Guptkashi to Kedarnath

If you are planning to visit Kedarnath then Guptkashi is one of the major destinations between your Journey to Kedarnath. Guptkashi is a town located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and this place has historic importance. The total distance between Guptkashi and Kedarnath is approximately 34 Km and the road condition is good, you may face problems during the rainy season. So before starting your trip to Kedarnath, check the weather broadcast first.

Shared taxis and buses are available from Guptkashi to Gaurikund, the base point of the trek to Kedarnath. The total trek distance is approx 18 Km. There are several stay points between the trek where you can stay. If you are searching for budget hotels or staying in Kedarnath then you can directly call us, we have our hotels in Kedarnath and in between the Kedarnath trek. These camps and hotels are operated by our known ones so you will get the direct price and a good experience. So we recommend you book your rooms or camps in advance. Because during the peak season, you will find difficulties in finding a stay.

By Road

The road distance between Guptkashi and Kedarnath is 33 Km approximately and it takes 1 hour to complete the road journey. You can take a bus or cab from Guptkashi to Gaurikund and then the rest of the journey can only be completed via foot or porters.

By Helicopter

You can reach Kedarnath via Helicopter also. The Kedarnath helipad is 46 Km away from Guptkashi helipad and it takes approx 15 minutes to reach. The first flight takes off at 6:30 AM from Guptkashi and the heli ticket pricing is around 8550 per person. Several heli companies are providing heli services in Kedarnath you can choose anyone depending on the seats availability.


The trek to Kedarnath starts from Gaurikund which is approx 18 Km long. The route passes through waterfalls, high steeves and downs, small rivers and forests. It takes approx 6 to 8 hours to complete the Kedarnath trek, depending on your physical fitness and habit of trekking. So before heading to Kedarnath, be physically fit at least 1 month before the trip.

There is a lot to see and enjoy during your journey. Happy Char Dham Yatra from the team of Garhwali Traveller.

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