Planning Panch Kedar ttrek in September

#1 Jun 14th, 2018, 12:23
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Hello everybody. I along with 2 friends are planning a panch kedar trek in the 1st week of September. I am relatively new to these places as I had only visited Tungnath once & came upto Joshimath, where we got stuckk due to landslides & had to return. So please look into my planned itenary & suggest the required changes. Please tel me whether wwe require porter/guide atany of these places.

We eill be reaching Delhi on Sep.8th evening by 6.00pm. I asume there is a bus from Kashmere Gate to Guptkashi at 9.00pm. (Got information from UKTC website).
Sep 9 . Morning by 10 Guptkashi. Proceed to Rampur & stay.
Sep10. Rampur - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
Sep 11. Kedar - Gauirikund - Gaundar
Sep 12. Gaundar - Madmaheswar
Sep. 13. Madmaheswar - Ransi - Chopta
Sep. 14. Chopta - Tungnath
Sep. 15. Tungnath - Chopta - Sagar
Sep. 16. Sagar - Rudranath
Sep.17. Rudranath - Sagar - Kalpeswer
Sep. 18. Kalpeswar - Badrinath
Sep. 19. Bdrinath - Haridwar
Sep,. 20. Haridwar - Delhi.
We are planning to take public transport like bus , share jeep rtc. Please have a look into it & give your valuable suggestions.
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Shared taxi's are iffy in some of the places..
Some accounts of the panch kedar treks had reported that having a vehicle through the entire trip haridwar to haridwar could work out cheaper. But then th group size there was around 5-6 members.

There are suggestions on how to approach Rudranath in some of the treads around. Seaface or cute_lilhunk would help you further on that.
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Thanxs for your reply. Yes , I also read about hiring a taxi being cheaprr. But as we are only 3 people, I was not very sure about that. I am also vague about the Rudranath part. I hope I will get some advices from experienced members.
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Sep 11, 13 & 17 are too hectic. Not un-doable for a fit person starting early and having a long day, but a little beyond the borderline for an average person not used to regular hiking.

As you already have experience of being stuck due to landslides, you should know to have a spare day or two to avoid another wasted journey. Maybe the last day at Badrinath can act as same.

Public transport from Gaurikund, Sagar and Ransi onwards would be difficult on above days in later part of the day. Be prepared to hire a full cab.



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Originally Posted by sree2000 View Post Hello everybody. I along with 2 friends are planning a panch kedar trek in the 1st week of September. I am relatively new to these places as I had only visited Tungnath once & came upto Joshimath, where we got stuckk due to landslides & had to return. So please look into my planned itenary & suggest the required changes. Please tel me whether wwe require porter/guide atany of these places.

We eill be reaching Delhi on Sep.8th evening by 6.00pm. I asume there is a bus from Kashmere Gate to Guptkashi at 9.00pm. (Got information from UKTC website).
Sep 9 . Morning by 10 Guptkashi. Proceed to Rampur & stay.
Sep10. Rampur - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
Sep 11. Kedar - Gauirikund - Gaundar
Sep 12. Gaundar - Madmaheswar
Sep. 13. Madmaheswar - Ransi - Chopta
Sep. 14. Chopta - Tungnath
Sep. 15. Tungnath - Chopta - Sagar
Sep. 16. Sagar - Rudranath
Sep.17. Rudranath - Sagar - Kalpeswer
Sep. 18. Kalpeswar - Badrinath
Sep. 19. Bdrinath - Haridwar
Sep,. 20. Haridwar - Delhi.
We are planning to take public transport like bus , share jeep rtc. Please have a look into it & give your valuable suggestions.
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Originally Posted by the_blue_bharal View Post Sep 11, 13 & 17 are too hectic. Not un-doable for a fit person starting early and having a long day, but a little beyond the borderline for an average person not used to regular hiking.

As you already have experience of being stuck due to landslides, you should know to have a spare day or two to avoid another wasted journey. Maybe the last day at Badrinath can act as same.

Public transport from Gaurikund, Sagar and Ransi onwards would be difficult on above days in later part of the day. Be prepared to hire a full cab.
Thank you for your advice. We can spare 1 - 2 days additionally. That will not be a problem. May be we could hire a cab for all the journey from haridwar to haridwar. Any idea about thhe approx. cost for a cab in this strech? Also please advice whether we need a guide for Madmaheswar & Rudranath?
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Originally Posted by sree2000 View Post Thank you for your advice. We can spare 1 - 2 days additionally. That will not be a problem. May be we could hire a cab for all the journey from haridwar to haridwar. Any idea about thhe approx. cost for a cab in this strech? Also please advice whether we need a guide for Madmaheswar & Rudranath?
No idea about cost, but cab is advisable if you wanna try to stick to your itinerary.
About guide requirement: not necessary for anyone who has been to a couple of Himalayan hikes previously or are just outdoor person. Would suggest taking a guide for not-so-fit first timers, and for family-group pilgrims with kids and/ or elderly people. The paths are broad and very well-marked, guide not required for showing the way, but can be helpful in case of any incident.
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Originally Posted by the_blue_bharal View Post No idea about cost, but cab is advisable if you wanna try to stick to your itinerary.
About guide requirement: not necessary for anyone who has been to a couple of Himalayan hikes previously or are just outdoor person. Would suggest taking a guide for not-so-fit first timers, and for family-group pilgrims with kids and/ or elderly people. The paths are broad and very well-marked, guide not required for showing the way, but can be helpful in case of any incident.
Thanxs. I think we will go for a cab only as 1 more member has been added to the team. If anyone can give ibformation regarding the approx. Cost for an small cab like indica from Haridwar back to hsridwar in around 12-13 days, it will be of great help. Also any reliable cab persons plying out of Haridwsr, please give contact details.

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