Panch Kedar Yatra – Traveling to Pancha Kedar Temples



Panch Kedar Yatra is a pilgrimage to the Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Kalpeshwar and Rudranath Temples in Uttarakhand in India. All these shrines are dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The ideal months to travel and undertake the trek to the shrines are May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The temples are located in the Garhwal Himalaya, at altitude ranging from 6,500 to 12,000 ft, between the valleys of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers.

Kedarnath remains closed during the winter period. The temple closes after Diwali (November) and opens only on the Akshaya Tritiya Day (May). Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath and Rudranath temples are also closed during the harsh winter period (November to April). Only Kalpeshwar shrine remains open throughout the year.

The toughest trek among the Panch Kedar is the one to the Rudranath Temple.

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