Gaurikund to Kedarnath: A Complete Guide Step-by-Step

A trek of a lifetime – where you can imagine yourself going from Gaurikund to Kedarnath without a trekking guide. The complete Kedarnath trek is 16 kilometers long and starts from Gaurikund and ends at Kedarnath. This trek changed after the 2013 flood disaster and since then the 14 kilometers trek has changed and become 16 km trek.

What is the Gaurikund to Kedarnath Trek?

Experience trekking in the Himalayan. Along the journey, you will be aided by the government with medical facilities along the way to rejuvenate and rejuvenate your body for the trail. Take a break at Bhimbali, Lincholi, or Kedarnath before continuing to your destination.

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Gauri Kund Ponies Parking
Gauri Kund Ponies Parking

How Long Does It Take To Reach

The Kedarnath Trek (Paidal Marg) is divided into many resting sheds. On the way, there are few facilities provided by the administration. Medical and First aid facilities are available at Bhimbali, Lincholi, and Kedarnath. If you are good feet then it will take 4 -5 hours otherwise the whole day is not enough for a physically unfit person.

How Much Does It Cost For A Pony

The cost of a pony and palanquin varies, depending upon the rush and traffic of pilgrims, it is all about supply and demand. The cost is around 5000 to 7000 for a pony from Gauri Kund to Kedarnath Temple.

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Gaurikund to Kedarnath
Gaurikund to Kedarnath

Gaurikund To Kedarnath

If you’re looking for adventure, the Kedarnath trek is the best route. The route starts from Gaurikund and ends at Kedarnath. Stops are available for rest and other activities. Along the way, tourists can enjoy the scenic beauty of Garhwal and Uttarakhand.

Kedarnath Trek Route

  • Reaching  Gaurikund from Sonprayag  by taking a shared taxi or personally hired transport
  • Gaurikund to Jungle Chatti distance is 4 km via the Rambara Bridge
  • Jungle Chatti to Bheembali distance is 3 km
  • Bheembali to Linchauli trek  is 4 km
  • Linchauli to Kedarnath base is 4 km
  • Kedarnath Base to Kedarnath Temple 1 km

When You Start Trek?

Trekking to Kedarnath is an amazing experience and worth the strenuous trek. Be sure to keep a check on the trek time because you can only make your way to Kedarnath from Gaurikund between 4 AM-1.30 PM.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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