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Madhyamaheshwar Trek

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  • 5 Days  4 Nights 
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  • For 12+ years
  • Best Season - Summer (May, June, July) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)

Sitting pretty on the foothills of towering peaks in the state's Garhwal region, Madhyamaheshwar (also known as Madhmaheshwar) is a revered religious site. One of the Panch Kedars (holy temples dedicated to Lord Shiva), Madhyamaheshwar is located in the district of Rudraprayag and is steeped in mythology and folklore. According to legend, after the epic Mahabharat war, the Pandavas wanted to pay reverence to Lord Shiva in order to absolve them from their sin. On sighting the approaching Pandavas, Lord Shiva turned into a bull in order to illude them. But Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers, recognised the Lord and pursued him relentlessly. Lord Shiva divided his body into five parts to escape Bhima. The sites where the five parts of the Lord appeared are revered as the Panch Kedar. The middle-torso of the Lord is said to have appeared in Madhyamaheshwar ('madhya' in Hindi means middle). To reach the temple, visitors and pilgrims embark on a tedious 24-km-long trek. This arduous hike, however, is worth the effort as visitors are treated to uninterrupted views of green land and surrounding mountains. The temple stands opposite the Chaukhamba, Neelkanth and Kedarnath mountain peaks.  

 

About the Madmaheshwar Trek:

  • Gear up for an exciting Madmaheshwar Trek for 6 days and 5 nights and enjoy hiking for 32 km through scenic villages, dense forests, & banks of the Ganga River.
  • See the serene greenery and beautiful surroundings as you arrive in the beautiful Ukhimath town. 
  • Start your trek from Ukhimath to Goundar village, pass through some panoramic trails, and admire the views of rhododendrons, oaks & pine forests.
  • Embark on your trip to Madmaheshwar from Goundar village on the third day of your trek and get ready for the pristine views of small villages.
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of Madmaheshwar Ganga as you reach the small Bantoli village.
  • See the confluence of the Mourkhanda River and Madmaheshwari River coming from Chaukhamba & Nandikund which is renowned as Madmaheshwar Ganga.
  • Arrive at the Buda-Madmaheshwar peak and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 
  • Visit four stunning pools at Buda-Madmaheshwar and marvel at the majestic mountain ranges. 
  • Head back to the Gaundar village and capture some amazing pictures of rare birds & lush landscapes while descending. 
  • With outstanding natural beauty and challenging yet adventurous trails, the Madmaheshwar Trek is a must-visit destination offering an unforgettable experience for a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Gear up for an exciting Madmaheshwar Trek for 6 days and 5 nights and enjoy hiking for 32 km through scenic villages, dense forests, & banks of the Ganga River.
  • See the serene greenery and beautiful surroundings as you arrive in the beautiful Ukhimath town. 
  • Start your trek from Ukhimath to Goundar village, pass through some panoramic trails, and admire the views of rhododendrons, oaks & pine forests.
  • Embark on your trip to Madmaheshwar from Goundar village on the third day of your trek and get ready for the pristine views of small villages.
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of Madmaheshwar Ganga as you reach the small Bantoli village.
  • See the confluence of the Mourkhanda River and Madmaheshwari River coming from Chaukhamba & Nandikund which is renowned as Madmaheshwar Ganga.
  • Arrive at the Buda-Madmaheshwar peak and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 
  • Visit four stunning pools at Buda-Madmaheshwar and marvel at the majestic mountain ranges. 
  • Head back to the Gaundar village and capture some amazing pictures of rare birds & lush landscapes while descending. 
  • With outstanding natural beauty and challenging yet adventurous trails, the Madmaheshwar Trek is a must-visit destination offering an unforgettable experience for a lifetime.

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Lodge

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All Meals

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You get picked-up with fellow trekkers from Rishikesh railway station or other designated spots by our staff in a cab or bus. After boarding, the drive to Ukhimath takes about 6 to 7 hours.  The drive is replete with serene forest stretches and stunning natural elegance and also passes through the banks of the Ganges River. 

The Ukhimath town is a pristine village and also the holy winter home of the idols of Kedarnath and Madmaheshwar temples that are brought down here during winter by the annual Doli-Yatra procession. After reaching Ukhimath will take a shot tea break and will start our journey of 40 mis to Ransi , stay overnight in a lodge/hotel or a tent. 

Trek Distance 9Km

Trek

Lodge

All Meals

On the second day of the Madmaheshwar trek package, the trek starts early in the morning after having breakfast. The trek is easy from Ransi and you need to do some gradual hike through a few quaint villages like Gaundar.  

After trekking for 1 km from Gaundhar, you witness the unmatched beauty of the Madmaheshwar Ganga, dense forests, and reach the small Bantoli village. Here, you discover the confluence of Mourkhanda River coming from Chaukhamba, and River Madmaheshwari descending from Nandikund, known as the Madmaheshwar Ganga.

This trail from Ransi to Nanu village is well-paved and passes through the forest full of rhododendrons, oaks, pines, and maple trees. The area houses several beautiful birds and a few wild animals as well. After a few hours of an easy hike, you reach your next halt and stay overnight in a hotel, or lodge, or tent. 

Trek Distance 9 Km

Trek

Lodge

All Meals

Today's trek takes you to the summit of this Madmaheshwar trek package, which offers not only pristine views but has a spiritual connection as well. The trek starts fromnanu village that is gradual in the starting but becomes a bit steep yet moderate later on. This well-paved trail passes through dense forests to small villages and amazes you with the stunning elegance of lush greens and rustic lifestyle. 

The trail runs through this verdant Bantoli village and, afterward, a continuous ascent takes to upper-Bantoli. Now an arduous trek takes to the final destination of the Madmaheshwar Valley, where the famous holy shrine is on the left.  

The mountain at the backdrop of the temple is the Buda-Madmaheshwar peak where you can reach after a difficult trek of 2 km in 2 hrs. The views of the surrounding mountains through this difficult terrain are extraordinary and enforce the trekkers to visit the place again and again. The Buda-Madmaheshwar has four stunning pools that reflect the unparalleled images of the surrounding mountain ranges. You get back to Madmaheshwar Valley before the dark and stay overnight in a tent or the temple’s Dharamshala.  

Trek Distance 13 Km

Trek

Homestay

All Meals

Wake up with an extraordinary sunrise and enjoy your healthy breakfast to start your return journey to Goundar. Endure the beauty and spiritual values of this pristine Madmaheshwar region, the summit of this Madmaheshwar trek package, and walk for 10 km to reach the basecamp. The trail for the descend is the same as above and is full of nature and wildlife.  

Keep your camera ready and capture shots of some of the rare birds you spot and also click pictures of streams, falls, and lush landscapes that you spot through the trail. After a descent of 10 km, you reach Gaundar village, where you have plenty of time to interact with villagers and discover what's nearby. After having dinner, stay overnight in a tent or a hotel. 

Trek Distance 4 Kms Drive 201 Km

Trek

Stay Not Included

Breakfast

The fifth day of the Madmaheshwar trek package starts with breakfast and takes you back to the Ukhimath village. The trail is well-paved and easy to trek and is the same that was followed during the ascent. It takes almost three hours to reach back to the beautiful and quaint Ukhimath, which is a popular holy shrine.  After resting for a while and refueling yourself with lunch and tea, you can go for some sightseeing.

Our vehicle picks you from your hotel or tent and takes you to Rishikesh, the starting point of this Madmaheshwar trek package. Get dropped at the railway station or bus depot or the place of your choice and board your booked train or bus to your home destination. 

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Inclusions

  • All Meals from Ransi to Ransi (4 Snacks, 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinner) 
  • Route Guide
  • Trekking Permits/Forest Fees.
  • Hot Water for Drinking only (Provided during Breakfast/Dinner, First Aid & Medical kit.
  • Trekking equipment (Tents, Sleeping bags, Gaiters, Microspikes, etc.), if required.
  • Tented accommodation on a Double/ Triple/ Quad sharing basis

Exclusions

  • Transport
  • Any additional expenses such as of personal nature/medical exigency.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
  • Any Airfare/Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from which is outside the itinerary.
  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, heavy snow fall and other natural calamities.
  • Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
  • Porters/Mules for personal luggage.

THINGS TO CARRY

Things to carry with you while going on for Madmaheshwar trekking are:

 

  • Backpack with rain cover
  • 2 bottles of water of 1 liter each
  • Energy bars, dry fruits, and electoral/ORS
  • Head Torch
  • Personal medication, if any
  • Comfortable cotton t-shirts and fleece t-shirt as well
  • Track pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen cream, Hand sanitizer, Moisturizer, Antibacterial Powder, Toilet Paper & Wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Lip
  • Balm, and Quick-dry Towel
  • Sunglasses, Cap, Gloves
  • Trekking shoes
  • A pair of floaters
  • First Aid Kit


HOW TO REACH

  • By Road: You can take a direct bus to Ukhimath from Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Dehradun. It is best to take a bus from Haridwar and Rishikesh as buses are more frequent here. You can also take a taxi to reach Ransi from Ukhimath. Ransi is just 20 kilometres from Ukhimath.
  • By Bus: You can take a bus from Rishikesh to Ukhimath. It will cover a distance of 179 kilometres and take around 5.3 hours to reach. After reaching Ukhimath, you can start your Madmaheshwar Trek.
  • By Air: There is no direct flight to Madmaheshwar. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, located at a distance of 235 kilometres. From the airport, you can take a bus or taxi to reach Ukhimath which will take around 6 hours to reach.


Policy and Terms

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 10.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 3 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 75.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 3 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

 

  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking

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Confirmations Policy 

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

 

 Refund Policy 

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's TravelMite wallet which can be use for next one year of cycle.

Frequest Questions

Q: Can beginners do the Madmaheshwar trek?
A: Madmaheshwar can be challenging for trekkers, especially with no prior trekking experience. However, with proper preparation and guidance, beginners can undertake this trek as well. A decent level of fitness can make it easier for beginners to comfortably complete this trek.

Q: What is the difficulty level of the Madmaheshwar trek?
A: The Madmaheshwar trek is considered moderately difficult. It involves trekking through rugged terrain, steep ascents, and rocky paths. The high altitude can also pose challenges like altitude sickness. Proper physical fitness and acclimatisation in the Madmaheshwar trek itinerary are important. You need to fully prepare yourself for a successful and enjoyable trekking experience.

Q: Which are the other best Similar treks that we can book from TravelMite?
A: Here is the list of best Uttarakhand treks that you can book from TravelMite: Panch Kedar

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