Rudranath trek is 24km from Gopeshwar and from panar village a 12km trek it goes thru magnificent Himalayan beauty route. It’s fourth kedar .Its a natural cave in which Lord Shiva is in Rudra form angry form ,here the mukh or the Lords face appeared and Shiva is worshipped as Neelkanth Mahadev. All though trek is little difficult but the route is amazingly beautiful with meadows wild flowers and dense forest, in the background in all their glory are the glittering snow covered peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi, Deva sthan etc.
Near the temple is a stream of sparkling water know as Vaitarini- The “water of salvation”.Nandikund is a place where people worship some rusty old historic swords thrust into rocks. The local people believe that the swords belonged originally to the Pandavas.The temple is surrounded by a number of pools – Surya Kund, Chandra kund, manas kund.
It is a secluded place and there is no facility of food, so when you are planning take tents and food with you.
Altitude : 2286 m
Best to Visit: April to June