KedarNATH YAtra 2022

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SUMMARY KEDARNATH

StateUttarakhand
Difficulty LevelModerate
Duration4 Days
Start PointHaridwar
End PointHaridwar
Altitude / Trek Distance⛰11,760 ft / 📍34 kms

About the Kedarnath Yatra

Kedarnath is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva and is open for a limited period of six months only due to extreme weather condition. The temple is not accessible by road and one has to trek a distance of 17 Km starting from Gauri Kund. 

The temple was built by Pandavas and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the holiest hindu shrines of Lord Shiva. Total Trip package of Kedarnath Yatra will be Rs. 8500 per person.

This Year Kedarnath Yatra starts from 06th May 2022 and the bookings are now open.

Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar to Guptakashi, 220 kms 9 hrs

  • Pick up from Haridwar at 7am. 
  • Drive to Guptakashi/Phata/Sitapur from Haridwar. Drive through the beautiful hill roads
  • Arrival in Hotel by evening. Check in hotel and relax
  • Dinner followed by Rest in the hotel

Day 2: Guptakashi to Kedarnath

  • Wake up Early and get ready for the Dham of the Lord Shiva i.e. Kedarnath also known as the home of The Lord Shiva.
  • Take Shuttle Service from Sonprayag to Gaurikund and Start your trek thereafter
  • 18kms trek to Kedarnath temple. ( You Can also opt for Dolli, Pony, Pitthu and Helicopter on your own )
  • Reach Kedarnath and one can do to Evening Darshanater taking some rest.
  • Dinner and Overnight stay at GMVN Cottages.

Day 3: Kedarnath to Guptkashi

  • Wake up Early around 4a.m. and witness the Morning Darshan, at Morning you can go inside the GarbhaGraha and see the hump of the Bull.
  • After Breakfast trek down from Kedarnath to Sitapur/ Guptkashi
  • Reach in the Evening followed by Dinner and rest

Day 4: Guptkashi to Haridwar, 220 Kms, 7 hr

  • Wake up Early
  • Have Breakfast and check out from the hotel.
  • Travel to Haridwar
  • Reach Haridwar by evening 7:00 PM

Hotel Details

PlaceEconomyDeluxeLuxury
GuptkashiNew Pandey inJPG PalaceKedar Camps
KedarnathSumeru campsKedar Dome CottagesKedar Dome Cottages

Final hotel booking depends on availability.

Kindly Note

  • Booking of hotels depends on hotel availability on the day of booking. In case of non availability equivalent property will be booked
  • Helicopter tickets depends on availability
  • Special Pooja can be arranged at each Dham which starts from Rs. 1000 And will be booked on the spot but we will have to follow the queue
  • All timings are Ideal and approximate.

Quick Check List

  • Personal Medical Kit: Diamox-Mountain Sickness, Crocin-Fever,
    Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam,
    Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digeneacidity, Gomez/rimantadine antacid, crepe bandages, band-aids,
    ORS, butadiene or antiseptic cream, Moov spray/volini, cotton,
    gauze.
  • Personal Care and toiletries –  Lip Balm and Cold Cream, Sun
    Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+) Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Liquid
    soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid
    wet tissues as they are not eco-friendly)
  • Check List :
  • Ruck Sack 65 L
  • Rain Cover
  • Poncho
  • Day Bag 20 L
  • 2XQuick Dry T Shirts
  • 2XFleece Upper
  • Down Jacket
  • 2X Pants
  • WaterProof Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Cap
  • Water Proof Gloves Woolen Cap Woolen Socks
  • Upper Thermal/base Insulation
  • Head Torch
  • Lower Thermal/base Insulation

Trek Essentials

TSS Jumbo Bag

FAQs

A: The average cost of Kedarnath trip from Haridwar to Haridwar will cost Rs. 8500/person and
from Delhi to Delhi will cost Rs. 10,000/person. It takes around 4 days from Haridwar.

A: Kedarnath temple opens in the first week of may and closes in Diwali. The month of May
June is the peak season time to visit Kedarnath. Post monsoon (Mid Sept to Diwali) is off season
time but is a good time to visit if you want to avoid rush.

A: The best months to visit Kedarnath is May June but there is huge rush during these two
months. One can plan this in post monsoon (Mid Sept to Diwali) which is off season time and is
a good time to visit if you want to avoid rush.

A: Kedarnath is considered safe. It is a pilgrimage site and is visited by thousand of people
during the season time. It should be avoided in monsoons as the roads and trails are prone to
landslides.

A: Kedarnath can be done on your own or some tour operator. It is advised to do all your
bookings prior to the trip as during the season time all hotels are generally full and its difficult to
get on the spot bookings. The average cost of Kedarnath trip from Haridwar to Haridwar will
cost Rs. 8500 and from Delhi to Delhi will cost Rs. 9800. It takes around 4 days from Haridwar.

A: At least 4 days are required from Haridwar to Haridwar to complete the trip.

  • Day 1: Haridwar to Sonprayag
  • Day 2: Sonprayag to Kedarnath
  • Day 3: Kedarnath to Sonprayag
  • Day 4: Sonprayag to Haridwar.
A: Sonprayag is the last motorable point to which you can drive your car. From Sonprayag one needs to take a local shuttle till Gaurikund.  The 17 km trek to Kedarnath starts from Gaurikund.
The other way of doing it is in a helicopter. Once can drive to Phata and take helicopter service from there.