kedarnath temple photo by jj jitu jitendra

Exciting Kedarnath Journey Chapter 2 – Uttarakhand Travel Stories

jj jitu jitendra friends in rudraprayag

7th July 2019

Early morning we started our journey to the place which was the main purpose of this journey, Kedarnath.  It took almost 9 -10 hours to reach Gaurikund from Rishikesh.

Gaurikund – Kedarnath

The Kedarnath temple is located on a height of 3,583 meters on the shores of the Mandakini river. The temple is directly not accessible by road. one has to do a 23-24km trek from Gaurikund to reach the holy site.

By the time we reached Gaurikund, it was almost 4 pm and we had to stay there. Next day, early in the morning, we started our Trek to Kedarnath Temple. It is mentioned as a 16 km by walk from Gaurikund to Shrine, but it’s typically more than what we see.

jj jitu jitendra kedarnath trek

kedarnath trekking route

Steep and dangerous trek

It’s steep and dangerous. It took almost 12 hours for us to reach the Kedarnath Temple and it was almost 7 pm and the temple was closed for the day.


Disappointed, we had to wait till morning for Darshan of Shri Kedarnath Baba. We took a stay at the nearest lodge at the temple for the night.

kedarnath baba

Kedarnath Baba

Early in the morning, we had the darshan of Kedarnath Baba and we spent some time there, then we trekked back to Gaurikund and reached back by late evening.

What’s Next?

The next blog will be the last of this Uttarakhand Travel Stories blogs, where I will write and show you the journey to Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Stay Tuned.

jj jitu jitendra in kedarnath temple


Thank You

Please click Here to read the Chapter 1 – Haridwar blog.