Summary: Kedarnath Trek is one of the most powerful trek, first 9 kilometeres is a moderate climb after which 7 kilometeres of straight climb and another 1 kilometeres of straight walk. It takes almost 8 hours 50 minutes for an average person to climb. This is why always early trek is recommended from the small town of Gaurikund. This amazing valley witnesses river Mandakini which later joins with Bhagirathi to become Ganga. The powerful serene atmosphere here has a mystical air to it. Full of mysteries and unknown phenemenon creates a beautiful spiritual outback. From the soothing chanting of one of the most oldest temple to the deep valleys of Gaurikund this is one of the most spiritual trek in whole of the world.
Experience: Rishikesh being one of the holy city and also the Yoga capital of the world has mixed crowd from not only from all parts of India but also world. It is a pleasant drive from Delhi at only 268 kms (166 miles) of drive. The drive to Gaurikund is pleasant and stay at Gaurikund the first night is in a Government Guest house or Luxury Hotel (*depends on availability) in Gaurikund. The trek through Chirbasa ends into a beautiful holy place called RamBada. After which it is a steady climb and consists of hundreds of waterfalls and beautiful valley. Situated at 3550 meteres (12,000 feet) the Kedarnath temple is right next to the mighty Mt. Kedarnath and Glaciers. The trek to the glacier is tough but rewarding at the end. This is by far one of the most beautiful Trek in the whole world. This is your way of experiencing the greater Himalayas. There are two more treks which go from the same place. One goes to the Glacier and the other to the Vasuki Lake.