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)