Rudranath Trek

#1 Aug 1st, 2011, 16:29
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In Sept. 2012, I want to do the RUDRANATH trek from
Panar-Bansinarayan-Rudranath route.
1)From where I will start? Mandal, Gopeswar or from any other place.
2)What type of Physical Strength & excrsise is necessary to buil me up for the trek ?
3) Where I search for Guides? tent is must for this route
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Originally Posted by bappaghosh View Post In Sept. 2012, I want to do the RUDRANATH trek from
Panar-Bansinarayan-Rudranath route.
1)From where I will start? Mandal, Gopeswar or from any other place.
2)What type of Physical Strength & excrsise is necessary to buil me up for the trek ?
3) Where I search for Guides? tent is must for this route
Hi bappaghosh,
you really mean september 2012 or 2011?
Q.1:
Go up from Helang-Kalpeshwar. Thats not the classical "panch kedar"-direction...

(Better not...
Time saving via Gopeshwar/ Sagar to Panar: from 2.000m to 3.800m up, risk of ams/ hape/ hace, if not acclimated!!!)

Q 2.: Take it easy! That's not an expedition... If you are not overweightet, then its always easier! You have to be "normal" fit! Small things help a lot for preparation like walk short ways or take a bicycle... Walk up the stairs - don't take the elevator.
Maybe make sit-ups and exercises with weights to build up muscels and go jogging.
Important in the mountains is always a good acclimatization! This helps very much for a more easy trek!

Q 3.: Take a trekking guide book, ask local people for direction! Learn to "read" the ways and think abbout the possible way...
The possibility to get a bit lost is (for me)part of the adventure game...

A guide to show the way could be every local (person/ child), who knows the way and have time to make some money... Ask just from village to next village = means, the person is in the evening back in his home = cheaper.
Otherwise ask in Chamoli/ Gopeshwar: Means all the sometimes very easy way somebody is with you, you have to pay for transport, food, accomodation. More people means more to carry/ porter. If you don't like carry something, you need not only a guide cum porter. You need also a extra porter.

If you have a mat and sleeping bag, then you get shelter in huts and cowsheds - in villages ask locals for a night stay...

Bring something to eat for the way like bikuits, choclate, sweets, nuts, rosins. Main food you get on the way in small teashops.

J.
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Originally Posted by bappaghosh View Post in sept. 2012, i want to do the rudranath trek from
panar-bansinarayan-rudranath route.
1)from where i will start? Mandal, gopeswar or from any other place.
2)what type of physical strength & excrsise is necessary to buil me up for the trek ?
3) where i search for guides? Tent is must for this route
hello bappa.wish you all the best for rudranath trek.do 1st thing start from haridwar to sagar. It is easy way to go rudranath stay at panar or lavity bugiyal.next morning you start for rudranath.and come down via hansbigiyal anusua temple.we done it one day.after coming to mandal you take share jeep for gopeshwar.if you like to talk with me then see my profile and contact with me.
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Many thanks to you. It is so helpfull to me. thanks.. I will go Sept-Oct,2012. Rudranath via Bansinarayan or from Madhyamaheswar is much Harder ?
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Very bad english with lot of mistakes... Sorry!!!

My opinion is: Take enough time for mountain trips! 1. The weather changes sometimes fast and rigorous! 2. You need time for acclimatization! 3. The transport in the mountains to the starting point is sometimes not that easy like city transport...

Again I like say: Go slow up! From Sagar to Panar is a big altitude difference! If possible: Walk high, sleep low...!!!
Even the best mountaineers in the world, even people i. e. from Tibet after longer stay in low altitude needs always again a acclimatization!
Myself luckily get in the past no or only the mildest altitude mountain sickness (headache, feel unwell).
(In the past even if I fly to CCU, there no rest, same evening take then the "Rocket" bus to Siliguri with no sleep because of the heavy bumping, there direct up to Darjeeling (only 2.100 m) - sometimes there I feel like a mild AMS... Otherwise I go before also to nearly 7.000 m up with no problems.)



In preparation for my next India-trip in october this year I think and remember abbout my Rudranath-Trek...
In december 2009 I make my Kalpeshwar-Rudranath-Pilgrim-Trek.
Just like say: Maybe the best trek I ever made...
I take the easy way, not the traditionell pilgrim route. Carried all my stuff alone(heavy big backpack with tent, stove, pots, some food, clothes). My guide was “Trekking holidays in India” from Outlook traveller getaways (295 Rs)...

From Chamoli I take a bus to Helang. Then I walked down to the bridge, startet my way up. Then near the small water power plant a jeep takes me up. Bad jeepable “road”, workers are starting to build a new road.
Then up on the road end (small shops/ restaurants) my walk started. Easily I walked trough Urgam to Devgaon (on the way you get accomodation/ food) and Kalpeshwar. After my time in the temple (there shelter for pilgrims) the “holy man/ baba” invite me for a tea. Stayed some time – for me no spark comes over from this man and his ideas...
Overnight stay and dinner at the other (not holy) side in my tent.
The next day I startet my way walk a little back, then I ask for direction to Kalgote/ Dumak.
First up, crossed a ridge (small shrine, hardest part this day over), then down, level walk and later again up. Late afternoon I arrived at Dumak. I camped at the big place/ playground in front of the school. A shop-owner/ his wife provide me simple, but tasty food for dinner. The village childs disturb me a little bit – but they are just curios... There are also guesthouses...
On the next morning some local man came and like be my guides or porters for the “difficult” way, give warnings because of “wild animals/ tigers/ lost in the jungle...”
Nice show between my breakfast and packing all my stuff... Ask the shop-keeper for the way to Toli/ Panar.
I crossed the village a bit, then it’s just a left turn and 500m steep down to the river... Then up to Toli, a beatiful meadow.(Needs on the last stretch some power...)
On my time there I’m alone and decided to stay on this peaceful place. Don’t errected my tent, just put my mat and sleepy on the ground floor of the (forest?) hut. I don’t like the water of the lake, it was not fresh. I walk arround, search for a stream or a spring/ water – nothing...
Already I’m again down, a horse-man was on the way up from Dumak toToli and further Gopeshwar. He says me, where must be a water source and yes, there was a small spring.
In saison times there are shepherds and small “teashops” in the cowsheds.
The next morning I walked half through forest, half open area up. More up means better views...!!! The views for me the exchange for “my hard work = the steep up-way”...
I’m just up, from the other side a noise comes louder and louder, a modern civil helicopter crossed the ridge and fly away.
A little walk and I’m at Panar. This is a meadow with mountain and valley views nearly all arround. Again allone, peaceful... Stayed at the emty hut. In seasontime thats maybe a tea-shop and there pilgrims get shelter.
(A water source is arround 500 m distance back, if you walk direction Toli, left side down beside the way. There was a emty shepherds hut. Behind a rock in the in this time dry stream fresh water comes out. At Panar self water was just in kind of old snow, which meldet in the sun.)
Next morning the sunrise was o.k., later the first clouds are comming.
Later then strong winds and the mountains full in clouds. I started my walk to Rudranath only with a small daypack. Have seen groups of wild goats grazing arround. Then in snow and in dust on the way footprints of a bear. From this time I looked more arround and sometimes back...
At Rudranath a line of huts are on the way to the temples and shrines. In seasontime this maybe teashops and shelters for pilgrims. Rudranath itself was for me not to spectacular, maybe because of the clody wheater, maybe because there was nobody (pilgrims/ priests).
Walked back and stayed again a night at Panar.
Next morning then descenting from 3.800 m to Sagar at 2.000m.
Think like “I will not take the way to Rudranath from this side... Very hard!”
Emty shepherd-huts on the way, in season time you will get tea/ food.
Got some biskuits/ chocolate in Sagar in a tiny shop on the street. By shared jeep to Gopeshwar and Chamoli. Direct fuhrter to Rudraprayag (night stop) on the way to for Wan/ the Bugyals .

You can go without porter/ guide (person)! Spring to autum there will be other pilgrims, shepherds... on the way. I think, then tea and food, water easily avalaible. Bring your sleepy and mat, then you get shelter in huts/ cowsheds. Have a nice trek!
J.
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Rimbik, nice experience man. It's my dream to travel like you i.e. freely.
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Originally Posted by bappaghosh View Post Many thanks to you. It is so helpfull to me. thanks.. I will go Sept-Oct,2012. Rudranath via Bansinarayan or from Madhyamaheswar is much Harder ?
its better you call me up on my no. which you get from my profile bappa.waiting for your call bappa
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Hi bappa,
i am here (indiamike) after a very long time...went to Rudranath in June 2011 from Sagar-Panar...very enchanting..went alone though took a guide from sagar....wanted to come down via Dumek-Kalpeshwar but unfortunately caught fever while on the way up from Sagar cause of heavy rains... had to spend night at Panar and then morning went to Rudranath and came back to Panar,,as advised by Guide and others at Panar....was running moderately high temperature so cancelled my thoughts of coming down via Dumek.....hope to do so either this June or may be later in the year.....both ways it is beautiful - one i have seen myself and the other i have heard from localites.....so whichever way u go it will be very very rewarding.....any help in going from Sagar, just get in touch.....bye and all the very best in advance.
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hi everybody,
can anyone provide me the contact no of Mr.Govind Singh Negi, owner of Sonu Paying Guest House at Sagar...
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rudranath

[QUOTE=muraliparvathi;1374743]Hi bappa,
thanks, for your help.
Is there any way to reach Sagar from Gopeswar by car or bus ?
There is any direct bus from haridwar ?
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HELLO!
i would be glad if you could provide info about availability of small pony(khacchar) on the way to rudranath from sagar via panar?
how to allocate for accomodation ?
#12 Mar 1st, 2013, 12:22
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hi Bappa,
Am here after a long time..did u trek to Rudranath in September? Plz share ur experience.
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Hello
I am planning to trek to Panch Kedar in June this year. I intend to go to Rudranath from Mandal via Anusuya and get down to Kalpeshwar via Panar/Dumek. Can anyone provide me details of this route especially between Panar and Dumek. I trekked to Rudranath in 2011 - went from Sagar and came back same route. I am eagerly awaiting for response.
Thanks and regards

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