Panch Kedar Tour Packages
Time Duretion – 15 Nights/16 Days Package
Package Cost – Rs 29,500/- per person
Kedarnath Temple – 1st Panch Kedar Temple
Kedarnath Temple is the 1st Panch Kedar Temple and it is a holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. The temple, believed to be very ancient, has been continually renovated over the centuries. The lingam at Kedarnath, unlike its usual form, is pyramidal and is regarded as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Situated at an altitude of 3,581 mts. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva the protector and the destroyer. Shiva, is considered the embodiment of all passions-love, hatred, fear, death and mysticism that are expressed through his various forms.
Tungnath – 2nd Panch Kedar
Tungnath Temple is the 2nd Panch Kedar Temple and it is situated at an altitude of 3,886 meters, Tungnath is the highest temple in India. Legend has it that the arm of Shiva appeared here. Ravana, of the Ramayana, is said to have performed penance at this temple to propitiate Shiva. The high altitude temple is a Seat of Swyambhu Linga or the Lord Shiva Incarnate. The mythology has it that Lord Shiva was enraged at the act of homicide enacted by the Pandavas by killing their brethren in the grand battle of Mahabharata. Aware of Shiva’s annoyance, the Pandavas built the temple to please Lord Shiva and for their own salvation. Others claim that the Adi Shankaracharya during his historic visit to the region had got it built. They cite the presence of Adi Shankaracharya’s image in the garbha-griha or the sanctum of the temple. A dark left-tilting one-foot high linga is the centre of attraction. The locals describe it as an arm of Lord Shiva. The arm of Lord Shiva is also associated with a legend.
Rudranath – 3 rd Panch Kedar
The face of Lord Shiva is worshipped at Rudranath temple in a natural rock temple as Neelkantha Mahadeva. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Neelkantha. The temple is situated amid thick forest at a height 2286 mtrs. From Gopeshwar 4 kms by car up to village Sagar from where 20 kms. trek leads to Rudranath and can be approached from Joshimath as well, by trekking about 45 kms. One can explore the magnificent view of Hathi Parvat , Nandadevi, NandaGhunti, Trishuli and many other from the Temple.
There are numbers of holy Kunds (Tanks) near Rudranath temple namely Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund etc. The Baitarini, the divine river flows pass behind the temple. Anusuya Devi temple is located on the trek to Rudranath involving an additional trek of 3km. This is the only temple in India where the image of Shiva is worshipped as a symbol of his face, a sublime, tender aspect of Shiva, unusual, serene and beautiful indeed to behold.
Devotees come to Rudranath to offer ritual obeisance to their ancestors, for it is here, at Vaitarani river (the water of salvation), that the souls of the dead cross when changing world.
Madhyamaheshwar – 4th Pancha Kedar
The stomach of Shiva is believed to have emerged at Madmaheshwar. The temple of Madmaheshwar is located at an altitude of 3,289 m. above sea level, on the slope of a ridge, 25 km northeast of Guptakashi. There is a motorable road from Guptakashi to Kalimath. The best statue of Har Gauri in India measuring over a metre high is found in the Kali temple. The trek from Kalimath to Madmaheshwar is distinguished by wild unparalleled scenic beauty and engulfed by Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Neelkanth peaks. Gaundar at the confluence of Madmaheshwar Ganga and Markanga Ganga, is the last settlement before one reaches Madmaheshwar.
Located at the base of Chaukhamba peak at an altitude of 3289 m the classic temple architecture belongs to the North-Indian style. So sanctified is the water here that even a few drops are considered sufficient for ablution. The natural scenery is dramatically wild, with deep gorges & valleys, mountain sides flung upwards towards the skies, the forests where the snow lies thick in winter, only to be replaced by a carpet of greenery in the summer. Kedarnath & Neelkanth peaks are visible from here, the entire ring of mountains associated with the life & times of Shiva. The confluence of Madmaheshwar Ganga just short of the temple, is one of the prettiest spots in the region.
Kalpeshwar – 5th Pancha Kedar
The hardier tourist may like to trek about 35 km to Kalpeshwar, where the locks (hair) and head, of Lord Shiva are worshipped as JATADHAR.
Located in Urgam Valley at an altitude of 2,134 m. above sea level, the temple is a further 10 km trek from Rudranath to Helong, the motor head on Rishikesh-Badrinath route. The small rock temple of Kalpeshwar is where the Hair appeared. Short of Kalpeshwar is the picturesque valley of Urgam.
It is a favorite location of meditating sages. Legend has it that the sage Arghya had performed austerities here and created the nymph, Urvashi. Rishi Durvasa is also believed to have meditated here under the wish-fulfilling tree, Kalpavriksha. The sage had given Kunti the boon that she could invoke any of the forces of nature and they would appear before her and grant whatever she desired. Known for his quick temper, Rishi Durvasa is often recalled in context of the incident when, along with several disciples, he visited Kunti’s sons, while they were in exile. He indicated that he and his disciples expected food. There was not a grain to cook. Lord Krishna who appeared and miraculously solved the problem answered an anxious Draupadi’s prayers.
Time Duretion – 15 Nights/16 Days Package
Package Cost – Rs 29,500/- per person
Starting Point – Rishikesh/Haridwar
Ending Point – Haridwar
Panch Kedar Trekking
Destinations Cover: Haridwar – Guptkashi – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Gaundhar – Madhmaheshwar – Ukhimath – Tungnath – Chopta – Panargupha – Rudranath – Dumuk – Kalpeshwar Mahadev – Rudraprayag – Haridwar
Panch Kedar: Keadrnath, Rudranath, Madhmaheswar, Kalpeshwar and Tungnath.
Tour Itinerary –
On arrival Haridwar, In the evening, we receive you. Dinner and Overnight stay at Rishikesh. (This is your arrival day in Haridwar and rishikesh where services are included in this package. You may ask or this additional arrangements to our executive for your stay and other assistance.)
DAY 01: RISHIKESH – PIPALKOTI (1219 MTS/3998 FT) 218 KMS/7-8 HRS
After an early breakfast drive towards Pipalkoti via Devpra-yag, Rudraprayg, Karanprayag and Nandprayag. Upon arrival, check into your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02: PIPALKOTI – HELANG – URGAM (2134 MTS/7000 FT) 9 KMS TREK/3-4 HRS
After breakfast 15 kms drive to Helang.Trek start from here to reach Urgam Village. We follow the Road bridge to cross Alaknanda River. It passes through the dense forest, murmuring water falls alonwith KalpGanga. Urgam Valley is known for its Apple orchard, terraced fields and Potatoes. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at camps.
DAY 03: URGAM – KALPESHWAR – URGAM (2 KMS ONE SIDE)
Today morning trek upto first Kedar(one of the Panch Kedar) carry your packed lunch alonwith. The Locks(hair)of the Lord Shiva is worshiped in this temple. You will have a panoramic view of valley with terraced fields and lush green forests. Later come back to camp. overnight at Camps.
DAY 04: URGAM – KALGOT (2215 MTS/7265 FT)
An early breakfast today we trek to Kalgot Village crossing dense forest, lush green meadows. Upon arrival at Kalgot village interect with local people and experience their culture. Overnight at Camps.
DAY 05: KALGOT – RUDRANATH (2286 MTS/7498 FT)
Today morning go for trek up to Sri Rudranath, one form of Lord Shiva. Here face of lord Shiva is worshiped. You can see a splendid view of Hathi Parvat, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Trishuli and other group of mountains from here. Here we also visit some temple like Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund which is located nearby the temple. Overnight at Tented accommodation.
DAY 06: RUDRANATH – SAGAR – MANDAL (18 KMS TREK/8 KMS DRIVE)
After finishing with an early breakfast trek down to Sagar Village passing through dense forest and meadows. Later drive towards mandal from here. This place has huge amount of rain round the year, thats why we also call it of Garhwal. Overnight at Camps.
DAY 07: MANDAL – CHOPTA – TUNGNATH (19 KMS/2 HRS/TREK 3.5 KMS
An early breakfast and drive to Chopta,located at an altitude of 290 mt above sea level. This place has an outstanding view of Himalays ranges and the beautiful surrounding areas. Carry your packed lunch alongwith and trek towards Tungnath (the Third Kedar). It is placed at an altitude of 3680 mt above sea level. While trekking you will find lush green meadows and get to see the snow clad Himalayan range. Upon arrival at Tungnath visit the Temple. After relaxing a bit, you can trek upto Chandrashila peak one kilometers ahead. Overnight at Tungnath.
DAY 08: TUNGNATH – CHOPTA – JAGASU – GAUNDHAR
Today morning come back to Chopta by trek and later drive towards the Place called Jagasu (45 kms/2 hrs). Here is very significant and worth seeing confluence of Madmaheshwar Ganga and Makandya Ganga, the last place before reaches Madmaheshwar. Overnight at Camps.
DAY 09: GAUNDHAR – MADHMAHESHWAR (3289 MTS/10788 FT)
After finishing with an early breakfast start trekking up to Madhya Maheshwar(The forth Lord Shiva Temple of Panch Kedar) taking 5-6 hrs by covering about 18 kms). It is believed that the navel mid part of the body reappeared at this shrine after disappearing at Kedarnath. Upon arrival you get to see the panoramic view of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Neelkanth Peaks. Overnight at Tents.
DAY 10: MADHMAHESHWAR – GAUNDHAR
Morning trek down to Gaundhar.Overnight at Tents.
DAY 11: GAUNDHAR – JAGASU – GUPTKASHI
After finishing with an early breakfast, trek to Jagasu upto 12 kms trek. Later drive Guptkashi (30 Kms). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 12: GUPTKASHI – GAURIKUND – KEDARNATH (3584 MTS/11756 FT)
After breakfast drive to Gaurikund and proceed for trekking upto Sri Kedarnath, (one of the 12 th Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva). Upon arrival check in and evening free at leisure and can also explore the beauties of the region around. Overnight stay.
DAY 13: KEDARNATH – GAURIKUND – RUDRAPARYAG
After finishing an early breakfast, trek down to Gaurikund and drive to Rudraprayag alongside river Mandakini. Later check into your pre-booked hotel. You can also have glimpses of significant confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini Rivers. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 14: RUDRAPARYAG – RISHIKESH (130 KMS/4 HRS)
After breakfast in the morning,drive down to Rishikesh via Devprayag(confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi), River Ganges begin from here. Upon arrival in Rishikesh check into your pre-booked hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 – Rishikesh – Haridwar Visit
Early morning, after breakfast We go on a brief tour of Sivanand Ashram, Ram Jhoola, Laxman Jhoola, ashrams and ghats. After Rishikesh we visit Mansa Devi temples of Haridwar and in the evening visit Ganga Aarti in Har ki pauri, after this we drop you at the Railway station for onwards destination.
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDE
Personal assistance by Panch Kedar Tour representative on arrival.
Accommodation on Double sharing basis at hotels. ( Moderate Hotels)
All transfers/tours services by vehicle may be change as Per Group Size & road condition.
All Veg. Meals, Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea/Coffee
Caring Tour Manager throughout the tour
Local Guide at Rishikesh for local sightseeing
Sightseeing as per above Itinerary.
All inclusive (Fuel, Driver Allowance, Parking Toll Tax, State Tax.)
TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, Cameras fees. etc
Any kind of insurance.
Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities, land slide, road blockage etc. Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column.
If due to any reasons beyond our control like landslide, traffic jams, flood, riots, political unrest, bandhs, helicopter unavailability or bad weather conditions, accidents or any other natural or man-made misfortunes, program will needed to be changed or extended. the additional expenditure for the same will have to be borne by the passengers directly. Due to these reasons we may cancel some sightseeing places, there shall be no refund for the same
Any charges of train, ropeway ticket of Manasa/Chandi Devi, Doli & pony, Entrance fees to places of visit, etc.
Any other services note mentioned above.
Special Requirements for Yatra
Raincoat, Umbrella, Monkey cap, Hand gloves, Swatter/Pullover, Canvas Shoes, Torch, & personal medicines.