Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, near the Chorabari Glacier.The Mandakini River originates from this glacier. It’s surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks and has one of the most stunning addresses in the world.
Gaurikund is located at approximately 14 km from Kedarnath. It is situated at 11755 feet above the sea level. Many of the villages around the temple were destroyed by the flash flood of 2013, which combined with rocks from the cliffs, created turbulent waters. The shrine’s stone hearth is the massive boulder that fell from the hill and stopped short of the temple. It absorbed the floods and avalanche, and prevented it from reaching the temple.
Make sure your Kedarnath package includes long visits to the Kedarnath temple.
Kedarnath is located
The township Kedarnath, located approximately 223 km from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand on a stretch of land along the banks of Mandakini River is called the “Village of Kedarnath”. Kedarnath tours packages are very popular because of their spectacular location and the Himalayan scenery surrounding it. Also, there are excellent trekking and pilgrimage opportunities in the lush meadows.
At 22,769 feet, the Kedarnath peak rises above the Kedarnath Temple. The Kedar Dome, however, is located at 22,411 feet.
Weather in Kedarnath, and closure dates for temples
Due to excessive snowfall, the Kedarnath Temple will be closed for the winter. The Kedarnath Festival idol and palanquin are moved to Ukhimath, near Guptakashi, during the six-month period of closure. The priests and other temple residents move to nearby villages during this period.
Kedarnath has a subarctic climate that is monsoon-influenced. It experiences very mild, rainy summers and extremely severe, snowy winters.
Tourist attractions at Kedarnath
In the eastern part Kedarnath town is the Bhairava Temple. The temple is protected by Lord Bhairava, who is also believed to be the presiding god. Only 6 km upstream of Kedarnath is the Chorabari Tal. Also known as Gandhi Sarovar.
Sonprayag, located approximately 20 km from Kedarnath Dham is a religious spot. Sonprayag can be found at the confluence of the Mandakini River and Basuki Rivers.
Gaurikund is where the trek to the Kedarnath Temple starts. Gaurikund is known for its Gaurikund Temple. This is where Goddess Parvati is believed to have performed penance in order to win the heart of Lord Shiva.
The GMVN Tourist Bungalow is available in Kedarnath. It is located in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag region. It is a 14-kilometre hike to reach the destination from Gaurikund. You will find cosy rooms, hot water, a doctor on-call, attached bathrooms, and a restaurant in the guesthouse.
There are three types of rooms available: Economy Room, Dormitory and Family Suite. The guest house is closed in winter due to heavy snowfall. Most visitors to Kedarnath spend their night in one the hotels in Rudraprayag, or Sitapur. These hotels offer clean, sanitary accommodation with all modern amenities. Some even have restaurants. You can also hire a taxi to reach Kedarnath which is approximately 50 km away.
You have a variety of options when you want to stay at Hotel Mandakini in Badrinath Road, Rudraprayag’s Cedar River Retreat, Rampur, Rudraprayag or Samrat Resort in Rudraprayag on Badrinath Road.
What is the best time of year to visit Kedarnath
Kedarnath Temple, one of the most revered Char Dham shrines, is the perfect place to stop for a spiritual adventure.
Kedarnath is most well-known for its temple. It is closed during winter months due to extreme cold and snowfall. Kedarnath is most enjoyable to visit between April and June, when the cold is milder and the days are cool and pleasant. Monsoon season can be dangerous with heavy downpours and drizzles.
Kedarnath is a stunning location for a Char Dham shrine because of its beauty and high elevation in the Himalayan range. Summer is the finest season to visit Kedarnath.
How to get to Kedarnath
Trek to Kedarnath: In 2013, the flash floods washed away the former six-hour trek via Rambara, Garur Chatti and Gaurikund to Kedarnath. Members of the Indian Army (NIM), along with the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, have since built a 14-kilometre route starting from Gaurikund.
The trek climbs through Jungle Chatti and Chhoti Linchuli and Badi Linchuli. It then crosses the Mandakini River to reach the south side of Kedarnath. Another route goes up from Sonprayag (about 5 km short of Gaurikund) and continues to Kedarnath via Gomkara and Dev Vishnu and Dhumgajgiri.
- Helicopter Chardhm Yatra
5 Nights Seller: Dehradun ,Yamunotri,Gangotri , Kedarnath, Badrinath ,
Meals, lodging and sightseeing EMI starting at Rs.10 814
- Chardham: Haridwar
(1) Rudraprayag Joshimath (2) Guptkashi (3) Badrinath (4) Rudraprayag Joshimath (5) Rudraprayag Joshimath (6) Rudrap Seller: Haridwar (1) Barkot (2) Uttarkashi (2) Guptkashi (2) Badrinath
Twin sharing is available at Rs.50.999 per person.
- Do the Dham Yatra
7 Nights Seller: Haridwar (1) Guptkashi (1) Kedarnath (1) Badrinath (1) Rudraprayag(1), Haridwar (1) Meals
If you share a room with your partner, Rs.34,000