PANCH KEDAR YATRA
he five Kedar lies in the valleys between the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The term Kedar itself means a natural rock formation or a glacial moraine. According to legend, Himalayas Kedarnath, the chief seat of the Panch Kedar, come into being during the period when the five Pandava brothers were asked to seek Shiva's blessings, purging them off sin of fratricide, or killing their cousin brothers in the terrifying battle of Kurukshetra. Shiva disguised himself as a bull and started to plunge underground when he was spotted by Pandavas. No wonder the natural rock formation that is worshipped here resembles the rump of bull. The other four places where Shiva is worshipped take their appearance from different part of his body - the navel at Madmaheshwar, the arm at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, and the matted hair at Kalpeshwar.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
AREA COVERED : DELHI – RISHIKESH – GUPTAKASHI – GAURIKUND– KEDARNATH – KALIMATH – RANSI - CHOPTA - TUNGNATH - CHOPTA - SAGAR - RUDRANATH - SAGAR - PIPALKOTI - HELONG - KALPESHWAR - PIPALKOTI - RISHIKESH - DELHI
DURATION: 21 NIGHTS/ 22 DAYS
Day 1 - Delhi - Rishikesh.
Day 2 - Rishikesh - Guptkashi / Gaurikund
Day 3 -Guptkashi / Gaurikund - Kedarnath 14 kms trek
Day 4 - Kedarnath - Guptkashi / Gaurikund 14 kms trek.
Day 5 - Rest.
Day 6 -Guptkashi / Gaurikund - Kalimath - Ransi 14 kms trek
Day 7 - Ransi - Madmaheshwar 17 kms trek.
Day 8 - Madmaheshwar Rest
Day 9 - Madmaheshwar - Ransi 17 kms trek.
Day 10 -Ransi - Kalimath 14 kms trek - Chopta over night stay.
Day 11 - Rest.
Day 12 - Chopta - Tungnath - Chopta 4 kms trek one way.
Day 13 - Rest
Day 14 - Chopta - Sagar via Taxi - further 10 kms trek .
Day 15 - 12 kms trek to Rudranath .
Day 16 - Rest.
Day 17 - Rudranath - Sagar 22 kms trek - Gopeshwar over night stay.
Day 18 - Gopeshwar - Pipalkoti Rest.
Day 19 - Pipalkoti - Helong - Kalpeshwar 12 kms trek .
Day 20 - Kalpeshwar - Helong 12 kms trek - Pipalkoti.
Day 21 - Pipalkoti - Rishikesh
Day 22 - Rishikesh - Delhi.