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Panch Kedar Trek in Garhwal, Uttaranchal


Panch Kedar Trek
Trek Moderate
Period Apr-Nov
Duration 15 Days
Panch Kedar - Nirvana to Shiva

Comprise of journey to Lord Shiva, Kedarnathji, Tungnathji, Rudranathji, Madhyamaheshwarji and Kalpeshwarji


The Panch Kedar trek includes all the five shrines associated with the legend. All of them are situated at the head of Mandakini River. Here Shiva is worshipped in the form of a buffalo hump at Kedarnath. The other parts of Shiva’s body – arms, face, navel and hair appeared at Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheswar and Kalpeshwar. These four places, alongwith Sri Kedarnathji are known as the Panch Kedar. Madhyamaheshwar, situated at the base of Chaukhamba Peak is at an altitude of 3500m. Here the Linga is worshiped in the form of a nave. Tungnath, where the arm of Shiva appeared is the highest temple in Garhwal and is situated at an altitude of 3810m. 500 meters above the temple of Tungnath is Chandrashila. The panoramic view of the Himalayas is breathtaking from here. Rudranath is where the face of Shiva had 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, crossing an altitude of more than 4000m. Kalpeshwar is situated in the beautiful valley of Urgam. There is a cave temple here, and Shiva is worshiped in his matted hair form.


Day 1

Drive from Delhi to Rishikesh. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 2

Drive to Gaurikund (1981m). Night stay at Gaurikund.

Day 3

Early morning start trek to Kedarnath (3584m, 14 km) from Gaurikund.

Day 4

Trek to Gaurikund. And then drive to Guptkashi (1319 m). Night stay in camp.

Day 5

Early morning start trekking for Gaundhar (3073 m, 17 km) from Guptkashi. Night stay in Camp.

Day 6

We will start trekking for Madhyamaheshwar (3490 m, 10 km). Overnight stay in camp.

Day 7

Return trek to Gaundhar. Overnight in camp.

Day 8

Start trek to Jagasu (12 km). Then, we will drive to Okhimath (1311 m). Night stay in Camp.

Day 9

We will drive for Chopta (3000m). Then, start trekking to Tungnath (3680m, 3.5 km). Trek back to Chopta. Night stay at camp

Day 10

Drive to Sagar from Chpota. Further trek to Panargupha (2286m, 10 km). Overnight in camp.

Day 11

Early morning start trekking to Rudranath (2286m, 12 km). Night stay in camp.

Day 12

Trek to Dumuk (2432 m, 18 km) from Rudranath. Night stay in camp.

Day 13

After breakfast, we will start trekking to Kalpeshwar (2250 m, 14 km) from Dumuk. Overnight in camp.

Day 14

Start trek to Helang (1524 m, 9 km) from Kalpeshwar. Then drive to Karanprayag. Night stay in camp at Karanprayag.

Day 15

From Karanprayag, we will return to Rishikesh.


 
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