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Kedarnath Trek

6 Days
  • 15,091 ft
  • 20 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June, Autumn- September to october, Winter - November to March
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Rishikesh 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

Kedarnath Trekking Tour

The Kedarnath Trek is a renowned pilgrimage and trekking route in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. It offers a captivating journey through the Himalayas, leading to the sacred town of Kedarnath and its revered temple. The trek spans approximately 16 kilometres (10 miles) and is known for its religious significance, stunning landscapes, and challenging terrain.

The trek begins from Sonprayag, The trail follows the course of the Mandakini River, offering enchanting views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

As trekkers ascend, they encounter numerous smaller shrines and captivating natural landmarks, such as waterfalls and meadows. The final stretch of the trek involves a steep climb known as the “Stairway to Heaven,” leading to the Kedarnath Temple at an elevation of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet).

Kedarnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an important religious site and one of the Char Dham pilgrimage destinations. It holds deep spiritual meaning for devotees and offers a serene atmosphere for prayer and introspection. The temple’s architecture, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, adds to the charm and spiritual aura of the place

Kedarnath Trek Tour Highlights

  • Embark on a sacred pilgrimage to Kedarnath, one of the holiest sites in Hinduism.
  • Experience the spiritual ambiance of the Kedarnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Trek through picturesque landscapes, lush forests, and charming villages in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
  • Witness the beauty of the Himalayas as you navigate the trail, with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Marvel at the architectural splendor of the temple and offer prayers in this revered pilgrimage site.
  • Encounter smaller shrines, cascading waterfalls, and the gushing Mandakini River along the trekking route.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the mountains and the tranquility of the surrounding natural environment.
  • Create lasting memories of a journey that combines adventure, spirituality, and the beauty of the Himalayas.

Kedarnath Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Altitude: 1,982 meters
Arrive in Gaurikund, the starting point of the Kedarnath Trek.
Acclimatize to the altitude and explore the village.
Prepare for the trek and rest for the upcoming journey.

Distance: Approximately 16 km
Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude: 1,982 meters to 3,583 meters
Begin the trek towards Kedarnath Temple.
Traverse through lush forests, cross bridges, and pass by the Mandakini River.
Reach Kedarnath, a significant pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Visit the temple and absorb the spiritual atmosphere.

Distance: Approximately 16 km
Duration: 5-6 hours
Descend back to Gaurikund from Kedarnath.
Enjoy the journey downhill, relishing the changing scenery.
Reach Gaurikund and rest for the night.

Distance: Approximately 5 km (one way)
Duration: 3-4 hours (one way)
Altitude: 1,982 meters to 1,987 meters
Trek to Triyuginarayan, known for its significance in Hindu mythology.
Visit the Triyuginarayan Temple and witness the eternal flame.
Return to Gaurikund for the night.

Distance: Approximately 5 km
Duration: 2-3 hours
Altitude: 1,982 meters to 1,880 meters
Trek from Gaurikund to Sonprayag, another pilgrimage site.
Enjoy a leisurely walk and soak in the serene surroundings.
Explore Sonprayag and spend the night in the village.

Altitude: 1,880 meters
Conclude your Kedarnath Trek by departing from Sonprayag.
Reflect on the spiritual journey and the beauty of the mountains.
Return to your onward destination with cherished memories.

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 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)

Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Kedarnath Trek?

Prior trekking experience is not mandatory, but a reasonable level of fitness and stamina is recommended.

Are there any age restrictions for the Kedarnath Trek?

While there are no specific age restrictions, the trek involves moderate difficulty, and individuals should be physically fit and able to handle the trail.

Do I need to obtain any permits for the Kedarnath Trek?

No special permits are required for the Kedarnath Trek. However, it is essential to register at the check-posts along the route.

What should I pack for the Kedarnath Trek?

Essential items include trekking gear, comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, insect repellent, a first aid kit, and sufficient food and water.

Are there any medical facilities available during the trek?

Basic medical facilities are available at Kedarnath and some villages along the trekking route, but it is advisable to carry a personal first aid kit.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Kedarnath Trek?

Hiring a guide is not mandatory, but it is recommended, especially for those without prior trekking experience, as they can provide navigation assistance and local insights.

Can I do the Kedarnath Trek solo?

Yes, solo trekking is possible, but it is always safer to trek with a group or accompanied by an experienced guide.

Are there any risks of altitude sickness during the Kedarnath Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern during the trek. It is essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and recognize the symptoms.

Is it safe to trek during the monsoon season?

It is generally not recommended to trek during the monsoon season (July to August) due to heavy rainfall, landslides, and slippery trails.

Are there any ATMs available along the trekking route?

ATMs are not available along the trekking route. It is advisable to carry sufficient cash from Sonprayag.

Can I rent trekking equipment in Sonprayag?

Yes, trekking equipment can be rented in Sonprayag, including trekking poles, sleeping bags, and jackets.

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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  • 15,091 ft
  • 20 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June, Autumn- September to october, Winter - November to March
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Rishikesh 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