Are you ready for an adventure that will test your limits? Look no further than Madhyamaheshwar, a holy site located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand that offers some of the best scenic views in the area.
Legend has it that this is where the stomach part of Lord Shiva as a bull fell. The challenging trek to reach the temple is not for the faint of heart, but the rewards of lush green alpine meadows, dense forests, and snow-capped Himalayan Mountains are worth the effort.
But that’s not all. Madhyamaheshwar is also the base for some high-altitude treks like Kanchani Tal that only the most adventurous should attempt. The Madmaheshwar Temple trek is among the incredible treks in India that allows you to visit one of the Panch Kedars.
The Madmaheshwar trek takes you through the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its rich flora and fauna and especially the Himalayan Musk Deer. You’ll see long-range, high altitude meadows, waterfalls, Alpine trees, rivulets, and the alluring sanctuary area. The 5/6-day trek starts from Ukhimath Village and requires trekking of around 32 km through thick forests and serene villages along the banks of the river Ganga.
If you’re feeling brave enough to take on this adventure, here are some quick details to help you plan. The trek is moderate in difficulty and lasts for around 5-6 days. The highest point you’ll reach is 11,450 ft, and the best time to go is from April to June or August to September. Trek route is from Rishikesh to Ukhimath, Ransi Village, and finally Madhyamaheshwar.
While there are no hotels or resorts at the temple, you can set up a tent or camp and enjoy the natural charm of Madhyamaheshwar. Don’t forget to take some incredible photos early in the morning. And regardless of whether your journey is a pilgrimage or an adventure, you can perform or attend several rituals done at the temple. Especially, attending the morning and evening aarti is an experience that is worth going for.
But beware, Madhyamaheshwar Temple in Uttarakhand is open only six months a year, usually from May to November, due to weather conditions. During the summer months, the place experiences pleasant weather with temperatures ranging between 20°C and 30°C. However, during the monsoon season from September to November, the trek can be a little risky due to heavy rainfall. So, pack your bags, lace up your boots, and get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime at Madhyamaheshwar.