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Overview

Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra kapat will be opening on 12 May so Hello Hikers extends a heartfelt invitation to all pilgrims embarking on the sacred journey to Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand for the spiritually enriching Do Dham Yatra to Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra  Uttarakhand. Throughout your pilgrimage, immerse yourself in the divine ambiance that saturates every aspect of this land, where devout worshippers, myriad temples, ceremonial rituals, and soul-stirring Aarti ceremonies await at every turn. This yatra encompasses the exploration of two significant Dhams: Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra , along with a visit to the quaint Mana Village. Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayan peaks, both these sacred sites undergo a seasonal closure lasting six months, owing to the harsh winter conditions that blanket the region in pristine snow, rendering the terrain impassable. Nevertheless, the portals of both Dhams open to pilgrims during the summer months, starting from April or May, and bid farewell with the advent of winter in October or November.

Kedarnath stands as a preeminent holy site devoted to Lord Shiva, epitomizing the pinnacle of spiritual veneration. Its present-day structure, the Kedarnath Mandir, dates back to the 8th century AD, meticulously crafted under the guidance of Adi Shankaracharya. This hallowed sanctuary, blessed by the divine presence of Lord Shiva, embodies unwavering devotion and serves as a testament to the enduring power of faith. Adi Shankaracharya’s visionary leadership not only revived the temple’s sanctity but also elevated its status to that of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, radiant manifestations of Lord Shiva’s universal energy. With roots deeply entrenched in antiquity, the revered Kedarnath.Temple has been a beacon of spiritual resonance for over 1200 years, silently bearing witness to the steadfast faith of devotees across the ages.

Badrinath : Nestled in the heart of nature’s splendor, Badrinath sits atop a majestic throne, its celestial beauty reaching towards the heavens. The gentle Alaknanda River cradles the town, while the formidable Nar and Narayan mountain ranges form a protective embrace around it. This heavenly abode has been a bastion of spirituality since the 8th century when the venerable sage Adi Shankaracharya established the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The town exudes an aura of divine reverence, beckoning pilgrims to embark on a journey that transcends the mortal realm and delves into the realm of the eternal. As they tread the sacred grounds, devotees are enveloped in an atmosphere of devotion and transcendence, forging a connection with the infinite.

The Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra  is suitable for people of all age groups, including beginners, as it is moderately difficult. The trail offers a mix of steep ascents and descents, making it a challenging yet thrilling experience.

Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar / Rishikesh - Guptkashi (4330 Ft) via Surface, covering approximately 200 Kms in about 7 Hours

This morning, we gather to meet our Hello Hikers  representative/trip driver. After a warm welcome, we board the designated vehicle, commencing our journey towards Guptkashi. En route, we are treated to the mesmerizing sights of the mountainous terrain. Our drive takes us through significant landmarks such as Devprayag, where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers converge to form the sacred Ganges. Continuing our journey, we pass through the bustling town of Srinagar, renowned for the Kamleshwar Temple, where Lord Ram is said to have crafted a Shivling out of a lotus flower.

As we proceed, we also visit the Ma Dhari Devi Temple and traverse through the Rudraprayag District, known for the confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. Eventually, we arrive at Guptkashi, a vibrant town nestled at an elevation of 1,319m in the Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India. Guptkashi is famed for its revered Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, reminiscent of the one in Varanasi.

Upon reaching Guptkashi, we check into our pre-booked accommodation and gather for a hearty dinner.

Overnight Stay: Guest HouseMeals: Dinner Only

Day 02: Guptkashi (4330 Ft) - Sonprayag - Gaurikund by surface 30Kms - Kedarnath (11750 Ft) by Trek 14 Kms

Today, we aim to kick-start our day early to avoid the bustling crowds, sometimes even embarking as early as 2-3 am. Departing from Guptkashi, the Trekup India vehicle will transport you to the Sonprayag parking area. From here, you'll need to arrange your own local taxi to Gaurikund, available in the form of Union jeeps at a cost of Rs. 60-80 per person (payment directly to the service provider).

Upon reaching Gaurikund, the real adventure begins with a challenging trek spanning 14-16 kilometers to reach the revered Kedarnath Temple. For those not inclined to trekking, alternative options such as Doli, Palki, and Horses are available at an additional cost, payable directly.

Upon arrival at Kedarnath, you'll be greeted by a Trekup India representative who will assist you in settling into your pre-booked accommodation. If time permits, seize the opportunity to witness the enchanting evening Aarti Ceremony at the Temple.

The Kedarnath Temple stands as the paramount shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. Constructed in the eighth century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, it occupies the site of an earlier temple built during the time of the Pandavas. Adi Shankaracharya's efforts revitalized and embellished the magnificence of the Kedarnath Temple, cementing its status as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. With a history spanning over 1200 years, the temple remains a timeless symbol of devotion.

Overnight stay at Guest House (Multi Sharing Basis)Meals: Breakfast Only

Day 03: Kedarnath - Gaurikund by Trek approximately 14 kms - Sari Village by surface 40 Kms approximately 2.5 Hrs

This morning, immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the Aarti ceremony at Kedarnath Temple before embarking on your journey back to Gaurikund. Upon reaching Gaurikund, ensure that you catch a local taxi to Sonprayag, aiming to arrive no later than 1300 hours. From Sonprayag, our vehicles await, ready to transport you to the picturesque Sari Village.

Sari Village, nestled amidst the majestic Himalayan peaks, exudes the charm of Garhwali tradition and culture. The village captivates with its lush Rhododendron Trees and tranquil surroundings. Here, farming and tourism serve as the primary sources of livelihood for the locals.

Upon arrival, settle into your cozy homestay and savor the flavors of homely cooked meals prepared by your gracious host.

Stay for the night at HomestayMeals: Dinner Only

Day 04: Sari Village - Garudganga/Joshimath by surface 130 Kms approximately 5-6 Hrs

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your homestay in Sari Village. Afterward, we embark on a scenic journey via our vehicle, traversing through what can be described as a mini-Switzerland - Chopta. Along the way, relish the breathtaking meadows and roads adorned with Rhododendron blooms against the backdrop of majestic snow-capped mountains.

Our route takes us through the captivating landscapes of the Gopeshwar and Chamoli districts, offering ample opportunities for picturesque photography stops and enjoying meals amidst the stunning scenery. This drive is renowned for its unparalleled beauty and is considered one of the finest mountain drives in the region.

By evening, we arrive at our destination, where a cozy guest house awaits. Check-in and unwind before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.

Stay for the night at Guest HouseMeals: Breakfast and Dinner Only

Day 05: Garudganga/Joshimath - Mana Village - Badrinath by surface 80 Kms approximately 2-3 Hours

After enjoying breakfast at your stay, we embark on our journey towards Badrinath. However, our first stop is the enchanting Mana Village, situated at the India-Tibet Border. This quaint village holds the distinction of being the last Indian village on this border and is a major tourist attraction drawing visitors from around the globe.

The inhabitants of Mana Village, known as Bhotias (Mongol Tribes), reside in charming cottages adorned with grace. The village is also renowned for its exquisite woolen items, which are available for purchase. Prepare to be captivated by the ethereal beauty of this village as we take in its sights and sounds.

Continuing our drive, we head towards Badrinath. Upon arrival, we check into our hotel and then set out to explore the revered Badrinath Dham. You'll have the opportunity to take a holy bath at the Tapt Kund and later, pay homage to Badrivishal. In the evening, witness the soul-stirring Aarti ceremony, a sacred ritual that adds to the sanctity of the place.

Badrinath holds significant importance for Pinddan Shraddh, the ancestral homage rituals (Pitrus).

Overnight Stay: GuesthouseMeals: Breakfast and Dinner Only

Day 06: Badrinath - Rishikesh by surface 290 Kms approximately 7-8 Hours

After indulging in a hearty breakfast at our accommodation, we partake in the sacred morning Aarti ceremony at Badrinath Temple, immersing ourselves in the divine atmosphere.

Following this spiritual experience, we embark on a direct journey to Rishikesh. The road trip spans approximately 290 kilometers and is expected to take around 7-8 hours. As we traverse through the scenic landscapes, take in the natural beauty and reflect on the spiritual journey we've undertaken.

We anticipate reaching Rishikesh by evening, so it's advisable to make onward reservations accordingly.

No Accommodation ProvidedMeals: Breakfast Only

NOTE

The above itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, group size, and other factors. It's always best to check with your trekking company for the most up-to-date itinerary and any changes. Additionally, it's important to ensure that you are physically fit and acclimatized before attempting the Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham, as it involves high altitudes and strenuous trekking.

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Things to Carry

If you are planning to go on the Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra , here are some essential items that you should carry with you:

  • Backpack: A sturdy backpack with a capacity of at least 40-50 liters to carry all your essentials.
  • Trekking Shoes: Good quality trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support.
  • Warm Clothes: It is essential to carry warm clothes as the temperatures can drop significantly at night. Carry thermals, fleece jackets, down jackets, gloves, and woollen socks.
  • Rain Gear: Carry a raincoat or poncho to protect yourself from rain and wind.
  • Sun Protection: Carry sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, and a hat to protect yourself from the harsh sun.
  • Headlamp or Torch: A headlamp or torch with extra batteries is necessary as there will be no electricity on the trek.
  • Water Bottles: Carry at least two water bottles with a capacity of 1 litre each to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • First Aid Kit: Carry a basic first aid kit with medicines for headaches, stomach upsets, and other common ailments.
  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles provide stability and support and reduce the strain on your knees while descending.
  • Miscellaneous: Carry a camera, power bank, and pocket knife for emergencies. 

Make sure to pack light and carry only the essentials to avoid unnecessary weight on the trek.

How to Reach

The Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra  is located in Uttarakhand, and the nearest city is Dehradun. You can reach Dehradun by air, rail, or road. From Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Rishikesh, the starting point of the Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra .

Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun (Approx 50 KM) from Rishikesh.

Nearest Bus Stand: Dehradun (Approx 50KM) 

Nearest Airport: Jollygrant Airport, Dehradun (Approx 30 KM) from Rishikesh

Dehradun is well connected by all three major modes of transportation. One can easily board Train, Bus, or Plane from most of the major cities of India.

Safety & Security

Here are some safety tips that you must keep in mind while on the Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra :

  • Always carry a first-aid kit with you, including medicines for altitude sickness
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when needed
  • Follow the instructions of your trekking guide and do not venture out alone
  • Respect the local culture and traditions

Cancellation Policy

We understand that planning an outdoor trip brings a lot of excitement and joy. However, we also know that cancellations can be disappointing. While Hello Hikers rarely cancels treks due to our efficient ground operations, cancellations can happen due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions, government regulations, or any other factors beyond our control. In such cases, the following cancellation policy will be applicable.

To ensure a hassle-free experience, we recommend making your booking at least two months in advance. If you do need to cancel your trek, please inform us in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive written advice.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

We have designed a cancellation policy that is fair, feasible, and convenient for all our customers. The procedure is as follows:

  • If you cancel your trek 21 or more days before the start date, we will deduct 10% towards GST and transaction charges and refund 90% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 15-20 days before the start date, we will deduct 30% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at base, ration, etc., and refund 70% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 7-14 days before the start date, we will deduct 50% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at the base, ration, trek leaders, permits, equipment, etc., and refund 50% as a trek voucher that is valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 1-6 days before the start date, we will deduct 100% as all arrangements have been made, and we are ready to take you on the trek.

We also have some terms and conditions for the trek voucher:

  • The voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date of issuance.
  • The voucher can be used for any trek with Hello Hikers.

Thank you for choosing Hello Hikers, and we hope to see you on our treks soon!

FAQS

Which Dhams are covered in Do Dham Yatra?

Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham are covered in this Do Dham Yatra.

How much does yatra of Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra : cost?

The cost of Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra varies depending on the season, the type of accommodation, and the mode of transport. On average, the cost of the trek ranges from INR 20000-25000 per person, which includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and trekking guide fees. It is recommended that you carry some extra cash with you for emergencies.

How many days it will take to do Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra?

The Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra typically takes about 6 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 16 kilometres. However, the duration may vary depending on the trekker's pace and the weather conditions.

Best Time come for Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra in Uttarakhand?

Weather: The lovely weather in Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra  during the summer months creates a beautiful atmosphere in the surrounding areas. This season is perfect for visiting the temple, sightseeing, and discovering the nearby attractions. Summer, which typically spans from May to June, features a mild climate with an average temperature of around 17°C.

Kedarnath trek distance

Depending on the actual route chosen, for the trek, the hike to Kedarnath Peak is  16–18 kilometres . The trek usually takes 4-5 days, covering 5–6 kilometres (3–3.7 miles) on average each day. Depending upon the starting location, the route taken, and the pace of the trekker, the total distance may change.

Which Routes does we follow inKedarnath and Badrinath Dham?

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Fitness level required for do dham yatra?

The Kedarnath and Badrinath Yatra  is a moderate-level tour, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. However, it is essential to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges that come with the trek. It is recommended that you start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance by following a regular exercise routine.

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