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.
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Panch Kedar Trek and Tour is the Circuit of five Temple of Lord Shiva in lap of Himalayas.”Kedar” word here dedicated to Lord Shiva, Panch Kedar means five holy shrines of lord Shiva in lap of Himalayas are Kedarnath, Rudranath, Tungnath, Madmaheshwar and Kalpeshwar.
According to myth 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 Buffalos 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, Madmaheshwar, & Kalpeshwar). Tungnath is the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world at an altitude of 3680m above sea level.
Panch kedar Trek and tour 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.
Kedarnath temple situated at an altitude of 3583 meter in Rudraprayag district, after trekking a 16 km from Gaurikund can reach here. It is also source of Mandakini river which merge with The Alaknanda River in Rudraprayag. This shrine can access May to October for 6 months and rest of the 6 month temple is closed. Baba kedar doli shifted Ukhimath Omkareshwar temple during winter.
There is others routes to reach kedarnath via Chomasi Village Kham Bugyal, Via Triyuginarayan, via Mandani valley but all routes is difficult and required more days to reach, these routes are full of natural beauty passing through meadows, rivers, dense forest, Glaciers etc.
Madhya means middle part in hindi, so here devotees worship central part of Bull(Lord shiva) situated in Rudraprayag district at an altitude of 3497 meter. Last road head is ransi village which is famous for goddess Rakesweri temple, villagers daily do pooja here. Near of this temple Buda Madmaheshwar can visit from there we can Mt. Chaukhamba close view. Madmaheshwar also reach by trek only.
Till chopta is motorable which is one of the famous hill station of Uttarakhand, thousands of visitor visit this places every week around the year. Tungnath Temple is the third temple of Panch kedar & highest temple of Lord Shiva in the World at an altitude of 3680m, Bhuja(Hands) of Lord Shiva worshipped hear.Chandrashila peak is an altitude of 4000m, from there we can see Himalayan range peaks Nanda Devi, Trisuli, Bandarpoonch and Chaukhamba.
Rudranath is one of the toughest kedar in Panch kedar trek and tour circuit because it is situated in remote region of Himalayas and accommodation; route is still not developed compare to other kedar. Rudranath can access via Sagar & Mandal village which is nearby Gopeshwar(capital of district chamoli). Rudranath shrine can access by trek only, passes through beautiful meadows, dense forest where we can find verities of flora and fauna, wild animals. The face of lord shiva worship here, according to myth lord shiva face appeared here while pandavas searching for Lord shiva.
Kalpeshwar temple easiest access temple in panch kedar trek and tour, it is near to Urgam village in Chamoli district, road diverts from Badrinath Highway in Helang. Here is Hair(jata)of lord shiva worshipped and this temple can access around the year situated at an altitude of 2200 meter above sea level.
Attractions & Places covered during Panch kedar Tour & Trek
Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi)
Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini)
Guptakashi (Vishwanath Temple)
Sonprayag (Confluence of Basuki & Mandakini)
Ukhimath (Omkareswer Temple)
Ransi (Rakesweri Temple)
Anusuya Devi Temple
Atri Muni Cave
Gopeswer Gopinath Temple
Urgam Dhyan Badri
Karnaprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Pinder River)
Day 01: Rishikesh/Haridwar to Guptakashi/Sonprayag : 213 km : 9 hoursWe start our panchkedar tour from Rishikesh/Haridwar and will drive to Sonprayag/Guptakashi, during travelling we will cross many towns, villages of Uttarakhand like Deoprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Guptakashi. It will full day journey will stay in sonprayag/Guptakshi.
Sonprayag/Guptkashi to Kedarnath via Gaurikund : 16 km trek : 7-8 HoursTill Gaurikund moterable, we need to change vechile in sonprayag from there union local vechile only permitted. Pilgrims takes dip in kund in Gaurikund then proceed to kedarnath. It is 16 km ascend trek till kedarnath but route is very nicely made after disaster of 2013. Baba Bhairav temple is near of shrine so it is also must to visit after visiting Bhairavnath proceed to join Evening kedarnath baba aarati.Today will stay in Kedarnath.
Kedarnath Darshan & trek to Garikund, Drive Guptakashi : 8 HoursEarly morning need to ready for Darshan because lots of divotee visit this shrine daily so que will be long. Visit Kedarnath temple & take blessing, later after breakfast proceed to Gaurikund by trek, totally descend trek can cover in 4-5 hours. From gaurikund to Guptakashi will be drive. Vishwanath ancient temple darshan in Guptakashi in evening. Night stay In Guptakashi.
Guptkashi to Bantoli via Ukhimath : 50 km drive & 7km Trek : 7-8 HoursToday we will drive first to Ransi Village approx. 50 km drive from Guptakashi via Kund, Ukhimath. Omkareswer Temple in Ukhimath dedicated to lord shiva, during winter Baba kedar doli stay here, after visiting temple we will continue drive to ransi village which is famous for Rakesweri Temple (Moon) and it is base of Madhmaheswer trek & Mandani Valley trek. After visiting Rakesweri temple we will take rest for 20 minute for snacks & continue our trek to Gaundar/Bantoli. Few km we will find good road because road construction is going on towards Gaundar village. On the way we will see confluence of Madhmaheswer Ganga & Makrand Ganga. Chokhamba glacier is source if Madmaheser ganga. We will halt in Bantoli today.
Bantoli to Madhmaheswer - Buda Madmaheswer & stay in Madmaheswer : 5-6 HoursWe will start trek early morning to Madhmaswer, steep climb to Madhmaheswer after rest we will visit Buda Madhmaheswer & return back to Madhmaheswer. From Buda Madhmaheswer we can see clear view Mt.Chaukhamba(7138m) as well as Madhmaheswer valley. We will come to Madhmaheswer and worship, aarti in temple. Today we will halt here.
Madhmaheswer to Gaundar : 5-6 HoursMorning will again visit the temple, will take blessing and enjoy surrounding view of the nature late after breakfast we will proceed to Gaundar for night stay.
Gaundar to Ranshi trek & Drive for Chopta : 6 km trek & 70 km DriveMorning start trek to Ransi village after breakfast it will take 3-4 hours to reach to Ransi village, from here we will drive to chopta via Ukhimath, Sari village. Sari Village is base of DeoriaTal Trek & Chopta is base Tungnath & Chandrashilla Trek. Chopta is a beautiful destination for tourist around the year. We will night stay here today.
Chopta to Tungnath –Mandal : 11 km Trek & 25 km drive : 7-8 HoursEarly morning will start trek to Tungnath Temple & Enjoy Sunrise View. Its steep ascend of 5.5 km which takes 3-4 Hours. You can visit Chandrashilla top (4000 m). Tungnath templed Bhuja(Hands) worshiped, all myth of panch kedar related to Pandavas & Lord Shiva. After Darshan & pooja we will trek down to Chopta which will take around 2-3 Hours and will proceed to Mandal for night stay.
Mondal to Panar via Anusuya Temple : 6-7 hoursFirst 5 km ascend trek to Mother Anusuya Temple, visit Anusuya temple and again start trek to Panar Bugyal evening will reach Panar Bugyal. On the way to Panar Bugyal. we will pass through dense forest, water streams, Meadows like Dhanpal Bugiyal, Panchaganga Bugiyal, Hamsha Bugiyal & rivers like Amrit Ganga, Atri Ganga. Trek quit ascend so you will tired today.
Panar to Rudranath & back to Panar : 5-6 HoursRudranath temple is situated at an altitude of 3402 mtrs above sea level from here we can see snowcapped peaks like Hathi Parvat, Nandadevi, NandaGhunti, Trishuli & more other. Around Tugnath temple we can see many kunds Kunds like Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund etc. The lord Shiva face worshiped here. After pooja and darshan of Baba Rudranath trek back to Panar for night stay.
Panar to Mandal : 5-6 HoursToday trek is descending but chance to sleep during rain so we need to trek carefully. Trek is full of natural beauty sound of natural water falls, sweet sounds of birds, snowcapped peaks which energize us. We will stay in modal tonight.
Mandal to Kalpeswer back to Piplekoti via Gopeswer : 100 km driveToday is drive only because Kalpeswer is most easy access temple in Panch keda. Lord shiva Jata(Hair) worshipped here. Upto Urgam & devgram can reach by vechile from there around 500 meter after crossing the river Kalpeswer Shrine situated at an altitude of 2200 meter. We can find many sadhu near the shrine they stay here only. After visiting the temple we will back to Urgam village here Dhyan badri temple can visit and will drive to Piplekoti for Night stay.
Piplekoti to Rishikesh/Haridwar : 220 km : 7-8 hoursToday last day for Panch Kedar tour & trek, we will proceed to Rishikesh/Haridwar and midway we will find many pilgrim places like Karnprayag (confluence of Alaknanda & Pinder River), Lord Karna temple also situated between rivers, Devprayag(confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river). Evening will reach to Rishikesh/Haridwar and will drop to Bus or Raailway station.
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