Badrinath Trek Overview

Among Hindu devotees, the Badrinath Trek is a well-known trek path that leads to the revered Badrinath temple. It is a well-known "Char Dhampilgrime" location, drawing thousands of followers each year to its gates. It is also one of the 108 "DivyaDesams" that are devoted to Lord Vishnu. Joshimath is the gateway to Badrinath, which is located on the banks of the Alaknanda River in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Numerous Hindu writings, notably the Mahabharata, make reference to the temple. The Mahabharata describes Badrinath as a resting place en route to salvation. Visitors to the temple who are looking for salvation are said to get Lord Badri's blessings. Hindu mythology holds that Lord Vishnu meditated here, oblivious to his surroundings, and was shielded by Devi Laxmi in the guise of the Badri tree. Devi Laxmi was given the new name Badri Vishal after being moved by her devotion, and the area was given the name Badrika Ashram. Later, Lord Vishnu was called Badrinath.

Badrinath Trek is surely a treat from the hustle-bustle of the city where you can discover yourself in the process of climbing up the hill along with achieving spiritual satisfaction.

Quick Facts of Badrinath Trek

Quick Facts of Badrinath Trek
  • Maximum altitude: 10,200 ft.
  • Grade: Easy
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Trekking distance: 45 kilometers
  • Trail type: Round trek
  • Railhead: Rishikesh railway station
  • Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Snow Season: Winters
  • Service from: Rishikesh
  • Base camp: Rishikesh
  • Best season: May to October
  • Region: Uttarakhand

Badrinath Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 1

Rishikesh to Rudraprayag to Joshimath

  • Trekkers will be picked up by our personnel in Rishikesh and transported to Joshimath on the day one of Badrinath Trek itinerary. You'll be accompanied by the holy river Ganga during its entire voyage. Trekkers can savor the splendor of the route.

  • Buses will halt in Devprayag, and if they're lucky, trekkers might get to see the magnificent confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers.

  • The final leg of the journey takes hikers through Rudraprayag, where the Alaknanda and Mandakini meet again, before arriving in Joshimath. Check into your motels of choice and get some rest.

What to Pack for Badrinath Trek?

What to Pack for Badrinath Trek?

Mandatory Documents

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card (Aadhar, Voters ID, etc.)

  • Medical Certificate (First part filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)

  • Declaration Certificates


  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters): With rain cover and good support

  • Sturdy Trekking Shoes: For good ankle support

  • Trek Pants: 2-3 trek pants

  • Jacket: For protection against the chilly weather.

  • Warm Clothes: Woolen layers or fleece

  • Thermals: For temperature drops at night

  • T-Shirts: Quick dry full sleeves collared t-shirts

  • Poncho: For unexpected rains

  • Hiking Pole: Necessary for steep sections

  • Water Bottles: 2 of 1 liter each

  • Cap or Balaclava: For protection against sun rays

  • Sunglasses: For saving eyes from the sun

  • Woolen and Waterproof Gloves: For protection against chilly weather

  • Socks (Woolen and Regular): 3 pairs

  • Torch headlight

  • Personal Toiletry Kit: sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitiser etc.

  • Personal Medical Kit (Include minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

  • Diamox: altitude sickness

  • Digene: discomfort in the stomach, acidity

  • Crocin Advance: fever and headache

  • Aspirin/Combiflam: Pain reliever

  • Disprin: headache

  • Avomine: motion sickness

  • Avil: allergies

  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen: Diarrhea

  • Ranitidine: acidity

  • Volini/Moov spray: sprains

  • Betadine/Savlon: Antiseptic cream

  • ORS: 6 packs

  • Band-aid

  • Cotton

  • Stretchable/Elastic bandage

  • Gauze

Know Before You Go Badrinath Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for Trekkers
How to Reach
  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport, located 314 kilometers away from Badrinath, is the closest airport. With daily flights, Jolly Grant Airport has good connections to Delhi, and Badrinath has good motorable road connections to Jolly Grant Airport. From Jolly Grant Airport, taxis can take you to Badrinath.

  • By Rail: Rishikesh is the station that is closest to Badrinath. The Rishikesh railway station is located 295 kilometers before Badrinath on NH58 and is well connected to major Indian cities by Indian railway networks. Rainfall in Rishikesh is common, and motorable roads connect Badrinath and Rishikesh effectively. From Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoll, Joshimath, and many other locations, taxis and buses are available to take you to Badrinath."

  • By Road: Major cities in the state of Uttarakhand are well connected to Badrinath by motorable highways. From ISBT Kashmiri Gate buses are available for travel to Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar. From popular locations in Uttarakhand state, such as Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoll, etc., buses and taxis are easily accessible to Badrinath. National Highway 58 connects Ghaziabad with Badrinath.

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