Gaurikund to Kedarnath

Gaurikund is the last place on the Kedarnath route that is accessible by road. In this article, we will discuss in detail the Gaurikund to Kedarnath distance, the time taken to cover the distance, stopovers in between places, hotels, and restaurants in between places.

The total distance between Gaurikund and Kedarnath by trek is around 16 km. The trek is difficult and requires physical fitness. Many other modes can be used for transportation from Gaurikund to Kedarnath.


Gaurikund to Kedarnath distance
Gaurikund to Kedarnath distance

Things to carry for Trek:

  • Good Backpack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • First aid kit
  • Water bottle
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Headlamp or flashlight

Total Distance: The total distance between Gaurikind and Kedarnath is 16 km.

Time: The total time taken for this trek is around 8 to 10 hours. It may vary from person to person. Physical fitness is needed to complete this trek.

Places in between trek

Gaurikund to Jungle Chatti :  Gaurkind to Jungle Chatti is around 4.7 km. This is the first stage of the journey. The starting phase is easy. Many small stopover places are there in between as well. Drinking water and food snacks are available throughout.

Jungle Chatti to Rambara: The distance is around 2 km, and the trek is easy to moderate.

Rambara to Kedarnath: Rambara to Kedarnath is 8.3 km. The total time taken is around 4 to 6 hours. This is the most difficult part of the trek. There are many places in between this trek for rest, hotels, and snacks.


Horse and Plaki Services

Horse , Pony palki and Pitthu

Those tourists who are not capable of trekking due to physical problems can use horseback and plaki services to reach Kedarnath. The rates of these services are fixed by the government every year.

Read our article for details on the Kedarnath trek.

Helicopter sevices

There are no helicopter services from Gaurikund to reach Kedarnath. Helicopter services are available from Phata, Sersi, and Guptkashi.

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