Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary


The Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is a breathtaking expanse of natural beauty nestled in the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Covering an area of approximately 975 square kilometers, this sanctuary is a haven for a diverse range of flora and fauna. Towering peaks, lush meadows, and dense forests characterize this pristine wilderness.

One of the main attractions of the sanctuary is the majestic Chaukhamba range that provides a stunning backdrop to the landscape. The sanctuary is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, and a multitude of bird species. The sacred River Mandakini originates from the Chorabari Tal, a glacial lake situated within the sanctuary, adding a spiritual dimension to its natural allure.

The Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness the marvels of the Himalayan ecosystem in all its splendor, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike.

Places to visit in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary


Day 1: Haridwar/Rishikesh to Guptkashi
  • After breakfast, start your journey towards Guptkashi, a town located near the sanctuary.
  • En route, you can visit ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple in Guptkashi.
  • Check in to your hotel in Guptkashi and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 2: Guptkashi to Gaurikund and Trek to Kedarnath
  • Early in the morning, drive to Gaurikund, which is the base for the trek to Kedarnath.
  • Begin the trek to Kedarnath, which is approximately 16 kilometers. You can also hire a pony or a palanquin for this journey.
  • Upon reaching Kedarnath, visit the Kedarnath Temple and explore the serene surroundings.
Day 3 : Kedarnath to Chopta
  • Begin your descent back to Gaurikund from where you’ll drive to Chopta.
  • Chopta is known as the “Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand” and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.
Day 4: Chopta Sightseeing
  • Explore the beautiful meadows and surrounding areas of Chopta.
  • Visit Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world, and Chandrashila, which offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Day 5: Chopta to Haridwar/Rishikesh
  • Leave Chopta and head towards Haridwar, an ancient city known for its spiritual significance and Ganga Aarti.
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