Rudranath is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva in Uttarakhand, India, located in the Garhwal Himalayan highlands. This natural rock shrine is located 3,600 metres (11,800 feet) above sea level amid a thick forest of rhododendron dwarfs and Alpine meadows. The temple is the third stop in the Panch Kedar pilgrimage circuit, which includes five Shiva temples in the Garhwal area.
The deity Shiva's face (mukha) is worshipped as "Neelakantha Mahadeva" here. The hike begins at Sagar Village, about 3 kilometres from Gopeshwar. The other trip begins at Mandal, which is 12 kilometres from Gopeshwar. This trip passes via the Anusuya Devi Temple. The trip is difficult, covering around 24 kilometres.
Arrive in sagar Village (base of Rudranath trek). If time permits you can also visit the village or temple dedicated to Sagar.
Night stay at hotel/homestay in Sagar village.
Trek9 kmsStayHotelAltitude2286 mts
We will start our trekking from Sagar village early in the morning. After 2 hours of trekking, we will reach Pun Bugyal. After Pun, you will be crossing on the densest forests in the region with many streams in between.
After crossing the forest area we will relax and have packed lunch. As you move you can see the changing vegetation and views. There you can click the picture of nature at its best as varies flowers, mushrooms, and insects thrive here.
After reaching the Lwiti Bugyal.Stay in Lwiti Bugyal .
Trek16 kmsStayHotelAltitude3305 mts
So the next morning you have to start early for the Rudranath Temple.
After a few kms of the trek, you can se Panar Bugyal . "Pitradhar" from where you can see views of the Himalayas on both sides which include Chaukhamba peaks, Kedarnath, Nanda Devi Hathi Ghoda etc.
After this, we will trek downhill for 1 km from here and to reach Naola pass then again start trekking for 4 kms to reach Rudranath.
After spending some quality time in Rudranath arti Darshan night stay Hotel.
After spending some quality time in Ansuya Devi arti Darshan night stay Hotel.
Departure from Mandal Village after breakfast. Our trek services will end at Mandal Villege Village.
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