The northernmost Jyotirlinga of lord Shiva, the third halt in Char Dham, is located at eleven thousand feet above sea level, close to the source of the holy river Mandakini. The experience of offering water from Gangotri, to him who held river Ganga in his locks, can be described as divine. From Gaurikund the road to kedarnath is 14 km trek north along the Mandakini, a steady ascent along as stone-paved path in large parts through a thick forest; it is steep until Garur chatti after which the path is levels out until you reached kedarnath.
According to Vayu puran, Vishnu as Narayana came down to earth for the help of mankind. He landed at Badrinath, which was then the abode of Shiva. On Narayana's request, Shiva accepted kedar as is permanent abode. Kedarnath is also part of the Panch kedar yatra. Adi Sankracharya attained Samadhi in the shrine seen behind the kedarnath temple at the age of 32.he appointed celibate veera shaiva priests as the Rawals of kedarnath. At present the 337th Rawal is holding the seat, governed from okhimath, which is also the abode of the deity during winters. The katyuri style temple has a wooden ceiling, topped by gold kalash, outside a massive stone idol of Nandi stands as a guard. The temple has three parts the Garbhgriha, the Darshan mandap where pujas are conducted and the sabha mandap where devotees assemble and offers silver-plated bilva patras, to the lord.
Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs)
After reaching Delhi our tour starts with a drive to Haridwar, lunch on the route and checking at hotel in Haridwar and in evening Ganga Aarti at Har-ki-Pauri a night stay.
Day 02: Haridwar - Rudraprayag (165kms/6hrs)
Visiting Haridwar's Local Sight Seeing, we drive to Rudraprayag via Devprayag. On Arriving, Rudraprayag Check in Hotel with Overnight stay.
Day 03: Rudraprayag - Kedarnath (75kms by road and 14kms Trek)
Driving to Gaurikund, be ready for the Trek, from Gaurikund to Kedarnath on foot or on by pony/Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight stay at Kedarnath. Later visit Kedarnath Temple.
Day 04: Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (14Kms down Trek and 75kms/3hrs by Road)
Retreating for Rudraprayag after Temple Darshan and trekking down to Gaurikund. Afterward driving back for Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.
Day 05: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (144kms/6hrs)
We drive back to Rishikesh. Overnight hotel stay, visiting Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda and Gita Kutir). After Lunch, drive to Haridwar. Check in Hotel.
Day 06: Rishikesh- Delhi (230kms/6hrs)
After Breakfast, departing to Delhi. On Arrival to Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.