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New Route to Kedarnath

Before we proceed to then New Route of Kedarnath, we should explain the Old Route.

The old trek route was started from Gaurikund to Kedarnath via Rambara, a total walking distance of 14 kms. It was a nicely built pavement with fences, many shelters, shops and public conveniences in-between. The route was extremely safe, easy and with beautiful views of valleys, jungles and waterfalls.

After the disastrous flood in Kedarnath region during 2013, the old route was completely washed away, with no scope of repairs or reconstruction.

Kedarnath Temple New Route

The new route to Kedarnath Temple is constructed and maintained by NIM teams members. Various teams are working to maintain the best suitable road to Kedarnath. New route via Rambara and Linchauli is major trek route to reach Kedarnath. Rambara was completely washed away in 2013 floods. Now only newly constructed bridge is to landmark Rambara.

Gaurikund to Kedarnath

This route will start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, a total trek of around 15-16 kms. This route has been recommended by NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering). As the route between Rambara and Kedarnath was completely swept away, pilgrims can reach Kedarnath via Linchauli.

Trek Route Map To Kedarnath From Gaurikund

Gaurikund – 7 kms – Rambara Bridge – 5 kms – Linchauli – 4 kms – Kedarnath

Alternative Trek Routes

From 2016, there has been two more trek routes open for Kedarnath. These are the new trek routes to Kedarnath :

1. Chaumasi – Kham – Rambara – Kedarnath (Total Distance 18 kms)

2. Trijuginarayan – Kedarnath (Total Distance 15 kms)

Keep visiting this section for more updates on the new route to Kedarnath.

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16 days 15 hours ago

What are the items one should carry while going to Kedar by Pony / Palki. Would Pony / Palki would allow luggage in addition to the passenger?

1 month 2 days ago

I am advature it possible to treak kedarnath in 1 week of november?

1 month 2 days ago

Yes, Kedarnath look more awesome that time, though the temple get closed by then.

1 month 12 days ago

what is the best possible way to visit Badrinath -kedarnath-gangotri-yamunotri ?Kindly suggest

1 month 11 days ago

Hi Rakesh, the best way to visit is Chardham is from Rishikesh (by Bus/ Car). If you have budget and a group of more than 2-3 prefer Car service. Else look for bus service from Rishikesh/ Haridwar.

1 month 16 days ago

When will helicopter service to Kedarnath is starting again ?

1 month 16 days ago

From 12th September helicopter service to Kedarnath is starting again.

1 month 16 days ago

How much time will be need to trek to Kedarnath from Gaurikund ?

1 month 16 days ago

The trek need atleast 6-8 hrs of time for adults.

SC Minocha
1 month 18 days ago

I have tried the book now site. It is not accepting queries regarding visit in May 2017.

1 month 17 days ago

Hi Sir,
You can try later in Jan-Feb month for May 2017 trip.

SC Minocha
1 month 19 days ago

Do you have a similar package for me ?

1 month 18 days ago

Kindly fill details at

SC Minocha
1 month 20 days ago

I am 64 and wish to travel solo to Kedarnath in May 2017. Tentative plan is as under
Day 1 Gurgaon to Rishikesh by bus(UTC)/Car
Day 2 Rafting in Rishikesh. NS
Day 3 Rishikesh to Sonpryag by bus/shared taxi.
Day 4 Sonpryag to Gaurikund by shared taxi
Day 4 Gaurikund to Kedarnath by trekking
Day 5 Kedarnath to Vasuki tal/Chorabari tal
Day 5 Back to Kedarnath. NS
Day 6 Kedarnath to Gaurikund by trekking
Day 6 Gaurikund to Guptkashi. NS
Day 7 Guptkashi to Rishikesh. NS
Day 8 Rishikesh to Gurgaon by bus (UTC)/Car
May I have your expert advice please.

1 month 18 days ago

Kindly fill details at

SC Minocha
1 month 28 days ago

Please give some more info about vasuki tal. I am 64, have done Amarnath from Baltal in solo trek. Can I do solo trek to vasuki tal from Gaurikund and kedarnath in May 2017 ? What is the altitude of vasuki tal ? Pl advise a detailed plan.

1 month 27 days ago

Vasuki tal is situated at an altitude of 14000 ft and 8 km from Kedarnath. One should try to trek with the guide. Its a day to & fro trek from Kedarnath to Vasuki Tal.

SC Minocha
2 months 4 hours ago

In 2017, kedarnath yatra will commence in May. Will the trekking route from kedarnath to Vasuki tal also open by that time ?

1 month 29 days ago

That will be decided after seeing weather conditions. Most probably trek to Vasuki Tal will open at same time of opening of shrine.

Ramesh Kumar ojha
2 months 4 days ago

sir,we are planning to visit kedarnath sham in first week of September.we are 6 adults and 4 kids below 5years.pls send me deatais of pony and palki price for one side and both side

2 months 3 days ago

Hi Ramesh ji, Ponies/ Palkis are available from Rs 2000 to 4000/-

Sandipan Bhattacharya
2 months 19 days ago

We are planning to visit Kedarnath during the second half of October 2016. Other from GMVN huts, is there any other decent accommodation available at Kedarnath? I would also like to know the rate of car hire from Haridwar to Sonprayag. Pls help…

Subhodeep Kundu
2 months 21 days ago

We are 8 family members will be reach kedarnath through helicopter as on 23 october morning. Can we came back to gaurikund in same day evening through poni/ horse.

2 months 20 days ago

Yes, only if you start trek to Gaurikund very early.

Rash Bihari Choubey
2 months 22 days ago

Hi, We are two Senior Citizen Couples. Will be reaching Gaurikund, on 27th Sept.2016 evening. On 28th morning can we hire a pony for Kedarnath and come back in same evening after Darshan. What would be rate for Ponies, Regards

2 months 22 days ago

Hello Choubey ji, Ponies are available from Rs 2000 to 4000/- .

Tanu Bansal
2 months 28 days ago

We are a group of 8 people. Few of us want to trek to Kedarnath while elders and kids will take helicopter services to Kedarnath. Would it be possible if half of the group goes by trek and half by helicopter and yet be able to get to Karnaprayag together?

Amit ghosh
3 months 2 days ago

Thanks a lot to SACRED YATRA for your qiuck response. Another thing to ask that if Biometric card (required for Kedarnath Yatra) can be done from Sonprayag or Gaurikund,

3 months 1 day ago

Yes, Registration can be done at Sonprayag. More info on

Tanu Bansal
3 months 2 days ago
We are a group of 8 people for do dham yatra that include few elders and kids. We are planning to travel in October from Delhi. We have made the following itinerary: Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar Day 2: Haridwar – Rudraprayag Day 3: Rudraprayag – Phata – Kedarnath – Phata – Karnaprayag Day 4: Karnaprayag – Badrinath – Joshimath Day 5: Joshimath – Devaprayag Day 6: Devaprayag – Haridwar- Delhi Please suggest if the above itinerary is suitable? Also, few of us want to trek to Kedarnath (barring elders and kids who will take helicopter services to Kedarnath). Would… Read more »
1 month 16 days ago

only 6 days for shri badri and kedar it will be very hectic and tiresome. please add a few days more.

Amit ghosh
3 months 5 days ago

Hi, I am planning to visit Kedarnath in this Oct. Kindly suggest where I need to stay so that I can start early morning for Kedarnath Yatra, What is actual trek dist in new route.

3 months 4 days ago

You can stay at Sonprayag or Gaurikund a night before trek to Kedarnath. There are ample accommodations in Kedarnath for night stay.
Check this links :

3 months 10 days ago

We are planning to start kedarnath trek on early morning by 5-6AM. In this case, is it possible to visit lord Kedarnath and come back on same day by evening..

3 months 9 days ago

Hi, It will be possible if you are avid trekker. But as the location is awesome, we suggest you to spend some time in Kedarnath.

DrSwapan Sinha
3 months 21 days ago

Second visit to kedarnatji was in Oct 23-25,2010 &was surprised to find road widened,with concrete and electricity reached Kedarnath.Accommodation at Gmvn was excellent compared to old gmvn Himlok away from the temple.Both occassins it was fullmoon nights & full range of snow capped mountains mesmerised.Propose to visit Kedarnathji on new route from 14-17 Oct,2016.Visit to kedarnath & Chorwarital is full of adventure & thrills at every turn

3 months 21 days ago

I had the opportunity to visit Sri Kedarnthji temple on 20-21Oct1985 stayed at Hotel Himlok and trek to Chorwarital when mountaineers to Basukital gone missing

3 months 28 days ago

We are a team of ten persons consisting of men,women and child also planned to go to Kedarnath by trekking.Is it possible to reach Kedar in one day from Gaurikund/Phata/Linchauli?If not,where to stay in between and how is the accommodation?

3 months 26 days ago

Subas, its most probable to reach Kedarnth on Day 1. Or you an stay at inbetween camps. There are tents colony for pilgrims which have comfortable accommodations.

Ruppa Rambabau
4 months 10 days ago

We 8 members planing to visit kerdarnath. we may be reach Haridwar on 30-06- 2016 at 3.45 AM .Advise us how to reach to Gaurikund and Kedarnath by walk from Gaurikund, tell me the rate up&down by horse, night rest&food. tell me please sir

4 months 9 days ago

HI Ruppa, You can start journey by bus/ taxi from Haridwar at morning and reach Phata/Gaurikund by evening. Stay at night in hotels in Sonprayag/ Phata. Start trek at early morning to Kedarnath from Gaurikund. Horse ride can cost 4000-6000 both up & down. Kedarnath has adequate lodging and food facilities. Check out

4 months 14 days ago

How to book online accommodation in kedarnath.

4 months 14 days ago
Debasis Jana
4 months 18 days ago

Please suggest 5N – 6days tour own arrangement for kedarnath, chopta, tunganath, chandrashila. How to arrange program from haridwar?

4 months 17 days ago

Hi Debasis, hire a cab from Haridwar and reach above destinations. There are ample hotels to stay.

4 months 19 days ago

we r a group of 6 members planning to visit kedarnath in the second week of October. can u plz tell us about the new route and weather condition of that time. and is there any facilities to stay near the temple?

4 months 17 days ago

New route trek to Kedarnath has extended by 4 kmn and goes via Linchauli. There are ample tents in Kedarnath for night stay. Weather in October is favourable for visit and one can feel coldness at night.

We have also provided all information aboute route and Kedarnath tents colony at following pages.

4 months 24 days ago

What is the process of registration in kedarnath and how much it’s takes time. Can we done it online.

4 months 23 days ago
4 months 26 days ago

What is current rate of pony and horses? AND ALSO SUGGEST ME WHERE TO TAKE PONY AN HORSE.

4 months 26 days ago

Rate for Ponies & Horses starts from 4000/- per adult. One can hire them from Gaurikund.

Debasis Jana
5 months 18 hours ago

What is in an avarage rate in October’16 of pony/Horse .

5 months 16 hours ago

It is 1800 & 1200 INR for up & down between Gaurikund & Kedarnath respectively.

S bhattacharjee
5 months 4 days ago

Is palki available for Kedarnath? N what is the charge for this? N from where is it available? We are planning to go day after tomorrow. Please give some information.

5 months 3 days ago

H, Palki are available at starting trek point Gaurikund for Rs 7000/-.

Debasis Jana
5 months 7 days ago

What is in an avarage rate in October of pony/Horse this year ?

Debasis Jana
5 months 7 days ago

Where I contact for accommodation in Kedarnath?

Debasis Jana
5 months 8 days ago

I want to stay one night at Kedarnath tent colony prepared by NIM. Booking procedure required with rate

5 months 7 days ago

The tents and other accommodation in Kedarnath cannot be book in advance. There are enough accommodation for pilgrims.

Debasis Jana
5 months 8 days ago

I want to visit Kedarnath this October by trekking. Which route is preferable. Is Dandi/Dooli /Horse available in this route as senior citizen will be with me

5 months 7 days ago

Hi Debasis, there are ponies, Dandi/ Doli are easily available for Kedarnath trek. Go for it.

Sairam devulapalli
5 months 9 days ago

Last year 2015 we have visited Kedar new route was good but compare old route thanks state government making arrangements

5 months 9 days ago

What is in an avarage rate of pony this year ?

5 months 14 days ago

What is transport facility from gourikund to kedarnath

5 months 13 days ago

Its a trek route of 16 kms. Ponies and Palkies are also available.

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
5 months 15 days ago

I am going to Kedarnath on 18th May, 2016. Please tell me the current pony rate for this yatra.

s das
5 months 15 days ago

places to stay in kedarnath. can somebody walk the entire stretch of kedarnath in one day

5 months 14 days ago

There are well built camps and cottages for pilgrims on Kedarnath route. If physically fit and active, then one can cover Kedarnath stretch in one day.

cheedirala sreenivasarao
5 months 23 days ago

How much time takes to walk kedar to gourikund —– and horse.

5 months 23 days ago

Hi Cheedirala, It takes a day and a half to reach Kedarnath. The night stay will be at Linchauli after day long 12 km trek from Gaurikund. On another day, one can trek 4kms from Linchauli to Kedarnath.

prosun kumar das
6 months 3 days ago

Please send me new treak route map &starting point of kedernath temple

6 months 15 days ago

Pl tell the latest trekking route to Kedarnath. Is the old route of Gaurikund-Rambara- Kedarnath open? If not, which is the route? Thanks in advance for sharing the info.

6 months 12 days ago

Hi Ravindra, Latest trek route is 15 kms from Gaurikund to Kedarnath with resting place at Rambara & Lincholi. Gaurikund has now only hot water spring and Kund is under construct. Hoping it would complete by First week of May. You can stay at Sonprayag and Phata. Kindly fill details at . We will try to make your stay lot more easier at affordable cost.

Parashuram singh
6 months 21 days ago

How to reach Badrinath by helicopter

6 months 19 days ago

Hi Mr Parashuram, there are number of helicopter operators for Badrinath providing flights from Dehradun & Delhi. Check out some tour operators at You can provide complete details to and e will get back to you soon with a customize package.

kajal kar
1 year 19 days ago

i want to visit kedarnath this october
end,by treking .which route is dandi,dooli avaible in this route as childern with me.

Bijalpita Roy
1 year 3 months ago

I want to visit Kedarnath this October by trekking. Which route is preferable. Is Dandi]Dooli available in this route as senior citizen will be with me.

1 year 3 months ago

Hi Bijalpita,

Trek route – Gaurikund to Rambara (7 km), then to Linchauli (5 km) , Linchauli to Kedarnath (3 km). Night stay in Kedarnath. Senior citizens can easily visit Kedarnath through Doli, Horses etc.

1 year 4 months ago

Dear sir,
I want to visit kerdarnath on July 2015 11th to 15 th. The possible good walking route may be sent. Is there staying accommodation and food this there on the way. please give your comments.

1 year 5 months ago


Can you plz help me with new route & mode of travelling from Gaurikund To Kedarnath Temple?
Plz do reply asap.

Ekam R
1 year 5 months ago


for senior citizens to visit kedarnath by pony or doli? ply reply…. from new route 2

Jayant Shidhaye
1 year 6 months ago

I am leaving for chard ham yantra by Southern travails on 12 th May 2015. Is it possible to visit Kedarnath for all these days ?

Is it safe for senior citizens to visit Kedarnath by pony or doli?

R N Mohanty
1 year 6 months ago

Please send me the new trekking route to Kedarnath. Whether people more than 60 years old can go by pony. What is the distance of trekking road.

Published Date: March 1, 2016
Last Updated On: September 28, 2016
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Kedarnath Facts

District: Rudraprayag
State: Uttarakhand
Area: 3 sq km.
Season: May to October.
Famous for/as: Pilgrimage, Jyotirlinga, Trek
Altitude: 3553 mts
Pincode: 246445
STD code: 01372
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