Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
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Dedicated to lord shiva as Kedarnath or the Lord of Kedar region, this is one of the most difficult, testing and challenging journeys in all of the Char Dham Yatra Temples. Located in the district of Rudraprayag and by the holy River of Mandakini that goes on to merge with Alaknanda in Devprayag to form Ganga River, Kedarnath Dham is probably one of the holiest ad the most auspicious temples in India. This highest lord shiva jyotirlinga stands against the majestic backdrop of the snow-clad Kedar dome mountain range that only adds on to the serenity of the temple..

When the temple doors open for the yatra darshan it gets flocked heavily by devotees and Shaivites from all over the world. The journey to this remote region on the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas requires the devotees to cover a long and challenging journey on the hills along with a trekking journey of around 18 kms uphill. People choose to go via ponies or palkis and stay in tents near the temple premise. People nowadays not just go to offer their prayer to the lord but also spend some time meditating on the cave which is just 1 km upwards from the temple and enables the occupant to observe some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring views of the Kedar Ghati below..

Kedarnath Temple has long since been visited by travelers, explorers, saints, sages, seers, adventure enthusiasts and more. Not only is it a part of the holy Char Dham Yatra but it is also included in the holy Panch Kedar Yatra that covers all the prominent temples which are believed to have been set up by the Pandava brothers while looking for the Lord. The packages we offer are pocket friendly and designed to suit the requirement of each one of our clients no matter where they are coming from..

Kedarnath Temple in every sense is a wholesome experience comprising the best of both worlds i.e. spirituality and adventure which creates a lifetime’s worth of memories. What better way of spending your vacation with your family in a holy and religious manner at the abode of the Lord himself. The packages also include a visit to some of the top sightseeing attractions which dot the region like Janki Chatti, Sonprayag, etc. all the regions and places of tourist attraction hold immense significance in the life of every devout Hindu..

The package created by us ensures that you have the time of your life and experience the blessings of the lord and the supreme power above. with the help of an expert and skilled team of professionals each of the Packages to Kedarnath guarantees a great time which is filled with spirituality, rejuvenation and immense tranquility. Travel with ease, stay in quality accommodations, go sightseeing and excursions and have the best darshan of the higher power in a place which was once and always will be the spiritual, tranquil and religious Hindu hub of the world.

• Kedarnath Temple Opening Date 2021 - Coming Soon... (Opening date of Kedarnath Temple decided on the occasion of Mahashivratri)

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Day 1 - Haridwar - Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr)

The most awaited Badrinath Kedarnath Dham Yatra starts as you arrive at Haridwar. You will be picked up from the Haridwar Railway station for a straight drive to Guptkashi.

The name of this holy place referred to as "Hidden Varanasi' is connected to Kedarnath by a number of means. According to mythology, this is the place where Lord Shiva concealed himself when Pandava brothers were searching for his divine glimpse. Lord Shiva first hid at Guptkashi but later proceeded further up and reached the valley to Kedarnath. Here the Pandavas finally got his Darshan and their wish fulfilled. Gupkashi is the place where the pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) of Kedarnath live during the winter when the temple is closed. Also, the Bigraha (idol) of Kedarnath passes through Guptkashi to reach Ukhimath where the idol is worshiped for six months of winter.

On arrival at Guptkashi, check-in at the hotel and take rest. Guptkashi has pleasant weather in summer with temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. In the evening, visit the Ardhnarishwar Temple. This temple is located beside the Viswanath Temple where the deity is half male and half female that symbolizes Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Overnight stay at the Hotel

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Day 2 - Guptkashi - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 21kms Trek)

Your Badrinath Kedarnath tour package includes a medical check-up on day 2 of the tour in the morning. This is due to check your fitness level as you are going to experience Kedarnath trek from Sonprayag that will take you 3,583 m above sea level. Participants are requested to carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries, and clothes as you will stay at Kedarnath and night will be really chilled here. Start your trek from Sonprayag to Kedarnath by pony or Doli. On arrival, check-in at the pre-booked guest house. Thereafter go for Kedarnath Darshan, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Attend the evening Aarti accompanied by holy chants at the Kedarnath temple.

The Kedarnath shrine is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in India situated against the scenic backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Here, Lord Shiva, the God of protection and the destruction according to the Hindu belief is worshiped as Kedarnath. Kedarnath is one of the Chardham in Uttarakhand and there are many myths regarding how the holy shrine was evolved. It is told that Pandavas who wanted to clean their sin after the Kurukshetra war reached Kedarnath for a glimpse of Lord Shiva. There Lord Shiva was living in the form of a bull and as he dived into the ground to elude the Pandavas, his hump was left there. The remaining parts fall at four different places namely Tungnath(arms), Rudranath(face), Madhmaheshwar(belly) and Kalpeshwar(head) evolving five sacred shrines collectively known as Panch Kedar.

Stay overnight at Kedarnath.

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Day 3 - Kedarnath – Guptkashi (19Kms down Trek & 30kms/1hr by Road)

Today you rise before the sun rises and reach the Kedarnath temple to attend the Abhishekh ceremony at 4.45 in the morning. This time all the devotees are allowed to enter the Garbha Griha and seek blessings by touching the idol. Thereafter start a downward trek to Sonprayag and then drive to Guptkashi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4 : Guptkashi - Haridwar Rishikesh (165kms/5-6hr).

The morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of " Rishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Check-in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

Rishikesh: Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world-renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart from temples and ashrams, Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting center, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya. .

Joshimath is the winter home of Badrinath. The sacred place is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Here you can visit one of the four 'Maths' founded by Adi Shankaracharya. The idol of Badrinath is installed in the temple and worshiped for six months of the winter. You can also visit the temple of Narasimha an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On arrival at Rudraprayag, check-in at the hotel.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Pick up Point Rishikesh 6 AM
Drop Point Rishikesh 4 PM
INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents and Lodge on share basis

All meals: breakfast,lunch, tea, dinner

Transport Facility

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Crampons and Gaiters

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

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

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.