trekking

Kedarnath Vasuki Tal Trekking

Location: Garhwal Himalayas
Base: Gaurikund
Altitude: 3584 mtrs above Sea Level
Best Time: May - September

Kedarnath is at an altitude of 3584 m. A magnificent temple was built by the Pandavas at the base of Kedarnath Peak's south-eastern face, and millions of pilgrims now come to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva here.

The Himalayas have been revered as the abode of divinity, since the dawn of Indian religious thought. Several venerated pilgrimage sites dot the foothills and the peaks of the Himalayas. The Ganges, revered as a holy river originates in the glaciers in the insurmountable heights of the mighty Himalayan ranges. Most noteworthy of the Himalayan pilgrimage sites are Badrinath and Kedarnath.

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar
Early morning arrival at Delhi. 07:00 hrs departure by train to Haridwar. Day at leisure to explore this holy town. Visit the 'Aarti' (holy ceremony) performance at the river 'Ghat' at sunset. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 02: Haridwar - Ghuttu - Drive to the road-head at Ghuttu (1524 m)
a small hamlet on the banks of river Bhilangana. Overnight in Guest House / Tents.

Day 03: Ghuttu - Du panda
Begin the trek to the grasslands of Panwali. Halt for the night at village Du panda (2896m). Overnight in Tents. (13 Kms; 7-9 hrs walking)

Day 04: Dhupanda - Panwali - Continue to Panwali (3963 m).
The scenery all along the route is really fantastic. Overnight in Tents / Forest Rest House. (6 Kms; 3-5 hrs walking)

Day 05: Panwali
Day to explore the grasslands, which offer a panoramic view of the Greater Himalayan range.

Day 06: Panwali - Talli
A gentle climb brings you to Talli top ridge. Descend to lower Talli- a very scenic campsite. Overnight in Tents. (Approx.8 Kms; 4-6 hrs walking)

Day 07: Talli - Gangi
Continue the descend into the Bhilangana valley-of-flowers-trek.html, passing through dense forest. After crossing the river, climb to reach the village Gangi. Campfire dinner. Overnight in Guest House. (Approx.8 Kms; 6-8 hrs walking)

Day 08: Gangi
Day for rest and leisure.

Day 09: Gangi - Biroda
Take the trail along the river valley-of-flowers-trek.html. Halt at Biroda for the night. Overnight in Tents. (7 Kms; 4-6 hrs walking)

Day 10: Biroda - Kharsali
Proceed to Kharsali climbing gradually. Overnight in Tents. (8 Kms; 5-7 hrs walking)

Day 11: Kharsali - Tamba Kund
Reach the base camp for Khatling Glacier. Camp amidst the meadows dominated by gargantuan mountains. Overnight in Tents. (8 Kms; 7-9 hrs walking)

Day 12: Tamba Kund - Khatling - Belbagi
Take an excursion to the tip of the Khatling Glacier (3415m) - the source of the river Bhilangana. Return to Tambakund and proceed back to Belbagi (3110m). Overnight in Tents. (10 Kms; 6-8 hrs walking)

Day 13: Belbagi -
Day for rest and leisure.

Day 14: Belbagi - Masar Tal
From here take the diversion that takes you to the high altitude lake - Masar Tal (3675m). Overnight in Tents. (7 Kms; 8-10 hrs walking)

Day 15: Masar Tal - Painya Tal
A day of challenging trek involving crossing a high pass en-route. Camp by the lake Painyatal. Overnight in Tents. (8 Kms; 8-12 hrs walking)

Day 16: Painya Tal - Vasuki Tal
The trail from here is generally downhill. Halt at the mountain lake Vasuki Tal. Overnight in Tents. (Aprox.6 Kms; 5-6 hrs walking)

Day 17: Vasuki Tal
Day for rest and leisure. Overnight in Tents.

Day 18: Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath
Proceed to the holy pilgrim centre of Kedarnath (3584m). The ancient temple here is of special attraction. Overnight in Guest House. (Aprox.6 Kms; 4-6 hrs walking)

Day 19: Kedarnath - Gaurikund - 14 Kms Trek
Drive to Rudraprayag. Overnight at Hotel or Tourist Rest House.

Day 20: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Delhi via Rishikesh. In the evening arrive Delhi.

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