Day 07 : Guptkashi - Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
In the early morning after having a healthy breakfast, drive to Sonprayag. Take a local jeep from Sonparyag to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund, start your trek to Kedarnath. The mountain abode of lord Shiva is located at a height of 3584 m. make the yatras on foot or at your own costs hire by pony / Doli. Check in the government camps at Kedarnath. Enjoy a warm dinner and take rest. Night halt. (Breakfast, Dinner)
The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the temple got its name from a legend in Mahabharata. Lord Shiva was alluding the Pandavas who were seeking his blessings. Taking the form of a hull, he hid into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar. Attain the salvation your soul seeks here.