5 Nights & 6 Days
Lord Shiva is the supreme most god in Hinduism, hence also named 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 journeys) 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 the Garhwal Himalayan range of Uttarakhand, India. Before 2013 there was an old
route that passed from Rambada, but due to the massive flash floods, this route got destroyed and now not accessible for the trek. Hence a new route is now formed to reach Kedarnath temple.
(An expert guide will be adjoining full group throughout the entire trip so you wouldn’t miss anything)
Kedarnath Dham | Batuk Bhairav Temple | Kamdev Temple | Gauri Kund | Tungnath Temple | Rishikesh Swiss Camping | White Water River Rafting
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The first day will be Drive from Dehli to Sonprayag / Guptkashi via Rishikesh which continues till Sonprayag. We shall start from Delhi by 11 pm approx (Time and place will be shared on WhatsApp group 2 days before departure) reach Rishikesh by 4-6 am next day. We will take a small halt around half for breakfast in route.
The journey begins from Haridwar (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 Rishikesh . 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'll be reaching our today's destination by approximately 6 p.m. Dinner & stay will be in a standard hotel property.
We start early morning around 5 a.m. from Sonprayag / Guptkashi and head towards Gaurikund. Before we start we shall have our breakfast. In Gaurikund there are hot water springs. You can enjoy that for the 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 that requires 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 all the hardships, the beauty of this trek is astounding. This valley is surrounded by glaciers and a 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 lasts 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. Overnight stay just near to temple in hotel on sharing basis. Note : It can get rushy during festive days & public holidays. Please cooperate with the ground handling team in case there needs to be some adjustments in the accommodation.
The next morning at 5 a.m. the morning prayers begin. 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 coming Chopta. We shall reach by 07-09 pm if the group descends on time. We will stay in a very beautiful campsite in Chopta. Chopta is an unspoiled raw beautiful destination lying in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas and stunning views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. It is located at an elevation of 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) above sea level. Chopta village is surrounded by forests of pine, Deodar and rhododendron and is rich in flora and fauna include rare species of birds and musk deer. We will camp here for a night. We will stay in night in camping tent while using a sleeping bag. sure it will be all new experience for those who never slept in sleeping bag.
We are going to wake up early in the morning and start trek our for so beautiful Tungnath. This is world’s highest Shiva Temple. This is easy 3.5 km trek. You will find clouds underneath you while you ascend to Temple. We will also plan for Chandshilla if group is active and ready to trek more. There will endless and unmatchable beauty of great Himalayas range surrounding to this place. Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world and is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath. The Tunganath (literal meaning: Lord of the peaks) mountains form the Mandakni and Alaknanda river valleys. It is located at an altitude of 3,680 m (12,073 ft), and just below the peak of Chandarshila and is the third (Tritiya Kedar) in the pecking order of the Panch Kedars. It has a rich legend linked to the Pandavas , heroes of the Mahabharata. We shall return by 12pm with easy trek. We drive 76 km and Reach Rishikesh by 9-11pm. Overnight stay in Rishikesh at our campsite. This campsite also have pool, Great view and river side property. A soft copy of certificate for completion of this trek will be present to each participant by RidingSolo. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner (Dinner only possible if we reach on time at Rishikesh if due to heavy traffic if we reach late than clients need to pay for dinner in route at any Dhaba we stop by )
Today wake up around 8-9am. We will arrange 9km rafting for you which you can upgrade to higher route by paying difference amount. Have you last breakfast with us and we shall drive back to Delhi. Afterwards this soul nourishing journey to the Kedarnath we shall bid adieu each other from Delhi. we shall reach by 7pm approx at Delhi. 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.