The Kedarnath shrine is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, situated against the backdrop of the magnificent Kedarnath range. Legend has it that after the battle of Mahabharata, Pandavas were filled with guilt and grief of having killed their own cousins and decided to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. However, Lord Shiva eluded them and took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull and when followed by Pandavas, he dived into the ground, leaving his hump behind. It is believed that the arms of Lord Shiva appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, his belly at Madmaheshwar and his head with hair at Kalpeshwar.
Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus, which is named after the Lord Vishnu. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this city is famous for yoga centers. Ganga, the scared river also flows through Rishikesh. The famous Ganga aarti happens in three places in Rishikesh, on the banks of Ganga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Triveni Ghat and Ramjhula Parking Ghat Area. This holy city is also home to various temples and ashrams. What’s more, it is fast emerging as a popular white-water rafting center, backpacker’s hideout and treks in the Himalaya.
TTrikon is organizing a 4 nights 5 days trip to Kedarnath-Rishikesh. During this trip, you will undertake a moderate level trek covering an altitude of 13500 feet.
Day 1: Sunday, 06th June - Haridwar to Sonprayag
Reach Haridwar before 7 am and start your journey to Kedarnath. This 212 km journey will be covered in almost 10 hours. Believe us this journey will be one of kind experience, as you will devour the abundant scenic natural surroundings on the way. Soak in the bliss. Night stay at a hotel in Sitapur. Enjoy your meals including dinner at the hotel and retire for a restful sleep.
Day 2: Monday, 07th June - Drive to Gaurikund for 5 km then trek to Kedarnath 18 km
Get up early by 5 am, finish your breakfast and check out of the hotel. Drive 5 km from a “compulsory local cab” to Gaurikund. On reaching Gaurikund, you will undertake an 18 km trek to Kedarnath. You will trek amidst beautiful fauna and natural surroundings to reach Kedarnath, which is bordered, by glaciers, waterfalls and high mountains.
Reach Kedarnath before 5pm. Gorge in the magnificence of the nature and spend your time in the Kedarnath temple area. Attend the evening aarti in the temple. It will be really cold at that altitude. Later relish on the scrumptious dinner. Overnight stay will be on a sharing basis in a hotel near the temple.
Day 3: Tuesday, 08th June - Trek back to Gaurikund.
Since the temple opens at 5am, you will have to get up early as you will need to stand in the queue for the darshan. Many times due to heavy crowd, there are long queues for the darshan (worship) and hence we will try to finish our darshan by 7am so that our next schedule is not delayed. In the morning, you can see sun’s rays falling on the temple.
Have breakfast after darshan in the hotel and checkout. Start your trek towards Gaurikund and reach there before 5 pm. After reaching Guarikund, take a local can and drive 5 km towards Sonprayag. Check-in into the hotel at Sitapur, have dinner and retire for the day.
Day 4: Wednesday, 09th June - Drive to Rishikesh (212km)
Get up by 6am, relish your breakfast and start your journey to Rishikesh, which is 212 km. You will reach our Swiss Campsite at Shivpuri, Rishikesh by 3 pm, where you can enjoy river rafting, bonfire and dinner at night.
Day 5: Thursday, 10th June - From Swiss Camp drive to Haridwar Station
After getting up in the morning, have your breakfast and get ready to bid adieu to the wondrous surrounding. Drive from Shivpuri to Haridwar Station to start your onward journey back home. We hope this journey remains itched in your mind for life!
In The Event Of Any Emergency Arising On Any Political/Security Grounds Beyond The Control Of Trikon, We Will Not Be Responsible To Compensate For Cancellation Of Flights/Rescheduling Flights/Additional Meals Or Stay.
We Will Do The Utmost Needful From Our End For Smooth Conduct In Any Such Situation.
We Strongly Recommend To All The Participants To Do A Covid Test Before Travelling To Kedarnath Or Any Other Long Tour.
We Also Recommend To All The Participants To Give The Rt-Pcr Test Not Less Than 96 Hours Before The Travel And Carry Covid Negative Certificates With Them.
Doing A Test Strongly Reduces The Probability Of Participants Coming To The Mountains As Asymptomatic Carriers. It Makes It A Lot Safer For All The Participants And Staff In The Team.
Each Member Of The Group (Participants/Leaders/ Clients & Staff) Wears Protective Masks While Interacting With Each Other. Do Carry Few Unused, Disposable Masks.
It Is Strongly Recommended To Wear Caps, Full Sleeves Shirts And Full Trousers And Shoes For Adventure Activities. It Reduces Exposure Of Your Body Parts.
It Should Be Ascertained From The Participants That They Are Not Residing / Have Not Traveled In A Containment Zone And Have Not Come In Contact With Any Person Who Was Tested Positive In The Last 14 Days.
Ascertain Whether Any Participant Has Any Symptoms Of Influenza Like Illness (Ili) Like Fever, Dry Cough, Weakness, Severe Body Ache Etc. At The Time Of Beginning Of Activity. If It Is So Then He/She Should Be Asked Not To Participate In The Activity And Be Evacuated On Medical Grounds And Should Be Asked To Report To The Local Health Authority With His Own Expenses.
Strictly Avoid Eating Gutkha, Pan Masala, Cigarette Or Sniffing Which Induces Spitting, Coughing Or Sneezing.
Avoid Touching External Surfaces And Touching Your Face When Outdoors.
If The Location Of Your Adventure Activity Is Too Crowded Then Be Prepared To Leave Or Wait For The Crowd To Disperse/For Your Turn.
It Is Mandatory That A Participant Informs The Organizers If He Tests Positive For Covid Within 14 Days Of Returning From Adventure Activity. It Will Help The Organizers To Inform And Alert All Other Persons In The Group, So That They Can Follow The Medical/Government Norms In This Regard. Here It Is Absolutely Essential That The Participant Observes Transparency And Informs The Organizers/Group Leaders About His Covid Test Results.
Things To Carry
Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
One Water Bottle (One Litre)
Basic Medications (Or Prescribed If Any)
Three (Five In Winter) Warm Layers
Two Trek Pants (One Wear And One Carry)
Two Collared T-Shirts
Extra Pair Of Clothes
Sunscreen Lotion (Spf 50/70)
Lip Balm (Spf 30)
Synthetic Hand Gloves
Three Pair Of Socks
Plastic Cover (For Wet Clothes)
What is included in the tour
- Transportation cost from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
- Accommodation in 3 nights in a basic hotel, (on triple and quad sharing basis) & 1 night stay at Rishikesh Swiss camp
- Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 dinner and Tea
- First aid medical kit
- Permits and entry permissions
- Qualified & experienced trek guide and support staff
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any kind of insurance or medical expenses
- Meals during Transportation
- Personal expenses or for porters or ponies
- Food and beverage charges other than food menu
- Other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity or forced circumstances that are out of our control
- Reach the holy town of Rishikesh
- From Gaurikund, trek to Kedarnath, which is a gratifying and enthralling experience
- Spend time in Kedarnath temple area. Attend evening aarti
- Attend morning aarti. Watch sun rays falling on the temple
- Enjoy river rafting, bonfire at Shivpuri Swiss Camp