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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post What will be the estimated travel time from Haridwar to Ukhimath by Bolero?
It would take around 7/8 hrs , DC
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post It would take around 7/8 hrs , DC
Hmm. My Juniors and females surely denied for that long journey (They are ready to walk for more than 5 Hours but not riding car due to vomiting) .

So, Try to find another scenic place for night stay between Haridwar and Ukhimath. Trip plan should be changed...
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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Hmm. My Juniors and females surely denied for that long journey.

So, Try to find another scenic place for night stay between Haridwar and Ukhimath. Trip plan should be changed...
As far as I know , GMVN accommodations at places like Tilwara / Syalsaur do not exist now. So you may stay at Devprayag Or Rudraprayag for one night.
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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post I am searching for a new location for Day 6. I am not interested to come down Rishikesh/Haridwar on that day. Think for Kartickswami but cancel it for the 3 juniors as they already will trek on 3rd-4th-5th days. Any new one?
Kartik Swami actually works well for this trip. There is a shortcut from Banswara (near Syalsaur) to Mohankhal (8 km from Kanakchauri) which will avoid the back-track to Rudraprayag.
The return route from KS/Kanakchauri is via the other Chopta to Rudraprayag and beyond.

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Is the time is perfect for this location? Otherwise I have to shift entire trip to Dehradoon -> Moosoori -> Dhanaulti -> Pauri -> Khirsu-> Haridwar section.
Not perfect, but ok. Perfect is end-Oct, early Nov.

Pauri/Khirsu also works better in combination with the Mandakini region rather than with Mussoorie/Dhamolti.

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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Not decided. I think to leave the car in Ukimath, Use local hired cab for Day 3 and day 4. Hire another cab in Day 6 & Day 7.
Considering the number of heads and the short sectors you're planning to take exclusive cars for, you might well end up paying the same or more than if you hired an exclusive vehicle for the whole trip. This is something you need to work out.

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Get a quote from Shubhyatra Travels, Rishikesh (search for contacts) for the whole trip, Haridwar to Haridwar. Some other members have used them to satisfaction.

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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post Dilliwala ji would be the best person to post some suggestions on this
Too kind, too kind.

The G is superfluous though.

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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post What will be the estimated travel time from Haridwar to Ukhimath by Bolero?
6.5-7 hours just driving.

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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Hmm. My Juniors and females surely denied for that long journey (They are ready to walk for more than 5 Hours but not riding car due to vomiting) .

So, Try to find another scenic place for night stay between Haridwar and Ukhimath. Trip plan should be changed...
Rudraprayag - 1 hour less.
Shrinagar - 2 hours less.
Devprayag - 3 hours less.

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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post As far as I know , GMVN accommodations at places like Tilwara / Syalsaur do not exist now. So you may stay at Devprayag Or Rudraprayag for one night.
Tilwara reopened a few months ago. Seriously jacked-up rates though.

Overall GMVN has become very budget-traveller-unfriendly. Prices jacked up, seemingly in an effort to compete with KMVN, Or worse, HPTDC.
They used to have standard low/off-season discount rates, which I read here on IM itself (from a Kol member in fact) they've done away with 2 years ago - it is now left to individual GH staff to give discounts on the spot, if they want to. Well, guess what? Piyush and I were at Dhanolti last Nov (me day-trip, he overnight). Checked out a few places, including GMVN (they now have a new building with "better" views, in addition to the old one). Tariffs of 5000 and 6000, the place empty (of course, at those prices ). Would they give even a single rupee as discount? Not a chance!
We then went across the road to a small family-owned place - 500 for a decent room.
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@Dilliwala,

Thank You Sir for your helps.

Now try to modify my trip plan with blanksl: Please re-order/change whereas necessary:


Day 0: Start from Howrah at Noon.

Day 1 : Reach afternoon. Move to Rishikesh & N/S.

Day 2 : Rishikesh to SriNager/Rudraprayag

Day 3 :SriNager/Rudraprayag Sari Deoria Tal(8000 ft) (13+2.5 km trek)

Day 4 : Deoria Tal Sari Chopta (2.5 km trek+22 km)

Day 5 : Chopta- Tunganath- Ukhimath

Day 6 : Ukhimath or ???

Day 7: Ukhimath/??? To Haridwar. Enjoy Aarti.

Day 8: Haridwar sightseeing. Catch train in Night.

Day 9: Reach in Howrah in the evening.

Please check the trip plan and Suggest/Advice whereas needed.
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Ukhimath is still in the same region. What about Jakholi? Not too far, great views of the Kedar peaks when it's clear, different angle. I only know of GMVN at the place, somewhat pricy now. There may be home-stays.

Otherwise a day-trip to Kalimath and night stay at Guptkashi? That'll be new (I think).

All these places have long drives back to Haridwar though. If that has to be avoided, then Devprayag.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post What about Jakholi? Not too far, great views of the Kedar peaks when it's clear, different angle.
Otherwise a day-trip to Kalimath and night stay at Guptkashi? That'll be new (I think).
All these places have long drives back to Haridwar though. If that has to be avoided, then Devprayag.
Thank You Sir.

One Query: Can I select Mastura for my base for Deoria and Tunganath visit? Is there any decent family staying option (small hotels/Homestay)?

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Mastura village is a small village consisting of 35 to 40 families who all are in farming . The village is around 9 km from Ukimutt . It is situated on the road to Chopta from Ukimutt, just before Thalla village (where one branches off to Sari village for Deoria tal).
A small trek of 1.5 km leading down from the village to the river Akash Kamini is full of trees and thus with full of birds too.. In one particular tree, I happen to see around 25-30 Wedge-tailed Pigeons. A lone shikra with its kill was also noticed. In smaller birds one can see the usual nuthatches , grey hooded warbler etc.
Mastura is situated in a very ideal place. Sari village, the base for Deoria tal is hardly 6 km from Mastura. Chopta is around 12km. So one can base here in mastura and bird a whole week. Even mastura with its fields have much to offer. Once the crops are ready for harvesting I doubt that a lot of buntings and other birds will visit this place. The altitude of Mastural must be around 2100 mts or so( approx).
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Day 2 : Rishikesh to SriNager/Rudraprayag
Rudraprayag would be best option DC for a faster transfer to Sari next day. Plus you can enjoy views / evening aarti at Prayag


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Day 5 : Chopta- Tunganath- Ukhimath


Please check the trip plan and Suggest/Advice whereas needed.
You would be exhausted after doing the Chopta-Tungnath-chopta trek , So I would suggest you to stay at Chopta again on Day 5 after completing the trek. Chopta offers splendid & closer views of Peaks. You can visit the temples at Ukhimath on Day 6 on your way to Jakholi as suggested by Dilliwala
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I would say that on day three go straight to Ukhimath and do night stay. Next day when you trek to deoria tal, you will be fresh and able to enjoy the experience.

On day five as suggested by Arupratan, stay at chopta itself instead of coming to Ukhimath. Next day, you can take the Gopeshwar-Nandprayg-Karanprayag route and stay at any nice place en route. Then to haridwar.
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post Rudraprayag would be best option DC for a faster transfer to Sari next day. Plus you can enjoy views / evening aarti at Prayag

You would be exhausted after doing the Chopta-Tungnath-chopta trek , So I would suggest you to stay at Chopta again on Day 5 after completing the trek. Chopta offers splendid & closer views of Peaks. You can visit the temples at Ukhimath on Day 6 on your way to Jakholi as suggested by Dilliwala
You are right in both case.

I want to spend another day in this region before reaching to Haridwar. Not to move further, just relax and roaming within the lush of Green. So for the rest day place may be any nearby places within that region.
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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post I want to spend another day in this region before reaching to Haridwar. Not to move further, just relax and roaming within the lush of Green. So for the rest day place may be any nearby places within that region.
In that case Baniakund ( 4 Kms from Chopta) could be an option. It offers brilliant view of peaks with meadows. We stayed there for 1 night before proceeding to Tungnath.
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post In that case Baniakund ( 4 Kms from Chopta) could be an option. It offers brilliant view of peaks with meadows. We stayed there for 1 night before proceeding to Tungnath.
Aha. That Beauty which I knew from Himadri's TR. So you advise to talk with Arvind Chouhan ( 08954640570 ) / Vinod Chouhan (097 56 368109) or any other person?

Thinking about Jugpura also...
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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Aha. That Beauty which I knew from Himadri's TR. So you advise to talk with Arvind Chouhan ( 08954640570 ) / Vinod Chouhan (097 56 368109) or any other person?

Thinking about Jugpura also...
We stayed at Arvind's place . He is a nice guy & now he offers cottage accommodation too in Baniakund
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So My Modified Trip Plan like this:

1st Night: Arrive Haridwar & N/S or Move to Rishikesh & N/S.
2nd Night: Rudraprayag & N/S. (If team agreed Move to Ukhimath)
3rd Night: Move Deoria Tal & N/S There.
4th Night: Move to Chopta & N/S there.
(Is it hectic if we move upto Tunganath & N/S in Tunganath? Which is suitable option for N/S in tunganath?)
5th Night: Complete Tunganath Trek/Down from Tunganath and move to Beniakund.
6th Night: Rest Day in Beniakund.
7th Night: Move to Haridwar & N/S. (If not, stop at Devprayag and N/S there)
8th Night: Catch the night Train from Haridwar.

Shall I hire a car from Haridwar to Haridwar for 7 days?

Need Your Advice.....
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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post So My Modified Trip Plan like this:

1st Night: Arrive Haridwar & N/S or Move to Rishikesh & N/S.
2nd Night: Rudraprayag & N/S. (If team agreed Move to Ukhimath)
3rd Night: Move Deoria Tal & N/S There.
4th Night: Move to Chopta & N/S there.
(Is it hectic if we move upto Tunganath & N/S in Tunganath? Which is suitable option for N/S in tunganath?)
5th Night: Complete Tunganath Trek/Down from Tunganath and move to Beniakund.
6th Night: Rest Day in Beniakund.
7th Night: Move to Haridwar & N/S. (If not, stop at Devprayag and N/S there)
8th Night: Catch the night Train from Haridwar.

Shall I hire a car from Haridwar to Haridwar for 7 days?

Need Your Advice.....
Yes, it looks fine


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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post 4th Night: Move to Chopta & N/S there.
(Is it hectic if we move upto Tunganath & N/S in Tunganath? Which is suitable option for N/S in tunganath?)
Trek to Tungnath on the same day would be hectic. You may stay at Chopta on day 4 & start early next day. During morning sky usually remains clear & you can enjoy beautiful mountain view all along the trek route.


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Since you will be travelling with family & kids, it would be better to book an exclusive cab for the entire trip

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