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Top Reviews Of Panch Kedar Trek

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Rameshwar Bharadwaj

5.0

It's a long tour, I was so satisfied with this tour, our guide was nice and accommodating they kept the team together and made us feel confident the wh...

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Devagya Verma

5.0

Difficult to explain and describe as it is a long tour, in short, the whole tour was super duper awesome.

Panch Kedar Trek Overview

About Panch Kedar:

The Panch Kedar Trek is one of the most beautiful and thrilling treks of the Himalayan region that allows one to visit Kedarnath (3584 mts/11756 ft), Madhya Maheshwar (3289 mts/10788 ft), Tungnath (3810 mts/12497 ft), Rudranath (2286 mts/7000 ft) and Kalpeshwar (2134 mts/8200 ft) all at the same time.

About Panch Kedar Trek:

This Panch Kedar Trek includes all the five shrines of Lord Shiva which are located in Kedar valley and it covers a lot of places like Kalgot, Panar, Chopta, Chandrashila, Ransi, etc. A life-changing experience, this trek will certainly bring out the adventure freak within you and leave you with a memorable experience.

The Panch Kedar trek route begins from Joshimath and then the journey continues to Kalpeshwar - Urgam village - Kalgot - Bugyal - Rudranathand - Sagar Village - Tungnath - Ukhimath to Kalimath - Ransi to Gaundhar Madhyamaheshwar - Gaudhar - Ransi - Gaurikund via Guptkash - Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Guptkashi - Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun.

You will have a well-trained guide along with to help you cover the route.

As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Panch Kedar Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Joshimath

    You will arrive at Joshimath which is going to be the starting point of Panch Kedar trek. By road, you will have 10 hours drive from Haridwar to Joshimath which is about 260 km. You will be enjoying the entire route as it is really beautiful. You will also witness the merge point of River Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi River to form the Ganga River. After reaching Joshimath you will be guided towards your accommodation where you will take rest for the night.

  • Day 2 - Joshimath to Kalpeshwar (2134 m., 19 km. Drive) to Urgam Village(2134 m., 3 km. Trek)

    On the second day, you will have to start early after having breakfast you will enjoy a 19 km drive from Joshimath to Kalpeshwar, which will be followed by a 3 km trek from Kalpeshwar which is at an altitude of 2134 meters and is believed to be a favorite spot for meditation among many sages to Urgam Village. You will be refreshed as the entire valley is full of amazingly rich and diverse flor and fauna. After Kalpeshwar, we head to Urgam village. Most of the trek to Urgam village is a progressive climb. After a long day, you will take rest at one of the homes stays in Urgam village. The local people of the village are very hospitable and you will savor a meal with them and will get a chance to have an interesting interaction with them and get to know about their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

  • Day 3 - Urgam to Kalgot(2182m., 12 km. Trek)

    After having delicious breakfast in the homestay, You will start your day with a trek from Urgam to Kalgot. It is a 12 km. long stretch. Kalgot is located at an altitude of 2183 m above sea level. During the initial trek, you will have to walk through a dense forest and you will be listening to sounds of murmuring waterfalls, You will also see apple orchards and potato cultivation for which Ugram valley is famous for. After reaching the Kalgot village, you will get to interact with remote villagers and learn from them their way of leading a happy life without modernization. You rest in the homestay with Garhwali family at Kalgot for that night.

  • Day 4 - Kalgot to Panar Bugyal (14 km. trek)

    On the fourth day, you will start early after some refreshments for Kalgot to Panar Bugyal trek which is 14km long and you will have to climb uphill through the dense forest. You will experience the peace when the pleasant breeze will touch your face. The trek leads you through farm fields, rocky dusty and steep trek routes. You also get to see amazing meadows with nature’s beauty at its peak. You will enjoy overnight stay in a tent under the open sky amidst vibrant and majestic landscapes.

  • Day 5 - Panar to Rudranathand Return (2286m., 8 km. Trek Each Side)

    On the early morning of the fifth day, you will start the trek from Panar to Rudranath post breakfast. Rudranath is situated at an altitude of 2286 m from the sea level. After you reach the temple you will get a breath-taking panoramic view of the Himalayas, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul and much more. You will be mesmerized by the soothing view and after experiencing the immense peace you will head back to Panar for the night stay.

  • Day 6 - Panar to Sagar Village (14 km. Trek) and Drive to Chopta (2900 m., 32 km.)

    On the sixth day, after you wake up refreshed and have your breakfast you will head towards Sagar village which is your first destination for the day. The trek route from Panar to Sagar village goes through thick forests and high altitude grasslands. Later enjoy the 32 km drive towards Chopta which is also known as Switzerland of the Garhwal region. This place takes away the pain of an exhausting walk and brings out a beautiful fairy world in front of you. After the hectic day, you will get to take rest and overnight stay in the guest house at Chopta.

  • Day 7 - Chopta to Tungnath(3680 m.) to Chandrashila and Back to Ukhimath, (9 km. Trek and 25 km. Drive)

    On the seventh day, you will head towards Tungnath, which is another shrine of Lord Shiva and is located at an altitude of 3680 m above sea level and it is the highest shrine of Lord Shiva in the entire world. Chopta to Tungnath trek is approximately 3.5 km., which is easy to hike and takes around 4 hours to reach. You can hike through a well-made concrete path which goes by lush green alpine fields, thick forests and surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan ranges. Later, you will reach Chandrashila, which is located at an altitude of 4000 m. above sea level. The journey to Chandrashila allows you to get enchanted by the majestic view of Himalayas. In the late evening, you will drive back to Ukhimath/Guptkashi and night stay for you will be arranged in the guest house there.

  • Day 8 - Ukhimath to Kalimath (20 km. Drive) to Ransi (1765 m., 7 km. Trek)

    On the eighth day, you will head towards Kalimath from Ukhimath and then after reaching there, you will start the trek to Ransi which is located at a height of 1765 m. above sea level. The route is covered with dirt and rocky pebbles. After you reach Ransi, take dinner and proceed for an overnight stay at the camp.

  • Day 9 - Ransi to Gaundhar (3073 m., 7 km.)

    On a ninth day, you will head towards the trek from Ransi to Gaundhar which is located at a height of 3073 m above sea level and is also the base camp for the trekkers heading towards Madhyamaheshwar. You will also come across the bridge from where you can see the meeting of Madhyamaheshwar Ganga River and the holy Markanga Ganga River which gives enchanting views to the trekkers. This is one of the lowest points of your trek. This place offers spectacular views. After reaching Gaundhar, you will enjoy the dinner and proceed for an overnight stay in camp at Gaundhar.

  • Day 10 - Gaundhar to Madhyamaheshwar (3490 m., 10 km.)

    You will head for the trek from Gaundhar to Madhyamasheswar which takes around 5 to 6 hours and is located at the height of 3490 m above sea level. The trek route goes through thick forests. It is one of the well-graded trails, which gives varying scenes of green slopes and lush green fields. The temple is built in typical north Indian style. You will get to enjoy the holy sounds of the temple bell which makes everyone’s soul pure. Later you will be setting the camp here. The campsite offers an incredible view of prominent peaks like Kedarnath, Chaukhamba and Neelkanth. Savor dinner and overnight stay at the camp in Madhyamaheshwar.

  • Day 11 - Madhaymaheshwar to Gaudhar

    In the early morning after breakfast, you will start the trek along the same route of the previous day towards Gaudhar. You will get to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and spectacular beauty of this place. You will enjoy dinner and overnight stay in the camp at Gaundhar.

  • Day 12 - Gaundhar to Ransi(6 km)

    You will head from Gaundhar to Ransi. The entire trekking route is beautiful and full of positive energy. After reaching Ransi, you will enjoy the dinner and then the overnight stay is at the camp in Ransi.

  • Day 13 - Ransi to Kalimath (13 km. Trek) and Kalimath to Gaurikund via Guptkashi (1319 m., 39 km. Drive)

    You will cover around 13 km of the trek distance as you start trekking from Ransi to Kalimath which is situated on the banks of the Kali Ganga River. The trekking route mostly passes through thick forests. Water streams with cold water can be found flowing along the trek path. Later you will enjoy a drive from Kalimath to Gaurikund via Guptkashi, take a halt in Gupthkashi enjoy and visit some ancient temples. Head back to Gaurikund for dinner and overnight stay is at a hotel in Gaurikund.

  • Day 14 - Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 m., 16 km. Trek)

    You head for the trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath located at a height of 3584 m. above the sea level and is one of the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva out of the total twelve. The trek route offers an unimaginable sight of the surroundings. The river flowing through the valley can be seen on the right side. The entire trek distance is composed of a walk with no steep climbing. On arrival at Kedarnath, enjoy the dinner and overnight stay is at the camp in Kedarnath.

  • Day 15 - Kedarnath to Gaurikund (16 km. Trek) and Gaurikund to Guptakashi (30 km. Drive)

    Wake up early morning enjoy the breakfast and later visit the Kedarnath Temple and participate in the morning Pooja. After this, you will start the trek from Kedarnath to Gaurikund on the same route. After you reach Gaurikund, take the lunch and drive towards Guptkashi. In Guptkashi savor dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 16 - Guptkashi to Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun

    Last day of the trip you will be dropped at any of the one places of your choice: Guptkashi to prominent places in Haridwar – 207 km., Rishikesh – 184 km., Dehradun – 224 km.

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • A well-trained and friendly guide

Transport

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  • Joshimath to Kalpeshwar

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Trekking Boots: Waterproof, high ankle with good grip.
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  • One Raincoat/Poncho
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  • Windproof Jacket
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  • Wind & waterproof pant
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  • Waterproof thick gloves
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  • Waterproof Rucksack or Rucksack with rain-cover
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  • Woollen cap/scarf
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  • Water bottles, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat
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  • Head Torch (hand torch would be an alternative)

Advisory

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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
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  • To ensure utmost hygiene, the place is daily cleaned and sanitized.
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  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
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  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.

Panch Kedar Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Panch Kedar Trek: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Panch Kedar Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Rameshwar Bharadwaj

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    It's a long tour, I was so satisfied with this tour, our guide was nice and accommodating they kept the team together and made us feel confident the whole tour, the places are truly peaceful. Worth it and everlasting memories.

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    Story by Devagya Verma

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    Difficult to explain and describe as it is a long tour, in short, the whole tour was super duper awesome.

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    Story by Dhanvin Mahajan

     Rated : 4.0

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    It is the most awaited trek, so glad that it goes right as we expected, the itinerary was rich and well-planned, Everything was properly arranged from stays, foods, transport and the guide. The guide was very approachable and knowledgable couldn't complete the trek without their help. Excellent tour the place we visit was just breathtaking and unforgettable... Lots of thanks...

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    People Also Ask About Panch Kedar Trek

    1. What is the best time for Panch Kedar Trek?

      Panch Kedar trek opens for 6 months from April to October each year. The best time for Panch Kedar Trek is May, June, September and October. During these months the weather is soothing and a gentle cool breeze blows allowing you to move around the place comfortably. Due to heavy snowfall in winter temple becomes inaccessible.

    2. What is the difficulty level of Panch Kedar Trek?

      The difficulty level of the Panch Kedar trek is moderate. A lot of walking is required so make sure to wear comfortable shoes with good grip during trekking. Also good stamina and physical strength are required by travellers to reach to the top.

    3. What is the average temperature at Panch Kedar Trek?

      The average temperature at Panch Kedar Trek ranges between 13 to 16 degrees celsius.

      - In summer the climate remains cool and pleasant with an average around 20°C.
      - Monsoon (July to August) temperature drops down to 12°C.
      - In winters(November to April) Panch Kedar trek is closed due to excessive snowfall

    4. What things do I need to carry for Panch Kedar Trek?

      Things which you need to carry for Panch Kedar Trek are:

      - Carry at least two litres of water to keep yourself hydrated
      - Do not forget to bring power banks and a charger in your bag.
      - Keep essential medicines, as you might not find any general medicine at such remote locations.
      - Do carry creams, moisturizers, sunscreen creams to keep your skin hydrated
      - You can carry a woollen sweater, monkey cap and a lightweight jacket to enable you with-stand cold winds, at the upper level of Himalayas.

    5. Is transportation included in the Panch Kedar Trek tour package?

      You will have to reach Joshimath om your own, rest all transfer required during the trek is included in the package; like 19 km drive from Joshimath to Kalpeshwar.

    6. How much does Panch Kedar Trek Tour Package cost?

      Panch Kedar Trek tour package cost is INR 49,999 per adult. The trekking will be of 16 days full of adventure and ups and downs of the trek. Trek will fill your soul with peace as it lets you seek mesmerizing beauty of nature.

    7. Which is the nearest airport to Panch Kedar Trek?

      The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun at a distance of 258 km from Panch Kedar Trek.

    8. Will I get a guide during Panch Kedar Trek?

      Yes, a well-trained and friendly guide will assist you during Panch Kedar Trek. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully given by the tour leader for your security and safety.

    9. What will be the route of Panch Kedar Trek?

      The Panch Kedar trek route begins from Joshimath and then the journey continues to Kalpeshwar- Urgam village- Kalgot- Bugyal -Rudranathand -Sagar Village - Tungnath- Ukhimath to Kalimath - Ransi to Gaundhar Madhyamaheshwar -Gaudhar-Ransi-Gaurikund via Guptkash-Kedarnath -Gaurikund-Guptkashi - Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun.

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