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Rudranath Trek Overview

Rudranath Trek is a beautiful and offbeat trekking trail located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. The Rudranath trek takes you through some of the most pristine and untouched landscapes of the region, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Rudra Mahadev (Rudranath): The Forth Kedar

Rudranath is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva, located in the Garhwal Himalayan Range in Chamoli Uttarakhand, India. Located at 3,600 meters (11,800 ft) above sea level, it is also considered the toughest Kedar out of the Panch Kedar. It is a natural rock temple situated within a dense forest of rhododendron dwarfs and Alpine pastures. The trek takes you through beautiful forests of rhododendron, oak, and deodar trees and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trishuli, and Chaukhamba.

The Rudranath temple is the fourth temple in the Panch Kedar pilgrimage circuit. Only in this temple can you see the face of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva resides here in his most vigorous form and every year, thousands of devotees come here to perform rituals and worship the almighty. Apart from its religious popularity, this trek is a breathtaking adventure for trek lovers.

Rudranath is an ancient symbol of the Hindu faith. This is the biggest religious place for devotees who have faith in Lord Shiva. The face (Mukha) of God Shiva is worshipped as “Neelakantha Mahadeva” here. At Rudranath, you can visit the ancient Rudranath temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be more than a thousand years old and is one of the Panch Kedars, which are the five most sacred temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva’s face appeared during the ancient mythological tale of Mahabharata.

The temple is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, making it a must-visit destination for both religious and nature enthusiasts. the Rudranath Trek is a moderately difficult trek that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and spirituality. It is a great option for those looking for a peaceful and off-beat trekking experience in the Himalayas.

Rudranath trek: “Unveiling the Spiritual Mysteries of the Himalayas”

Rudranath Trek is known for its breathtaking scenic beauty, serene environment, and spiritual significance. The trek takes you through dense forests, meadows, and streams and offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks. There are Two Ways to Reach Rudranath Temple:

1. Mandal, Anusuya Mata Temple, Rudranath
The starting point for this challenging trek is Mandal Village, located 12 kilometres from Gopeshwar. The route takes you through the revered Anusuya Devi Temple, spanning a gruelling distance of approximately 24 km. It’s important to note that this path is not for the faint-hearted and is an optional route that’s considered Very Tough. Be prepared for the fact that no food stalls or water sources will be available after the Anusuya Temple. The trek will take you from Mandal Village to Anusuya Temple, then onwards to Hansa Bugyal, Pitri Dhar, and ultimately Rudranath.

2. Sagar, Panar Bugyal and Rudranath
Starting from the village of Sagar, situated approximately 5 kilometres away from Gopeshwar, is the beginning point of a trek spanning around 24 kilometres, which generally takes 2–3 days to complete. This is the primary route leading to Rudranath, and the path to the Ansuya temple is relatively effortless. While traversing this route, one will come across several small villages, such as Sagar, Panar Bugyal, and Pitri Dhar. Rudranath, which is the highest point of this trek with an elevation of 2,286 meters, can be reached by following this trail. Throughout the journey, one may stumble upon food stalls, water sources, and an increased number of fellow trekkers.

Route of Rudranath Trek

Sagar Village, Pung Bugyal, Lwinti Bugyal, Panar Bugyal, Pitri Dhar (highest Point at Trek), Devdharshani, Rudranath Bugyal and Rudranath Temple

 

The Mythology of Rudranath Temple

The Rudranath Temple is believed to have been established by the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The Pandavas defeated and slayed their cousins, the Kauravas in the epic Kurukshetra war. They wished to atone for the sins of committing fratricide (gotra hatya) and Brahmanahatya (killing of Brahmins; the priest class) during the war. Thus, they handed over the reins of their kingdom to their kin and left in search of lord Shiva to seek his blessings.

But Lord Shiva didn’t appear in front of the pandas. Shiva kept running away from Pandavas. Shiva disappeared into the ground to later reappear in parts, with the hump appearing in Kedarnath, the arms appearing in Tungnath, the face appearing at Rudranath, the nabhi (navel) and stomach appearing in Madhyamaheshwar and the hair appearing in Kalpeshwar. The Pandavas pleased with this reappearance in five different forms, built temples at the five places for venerating and worshipping Shiva. The Pandavas were thus freed from their sins.

ॐ रुद्रनाथः नमः
नमस्ते भगवान रुद्र भास्करामित तेजसे ।
नमो भवाय देवाय रसायाम्बुमयात्मने ॥

 

The Holy Place, “Rudranath”

According to the Hindu faith, some believe that offering a pin to ancestors here equals offering a hundred million at the holy city of Gaya. The name “Rudranath”, literally means “Him who is angry.”. The mountain cave of Rudranath was modified into the temple we see today. There are different kinds of rivers near the temple, which are Surya Kund, Chandra Kund, Tara Kund, Manas Kund, Vaitarani, Baitarani, and Rudraganga Rivers. Rudranath temple is open only for 6 months (May to October). In the winter season, it Comes to Gopinath temple, Gopeshwar.

Key Points of Rudranath Trek

Duration 5 days & 4 Nights
Trek Start and End Point Sagar Village
Trek Type Trails are steep at points
Temperature at Trek Day (13°C to 17° C) Night (9°C to 12°C)
The altitude of Rudranath: 3600m
Trek Weather During the winter season, Rudranath is adorned with snow-capped summits and peaks, creating a picturesque landscape. However, when summer arrives, the temperatures rise Slowly, bringing a little warmer weather to the region. The weather in Rudranath is typically predictable and consistent with these seasonal patterns. However, unexpectedly, rain showers suddenly grace the area, adding an element of surprise to the otherwise predictable climate.
Best Time: The pre-and post-monsoon seasons take place from May to mid-June and mid-July to October.
Trek Level: Moderate
Trek distance: 24 kilometers
Trek Group Size: A minimum group size of 7 people and a maximum of 30 or More people.
Trek Fee ₹ 10,999 per person
Items included Vehicle (Rishikesh to Rishikesh), Accommodation (Gopeshwar & Rudranath), Food (Basic Breakfast & Dinner), A Trek Guide

Rudranath Temple Trek Packages are

  • Rishikesh to Rishikesh (5 Days & 4 Nights)

    We start our journey from Rishikesh, which is well-known as a holy place in Uttarakhand. This is simply
    Rishikesh: Gopeshwar town; Rudranath trek & temple; -Rishikesh.
    Packages start at 10,999 Per Person (Including accommodation, meals, and transport) + 5% GST

  • Delhi to Delhi (5 Days & 4 Nights)

    We start our journey from Delhi. This is simply: Delhi: Rishikesh; Gopeshwar town; Rudranath trek & temple; -Rishikesh; Delhi
    Packages start at 13,999 Per Person (Including accommodation, meals, and transport) + 5% GST

  • If anyone is interested in booking a private tour for their friends and family, we have a distinct procedure in place to accommodate your needs.

The Best time to visit Rudranath trek

For the optimal experience, it is advisable to embark on the Rudranath trek during the summer months, specifically from mid-May to mid-June. Alternatively, the period from mid-July to October is also ideal, as the entire trek is adorned with a plethora of beautiful flowers. This trek is a remarkable journey that seamlessly combines the allure of nature with spiritual significance. To make the most of it, plan your trip during these recommended months, either in the summer or post-monsoon season from September to November.

Open and Close Dates of Rudranath Temple for 2024

Rudranath Temple is opening on May 18, 2024. Know More Details
Every day, the doors of the Rudranath temple remain open for devotees from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Morning Arti : 8:00 AM
Evening Arti : 6:00 PM

The Rudranath Temple Closing Date: The Rudranath temple will be closed at the end of October.

 

Trek Fee for Rudranath Trekkers

The Kedarnath forest division has implemented a new policy to discourage the usage of plastic items such as instant noodles and biscuit packets, mineral water bottles, and similar products by visitors going to Rudranath. As per this policy, visitors will be required to pay a security deposit of Rs 100 per plastic item. This measure aims to minimize plastic usage within the forest region. Upon returning, visitors must present the plastic wrapper to receive their deposit amount. In case they fail to do so, they will be charged a penalty of Rs 5,000 for contributing to plastic pollution in the hills.

 

How to Reach Rudranth Temple

To reach Rudranath Temple in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, follow these steps:
Choose your mode of transportation. The temple is situated in a remote location, so you’ll need to plan your journey carefully. The most common options are by road or by trekking.

1. By Air

The nearest airport to Gopeshwar is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is well-connected to major cities in India. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Gopeshwar. The distance between Dehradun and Gopeshwar is approximately 245 kilometres.

2. By Train

The nearest railway station to Gopeshwar is Rishikesh Railway Station, which is well-connected to major cities in India. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Gopeshwar. The distance between Rishikesh and Gopeshwar is approximately 208 kilometres.

3. By Road

Gopeshwar is well-connected by road to major cities and towns in Uttarakhand. You can reach Gopeshwar by bus or hire a taxi from nearby cities like Rishikesh, Dehradun, or Haridwar. There are regular bus services available from these cities to Gopeshwar.

From Gopeshwar to Rudranath Temple

Once you reach Gopeshwar, you need to travel further to reach Rudranath Temple. The temple is located in a remote area. The trek starts in a village called Sagar, which is approximately 5 kilometres from Gopeshwar. From Gopeshwar, you can hire a taxi or take a shared jeep to Sagar. The journey takes around 10–20 minutes, depending on road conditions.

Trekking to Rudranath Temple

a. From Sagar Village, trek to Rudranath. You can hire a local guide or join a trekking group for assistance and safety.
b. The trek from Sagar to Rudranath Temple is approximately 24 kilometres and can take 4-5 days to complete, depending on your fitness level and pace.

Prepare for the journey

a. Check the weather conditions and plan your visit during favourable seasons (typically May to October) when the temple is accessible.
b. Pack essential items like warm clothing, rain gear, sturdy shoes, a first aid kit, water, and snacks. Also, carry any personal medication you may require.
c. It’s advisable to carry a map or a guidebook of the area, as mobile network coverage may be limited or nonexistent.

Trekking Guidelines

a. Respect the environment and local customs. Avoid littering and follow any instructions given by the authorities or guides.
b. Stay hydrated and take regular breaks during the trek to avoid exhaustion.
c. The trail may be challenging, so pace yourself and listen to your body. If you feel unwell or experience altitude sickness symptoms, descend to a lower altitude immediately.
d. Carry sufficient cash, as there may not be ATMs or card payment facilities available in remote areas.

Accommodation and Food availability at Rudranath Trek

The local administration does not provide any special arrangements for accommodation or rest during the Rudranath trek. However, residents offer homestays during the trek, where you can stay comfortably for a small fee and enjoy local food. On the Rudranath trek, you’ll come across numerous small eateries established by locals along the route where you can relish Maggi and regional cuisine. Alternatively, if you’re journeying with friends or a trekking group, you can also carry your own food provisions.

At Rudranath, a few Dharamshalas are available for accommodation, but it’s recommended to bring your own sleeping bag as there is a shortage of sleeping equipment. At the Dharamshala Mandir Sameetti, you can rent a blanket for a fee. There are only one or two basic hotels available that serve local food.

Mobile and Internet Service at Rudranath Trek

During the Rudranath trek in Uttarakhand, mobile network and internet connectivity are accessible until Pung Bugyal. However, once you trek some distance beyond that point, network services become unreliable and eventually disappear altogether after Lwinti Bugyal. It’s important to note that there is no mobile or internet service available at Rudranath.


Why should you plan a Rudranath trek to Uttarakhand?

The state of Uttarakhand in India is blessed with immense natural beauty, serene mountains, and challenging treks. One such trek that stands out is the Rudranath Trek. Rudranath is a Hindu pilgrimage site located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the Panch Kedars (five sacred places of Lord Shiva), and it is believed that the face of Lord Shiva appeared at Rudranath. Here are some reasons why you should plan the Rudranath trek:

1. Spiritual Significance

The Rudranath trek is not just a physical journey; it is also a spiritual one. The trek takes you to one of the five Panch Kedars of Lord Shiva, and the Rudranath temple is believed to be around 3,500 years old. The temple houses a natural rock temple, which is considered to be the face of Lord Shiva. The trek offers an opportunity to experience the religious and cultural heritage of India.

2. Scenic Beauty

The Rudranath trek is known for its scenic beauty. The trek offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba. The trek also takes you through the dense forests of rhododendrons and oak trees, which are home to several species of birds and animals. The trek is a treat for nature lovers, and the beauty of the place will leave you mesmerized.

3. Trekking Challenge

The Rudranath Trek is a challenging trek, and it requires a certain level of fitness and endurance. The trek involves a steep climb through rocky terrain, and the altitude can cause altitude sickness. However, the trek is worth the effort, and the feeling of accomplishment after completing the trek is unparalleled.

4. Cultural Experience

The Rudranath trek takes you through several small villages, where you can experience the local culture and traditions of the people. You can interact with the locals, taste local cuisine, and learn about their way of life. The trek offers a unique opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of India.

5. Off-beat Destination

The Rudranath trek is an off-beat destination, and it is not as popular as some of the other treks in Uttarakhand. The trek is relatively untouched, and you can experience the beauty of the place in its purest form. The trek offers a peaceful and serene environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

6. Photography

The Rudranath Trek is a photographer’s paradise. You can capture stunning views of the Himalayas, beautiful landscapes, and the unique flora and fauna of the region.

7. Birdwatching

The region is home to a variety of bird species, including Himalayan monals, Koklass pheasants, and Himalayan griffon vultures. You can spend some time observing these beautiful birds in their natural habitat.

8. Yoga and Meditation

The peaceful surroundings of the trek make it an ideal place for yoga and meditation. You can take some time to connect with nature and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Exploring the Soul of the Mountains: Conclusion of Rudranath Trek

In conclusion, the Rudranath trek is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique combination of spiritual significance, scenic beauty, and cultural diversity. The trek is a challenge that requires physical fitness and endurance, but the sense of accomplishment after completing the trek is unparalleled. The trek offers an off-beat destination, away from the crowds, and a chance to experience the natural beauty of Uttarakhand.

Rudranath Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1- Drive Rishikesh → Gopeshwar

    Gather at the meeting point in Rishikesh, board into a cab in the morning and drive to Gopeshwar. Having a majestic view of valleys and the river throughout the day, you will approximately cover 215 km before we reach Gopeshwar. Today’s stay will be here only so you can grab all the last-minute things and also visit the Gopinath Temple, which is also the winter abode of Rudranath Mahadev.        

  • Day 2- Gopeshwar → Trek Sagar village → Lwiti Bugyal

    As we start our journey, make sure you are all geared up and ready for a long day hike, Keep your raincoats close because it can rain anytime. From Gopeshwar we will drive to Sagar village, which is 5 km from the town. Strolling through this old-built hamlet, we will reach Pung Bugyal in 2 hours. Right in front of us would be a gigantic mountain that we would climb today. The trail ahead is full of adventure and a steep climb with damp forests and water sources throughout. Today we will walk approximately 8 km, so we will have enough time to sit and relax in between if we keep our speed steady and reach Lwiti Bugyal.

  • Day 3-  Lwiti Bugyal → Rudranath

    After spending the night at Lwiti and having a cheerful morning with amazing views, we will head towards the main temple, which is 12 km from here. We can keep our bags and things at our campsite and walk easily. Also,  today would be an easy hike as compared to the previous day. We will reach our destination within 4 hours if we walk steadily. After Upon reaching Rudranath Temple, you can offer jal to Shivling. Sit at the temple, talk to the priests, breathe, and leave all your worries right where you are. Witness the evening aarti in the temple. We will have an overnight stay at Rudranath Temple.

  • Day 4-  Trek down hill to Sagar and Drive back Gopeshwar

    Wake up early in the morning, witness the mesmerising Sunrise visit the Temple and trek down to Sagar village, have some rest and tea. Drive back to Gopeshwar overnight stay and relax your body.

  • Day 5- Drive from Gopeshwar to Rishikesh

    Wake up in the morning pack your stuff and start your journey after breakfast to Rishikesh. Witness the Sangam at Devprayag, where Alaknanda merges with Bhagirathi to form Holly Ganga on our way.

Rudranath Trek Route on Map

People Also Ask About Rudranath Trek

Q.1 What is the best time to go for Rudranath?

Looking for a peaceful and adventurous journey towards Himalayas, it is best trek to visit in March to May and June to October. You will get to see snow capped mountains throughout the year.

Q.2 What is the Distance between Rishikesh to Gopeshwar ?

The distance between Rishikesh (Yoga Capital) and Gopeshwar will be around 208km.

Q.3 Near by place to travel in Rudranath Trek?

Ansuya Devi Temple is the most famous temple in Uttarakhand, and it is the best place to visit this place via mandal. The temple of Ansuya Devi is dedicated to the goddess Sati. Sati Ansuya, wife of the great rishi Atri Muni, Ansuya Mata Mandir is located at an elevation of 2100 m above sea level in Gopeshwar Chamoli.

Q.4 What is the difficulty level of Rudranath Trek?

Rudranath Trek is a moderate trek and can be done by people with a basic level of fitness. The trek involves a gradual ascent and covers a distance of approximately 20 kilometers.

Q.5 What is the starting point of Rudranath Trek?

The starting point of the Rudranath Trek is the village of Sagar, which is located at a distance of 210 km from Rishikesh.

Q.6 What is the maximum altitude reached during Rudranath Trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the Rudranath Trek is 3,880 meters.

Q.7 What is the cost of Rudranath Trek?

The cost of the Rudranath Trek varies depending on the tour operator and the package chosen. It can range from INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per person.

Q.8 What are the things to carry for Rudranath Trek?

Some essential things to carry for Rudranath Trek include warm clothes, trekking shoes, sleeping bag, torch, water bottle, first-aid kit, and sunscreen

Q.9 What is the accommodation like during Rudranath Trek?

Accommodation during the Rudranath Trek is typically in tents or guesthouses. There are limited options for accommodation on the trekking trail.
All Rudranath Trek Customer Reviews 22 Users Reviewd
आचार्य रविंद्र प्रसाद

रुद्रनाथ मंदिर सिर्फ एक जगह नहीं है; यह एक ऐसा अनुभव है जो आपकी आत्मा में रहता है। इस पवित्र मंदिर की यात्रा आपको गढ़वाल क्षेत्र के कुछ सबसे लुभावने परिदृश्यों से होकर ले जाती है। हरे-भरे घास के मैदान, घने जंगल और शक्तिशाली हिमालय की चोटियों की कभी-कभार झलक इस तीर्थयात्रा को वास्तव में विशेष बनाती है। मंदिर पहुंचने पर आध्यात्मिकता की आभा अभिभूत कर देने वाली होती है। यहां के पुजारी अपने कर्तव्यों के प्रति गहराई से प्रतिबद्ध हैं और उनके अनुष्ठान देखने लायक हैं। भगवान रुद्र की मूर्ति से एक रहस्यमय ऊर्जा निकलती है, और आप श्रद्धा की भावना महसूस किए बिना नहीं रह सकते। ध्यान देने योग्य बात यह है कि सुविधाएं बुनियादी हैं, जिसकी दूरस्थ स्थान को देखते हुए अपेक्षा की जा सकती है। हालाँकि, सादगी रुद्रनाथ के आकर्षण को बढ़ा देती है। यह एक ऐसी जगह है जहां आप दुनिया की उथल-पुथल से अलग हो जाते हैं और अपने भीतर से फिर से जुड़ जाते हैं।

Rajat Ahuja
Rajat Ahuja, 2023-09-25 11:35:44

Firstrek's attention to detail and commitment to preserving the natural beauty of Rudranath was commendable. The eco-friendly approach added to the allure of this incredible trek. I'm grateful to Firstrek for introducing me to the magic of Rudranath. The temple's aura and the warmth of the local culture left an indelible mark on my heart.

Saurav
Saurav, 2023-08-25 10:53:40

Rudranath trek with Firstrek was a test of both physical endurance and mental resilience. The guides were excellent motivators and ensured we stayed safe at all times. The views of the Himalayas and the serene Rudranath temple were worth every step.

Himanshu Bisht
Himanshu Bisht, 2023-08-09 11:17:14

Rudranath Temple is a hidden gem tucked away in the lap of the Himalayas, and visiting it was a transformative experience. The trek to reach the temple, though challenging, was filled with moments of awe as I traversed through dense forests and crossed gushing streams. The path seemed to echo with ancient tales and whispers of divinity. Upon reaching the temple, the serenity of the temple left me speechless. The architecture, though weathered by time, exudes a charm that's unique to ancient temples. The sound of bells and the fragrance of incense sticks filled the air as I entered the sanctum. The deity of Lord Rudra, with his serene countenance, seemed to bless all who came seeking solace.

@himanitraveler
@himanitraveler, 2023-07-04 17:48:00

The Rudranath trek organized by Firstrek was a phenomenal experience! From the moment we signed up, their team took care of every detail, ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the journey. The trek itself was breathtaking, with stunning views and knowledgeable guides. Highly recommend

Jyoti Tripathi
Jyoti Tripathi, 2023-06-15 11:32:01

The Rudranath trek with Firstrek was nothing short of a mesmerizing adventure. From the awe-inspiring mountain vistas to the tranquil moments at the temple, it was an experience that will stay etched in my heart forever. Rudranath is a hidden gem, and Firstrek truly knows how to reveal its beauty. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I felt like I was in the hands of experts every step of the way.

KunalSingh
KunalSingh, 2023-06-15 08:33:03

The Rudranath Temple trek was a truly spiritual journey. The trek was demanding, but the scenery was gorgeous and the sense of peace at the temple was unmatched. Highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience.

@RajeshNegi
@RajeshNegi, 2023-05-30 08:33:47

The Rudranath Temple trek was an unforgettable experience that I will always remember. The route was challenging, but the views were stunning and the temple itself was a marvel of architecture and beauty. Highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for an adventure that nourishes the soul.

Sarita Pailu
Sarita Pailu, 2022-10-21 14:51:16

I couldn't have asked for a better trekking experience than the one Firstrek provided during the Rudranath trek. Their guides were not only skilled in navigating the terrain but also fantastic storytellers, sharing the history and legends of the region. Truly enriching!

Meera Bam
Meera Bam, 2022-10-17 08:32:43

The trek to Rudranath Temple was an unforgettable adventure! The trail was challenging at times, but the scenery and views were absolutely breathtaking. The temple itself was truly magnificent and I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to experience it.

manisha
manisha, 2022-10-10 11:27:17

Trekking to Rudranath with Firstrek was like stepping into a different world. It's a testament to their expertise and passion for the mountains. I can't wait for my next adventure with them.

Ankit bhandari
Ankit bhandari, 2022-09-23 10:18:15

Great experience with firstrek. nice and cooperative team. this trek is so beautiful, awesome sceneries , the fields of grass and full of flowers.

Uttarakhand_Drashan_team
Uttarakhand_Drashan_team, 2022-09-16 19:48:59

I had an unforgettable adventure with Firstrek on the Rudranath trek. Their guides were not only experienced but also passionate about the region's culture and nature. The arrangements were impeccable, and I felt well-supported the entire time. Can't wait to book my next trek with them!

SujitB
SujitB, 2022-08-15 08:32:26

I had the most incredible experience trekking to Rudranath Temple! The route was challenging but definitely worth it as the scenery was stunning. The temple itself is a true marvel and I felt a sense of serenity just being there. Highly recommended! - Sujit B

@varsha
@varsha, 2022-08-10 11:29:27

I'm grateful to Firstrek for introducing me to the magic of Rudranath. Thanks to Firstrek for offering a well-organized and culturally enriching experience on the Rudranath trek. The temple's aura and the warmth of the local culture left an indelible mark on my heart. The temple's serenity and the trek's adventure were perfectly balanced.

Deepa, Gujurat
Deepa, Gujurat, 2022-08-09 12:50:24

Firstrek's Rudranath trek was a dream come true. The team's professionalism, combined with the pristine beauty of the Himalayas, made it an experience of a lifetime. I appreciated their commitment to responsible tourism and leaving no trace behind. An eco-friendly trekking company I'd choose again.

@NishaK
@NishaK, 2022-07-15 08:33:26

The Rudranath Temple trek was an incredible experience that I will always cherish. The trek was challenging but definitely doable, and the beauty of the surrounding landscape made every step worth it. The temple itself was awe-inspiring and I felt truly blessed to have visited.

@Brijesh
@Brijesh, 2022-07-10 11:34:00

i can't thank Firstrek enough for guiding us through the breathtaking landscapes on the Rudranath trek. It was more than just a trek; it was a spiritual journey that enriched my soul. Rudranath's trek was a holistic journey – physically, mentally, and spiritually. I highly recommend this trek to anyone seeking a deep connection with both nature and their inner self.

Yashwant Jaiswal
Yashwant Jaiswal, 2022-06-22 10:21:06

Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). Rudra Prayag is a small town that is located in the state of Uttarakhand and in the district of Rudraprayag. The town is situated at the confluence of the River Alaknanda and River Mandakini. It has a special religious significance for many people as well. It is said that the place where the two rivers meet resembles two sisters embracing each other and there is a unique beauty about the place. Many visitors travel to the place to witness this phenomenon every year. The entire area is surrounded by immense beauty and one can see many lakes, glaciers, rivers and streams here.

Gaurang Damani
Gaurang Damani, 2022-06-21 10:33:45

Rudraprayag is the confluence of 2 rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini, both tributaries of Ganga. Rudranath is a temple, which is a part of the Panch Kedar circuit. There are 3 ways to reach Rudranath temple: A> From Kalpeshwar temple/ Devgram, it is a 12 km trek to Dumak, another 13 km trek to Panar and final 8 km trek to Rudranath B> It is also possible to reach from Saggar, on the Kund-Chopta-Mandal-Saggar-Gopeshwar-Chamoli Road. From Saggar it is 12 km to Panar and then final 8 km to Rudranath (via Pitradhar and Panch Ganga). This route is very tough through a dense forest. But climbing up may be slightly better option than coming down from here. There are quite a few dhabas on this route. These dhabas provide good food and basic overnight staying facilities and enclosed toilets. On the way we hear the chirping of birds, noise of the crickets and cicadas, rustling of leaves by the langurs. The gurgling waterfalls add to the surreal experience. Drinking water directly from the fresh water streams is rejuvenating. The 360 degree Himalayan view from Panar will remain etched in my memory forever. The elegant Monal bird and grazing cattle add to the beauty. Pitradhar is a place where our forefathers are said to have departed for the other realms. There is a small unattended shrine here. C> Again on the Kund-Chopta-Mandal-Saggar-Gopeshwar-Chamoli Road, one can climb from Mandal. This is 5 km trek to Anusuya Devi temple and another 11 km trek to Panch Ganga and final 3 km to Rudranath temple. After Anusuya Devi, this track is isolated. But this route is good for trekking down, through the Naola pass which is around 14,000 ft above MSL. It is unique sight to see mountain goats on precarious slopes. We even sight a viper snake. We did have to cross a knee-deep Ganga tributary, as a bridge was broken. The view from Rudranath temple is stupendous. We see a wide range of icy Himalayan mountain peaks. Nanda Devi and Kamet peaks look very enticing, specially at sunrise. Taking a guide along for the entire Rudranath trip is highly recommended, as it is the toughest trek a pilgrim may ever do!

PraveenRao
PraveenRao, 2022-06-20 08:32:20

Rudranath is 4th place of Panch Kedar Darshan after kedarnath/MadhyaMaheshwar/Tunganath. It is one of the toughest trek of all Kedar where Face of Lord Shiva is worshiped. There exist 3 route to reach Rudranath. 1. Gopeshwar- Saggar(by vehicle 4 Km) - (By trek) 18 Km Paner- Rudranath. 2. Urgam - Devgram-Dhakwani_ Paner- Rudranath. 3. Mandal- Anasuya Devi- panchganga-rudranath, Of all the three route, only route-1, one can go without Guide. Route-2 is very narrow route and steep not frequented by pilgrimage. route -3 is longer and need min 4 days from Urgam. But Kalpeshwar Mahadev the 5th Panch Kedar is near by just 1 Km from URgam by road. After scanning few details, reached Gopeshwar on 2nd Morning at 10 AM, dumped the excess luggage in GMVNL guest house which just front on main bus stand. With few warm cloth and other thing we took an vehicle up to the Saggar village it is just 3 Km from Gopeshwar. started tredk at 10:30 AM. The starting point is near Hotel Rudra on Main road and is well demarcated by Welcome Mantap. This is the route to be followed for Ustav moorti during opening and closing. It is exactly 18 Km from this point up to Rudranath Temple. The first 1.5 Km is going through Village/ Agricultural Field with moderate gradient and paved with concrete. At 1.5 Km there is a shop for juice/ Tea/ Biscuts etc. one can take rest here for a while. For normal person it takes about 1.5 hrs to reach here. From here upto Pana Bugyal is approx 1 Km and road is unpaved and un even. and gradient keep increasing. with bush on either side. By the time we reached Pana Bugyal it was around 12 30PM, There is a tent shed/ accommodation for night stay is available. (Rs 300 /head ) From here steep gradient starts and road is full of un

Sravan, Kerala
Sravan, Kerala, 2022-05-29 16:52:32

Firstrek's Rudranath trek was the perfect blend of adventure and serenity. The accommodations were cozy, the food delicious, and the trek itself was mind-blowing. Kudos to their team for creating such a well-rounded experience.


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