Shri Kedarnath Yatra from Delhi – 5 Nights / 6 Days by trek
Shri Kedarnath Yatra is a pilgrimage trip to the sacred shrines of Shri Shri Kedarnath ji located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Shri Kedarnath is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the Himalayan range of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the four shrines comprising the Chota Char Dham Yatra, which is a highly revered pilgrimage journey for Hindus. The journey usually starts from Haridwar, which is well-connected by road, rail, and air to other parts of the country.
Shri Kedarnath temple is situated at an altitude of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) and can only be reached on foot or by helicopter. The trek to Kedarnath from Gaurikund, the nearest roadhead, is a challenging but rewarding experience, with scenic views of the mountains, valleys, and waterfalls. Shri Kedarnath Yatra from Haridwar offerd by Indian Circuit typically takes around 4 Nights and 5 Days, and it involves visiting several other holy places along the way, such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Guptkashi. The entire journey is quite challenging and requires physical fitness and endurance as it involves trekking in hilly terrain and high altitude.
Indian Circuit is a leading Chardham Tour Operator and travel agencies that organize Shri Kedarnath Yatra packages from Haridwar, which includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and other necessary facilities. The temple is open to visitors from April to November, while it remains closed during the winter months due to heavy snowfall. The best time to visit Kedarnath is during the summer months of May to June and September to October when the weather is pleasant and the trekking conditions are favorable.
Seek the divine blessings at Shree Kedarnath
Enjoy the sights surrounding you
You will have to complete online registration before taking the Shree Kedarnath Yatra.
Carry enough toilet paper, soap napkins.
Remember to carry two pairs of shoes & enough socks.
Remember to carry medicines like anti allergic tablets, painkillers, crocin etc.
Carry enough warm clothes with you.
Improve your physical fitness by doing physical exercises before taking the Shree Kedarnath Yatra.
Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Airport / Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. If time permits visit Mansadevi Temple, Chandidevi Temple & Daksha Mahadev Temple. Later visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual. Back to your hotel, Night halt.
Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas.
Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20 deg to 05 deg.
Day 02: Haridwar - Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr)
Morning after breakfast, drive straight to Guptkashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit ArdhNarishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath, where it stays for the winter.
Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.
Day 03: Guptkashi - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 19kms Trek)
After medical check-up proceed to Sonprayag, Trek start from Sonprayag to Kedarnath (3584 mts) by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay.
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as PanchKedar.
Day 04: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (19Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the ‘Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. Everyone can go inside GarbhaGriha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity etc. After Temple Darshan trek down to Sonprayag. Further drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel. Night Halt.
Day 05: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh - Haridwar (160kms/6hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.