Char Dham Yatra 2018

New Route to Kedarnath

Kedarnath Route Map

Kedarnath Route Map

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.

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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 – 6 kms – Rambara Bridge – 4 kms – Jungle Chatti – 3 kms  – Bheembali – 4 kms – Linchauli – 4 kms – Kedarnath Base Camp – 1 kms – Kedarnath Tremple

Kedarnath Trek Route Map

Kedarnath Trek Route Video

Here you can watch how the new trek follows through Rambara Bridge, Chota Lincholi and other camsp on the route to 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)

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6 days 15 hours ago

Hari Om. Our yatri group will be going for Kedarnath darshan in mid-June (overnight stay arrangements are confirmed).
1. Does the new trek route cut through glaciers; or even snow-covered areas in mid-June?
2. Will sweater + windcheater jacket suffice or should we plan for heavier woolens/gloves?
3. Forum comments indicate that the new trek route is very difficult. Is it more steep or just longer than the old route?
4. If any yatri feels too exhausted along the way, are any pony services available for hire mid-way?
Thank you for your guidance.

Ravindra Dr. Jategaonkar
1 month 19 days ago

Your website says “New trek route to Kedarnath recommended by NIM is 16 km, but the distances shown in the photo add up to 22km. Is the new trek 16 or 22Km from Gaurikund?

sujit kumar das
1 month 27 days ago

hi, please guide me how to get permission to trek from gangotri to goumukh. get me mail id,contact no. and address. we are planning for may 3 rd it from uttarkashi or gangotri

1 month 26 days ago

Hi Sujit,

Please visit to get permission online for Gaumukh Trek.

Shalini Agrawal
1 month 29 days ago

I am 60 years old and have trekked to Tigers nest in Bhutan recently.That is considered a moderately tough trek. Will I be able to make in 7-8 hours?What precautions to take?
As compared to Amarnath yatra how tough is this?

Shrikant Yadav Badole
2 months 3 days ago

How much time will take to reach kedarnath for pedestrian if we start early in the morning. We wanted to come back on the same day till late evening.

2 months 3 days ago

Hi Shrikant, If you are Physically fit, then one can complete trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath in 5-6 hours. Else it could take 7-8 hours. On coming back, it would take 3-4 hours only. So one can do come back on same day from Kedarnath.

Suraj singh
2 months 19 days ago

Best route for kedarnath trek Pls suggest

2 months 29 days ago

hi, can you please advice how much time it takes from gaurikund to kedarnath by pony ride, and we cover the same in a single day

2 months 27 days ago

Pony ride will take atleast 5-6 hrs to reach Kedarnath

3 months 8 days ago

Hi, I’m planing to goto Kedarnath in April last week. If I’m not wrong, you’ve given only two options above for trekking. I want you to suggest me the best and beautiful trek. I wouldn’t mind seeing snowfall (if it does happen in April) and lots of nature along the way. If possible, I’d like to go with the group or so. Do you know any trekking group or website?

3 months 7 days ago

Hi Dipendra, Kedarnath trek is awesome and full of nature vistas on the route with panoramic views of Mountains, forests and hills. For arranging a beautiful trek for you kindly provide us more details at .

For more treks you can visit :

soumya debnath
3 months 15 days ago

I hv some queries: 1: what is the total number of accommodation to stay at night 2: do I need to book? or it is generally available after reaching there ?

shiv kumar
3 months 15 days ago

Reg Travel guide From Delhi to Kedarnath,
which month is the good for travel.
lowest budget pls.

Ranbeer sharma
3 months 18 days ago

Can pregnant lady , 6 month pregnant, go to kedarnath , trekking . Is it safe . Do there enough medical facilities available .

3 months 17 days ago

Hi Ranbeer, Kedarnath trek is tough 18 km distance. Kindly consult your doctor for best advice. There are only basic medical facilities will be available.

Gurmeet singh
5 months 5 days ago

1. Can We Go N Come in 1day by horse only from gaurikund-kedarnath-gaurikund or it take 1night 2days
2 we will go fast n come fast we have no extra time as we will go for sri hemkunt sahib

5 months 2 days ago

Yes, you can do that.

6 months 18 days ago
I am not from India and want to visit Kedarnath. Can you please give me advice on 1) where will the closest hotel be for me to stay to Kedarnath. 2) If i have to take helicoptor what time do i have to take it and from where and also how much will it cost? 3) where will the helicoptor drop me and how much more distance will i need to go to Kedarnath? 4) Can I go and come back on the same day with the helicoptor or do i have to go by helicoptor and then stay at… Read more »
6 months 17 days ago
Hi Seema, Welcome to India & Kedarnath !! Kedarnath temple, may be you already know, remains open from May to October month only. So plan accordingly. Kedarnath has accommodation facilities of around 1000-1500 pilgrims. Else you could stay at Sonprayag. Helicopter services will be available from Phata or Guptkashi and will take 10 mins to reach Kedarnath. You have to walk less than 500 mtrs to reach temple. It will cost INR 7000/- for return flight on same day or you can also stay at night and return another day. Buy simple offering and will be available at shops at… Read more »
6 months 17 days ago

I much appreciate the response. Thank you for the help. Take care

J M Parmar
6 months 23 days ago

I trekked in October 2017. The new trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath is tougher than previous one which was destroyed in the year 2013. Govt. should try to make it less steeply so that pedestrians may trek comfortably.
Pedestrians are compelled to walk on the valley side and horses/pony carrying pilgrims/building materials walk on the hill side. This is very risky and against the norms laid down by the Govt. Pedestrians safety should be at the top priority.

satish nurukurthi
7 months 5 days ago

hello people,

i’m planning to trek kedarnath on octobber 20. can you please help me with some of my doubts

1) Can we trek uphill and come down on same day?
2) can we get accommodation at kedarnath?
3) how can we travel to badrinath from kedarnath?
4) any other places of interest in kedarnath?

7 months 3 days ago
Dear Satish, Sorry for the late response. 1) Can we trek uphill and come down on same day? (No, it is not possible to trek uphill and come same day down from Kedarnath. But it is possible if you take Helicopter service either while going up or coming down from Kedarnath dham) 2) can we get accommodation at kedarnath? (yes, you will find plenty of tents and govt accommodation in Kedarnath) 3) how can we travel to badrinath from kedarnath? (Trek down to Sonprayag and take bus/jeep to Joshimath/Badrinath) 4) any other places of interest in kedarnath? (there are but… Read more »
Narendra Rawal
8 months 13 days ago

Hi I have to come this 16 I have to just enquiry about weather & how do reach Kedarnath thru helicopter

8 months 12 days ago

Hi Narendra, Weather is fine and you can take helicopter services from Phata.

9 months 20 days ago
Hi, Planning to come to Guptaksha on 10th Aug,need information about (1) How is the whether (2) Going to stay in hotel at sonprayag check post so is it ok to start treak at 5 o clock (3) Are the taxi are available at that time (4) are we stand in line for any thing in Sonprayar or Gaurikund (i.e any medical proofs we have to submit, i m coming alone and my age is 40 years) (5) Where we have to collect the Chardham cards (6)is it possible to treck and comeback to Gaurikund on same day (i.e start… Read more »
10 months 4 days ago

Hi Rajesh, How much time it will take from rudraprayag to Gaurikund, if we start rudraprayag at 5AM then at what time we are able to reach by car.

is it possible to complete treak between gaurikund to kedarnath at one day itself.

10 months 4 days ago

Hi, It will take 3-4 hrs to reach Gaurikund from Rudraprayag. You can travel till Sonprayag by your own car, as after that sharable taxi are provided for pilgrims. Yes, you can complete whole trek in a day.

11 months 10 days ago

SIR i want to know about Alternative Trek Route Trijuginarayan – Kedarnath (Total Distance 15 kms)

Indranil kundu
11 months 16 days ago
hi I want to travel solo for chardham yatra on October 7 from rishikesh. as it’s my first visit to chardham yatra, I getting little bit confused whether there is any budget package for me or not? if I want to travel by regular bus service from rishikesh towards jankichatti and from jankichatti to yamunotri then again from yamunotri to uttar kashi …………is it possible by regular bus or by shared jeep, local taxi service? whats about the average rent for room per night? is there dormitory around the yatra route? I am planning for October, 2017 so will I… Read more »
11 months 26 days ago

Hi sacred yatra bunch of people (10) travelling from SonPrayag to kedaranath on 30-may-2017 we need some tips,if possible tell me charges of helicopters on that to kedaranth. age is 60 above

shivadhanush BR
1 year 1 day ago

Hi Sacred Yatra, will the trek be completed in a day or we need to Up trek 1 day and down trek 1 day. what is the total time need to trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath and back to Gaurikund. Please advise. We need to plan our journey accordingly as we are coming from Bangalore, Karnataka. Please.

1 year 7 days ago

Weather it was advisable to stay in kedarinath… weather we get dol people will be there for return

1 year 7 days ago

What will be the rate for the month June and July for dol carrying by mens to kedarinath

Adityavardhan Tiwari
1 year 10 days ago

Is there any accomodation facility in kedarnath like near it some rest house or some place where we can rest for the night

1 year 12 days ago

how much bus fare from Rishikesh to gourikund and rudraproyag to badrinath?

1 year 13 days ago

hello…. i want to start trek from gourikund to kedarnath and i will stay one night at kedarnath next day come back at gourikund during this time where putting my luggage? and one more thing have any gmvn accommodation at gourikund?

1 year 17 days ago

How much time pony Will take from gorikund to kedarnath

1 year 25 days ago

hi people, I just wanted to ask if there is any timing to start trek to kedarnath as we are planning to start trek after noon so is there any restriction to continue trek at night… Please Reply ASAP

1 year 25 days ago

Hi….Since there is no room left in GMVN uttarkashi so will it be right to stay in gaurikund because i want to visit kedarnath and tungnath,chandrashila as well. how frequently UTC buses depart from rishikesh to gaurikund or what are their timings,how much time they take to reach gaurikund from rishikesh,because check in time is 12 noon at GMVN gaurikund so i want to be there around 12.please also mention minimum days to cover both kedarnath and tungnath chandrashila and time duration of trekking.

Prakhar Mishra
1 year 28 days ago

What are the timimgs of buses of state transport from haridwar to gaurikund? since am a student and travelling solo in May last.My budget is limited, so please suggest how to plan my journey from haridwar to kedarnath.from kedarnath . I also want to visit tungnath and chandra shila…

1 year 29 days ago

Want to visit kedarnath in 1st week of May..advise if possible to trek then

Shefali Atrey
1 year 1 month ago

Hello… I and a friend of mine are wanting to cover Kedarnath-vasuki tal – chorabari lake between May 7 – May 11..Please suggest where can we do the bookings for stay at kedarnath , contact details of any guide for vasuki tal. Thank you

Kanika Tyagi
1 year 1 month ago

Hi! I will be travelling solo from New Delhi to Kedarnath starting from 10th June to 17 th June, covering Haridwar, Rishikesh, Sitapur, Rudraprayag, Sonprayag and then reach Gaurikund and start Trekking. Would please some ideas regarding my solo trip as this would be first long journey (solo).

1 year 1 month ago

Hi Kanika, June is the best month to visit Kedarnath, but before starting your trek make sure that you have booked accommodation at Sonprayag and Gaurikund as June is the peak session to visit Kedarnath. The trek route is swift and is well connected to the temple, you will find water source and food stalls at every 3 to 4 km distance.

Syam Prasad
1 year 1 month ago

Hi Team Sacred Yatra!

We will be starting to Gaurikund from New Delhi by Car on May 24th. We might reach Gaurikund by evening. Planning to book Del/Sup Del Rooms in GMVN Rest House in Gaurikund. Kindly suggest whether the Rest House is good to stay or not. We are group of 6 Members. We want to start Trekking on May 25th Early morning. Is GMVN Rest House nearer to the Trekking Spot?

1 year 1 month ago

Hi Syam Prasad, As you are travelling during peak time we advise you to book GMVN rooms as early as possible. The rooms are fine at GMVN TRH and you can easily start trek from here.

rabin das
1 year 1 month ago

any package tour covering kedarnath, badrinath, pouli

1 year 1 month ago

Hi Rabin, Our representative will contact you soon and provide best package.

Mandeep Mann
1 year 3 months ago

Helicopter may month me kab se shuru hota hai.

1 year 3 months ago

Helicopter service starts as soon Kapats open.

1 year 4 months ago

can i find any hotel in gaurikund below rs 500 with attached bath ? it should also be double bed room . please help me.

1 year 4 months ago

Hi Arjun, After the 2013 flash floods, there are only couple of guest house left which has pricing start from INR 400/- per pax.

1 year 7 months 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 year 8 months ago

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

1 year 8 months ago

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

1 year 8 months ago

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

1 year 8 months 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 year 8 months ago

When will helicopter service to Kedarnath is starting again ?

1 year 8 months ago

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

1 year 8 months ago

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

1 year 8 months ago

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

SC Minocha
1 year 8 months ago

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

1 year 8 months ago

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

SC Minocha
1 year 3 months ago

I have registered myself for Kedarnath yatra for 12 May 2017. Kindly guide me on the following points :-

Is there any bus service from Gurgaon/Delhi/haridwar/Rishikesh to Sonpryag etc in May 2017

How many days in advance ( maximum ), I can book the seat online

How many days in advance ( maximum ), I can book the accommodation GMVN online for Kedarnath

Can I get accommodation for 3 nights at Kedarnath as I have to visit Vasuki Tal also.

1 year 3 months ago

Hi, There is a bus service from Delhi (Kashmere Gate) to Sonprayag at 09:00 pm which can be book in 30 days advance. Kindly check here for more details . Regular bus service is available to Sonprayag from Haridwar/ Rishikesh. As of now, no online booking facility available for buses from Haridwar/ Rishikesh.

You can also book GMVN hotels in advance from their official websites. You can stay as many nights as you wish at Kedarnath Dham.

S C Minocha
1 year 1 month ago

I have booked bus ticket from delhi to sonpryag. For return journey, the utconline says, there is no service. Kindly advise. However, I have booked rail ticket from rishikesh(raiwala) to delhi. Now only booking from sonpryag to rishikesh is required for 16 May 2017.

1 year 1 month ago

Hi, Return ticket online booking is not available right now. But you can easily board Uttarakhand Roadways bus or several other service by GMOU and private operators will be avaiable at Sonprayag or even from Gaurikund.

SC Minocha
1 year 19 days ago

I will reach Sonpryag on 11 May 2017 at 10 AM. I have booked darshan for 12 May and I will stay at Gaurikund on 11 May and at Kedarnath on 12 May to 14 May at gmvn nandi complex.

Kindly advise :-

If I can get medical fitness at Gaurikund or I should get it from Sonpryag before proceeding to Gaurikund ?

On 14 May, I wish to travel to Vasuki tal. From where I can get the permission ?

S C Minocha
11 months 26 days ago


I am back from yatra. It was a wonderful experience. Vasukital was not open.I stayed for 3 nights, One night on the way and two nights at base camp, While coming back on 15 May 2017, I found that pony handlers were over charging. I brought it to the notice of pre paid booth attendant but he was helpless. I have sent mail to infoutdb. There is no response as yet. Rest was very nice.

SC Minocha
1 year 18 days ago

Thanks once again.

SC Minocha
1 year 1 month ago


SC Minocha
1 year 1 month ago

I have Airtel prepaid sim. For going to Kedarnath and Vasukital, do I, require bsnl post paid or bsnl prepaid will also work ?

1 year 1 month ago

Hi Mr Minocha, Only BSNL signal is avalable at Kedarnath. You will also find some PCO facility at Kedarnath.

S C Minocha
1 year 1 month ago

That is true, but my query is that, should I procure a post paid bsnl sim or I can buy prepaid bsnl sim as well. Last year I visited Amarnath where only post paid bsnl was working.

1 year 1 month ago

Both prepaid and postpaid will work at Kedarnath.

SC Minocha
1 year 1 month ago

Thanks again.

SC Minocha
1 year 3 months ago


SC Minocha
1 year 8 months ago

Do you have a similar package for me ?

1 year 8 months ago

Kindly fill details at

SC Minocha
1 year 8 months 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 year 8 months ago

Kindly fill details at

SC Minocha
1 year 8 months 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 year 8 months ago

Vasuki tal is situated at an altitude of XXXX 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
1 year 9 months ago

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

1 year 8 months 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
1 year 9 months 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

1 year 9 months ago

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

Sandipan Bhattacharya
1 year 9 months 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…