Wednesday, July 9, 2008

How to reach kedarnath ?

Way to Kedarnath is opened from May to October only. From November to May You usу must use helicopter . Be careful , from May to November its quite hot in New Delhi, were the road starts.

From New Delhi bus station buses go to Haridwar almost every half an hour. Road takes 8 hours. Also you can go by train, this will take 4-6 hours.

From Haridwar you can go directly to Kedarnath but it is also possible to stay there at least one day - this beautiful city is placed on Ganga.
If your group is more then 5-6 persons you may think about renting a jeep. This will cost around $20 per person. Bus is much cheaper ($5) but slower.

Way to Kedarnath goes through Rishikesh, Devaprayag, Rudraprayag and ends in Gaurikund. If jeep goes fast it can reach Gaurikund in 9-10 hours. Please note that road from Rishikesh to Gaurikund will be closed from 8 o'clock in the evening.

Himalayas start near Rishikesh (half an hour from Haridwar). All the road to Devaprayag goes near Ganga. In Devaprayag Bhagirathi (Ganga) and Alaknandu unite. Very beautiful place! We recommend to stop here and at least to put your legs into this holy water.. After Devaprayag road goes alongside Alaknandu to Rudraplayag, were Mahaalaknandu and Mandakini rivers unite. After Rudraprayag road goes alongside Mandakini.

It is highly recommended to stay overnight in Gaurikund. It is placed in 2 km above the sea level. This is not very high but it is better to start getting used to low oxygen level. There are two Gauri svayambhus in Gaurikund: two spring sources. One with hot water one with yellow water. It is not possible to go by car to Kedarnath. But you can rent a horse for 400 rupees ($8). 14 km road you can go in 4-5 hours. It is possible to go by foot but it is quite hard. There are a lot of hotels in Kedarnath from 100 to 300 rupees in a day. There is no hot water but you can order it for 20 rupees.


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Vamsi Kosuri said...

BEWARE of Himachal House Hotel in Kedarnath. Here is my experience with the hotel:

I visited Kedarnath in June 2012. During this trip, I had a horrible experience with Himachal House hotel. I am sharing this experience so that nobody else should suffer the way I suffered with this hotel. Here are the problems I faced here:

• Only one bucket of hot water in 24hrs. Rest of the time, pipes run with freezing water, which will make you hands numb in 5 seconds.
• No towels provided
• Hotel does not have any heating system and no extra blankets are given
• At first, he talked as if the welcome chai and dinner were included in our package. The owner Umesh Posti said: “Come have your dinner. It’s ready!”. Then he charged an unreasonable amount for chai and dinner, almost double the price of our next door hotel for a very bad service. When asked why he cheated us, he talked us arrogantly like ROWDY saying he can do whatever he wants to do.
• The owner Umesh Posti who lured us with his sweet talk when we checked-in warned us of using physical force when we questioned about the injustice done to us.

I had a horrible experience with this place and the owner. He ruined my Kedarnath experience. I recommend everyone to STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!

Ambica Reddy said...

Kedarnath is one of the famous place in Uttarakhand. I am planning to see atleast once in my life. Thanks for sharing information about How To Reach Kedarnath .Happy Hop Around India.............

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the information was really good and im gonna print this page and take it with me..simple and understandable..wonder whn the roads open :(

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anjali gupta said...

Thanks for sharing the useful information Kedarnath. I've never been there, but recently went to Haridwar and was amazed by exploring so many places to visit in Haridwar.

Jayendra Shree said...

Well narrated blog, You have describe each and every detail about how to reach Kedarnath. I would like to know more about accommodation options available in Haridwar. We have booked Hotel Jasmine Haridwar as we are planning our trip to Haridwar. This information would definitely help us.

Thanks for sharing.