First group to cross Kunt Khal after 45 yrs from Valley of Flowers to Hanuman Chatti

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Myself (Anirban), my wife Srimati, and our 5.5 yrs old daughter Tista formed the first group to cross Kunt Khal from the side of Valley of Flowers and reached Hanuman Chatti... the route reopened after 45 yrs and we had almost nil information regarding the trail...entire Trek was arranged very meticulously and efficiently by our friend Ajay Bhatt (Himalayan Snow Runner) of Joshimath...
since we were the first group on this route and Tista was one of the team member, Ajay did not take any risk and sent three of his men to study the route just as we reached Joshimath...after returning back Sandeep and Pramod (our guides) both were of the opinion that the route from VOF to Kunt Khal, though quite steep,but still better, but the trail from Kunt Khal to Hanuman Chatti is not in good shape, especially that from Palsi Udyar to Hanuman Chatti, so Ajay was confused (mainly due to Tista), but both myself and my wife were full of confidence to complete this trek which in turn made Ajay take the challenge and arrange at his best possible : truly it was the best arrangement one can make , two guides, one Kandiwala and four porter made up a support team for three of us...just excellent...
anyway pls refer the below link with our experience and travel details :
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_M...ew?usp=sharing
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KanchuAdmirer, what a marvellous trip and amazing photograps!

Tista is a plucky girl and her parents are pluckier to do this at an altitude of 14.700 ft. Hats off to all of you and to the tour guides and operators for organising it.

Thanks for posting. (I love the Travel Details Word document)!
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Wonder full images...
And incredible achievement...congratulations. .
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Thanks a ton for the encouragement life1style1 and ViShVa
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KanchuAdmirer, I am an admirer of your efforts now! Glad you went there and made it and posted these details. Very useful....and nice pictures! Cheers to you and your family and the support group!
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thanks a lot Sajish for your ever encouraging words...
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Originally Posted by KanchuAdmirer View Post Myself (Anirban), my wife Srimati, and our 5.5 yrs old daughter Tista formed the first group to cross Kunt Khal from the side of Valley of Flowers and reached Hanuman Chatti... the route reopened after 45 yrs and we had almost nil information regarding the trail...entire Trek was arranged very meticulously and efficiently by our friend Ajay Bhatt (Himalayan Snow Runner) of Joshimath...
since we were the first group on this route and Tista was one of the team member, Ajay did not take any risk and sent three of his men to study the route just as we reached Joshimath...after returning back Sandeep and Pramod (our guides) both were of the opinion that the route from VOF to Kunt Khal, though quite steep,but still better, but the trail from Kunt Khal to Hanuman Chatti is not in good shape, especially that from Palsi Udyar to Hanuman Chatti, so Ajay was confused (mainly due to Tista), but both myself and my wife were full of confidence to complete this trek which in turn made Ajay take the challenge and arrange at his best possible : truly it was the best arrangement one can make , two guides, one Kandiwala and four porter made up a support team for three of us...just excellent...
anyway pls refer the below link with our experience and travel details :
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...E0&usp=sharing

Congratulations......
Thanks for sharing the photographs and description - it'll be very helpful information. Since this route is new and not frequently traveled .... hence, some firsthand info will be very handy to all IMers.
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Thanks Somnath...thanks a lot
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Perfect. It is.
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Thank u so much, deepblue
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Originally Posted by KanchuAdmirer View Post Myself (Anirban), my wife Srimati, and our 5.5 yrs old daughter Tista formed the first group to cross Kunt Khal from the side of Valley of Flowers and reached Hanuman Chatti... the route reopened after 45 yrs and we had almost nil information regarding the trail...entire Trek was arranged very meticulously and efficiently by our friend Ajay Bhatt (Himalayan Snow Runner) of Joshimath...
since we were the first group on this route and Tista was one of the team member, Ajay did not take any risk and sent three of his men to study the route just as we reached Joshimath...after returning back Sandeep and Pramod (our guides) both were of the opinion that the route from VOF to Kunt Khal, though quite steep,but still better, but the trail from Kunt Khal to Hanuman Chatti is not in good shape, especially that from Palsi Udyar to Hanuman Chatti, so Ajay was confused (mainly due to Tista), but both myself and my wife were full of confidence to complete this trek which in turn made Ajay take the challenge and arrange at his best possible : truly it was the best arrangement one can make , two guides, one Kandiwala and four porter made up a support team for three of us...just excellent...
anyway pls refer the below link with our experience and travel details :
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_M...ew?usp=sharing
Thanks a lot for your information!! It certainly is an amazing trek. However I'll be greatly obliged if you ans my following queries:
1. Can you give me an idea about the cost of guide/porters and the inns where you stayed?
2. How did you travel to govindghat from haridwar?? (private car/shared/bus) and what's the approx cost?
3. How can i go to Badrinath from Hanuman Chatti?
4. Any references will be greatly appreciated.
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@ ABHP, thanks dear for the heartiest encouragement and appreciation ,
as said earlier since we were the first group with almost nil information of the trail, and since our group size was pretty small including my 5.5 yrs old kid, we were totally dependent on our friend Ajay Bhatt who organized the trek according to his expertise, due to this the support group size was pretty big and we do not have much idea about daily rate of porters and guides..Sorry for not able to provide the required info
Regarding Stay :
Joshimath - Himalayan Abode Home Stay
Ghangharia - Holiday Inn
Badrinath - Badriville Resort
Rudrprayag - GMVN,
Haridwar to Joshimath drop - Tata Indigo - Rs.6000
Joshimath to Govindghat - Tata Indica - part of package hence no idea of individual rate
from Govindghat to Pulna - 4 km (shared Vehicle) again part of package hence no idea of individual rate
Hanuman Chatti to Badrinath - part of package but we have seen shared Vehicle running on this route
Sorry for not being able to help you with required info.
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Ajay Bhatt- Himalayan Snow Runner - 09756813236, 09412082247
http://www.valleyofflowersnationalpa...Contact-Us.php
http://www.himalayansnowrunner.com/
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@KanchuAdmirer, Thanks for all your help!!
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published in page 4, Times City - Times of India - Kolkata, dt. 20.06.16,
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/i...12&dt=20160620

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