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3 580 m ( 11 755 ft)
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The setting of the temple at Kedarnath is the most impressive of any of the Char Dham temples. Its backed by a white wall of rock and ice. From the end of the road at Gaurikund, its a 14 km hike along a very wide and obvious pilgrim trail. There is plenty accommodation available from pilgrim lodges at Kedarnath and food is available both at Kedarnath and from stalls along the trail. Its possible to hike up to Kedarnath in a long day hike from Gaurikund but its much better to spend at least one night and use Kedarnath as a base to hike up further into the mountains. There are two lakes within day hiking range, Gandhi Sarovar (a relatively short hike up to a glacial lake north of Kedarnath where some of Gandhi's ashes were scattered), and Vasuki Tal (a longer hike to hike to a lake over the eastern ridge).