated at the base of Chaukhamba Peak is at an altitude of 3500 M. Here the Linga is worshipped in the form of a navel.

Tungnath (3680 M), where arm of Shiva appeared is the highest temple in Garhwal.

Rudranath(2286 M) is where the face of Shiva is said to have appeared. Here there is a natural rock temple in which the Shiva Mukha is worshipped. To reach Rudranath, one has to trek through alpine meadows and dense forests.

Kalpeshwar(2200 M) is situated in the beautiful valley of Urgam. There is a cave temple here and Shiva is worshipped in his matted hair form.

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  • Day 01 : Rishikesh - Pipalkoti
    You are welcomed in Haridwar by our tour guide who takes you onwards to Barkot . Mussoorie where we have a short break for refreshments and visit Kempty and then drive to Barkot. Stay overnight.
  • Day 02 : Pipalkoti - Helang - Urgam
    After breakfast drive to Pipalkoti via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag, all very famous river confluences, Devprayag amongst them occupying pride of place, as this is where the river Ganga is known by this name. This little town built on a sheer rock face has an ancient temple dominating its outline and was visited by the great Hindu philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. By evening reach Pipalkoti and stay in lodge/hotel.
  • Day 03 : Urgam - Kalpeshwar - Urgam
    After an early morning breakfast walk up to the first Kedar (one of Panch Kedar). For this trek one has to leave with packed lunch packet. The locks (hair) of lord Shiva are worshiped in this temple. From here one will have the striking views of valley with terraced fields and lush green forests. Post Darsha back to Urgam. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
  • Day 04: Urgam - Kalgot
    After an early breakfast one i trek up to Kalgot Village through a dense forest, followed by lush green meadows. This is a tough because of a long trek day. Evening arrival at Kalgot village. Meet the locals, and get to know their culture. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
  • Day 05: Kalgot - Rudranath
    Today we go to the temple of Sri Rudranath- another form of lord Shiva. In this temple the face of Shiva is worshiped. From here we can see a splendid view of Hathi Parvat, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Trishuli and other group of peaks. One can also visit the Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund which is located near the temple. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
  • Day 06: Rudranath - Sagar - Mandal
    Trek down to Sagar Village, through dense forests and meadows. Upon arrival at Sagar drive to Mandal. Mandal is also known Cherapunji of Garhwal, as it is well known for its heavy downpours especially during monsoons. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
  • Day 07 : Mandal - Chopta - Tungnath
    Drive from Mandal to Chopta . Chopta – known as the Switzerland of Garhwal is situated at an altitude of 2900 M above sea level. The location provides a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the surrounding areas. Upon arrival at the high altitude grasslands of Chopta, trek to Tungnath (the third Kedar) with packed lunch. Tungnath is the highest Shiva Temple in India. The trek covers three kms following a continuous upward incline. En route one will find lush green meadows and can see the entire range of snow capped Himalayan ranges. Upon arrival at Tungnath temple visit the ancient temple. After relaxation trek to Chandrashila peak . Dinner and overnight stay in Tungnath.
  • Day 11 : Tungnath - Chopta - Jagasu - Gaundhar
    In the morning trek back to Chopta and from here drive to Jagasu (45 kms/2 hrs). Upon arrival at Jagasu, trek up to Gaundhar. The confluence of Madmaheshwar Ganga and Makandya Ganga is the final place that one encounters before one reaches Madmaheshwar. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
  • Day 12: Gaundhar - Madhmaheshwar (3289 mts/10788 ft)
    After an early breakfast, it is recommended to start the (18 kms/5-6 hrs) trek up to Madhya Maheshwar (the forth Lord Shiva temple of Panch Kedar). It is believed that the navel mid part of the body reappeared at this shrine. On arrival set camp here. From here one can see the magnificent view of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Neelkanth peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
  • Day 13: Madhmaheshwar - Gaundhar
    In the morning trek back to Gaundhar. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
  • Day 14: Gaundhar - Jagasu - Guptkashi
    After an early breakfast trek 12 km to Jagasu and drive to Guptkashi (30 kms). Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel/ lodge.
  • Day 15 : Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
    After an early breakfast trek 12 km to Jagasu and drive to Guptkashi (30 kms). Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel/ lodge.
  • Day 15 : Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
    Post breakfast, drive to Gaurikund -the place where Gauri – also known as Parvati committed herself to penance involving many ascetic and yogic practices to win over Shiva's affections. From here 14 km trek up to Sri Kedarnath, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The trek is passes through beautiful surroundings and offers astounding views of the river valley on the right hand side. Evening explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in Guest house/tent.
  • Day 16 : Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rudraparyag
    After an early breakfast visit morning Aarti at the Kedarnath temple. Trek down to Gaurikund and drive to Rudraprayag through the river Mandakini valley. Check into hotel. Evening visit the confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini Rivers. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
  • Day 17 : Rudraparyag - Rishikesh
    Post breakfast drive to Haridwar via Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi). From here the holy River Ganges starts is journey to Rishikesh and beyond. Reach Rishikesh and overnight stay.
  • All meals except main meals
  • All ground transport, airport transfers, and flights
  • All accommodations
  • Sightseeing
  • All applicable permits and entrance fees
  • Full trek staff arrangements a Trek Leader and guides
  • Porters or pack animals to carry equipments
  • Use of Trek Pack
  • Alcohol or Beverage
  • Use of Trek Pack
  • Group medical kit
  • All major group equipments, etc.