KedarNATH Yatra 2023


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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. 11500 per person.

This Year Kedarnath Yatra starts from 26th April 2023 and the bookings are now open.


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

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,
  • 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


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

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.

The Searching Souls: Embark on a Sacred Pilgrimage to Kedarnath Yatra

Welcome to The Searching Souls, a dedicated adventure travel company that specializes in providing unforgettable journeys for seekers of spiritual enlightenment. We are thrilled to offer a profound and transformative experience with our Kedarnath Yatra, a sacred pilgrimage that will take you to the revered Kedarnath Temple nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Indian Himalayas.

The Kedarnath Yatra is a soul-stirring expedition that holds immense significance for Hindu devotees. It is believed to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in India, where pilgrims seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. This extraordinary journey will not only deepen your spiritual connection but also immerse you in the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the Himalayan landscape.

Your pilgrimage begins in the enchanting town of Guptkashi, a place steeped in mythology and legends. From there, you will embark on a trek of approximately 16 kilometers, winding your way through scenic valleys, lush meadows, and dense forests of coniferous trees. The air is filled with a palpable sense of devotion and tranquility as you make your way towards the sacred abode of Lord Shiva.

Led by our experienced and knowledgeable guides, you’ll traverse the challenging terrain with unwavering support and guidance. The path is dotted with small hamlets, where you can witness the local way of life and experience the warm hospitality of the mountain communities. Their simple lifestyle and unwavering faith will inspire you on your spiritual quest.

As you ascend, the majestic peaks of the Himalayas reveal themselves, standing as sentinels of divinity. The mesmerizing beauty of nature envelops you, creating a serene and meditative atmosphere that is conducive to inner reflection and introspection. Each step closer to Kedarnath Temple takes you deeper into a sacred realm, allowing you to shed the burdens of everyday life and connect with the divine presence that permeates the surroundings.

Upon reaching the Kedarnath Temple, you’ll be greeted by its grandeur and ancient architecture. The temple, believed to be over a thousand years old, stands as a testament to the enduring faith of devotees who have made this pilgrimage for centuries. The divine aura and spiritual vibrations of the temple are palpable, inviting you to offer your prayers and find solace in the sanctity of this hallowed place.

At The Searching Souls, we prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the pilgrimage. We arrange for comfortable accommodations and nutritious meals, ensuring that you have the energy to undertake this profound spiritual journey. Our dedicated team takes care of all logistics, including permits and transportation, so that you can focus solely on your spiritual quest.

We also emphasize sustainable and responsible travel practices. Our commitment to preserving the pristine environment of the Himalayas and supporting the local communities is deeply ingrained in our ethos. By choosing The Searching Souls for your Kedarnath Yatra, you not only embark on a transformative journey but also contribute to the sustainable development of the region.

The Kedarnath Yatra with The Searching Souls is an extraordinary opportunity to embark on a sacred pilgrimage that nourishes the soul and invigorates the spirit. It is a chance to deepen your connection with the divine, seek inner peace, and witness the extraordinary beauty of the Himalayas.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a life-changing pilgrimage, join us at The Searching Souls and let us guide you on an extraordinary journey to Kedarnath. Get ready to immerse yourself in spirituality, witness the splendor of the Himalayas, and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

What should you pack for the Kedarnath Yatra ?

Basic Trek Essentials
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