Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund

Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund Highlights

  • Scenic Trekking: The Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund offers a mesmerizing trekking experience, leading you through breathtaking landscapes, dense forests, and pristine mountain trails.
  • Spiritual Journey: The trek takes you to the revered Kedarnath Temple, an important pilgrimage site for Lord Shiva devotees, where you can seek blessings and witness the divine aura.
  • Adventure and Nature: Experience the thrill of adventure and connect with nature as you traverse through the Himalayan terrain, crossing rivers and enjoying the natural beauty.
  • Cultural Exploration: Along the way, you'll encounter local culture, traditions, and hospitality, enriching your understanding of the region's heritage.
  • Majestic Views: Be prepared to witness breathtaking mountain vistas, especially when you reach the Kedarnath Temple, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund Overview

Embarking on the Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund is a journey into the heart of the Himalayas, offering a unique blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty. Nestled in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Gaurikund serves as the gateway to the sacred Kedarnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. This trek takes you through picturesque landscapes, including lush forests, gushing rivers, and pristine mountain terrain, providing an opportunity to connect with nature and seek blessings at this revered temple. It's an awe-inspiring pilgrimage for those seeking both physical and spiritual elevation.


Quick Facts 

➔ Start Point: Gaurikund

➔ End Point: Gaurikund

➔ Distance: 16 kilometers

➔ Duration: 4 days and 3 nights 

➔ Trek Level: Moderate to Difficult   

➔ Trek Altitude: 11,750 ft




  • Transportation from Ahmedabad to the start of the walk.
  • Local transfers during the trek as required.


  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels or lodges at the trek base and nearby locations.
  • Tented accommodations during the trek, with sleeping bags and mattresses provided.


  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided throughout the walk.
  • Hygienic and nutritious vegetarian meals to keep you energized.

Permits and Entry Fees:

  • All necessary permits and entry fees for the trek and visiting Kedarnath Temple.


How to reach 

By Air 

➔ Gaurikund, the base for the Kedarnath Trek, does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, approximately 220 kilometers away. 

➔ From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a helicopter ride to reach Gaurikund, providing the nearest air access for your Kedarnath journey.

By Road

➔ To reach Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund by road, you can travel via private taxi, shared jeep, or bus. 

➔ The road journey from Gaurikund to Kedarnath involves a distance of approximately 14 kilometers and can be covered by hiring local transportation or trekking. The trekking route is the preferred choice for many pilgrims.

By Train

➔ There is no direct train connectivity to Gaurikund for the Kedarnath Trek. The nearest railway station is Rishikesh, which is approximately 220 kilometers away. 

➔ From Rishikesh, you can proceed to Gaurikund by road via shared taxis, buses, or private vehicles. Train travel is not a direct option to reach Gaurikund.

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Itinerary For Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund


Day 1 - Arrival in Gaurikund


  • Arrive at Gaurikund, the base for the Kedarnath Trek.
  • Check into your accommodation.
  • Evening at leisure to acclimatize.

Day 2 - Gaurikund to Kedarnath Trek


  • Begin the trek to Kedarnath early in the morning.
  • The trek covers approximately 16 kilometers and takes around 6-8 hours.
  • En route, you'll pass through beautiful landscapes and small villages.
  • Arrive in Kedarnath and check into your hotel.
  • Attend the evening aarti held in the Kedarnath Temple.
  • Overnight stay in Kedarnath.

Day 3 - Kedarnath to Gaurikund Trek


  • After morning darshan at Kedarnath Temple, start the return trek to Gaurikund.
  • Arrive in Gaurikund and check in to your accommodation.
  • Rest and relax in the serene surroundings.

Day 4 - Departure


  • Check out from your accommodation.
  • Your Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund concludes.
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Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund Reviews


Meera Singhania

"A Divine Sojourn:

This Kedarnath journey was spiritually uplifting. The team from Banbanjara ensured our safety and comfort, making it an experience of a lifetime."


Amit Choudhary

"Incredible Scenic Beauty:

The stunning scenery along the walk was truly breathtaking. A big shoutout to our knowledgeable guides from Banbanjara."


Nisha Gupta

"A Family Trek to Remember:

We embarked on this trek as a family, and it proved to be a bonding experience. Thanks to Banbanjara for making it so seamless."


Pradeep Patel

"Adventure Meets Spirituality:

The Kedarnath trek was an ideal blend of adventure and spirituality. It was wonderfully curated by Banbanjara."


Kavita Singh

"Professional Assistance:

The Banbanjara crew was efficient and well-prepared. They made us feel secure throughout the journey."


Rohit Khare

"Mule Trekking:

We opted for mules during the trek, which made it easier for us. Thanks to Banbanjara for providing this option."


Pooja Joshi

"The Kedarnath Darshan:

Visiting the Kedarnath temple was a surreal experience. Banbanjara's arrangements made it hassle-free."


Anand Verma

"Challenging but Rewarding:

The trek was indeed challenging, but the sense of accomplishment at the Kedarnath shrine was worth it."


Sneha Deshmukh

"Serene Accommodations:

We stayed in quaint lodges during the trek. It was a unique experience, made comfortable by Banbanjara."


Ravi Sharma

"Nature's Bounty:

The scenic beauty, along with Banbanjara's support, made this trek a memory we'll cherish forever."

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Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund FAQs

What is the best time to undertake the Kedarnath Trek from Gaurikund?

The best time for the trek is from May to June and September to October when the weather is favorable and the temple is open.

Is it possible to hire porters or mules for the trek?

Yes, you can hire porters or mules to carry your belongings during the trek.

Are there any age restrictions for the trek?

There are no strict age restrictions, but participants should be physically fit to complete the trek.

Is there mobile network connectivity during the trek?

Mobile network connectivity is limited, and it may not be available in some remote areas.

Is trekking safe during the rainy season?

Monsoon season (July to August) is not recommended for trekking due to heavy rainfall, landslides, and challenging conditions.

Are there medical facilities available during the trek?

Basic medical facilities are available in Gaurikund and Kedarnath. It's a good idea to keep a basic first-aid kit on hand.

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  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
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