Trip to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri

#1 Jan 9th, 2019, 17:24
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Dear Members,

Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR

I am planning a tour to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri from Kolkata on the last week of May or 1st Week of June 2019.

The team size would be 10-12, comprising of a kid of 13 Yrs and aged person of about 60 yrs.

Need your experienced view on the following:
  1. Latest route and road conditions after the devastation.
  2. Journey Itinerary
  3. Suggestions regarding our stay
  4. How far we can go by car?
  5. Where can we get cab for hiring and the cost?
  6. If we need to register anywhere for this tour
  7. Cost involved in this tour.
  8. How cold it will be that time?
  9. When to start planning, i.e booking tickets/hotels etc.

Regds,

Suman
#2 Jan 15th, 2019, 23:28
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It is very strange that there are more than 160 views but no input to my week old queries Have I posted this at the wrong place?
Or is it something like none has visited recently or after the devastation happened?

Regds,

Suman
#3 Jan 16th, 2019, 11:14
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Originally Posted by touraddict71 View Post Dear Members,

Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR

I am planning a tour to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri from Kolkata on the last week of May or 1st Week of June 2019.

The team size would be 10-12, comprising of a kid of 13 Yrs and aged person of about 60 yrs.

Need your experienced view on the following:
  1. Latest route and road conditions after the devastation. Devastation was way back, it rains every year though and causes disruptions often. But the roads are usually pretty good, thanks to the work of BRO.
  2. Journey Itinerary
  3. Suggestions regarding our stay
  4. How far we can go by car? Badrinath - till a km or less, the rest you will have to trek for a day or take transport options like pony, helicopter or pittus/palki
  5. Where can we get cab for hiring and the cost?
  6. If we need to register anywhere for this tour
  7. Cost involved in this tour.
  8. How cold it will be that time? Think you should be able to manage with a sweater/ jerkin and something to cover your head. It will be cold if it rains/ hailstorm.
  9. When to start planning, i.e booking tickets/hotels etc. depending on your mode of travel - if flight, then make use of the sales that keep coming up, ideally 2-4 months before travel dates, railways - 4 months prior. Stay can be booked after tickets are confirmed as you can pick your option and stay at the better facilities if you book early. GMVN often have the better located properties. I have not mentioned stay options as I think others could guide better there.

Regds,

Suman
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#4 Jan 16th, 2019, 11:24
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Originally Posted by touraddict71 View Post Dear Members,

Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR

I am planning a tour to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri from Kolkata on the last week of May or 1st Week of June 2019.

The team size would be 10-12, comprising of a kid of 13 Yrs and aged person of about 60 yrs.

Need your experienced view on the following:
  1. Latest route and road conditions after the devastation.
  2. Journey Itinerary
  3. Suggestions regarding our stay
  4. How far we can go by car?
  5. Where can we get cab for hiring and the cost?
  6. If we need to register anywhere for this tour
  7. Cost involved in this tour.
  8. How cold it will be that time?
  9. When to start planning, i.e booking tickets/hotels etc.

Regds,

Suman
The route normally follows is Yamunotri - Gangotri - Kedarnath and Badrinath ( Need 9-10 days from Haridwar to haridwar).
In Gangotri and Badrinath you need not to trek while you have to trek at Yamunotri and Kedarnath. Normally route for Badrinath is well maintained, rest of the routes are okay okay.
Best place to start is Haridwar including hiring of cab.
In day time it will be hot however morning and night will be very cold so take proper warm cloth along with you.
As it will be peak time so better plan for booking of you want to stay in GMVN guest house. Do not expect luxury, the facilities available are basic and you need to keep little flexibility in itinerary.
The best way is to start early from your destination. Cost varies person to person.
#5 Feb 1st, 2019, 13:23
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Thank you very much Snotty and spgupta1975. I will explore a bit more and if I come up any queries will post again.
#6 Feb 1st, 2019, 13:26
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Just now one question has come up to my mind. What are the places (like Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath etc.) where I might have to halt?

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