Trip to Rudraprayag/Chopta/Tungnath

Nitish Kumar

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Some more pictures before calling it a day

Few tips
1. Don't do trek without sticks (They charge ridiculous caution money of 50rs per stick but still worth it).
2. Don't try shortcuts while trekking up, not worth the efforts and risk. Can try during return though.
3. It's better to reach Chopta in day, trek on the same day while leaving your stuff in car and taking stay in Tungnath rather for night than in chopta. That way, next day you can not only reach Chandrashila early morning but can return with proper views. For photographers, you would have heavenly view of stars during the night in clear sky.
4. Wait for evening to get parking near gate and for rest day, you can park it little before.
5. If want to stay in Chopta only then choose a place with open sky for star gazing or photography in night.
6. Don't think there would be any part of route which is plain, it would always be up and up. Don't rush any part of trek. Don't do trekking with any time target in mind. If it takes 4-5 hrs even, don't be worried, just don't make yourself breathless.




















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Nitish Kumar

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Day 4:

The day remains almost as uneventful as we wanted the same to be. Against the advice of Hotel guy, we started by 5AM in place of waiting for sunrise. I wanted to cross Rishikesh before sunlight may start and even though there been many bad patches, we made it for target. Construction stops at night and though few vehicles still may come but their headlights would give their presence from far and you can negotiate the narrow patches. Vehicles rush would keep on increasing as morning approaches. Wider and smooth roads in between gave us a glimpse of coming years even if there is construction and bad dust currently

By 7AM, we reached to Haridwar and after that it was smooth sail except last 40kms when Police sent us back to Meerut/Modinagar. Anyway, by noon we finally reach back home, calling it a day.





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Nitish Kumar

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Why Police diverted and from where ?
Ganga Canal Road not advised in morning from Khatauli side ?
That's likely a temp issue for that time. We saw at least two dozen military looking vehicles passing, likely for that reason they routed people towards the highway which adds mere 15kms i guess, so was manageable



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