As the legend goes… in the Mahabharat, while on their Himalayan Pilgrimage, the Pandavas decided to pay Homage to Lord SHIVA. But Lord Shiva was not interested in meeting them as they were guilty of Gotra Hatya. Seeing the Pandavas coming, the Lord disguised himself as a Bull. But the Pandavas saw through Shiva’s disguise. Viewing that his disguise had not worked the bull tried to plunge himself beneath the ground. But Bhima was swift and held on to the hind legs of… the bull, thus preventing it from vanishing. In the struggle that ensued different parts of Lord Shiva’s body appeared at various places in Kedarnath. With the forelegs showing up at Pashupatinath in Nepal, the rump of the bull at Kedarnath, the torso including the navel … at Madhmaheshwar, the Arms at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, and the matted hair of Shiva at Kalpeshwar.
Day 1: Delhi- Hardwar (230kms/6hr)
Pickup from Delhi Railway Station/Airport, drive straight to Hardwar. On Arr. Hardwar, transfer to Hotel. In the evening view Aarti at Holy River Ganges, at Har-ki-Pauri. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Hardwar to Guptkashi (205kms/7hr)
Drive to Gaurikund (a hot water sulphur spring) via Rudraprayag. Check-in Hotel.
Day 3: Guptkashi to Kedarnath (54kms/6hr)
After breakfast drive to Gaurikund (40kms), 14kms trek to Kedarnath. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 4: Kedarnath to Guptkashi (54kms/6hr)
After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. Later after lunch drive to Guptkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5 : Guptkashi to Gaundhar (17kms/6hr)
Trek to Gaundhar with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Camps.
Day 6: Gaundhar to Madhmaheshwar (10kms/5hr) Trek to Madhmaheshwar (3289mts) with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 7: Madhmaheshwar to Gaundhar (10kms/5hr)
Return trek to Gaundhar with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Camps.
Day 8: Gaundhar to Ukhimath (28kms/6hr) After breakfast 12kms trek to Jagasu and then 16kms drive to Ukhimath. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 10 : Chopta – Panargupha (40kms/7hr)
After breakfast drive to Sagar (30kms). Then 10kms trek to Panargupha. Dinner & overnight in Camps.
Day 11 : Panargupha to Rudranath (12kms/6hr)
Trek to Rudranath with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 12: Rudranath to Dumuk (18kms/8hr)
Trek to Dumuk with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 13: Dumuk to Kalpeshwar Mahadev (14kms/7hr)
14kms trek to Urgam/ Kalpeshwar Mahadev with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 14: Kalpeshwar Mahadev to Rudraprayag (114kms/7hr)
After early breakfast trek to Helang (9kms) and then drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel.
Day 15: Rudraprayag to Hardwar (160kms/6hr)
Drive to Hardwar via Srinagar, Devprayag and Rishikesh. Check in Hotel.
Day 16: Hardwar – Delhi (230kms/6hr)
After breakfast, drive to Delhi. Drop at Railway Station / Airport.