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Madmaheshwar Trek

Overview

The Madmaheshwar Trek is a scenic and spiritual journey located in the Ukhimath Uttarakhand, India. This trek takes you to the revered Madmaheshwar Temple,  Madmaheswar Temple is dedicated Lord Shiva, which is nestled at an elevation of 3,497 meters (11,473 feet) above sea level. The trail offers a mesmerizing mix of lush forests, vibrant meadows, and majestic mountain views, including the stunning Chaukhamba massif. The trek begins from Ransi village, and the total distance covered is approximately 18 kilometers one way. 

Trek Itinerary
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Day-1

Rishikesh to Ukhimath
200km

Where you start in Rishikesh depends on how you're traveling. If it's a tour, they might pick you up from your hotel. If you're using a bus or car, you'd start from wherever you are staying.
Travel Root
Rishikesh to Devprayag junction (Alaknanda & Bhagirathi) , Devprayag to Rudraprayag junction (Alaknanda & Mandakini), Rudraprayag to Ukhimath ( Laxmi Homes Sari).

Day-2

Ukhimath to Ranshi
20km

Drive from Ukhimath to Ransi Village, the starting point of the trek. Begin your trek to Bantoli, passing through lush green forests and small villages. Overnight stay in Bantoli.

  • Distance: 18 km drive, 7 km trek
  • Travel Time: 1-hour drive, 4-5 hours trek
  • Elevation: 2,240 meters (7,350 feet)
  • Day-3

    Bantoli to Madmaheshwar- 10km

    Trek from Bantoli to Madmaheshwar. The trail takes you through beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and along the roaring Madhyamaheshwar Ganga. Reach Madmaheshwar Temple and explore the surroundings. Overnight stay in Madmaheshwar.

  • Distance: 10 km trek
  • Trek Time: 5-6 hours
  • Elevation: 3,497 meters (11,473 feet)
  • Day-4

    Madmaheshwar to Buda Madmaheshwar and back - 2km

    Hike to Buda Madmaheshwar for an early morning view of the Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, and Neelkanth peaks. Return to Madmaheshwar for the night. Overnight stay in Madmaheshwar.

  • Distance: 2 km trek (one way)
  • Trek Time: 1-2 hours
  • Elevation: 3,800 meters (12,467 feet)
  • Day-5

    Madmaheshwar to Ransi Village to Ukhimath -

    Trek back from Madmaheshwar to Ransi Village. From Ransi, drive to Ukhimath. Overnight stay in Ukhimath.

  • Distance: 17 km trek, 18 km drive
  • Trek Time: 7-8 hours
  • Travel Time: 1-hour drive
  • Day-6

    Madmaheshwar to Ransi Village to Ukhimath

    Trek back from Madmaheshwar to Ransi Village. From Ransi, drive to Ukhimath. Overnight stay in Ukhimath.

  • Distance: 17 km trek, 18 km drive
  • Trek Time: 7-8 hours
  • Travel Time: 1-hour drive
  • Day-7

    Ukhimath to Rishikesh

    Drive back to Rishikesh, concluding your trek. Reach Rishikesh by evening.

  • Distance: 200 km
  • Travel Time: 7-8 hours
  • Trek Tips

    When embarking on the Madmaheshwar Trek, proper preparation is key to a successful and enjoyable experience. Here are some essential tips:

    1. Physical Fitness: Ensure you are in good physical condition by engaging in regular cardio exercises, strength training, and flexibility workouts at least a month before the trek.

    2. Proper Gear: Invest in good quality trekking shoes with strong grip and ankle support. Dress in layers to adjust to varying temperatures and carry a waterproof jacket, gloves, and a warm hat.

    3. Acclimatization: Spend a day acclimatizing in Ranshi to adjust to the high altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Stay hydrated and avoid alcohol.

    4. Packing Essentials: Pack light but ensure you have all necessary items such as a first aid kit, water bottles, high-energy snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sturdy backpack.

    5. Local Guidance: Hire a local guide or join a trekking group with experienced leaders. They are familiar with the terrain, weather conditions, and can enhance your trekking experience.

    6. Respect Nature: Follow the principles of Leave No Trace. Carry your trash back with you, respect wildlife, and stay on designated trails to preserve the natural beauty of the region.

    By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared to tackle the Madmaheshwar Trek and make the most of this incredible Himalayan adventure.

     
    • Carry sufficient water, snacks, and warm clothing.
    • Check the weather forecast before starting the trek.
    • Engage a local guide if you’re not familiar with the trail.

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