Kedarnath-Badrinath-Valley of flowers

#1 Apr 18th, 2009, 19:00
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Hi!

I'm planning to visit Kedarnathji, Badrinathji and Valley of flowers along with my family(Me, my wife, 11yr old son and a 6yrs old daughter). We'll reach Haridwar on 2nd May evening 7pm and plan to start my journey from 3rd May early morning.

3-05-09 Haridwar-to-Sonprayag : overnight stay at Sonprayag

4-05-09 Sonprayag-to-Kedarnathji: overnight stay at Kedarnathji

5-05-09 Kedarnathji-to-Badrinathji: overnight at Badrinathji

6-05-09 Badrinathji-to-Ghangaria: overnight at Ghangaria

7-05-09 Ghangaria-to-Valley of Flowers & return to Govindghat

8-05-09 Govindghat to Auli clifftop

Please advise if it is possible to cover the destinations as planned above. Also, how would be the climate at this time.

I would appreciate if someone can help me with booking of hotels and car.

Thank you
#2 Apr 18th, 2009, 20:30
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valley of flower will open in july but in June you have to take special permit for it.

hope this will help to plan your trip
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You can't reach in one day from kedarnath to badrinath beacause you have to come down 14 th kilometer from kedarnath then by car so you will be on 6th may on badrinath. you can't visit valley of flower in May
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Thanks a lot for guidance. This would help me planning.
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That's sad. Can you suggest me any other equally beautiful trek on the same route. I'll be in Auli (Clifftop) from 8th to 15th.

Thanks and regards,
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If you start early (5 AM) on 3 May you may reach Gaurikund by afternoon. Then you may trek midway up to Rambada and stay at GMVN facility there. Or if you take ponies from Gaurikund, you may reach Kedarnath also on the same day.

Next day you may come down and stay at Ukhimath/Chopta.

Then on 5th you can start for Badrinath, you'll reach by evening.

Instead of going to Ghangharia, IMO, you should do Tungnath from Chopta for one day.
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Kedar Nath Ji + Badri Nath Ji Trip

Hi
I did the same trip during almost the same time last year...so here's an advice..
1) start early every day during this trip, by 04:00 Hrs and stop by 20:00 Hrs
2) you can reach kedarnath ji by late evening of 03rd may itself. should stay in a hotel and next morning have a darshan. (you will have to stay at gaurikund and from there, take a horse upto mandir, horse should be for around Rs.750/- per person)(strong suggestion: start early, by 04:00 hrs)
3)after the darshan, you can leave for Badrinath ji. there is a link road to badrinath ji(goes from chamoli district)...you can cut down on some time taken through this route. this will bypass rudraprayag. i saved around 3-4 hours on this route.
4)at badrinath ji...make sure you have accomodation reserved..it could be a problem otherwise.
5) after darshan, should visit MANA village. about 3 KMs from the temple.
6) I have not gone to Valley of flowers, so cant really suggest you on that.
7) keep enough cash with you...you wont find too many ATMs around on this route..though there is one SBI ATM in Badrinath ji temple complex

hope this helps
Enjoy your trip
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Thanks for that valuable inputs. Can you share your experience of visit during this period of May beginning? Also, if you can help me with contact numbers for hotel booking at places like Badrinathji, Chopta, Sonprayag etc. where you might have stayed or visited.
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Going to Tungnath is good suggestion. I'll come back with lots of photographs and memories to share with you all.
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Kedar nath Badri nath Trip

unfortunately, I do not have numbers for hotel etc... i also booked them real time( hence the experience..!!)

as for experience in May, well..that actually THE RIGHT TIME....since the temples would just have opened....so you dont see too much of a traffic...( it can get very bad..nightmarish of a traffic jam and weather there during rains)....
just make sure you start early there

Regards
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Badrinath:

1.Venkatesh Yatri Niwas, Mob: 9412935552
2.Panchali Guest House, Mob: 9319417010
3.Urvashi Guest House, Mob: 9319477698
4.Nanda Devi Guest House, Mob: 9412148913

Sonprayag:

1.Birla Guest House, 01364-262135

Kedarnath:

1.GMVN Tourist Rest House, 01364-263210
2.Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee Guest House, 01364-263231

Chopta has no hotels, as this is reserved forest and permanent construction is banned...you have some camps set by the local chai wallahs...

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Originally Posted by tarunsoni View Post Thanks for that valuable inputs. Can you share your experience of visit during this period of May beginning? Also, if you can help me with contact numbers for hotel booking at places like Badrinathji, Chopta, Sonprayag etc. where you might have stayed or visited.

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