Kedarnath Yatra 2023


About Kedarnath

Kedarnath one of the most sacred pilgrimage of Lord Shiva twelve Jyotirlingas, is situated in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is one of the Chardhams and is situated at an altitude of 3586 mts, in the lap of the majestic mountain peaks and near the head of river Mandakini. It is set amidst the stunning mountains cape of the Himalayas and at the head of the Mandakini River. Kedar is another name of lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. The temple is a 16 km trek from Gaurikund. The ideal time for the pilgrimage to Kedarnath is from May to October. During the winters, the idols from Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months. The exquisite architecture Kedarnath temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old. The temple is built from evenly cut huge grey stones evoking wonders about the ancient craftsmanship.

Gaurikund is the point where the road to Kedarnath ends and an easy trek of 17km begins. Gaurikund is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Buses and Taxis to Gaurikund are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Srinagar etc. Gaurikund lies on National Highway 109 which connects Rudraprayag with Kedarnath.

Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway head from Kedarnath. Located about 210 km from Gaurikund, Rishikesh Railway Station is well connected to almost all the major cities of India and has a regular trains on a daily basis. From Rishikesh, one can take a bus to Gaurikund.

Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest civil airhead. Located around 250 km from Kedarnath, Jolly Grant Airport is connected to the major cities of India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. There are plenty of flights operating to and fro from these cities and provide a lot of options in terms of flight timing and fares. Almost all the major airlines have flights to Jolly Grant Airport. Once you are in Dehradun, you can either take a bus or hire a cab to reach Kedarnath.

Yatri Facilities

  • Horse/Mule
  • Palanquin(Doli/Dandi)
  • Potter(Kandi)
  • Helicopter
  • Medical


From To Distance (KM) Rate
Sonprayag Base Camp Kedarnath 19 ₹ 3000
Sonprayag Lincholi 16 ₹ 2100
Sonprayag Bheembali 11 ₹ 1500
Sonprayag Gaurikund 5 ₹ 950
Gaurikund Base Camp Kedarnath 14 ₹ 2750
Gaurikund Lincholi 11 ₹ 2000
Gaurikund Bheembali 06 ₹ 1000
Gaurikund Sonprayag 05 ₹ 850
Bhimbali Base Camp Kedarnath 08 ₹ 1550
Bhimbali Gaurikund 06 ₹ 1000
Base Camp Kedarnath Sonprayag 19 ₹ 2100
Base Camp Kedarnath Gaurikund 14 ₹ 1900
Base Camp Kedarnath Bheembali 08 ₹ 1100
Base Camp Kedarnath Lincholi 03 ₹ 800
Lincholi Base Camp Kedarnath 03 ₹ 850
Lincholi Gaurikund 11 ₹ 1200
Lincholi Sonprayag 16 ₹ 1600


From To Day Distance(KM) Weight till 75 KG Weight till 90 KG Weight till 100 KG
Gaurikund Shri Kedarnath One Side 16 ₹ 7000 ₹ 8000 ₹ 9000
Shri Kedarnath Gaurikund One Side 16 ₹ 6400 ₹ 7400 ₹ 8300
Gaurikund Shri Kedarnath Same Day 32 ₹ 10400 ₹ 11400 ₹ 13100
GaurikundGaurikund Shri Kedarnat With Night Stay 32 ₹ 13000 ₹ 14000 ₹ 16000
Gaurikund Lincholi One Side 12 ₹6000 ₹7000 ₹7800
Lincholi Gaurikund One Side 12 ₹ 54000 ₹ 6400 ₹ 7100
Lincholi Shri Kedarnath One Side 04 ₹ 3500 ₹ 4500 ₹ 4900
Shri Kedarnath Lincholi One Side 04 ₹3300 ₹4300 ₹4500
Lincholi Shri Kedarnath Same Day 08 ₹4800 ₹5800 ₹6300


From To Day Distance (KM) Weight till 25 Kg Weight till 50 Kg
Gaurikund to Shri Kedarnath Back to Gaurikund Same Day 32 ₹ 4900 ₹ 8800
Gaurikund to Shri Kedarnath Back to Gaurikund With Night Stay 32 ₹ 7000 ₹ 10700
Gaurikund Lincholi Same Day 12 ₹ 2900 ₹ 4700
Gaurikund Bhimbali Same Day 06 ₹ 2100 3000
Gaurikund Shri Kedarnath Same Day 16 ₹ 3700 ₹ 5700
Shri Kedarnath Lincholi Same Day 04 ₹ 1800 ₹2200
Shri Kedarnath Bhimbali Same Day 10 ₹ 2300 ₹ 3400
Shri Kedarnath Gaurikund Same Day 16 ₹ 3100 ₹ 4700
Lincholi Shri Kedarnath Same Day 04 ₹ 2000 ₹ 2500
Shri Kedarnath Lincholi Same Day 04 ₹ 1800 ₹ 2200
Helipad (Shri Kedarnathdham) Shri Kedarnathdham One Side 1.50 ₹ 800 ₹ 1200
Shri Kedarnathdham Helipad (Shri Kedarnathdham) One Side 1.50 ₹ 800 ₹ 1200
Helipad to Shri Kedarnathdham Back to Helipad Same Day 03 ₹ 1100 ₹ 1700

Kedarnath Helicopter Services –

Guptkashi, Phata and Sirsi are famous for its Helipad, In Kedarnath Valley there are total 9 Active Helicopter Services providers, they offers Daily Kedarnath Helicopter Services From every day between 6:30 am to 06:00 Pm depending on weather condition. All Kedarnath Services Provider Helipads are located en route to your Kedarnath Yatra, it’s perfectly linked by motorable roads. Passengers are requested to visit Government of Uttarakhand Enterprise Garahwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) portal for booking of helicopter tickets for Shri Kedarnath ji Yatra 2022. For any further queries Contact with GMVN :-.

Contact: 0135-2746817, 0135-2431793,
9568006639, 9368890751
Calling Time: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Government hospitals and private clinics are available at below mentioned places enroute Kedarnath. As Shri Kedarnath ji is situated at an elevation of 3,553 meters, so it is medically advised that pilgrims should rest at a low height place for a day and then start their ascent next day to Shri Kedarnathdham. On trek route from GaurikundToKedarnath, Government has setup medical relief points at various yatra points. Medicines and portable oxygen cylinders are also available at these MRP’s. Details are as below:
District Hospital Rudraprayag is the main health facility of the yatra route in district Rudraprayag. 09 specialist doctors, 08 medical officer, 09 pharmacist and 17 nurses are presently working in this hospital. The hospital is equipped with Ultra sound Machine, X-ray machine, Dental equipments, Resuscitation kit, OT Cylinder, Nebulizer, Glucometer, Oxy Concentrator and various life saving Drugs. The hospital have the capacity of 72 beds. Blood bank facility is also available, presently there are two ambulances are serving the patients. +01-364-233236 108