KEDARNATH-a free voyage for 4 night and 5 days


Kedarnath is one of the 4 Char Dham Hindu pilgrim centers in Uttarakhand, India. The town and the temple are open from May to October only to avoid heavy snowfall in winter. Specific dates are as per the Hindu Calendar and one needs to check for specific dates for each year. One can still visit when the town is shut down but one needs to be prepared for being on own amidst heavy snow fall. Gaurikund also shuts down in winter.

From Haridwar every day morning buses start to Sonprayag. Advance bookings can be made at GMOA (Garhwal Mandal owners Association) office in front of the railway station. It takes almost one full day journey to reach Sonprayag if there are no Landslides. Bus journey is very beautiful because most of the 240 kms is ghat road journey with many mountains around and river ganga following you through out the way.

If you choose to drive your own vehicle, make sure it has good ground clearance as there are rocks strewn all over the route. A powerful engine will make life much easier. Govt has made a new parking space at Sonprayag for all the vehicles. The new parking is very specious. There are sharing jeeps operate between Sonprayag to Gaurikund.

It will be good if you can do proper planning for Kedarnath Yatra. There is a Govt medical center available in Sonprayag. All the pilgrims take medical fitness certificate from here. One can also book pony and palki from Sonprayag. The pony cost for one way was Rs 1800/-and both ways was Rs 3200/-during Kedarnath yatra 2019.

Porters (pitthus in local language) are also available to carry your luggage up to Kedarnath and leave you free to walk up lighter. They can deliver to your hotel directly or walk with you.

Most of the hotels, Guest houses and ashram of Gaurikund washed away during the disaster in June 2013. The hotels are available in Sitapur and Rampur area on Kedarnath route. GMVN has put camps in Gaurikund. You can also take a dip in the holy water from a hot spring. Its a great relief to take bath in hot water. Some may find it crowded.

Kedarnath is 16 kms from Gaurikund and you can choose to walk or take a mule. Older people take the doli, which is carried by 4 hired people. There will be plenty of people on the side ways asking you, if you need a mule. Its always better to book in that office because the mules which they give are good in health and strong.

Once you start from Gaurikund, there is a concrete road to walk on and there is a small shop for every 200 meters where you can get some tea, chocolates, biscuits, maggi noodles etc., After 7kms , you reach a place called Rambara. There are proper resting shades available at every 01 km on this trek. All the guest houses and hotels in Rambara were washed away during the flood in 2013. Govt has made arrangement of camps and medical facilities at Bheem Bali, Rambara, Lincholi. Most pilgrims take a break here and eat some food and then resume the journey towards kedarnath.

The air gets thinner after Rambara and many people experience breathing trouble between Rambara and Kedarnath. This is particularly acute for people walking up. The ascent flattens out about a KM before Kedarnath. Thus, one climbs up about 1500 m in the 13 KM between Gaurikund and this point.

The view is fantastic while moving towards temple but the dung of mules make you feel uncomfortable because of so many mules. Even though there are some people, who constantly clean the path, it still smells little bad. A good pair of binoculars would make the journey even more breath-taking.

HOTEL-There were lots of ashrams, budget hotels and dharamshalas were available before June 13. Most of these accommodation washed away during the flood that came on 17th June 2013. Now there are 10-15 small budget hotels available close to the temple. The have neat and clean room with attached toilet and bath facility. Govt has made a new colony of the camps and huts near helipad in Kedarnath. These camps are offering ground bedded dormitories @ Rs 300/-per person.

Every camp and hut can accommodate 06 people at a time. Govt has also started canteen where they serve meal to pilgrims.Anyone can go and order the meal at a fixed price.

Here are some hotel details for you, given below,-

KEDAR VALLEY

Ukhimath  Show on map  19 km from KedārnāthTriple Room with Mountain View  –  Max persons: 32 beds (1 single, 1 large double)Breakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 4 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 5,000Price ₹ 5,000+₹ 600 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

Devsthali homestay

Ukhimath  Show on map  20 km from KedārnāthDouble Room with Mountain View  –  Max persons: 22 double bedsBreakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 2 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 1,700Price ₹ 1,700+₹ 204 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

Rudraksha camp and resort

Ukhimath  Show on map  21 km from KedārnāthDeluxe Double Room  –  Max persons: 22 single bedsBreakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 4 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 2,500Price ₹ 2,500+₹ 300 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast & dinner includedOpens in new window

White Heaven Camps 

Gupta Kāshi  Show on map  22 km from KedārnāthTent  –  Max persons: 2Tent ­1 double bedBreakfast & dinner includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 2 left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 6,100Price ₹ 6,100+₹ 732 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

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Sari  Show on map  21 km from KedārnāthBudget Double Room  –  Max persons: 22 single bedsBreakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 1 room left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 3,000Price ₹ 3,000+₹ 360 taxes and chargesSee availability

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Kedar camp resorts 

Gupta Kāshi  Show on map  22 km from Kedārnāth8.3Very good14 reviewsOpens in new windowTent  –  Max persons: 2Tent ­2 single bedsFREE cancellationYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.1 night, 2 adults₹ 4,300Price ₹ 4,300+₹ 516 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

GMVN Guptkashi 

Gupta Kāshi  Show on map  22 km from Kedārnāth7.1Good7 reviewsOpens in new windowDeluxe Double Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellationYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.1 night, 2 adults₹ 4,000Price ₹ 4,000+₹ 480 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Tridev (Triveni) Hotel and Restaurant 

Ukhimath  Show on map  23 km from KedārnāthDeluxe Double Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellationYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.1 night, 2 adults₹ 2,900Price ₹ 2,900+₹ 348 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

Perfect Himalayan Camping and Trekking Chopta 

Ukhimath  Show on map  23 km from KedārnāthTent  –  Max persons: 2Tent ­2 beds (1 single, 1 large double)Breakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 5 left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 3,229Price ₹ 3,229+₹ 587 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Pandey Residency 

Gupta Kāshi  Show on map  23 km from KedārnāthEconomy Double Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellationYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 7 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 2,130Price ₹ 2,130+₹ 256 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Mrityunjaya Palace 

Ukhimath  Show on map  23 km from KedārnāthDeluxe Double Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellationYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.1 night, 2 adults₹ 2,130Price ₹ 2,130+₹ 256 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

MAHARASTRA MANDAL

Gupta Kāshi  Show on map  23 km from KedārnāthDouble Room with Mountain View  –  Max persons: 21 large double bed1 night, 2 adults₹ 1,400Price ₹ 1,400+₹ 168 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Amisha Hotel 

Ukhimath  Show on map  23 km from KedārnāthDeluxe Double Room  –  Max persons: 31 large double bedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 7 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 2,800Price ₹ 2,800+₹ 336 taxes and chargesSee availability

Perfect Peaceful Homestay Ukhimath

Ukhimath  Show on map  23 km from KedārnāthTriple Room with Private Bathroom  –  Max persons: 22 beds (1 single, 1 extra-large double)Only 3 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 3,699Price ₹ 3,699+₹ 844 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Ashiyana Stay by StayApart

Ukhimath  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthStandard Double Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 2 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 4,500Price ₹ 4,500+₹ 540 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

Mountain view camps

Sari  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthTriple Room with Mountain View  –   × 6Max persons: 63 bathrooms6 double bedsBreakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 3 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 999Price ₹ 999Includes taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Himalayan rose hotel

Sari  Show on map  24 km from Kedārnāth10Exceptional3 reviewsOpens in new windowLocation 10Opens in new windowBudget Double Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 5 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 1,000Price ₹ 1,000Includes taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Hotel Mountain View 

Sari  Show on map  24 km from Kedārnāth9.0Superb16 reviewsOpens in new windowLocation 9.5Opens in new windowDouble Room with Private Bathroom  –  Max persons: 31 single bedOnly 1 room left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 999Price ₹ 999Includes taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

Tripa resort Guptkashi kedarnath road

Ukhimath  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthComfort Triple Room  –  Max persons: 33 single bedsBreakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 7 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 3,000Price ₹ 3,000+₹ 360 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

Pahad Explorer Deoria Tal

Rudraprayāg  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthDeluxe Double Room  –  Max persons: 22 futon bedsBreakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 5 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 1,999Price ₹ 1,999+₹ 240 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast & dinner includedOpens in new window

NotOnMap- Akash Ganga

Rudraprayāg  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthDouble Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedBreakfast & dinner includedFREE cancellationYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 3 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 3,800Price ₹ 3,800+₹ 456 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Rakesh Homestay

Sari  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthDouble Room  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 3 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 1,200Price ₹ 1,200+₹ 144 taxes and chargesSee availabilityBreakfast includedOpens in new window

Thehimalayanmonal travel company

Sari  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthOne-Bedroom Apartment  –   × 9Max persons: 9Entire apartment ­ •­ 1 bedroom •­ 5 bathrooms1 double bedBreakfast includedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.1 night, 2 adults₹ 2,090Price ₹ 2,090+₹ 251 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Global Home

Ukhimath  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthDouble Room with Private Bathroom  –  Max persons: 21 double bedFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 3 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 2,000Price ₹ 2,000+₹ 240 taxes and chargesSee availabilityOpens in new window

Perfect Himalayan Dome Tents

Ukhimath  Show on map  24 km from KedārnāthDeluxe Double or Twin Room with Garden View  –  Max persons: 23 futon bedsFREE cancellation• No prepayment neededYou can cancel later, so lock in this great price today.Only 5 rooms left at this price on our site1 night, 2 adults₹ 1,998Price ₹ 1,998+₹ 204 taxes and charges

Kedarnath is a strictly vegetarian place. There are a couple of restaurants (dhabas in local parlance), on the path leading straight up to the holy temple, which run from 4 AM to midnight and serve basic Indian food. Do not expect express standards of service or hygiene. Always choose cooked food, prefer boiled. An average meal costs around INR 100, though cheaper options are available.

The temple is closed from 3 PM to 5 PM so plan to be at temple before 3 PM. Before 3 PM, visitors can touch the idol and do Abhishek with Ghee. After 5 PM, no one can touch the idol but can get Darshan from a distance. At this time, the idol is in an Emperor’s costume. If you get late beyond 5 PM, don’t try to get back to Gaurikund on the same day. The path is very risky and many a times, light system fails. Weather also changes frequently. There are many dharmshalas to stay at night. After that, you can attend the morning Aarti, participate in Abhishek and then start the descend.

TRAVEL-

  • Visit Gandhi Sarovar (Around 3900 m high)
  • visit Vasuki Tal
  • enjoy the greens beyond the small Bhairav Temple on the hill to the right of Kedarnath
  • bathe in the icy waters of river Mandakini

So,explore,experience,and enjoy Kedarnath,with a bit help of us,thank you.Please tell your review in the comment section.

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