Kedarnath & Tungnath Yatra mid May 2015

Brij Kishore

New Member
Hi

I am currently planning for a trekking trip to holy Kedarnath & Tungnath Temples. This would be my first solo trip

Following is the itinerary:

Day 0 (Friday)
Delhi to Haridwar


Day 1 (Saturday)
Haridwar to Rudraprayag - Ukhimath - Gaurikund
Night Stay at Gaurikund

Day 2 (Sunday)
Gaurikund to Kedarnath
Night Stay at Kedarnath or back to Limchuli for the Night Stay


Day 3 (Monday)
Back to Gaurikund
Drive to Chota. Night Stay at Chota


Day 4 (Tuesday)
Trek to Tungnath-Chandrashila-Chopta
Late afternoon Travel to Rudraprayag
Night stay at Rudraprayag


Day 5 (Wednesday)
Rudraprayag to Haridwar reach by afternoon
Catch bus to Delhi asap

I feel this schedule is pretty tight. Need to know if this is doable.
please suggest if i can get a shared jeep from Haridwar to Guptkashi, or at what time I can get a direct bus - Haridwar to Gaurikund.

Can i get a share jeep/bus from Gaurikund to Chopta? How frequently buses/share cabs are available.

From Chopta to Rudra Prayag can I get a bus/share cab easily?
 

EpicTraveller

New Member
These are really amazing trekking destinations in India where you would love to visit. These are the most popular destinations because of its religious importance
 

hogster

Ek Rasta hai Zindagi..
The Plan is a little hurried but definitely doable. I have done Kedarnath trek and back to Gaurikund in 1 day in the past.

Direct buses from Haridwar/Rishikesh are available. However you can break your journey in 2 if you want to hire a shared cab. Rishikesh to Rudraprayag and then Rudraprayag to Gaurikund.

Direct Shared taxi from Gaurikund to Chopta will be very few. Once again you'll have break your journey at Kund and then find a shared taxi for Chopta.

For your return Journey also, in case you are lucky you might find a direct jeep. If you don't, break your journey to reach Kund (which is on the kedarnath - Rudraprayag road) and then find transportation to Rudraprayag/haridwar.
 
Doable. You have to stay at Son Prayag. Next day Govt jeeps will take you to Gaurikund. Start Trek.
Stay at night at Kedarnath Valley if you feel good to do so.
This will be easy on your body.
Return next day for Chopta. Finding Shared vehicle for Chopta may be some time consuming. Reaching there will not be tension.
 

ajay0612

Active Member
Doable. You have to stay at Son Prayag. Next day Govt jeeps will take you to Gaurikund. Start Trek.
Stay at night at Kedarnath Valley if you feel good to do so.
This will be easy on your body.
Return next day for Chopta. Finding Shared vehicle for Chopta may be some time consuming. Reaching there will not be tension.
Thanks Satinder ji,
What about the registration thing?
Is the trek similar to Tungnath (in grading) or tougher?
I plan with my 13year old son from 24-27May from Haridwar. Can a car (Ertiga) reach Sonprayag?
My tentative plan:
24th - Reach Sonprayag (what accommodation, advance booking?)
25th - Sonprayag to Kedarnath (stay)
26th - Kedarnath sightseeing and back to Lincholi
27th - Lincholi to Haridwar
Is it doable? Thanks.
 
Try to do Biometric Registration at Haridwar or other places in between.
You can see rush at Son Prayag Registration Point and may get late for trek.

Ertiga can reach Son Prayag easily but drive carefully by checking stones in middle of road.

Kedarnath Trek is difficult than Tungnath !


Return next day to Son Prayag after Kedarnarh night stay.
Donot stay at Lincholi.
Going down is easy !
Before 5pm only you can get Govt jeeps for Son Prayag. Take torch for trekking if you get late it will help.
 
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Tanmoy

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Planning to trip for Kedernath Trek, Vasuki Tal, Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Peak in May 2018. (We preferred trekking)

Hi,

am currently planning for a trekking trip to holy Kedernath Trek, Vasuki Tal, Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Peak in May 2018

Following is the itinerary:

Day 0 Flight at 5:00PM, reach delhi by 8:00PM. From Delhi Station / Bus Stand take bus / train to Haridwar / Rishikesh. Reach Rishikesh at Morning.
Day 1 Bus from Haridwar/Rishikesh to Sonprayag (By Bus) to Gaurikund (by share Taxi) (212KM - 10 Hrs.) - Night Stay at Gaurikund
Day 2 Gaurikund to Kedarnath - 22KM, Appx. 10 Hrs. - Night Stay at Kedernath
Day 3 Kedarnath to Vasuki Tal - 7KM (One Way) & Chorbari taal - 3.5 Kms - Night stay at Kedernath
Day 4 Kedarnath to Gaurikund - 22KM, Appx. 7 Hrs. - Gourikund to Ukhimath, 44KM, 2Hrs (By Share Taxi) - Night Stay at Ukhimath
Day 5 Ukhimath to Chopta - 67KM, Appx. 2 Hrs. by Car - Night Stay at Chopta
Day 6 Chopta to Tungnath - 3.5KM and Chandrashila Peak - 1.5KM, Total 5KM from Chopta (One Way) - Night Stay at Chopta
Day 7 Chopta/Ukhimath to Rishikesh - 170KM - Night Stay at Rishikesh
Day 8 Day at Rishikesh, Take bus from Rishikesh to Delhi at afternoon. Reach Delhi at Night.
Day 9 Rishikesh to Delhi (By Bus), Delhi to Kolkata (By Flight) - Morning at 9:00 AM reach Kolkata.

Kindly suggest this plan is doable we are only 2 person.

1. Kindly provide the information about the share taxi and bus service from the Rishikesh - Gourikund - Chopta - Rishikesh?

2. May 1st Week is best time to travel this place?

3. If any others beautiful spot is available in this route kindly also suggest the same.
 
@Gaurav Dutt
Please help here !


Planning to trip for Kedernath Trek, Vasuki Tal, Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Peak in May 2018. (We preferred trekking)

Hi,

am currently planning for a trekking trip to holy Kedernath Trek, Vasuki Tal, Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Peak in May 2018

I hope you will amend the date to May 2019.
I hope you are seasoned Trekkers with good speed / pace on hills.



Following is the itinerary:

Day 0 Flight at 5:00PM, reach delhi by 8:00PM. From Delhi Station / Bus Stand take bus / train to Haridwar / Rishikesh. Reach Rishikesh at Morning.

Take bus from ISBT after your Dinner.You will reach Haridwar around 3:30am if bus is taken around 11pm from Delhi ISBT.



Day 1 Bus from Haridwar/Rishikesh to Sonprayag (By Bus) to Gaurikund (by share Taxi) (212KM - 10 Hrs.) - Night Stay at Gaurikund

In Morning buses leave Haridwar around 4-4:30am only.
Better goto Rishikesh eary morning if possible.
From Rishikesh Bus Stand you will get Bus or Shared Taxi easily in Morning.
Don't be late more than 7am.

Or
Goto Rudraprayag by any public transport.
Take Shared Cab / Taxi for Son Prayag.
Nght Stay will be at Son Prayag only.
Do Bio Metric on this day at any place early morning / afternoon / evening.




Day 2 Gaurikund to Kedarnath - 22KM, Appx. 10 Hrs. - Night Stay at Kedernath

Good.



Day 3 Kedarnath to Vasuki Tal - 7KM (One Way) & Chorbari taal - 3.5 Kms - Night stay at Kedernath

Good.
You can take guide.




Day 4 Kedarnath to Gaurikund - 22KM, Appx. 7 Hrs. - Gourikund to Ukhimath, 44KM, 2Hrs (By Share Taxi) - Night Stay at Ukhimath


Good.
It all depends on your trekking speed and availability of Public transport at that time.
In daytime it is easy to find Shared Taxis with ease to reach Ridraprayag or in between the route.
Start early morning for going down to reach your detination in time.



Day 5 Ukhimath to Chopta - 67KM, Appx. 2 Hrs. by Car - Night Stay at Chopta


Good.
You have enough time to rest this way.
Decide then what to do next.


Day 6 Chopta to Tungnath - 3.5KM and Chandrashila Peak - 1.5KM, Total 5KM from Chopta (One Way) - Night Stay at Chopta

Good.



Day 7 Chopta/Ukhimath to Rishikesh - 170KM - Night Stay at Rishikesh

Good.



Day 8 Day at Rishikesh, Take bus from Rishikesh to Delhi at afternoon. Reach Delhi at Night.

Good.




Day 9 Rishikesh to Delhi (By Bus), Delhi to Kolkata (By Flight) - Morning at 9:00 AM reach Kolkata.

Good.




Kindly suggest this plan is doable we are only 2 person.

Doable and add few or more couple of places nearby.



1. Kindly provide the information about the share taxi and bus service from the Rishikesh - Gourikund - Chopta - Rishikesh?

Bus is available and check routes timings from bus stand.
Shared Taxi is easily available at Rishikesh for Rudraprayag.
For Son Prayag also available in morning only.
Ask Driver about commfortable seating as they tend to fill /push people like Sheep & Goats in Bolero / Sumo etc..




2. May 1st Week is best time to travel this place?


It all depends on opening of the Gates.
Gates are opened normally in last week of April or first week of May
on Akshay Tritiya.
Check Calendar.
Early Birds may not see rush during vacations.

Kedarnath in Winters
During Winters starting from the month of of November, there is heavy snowfall in Kedarnath and all the routes are closed. The shrine is also closed for 6 months. The holy statue of Lord Shiva, is shifted from Garhwal (Kedarkhand) to Ukhimath, and is reinstated at Kedarnath, in the first week of May. It is at this time, that the doors of the temple are thrown open to pilgrims, who gather from all parts of India, for a holy pilgrimage. The shrine closes on the week of Kartik, on the day of Bhai Dooj (October-November) and reopens after Akshay Tritya (April-May) every year. During its closure the shrine is submerged in snow and worship is performed at Ukhimath.

Kedarnath Opening Dates 2018 - Kedarnath Dham Closing Dates

You can check here also about opening dates in 2019.
Official website of Kedarnath temple & Badarinath Temples:
Shri Badari Nath Shri Kedar Nath Mandir Committee





3. If any others beautiful spot is available in this route kindly also suggest the same.


@Gaurav Dutt can sugest better utilisation of your time.
Have you seen Kartik Swami Temple ?
It is nearby only and must visit place.
 
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Tanmoy

New Member
Sorry for the mistake its May 2019.

Thank you for your valuable information.

Yes, I have done some trek.

No, I have not visit Kartik Swami Temple yet. Kindly suggest the route and which day I can visit this Temple?

Can we visit Deoria Tal in this plan without adding any extra day?
 
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