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Kedarnath Location

Kedarnath at 11,755 ft

Kedarnath at 11,755 ft

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Location of Kedarnath

Kedarnath is the holy town and one of the Char Dham of Uttarakhand, located in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, India. Kedarnath is located at an altitude of 3584 mts, in the Kedarnath Valley.

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Coordinates of Kedarnath: 30.735491,79.067059

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Kedarnath is located at an altitude of 3586 mtrs and can be reached by Trek, Dandi, Kandi or Helicopter. The trek route of Kedarnath is about 18 kms long.

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How to Reach Kedarnath Dham

By Road

Kedarnath is well connected through road via major cities such as Chandigarh (387 km), Delhi (458 km), Nagpur (1421 km), Bangalore (2484 km) or Rishikesh (189 km). You can opt out train journey till Haridwar, Kotdwar or Dehradun or air route too if suitable till Dehradun.

From New Delhi

Buses go to Haridwar almost every half an hour. Road takes 6 hours. Also you can go by train, this will take 4-6 hours. From Haridwar you can go directly to Kedarnath but it is also possible to stay there at least one day – this beautiful city is placed on Ganga. If your group is more then 5-6 persons you may think about renting a jeep. If jeep is fast enough then you can reach Gaurikund in 9-10 hours. Please note that road from Rishikesh to Gaurikund will be closed from 8 pm to 4 am.

Kedarnath from Haridwar

From Haridwar every day morning buses start to Gaurikund. Advance bookings can be made at GMOA (Garhwal Mandal owners Association) office in front of the railway station. It takes almost one full day journey to reach Gaurikund if there are no Landslides. Bus journey is very beautiful because most of the 240 kms is ghat road journey with many mountains around and river Ganges following you through out the way.

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Kedarnath by Taxi or Private Car

If you choose to drive your own vehicle/car, make sure it has good ground clearance as there are rocks strewn all over the route. A powerful engine will make life much easier. There is parking space available at Gaurikund but due to Gate system, only shared taxis running between Gaurikund and Sonprayag get that space.

Gate System on the Way to Kedarnath

In Sonprayag, just 5 km below Gaurikund, there is fatak (gate) to make sure Buses and cars drop pilgrims at Sonprayag. Further from SonPrayag to Gaurikund shared taxis are available which runs in a sequence manner. It ensures minimum traffic snarls, but adds some time to journey. It would be advisable to park your vehicle at SonPrayag and hitch a ride to Gaurikund.

Transport in Gaurikund

Kedarnath is accessible only after a steep 18 km trek through a paved path (horses or palanquins are available for rent) from Gaurikund, which is connected by road from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and other important hill stations of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions in Uttaranchal. The charges are fixed for Horses, Dandies and Ponies if you book directly on booking counter. You can check latest Govt rates for Ponies &Palki and book from there only to get best rates.

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Route to Kedarnath from Rishikesh (223 Kms)

Rishikesh → Devaprayag (70 kms) → Srinagar (35 kms) → Rudraprayag (34 kms) → Tilwara (9kms) → Agastamuni (10 kms) → Kund (15 kms) → Guptkashi (5 kms) → Phata (11 kms) → Rampur (9 kms) → SonPrayag (3 kms) → Gaurikund (5 kms) → Jungle Chatti (6 kms) → Bheembali (4 Kms) → Linchauli (3 Kms) →  Kedarnath Base Camp (4 kms) → Kedarnath (1 Kms).

By Air

The nearest airport from Kedarnath is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 239 km from Kedarnath. In fact this airport is closer to Rishikesh (approx. 16 km) and takes roughly 20-30 minutes to reach Rishikesh. From there you need to book a taxi or take a bus to reach Joshimath. Kingfisher Airlines connects Dehradun airport with New Delhi through its Kingfisher Red service leaving New Delhi airport at 11:35 and 03:20 pm and reaching Dehradun at 12:30 pm and 04:20 pm respectively.

Kedarnath by Helicopter

Kedarnath can be reached very easily via Helicopter services, which operates from various places in Uttarakhand. Some of the prominent places from where you can get Helicopter to Kedarnath are: Dehradun, Guptkashi, Sirsi and Phata.

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By Train

The nearest railway stations to Kedarnath are at Rishikesh (215 kms), Haridwar (241 kms),

Dehradun (257 kms) and Kotdwar (246 kms). Rishikesh is not connected by fast trains and Kotdwar has very less number of trains. However, Haridwar railway station, 25 km from Rishikesh is better connected with New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Howrah.

Kedarnath Distance Guide

  • Delhi to Kedarnath: 458 km
  • Rishikesh to Kedarnath: 223 kms
  • Chandigarh to Kedarnath: 387 km
  • Nagpur to Kedarnath: 1421 km
  • Bangalore to Kedarnath: 2484 km

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Hello, Me & my friends are plannning to visit Kedarnath temple for so long, But as you know due to covid19 char dham yatra are still closed. So please tell me if there is any hope that char dham yatra will start agian in september 2021. Is there is any single hope.

Rupali Maheshwari

Hello, myself from Delhi, we are 5 planning to go kedarnath from June 2021. Kindly suggest with us my mom above 65 age will also go, ish it safe for her


Pony services as well other services like palki and helicopter would be easily available. Just hope char dham will start again in september 2021. BTW me and my friends are also looking to visit kedarnath this september, Hope for the best. JAI MAHADEV…!!!


we are planing to go kedarnath in may end, pls suggest .

Tania Datta Ghosh

I’m willing to trek to Kedarnath on 2nd week of Nov. Me being 55 & having mild respiratory issues (i have trekked to valley of flowers in 2019 & har ki doon in 2017) shall it be possible to go? With giving 2stops at Bheembali & linnchauli on the way. If so, shall i get accommodation, because snow-fall might start.

Abhinav Rajhans

Jai BaBa bhole🙏🏻
1.Bhaii mai April ya may me jana chahta hu kya ye sahi month rahega weather ke anusar..
2.kya Haridwar se kedarnath ke liye jeep milta hai kya..




Me planing to go kedarnath n badrinath in may 2020 plz suggest

Gayatri Sahoo

Hi dears.. Can any one suggest me the route to kedarnath from gourikund? I am planning to go on 2nd week of october, 2019.plse suggest as a guide what to do. I am going with a 4 year kid.

Akshayat Koirala
Reply to  Gayatri Sahoo

hello, i am also interested going kedarnath and i know the route deails so if you want to join me feel free to message me.

Bharat Taxi

Good Post! Thank you so much for sharing this pretty post, it was so good to read and useful to improve my knowledge.


hi guys, i am just planing to visit kedarnath and badrinath both. Can any one suggest me that where we needs to go first kedarnath or badrinath.. We are starting our journey from Kothdwar ( U.K.)


hello everyone,
Guys i want to travel to Kedarnath. Can anyone direct me the cheapest route.
From Mumbai-Kedarnath.


How cAn I reach to sonprayag from mumbai. Bus service. I learned from internet that u can reach up to rishikesh from train. How can I get to sonprayag from rishikesh. Is there any bus services to sonprayag from rishikesh?


Hi, can anyone tell me if I can go to kedarnath town in the month of April?

Vinay R

How do i travel from Badrinath to Kedarnath, What is the distance between the two.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Vinay R

Hi Vinay, Its around 200 kms between Gaurikund and Badrinath via Chopta, so hardly 5-6 hours travel time. You can book car/ taxi from Guptkashi OR you can hire a cab right from start of your yatra from Haridwar. For complete package details fill your details at


I am planning to trek kedarnath in mid december.I have heard that route are open for trekker this it true?plz reply

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Reply to  Navraj

Trekkers will be allowed after prior permission from administration.

Sushil kr. Teji

Sir I want to go Shri Hemkund Sahibji shri Badri Nathji and Shri Kedar Nathji.Pl advise me the place where I visit first from rishikesh.

Sacred Yatra

As Badrinath & Hemkund Sahib are almost on same route, You can visit them on one go. And then move to Kedarnath.


Sir i want to darsan kedanth baba august month is suitable for yatra please conform mea we decided 11 august

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  arvind

Yes you can visit Kedarnath in August.

Amit Tyagi

I want to go by Car and I have a Hatchback, is it okay to go by Car. Till which point I can take my car?

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Amit Tyagi

You can easily take vehicle to Sonprayag and should park vehicle at public and private parkings.

Shubhashish Behera

My family wants to visit Kedarnath in the last week of the September. So, can we go to Kedarnath from Phata by helicopter?? Will the service available at that time??

Sacred Yatra

Yes, Helicopter service will be available at that time too.

Reply to  Sacred Yatra

We are interested to go in October first week.Is helicopter services available at that time. How far is the temple from helipad. How difficult is walking.

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  harish

Yes, helicopter service will be available at that time too as per info available now. Helipad is 200 mtrs from the Kedarnath temple.


Hi All
This will guide you about the most convenient way to reach to the top of Kedarnath from Rishikesh/Haridwar.
This is based on my experience which I had during my visit to Kedarnath in May 2017.

1. Take a taxi from Haridwar @3000 for Sedan cars @ 2600 Small Car and @4000 for Innova per day.
2. It takes 10 to 11 Hrs to reach Sonprayag, then it takes Gov. sponsored Jeeps @Rs 20/person to reach Gaurikund. This may take 2 hrs in queue also, specially the que is very big in the morning.
3. Stay there at Gaurikund for 6 to 8 Hrs, get up early in the morning at 2 AM to get the prepaid coupons for the horse. This costs @1800/ horse one way.
(Note:- the prepaid coupons gets finished in an hr, so at 4 AM or 5 AM you will not get the coupons. And if you try to get a horse in the midway it will cost you about 4000 to 15000 depending on your need).
4.Start the ride at 4 AM you will reach there(Kedarnath) by 10 AM, get into the line as it will take some 2-3 hrs to reach inside the temple.

(“Most important Note:- the temple remains open till 9 PM, but it’s useless to visit after 4 PM as the main Statue of the lord shiva which is there is like a “ small hill ” is covered by artificial statue, and you will not be allowed to go inside the “Garvgrih” after 4 PM. So in that case if you feel that you cant do the darshan before 4PM, better to stay there at night and do the dershan next morning, otherwise its totally useless to travel so hard and to get deprived of the ctual darshan).

If you want to go on foot, it’s really very difficult to climb the 16 KM, and this 16 KM is equivalent of 2 times of Vaisno devi as its very-very steep. But it’s possible as my son aged 7 yrs could do this.

The first place to stay overnight is at Bheem Bali which is at 6 Km from Gauri kund with availability of 30 to 40 beds only.
The 2nd place is at Nimchonoa which is at 11 Km from Gauri Kund with availability of 100 to 200 beds only.

So for the pedestrians its always advisable to start at 4 AM from Gaurikund and reach Kedarnath by 4 PM, so that you can get a accommodation there at kedarnath,Otherwise the night is just horrible.

Reply to  Sandhya


Reply to  Sandhya

Very useful information. Thanks sandhya.

Reply to  Sandhya

We are planning to go In first week of October.Is it advisable? If we go by Helicopter,how much we have to walk.?

Reply to  Sandhya

thank u for your valuable suggestions. i want to know about accommodation places at kedarnath.

Reply to  Sandhya

Thank you, very useful information

Reply to  Sandhya

Didi hii can i know some more details from u…

Reply to  Sandhya

I mean I want the full details about badrinath that’s y I am asking…can u please send your email id to me or face book id.? It’s an humble request..! I am from Hyderabad (Telangana)

Reply to  Sandhya

thank you so much Sandhya. was looking for just this kind of briefing.

satish patel

I am alone. Can I get a lodging on a proper rental for 10 days in kedarnath.

Shivam soni

plz get mmy helicopter ticket booked for 6 adults roundtrip on 15 mat 2017 for kedarnath ji darshan

navneet cahuhan

Sir I want to go kedar nath from haridwar n waht is total cost n my no is 9897848841

vinay kumar

can anyone tell me bus fare rishikesh to gourikund and rishikesh to yamunotri



Sacred Yatra
Reply to  bittoo

Hi Bittoo, Yes you can ride Bike to Gaurikund and Badrinath.

Gagan malhotra
Reply to  bittoo

Yes sir, it is. By the way, I am also going on a 10 day tour from Amritsar to badrinath and kedarnath. It will be a fun ride like heaven.

Sallash Verma

I want to Kedarnath only from Haridwar
Can u tell what is the timing of buses from Haridwar to Gaurikund
& also Timing from returning Gaurikund to Haridwar
Is there any requirement of registration for Kedarnath

Sahil aoni
Reply to  Sallash Verma

You can catch 4-5 am buses from Haridwar or Rishikesh. You can get direct bus for the kedarnath or you can change and take sharing taxi

kamal kant sharma

i want to start my tour from haridwar, rishekesh kedarnath and badrinath, please advice.

Sacred Yatra

Hi Mr Sharma, Kindly ask your questions about Badri-Kedar tour specifically. Chardham tour starts from either Haridwar or Rishikesh.

Sahil soni

Hello friends
I wish to go kedarnath from delhi.
I can reach haridwar or kedarnath by bus but i dont know how can i reach at kedarnath by sharing taxi because i am travelling alone and i am looking for sharing taxi service from here but i dont know what i do
Pls guide me my no. Is 9953629953
You can suggest me how i can reach to kedarnath by sharing taxies
I am also available on whats app

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Sahil soni

Hi Sahil, You can either take direct Uttarakhand Roadways bus from Delhi to Gaurikund or there are many bus service from Haridwar to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund to have to trek to Kedarnath…
Check these links :

Reply to  Sahil soni

my plan is sep11,11.30 at haridwar so pl giveme plan how to reach gaurkhand by bus or zeep myretun joury on 13th night i am only one person, visiting only kedarnath

Sallash Verma
Reply to  k.sambasivarao

Hello i want to also only visit Kedarnath by bus or taxi
M single also
Want sharing taxi
My no is 9256648647

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Sallash Verma

Mr Verma, You can take bus from Haridwar to Guptkashi, which has frequent service.


HI All,

The place where the Kedarnath Temple is located is very good and very peaceful, and while reaching to Kedarnath Temple, is bit dificult,
from rudhrakunt there is no road route to Kedarnath Temple, so it is very very difficult to
ride on horse for thwe 20 kelometers, by walk or by horse ride, and there people are comming very crowded and most of the people are going by the horse ride and by walk also, so please arrange an Hellicofter or horse ride

Anjan bhattacharya

in the ist week of sept,2016, I intend to go to Kedarnath by helicpter from Phata. give me the fare rate perhead and also let me know how to book a seat in the helicopter.

Sacred Yatra

Hi, Please fill details at . We will get back to you soon with best rates and booking details.

Suresh ARORA

Best month for visit Sh kedar Nath Ji

Sacred Yatra
Reply to  Suresh ARORA

Best time to visit Kedarnath Temple is Apr-May .

Sandip pakhira

sir I Want to know about that how far jeep is going ?upto shonprayag or Gaurikundo? How much is share jeep fare from HARIDWAR TO SONPRAYAG/GAURIKUNDO? PLS INFORM ME .MY PH NUMBER IS 9748462551

Suresh panchal

Required quote for 4 person for shrinagar kedarnath ya training via helicopter

Will planning in the month of September after 20 th of this year
From mumbai to dehradun via flight so from dehradun to kedarnath is my requirement for 3 days



vinod maheshwari

We are interested for darshan 0f Shri Kedarnath Dham by helicopter from Dehradun.Please send me the detail or contact on my number-09818351650….

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