The Kedarnath temple, located at an altitude of 3583m, is one of the Panch(5) Kedars of Lord Shiva and is revered as one of the most important shrines of Lord Shiva.
It is a relatively easy trek of 23km. This distance will shortly be reduced by another 5km once the repair work of the route post the destructive floods that ravaged the area in 2013, is complete. This trek is typically a pilgrim’s trek with the trail until Bhimbali being a level one and one that doesn’t offer too many views. However, your patience until Bhimbali will pay off as the trail does get interesting from there onward and Kedarnath itself offers stunning views of mountain peaks.
For the more adventurous ones, there is a trek to Vasuki Tal (not to be confused with the Vasuki Tal in Gangotri Valley) which is a high altitude lake. Please note that the Gandhi Sarovar or Chorabari tal no longer exists over there as it was destroyed completely during the floods.
An important Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath is a Must-visit pilgrimage site. The temple is flanked by the mighty Himalayas in the backdrop.