In Skanda Purana, Shiva tells Parvati that this is one of the best pilgrimages and is an important Teerth. It is believed that offering Shradh, Tarpan and Pinda Daan to ancestors here will help them in attaining Moksha.
The route to
: Rudranath Temple
Route 1 –
Chopta to Gopeshwar which is around 39 km
From Gopeshwar to
– 5 km. Sagar Village
A Trek of 20 km from Sagar village leads to Rudranath.
Route 2 -
National Highway 58 – Rishikesh to Rudraprayag then to Helang
Rudraprayag to Helang is 102 kilometers.
Rudranath Trek begins from Devgaon. There is now motorable road up to Devgaon – here there are two guest houses. If you are trekking from Helang then trek to Urgam and then to Devgaon.
From Devgaon, the first day of trek is to Dumak. It is around 12 km and it takes around 10 hrs to reach Dumak from Devgaon.
Next day the trek is from Dumak to Panar. It is another 12 km and it takes around 9 hours to reach Panar from Dumak.
Next it is a walk from Panar to Rudranath. It is another 16 km but it is an easy trek.