Generally the Kedarnath yatra cost from Haridwar is INR 9500 per person for four days and three nights trip. This package will include meals(i.e Day one dinner to day four breakfast), travelling cost from Haridwar to Haridwar, three night hotel stay on multiple sharing basis, trek leader etc.
What is Gaurikund famous for?
The hot water spring of Gaurikund is one of the holiest sites for Hindus, who come to take a dip in it. It is believed that taking a dip in the holy water of the pond will make a person pure. Surrounded by panoramic views, Gaurikund also serves as the starting point of the famous Kedarnath temple trek.
Which river flows in Gaurikund?
About Gauri Kund Lake
This kund is located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. Gauri Kund is idyllically situated on the banks of Mandakini River.
How long does it take from Gaurikund to Kedarnath?
5 – 6 hours
Day 2 : Gaurikund to Kedarnath (16 km trek / 5 – 6 hours). You can reach Kedarnath only after a trek of 16 km through a paved road from Gaurikund. You can take a horse or ponies to climb up the steep path.
How high is Gaurikund?
Gaurikund is the commencement point of the trek of 16 kms to the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. It is situated at an elevation of 1,982 mts above sea level. The place is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and a temple Gauri is also situated here.
What happens inside Kedarnath temple?
Kedarnath Temple Inside
The hall at the entrance of Kedarnath Temple is decorated with statues of Lord Krishna, the Pandavas, Draupadi, Nandi, Shiva’s vehicle, Virbhadra (one of the guards of Shiva), and other deities of the Hindu mythology. The grand statue of Nandi greets you outside the temple door.
Is it difficult to walk Kedarnath?
It’s mostly a gentle ascent all the way to the summit. But the summit push is the hardest part of the trail. Throughout the rest of the trek, however, there isn’t much that you need to worry about in terms of gradient or terrain. This is not the same all year round though.
Can we take personal car to Gaurikund?
After the unfortunate incident at the Kedarnath temple in June 2013, all vehicles are allowed up to Sonprayag and Sonprayag to Gaurikund taxi fare is approx INR 40 per person.
Why does Gaurikund have hot water?
Gaurikund is also popular owing to the natural thermal spring in this village which was destroyed after the recent earthquake in the area but a small stream still flow through the village.
How many km trek to Kedarnath?
Kedarnath trek is about 14 Kms in distance and can be commence by foot, palki & on mules. The charges of Palki 7 Mules are almost same which is Rs. 2000 to 2500 for one side. To avoid the tiredness of long mountanious trek you can choose the Helicopter services to Kedarnath.
You can complete the trek in one day or you can stretch the trek for a few days. If you decide to stretch the trek, you will not regret it, because each day spent there will be filled with stunning views! Once you have decided on the duration, here’s how you can plan your Kedarnath trek!