Kedarnath is one of the holy and the most sacred pilgrim abode of Lord Shiva who is considered the embodiment of all passions - love, hatred, fear, death, and mysticism which are expressed through his various forms. It is situated in the Rudraprayag district of the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand and every year thousands of pilgrims visit this place to seek blessing from Lord Shiva. It is one of the Char Dhams in Uttarakhand and is regarded as the most important among the Panch Kedar. This holy abode is positioned at an altitude of 3,586 meters with the mesmerizing backdrop of the magnificent Kedarnath range near the gorgeous river Mandakini, Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Even the name of this shrine also has a strong meaning “Kedar” which means powerful which is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector, and destroyer. The spectacular aura, snow-clad mountains, and breathtaking landscape makes the Kedarnath trek even more interesting and hence people visit in large numbers every year. Kedarnath is one of the important pilgrimages of Lord Shiva but there are more than 200 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in the area itself. So, plan your visit to Kedarnath..!!
- Trek to one of the most important shrines of Lord Shiva.
- Drive through the scenic routes of Uttarakhand.
- City Tour of the Yoga Capital of the world - Rishikesh.
- Experienced tour manager throughout the tour.
Day 1: Pune – Mumbai – Haridwar (By Train)
Report our tour manager at Pune Railway Station and departure from Pune to Mumbai by train. Arrive at Mumbai and board the train to Haridwar. Overnight train journey.
Day 2: Full Day Train Journey
Day 3: Haridwar Arrival – Sonprayag (Approx 235 Km / 8 Hrs)
Arrive at Haridwar early in the morning. Haridwar is also known as ‘Hardwar’ is the gateway to the land of gods also known as ‘Devbhoomi’ of India that is Uttarakhand. After arrival at Haridwar, we board the bus as we depart towards Sonprayag. On our way, we enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Ganga river all across the journey. We take a short stop at Devprayag to witness the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda from Badrinath and Bhagirathi from Gangotri which form the holy Ganga River. En route, we go across the town of Rudraprayag where there is the confluence of rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda. The town is also famous for the Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag which was gunned down by the famous hunter Jim Corbett. We arrive at Sonprayag and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Sonprayag / Guptkashi / Sitapur.
Day 4: Sonprayag – Kedarnath (21 Kms Trek)
Today early morning we start our trek to Kedarnath from Gaurikund which has many folklores from which one is famous as the birthplace of Lord Ganesha. During the trek, we come across various camps like Jungle Chatti, Bheembali & Linchauli. On the opposite side of the route, we can see the saddening views of the old route to Kedarnath which was devastated in the vigorous floods of 2013. We arrive at Kedarnath in the afternoon and check-in at the hotel / Homestay. Then we visit the Kedarnath temple. As we take the blessings of the main shrine in the temple, the sense and the feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment will touch even the most hardened atheist heart. We then enjoy the surrounding views and the positive vibes that this place has to offer in abundance. Further, we have a look at the Bheem Sheela which is just behind the main temple of Kedarnath. It is this huge boulder that saved the temple from any harm during the cloud burst and floods in 2013. You can then sit on the banks of the gushing Mandakini river and enjoy the views of the valley and the clouds. Return back to the hotel. Overnight at Kedarnath.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Kedarnath (21 Kms) – Sonprayag – Rudraprayag (Drive 80 Kms / 3.5 Hrs)
After enjoying the sunrise views at the temple with the humongous Kedarnath Peak turning golden in the backdrop, we start descending down to Gaurikund early morning. Reach Sonprayag by afternoon and proceed ahead to Rudraprayag. Arrive at Rudraprayag and check-in at Hotel, Overnight at Rudraprayag.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (145 Kms / 5 Hrs)
In the morning proceed ahead to Rishikesh. Rishikesh is also the birthplace and the yoga capital of the world. Arrive at Rishikesh and check-in at the hotel. You can enjoy adventure sports like River Rafting and Bungee Jumping. In the evening enjoy Ganga Aarti on the banks of the Ganga River. Overnight at Rishikesh.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Rishikesh –(21 Kms / 1 Hr) Haridwar – Mumbai (By Train)
In the morning visit Lakshman Jhula, Lakshman Temple, and Gita Bhavan. After sightseeing board, the bus and proceed to Haridwar railway station. Board the train to Mumbai. Overnight train journey.
Day 8: Mumbai – Pune (By Train)
Arrive at Mumbai and proceed ahead to Pune. Arrive at Pune & the tour concludes.
What is included in the tour
- Travel Insurance.
- Pune – Mumbai – Pune Transfers.
- Accommodation on triple/quad sharing basis in hotels & camps
- All currently applicable hotel taxes.
- Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary.
- Tour Guide / Tour Manager Services from Girikand Outdoors
- Transfers, sightseeing, and excursions by private vehicle (Tempo Traveller / Bus) as per the itinerary.
- The vehicle is not at disposal - which means it is for transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- Toll, parking, and driver allowance is included in the tour cost as per the itinerary.
What is NOT included in the tour
- GST as applicable.
- Any Mules, Porter & pony Charges.
- Any expenses incurred due to flight cancellation, natural calamities, Riots/Bandh, delay in Flights/Rail/Bus/etc. or any situation beyond our control.
- Any cost of en route meals, laundry, telephone charges, Tips and Porterage, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, room up-gradation, items of personal nature.
- Entry to places where the commercial vehicle is not permitted, VIP darshan, etc.
- Any cost of horseback, Pony, Doli, Helicopter (unless specifically mentioned), etc.
- Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section of the tour.