About Panch Kedar Trek

Panch Kedar Trek

Panch Kedar means five ancient Temples of Lord Shiva situated in high altitudes can be access only through trek, myth relates to Pandava when they were searching for Lord Shiva & Lord Shiva converted himself to Buffalo. Its very difficult to recognize Shiva for Pandas then Bheem kept his leg in two point and Buffolos were passing one by one under it when Shiva reached there in form of Buffalo & undergrounded himself from there & appeared his parts of body in different places so those places known as Panch Kedar (Kedarnath, Rudranath, Tungnath, Madmaheswar, & Kalpeswer). Tungnath is the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world at an altitude of 3680 m above sea level.
Panch kedar is famous for trekkers as well as Devotees, covers many beautiful destinations, Rivers, Valley, Waterfalls, Cultural & Remote villages, Flora & Fauna, Animals, Birds, Meadow. Panch Kedar attracts every year many people like Trekkers, Devotees, Photographes & Birdwatchers.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Rishikesh to Gaurikund(1980 m) – 210 km – 6 hours.
2nd Day: Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3580 m) – 14 km – 5 to 6 hours.
3rd Day: Kedarnath to Gaurikund (1980 m) – 14 km – 4 to 5 hours.
4th Day: Gaurikund to Kalimath -18 km – 8 hours.
5th Day: Kalimath to Ransi – 6 hours.
6th Day: Ransi to Madmaheswar(3497 m) – 16 km – 7 hours.
7th Day: Madmaheswar to Mansuna – 8 km – 5 hours.
8th Day: Mansuna to Sari – 10 km – 5 hours.
9th Day: Sari to Maldhar Kharak – 10 km – 5 hours.
10th Day: Maldhar Kharak to Tungnath – 9 km – 5 hours.
11th Day: Tungnath to Mandal – 14 km – 6 hours.
12th Day: Mandal to Panar – 14 km – 7 hours.
13th Day: Panar to Rudranth – Toli Bugyal -13 km – 7 to 8 Hours.
14th Day : Toli Bugyal to Dhamak -10 km – 5.5 Hours
15th Day : Damak to Urgam – 12 km – 6 hours.
16th Day : Urgam to Kalpeswer – Helong – 13.5 km
17th Day : Helong to Rishikesh – 250 km – 8 to 9 hours.

Inclusive / Exclusion

Inclusions
• Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
• All Meals while on trek & transits (Veg.) (Egg).
• Trek equipments.
• Permits.
• First aid medical kit.
• Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
• All transportation during the trek program.
Exclusion
• Any kind of personal expenses.
• Insurance.
• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.

Cancellation Policy:

Up to 30 Days :- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 21 – 30 Days: – 60% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refund.
Between 20 – 11 Days: – 30% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days: – No refund. – See more at: http://gohimalayas.com/refund-policy/

Things to carry for Trekking:

1. Backpack of 50 -60 ltrs and Daypack of 20 ltrs.
2. Good Quality Trekking Shoes with extra pair of shoes
3. Sunglasses, Cap/Hat, towel etc.
4. Slippers
5. Undergarments
6. Full sleeve Sweater
7. Track pants
8. Water Bottle
9. Full sleeve warm Jacket
10. Rain coat lightweight
11. Warm Gloves
12. Camera, Memory Card,Batteries, Power bank
13. Head Light or torch
14. Personal toiletries & Sun lotion, vaslene etc.
15. Personal Medication if any
16. Sleek(light-weight) blanket

Panch Kedar Trek| Maps