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Max Altitude

13,000 FT


Moderate To Difficult


12 Days

Trekking KM.

130 KM

Suitable for:15+ years.
Experience:Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
Fitness:Cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

38,000 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Rishikesh to Rishikesh | included transport
  • Kedarnath, Madhmaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath, Kalpnath

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Trek Info

  • Trail Type-
  • Rail HeadHaridwar
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base Camp-
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
    • Monsoon Treks (Jul - Aug)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • Snow-
  • Services fromRishikesh to Rishikesh | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayHotel/Guesthouse/Village Homestay and Camps (Triple/Quad sharing)

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 12 Days
  • Grade - Moderate To Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 13000 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 130 Kms.

After Char Dham Yatra the Panch Kedar or the five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are considered significant in Indian Mythology. As per the saga, the five Kedar have relevance from Mahabharata. The legend says that Lord Shiva was unhappy after the Mahabharata War due to wrong practices during the war. Also, the Pandavas were in distress due to the killings of their brothers (Kauravas) and Brahmins in the war. They wanted to seek his blessings but Lord Shiva did not want to oblige them. So he hid disguised as Nandi in the Garhwal mountains.

When Bhim one of the Pandavas spotted the Nandi, Lord Shiva submerged in the earth and reappeared at five different locations in pieces. These panch spots are the Panch Kedar. It is believed that Nandi’s hump is at Kedarnath, his legs at Tungnath, his mid-torso at Madhyamaheshwar, his hair is believed to be at Kalpeshwar and his face at Rudranath. The circuit of these prime shrines completes the Panch Kedar Trek.

Apart from its devotional attribute, this wonderful hike has adventure and gives an adrenaline rush as you touch every temple. All of these Cedars are located in the western Uttarakhand or the Chamoli district. They are all accessible by roads and stunning trails concealed by deep woodlands. The trek begins from Haridwar and then Joshimath which is the starting point of the long trek.

Each day is a discovery of the hidden thrill of the Garhwal Himalayas, eye-soothing meadows, verdant forests of rhododendrons, fierce Ganges, chirping of birds and lively animals dancing around, all of this adorned by snow-crowned peaks. Camping amidst such wilderness is an exceptional experience that makes us grow as a person. The trek route is easy to grade but provides a different set of challenges of 12 days of survival in the jungle.

It is believed that this Yatra completes the purpose of life. But being a trekker one must not miss this fun, easy and incredible adventure. Come and walk the path like a nomad for 12 days.


Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.


    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.



    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
    • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)    Click here


Day 1 : Rishikesh To Guptakashi
    • Reporting Place: TTH Head Office, Tapovan Laxmanjhula at 6:00 am

    • Driving Distance: 180 km, 7-8 hrs

    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
    • Altitude: 1,319 m/ 4,327 ft

    • Overnight stay: Guest House

    • Meals: Dinner
    • Network: Available 

The journey to the Panch Kedar begins at the holy city of Rishikesh from where we will travel to Guptakashi via Devprayag and Rudraprayag. The route to Guptakashi is extremely beautiful as you will drive along scenic roads with River Ganga and then River Alaknanda accompanying you.

From the name Guptkashi, you might have guessed that it means hidden Varanasi.  It is one of the most prominent pilgrimage places in the country. Located on the way to the Kedarnath trek, Guptkashi lies in Mandakini Valley and the presence of the Champak flower is pretty prominent here. Guptkashi is nothing less than a natural wonder with lush green valleys and the backdrop of the Chaukhamba Peak, standing tall in its snow-ensconced beauty. As per the Puranas when the Kurukshetra War was over, Lord Krishna advised the Pandavas to atone for their sins from the crimes they committed during the war, and as such the Pandavas went out in search of Lord Shiva. Pandavas were trying to reconcile with Lord Shiva for their journey to heaven. Shiva concealed in Gupt Kashi in the disguise of Nandi. Later Shiva escaped to Kedarnath where Pandavas found him. Hereditary priests stay in GuptKashi in winter when the Kedarnath temple is closed. When you reach in the evening try to catch up at ArdhNarishwar temple, a unique temple that presents the idol representing half Lord Shiva and half Goddess Shakti. Sleep well at your Guest house at night as tomorrow, you will trek to Kedarnath tomorrow.

Day 2 : Guptakashi to Gaurikund and trek to Kedarnath
    • Altitude: 3,584 m/ 11,758 ft

    • Drive distance: 30 km,  1-2 hrs

    • Trek distance: 16-18 km, 8-9 hrs

    • Overnight stay: Guest house (Dormitory)

    • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

    • Lunch is on the way (Exclusive of charges)

From Guptkashi you will head to Gaurikund from where the Kedarnath Trek starts. Upon arrival at Kedarnath ji proceed for the trek for holy darshan at Kedarnath temple. Kedarnath Dham needs no introduction. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, a perfect Himalayan getaway with terrific historical and mythological prominence. More importantly, it is just a magnificent spot of beauty and serenity with the Kedarnath Range as the backdrop.

From Gaurikund start your trek and continue through Rambada Bridge to reach Jungle Chatti, your first stop point. Gaurikund to Jungle Chatti is at a distance of 4 km. If you are tired, take a break here, have some water and refreshments and continue on your journey. From Jungle Chatti, the next stop is at Bheembali, which is at a distance of 3 km from Jungle Chatti. There are accommodations along Bheembali as well. The third stop is at Linchauli, which is 4 km  Linchauli, accommodations are available at Linchauli as well. The mountain views from Linchauli are extraordinary and will take all your tiredness away. From Linchauli, it is another 4 km to the Kedarnath base camp. From the base camp, you will get a panoramic view of the mountain environs and the temple not very far away. You can feel the divine mysticism and the spiritual aura of the place as soon as you set foot on the Kedarnath shrine. The Kedarnath peak stands tall behind the temple adding to the divine aura of the temple. Overnight stay is arranged in camps/guest house in Kedarnath.

Day 3 : Descend from Kedarnath and drive back to Guptakashi
    • Drive To Guptkashi: 30 km, 1 hrs

    • Trek distance: 16-18 km to Gaurikund, 8-9 hrs

    • Lunch is on the way (Exclusive of charges)
    • Overnight stay: Guest house

    • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 
    • Network: Available

Get up early in the morning before dawn and after taking a bath visit the temple by 4:45 am for the Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. After Temple Darshan and Post breakfast begins your downward journey from Kedarnath. Trek down to Gauri Kund, which is known for its hot spring. There is a famous Parvati temple as well. According to legends, Gaurikund is where Parvati did penance involving yogic and ascetic practices to win Lord Shiva’s heart and it is believed that Lord Shiva accepted to marry Parvati here and they got married in the Triyuginarayan temple. From Gaurikund you will drive to Guptkashi. Overnight stay is in Guptakashi.

Day 4 : Drive from Guptakashi to Ransi and trek to Gaundhar
    • Driving Distance:35 km, 1-2 hrs

    • Trekking Distance: 5-6 km, 5-6 hrs

    • Overnight stay: Homestay

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Another exciting day and its time to move to the second Kedar – Madhamaheswar. The journey begins from Guptakashi by road to Ransi, a 35 km drive. After which there is a 6 km trek to Gaundhar. The route is made of mud and scree. The motorable road ends at Ransi village and the trek starts from here. It is a well-paved path with the Madhyamaheswar Ganga River flowing on the right. It is an easy route as it is mostly downhill and it is since the route is a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, the views, and the biodiversity is amazing. You can witness the rich biodiversity of the region with its beautiful flora and fauna. You will encounter numerous butterfly species, lizards, mountain goats, guard dogs, sheep, monkeys, and various bird species as well. The mountain and the forests will give you an amazing opportunity to be close to nature and absorb its peaceful vibrations.

Gaundhar is located at an elevation of 3073 meters and is the base camp for hikers who want to reach Madhyamaheshwar. You will witness the holy merging points of rivers Madhyamaheswar Ganga and Markanga Ganga. It is a stunning viewpoint, never to miss. The temple itself is set against a beautiful backdrop of green hills and meadows.

Enjoy your another tent stay at the Gaundhar camp. Sleep well for the upcoming Kedar next morning.

Day 5 : Trek from Guandhar to Madhamaheswar
    • Altitude: 3,490 m/ 11,450 ft

    • Trek distance: 10 km, 7-8 hrs

    • Overnight stay: Village homestay

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Today we will trek to the Madhyamaheswar Templer, which is often considered the second Kedar and also the fourth Kedar by many. Today is the hardest day of the trek as you will climb uphill all throughout the trek and gain quite a bit of altitude. It is an overwhelming hike of 5-6 hours covering a distance of 10 km to Madhyamaheshwar temple. The temple is 3490 meters in height and is a striking element hidden between the alpine trees of the Garwhal Mountains. The shrine is placed perfectly between green meadows and lush forests. After breakfast at Gaundhar, head out on your trekking adventure towards Madhyamaheswar. Start the day early so that you can reach the temple by lunchtime. The trail is quite similar to the previous day but it gets a lot steeper half an hour before the climb. As you climb towards the temple you will witness beautiful grasslands covered by pine trees. The trekking trail is well-marked there is no chance of losing the track. All throughout the day, you will notice breathtaking scenery at every juncture and it gets better and better as you keep climbing up. There are also fixed benches along the route to sit down if you get tired. Along the route, you will also spot some shops that sell snacks and drinks. You can reenergize yourself at these points. The final few hundred meters to the temple is a  flat walk and the view that opens up in front of you will leave you with a dearth of words. Once you reach the leveled path, you will reach the temple in a few minutes and you will feel quite satisfied and accomplished after arriving at the mighty temple. Madhyamaheswar temple is thousands of years old and you can get a close look at the ancient architecture. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of navel-shaped Lingam here. Along with the main temple, there are also two small shrines, one dedicated to Shiva’s consort Parvati and another to Ardhanarishvara - a composite male and female idol of Lord Shiva.  You will halt the night next to the temple. The camping place is stupendous with clear sights of Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, and Neelkanth. Have your hot dinner and rest for the night

Day 6 : Trek from Madhamaheswar to Ransi and drive to Chopta
    • Altitude: 1,319 m/ 4,327 ft

    • Trek Distance: 16-17 km, 8-9 hrs

    • Drive to Chopta: 50 km, 1-2 hrs

    • Overnight stay: Camps/Cottages 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today you will head to Chopta which is 50 km from Ransi. After visiting the temple in the morning we will descend to Ransi and drive towards Chopta.

Chopta is at a distance of about 50 km from Ransi and will take approximately 1-2 hrs. You will drive to Chopta via Kalimath. The road to Chopta is a serene ride rising slowly. Chopta is a popular tourist destination hence it is crowded. It is a very picturesque destination that is also a camping site for the Chopta Chandrashila trek. The beauty of Chopta Valley is such that it is often known as the ‘Mini Switzerland od Uttarakhand’. It is also a great spot for birdwatching, often considered a paradise for birdwatchers with as many as 240 species of birds. The most prominent varieties are the Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Griffon, Himalayan Swiftlet, Hill Partridge, and Scarlet Finch. It is an extremely peaceful location to relax after a long tiring day. Enjoy your night stay in Camps/Cottaes

Day 7 : Trek from Chopta to Tungnath temple and back to Chopta

    Altitude: 3680 m/ 12073 ft

    Trekking Distance: Chopta To Tungnath, and return (Trek 7 km)

    Trekking Time: 7 to 8 hrs

    Water source: none

    Overnight stay: Camps and cottages
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today will be an exciting day as you will climb to the highest Shiva temple in the world. Located at 3680 meters elevation Tungnath temple is over 1000 years old.

The route throughout the temple is cement paved with stairs and grills for safety. There are various stalls at the base of the temple that gives the vibe of a pilgrim spot. One thing to note about the trail to the top is that it is entirely decored with rhododendrons that change their colors from red to pink to white as you slowly rise above. We will start in the early hours of the morning so that we can reach Tungnath while it is still daytime and you can enjoy the golden hour from the top. The path is 3.5km long and normally it takes 4-5 hours to reach. Today’s hike is going to be a little grueling as you will have to make sharp turns around the mountains. Chandrashila trek has many hairpin bends and at the 10th bend, you will come to a flagpole section from where you can get a good view of the Chandrashila summit. Ravanshila connects Chandrashila to Tungnath. The temple is seen from a distance that stands right in front of a rocky cliff with infinite beauty around it. The entrance to Tungnath temple is at the 11th bend. Tungnath is where the hands of Lord Shiva are said to have appeared. Tungnath Temple also has a mention in the Mahabharata, according to which Arjun was the first person to lay the foundation of the temple.

Once you get back to the base, you will stay in Camps.

Day 8 : Drive from Chopta to Sagar village and trek to Panar Bugyal
    • Altitude: 2,350 m/7520 ft

    • Driving Distance: 35 km, 1 hrs

    • Trek Distance: 10 km, 6-7 hrs

    • Overnight stay: Camp

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Having visited the Tungnath Temple, we will head to Sagar village and trek to Panar Bugyal from there. Sagar village is located at a distance of 35 km approximately. Panar Bugyal is about 10 km away from Sagar and you have to complete the journey by trekking.

Panar Bugyal as the name suggests is a highland meadow that offers beautiful views of Mt. Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Devi, and Bandarpoonch.  Sunset is especially beautiful here as the golden rays of the sun hit the snow-covered peaks and paint the sky and the mountains in hues of red, orange, purple, and pink. Needless to say, it is an awe-inspiring experience.The best thing about the trek is that along with spiritual importance, each moment is taking you closer to nature. It is the experience of being in the wild. This trail is also a great route to encounter birds like Himalayan Monals, Green Bee Eaters, and Black Drongos.

Day 9 : Trek from Panar Bugyal to Rudranath and back to Panar Bugyal
    • Altitude: 3600 m/ 11811 ft

    • Trek Distance: 14 km, 8-9 hrs

    • Overnight stay : Camps/Homestay

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Wake up in your cozy tent rooms and take a few breaths of freshness. Today you will hike up to Rudranath. At 2286 meters in height, it is considered as the hardest and the most durable temple compared to the other four ones. The journey to Rudranath will be life-altering. The natural rock temple has rock-paved pathways surrounded by dense rhododendrons. The climb is 8 km long and a moderate hike. Rudranath Temple lies in the laps of Himalayan meadows, where the face of Lord Shiva is believed to have appeared. Inside the temple, you can see a beautiful stone-carved face that looks almost lifelike. The rock-carved sculpture of Shiva wears a smile on his face, which seems to melt away all your worries. Rudra Ganga flows near the temple, adding to its mystical allure. If you want to visit the temple independently, and not as a part of the Panch Kedar Trek then you should do so in the Hindu month of Shravan, when there is an annual fair held in the region and the entire area lights up and the shrine becomes even more beautiful.From Panar Bugyal take the road that moves towards the ridge on the left. En route, you will find some boulders and views of the snow-capped peaks.  The trail slowly and gradually climbs up the ridge and after half an hour of walking, you will see the Panar meadows below you. The verdant expanse of the Panar meadows and the snow-capped peaks in the foreground is just the perfect scene to enjoy nature’s splendour and capture Instagram-worthy pictures. Continue on the ridge until you reach a section where there are huge boulders on the left and a green valley on the right. As you continue on the path, you will come to a patch where there are huge boulders on each side of the trail with the ridge in between. The greenery all around and the snow-covered beauty will strike you spellbound with their beauty. Continue on the gradually ascending mud trail and soon you will see prayer flags and bells in the distance. It will take about 20 minutes to reach the bells. Following this, the trail descends into the valley with bright flowers and shrubs all around you. After about an hour of hiking, the Rudranath temple becomes visible. 20-30 minutes into the hike and you will come across painted tourist huts, walk past the huts, and in a few minutes, you will arrive at the shrine. Once you reach the Shiva shrine, one of the Panch Kedars you will see the first real views of the biggest Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and more. Rudranath temple is surrounded on each side by Surya Kund, Chandra Kund, Manas Kund, and Tara Kund. After some soothing moments at the sacred place, it will be time to go back to Panar. Enjoy your nights stay in tents.

Day 10 : Trek from Panar Bugyal to Sagar village and drive to Pipalkoti
    • Altitude: 1259 m/4028 ft

    • Driving Distance: 30 km, 1-2 hrs

    • Trekking Distance: 10 km, 5-6 hrs

    • Overnight stay: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Having done the Rudranath trek, we will be descending to Sagar village once again followed by a drive to Pipalkoti.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and begin your journey downwards. The path is a little meandering and soon you will reach the grasslands of Lunti Bugyal, from here take the trail on the left and you will reach a stream in about 45 minutes. The mud trail is well-defined. The trail descends further to a wooden bridge in the forest and another beautiful meadow comes into view, which is surrounded by alpine forests. A few tea stalls line the meadow that serves tea and refreshments to the pilgrims, there’s also a shade to protect the pilgrims from rain and sun. The area is marked by a boundary of colourful flags. Continuing along the meadow, you will enter another forest cover and can witness the forest cultivation done by the villagers. Sagar village soon becomes visible as well. Continue down along the left and you will come across a stream just before entering Sagar village. After the stream, the trail becomes pretty narrow and rocky until you reach Sagar.  At the end of the trail, there is a bus stop, and crossing the road, you can see Sakleshwar Mahadev Mandir.

 From here, we will drive to Pipalkoti, which is at a distance of 30 km and will take about an hour or two. Pipalkoti is a small hamlet in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Known for its unique beauty and serenity, this place often serves as a rest stop for people visiting Badrinath, Auli, Valley of Flowers, or Hemkund. The hamlet is located by the banks of the Alakananda River and also offers a glorious view of the mountain peak of Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat, Neelkanth, and Hati Parbat. Your night stay is arranged at Pipalkoti.

Day 11 : Drive from Pipalkoti to Kalpeshwar and back to Pipalkoti
    • Driving Distance: 70 km, 3 hrs

    • Overnight Stay: Hotel

    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

We will start the day with a hearty breakfast and we will take a ride from Pipalkoti towards Kalpeshwar Temple. From Pipalkoti, we will first drive to Helang Village from where we will visit Vridha Badri, one of the Sapt Badris. The temple dates back to the time when India was under the rule of the Gupta Empire. This temple holds a big religious significance. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here in the form of an old man.

 The legend says that Lord Narad once decided to perform penance on this site to please Lord Vishnu. Appeased by his prayers, Vishnu appeared in the form of an old man and answered all prayers of Narad. An idol of Vishnu was thus constructed in the form of an old man here. From Vridha Badri Temple we will proceed towards Urgam village.

Urgam village is a peaceful habitat at 2134 meters elevation from where you start walking to Kalpeshwar. The altitude so far will be the same as Urgam village. Urgam village is known for its serenity and peacefulness, a place where saints meditate. The entire scenery is revitalizing Kalpeshwar. You will slowly climb up in the diverse forests and animals grazing around. The trail is moderate with a lot of rest. You will be greeted by villagers at every step. It is a short hike to Kalpeshwar.

Folklore also has it that Kalpeshwar was the favourite meditative spot for sages like Durvasa and Arghya. While at the temple, also pay respect to the Kalpeshwar tree, it is believed the tree grants all your wishes. From Kalpeshwar, you will also get stunning views of Nanda Devi, Mt. Trishul, and Nanda Ghunti.  150 m behind the temple premises lies the ‘Dhyan Badri’ temple, although not one of the five Badris, this is yet another mystical experience for you. Many people visit Kalpeshwar temple because of the gorgeous views of the untouched mountain valley, the terraced fields of the villages, and the dense woods. After paying your respect at the temple and spending some time in the serene environs and we will return to Pipalkoti.

Day 12 : Drive from Pipalkoti to Rishikesh
    • Driving Distance: 215 km, 7 hrs

    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (Exclusive of charges)
    • Rishikesh Dropping by Evening. 

The ride will commence at 6 am and you will reach Rishikesh around 5 - 6 pm. Your Breakfast and Lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges, after having your morning tea/coffee you can leave for your next destination. We advise you to book further travel after 7 pm.


How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

At first you have to reach Rishikesh, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

Our Pick-up place

Trek The Himalayas Head office, Tapovan Laxmanjhula, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel

Options to reach Rishikesh

1.  Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2.  Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (35 min drive with normal traffic).

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.

3.  Take the flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.
  • After morning tea move to Rishikesh
  • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm
  • Drop off point is Trek The Himalayas Office (Tapovan) Laxmanjhula 
  • Plan your further travel plan after 7:00 pm

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

What's included

1. All the Accommodation are in triple and quad sharing in Hotels, Guesthouse, camps, and cottages 

2. Meals while on trek (Pure Veg.) as per itinerary 
3. All necessary permits and entry fees.
4. First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, and Support staff.
6. Transport from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
7. All road transfers by NON AC Vehicle like Mahindra Max Jeep, Tempo Traveller, or Similar to Panch Kedar sector & back.

What's Excluded
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
5. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Things can be provided on demand and availability
(participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/set-phone is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag)is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Offloading Facility:-

Normally TTH expects to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule

Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 8000/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 10000/- if you inform us after reaching Guptakashi
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. The backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected]  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year


In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.


  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.


In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.


  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)


Fitness regime for:

Moderate To Difficult

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BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

The Panch Kedar Trek and Drive is a trekking route in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that covers the five holy shrines of Lord Shiva known as Panch Kedar. It is a challenging trek that covers a distance of approximately 130 kilometres and includes driving and trekking through remote and rugged terrain.

What are the five shrines of Panch Kedar?

The five shrines of Panch Kedar are Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar. These shrines are considered to be holy by Hindus and are believed to be the places where Lord Shiva appeared in the form of natural elements such as hair, arms, navel, face, and matted hair.

What is the best time of year to do the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

The best time to do the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive is from September to October. During the monsoon season, the trek can be challenging due to heavy rains and landslides. In winter, the region receives heavy snowfall and is inaccessible.

What is the difficulty level of the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

The Panch Kedar Trek and Drive are considered to be a moderate to difficult trek, with steep ascents and descents, rough terrain, and unpredictable weather. It requires a high level of physical fitness and experience in trekking.

What kind of accommodation is available on the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

Accommodation on the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive is primarily in tents or basic guesthouses. Some tour operators may also offer the option of staying in homestays with local families.

What kind of wildlife can be seen on the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

The Panchkedar region is home to a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan black bears, and various species of birds. While sightings are not guaranteed, trekkers should keep an eye out for these animals and respect their habitats.

Are permits required for the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

Yes, permits are required for the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive, as it passes through protected areas. Trekkers must obtain permits from the local forest department or hire a registered tour operator who can arrange the permits.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring for the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

Trekkers should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for trekking in mountainous terrain, as well as a sleeping bag, camping gear, and a backpack. Other essential items include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a water bottle, a first aid kit, and any necessary medications.

How do I get to the starting point of the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

The starting point of the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive is the town of Sonprayag, which can be reached by road from the city of Rishikesh. Private taxis and shared taxis are available for hire.

What are the safety concerns for the Panch Kedar Trek and Drive?

The Panch Kedar Trek and Drive is a challenging trek that requires experienced trekkers and appropriate precautions. Trekkers should take appropriate precautions and follow all local regulations and safety guidelines. It is recommended to travel with a reputable tour operator and to inform someone of your itinerary before setting out.

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