Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek - The Shiva's Trail

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Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek

  • Start Point/End Point: Rishikesh
  • Duration: : 5 Nights, 6 Days
  • Total Trekking Distance : 60 kms (approax)
  • Highest Altitude during trek : 4000 mts

About Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek

Kalpeshwar to Rudranath Trek is one of the less frequented pilgrimages in Uttarakhand and that is the reason that has saved its characteristic magnificence in place. The trail goes through well-supporting towns that essentially relies on upon vegetation. This trek offers virgin trail with various courses to approach. While most of the people start this circuit from Helang, it can likewise start from Saggar and Mandal close to Gopeshwar.

Both Kalpeshwar and Rudranath are part of Panch Kedar temples in addition to Kedarnath, Madhmaheshwar and Tungnath.

Day 1 : Arrival in Urgam

The drive from Rishikesh to Helang passes through three major confluences – Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnaprayag. Take an early morning bus or shared cab that goes upto Joshimath, but make sure you get down at Helang. You need to book a cab from Helang to Urgam, this 12 kms stretch will be a bumpy ride.

After reaching Urgam, we will check into home stay in Urgam take rest. If time permits you can also visit Viilage and interact with locals as well.

Day 2 : Urgam - Devgaon – Kalpeshwar – Dumak

Urgam is a beautiful valley surrounded with villages and organized vegetation. Start off early in the morning and trek towards Kalpeshwar from Urgam. It takes more than an hour to reach Kalpeshwar Temple from Urgam. You can visit Dhyan Badri temple in Devgaon as well. After morning aarti in Kalpeshwar start the trek to Dumak. After crossing the village the trail goes through beautiful terrace fields and a couple of shepherd huts.

The altitude gradually increases as you climb up the trail but there is no steep climb involved. After trekking for 3 hours, you’ll reach a pass which will open up the view of other side of the valley. The trail will be followed with sharp descent there on. Rest for a while in a village you come across then trek further down to the bridge. As soon as you cross the bridge, you’ll see a temple. Dumak is another 1hour away from this place. Dumak is a remote village situated at an altitude of 2400 mts above sea level. Night stay in Dumak.

Day 3 : Dumak – Toli Bugyal – Panar

Cross the village by trekking on the right side of the village. Trek down to the bridge. It takes less than an hour to reach this bridge from Dumak. The remaining distance of the trek is mainly uphill steep climb. The trail passes through Toli Bugyal a nice but slightly creepy looking campsite. There is Toli Tal at Toli Bugyal but its water is not worth drinking or cooking. Toli Bugyal is situated at an altitude of 2850mts above sea level. Rest here for lunch then proceed towards Panar Bugyal.

Another 3 hours of steep climb through virgin forest opens up at Panar Bugyal. This small yet gorgeous meadow is situated at an elevation of 3400mts above sea level. This is the most beautiful campsite of the entire trek.

Day 4 : Panar – Rudranath

This is probably the most rewarding day of this entire trekking stretch. 15 minutes into the trek and the Himalayas on the left will greet you with open arms. This is followed with a narrow ridge that leads to highest point of the trek, Pitradhar (4000 mts). You’ll see bells and prayer flags hanging at a small temple known as Pitradhar. The trail is mostly downhill from this point and passes through Panch Dhara. Since there is very limited camping ground at Rudranath, most people try and trek back to Panar on same day. Rudranath is a very unique place to be at and it is surrounded by scenic vistas. It is situated at an altitude of 3600 mts above sea level.

Day 5 : Rudranath – Anusuya Devi Temple

Hike up towards Pitradhar and thereon proceed towards Naola Pass. The trek further passes through untouched meadows of Dhanpal Bugyal and Hansa Bugyal to reach Anusuya Devi Temple. This temple holds a special place in the hearts of local villagers and it is renowned as the last hope for childless couples.

Day 6 : Anusuya Devi Temple – Mandal – Gopeshwar

Trek down from Anusuya Devi Temple to Mandal, trek ends at this road head. Drive from Mandal to Gopeshwar on same day to catch an early bus or cab next morning. Our trek services will end at Sagar Village.

How to Reach Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek

At first you have to reach Rishikesh, after that we will take care of your further travel plan.

Options to reach Rishikesh:

Rishikesh to Rudraprayag, Pipalkoti then to Helang. A bus start from Rishikesh bus stand sharp at 5 AM and reach Helang around 3.30 PM. You can book your advance ticket from Rishikesh bus stand. Helang to Urgam share car service available @ Rs. 40/- per head. Then it is an about half an hour trek from Urgam to Devagram. From Devagram it is around 45-mintue stroll to Kalpeshwar Temple.

Kalpeshwar Rudranath Trek Location

Thing's to carry

You need to get :-

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1What about the weather conditions in the mountain region?

Weather in mountains is completely unpredictable and hence one must remain prepared for all of its kind. Usually, nights are cold in comparison to days and hence travelers are suggested to take their extra warm clothes with them. Also, it depends on seasons too.

2 Are mobile networks affected during the trek?

It totally depends upon the kind of place you are at. In the intensely remote areas, you may not find networks or interrupted networks but in most of the areas, networks are available.

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