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Panch Kedar Trek

15 Days
  • 13,418 ft
  • 80-100 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June / Monsoon - July to August / Winter - December to March
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Panch Kedar Trek

Panch Kedar Trek is a pilgrimage that takes you through five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, each with its unique legend and historical significance. According to Hindu mythology, after the Mahabharata war, the Pandavas wanted to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings to attain salvation from their sins. They built these temples at the five locations where Lord Shiva appeared to them in different forms.

The five temples on the trek include Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar. The Kedarnath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, while Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world. The trek also takes you through lush green forests, snow-capped peaks, and pristine lakes, adding to its spiritual charm.

The Panch Kedar Trek not only holds great religious importance but also significant historical significance. These temples have been rebuilt several times due to natural calamities, including earthquakes and floods. The trek serves as a testimony to the resilience of Hinduism and its followers who continue to embark on this spiritual journey, paying homage to Lord Shiva.

Panch Kedar Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Visit to five different Kedars (Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar) which have religious and mythological significance.
  • Trekking through beautiful and scenic landscapes of Uttarakhand.
  • Passing through lush green forests, alpine meadows, high-altitude lakes, and glaciers.
  • Experiencing the local culture and hospitality of the people in the remote Himalayan villages.
  • Admiring the breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the region, such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba.
  • Crossing high mountain passes like the Kuari Pass, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
  • Camping at some of the most picturesque locations in the Himalayas, such as Deoriatal, Sari, and Panar Bugyal.
  • The opportunity to explore the ancient temples and historical sites in and around the trekking route.

Panch Kedar Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. After arriving in Haridwar, meet our guide who will help transfer you to Rishikesh and check into the hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After the breakfast, we will drive to Pipalkoti via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

In the morning, we will drive to Helang and from here begin trekking to Urgam Village. We will cross Alaknanda River via Road Bridge. We shall walk through the dense forests to reach Urgam Valley. Explore the valley, delectable dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Early in the morning, we will trek up to the first Kedar (one of Panch Kedars). Later, return trek to Urgam. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

After the breakfast, we shall trek towards the Kalgot Village. Arrive at the village in the evening and witness the culture of local people. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

In the morning, trek to Rudranath temple from Kalgot. Dinner and overnight stay in Rudranath.

Post breakfast, trek down to Sagar Village by passing through the dense forest and meadows. Upon arrival at Sagar, drive to Mandal the same day. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

After the breakfast drive to Chopta. Upon arrival at Chopta, trek to Tungnath (the third Kedar). After arriving at Tungnath Temple, visit the temple and then relaxing a bit can further trek to Chandrashila Peak. Dinner and overnight stay in Tungnath.

In the morning trek back to Chopta. Upon your arrival at Chopta, drive to Jagasu (45 kms / 2 hrs). From here trek up to Gaundhar. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Post early breakfast, we will begin trekking to Madhyamaheshwar (the fourth Lord Shiva temple of Panch Kedar). Upon arriving here, we will pitch our camp here. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

In the morning, trek back to Gaundhar. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

Today, we will trek about 12 km to reach Jagasu and from there drive to Guptkashi (30 kms). Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

After the breakfast, we shall drive to Gaurikund. Upon arrival here, we will begin trekking to Kedarnath, which is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. On arrival, check in at guest house. Evening time is free for exploring the area. Dinner and overnight stay in guest house.

In the morning, we will visit Kedarnath temple and then trek down to Gaurikund and drive to Rudraprayag along the river Mandakini. On arriving at Rudraprayag, we will check into the hotel. In the evening, we shall visit the confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini River. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Post breakfast, we will drive to Haridwar via Devprayag. From Haridwar, we will board a train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during the transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Panch Kedar Trek?

The Panch Kedar Trek is a religious and adventurous trek that covers five temples of Lord Shiva in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, India.

What is the duration of the Panch Kedar Trek?

The Panch Kedar Trek is usually 14 to 15 days.

What is the difficulty level of the Panch Kedar Trek?

The Panch Kedar Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek.

What is the best time to do the Panch Kedar Trek?

The best time to do the Panch Kedar Trek is during the summer months of May to June and September to November.

What is the starting point of the Panch Kedar Trek?

The starting point of the Panch Kedar Trek is Gaurikund.

Is prior trekking experience required for the Panch Kedar Trek?

Prior trekking experience is recommended but not mandatory for the Panch Kedar Trek.

What is the maximum altitude of the Panch Kedar Trek?

The maximum altitude of the Panch Kedar Trek is around 4,200 meters.

What are the documents required for the Panch Kedar Trek?

You need to carry a valid ID proof such as Aadhar card, passport, or driving license.

What kind of clothes and gear should I carry for the Panch Kedar Trek?

You should carry warm and comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, a backpack, a waterproof jacket, a sleeping bag, and a water bottle.

Is there any mobile network coverage during the Panch Kedar Trek?

Mobile network coverage is limited during the Panch Kedar Trek, with intermittent coverage at certain locations.

Is there any ATM facility available during the Panch Kedar Trek?

ATM facility is limited and only available at a few places during the Panch Kedar Trek.

Is it safe to do the Panch Kedar Trek?

The Panch Kedar Trek is generally considered safe, but it is always advisable to take precautions and follow the instructions of the trek leader.

Are there any medical facilities available during the Panch Kedar Trek?

Medical facilities are limited and only available at certain points during the Panch Kedar Trek.

What are some nearby places to visit after the Panch Kedar Trek?

Some nearby places to visit after the Panch Kedar Trek are Auli, Rudraprayag, Kedarnath

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Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 13,418 ft
  • 80-100 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June / Monsoon - July to August / Winter - December to March
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60