Trek to Kedarnath, Badrinath

22 DAYS 21 NIGHTS
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Pilgrimage Trek, Badrinath To Kedarnath

This is a historic trek route, where many of the trekkers lost their way for ever. Panpatia Col is a snow lamented belt, beautiful for the views all around. More than the beauty here, this route is a challenge for all the trekkers. You will get a guide now, but ten years before now, the route has been a total mystery. The route connects two of the top Hindu pilgrimage points, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The route is one of the highest pass in the Himalayas, where Panpatia glacier will have to be crossed. Top peaks surround the cold belt will seem to be like monsters. This place is called the labyrinth of Himalayas. There are different mythological mysteries related to the place. Nilkantha, Balakun and Kunaling are the top among all, although Januhat to Ransi are all crowded at the corner. The route is so challenging that you will feel nervous. If you gave taken a guide, then there is no reason to feel shaky – just enjoy the beauty, nature has preserved there for you.

A historic route connecting two holy spots: The journey through this trek seems to be like a path through a grapevine, with so many things to do. Start the journey from Madhmaheshwar, the temple spotted to be built by the Pandavas. It is better to trek the route in the summers, since monsoon and winter turns out the area to be very much risky. It is the glacier of Panpatia and is a wide area that becomes really rough in the monsoons. Snow fall in winter is again treating for even the expert trekkers too. In summer, you will find a day temperature here around 8 degrees centigrade and at night it goes down till -10 or -15. Maidagala Tal at the end part of the trek is really aspiring one for you. Get there and find the decent weather condition in summer and autumn.

The trek route here is tough and is not at all fit for novice trekkers. However, you will like to get to the spot and find the natural beauty. Although mountains and snows will seem here to be villain, but Nature Goddess is ever ready to escort you to her home. The serene beauty on all sides will make your mind filled with tranquillity, when you get the spare time at the camp. The night sky with the shining peaks especially when moon light sparkles on the top will take you to a distant dreamy location. Enjoy the excellent beauty of nature here, but do not forget to take a note of the old stories, preserved here.

It is a valley which is noted to be covered by the priest of Kedarnath and Badrinath in a day. However, it took him long time to travel and with the blessings of Lord Shiva, a route was made for him and the rest part was totally spoiled to form a labyrinth. Myths say that they are created by lord alone, so that no one else can find the path again.

trek is considered as one of the major challenging trek in Royal Garhwal Himalayas. This is a part of the lost trail within Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary which connects two famous Hindu shrines Badrinath and Kedarnath. Connecting Madmaheswar trail to Kedarnath at Chorabari Glacier, the origin of river Mandakini.

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Day 1 – Dehradun to Joshimath

Time taken : 9 hours (294.4km)

Altitude : 6,257ft.

Early morning we are going to drive to Joshimath from Dehradun which takes 9 hours to reach there. On the way to Joshimath we will take halt for some time and we will drive to Joshimath through Rudraprayag, Devprayag and Chamoli. Where on the way you can witness the Mother Nature and capture the beauty of mountains.

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Day 2 : Joshimath to Badrinath

Time taken : 2 hours approx (47km)

Altitude : 2,611ft.

Good morning , have your breakfast and get ready for today, we will drive towards Badrinath on the way to you can see the wonderful mountains, after reaching badrinath we will visit the prominent Badrinath Temple.

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Day 3 : Badrinath to Shepherd Camp

Time taken : 5 to 6 hours

Altitude : 11,636ft.

Today we are going to trek towards the shepherd’s camp. We will ascend up to the tree line; now after trekking for a long time we will reach at a position from where you get the spectacular the views of the surrounds. We will be staying overnight in the camp.

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Day 4 : Shepherd Camp to Snout Camp

Time taken : 5 to 6 hours

Altitude : 12,861ft.

Good morning, get ready for today’s trek; we will be trekking on the combination of terrains. While we will take a moderate uphill hike to climbs in order to reach the snout of the spectacular Panpatia glacier.

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Day 5 : Acclimatization Day at Rudugaira Camp

You drastically gained altitude in the last two days so allow your body to acclimatize according to the environment. Today you can for a short hike towards Rudugaira peak and from above you can have a glimpse of Auden’s Col.

Come back to the Rudugairacampsite, rest and retire for the night.

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Day 6 : Snout Camp to Moraine Camp

Time taken : 5 to 6 hours

Altitude : 14,190ft.

Today, we are going to trek for a long time but no worries it will be a moderate trek with some ascends; we will cross the moraines and traverse so after trekking for a long duration up in the hills you will see the versatile beauty of Himalayans and the wide eyes capturing view.

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Day 7 : Rest and Acclimatize

Acclimatize

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Day 8: Moraine Camp to Base Of Parvati col

Time taken : 6 to 7 hours

Altitude : 15,411ft.

New day new place to explore so today our next trekking destination will be a base of Parvati col to reach Parvati Col. We will pass through the Panpatia Snow Field. The trekking pathway is inclines and may be a little tiring.

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Day 9 : Base Of Parvati Col to Panpatia Snowfield to Camp

Time taken : 6 to 7 hours

Altitude : 17,104ft.

So this day has its own unique quality after breakfast we are going to move ahead to trek to the edge of the terrace from where the only way to go upwards is through a vertical gully which is covered with rock and snow from where we will be able to see the magnificent Chaukhamba Peak and the Nanda Devi peak

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Day 10: Camp to Panpatia Col,Panpatia Col to Sujal Srovar

Time taken : 5 to 6 hours

Altitude : 16,137ft.

Today we will pass through snow upland to reach Panpatia Col. Moving ahead is a steeo descent that will lead to the Madhyamaheshwar watershed.

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Day 11: Sujal Srovar to Kachni

Time taken : 6 to 7 hours

Altitude : 13,629ft.

Today after having a breakfast, we are going to start our trek towards Kachni. To reach Kanchi we will be trekking through incline way and rock-strewn zones so from here one can see the temple below and the glowing Guptkashi.

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Day 12: Kachni to Nanu Chatti

Time taken : 6 to 7 hours

Altitude : 5,940ft.

Today we are going to trek to the Madhmaheshwar temple and while coming back, We will hike through the forests stay in Ransi

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Day 13: Ransi to Saniyara (5 kms trek

We will have our breakfast and the trek begins from here. The trail will pass through the meadows taking us to Saniyara at an altitude of 2850 M.

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Day 14: Saniyar to Paturi (7 kms trek)

We will ascend the trail here leaving Saniyara behind and the trek will proceed to Paturi at an altitude of 3300 M.

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Day 15 : Paturi to Thouli camp

we will Trek from Paturi to Thouli camp 3865 M, via Thouli top 3920 M in 7 to 8 hours. Night stay will be at Thouli camp.

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Day 16: houli to Dagla Bugyal

The Trek will descend from Thouli camp 3865m proceeding towards Dagla bugyal 3505m via Dwara Pass and Dwara Top at an altitude of 4150m. It will take 6-7 hours to reach Dagla Bugyal..

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Day 17 : Dagla Bugyal to Mandani

We will trek from Dagla Bugyal 3505m to Mandani valley 3550m in 4-5 hours via Dubra Top 3750m. The magnificent Mandani valley can be explored for rest of the day. The camp will be set here for night stay.

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Day 18: Rest Day

Explore Mandani

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Day 19: Mandani Valley to Yembuk base

The trek ascends from here and goes up to at Yembuk Col Base camp (4130m). This will take 6-7 hours..

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Day 20: Yembuk base to Mahapanth base

We will Cross the Yembuk Col Base camp to reach Mahapanth Col base camp at an altitude of 4450m. The trail will go through Bishali Col (4750m) to Mahapanth Col Base camp (4450m 2hrs) taking 7 to 8 hours.

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Day 21: Mahapanth base to Kedarnath.

We will trek to Kedarnath (3380 M). Night stay in Kedarnath..

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Day 22: Kedarnath to Gaurikund (16 kms trek)

Early morning visit to Kendarnath temple then trek down to Son Prayag. Night stay at Gaurikund/ Sonprayag..

INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trek?

Accommodation in Camp/ on share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, and dinner

High quality tents

Medical Kit

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trip?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)