This trek is along the old pilgrim
route from Gangotri to Kedarnath. From Gangotri one has to come down to Mala by motor.
The actual trek starts from Mala, after crossing the river
Bhagirathi. The trek is on
level upto Sauri-ki-gad and from this point the climb to Belak is gradual. From Belak
to Budha Kedar, it is downhill through dense forests full of birds and wildlife. From
Budha Kedar to Panwali, it is an uphill climb through terraced fields and picturesque
villages. The enchanting view of the Garhwal Himalaya is very refreshing and
compensates the efforts of regular ascend and descend. The ‘Bugyals’ (alpine
meadows) on this trek are most beautiful, specially the Kush-Kalyani and the Panwali
Accommodation: Rest houses and dharamshalas are along the way. The trek should be well
planned beforehand and services of a guide are advisable.