Buda Kedar Trek is a pilgrimage site dedicated to “Lord Shiva” in Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The Shivling present there is the biggest one in Northern India. It is located at the confluence of Dharam Ganga and BAL Ganga. Spot a variety of Himalayan birds here in the untouched environment of these hills.
Explore the Hills In Buda Kedar Trek
On your trek come across the life of locals living in the mountainous regions. Cross cultivated farms and see wooden huts of villagers.
The temples en route are uniquely styled and rich in architecture, every temple present there holds a different story.
Story of Buda Kedar Temple
When the Pandavas were in search of Lord Shiva after the battle of Kurukshetra during the Mahabharata era, they saw sage balkhily at Bhrigu Parvat.
The sage told them to visit the confluence and meet the old man who was meditating there.
When the Pandavas reached there the old man vanished and a Shivling appeared.
The Pandavas embraced the Shivling as told by the sage, to get rid of their sins.
This Shivling is the biggest one in Northern India and the impressions of Pandavas can be seen on it.
Key Points of Buda Kedar Trek
Level is Easy
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.
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Duration – 6 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
Best Season – Throughout the year except Monsoon season
Level – Easy
Highest Point – 2400 m
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Winter temperature – (0°C to -5°C)
Summer temperature – (2°C to 15°C)
Starting point – Dehradun
Short Itinerary of Buda Kedar Trek
Day 1 – Dehradun to Ghuttu (1500 m) (156 km)
Day 2 – Ghuttu to Bhairon Chatti (2400 m) (5/6 hours)
Day 3 – Bhairon Chatti to Buda Kedar (1500 m) (5/6 hours)
Day 4 – Buda Kedar to Belak (2400 m) (6 hours)
Day 5 – Belak to Malla (1500 m) and Drive to Uttarkashi
Day 6 – Uttarkashi to Dehradun (1198 m) (145 km)