Destinations: Rishikesh, Gaurikund, Kedarnath, Vasukital
Experience: Trekking (moderate to challenging)
Maximum Altitude: 4,800 m (Approx)
Duration: 6 days
Ideal Time: May and June
All the participants will assemble at GMVN-Tourist Rest House, Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh. Dinner and overnight at TRH, Muni ki Reti, Rishikesh.
Drive to Gaurikund, 209 km away. Hot lunch will be served en-route. Dinner and overnight stay at TRH, Gaurikund. The trek starts from Gaurikund, where there is a hot water sulphur spring, where pilgrims take a dip.
On Day 3, the 15-km trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath will commence. You can carry packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay will be at TRH camp. Kedarnath is at an altitude of 3,584 m and legends say the magnificent Kedarnath temple was built by the Pandavas at the base of Kedarnath peak's south-eastern face. Millions of pilgrims now come to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva and it's an important point in the Char Dham Yatra. While approaching Kedarnath, one passes through forests and comes across some beautiful waterfalls.
The 8-km trek from Kedarnath to Vasukital will take place and packed lunch will be provided. Kedarnath to Vasukital is a continuous ascent, offering a great trek. The view of Chaukhamba peaks and Mandakini Valley is wonderful from here. The pristine Vasukital Lake is about 1/2 km in radius with crystal clear water. In the afternoon, you will trek back to Kedarnath. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the TRH/camp.
Start on your 15 km-trek back to Gaurikund with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at TRH/ camp.
On day 6, end your trip with a 209-km drive to Rishikesh. Hot lunch will be served en-route.