If you want to feel close to divinity, go on a Panch Kedar Yatra. Considering it a holy pilgrimage in the Himalaya circuit, at least 76% of Lord Shiva devotees take the Panch Kedar Tour. With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, it is time for you to embark on a spiritual journey – only with Divine Kailash. We have a well-organized Panch Kedar Yatra 2022 package. Connect with us to discuss the Panch Kedar Yatra cost in detail.
Of all the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, the cluster of 5 temples, known as Panch Kedar, is the most revered. The term “Panch Kedar” can be divided into two parts – ‘Panch’ meaning ‘five’ and ‘Kedar’ meaning ‘Lord Shiva.’ Thus, the name ‘Panch Kedar’ is self-explanatory. The Panch Kedar location is not confined to only one place. Thus, the Panch Kedar Yatra map covers five different temples dedicated to Lord Shiva located at different places in Uttarakhand.
The Panch Kedar list of temples is consisted of:
When you book the Panch Kedar Yatra, you will go on a long, magnificent journey, wrapped with the element of snow-covered mountains and divinity.
The Panch Kedar Yatra is generally undertaken from April to October. During these months, all the Panch Kedar temples remain open to the pilgrims. However, during the other months, the area experiences extreme winters, with heavy snowfall. Except for Kalpeshwar, the other four temples remain completely inaccessible and snow-covered. So, if you want to book the Panch Kedar tour package, do not delay beyond October.
The Panch Kedar yatra package organized by us consists of 13 days. The itinerary of our Panch Kedar yatra is mentioned below:
Rishikesh / Haridwar to Guptkashi / Sonprayag: Our Panch Kedar tour starts from Rishikesh or Haridwar, via towns and villages like Srinagar, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Guptkashi. Our destination on the first day will be Guptaklashi or Sonprayag, where yatris will have an overnight stay. 213 KMs of Panch Kedar distance will be covered over the duration of 9 Hours.
Sonprayag / Guptkashi to Kedarnath (via Gaurikund): The second day consists of 7 to 8 Hours of Panch Kedar trek. The journey starts from Sonprayag/Guptkashi, and the journey goes to Gaurikund via car. Beyond this point, the road is not motorable. The group will change cars at Sonprayag, as only Union Local Vehicles are allowed from there. Pilgrims can take a dip in the holy waters of Gaurikund and continue further to Kedarnath, which is a 16 km ascend trek. Enjoy the evening aarti at Kedarnath and have an overnight stay here.
Trek to Gaurikund and drive to Guptkashi: We will start the 3rd day of our Panch Kedar Yatra early for darshan at Kedarnath and then trek down to Gaurikund for 4 to 5 hours post breakfast. After reaching Gaurikund, we will drive back to Guptkashi. At Guptkashi, you will visit the famous Vishwanath Temple and stay here overnight.
Guptkashi to Bantoli / Gaundar: The 4th day consists of 50 km of drive and 5 km of the trek. We will start the drive from Guptkashi and reach Ransi village via Ukhimath. Here, we will visit the Omkareswar Temple. It also forms the base of Madhyamaheswer / Madhmaheswer trek and Mandani Valley Trek. Post the temple visit, we will take a break for 20 mins. Post break, we will continue the trek to Bantoli/Gaundar. We will stay overnight at Bantoli.
Bantoli to Madhyamaheswer – Buda Madhyamaheswer: On this day of Panch Kedar Yatra, we start our trek to Madhyamaheswer. After a short break here, we will visit Buda Madhyamaheswer, from where you can enjoy the picturesque views of the Madhmaheswer valley. We will then trek back to Madhmaheswer. Take part in the aarti and stay overnight.
Madhmaheswer to Bantoli / Gaundar: 5 to 6 hours long trek lies ahead of us on the 6th day of the Panch Kedar tour. We visit the Madhmaheswer temple once again and return to Gaundar post breakfast. We will stay here overnight.
Gaundar to Ransi village and drive to Chopta: Post breakfast, we will start a 4 KMs trek to Ransi Village that takes about 2 to 3 hours. From the village, we start the 70 KMs drive to Chopta via Ukhimath, Sari village. Chopta is the base for Tungnath and Chandrashilla Trek. On the 7th day of the Panch Kedar tour, we will stay overnight at Chopta.
Chopta – Tungnath – Chopta and drive to Mandal: This day of the Panch Kedar yatra holds 11 KMs of trekking and 25 KMs of the drive. We will start early to trek to Tungnath, which takes about 3 to 4 hours. The trek is a steep ascend of 5.5 KMs. We will visit the Chandrashilla top at 4,000 m and pay our homage at the Tungnath Temple. After the darshan and the pooja ceremony, we will trek down to Chopta. Then we will proceed further to Mandal for an overnight stay.
Mandal to Panar by Trek (via Anusuya Temple): From Mandal, we will trek up for 5 KM for 6 to 7 hours to visit Mother Anusuya Temple. From here, we will continue trekking to Panar Bugyal. Rest and stay overnight will be arranged at Panar on this day of the Panch Kedar tour package itinerary.
Panar – Rudranath Temple – Panar (by trek): Duration: From Panar, we will trek for 5 to 6 hours to Rudranath Temple. After puja at the temple, we will trek back to Panar for an overnight stay.
Panar to Mandal Trek: On this day of Panch Kedar yatra, we will trek down from Panar to Mandal. We will halt overnight at Mandal.
Mandal to Kalpeshwar Temple & drive to Piplekoti: We will drive from Mandal to Kalpeswer Temple on the second last day of the Panch Kedar yatra. The vehicle can go to Urgam and Devgram, located just 500 meters from the Kalpeshwar Temple. After visiting the temple, we will return to Urgam Village to visit the famous Dhyan Badri Temple. From here, the group will drive back to PipleKoti for an overnight stay.