Panch Kedar Trek
Panch Kedar trek includes five shrines of Hindu religion and is a best way to explore Garhwal Himalayan range in a quick preview. Kedarnath, Rudranath, Tungnath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar are five pilgrims dedicated to Lord Shiva and associated with Pandavas. All of them are situated at Kedar valley. Lord Shiva worshipped in different forms in these five shrines as His body parts were dug here. It is believed that He took an incarnation of a bull and dug himself into this region.
Panch Kedar considered as -
Kedarnath::--->> Kedarnath situated at the head of Mandakini River in an altitude of 3,584 m. Here the Linga is a natural rock that resembles the hump of bull.
Rudranath::--->>Rudranath has an altitude of 2,286 m and it is said that the face of lord Shiva appeared here.
Tungnath::--->> Tungnath is Chandrashila and one of the highest temples of Lord Shiva with an altitude of 3,810 m. Here the arm of Lord Shiva appeared.
Madhyamaheshwar::--->> Madhyamaheshwar situated at the base of Chaukhamba peak and has an elevation of 3,289 m. The Linga is here worshipped in form of navel.
Kalpeshwar::---->> There is a cave temple and Lord Shiva is worshipped in his mattered hair form. Kalpeshwar is situated at the beautiful Urgam valley in an altitude of 2,134 m.
Punch Kedar Trek (Altitude
Gaurikund - 14 km Trek - Kedarnath
Guptkashi - 10 km motorable - Kalimath - 10 km motorable - Uniyana - 4 km Trek Ransi - 19 km Trek - Madmaheshwar
Ukhimath - 30 km motorable - Chopta - 3 km Trek - Tungnath
Gopeshwar - 5 km motorable - Sagar - 15 km Trek - Rudranath
Joshimath - 22 km motorable - Urgam - 3 km Trek - Kalpeshwar
DAY 01 :
DELHI – HARIDWAR
Drive to Haridwar 220 kms approx 5-6 hrs journey Haridwar is the gate of CHAR DHAM, Darshan and Pooja, evening Arti and overnight in hotel.
HARIDWAR – RUDRAPRYAG - GAURIKUND (1981 M )
We will drive 335 km to the beautiful Pragas and reach Gaurikund. Overnight in hotel/tent.
GAURIKUND – KEDARNATH (Kedar-1) (3581 M)
Early morning trekking to 14 kms Rambara, Kedarnath. Overnight in hotel/tent.
KEDARNATH - GAURIKUND
An early morning pooja and Darsan of Kedar ji. Overnight in hotel/tent.
GAURIKUND – GUPTKASHI - RANSI (51 kms by road and 14 kms trek)
Drive to Guptkashi, Kalimath and trek to Ransi and little walk to Bhavisya Badri pooja and darshan and drive to Karnaparyag. Overnight in tent.
RANSI - GAUNDHAR ( 6 kms trek)
. Overnight in tent.
GAUNDHAR - MADHMDHESHWAR (Kedar-2) (11 kms trek)
Pooja for the Stomach (nabhi). Overnight in tent.
MADHMDHESHWAR - GAUNDHAR - RANSI ( 17 kms trek)
. Overnight in tent.
RANSI – KALIMATH-UKHIMATH-CHOPTA
14kms trek and 60 kms by road. Overnight in tent.
CHOPTA –TUNGNATH (3886M)(Kedar-3) - CHOPTA - SAGAR
3 kms trek Chopta Tung nath for the Arms (bahu)and back Chopta 3 kms trek. Drive to Sagar 25 kms by road. Overnight in hotel/tent.
SAGAR- PANAR BUGIYAL
12 kms trek . Overnight in tents.
PANAR BUGIYAL – RUDRANATH (2286M) (Kedar-4)
10 kms trek and Pooja for the Face (mukh) . Overnight in tents.
RUDRANATH –DUMUK (2432 M)
17 kms trek Overnight in tents.
DUMUK- KALPESHWAR (2250M) (Kedar-5)
14 kms trek and Pooja for the Hair (jata). Overnight in tents.
KALPESHWAR – HELONG - PIPALKOTI
12 kms trek and 21 kms by road . Overnight in hotel.
PIPALKOTI - HARIDWAR
251 kms by road . Overnight in hotel.
HARIDWAR -DELHI (220 kms)
Drive to Delhi and transfer to Airport/station and your memorable trip concludes
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