You can use the helicopter service to Kedarnath. It operates from Gupt Kashi in Rudra Prayag district. There are multiple operators like Pinnacle Air, Prabhatam, Pawan Hans, Heritage Aviation, etc. The helicopter service is safe and affordable.
After the June disaster of 2013, only government tented accommodation is available for overnight stay. It is free of cost and the government also provides free medical facilities and food.
Rishikesh (218 kms) Pipalkoti-(15 kms)-Helang-( 09 kms trek) Urgam-(02 kms)
Only a km trek away from Kedarnath. Floating – ice on the crystal clear waters of the lake fascinates the visitors.
Situated at a height of 4150mt, the lake is surrounded by high mountains and offers an excellent view of Chaukhamba peaks.
According to legend, this was the place where the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati was solemnised. In front of the Shiva Temple is an eternal flame, which is said to be a witness to the marriage. It can be reached by a 12 km drive from Sonprayag.
The days are pleasant in summer but the nights are always cold. One can never predict when the temperature will suddenly change. During winters it snows heavily and the place is closed for six months.
Uttarakhand is known as Dev Bhoomi (Land of Gods). Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit some of the most important pilgrimage places for Hindus and Sikhs in the state. The Char Dham Yatra is one of the most popular pilgrimage tours, followed by Do Dham Yatra, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Haridwar & Rishikesh. Hemkunt Sahib, the place where Guru Gobind Singhji meditated in his previous birth, attracts thousands of Sikhs every year.