Allseasons holidays provide customised and fixed departure package group of more than 4 people having some special requirement and the destinations they want to cover. If you only want to go on Kedarnath Yatra, then you get a customized Kedarnath Yatra Package, which generally starts from INR 9,500/- per person for a period of 4 days and 3 nights, including fooding, lodging, and transportation.At this package, you get to experience the complete scenic beauty of the Himalayas, go on a trek and offer prayers to Lord Shiva.
Kedarnath Yatra Helicopter Package If you opt for the helicopter service it will cost you extra. Helicopter ticket can be availed from Phata, Sersi and Guptkashi. You can book your ticket from any of these places. Online booking of helicopter service at Kedarnath can be done only from Helicopter Booking . You can book your ticket online on your own. If you wish us to book your ticket on your behalf its cost will be Ticket price (Government Charge) + our service Charge. You can call Allseasons representative to know the service charge.
How to reach Kedarnath Temple:
Trek to Kedarnath: The former six-hour trek to Kedarnath from Gaurikund going through Rambara and Garur Chatti was washed away by the flash-floods of 2013. Since then a new route spanning 14 kilometre from Gaurikund was constructed by the Indian Army and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) members. This trek goes up through Jangal Chatti, about 4 kilometre away, Chhoti Linchuli and Badi Linchuli then crosses the Mandakini River before heading to the south face of the Kedarnath peak. There is another alternate route going up from Sonprayag, about 5 kilometre short of Gaurikund and then goes up to Kedarnath through Gomkara, Dev Vishnu and Dhumgajgiri.
By air: The Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is the nearest civil airhead to Kedarnath. It is about 250 kilometre from Kedarnath, while the airport is connected to major Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. There is a decent flight frequency from all these cities, and once you reach Jolly Grant, you can hire a bus or a cab to take you to Kedarnath, Gaurikund to be more precise, owing to it being the nearest road head, about 14 kilometre away from Kedarnath.
By Road: From New Delhi you can take a bus to Dehradun, which is about 250 kilometre away. These buses can be availed from Anand Vihar Bus Terminus or Kashmere Gate Bus Terminus, the two major interstate bus depots running regular bus service to Dehradun. From Dehradun, you need to further take a bus to Kedarnath. You can pick from Volvo AC sleeper and semi-sleeper buses apart from non-AC sleeper and seater buses. You also head to Haridwar and take a bus to Kedarnath. From Haridwar, Kedarnath is about 125 kilometre, and the buses take about 5 hours to get you to Gaurikund, the nearest road head.
By Train: The Haridwar Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Kedarnath. Haridwar gets trains from the main metros of the country such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Varanasi to name a few. Jan Shatabdi Express, Shatabdi Express, Mussoorie Express and AC Special Express are some of the popular trains on the route. From Haridwar Railway Station, you can further hire a bus or a taxi to Gaurikund, and from there on do the trek to Kedarnath.
Festival in Kedarnath temple:
The Badri Kedar Festival in June is one of the highlights of Kedarnath, bringing in pilgrims from all over the country who come to witness this vibrant summer festival. The whole of Kedarnath is done up with festoons and flags and the temple at its heart reverberates with a festive spirit. Since the temple stays open only in the summer, this festival receives a massive gathering when one can witness the culture and traditions of Uttarakhand. The festivities last for eight days when artists such as dancers, painters, singers, and craftsmen from every part of the country land in Kedarnath and showcase their craft. The festival offers a great insight into the history, customs, and tradition of the Himalayan state.
Diwali like the rest of the country is celebrated with great pomp in Kedarnath. The little town is decorated with thousands of lamps, with flower splashed across every cranny. Pilgrims come to visit the Kedarnath Temple at this time of the year to experience its majestic setting and how it comes alive with tiny yellow lamps. Framed against breathtaking snow-frosted peaks, it is an other-wordly experience to watch the lights come on and take away the darkness as chants and hymns to the rhythm of chiming bells fill the air. The great saint Adi Shankaracharya is believed to have breathed his last in Kedarnath. His samadhi is just behind the main Kedarnath Temple. Every year before the closing day of the temple, a samadhi puja is performed on the spot and pilgrims from all parts of the country throng Kedarnath to attend this celebration. After the puja inside the Shankaracharya Samadhi, the sanctum of the main temple closes for winter and the presiding deity is moved to Ukhimath, where the rituals continue to happen.