Best SeasonSummer and Autumn
Altitude11,758 ft. (highest)
The Panch Kedar includes all the five shrines associated with the Hindu legends. All of them are situated in the Kedar Valley. At Kedarnath, situated at the head of the Mandakini River, the Linga is a natural rock that resembles the hump of a bull. Madhmaheshwar, situated at the base of Chaukhamba Peak is at an altitude of 3500 m. Here the Linga is worshipped in the form of a navel. Tungnath, where tha arm of Shiva appeared is the highest temple in Garhwal is situated at an altitude of 3810 m. 500 m above the temple at Tungnath is Chandrashila.
The panoramic view of the Himalayas is breathtaking. Rudranath is where the face of Shiva is said to have appeared. Here there is a natural rock temple in which the Shiva Mukha is worshipped. To reach Rudranath, one has to trek through alpine meadows and dense forests. Kalpeshwar is situated in the beautiful valley of Urgam. There is a cave temple here and Shiva is worshipped in his matted hair form.
Haridwar to Ukhimath drive 190km
Ukhimath to Ransi drive 55km then trek 7 km for Gaundhar night halt
Gaundhar to Madhyamaheswar 12 km trek ( height 3490 mt )
Madhyamahesw to Chopta drive 90km ( height 2700 mt ) night halt
Chopta to Tungnath (3680 mt ) 4 km trek then chandrashila peak height 4090 mt
Tungnath to Sgar village drive 40km / Panarbugyal ( height 2286 mt ) 10 km trek
Panarbugyal to Noulapass / Rudranath 8 km trek ( height 2290 mt)
Rudranath to Anusuiya Devi Temple / Mandal 21 km trek
Mandal to Urgam by drive 95km
Uragum to Kalpeshwar trek 2km ( height 1950 mt)
Kalpeshwar to Haridwar