Kedarnath Dham Yatra

Kedarnath Dham Yatra is the most visited Hindu pilgrimage site located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand India and is visited by thousands of devotees every year. 

Kedarnath Temple is located at a high altitude of 11,760 ft. above sea level & is one of the four major pilgrim sites along with Gangotri, Yumnotr & Badrinath. The location of the temple in the Greater Himalayan Range with snow-covered mountains and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The town of Kedarnath is located near the Chorabari glacier which is the starting point of the Mandakini river, a tributary of scared river Alaknanda.

The yatra begins from Sonprayag which is only 5 km away from Gaurikund from where you will have to start walking in order to reach the temple.

14 Km away from Gaurikund is the Kedarnath temple. It is believed that bathing in Gaurikund before visiting the temple brings good health and prosperity. You will cross Jungle Chatti, Bheembali & Lichauli to reach the Kedarnath Base Camp, situated only about a kilometre from the temple. The Kedarnath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva or Kedar according to the Hindu religion.


Short Itinerary

Day 1

Rishikesh to Guptkashi

On the first day of the Kedarnath yatra, you will be picked up from Rishikesh & we will be heading towards Gupkashi via Devprayag & Rudraprayag. On the way, you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas. From Tilwara, you will be able to catch the glimpse of the Mandakini River. Upon reaching Guptkash, an overnight stay will be in the hotel.

Day 2

Guptkashi to Kedarnath

After having breakfast at Guptkashi, we will drive to Gaurikund. The 30 Km ride will take around 2 hours. After reaching Gaurikund, we will start walking towards the Kedarnath Temple. The hike takes about 10 to 12 hours and we will spend the night in a hotel at Kedarnath after darshan.

Day 3

Kedarnath to Guptkash

We will trek back to Gaurikund and from there we will drive back to Guptkashi. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing as we will leave tomorrow.

Day 4

Guptkashi to Haridwar

On the last day of the Kedarnath Yatra, we will drive back to Rishikesh. The 240 hours ride will take 10 hours and you are expected to arrive at Rishikesh by evening, so make your further travel plans according.

Trekking Tips

  • This is one of the most rewarding treks.
  • Don’t pack heavily for the trek, only carry necessary items and clothes (2-3 layers of light clothing)
  • The nearest ATM is at Guptkashi

What to Carry on Kedarnath Yatra

This is a brief list of things that you should carry on the trek to make the experience more memorable and much more comfortable - 

  • Woollen clothes like sweaters, thermals, pairs of gloves, caps, mufflers, socks.
  • Heavy and complete three to five clothing layers are minimal during Winter as the weather might get unpredictable. Light woollen is enough for summer trips.
  • Windproof jacket
  • Hiking shoes, Snow boots, sandals or slippers
  • Walking stick or a trekking pole
  • Accessories like sunglasses with UV protection, sunscreen lotions, lip balm, headlamp, torch with extra batteries.
  • Toiletries: Sanitizer, tissues, liquid soaps, paste and toothbrush
  • Medicines: Diamox for altitude sickness, essential medicines for headache, stomach upset, and regular medication if you are taking any, band-aids, volini spray, and anything else.
  • Power bank
  • Raincoat, extra shirts/t-shirts, and trekking pants
  • Identity card and photocopies.
  • Insulated water bottle
  • Woollen fleece jackets
  • Few poly bags to keep any wet clothes. 
  • Energy bars, biscuits, chocolates, dry fruits to munch, and ORS or Glucose to not drain energy.
  • Camera with extra memory cards, batteries, chargers.

Network & Connectivity

Good network connectivity is available throughout the trek. All major networks Airtel, Jio, BSNL are available


The last ATM is available at Guptkashi, but it is advised to withdraw any required cash from Rishikesh.

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