As the legend goes... in the mahabharat, while on their Himalayan
Pilgrimage, the Pandavas decided to pay Homage to Lord SHIVA. But Lord
Shiva was not interested in meeting them as they were guilty of Gotra
Hatya. Seeing the Pandavas coming, the Lord disguised himself as a
Bull. But the Pandavas saw through Shiva's disguise.
Viewing that his disguise had not worked the bull tried to plunge himself beneath the ground. But Bhima was swift and held on to the hind legs of... the bull, thus preventing it from vanishing. In the struggle that ensued different parts of Lord Shiva's body appeared at various places in Kedarnath. With the forelegs showing up at Pashupatinath in Nepal, the rump of the bull at Kedarnath, the torso including the navel ... at Madhmaheshwar, the Arms at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, and the matted hair of Shiva at Kalpeshwar.
Day 01: Delhi- Rishikesh (225 kms 6hr) Pickup from Delhi Railway Station/Airport, drive straight to Rishikesh. On Arr. Rishikesh, transfer to Hotel. In the evening view Aarti at Holy River Ganges, at Har-ki-Pauri. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Rishikesh to Guptkashi (185 kms) Drive to Gaurikund (a hot water sulphur spring) via Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel..
Day 03: Guptkashi to Kedarnath (54kms/6hr) After breakfast drive to Gaurikund (40kms), 14kms trek to Kedarnath. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Kedarnath to Guptkashi (54kms/6hr) After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. Later after lunch drive to Guptkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Guptkashi to Gaundhar (17kms/6hr) Trek to Gaundhar with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Camps.
Day 06: Gaundhar to Madhmaheshwar (10kms/5hr) Trek to Madhmaheshwar (3289mts) with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 07: Madhmaheshwar to Gaundhar (10kms/5hr) Return trek to Gaundhar with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Camps.
Day 08: Gaundhar to Ukhimath (28kms/6hr) After breakfast 12kms trek to Jagasu and then 16kms drive to Ukhimath. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09: Ukhimath - Tungnath - Chopta (43kms/3hr) 35 kms drive to Chopta and 4 kms trek to Tungnath. In the afternoon return trek to Chopta. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 10: Chopta - Panargupha (40kms/7hr) After breakfast drive to Sagar (30kms). Then 10kms trek to Panargupha. Dinner & overnight in Camps.
Day 11: Panargupha to Rudranath (12kms/6hr) Trek to Rudranath with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 12: Rudranath to Dumuk (18kms/8hr) Trek to Dumuk with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 13: Dumuk to Kalpeshwar Mahadev (14kms/7hr) 14kms trek to Urgam/ Kalpeshwar Mahadev with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camps.
Day 14: Kalpeshwar Mahadev to Rudraprayag (114kms/7hr) After early breakfast trek to Helang (9kms) and then drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel.
Day 15: Rudraprayag to Rishikesh (160kms/6hr) Drive to Rishikesh via Srinagar, Devprayag and Rishikesh. Check in Hotel.
Day 16: Rishikesh - Delhi (255kms/6hr) After breakfast, drive to Delhi. Drop at Railway Station / Airport.