Panch Kedar Trek
Panch Kedar trek includes all the five shrines associated with the legend. All
of them are situated in the Kedar Valley. At Kedarnath, which is situated at
the head of Mandakini River, the Linga is a natural rock that resembles at the
hump of a bull. Madhmaheshwar, situated at the base of Chaukhamba Peak is at
an altitude of 3500m.
Here the Linga is worshipped in the form of a naval. Tungnath, where the arm
of Shiva appeared is the highest temple in Garhwal and is situated at an altitude
of 3810m, 500m above the temple of Tunganath 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 worshipped in his matted hair form.
This specially designed hiking and trekking tour in Panch Kedar in Garhwal
Himalayas is a combined effort of a team of certified mountaineers and travel
agents in India aiming at making travel economical and affordably cheap for
the budget trekker walking in the Hiamalays as well as maintaining quality
at par with the world-class standards. We feel our job, as tour operators
and trek guides, is to design treks giving our customers a memorable experience
in trekking adventure.
Places Covered :
Delhi- Rishikesh - Pipalkhoti - Kalpeshwar -Dumak
- Toli- Rudranath -Ansuya Devi Temple- Tungnath- Kalimath- Gaurikund- Kedarnath
- Haridwar- Delhi
Average Walking time:
5-6 hours per day
Day 01 : Delhi
Delhi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing of Delhi. Evening tour
briefing. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Rishikesh (340m) 225 kms by Road
Morning after breakfast drive to reach Rishikesh via Haridwar in 6 hrs. Arrival
and check in hotel for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Rishikesh - Pipalkhoti (1219m) 230 kms by Road
Morning after breakfast drive to Pipalkhoti. On the way, sightseeing at Deoprayag.
7/8 hrs drive reach Pipalkhoti. PM visit local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Pipalkhoti - Kalpeshwar (2134m) 35 kms by Road/9 kms Trek
Morning after breakfast drive to reach Helaing. On arrival start trekking
to reach Kalpeshwar in 5 hrs. Trek on the way. Visit Urgam village and PM
Puja at the temple. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 05 : Kalpeshwar - Dumak (2134m) 12 kms Trek
Early morning after breakfast start trek. En route visit to the Garhwali villages
for meeting with the local families and traditional dress. Arrival Dumak,
a very small village. PM visit village and temple. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 06 : Dumak - Toli (2789m) 8 kms Trek
Early morning, after breakfast start trek 6 hrs gradually ascending through
thick forest containing a reach variety of flora and fauna numerous herbs
areas found in this area. And the local are known to pick them for local use.
Overnight stay in tent.
Day 07 : Toli - Rudranath (2286m) 7 kms Trek
morning after breakfast start trek walk to cross the pass of Rudranath Gradual
but long up walk of 7 hrs. PM visit Shiva Temple and around beautiful panorama
mountain with snow cover. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 08 : Rudranath - Ansuya Devi Temple (2500m) 10 kms Trek
Early morning after breakfast start trek 6 hrs to Ansuya Devi passing through
the coniferous forest. PM visit the famous temple of Ansuya Devi. Overnight
stay in tent.
Day 09 : Ansuya Devi - Tungnath (3810m) 5 kms Trek - 28 kms by Road
Early morning after breakfast start trek down 5 kms to road ahead and drive
to Chopta and Trek Chopta to Tungnath. Afternoon Puja with Brahman. Overnight
stay in tent.
Day 10 : Tungnath - Kalimath (2600m) 5 kms Trek/47 kms by Road
Early morning visit temple of lord Shiva. Then after breakfast trek down 5
kms road ahead and drive to Kalimath. PM visit the famous temple Kalidevi.
Overnight stay in tent.
Day 11 : Kalimath - Madmaheshwar (3289m) 12 kms Trek
Early morning after breakfast trek 8 hrs and on the way visit traditional
village. PM visit temple. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 12 : Madmaheshwar - Kalimath (2600m) 12 kms Trek
Early morning after breakfast trek come back Kalimath. Overnight stay in tent/tourist
Day 13 Kalimath - Gaurikund (1981m) 53 kms by Road
Early morning after breakfast drive to Gaurikund. On the way visit Okhimath.
Overnight stay at tourist bungalow.
Day 14 : Gaurikund - Kedarnath (3584m) 14 kms Trek
morning after breakfast walk up towards Kedarnath 5 hrs along with of hindu
pilgrims from different cultures of India on the way is full of Sahadus Chanting
Religious hymns. Kedarnath is most significant of all Hindu Shrines the feeling
and atmosphere and aweing spiring Shrine temple and participate with flowers.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 : Kedarnath - Gaurikund (1918m) 14 kms Trek
Early morning after breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. Evening at leisure to
explore local market. Overnight stay at tourist bungalow.
Day 16 : Gaurikund - Haridwar (292m) 243 kms by Road
Early morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar 7 hrs. Upon the arrival check
in hotel. Evening for Arti ceremony witness at Har Ki Pairi, ganga simmering
with Purning temples and Echoing Prayers. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 17 : Haridwar (292m) - Sightseeing full day
Early morning after breakfast visit to Mansa Devi Temple for hill view of
Ganga and this religious town. Later visit the amazing Ghat Hindus pour ashes
of their end. Evening free. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 18 : Haridwar - Delhi 203 kms by Road
Early morning after breakfast drive to Delhi 6 hrs. Check in hotel. Overnight
stay at hotel.
Day 19 : Departure
Transfer to Airport for international flight departure
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