Kedarnath Tour

Kedarnath Temple is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath temple is elegantly erected amid of the snow-clad and lofty mountains with Mandakini River flowing nearby near Chorabhari Glacier. The Kedarnath temple main sanctum sanctorum is Triangular Hump shaped Shivlingam and other idols of Parvati, Pandavas, Draupadi, Nandi, and Veerabhadra are enshrined at outer periphery. Customarily, Kedarnath Yatra starts from Delhi/Dehradun (nearest airports) or from Haridwar /Rishikesh (closest railway stations). Kedarnath has good connectivity of motorable road till Gaurikund and later uphill trek of 18 Kms is required to reach Kedarnath temple.

Kedarnath Tour concludes in 5-6 days. We arrange trip to Kedarnath temple with lodging facility and car rental services for the yatra. We also provide assistance on Helicopter services to Kedarnath. Browse our Kedarnath Tour Package for complete details. The popular Kedarnath Yatra starts from Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh and for further details visit our packages - Kedarnath Tour Package from Delhi, Kedarnath Yatra Package from Haridwar, Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter, Kedarnath Car Rental.

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Kedarnath Tourism

The Kedarnath is located in Rudraprayag district, at an altitude of 3583 m & situated at shores of river Mandakini with soaring snow-clad mountain peaks and wooded forests at its backdrop. Kedarnath temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple is built of massive & evenly grey stones with a large statue of the Nandi Bull situated outside the temple. The motorable road continues till Gaurikund beyond its 16 Kms trek has to be done to reach Kedarnath. During winter due to heavy snowfall, the Temple remains closed and shifted for six months (from Nov till Apr) to Ukhimath, 20 Kms away from Guptkashi.

The flood of 2013 ruined the entire Kedarnath town except for the Kedarnath temple & brought massive destruction to the place along with huge human casualties. The Nehru Institute of Uttarakhand had done a fast restoration of the shrine & the temple was revamped a year after for devotees.

Kedarnath Tourism
Kedarnath Tourism
Kedarnath Tourism
Kedarnath Tourism
Kedarnath Tourism

Kedarnath Time to Visit:

May-Jun & Sep-Oct is the Kedarnath best time to visit.

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date 2024: 14-May-2024* 

Kedarnath Temple Closing Date 2024: 3-Nov-2024*

For Kedarnath time to visit Summer & post-monsoon is a decent option, and try to avoid yatra during Monsoon or on a Rainy day.

Places to See in Kedarnath

Here are the Kedarnath sightseeing options which you can cover in your Kedarnath Yatra.

  • Gandhi Sarovar: Gandhi Sarovar is a small lake located at the distance of 03 km from Kedarnath near to Chorabari Bamak glacier.
  • Shankaracharya Samadhi: It is believed that here Adiguru Shankaracharya took Samadhi.
  • Bhairavnath Temple: Bhairon Mandir is located 1 km from the Kedarnath Temple. It is believed that the deity in the form of bhairavnath protects the Kedarnath temple & entire valley.
  • Gaurikund: Base for a trek to Kedarnath. The village has hot springs & a temple dedicated to Gauri.
  • Vasuki Tal: It is a high glacial charming lake with iconic environs & majestic view of Chaukhamba peaks. This place has religious importance also, it is believed that Lord Vishnu took bath at this lake.
  • Sonprayag: At Sonprayag union of two rivers Basuki & Mankadini takes place. This place is believed to be offer salvation to those who take a bath in it.

How to reach Kedarnath:

By Road: Roads are the most preferable mode to visit Kedarnath. From Haridwar & Rishikesh you’ll easily get the bus for Sonprayag/Guptkashi. Once you reach here. You can take any local transport for the Gaurikund and from there you can reach Kedarnath by doing an 18 km trek.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is Rishikesh located at a distance of 215 km approx.

By Flight: Jolly Grant airport is the closest airport which is 240 km approx.

Gaurikund is the last stop where any transport vehicle can visit. And to reach Kedarnath from Gaurikund you have to do 16 km of trekking. If you want to avoid trekking then you can also hire a pony or another alternate option is you can take a Helicopter flight from the Guptkashi/Phata/ Gaurikund etc. (Chardham Yatra by Helicopter). If you still have any doubts regarding how to go Kedarnath temple or Kedarnath temple tourism, then contact us at give details. We will happy to assist you.

Kedarnath distance by Surface:

Delhi Kedarnath 520 Km (approx)
Bareilly Kedarnath 440 Km (approx)
Lucknow Kedarnath 690 Km (approx)
Chandigarh Kedarnath 500 Km (approx)
Shimla Kedarnath 560 Km (approx)

Kedarnath– Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Is it safe to travel to Kedarnath?

Yes it is completely safe to visit Kedarnath. The road is well connected till Sonprayag and heli service is also available from Phata, Sonprayag, Gaurikund. But it is advised to avoid yatra in monsoon or on a rainy day.

2. What is the opening & closing date of Kedarnath Dham?

Opening Date - 14-May-2024*(Tentative)
Closing Date - 3-Nov-2024* (Tentative
Every year opening dates are decided on the auspicious day of MahaShivratri, and close on the day of Bhai Dooj.

3. What kind of weather can be expected in Kedarnath?

Generally it is moderately cold even in the dry & summer season. It is advised to carry Light woolens clothes in May/June & heavy woolens August to November.

4. What is the darshan timing of Kedarnath Temple?

Kedarnath temple darshan timings
Morning : 5:00 AM – 01:30 PM Evening : 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

5. Are there any ATM facilities in Kedarnath?

Yes, currently there is only a single ATM of HDFC Bank in Kedarnath. But it is always advised to don’t rely on digital cash, cards or ATM when you are traveling to hilly areas. On hills, you can face network related issues which can affect your transaction, so to be on a safe side carry enough cash before departure. If you are out of money on the way to Kedarnath, then you can also withdraw cash from these ATMs which are in the town of Phata & Sonprayag.

6. What are the road conditions in Kedarnath?

Because of the ‘All weather Road’ construction work is ongoing at many places, that’s why at some places roads are not in good shape. It is estimated that the project will finish in 2024.

7. How can we reach Kedarnath?

To reach Kedarnath you can start your journey either from Haridwar or Rishikesh. To reach Haridwar/Rishikesh you have two options: train & roads, both are well connected with major cities of India. You can also choose the air option: the nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, which is well connected with regular flights from Delhi. From Rishikesh to Sonprayag you can either book private taxis or can take any public transport/GMOU bus, which runs early morning from Rishikesh/Haridwar to Sonprayag/Gaurikund. Gaurikund is the place from where the actual trek starts for Kedarnath Dham. The trek is 16 km long which takes approx 5-8 hours depending on your speed. To skip the trek you can also take heli service or can hire a pony, palki from Gaurikund.

8. How far is Chopta from Kedarnath?

Chopta is a beautiful hill station in Ukhimath which is approx 80-100 km from Kedarnath. Most of the Chardham Yatra/Kedarnath Yatra/Panch Kedar devotees take a night halt at Chopta to witness the beauty of nature. It is a must visit place for nature lovers & trekkers.

9. How long is Kedarnath Trek?

Kedarnath trek is approx 14-16 km long which starts from the Gaurikund, Jungle Chatti, Bheembali, Linchauli and ends at Kedarnath dham. This trek is gone through scenic views, mountain, valley, rivers, snow peaks which makes the journey easy & memorable.
Gaurikund → 4 Km → Jungle Chatti → 3Km → BheemBali → 4Km→ Linchauli → 4Km →Kedarnath Basecamp → 1km → Kedarnath

10. How far is Kedarnath temple from Kedarnath helipad?

The Kedarnath Temple is approx 800-1000 meters away from the Kedarnath helipad.

11. Is any registration required for Kedarnath Yatra?

Yes, registration is mandatory for every Char Dham and Hemkund Sahib Pilgrims. You can fill this registration form both online and offline (by visiting Chardham Biometric Centres in Uttarakhand). For offline biometric registration, you only need an Aadhaar Card.

12. What is the best time to do Kedarnath Yatra?

For Kedarnath Dham, September & October is the best time to visit. Generally, Kedarnath Yatra starts in April/May and continues till Oct/Nov. Since it is located in the Garhwal Himalayas, one should avoid yatra during monsoon season.

13. Do we need an oxygen cylinder in Kedarnath?

No, there is no need to carry an oxygen cylinder if you are medically fit. Kedarnath Temple is located at the altitude of 11,755 ft. if someone feels a problem in taking oxygen then you can consult with the medical team, which is on the way to Kedarnath.

14. What is the fare of Helicopter ride to Kedarnath?

Generally, the helicopter fare varey from 6000 to 10000 per person, depending on the distance of the helipad to Kedarnath.

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