With the original six-hour trail to Kedarnath from Gaurikund via Rambara and Garur Chatti washed away in the 2013 floods, a new 15km route from Gaurikund has been developed by the Indian army and members of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM). The new trail heads up via Jangal Chatti (4km away), Chhoti Linchuli and Badi Linchuli, crossing the Mandakini River before reaching the south face of Kedarnath peak (6940m) at the end of the valley. An alternative, more circuitous route starts from Sonprayag, 5km short of Gaurikund, heading up via Gomkara, Dev Vishnu and Dhumgajgiri.

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