The Panch Kedars comprising of Kedarnath, Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath and Kalpeshwar have a special place of importance for pilgrims in that these are five holy spots dedicated to Lord Shiva where, it is said, the Pandavas worshipped in order to get rid of their sins of killing their kin. Visit these Panch Kedars extended 15 nights 16 days Panch Kedar yatra and wash away your sins.
Duration:16 Days /15 Nights
Tour Sarting: Rs.32500/- Per Person
Places Visit: Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Kedarnath – Gaundhar – Madhmaheshwar – Ukhimath – Tungnath – Chopta – Panargupha – Rudranath – Dumuk – Kalpeshwar – Rudraprayag – Rishikesh
A Typical Itinerary Goes like this.
Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar
A warm welcome awaits you as you arrive in Delhi and our tour guide then escorts you to the waiting coach for the 200 km or so drive to Haridwar. Check into your room, refresh yourself and set out to explore one of the holiest cities of India. You can visit the famed Mansa Devi temple, view the fabulous sight of hundreds of pilgrims bathing in the Ganga and then, in the evening, attend the Aarti at Har Ki Pauri.
Day 2: Haridwar – Rudraprayag
Enjoy a spicy breakfast with hot tea and then board the coach for the drive through scenic countryside to Rudraprayag. You will love to make friends with your co-travellers on the way. Stop at Devprayag where the Alaknanda confluences with the bhagirathi to make the starting point of Ganga River. Arrive in Rudraprayag and check into your room. Later, set out to visit the Koteshwar Mahadev temple at the site where Alaknanda and Mandakini confluence. The area is suffused with a palpable spiritual aura that you feel deep inside.
Day 3: Rudraprayag – Kedarnath
Today we go to one of the Char Dhams, Kedarnath, arriving first at Gaurikund, the site of holy hot water springs where you take a dip and then proceed on foot, by pony or in palanquin to Kedarnath over a steep path. Check into your hotel room and then set out for Darshan at the temple. Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India where the Shivling self-manifested.
Day 4: Kedarnath – Guptkashi
Set out in the morning to the Kedarnath temple for the morning Aarti and then have breakfast after which we do the return trek to Gaurikund. Here you board the coach for the drive to Guptakashi and check into your hotel room for the night.
Day 5: Guptakashi – Gaundhar
The cool morning air puts you in the right mood for the walk to Gaundhar, a beautiful camp site set amid mountains and valleys where nature is still untouched and pristine in all its glory. Spend the night in a camp at Gaundhar and sleep wrapped in blankets under starry skies.
Day 6: Gaundhar – Madhmaheshwar
Fill yourself with breakfast because you will need the energy for the trek to Madhmaheshwar located at a height of 3490 metres and reached through a steep, winding path. Pray to Lord Shiva to fulfill your wishes and then walk around to admire the view. Spend the night in a delightful camp and pass time with the others around a campfire before going to sleep.
Day 7: Madmaheshwar – Gaundhar
Wake up, enjoy a steaming cup of coffee or tea and breakfast before getting ready for the return trek to Gaundhar. Here again you have ample time to explore the surroundings before retiring for the night in the camp in your tent.
Day 8: Gaundhar – Ukhimath
Today is a day for another trek, this time to Jagasu and from there, by coach to Ukhimath, about 16 km away. Ukhimath is where Lord Kedarnath resides for the winter. You have the option of staying in a camp at Ukhimath.
Day 9: Ukhimath – Tungnath – Chopta
The morning starts with a beautiful drive across lovely countryside to Chopta where you spend some time admiring the beauties of nature. Then we proceed on foot to Tungnath, one of the highest Shiv temples, and one of the oldest ones as well, in the world for worship after which we return to Chopta and board the coach for the drive back to Ukhimath.
Day 10: Chopta – Panargupha
After breakfast we drive to Sagar and alight here for a short trek to Panargupha and check into a camp for the night stay. Panargupha is a wayside stop for the trek to Rudranath.
Day 11: Panargupha – Rudranath
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the cool morning air and get ready for a trek to Rudranath. We arrive here and check into a camp, unload the baggage and proceed for worship at the holy Rudranath Shiv Temple. Stay the night in a camp here and enjoy a campfire dinner.
Day 12: Rudranath – Dumuk
Rise early, sample some breakfast and steaming cup of tea or coffee and then get ready for the trek to Dumuk, a wayside point on the road to Kalpeshwar. Stay the night in a camp, enjoying dinner around a campfire and starry skies.
Day 13: Dumuk – Kalpeshwar Mahadev
We start an early morning trek to Urgam and to the Kalpeshwar Mahadev temple here. Check into a camp, keep your baggage here and proceed for worship at the Kalpeshwar Mahadev temple. Spend the rest of the day under blue skies, relaxing or walking around to explore the beauties of nature here. Dine at night and sleep in a tent in the camp.
Day 14: Kalpeshwar – Rudraprayag
Munch on hot snacks and tea for breakfast and proceed to Helang on foot. From here we board a coach for the drive to Rudraprayag and check into a hotel for the night stay. Before that you might want to visit the confluence of the
Day 15: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh
The last leg of the Panch Kedar tour takes us to Rishikesh, the city of ashrams and yoga. We visit Laxman Jhoola, Ram Jhoola, Bharat Mandir and Triveni ghat ending with the evening Aarti on the banks of the Ganga. Spend the night in a cozy hotel room in Rishikesh.
Day 16: Rishikesh – Delhi
Breakfast and board the coach for the return drive to Delhi where the Panch Kedar tour comes to an end as our tour guide bids you farewell and good wishes with an invitation to join another of our tours in Uttarakhand soon.