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Kartik Swami temple is situated 3048m above the sea level in Rudraprayag district. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s son Kartikye. You can reach there by 3 km trek from Kanak Chauri village, which is located on the Rudraprayag-Pokhri route either you can also choose Bansbara- Kandara Kanakchuri route. The meandering veiws of the lofty hills and clouds wandering in air fills heart with excitment and joy.
Kartik Swami Legend
There is the legendry story behind the Kartikye temple. It is said that once Lord Shiva ordered both his sons to take a round of universe for the opportunity of being prayed first in the world. Both Kartikye and Ganesh participated and started the race to be first. Kartikye flew on peacock and ganesh thoughtof something and circled around Lord Shiva and explained him that his universe lies in his parents. Listening such words Lord Shiva became happy and Ganesh was rewarded by privilege of being worshipped first. On hearing this Kartikye became angry and he gave his flesh to his mother and bones to his father which is placed in this temple.
Peaks such as Nanda devi, Nanda-Ghunti,Trisuli, Meru-Sumeru, Chowkhamba Panchachuli, Kamet, Doonagiri Neelkanth, Bandarpoonch, and many more can be seen from Kartikye Swami hence it is best for photography.
Day 1 : Delhi - Alpine Adventure Camp(Duggalbitta)
Over Night stay at Luxery swiss Tents.
Day 2 : Alpine Camp - Kartik Swami Temple . (Total trek length-70 km. by road from Alpine Camp and 6km easy up and down trek.
Day 3 : Rest at camp side or you can enjoy adventure sports Cycling- 30 Km Chopta to Kund (One side)
Or you can enjoy Rock Climbing Rappelling ,Chess ,Caram board Etc.
Day 4 : Back to your nexy Journey