The moderate trek to the Panch Kedar temple of Madhmaheshwar, along the valley of the Madhmaheshwar Ganga, climbs to an altitude of 4000 m through jungles of pine, oak and deodar with mesmerizing views of the snow capped Himalayas. The escapade takes one deep into the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary on a that has for hundreds of years been used by travelers and pilgrims alike to feel the pulse of the Himalayas. The undertaking is a perfect blend of natural beauty, culture, cuisine and traditions – from breathtaking views of the snow-laden mountains to peaceful evenings with the sound of temple bells ringing in the valleys, from locally prepared dishes to archaeological wonders the journey promises to be an interesting adventure.
Arrive early morning at Dehradun/Haridwar and drive to Ransi via Ukhimath. Overnight stay at guesthouse/lodge/home-stay in Ransi village. Visit the famous Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath which is the winter seat of Kedarnath deity.
Start trek from the village Ransi, we will pass by Gaundhar and Bantoli villages on the way to Nanu where we will camp for the day. Gaundhar sits on the confluence of Madhmaheshwar Ganga and Morkhanda Rivers.
It is a short but steep trek from Nanu to Madhyamaheshwar temple. One can hike up to the meadows of Budha Madhyamaheshwar in the evening to catch the majestic peaks turn orange as the sun sets.
Return back to Ransi village. Spend time exploring the village in the evening.
Drive back to Rishikesh/Dehradun/Haridwar. Witness evening Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh or Haridwar and catch the night bus/train to New Delhi.