Overview

Kedarnath is a famous shrine of Lord Kedarnath which remains open during the summer months for darshan. Located at a height of 3,553 meters above sea level, Kedarnath Temple is visited by over lakhs of pilgrims each year.

The name "Kedarnath" means "the lord of the field": it derives from the Sanskrit words kedara ("field") and natha ("lord"). The text Kashi Kedara Mahatmya states that it is so-called because "the crop of liberation" grows here.

According to Hindu legends, the temple was initially built by Pandavas and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva. Pandavas were supposed to have pleased Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath. This temple is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open to the general public only between the months of April (Akshaya Tritiya) and November (Kartik Purnima, the autumn full moon).

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

8 Nights 9 Days Available on request Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
Highlights
  • Visit temples at Guptkashi
  • Go for Darshan at Kedarnath temple
  • Visit temples at Joshimath
  • Go for Darshan at Narasimha temple at Joshimath
  • Attend Abhishekh ceremony and Aarti at Badrinath temple
Itinerary

Short Itinerary of Kedarnath Tour from Haridwar 

Day 1: Delhi to Haridwar
Day 2: Haridwar to Guptkashi
Day 3: Guptkashi to Kedarnath
Day 4: Kedarnath to Guptkashi
Day 5: Guptkashi to Rishikesh
Day 6: Rishikesh to Delhi 

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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Delhi – Haridwar – Drive 220 km
    Morning meets our representative at your Hotel / Airport / Railway Station. After some basic information starts your journey to Haridwar. Check in to the hotel. Evening visit Har Ki Pauri and Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay at Haridwar. (Meals: Dinner) 
     
  • Day 2 - Haridwar – Guptkashi - Drive220 km
    The morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive towards Guptkashi via Rudraprayag. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini and Alaknanda Sangam at Rudraprayag. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Guptakashi. Overnight stay at Guptakashi. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner) 
     
  • Day 3 - Guptkashi - Sonprayag – Kedarnath - Drive30 kmTrek14 kmAlt3384 m
    The morning after breakfast, today we will go to Kedarnath. To reach Kedarnath you will have two options. One if by trekking and the other is by Air via Helicopter. By Trek: To reach Kedarnath by trekking route first you have to reach Gaurikund. We will drive to Sonprayag early in the morning after breakfast. Our car will drop at Sonprayag. From Sonprayag 5 km drive to Gaurikund local jeep is available. This sharing basis jeep guests can book directly at their own cost. Gaurikund to Kedarnath is a further 14 km trek. After reaching the Kedarnath visit Kedarnath Temple. Check in to the hotel/ashram. Visit Shankaracharya Samadhi. Overnight stay at Kedarnath. (Meals: Breakfast and Dinner) 
     
  • Day 4 - Kedarnath – Sonprayag – Guptkashi - Trek14 km Drive30 km
    The morning after breakfast explore nearby areas by walking at Kedarnath. Later reach Guptkashi as per your choice by trek or Helicopter. By Helicopter: Inform the driver when you leave for Kedarnath about your approximate return time and helipad name according to the ticket. Our driver will pick up you from the helipad and transfer you to your hotel. By Trek: Inform the driver approximate return time. Once you reach Gaurikund from Kedarnath by trek you can take a local jeep to Sonprayag. Our driver will meet here. Due to a parking issue keep the driver’s contact number with you and call him when you reach Sonprayag so he can pick up you. Gaurikund to Sonprayag local jeep at your own cost. On arrival check in to the hotel in Guptkashi. Overnight stay at Guptkashi. (Meals: Breakfast and Dinner) 
     
  • Day 5 - Guptkashi – Rishikesh - Drive200 km
    The morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Rishikesh. On the way visit Dev Prayag. On arrival, check in to the hotel in Rishikesh. Evening visit Triveni Ghat Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay at Rishikesh. (Meals: Breakfast and Dinner).
     
  • Day 6 - Rishikesh – Delhi - Drive240 km
    The morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Later visit two famous Suspension bridges Laxman Jhula & Ram Jhula along with surrounding Temple-Ashrams in Rishikesh. 
  • Drive for Delhi. Drop at Delhi Hotel / Airport/railway station. (Meals: Breakfast) 

     
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Hotel accommodation as per package same or similar hotels.
  • Meals as per package (05 Breakfast + 05 Dinner).
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per above.
  • All toll tax, parking, fuel, and driver allowances.

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Air fare/train fare.
  • Coolie / porter charges.
  • Camera charges.
  • Donations at temples.
  • Helicopter for Kedarnath
  • Extended stay or traveling due to any reason.
  • Any meals are other than those specified in Tour Cost Includes.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc.
  • Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes.
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.
Note
We will assist you in Booking Train and Flight Tickets as per actual.
Pickup point
Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, India View on Map