» Kedarnath Badrinath Hemkund Track
Delhi - Haridwar - Rudraprayag - Kedarnath - Chamoli - Badrinath -
Govindham - Hemkund - Delhi
» The Yatra
: Delhi the Capital of India has a number of places to see
both from Historical pint of view and shopping. With a number of
Historical places like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid and new
buildings like Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple, it offers a number of
Tourist Destinations. Others can shop here for whatever they want. For
the Yatra, Delhi to Haridwar is a few hours( 3-4 hrs) of trip which can
be covered either by road or by train. A few air carriers also take you
: (230 kms) Haridwar is the place of Gods. Haridwar
means the Gate to Gods Lands.
has the most revered river Ganges flowing by. With thousands of Temples
and River Beds, Haridwar is a very omnious place for Hindus. Haridwar is
also the place where the Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. Here is
also the famous pilgrim called Har Ki Paudi where millions flock to take
a dip in the Holy water. The direct train from Haridwar shall take you
to Rudraprayag ( 4- 5 hrs).
: (165 kms) After covering the 5 hrs distance by
road take your lunch and take some rest in the evening. Rudraprayag is a
small town with religious sanctity. With the ganges flowing by you can
camp here in the night or take rest in the hotel. The morning shall see
you for further journey to Kedarnath ( 3hrs) after breakfast.
: (75 kms) On the way between Rudraprayag and
Kedarnath comes the Gaurikund - the bathing place of Goddess Parvati.
Stopping here for an hour and then move on to Kedarnath. The Temple is
at height and for the pilgrim purpose one has to walk the stairs. The
trekking to the Kedarnath Temple is of 14kms. After the visit to the
Shrine, we shall take to the hotel where you can have the evening snacks
and the dinner.
: ( 200 kms) From Kedarnath to Badrinath, its a
distance of 200 kms by road. To reach Badrinath, you will have to come
back to Gaurikund from where you shall reach a little Village known as
Chamoli. The night stay and dinner shall be at Chamoli. In the morning
start afresh for Badrinath. On reaching Badrinath in the afternoon,
visit the Badrinath Temple. In the evening return back to the hotel and
rest for the day.
In the morning after breakfast you can either see the lush greenery or
the pure rivers of Badrinath or move on further. After lunch move on to
reach the place called Govindham
: Badrinath to Govindham is just about an hours drive.
This small unknown hill station is a perfect place to spend the rest of
the day amidst the natural beauty. Have lunch, walk down the streets,
sit down by the river and camp in the night. In the morning be ready to
see the the last destination Hemkund.
: ( 19 kms ) Govindham to Hemkund takes about 5 kms.
Trek to the Hemkund Shrine. Sit here for some time and offer prayers.
Hemkund Sahib is also one of the best Trekking tracks. Thousands of
people come here to track the lands of Hemkund. The entire trek from
Govindham is filled with panoramic views and the most beautiful flower
of Uttarakhand - Brahamkamal.
From Hemkund you can will have to drive back to Badrinath from where
you can take the direct trains to Delhi.