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Panch Kedar 12 Days Trekking Tour Package

Package Duration 12 Days / 11 Nights
Package Starts From Haridwar to Haridwar
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Lord Shiva is the most revered deity in Uttarakhand and one can find many temples and shrines dedicated to him. Out of all the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, the cluster of five shrines of Shiva is the most revered. They are known as Panch Kedar. Many pilgrims do Panch Kedar Yatra every year. In this Panch Kedar Yatra trekking package, we offer you the best Panch Kedar Yatra trekking itinerary and take you to the best suitable Panch Kedar route for you.

According to Mahabharata, when Pandavas were searching for Lord Shiva, he turned himself into a bull to avoid detection. However, when Bheema tried to capture the bull, it disappeared and later reappeared in body parts at five locations, presently known as Panch Kedar.

The hump reappeared at Kedarnath, the arms appeared in Tungnath, the navel appeared in Madhyamaheshwar, the face showed up at Rudranath and the hair and head appearing in Kalpeshwar. The Pandavs built temples at these five places for worshiping Shiva.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Haridwar / Rishikesh – Sonprayag / Sitapur


Drive to Sonprayag or Sitapur from Haridwar/Rishikesh. (depends on the accommodation  booked/available). Night stay in hotel/homestay.

Day 2
Gaurikund to Kedarnath Trek

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Kedarnath Temple

Drive to Gaurikund. Trek 18kms to Kedarnath Temple (3583mts). You can also opt to ride on a pony/helicopter to cover this distance. Don’t forget to visit Bhairav Temple for its prominence and amazing view of the Kedarnath Valley.

Else keep  01 reserve day as directly getting down the next day will tire you down at the very beginning of the Panch Kedar Yatra itinerary.

Day 3
Buffer Day (Optional)

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We can use Buffer Day here or any other day in between if the weather is bad, or somebody is not feeling well or too tired.

Day 4
Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Ransi Village

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An ancient temple at Ransi village, enroute Madhmaheshwar

Start trekking back to Gaurikund in the morning and drive to Sonprayag. Take some rest and stop for lunch at Guptkashi. Then start your journey again and drive to Ransi Village to relax for the remaining part of the evening. Ransi village is the starting point of the trek to Madhmaheshwar.

Day 5
Day 5 : Trek to Nanu via Gaundar


A newly made road leads to some 1km beyond Ransi Village. We drive to that point and start the trek. The route is fairly easy all the way to Gaundar, a small settlement near the river with a few good lodges and guest houses. Watch out for a beautiful waterfall right before reaching Gaundar. 

The route  from Gaundar onwards is steep and will require some effort. We hike all the way  to Nanu and stay at Homestay.

Day 6
Trek to Madhmaheshwar

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Madmaheshwar Temple (Rudraprayag), One of the 5 Kedars dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Start early morning to cover 2hr trek and reach Madhmaheshwar on time. After Darshan, spend the remaining time around the temple premises. After lunch head to Budha Madhmaheshwar  (1.5km) from the temple. The view of Chaukhamba peaks is unlike anything else from here. 

Dinner at Madmaheshwar and Overnight stay at Tents/Homestay in Mashmaheshwar.

Day 7
Trek down to Ransi Village - Chopta

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Tungnath temple in Chopta after fresh snowfall of 2018 winters

After visiting the morning aarti and having breakfast, trek down to Ransi Village (18kms)  and drive to Dugalbitta, Chopta. It is roughly 2 hours drive. 

Dinner at Chopta and overnight stay at Meraki Mayadeep Hotel in Chopta.

Day 8
Tungnath – Chandrashila – Saggar Village

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Tungnath Temple - Highest Shrine of Lord Shiva

After breakfast drive 6kms to Chopta. Start your trek to Tugnath Temple & beyond to Chandrashila. Located at 3780mts above sea level, Tungnath Temple is the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world. After reaching the Temple take some blessing from God and trek back to Chopta & drive to Saggar Village beyond  Mandal

Dinner at Sagar village and overnight stay at the hotel in Saggar village.

Chandrashila at 4000 mts altitude

Day 9
Trek to Panar Bugyal

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After breakfast starts your trek from Saggar to Panar Bugyal which is almost 12 km and the toughest part of the trek as there is a long steep climb through dense forest. The meadows open up from Lyuti Bugyal to Panar Bugyal. If weather turns  bad or you feel tired, then we can also stay at Lyuti Bugyal at a small shack  operated by BishtJi there. 

Alternately we trek to Panar Bugyal which is 2kms before Lyuti  Bugyal. Panar Bugyal is a gorgeous expanse of a meadow overlooking the Garhwal Himalayas and the mountain ranges coming from Kalpeshwar.

Day 10
Panar Bugyal - Rudranath

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Rudranath Temple

Start early in the morning for Rudranath (3500mts)as the trek involves a climb to Pitradhar (highest point of the trek). The route further passes through Panch Ganga and thereon to Rudranath Temple. After reaching the temple take some blessings from Lord Shiva and enjoy the environment and surroundings of the temple and return to PanarBugyal. Dinner and overnight stay in PanarBugyal.

Day 11
Day 11 :PanarBugyal - Saggar Village - Urgam Village - Kalpeshwar

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Kalpeshwar Mahadev Temple

After breakfast, trek down to Saggar Village and drive to Urgam Valley via Gopeshwar and Helang. Kalpeshwar Temple (2100mts) is almost on-road and the only one amongst the Panch Kedar which remains open throughout the year. Urgam Valley is also known for its Rajma. Do carry some while traveling back.

Day 12
Urgam–Haridwar / Rishikesh

After breakfast drive to Devprayag, the origin of Ganga. And thereon to Haridwar / Rishikesh.

Note: We have kept 1 Buffer Day Extra just in case of bad weather or bad health.

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