located approx. 4800 mts. in Madmaheshwar - Kalpeshwar
The trail commands a beautiful view of lush green meadows and
lofty snow covered peaks. There are some very old woods, which
are worshipped, as belonging to the Pandavas. It is a lake
spread over an area of one and a half km.
covers Madmaheshwar, kachani Dhar, Pandav Sera, Nandi Kund,
Ghiya Vinayak Pass (5200 mts.), Bansi narayan and Kalpeshwar.
Shiva is worshipped at Madmaheshwar in the form of navel -
shaped lingum. Located at base of Chaukhamba peak, at an
altitude of 3,289 mts, the classic temple architecture belongs
to the north - Indian style. The Pandav sera valley is 3-4 km.
wide and local people
believe that Pandavas stayed here for a long time, dig a canal
and transformed it into a cultivable land. Ghiya Vinayak pass
is really a challenging task for trekkers where one has to
walk on big boulders and an descent slope towards Vaitarni.
Narayan Temple is 8th centaury temple and is a
beautiful place to view Himalayan peaks. Lord Shiva is
worshipped in the form of
matted hair at Kalpeshwar. Kalpeshwar is a
favorite spots for sages who come here to meditate, following
the precedent of Arghya who performed austerities and created
the celebrated nymph, Urvashi, here, and the irascible
Durvasha who meditated under the wish fulfilling tree,