kedarnath yatra

Kedarnath tour package

Introduction:

Kedarnath, located in the Himalayas near the Chorabari Glacier, the source of the Mandakini River, and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, has one of the most breathtaking addresses in the world.

Gaurikund, the nearest road to Kedarnath, is about 14 kilometers away at 11,755 feet above sea level. The turbulent waters of the 2013 flash flood, combined with rocks falling from cliff faces, destroyed much of the village surrounding the temple. The massive boulder that tumbled down from the hill and stopped short of the temple, absorbing the floods and avalanche and preventing it from reaching the temple, is as The shrine’s stone hump is revered.

Make sure that your Kedarnath package includes a long visit to the Kedarnath temple.

Location of Kedarnath

The township of Kedarnath is located about 223 kilometers from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, on a vacant stretch of land on the banks of the Mandakini River. Kedarnath tour packages are extremely popular due to their dramatic location, the surrounding Himalayan scenery, and the lush meadows, which provide excellent pilgrimage and trekking opportunities.

The soaring Kedarnath peak, at 22,769 feet above sea level, skirts the Kedarnath Temple from behind, while the Kedar Dome is at 22,411 feet above sea level.

Weather in Kedarnath and temple closure dates

Due to heavy snowfall, the Kedarnath Temple is closed for the entire winter. During its six-month closure period, between November and April, the palanquin and the Kedarnath festival idol are relocated to Ukhimath near Guptakashi. During this time, the priests and other temple residents relocate to nearby villages.

Plan a trip to Kedarnath with the knowledge that it has a monsoon-influenced subarctic climate with very mild and rainy summers and extremely harsh, snowy winters.

Kedarnath tourist attractions

The Bhairava Temple is located in the eastern part of Kedarnath town. Lord Bhairava, the presiding deity, is believed to protect the temple during the winter months when the site is abandoned. The Chorabari Tal, also known as the Gandhi Sarovar, is only 6 kilometers upstream from Kedarnath.

 

  • Sonprayag:

It is a religious site on the way to Kedarnath Dham, about 20 kilometres from Kedarnath. Sonprayag is located at the scenic confluence of the Mandakini and Basuki Rivers.

 

  • Gaurikund:

It is the final road-head to Kedarnath from which the trek to the Kedarnath Temple begins. Gaurikund is famous for the Gaurikund Temple.

 

You can stay at the GMVN Tourist Bungalow in Kedarnath, which is located in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district. You can get there after a 14-kilometre hike from Gaurikund. The guesthouse has cosy rooms, a doctor on call, hot water, and attached bathroom, and a restaurant.

 

Dormitory, Economy Room, and Family Suite are some of the room types available. Due to heavy snowfall in the area, the guesthouse remains closed during the winter. Visitors to Kedarnath usually spend the night in one of the many hotels in Rudraprayag or Sitapur. These hotels provide clean and sanitary accommodations with all modern amenities; some even have restaurants; and you can easily hire a taxi to get to Kedarnath, which is approximately 50 kilometres away.

 

Hotel Mandakini on Badrinath Road, Kedar River Retreat in Rampur, Rudraprayag, and Samrat Resort on Badrinath Road in Rudraprayag are just a few options for your stay.

When is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

A spiritual journey laced with adventure would be incomplete without a stop in Kedarnath, home to one of the holiest Char Dham shrines, the Kedarnath Temple.

 

Kedarnath is mostly known for its temple, which is closed during the winter months due to the extreme cold and snowfall. Kedarnath is best visited between April and June when the cold is mild and the days are pleasant and cool. The monsoon season is still the most dangerous, with showers ranging from heavy downpours to drizzles.

 

Kedarnath is one of the most dramatic settings for a Char Dham shrine due to the sheer beauty of the landscape and its location high up in the Himalayan range. The temple is open to devotees during the summer, which is also the best time to visit Kedarnath.

How to Get to Kedarnath

Trek to Kedarnath: The former six-hour trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath via Rambara and Garur . Since then, members of the Indian Army and the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) have built a new 14-kilometre route from Gaurikund.

This trek ascends through Jungle Chatti, Chhoti Linchuli, and Badi Linchuli before crossing the Mandakini River and reaching the south face of Kedarnath.  Route ascends from Sonprayag, about 5 kilometres short of Gaurikund, and continues to Kedarnath via Gomkara, Dev Vishnu, and Dhumgajgiri.

Chardham Yatra by Helicopter

 

5 Nights Seller: Dehradun (1) Yamunotri (1) Gangotri (1) Kedarnath (1) Badrinath (1)

Meals, lodging, and sightseeing EMI of Rs.10,814

 

Rs.1,78,999

Rs.1,75,999

 

  • Chardham: Haridwar

 

(1) Rudraprayag Joshimath (2) Guptkashi (3) Badrinath (4) Rudraprayag Joshimath (5) Rudraprayag Joshimath (6) Rudrap Seller: Haridwar (1) Barkot (2) Uttarkashi (2) Guptkashi (2) Badrinath 

 

On twin sharing, the price is Rs.50,999 per person.

 

  • Do the Dham Yatra.

 

7 Nights Seller: Haridwar (1), Guptkashi (1), Kedarnath (1), Badrinath (1), Rudraprayag (1), Haridwar (1) Meals

Accommodation

Sightseeing

Rs.34,000 per person when sharing a room with a partner

 

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