Panch Kedar trek is a combination of treks to five holy shrines of Lord Shiva in the Kedarnath valley. The five temples are Kedarnath (3,583 m), Tungnath(3,680 m ), Rudranath (2,286 m), Madmaheshwar (3,490 m) and Kalpeshwar (2,200 m). According to a folk legend related to the epic Mahabharata, after the bull form of Lord Shiva was caught by Bhima, it disappeared into the ground. Later, it reappeared in parts - hump surfacing in Kedarnath, the arms raising in Tungnath, the nabhi (navel) and stomach appearing in Madhyamaheshwar, the face showing up at Rudranath and the hair and the head surfacing in Kalpeshwar.

  • valley of flowers

  • Day 4:

    Mammals

  • Langur
  • Wild Fox
  • Indian Crested Porcupine
  • Wild boar
  • Black bear
  • Leopard
  • From Chandrashila peak, one can see peaks like Thalaysagar (6,904 m), Kedar Dome (6,832 m), Kedarnath (6,940 m), Sumeru (6,350 m), Kharchakund (6,612 m), Neelkanth (6,596 m), Janhukut(6,805 m), Chaukhamba (7,138 m), Dunagiri (7,066 m), Kalanka (6,931 m), Nanda Devi (7,816 m), Trishul (7,120 m). Kedarnath peaks are clearly visible even from Chopta.
  • From Rudranath trek, one can see the peaks of Tirsuli, Hardeol, Dunagiri, Kalanka, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Trisul. One can even see Pangarchulla peak from here.
  • In the trek to Madmaheshwar, the peaks of Mandani (6,190 m), Janhukut (6,805 m) and Chaukhamba (7,138 m) are clearly visible.
  • In the trek to Kalpeshwar, one gets to see the magnificent peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi and Nanda Ghunti
  • From Kedarnath, we can see the peaks of Kedar Dome (6,832 m), Kedarnath (6,940 m) and Sumeru (6,350 m).
  • Ganga during first and last day's drive Devprayag.
  • Alaknanda during the drive from Devprayag.
  • Madnakini is visible from Rudryaprayag
  • Pindari river is visible from Karanpryang
  • From Helang to Kalpeshwar, the river Kalpganga is visible.

Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 6.

Guide and cook fees.

Rent for camping equipment.

Forest entry charges.

Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast.

Tented accommodation throughout the trek. Possible guest house accommodation on Day 1.

Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

Accommodation in Dehradun.

Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking Boots: Waterproof, high ankle with good grip.
  • One Raincoat/Poncho
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Wind & waterproof pant
  • 2-3 t-shirts/shirts preferably quick dry
  • 2 trousers (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
  • Warm Fleece, Alternative: a woolen sweater
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Thermal inner wears
  • One pair of woolen socks
  • Waterproof thick gloves
  • Waterproof Rucksack or Rucksack with rain-cover
  • Water Bottle
  • Slippers/Sandals/Floaters: Non-slippery
  • Hat or sun protection cap
  • Woolen cap/scarf
  • Head Torch (hand torch would be an alternative)
  • Sunglasses (it should be UV protected.) or use Photo chromatic glasses.
  • Identitiy cards
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush,toothpaste etc)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet and dry tissues
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Towel
  • Personal medical kit
  • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm
  • Diamox - to prevent AMS
  • Crocin - fever
  • Avomine - (motion sickness)
  • Avil 25mg - (allergies)
  • Combiflam - (Pain killer)
  • Disprin - (headache)
  • Digene - (acidity)
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen - (diarrhea)
  • ORS
  • Omez/ Rantadine - (antacids)
  • Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters
  • Gauze - 1 small roll
  • Band aids - different sizes
  • Cotton - 1 small roll
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov/Volini spray (aches, & sprains)
  • Knee caps
  • Hot water bag in winter if needed

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