KEDARNATH (3584 m) -The most reverential lord Shiva temple in Uttrakhand Himalaya, one of 12 Jyotirling inIndia, has great significance in Hindu mythology. It is an ancient temple, just beside river Mandakini, believed made by Yudhister (one of Pandavas )and rejuvenated by Sankarachrya. Beautiful and massive view of the Kedarnath temple is really mesmerizing. The temple shines as it has been made recently but it is old, more than 15 centuries and remained open only for six months because of heavy snow fall in the region. Millions of devotees come to visit Kedarnath in every opened season.
VAASUKI TAL ( 4100m ) is a 1.6 km diameter lake in upper Himalaya. A tributary river of Madakini, Songanga originates from the lake. Vaasuki tal is surrounded by beautiful alpine meadows and snow clad peaks which creates perfect atmosphere for tranquility.
|CLIMATE||Temperature remain very low even in May and June, but clear weather can make one feel being in heaven.|
|HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT–||5000m, while passing a peak on rout Vaasuki tal.|
|TOTAL TREK LENGTH||44km, passes through beautiful meadowlandofKedarnathwild life sanctuary.|
|TOTAL TIME DURATION||5 Days & 4 Nights – From Rishikesh to Rishikesh. Time duration might be increased according to visitor’s convenience.|
|TOTAL BEST TIME TO VISIT||The complete 6 month season, from May to November is best to visit .|
|LOCATION||Kedarnath is situated at the threshold of Meru-Sumeru Parvat in greater Gangotri Himalayan range area in Rudrapriyag district of Uttrakhand, India. Vaasukital is 8 kms far by an ascending walk from Kedarnath region. Kedarnath region is 220 km away from Rishikesh by motor able road.|
Day 1:-RISHIKESH TO GOURIKUND
Rishikesh to Gourikund . 220 kms drive along withGanga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. Night stay in hotel or guest house.
Day 2 :-GOURIKUND TO KEDARNATH
Gourikund to Kedarnath — 14 km ascending walk along with river Mandakini.