About Kedarnath Yatra

  • Kedarnath is located at a distance of 223 km from Rishikesh and it takes 16 km trek from Gourikund in Uttarakhand,  close to the source of Mandakini river at a height of 3,583 m (11,755 ft) above sea level. The surrounding scenery of Himalayas and green pastures makes it a very attractive place for pilgrimage and trekking. Behind the town and Kedarnath temple, stands the majestic Kedarnath peak6,940 m (22,769 ft), Kedar Dome 6,831 m (22,411 ft) and other peaks of the range
  • You will Board from our Base at Sitapur on the Triyugi Narayan Road and land at Kedarnath Helipad. Shri Kedarnath ji temple is at a distance of 500 meters from here, it takes a short and easy 15-20 minute walk to reach the temple. Palki’s and Pitthus are also available.
  • Since Kedarnathji is at an altitude of 11500 feet, you are requested to read the High Altitude Advisory and High Altitude Do’s and Don’ts section.
  • Accomodation:

    • The main hotels are in the village is Sitapur. However there are plenty of hotels in Guptkashi, Phata, Sersi, Rampur, Sitapur and Sonprayag to suit all kinds of budgets.
    • GMVN provides tents and huts at Kedarnath, beds cost between 300-500 per bed.
    • There are no full fledged hotels however rooms in private guesthouses are available.
    • Food and drinks are available at the GMVN canteen and other private dhabas and guesthouses.
    • Yatra Dates – Shri Kedarnath Ji temple opens from Akshaya Triteeya in May and closes after Deepawali in November every year, However we only operate shuttle services for two separate seasons for Kedarnath Yatra May – June & September – October. We stop our services during the months of July - August due to the Monsoon season..
  • Fare

    • Two way Journey Rs.6350
    • One way Journey Rs.3175
    • Priority Darshan Slip - 2 hours time shall be given for darshan to Same Day Return passengers. So that you can complete your darshan in the given time passengers are advised to seek priority darshan slip issued by Shri Kedarnath Ji Temple Committee Priority Darshan slips cost around Rs. 2500 per yatri and are available at the helipad issued by the Shri Kedarnath Ji Temple Committee
  • How to Book tickets:

    • Book Tickets Online.
    • Book from Current Ticketing Counter at Sitapur and Kedarnath
  • Documents Required at the time of Journey

    • Copy of your confirm Ticket
    • Valid Aadhaar Card / Photo ID card
    • Biomatrix Registration