Madmaheshwar Trek

Madmaheshwar Trek

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About Madmaheshwar Trek

Explore your adventurous side by setting out on the Madmaheshwar Trek that takes you across spectacular mountain tops to mystifying meadows. What makes this trek especially noteworthy is its popularity among Hindu pilgrims who embark upon it to showcase their reverence at the Madhyamaheshwar temple, which is one of the five “Panch Kedars”. Book your Madmaheshwar package and set out on this intriguing trip replete with mythology and legends that go back to the period of the Mahabharata. Tucked deep within the northern Himalayas, the trek is situated in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, which is popular for playing a big role in protecting the Himalayan Musk Deer, a rare and endangered species. Find your way through rustic little mountain villages, grasslands, lush coniferous forests, and enjoy views of the pristine waters of the Ganges flowing along the way. The 6-day tour is particularly popular among trekkers as it offers mind-boggling sunrise views. Located at an altitude of about 11,400 feet, this trek is classified as moderately difficult and thus can be attempted by beginner-level trekkers as well. Trek to Budha Madhyamaheshwar from the temple, which lies at a distance of about 2 km from here and catch a glimpse of ethereal beauty of the Chaukhamba mountain range of the Himalayas.

Highlights of Madmaheshwar Trek

Madmaheshwar Trek

Maximum altitude: 11,450 feet

Grade: Beginner to Moderate

Duration: 6 days

Trekking distance: 32 km

Trail type: The trail is well paved for most of the tour with hardly any tricky sections that may require deep technical or trekking knowledge.

Rail head: Haridwar Railway Station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Snow Season: November to March

Service from: Rishikesh

Base camp: Ukhimath Village

Best season: Post monsoon- September to October Spring and summer- March to June

Region: Northern Himalayas, Garhwal

Who can participate: Participants need to have a decent level of fitness before they book their Madmaheshwar package. If you are a beginner, you can embark on this tour provided you maintain a regular fitness and stamina regime at least a month prior to the trek.

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Madmaheshwar Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

Drive from Rishikesh to Ukhimath

  • The first day of your Madmaheshwar package starts with a pick up by our staff from Rishikesh railway station or other designated spots along with your fellow trekkers
  • The cab or bus ride all the way to your base camp at Ukhimath Village will be covered in approximately 6 to 7 hours.
  • You will pass numerous scenic forest stretches, beautiful natural vistas, and also the banks of the River Ganga on the drive
  • Once you reach Ukhimath, you will call it a day and spend the night in this pristine village in a hotel, lodge, or tent
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What to Pack for your trek

Madmaheshwar Trek

Documents

  • Documents: Identity Card (passport, Adhar card, or voter’s id)

Clothes

  • Quick Dry T-shirts are preferable over cotton tees.
  • Cap/ Scarf/ Bandana
  • A warm layer (Pull over, sweater or a jacket)
  • Poncho and thermals, only during post-monsoons
  • Hiking shoes
  • Consumables
  • Water (Minimum three litres)
  • Lemon and salt or Electrolyte Powder/Drink
  • High-calorie snacks such as nuts and dry fruits, home-baked cake, etc.

Other essentials

  • Sunglasses
  • Safety Pins, Rubber bands and a Whistle for emergencies
  • Plastic sheet to wrap electronic devices during the rains
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Sleeping Bag

First aid kit:

  • Scissor
  • Cotton roll & Bandage
  • Crepe Bandage
  • 1 inch wide medical tape made of paper or cloth
  • Micropore tape
  • Tablet for motion sickness like Avomine, Acidity like Gelusil or Digene, Mild pain relief tablet like Crocin
  • Band aids both Regular and Waterproof
  • Analgesic spray like Relispray or Volini
  • Antiseptic Liquid like Savlon or Dettol
  • Antiseptic powder like Cipladine or Savlon
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Know Before You Go

How to Reach
Important Tips for trekkers

You have to first reach Rishikesh and then the Village of Ukhimath from where you will start your Madmaheshwar trek. The drive to Ukhimath from Rishikesh takes about 6 or 7 hours. You can reach Rishikesh by several means:

By air: You can take a flight to the Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun which is the nearest airport to Rishikesh and lies approximately 35 kilometres away. There are popular airlines that operate from Delhi, Lucknow, and various other parts of the country. Once at the airport, you can hire a taxi or avail the local bus service to Rishikesh.

By Bus: Rishikesh is well connected by a network of buses from places like Delhi, Dehradun and Haridwar. If you are traveling from Delhi, you can choose you from a regular, deluxe, or luxury coach that departs from Kashmere Gate ISBT.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Rishikesh is Haridwar which is about 25 km away. There are several popular train services that you can avail from various parts of India and once at the station you can easily reach your destination within 30 minutes by taxi

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FAQs

What is the best time to do Madmaheshwar trek?

The best time to do Madmaheshwar trek is from September-October or March to June. This is when the weather is quite pleasant, not too cold or raining, and you can also enjoy the best views of Mt Chaukhamba from Buda Madmaheshwar.

What is Madmaheshwar famous for?

Madhyamaheshwar is most famous for the temple located dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. It is one of the five “Panch Kedars” and very popular among pilgrimers.

What is the highest altitude of Madmeshwar trek?

The highest altitude of Madmeshwar trek is 11,410 feet above sea level. You can reach the highest point after a trek of about 3 days or 32 kms along an easy to moderately difficult trekking trail.

How much Madmaheshwar trek Cost?

A Madmaheshwar trek can cost you approximately Rs. 7000 to Rs. 8000. This includes pick up and drop off from and to the nearest railway station, or a pre-decided location in Rishikesh, meals, stays, and a guide.

What is the starting point of Madmaheshwar trek?

The Madmaheshwar trek starts from the base camp at Ukhimath Village. You can reach Ukhimath from Rishikesh by road in about 6 hours.