Mukhteshwar to Kedarnath

#1 Jun 19th, 2018, 12:58
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Hi all,


I have a 2 day window. And I plan to travel from Mukhteshwar to Kedarnath. I know this is a very rushed trip.


but please suggest,

what buses are running between these two places?
Do I need to go to Haldwani or Haridwar?
What is the shortest route?


Thanks.
#2 Jun 19th, 2018, 20:57
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You can try.......
Catch the Kathgodam to Dehradun train at 7-45 pm from Kathgodam. Reached Haridwar at 2- 45 am. Catch Delhi > Guptakashi bus from Haridwar. Reached Guptakashi at 10 am.Take sh. Jeep to Gourikund.Take a pony and stay in between or Kedarnath ( you are inviting AMS). Next day visit Kedarnath and back to Gourikund with in 10 am. Back to Haridwar by sh. Jeep and catch the same train at 00-15 am for Haldwani.
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Originally Posted by seaface View Post You can try.......
Catch the Kathgodam to Dehradun train at 7-45 pm from Kathgodam. Reached Haridwar at 2- 45 am. Catch Delhi > Guptakashi bus from Haridwar. Reached Guptakashi at 10 am.Take sh. Jeep to Gourikund.Take a pony and stay in between or Kedarnath ( you are inviting AMS). Next day visit Kedarnath and back to Gourikund with in 10 am. Back to Haridwar by sh. Jeep and catch the same train at 00-15 am for Haldwani.
Sounds like the screenplay of a thriller with a climax that can go anywhere.
They might not even let you go up from Gourikund after noon. I was stuck at the GMVN in Gouri for a night (two years ago) because we arrived after the cut-off time. But, that's the only predictable part in this.
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Originally Posted by seaface View Post You can try.......
Catch the Kathgodam to Dehradun train at 7-45 pm from Kathgodam. Reached Haridwar at 2- 45 am. Catch Delhi > Guptakashi bus from Haridwar. Reached Guptakashi at 10 am.Take sh. Jeep to Gourikund.Take a pony and stay in between or Kedarnath ( you are inviting AMS). Next day visit Kedarnath and back to Gourikund with in 10 am. Back to Haridwar by sh. Jeep and catch the same train at 00-15 am for Haldwani.

Thanks a lot. I don't think I will have AMS problems as I live at a place which is 1900 mts above sea level.

Are there shared jeeps and buses available all the time from Haridwar to Guptakashi?
#5 Jul 10th, 2018, 13:36
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Here's how I did it:


Mukhteshwar to KGM - took train to Haridwar
Bus from Haridwar to Guptakashi-Gaurikund - Started walking around 3 PM - Reached Kedarnath around 9 PM. - there was heavy rain on the way - Very tiring!
----Stayed the night near Shivji @ Himachal Bhavan-------

Started walking down next day - Reached Gaurikund around 11 AM.

Took shared cab to Guptakashi.
Then took another shared cab from Guptakashi to Rudraprayag.

From Rudraprayag to Haridwar by cab and bus.
Took 2 AM train to KGM.


Roller-coaster non-stop travel. Would advise against it as it was very tiring and rushed. Was lucky that nothing went wrong during the journey. Only got rain while walking upwards to Kedarnath. That too just 1 km. before the temple. It was extremely cold after the rain.

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