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    Default Chardham Yatra : Kedarnath

    Chardham Yatra : Kedarnath

    Rishikesh - Located near the Haridwar railhead. Has good bus connections to Kedarnath (222 km) & Badrinath (300 km).

    Kedarnath - Hindu pilgrim centre (180 km from Rishikesh, 3584 m, 13 km trek from Gaurikund (1981 m, hot springs) - 12th jyotirlinga Shiv temple, May to Oct), Shankaracharya samadhi, Chaukamba glacier (2 km). Gaurikund & Kedarnath has limited basic accommodation. Ponies are available on the Gaurikund - Kedarnath route. Ticket has to be taken for the trek.

    Vasuki tal lake (4200 m, 5 km trek, 1 km in dia.), wild flowers, trek with a guide as the route is difficult to find. Paian Tal is 1 km from Vasukital.

    Gaurikund

    This temple is devoted to Gauri which is trekking base to Kedarnath. This place has hot springs of curative worth are notable.



    Shankaracharya Samadhi

    At the back of Kedarnath Temple there is a Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. It is supposed, after set up the four dhams in India, he take Samadhi in his age of 32 years. This is a smooth display place on the bank of river Ganga where followers perform cremation of their dead intimates.

    Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar)

    There is a lake which has a legend that Yudhishthir the eldest brother of the pandavs to have deceased to paradise. The floating ice on the luminous waters of the pond is an attractive view.

    Road route : Dharasu - New Tehri - Ghansali - Bhatwari (near Rudraprayag) - Bharamwari - Okhimath - Guptkashi - Phata - Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath.

    Guptkashi - Gopeshwar - Chamoli- Birahi - Pipalkoti - Joshimath - Govindghat - Pandukeshwar - Hanuman Chatti - Badrinath.

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    Default Chardham Yatra - Badrinath

    Badrinath - Hindu pilgrim centre (300 km from Rishikesh, 12 hour, 3100 m), hot springs : Taptakund and Surya kund (550C), from temple steps leads to Charan paduka. The last village Mana is at 3 km. Vyas gupha : cave, trek to Vasudhara falls via Bhim pul (5 km, 122 m water fall at 3658 m). The route leads to Mt. Nilkantha (6596 m, 10 km). Mt. Kamet (7756 m). China border is just 15 km away.

    Tapt Kund

    This kund has a natural hot water on the bank of Alaknanda River where visitors take a bath or get refresh before going to temple. Assumed to be instilled with curative chattels, Tapt Kund is also measured to be sacred knowledge.

    Charanpaduka

    It is a beautiful meadow on which footprints of Lord Vishnu are visible (From back side of the temple steps leads to Charanpaduka). It is a stunning pasture on which footprints of Lord Vishnu are observable. The fast moving clouds below is a great scenic sight.



    Above Badrinath, a route leads to the Base of Mt Nilkantha.

    Road route : Rishikesh - Devaprayag - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karnaprayag - Nandaprayag - Joshimath - Badrinath.

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    Default Trekking in Uttarakhand

    PINDARI - KAFNI GLACIER - Bageshwar to Song by bus (40 km, 1400 m). Trek to Dhakuri (14 km, 2680 m) via Loharkhet, to Khati (2210 m, 8 km), to Dwali (2576 m, 11 km), (a) to Pindari glacier (3353 to 4625 m) via Phurkia (8 km, 3260 m) : 6 day trek. (b) Kafni glacier (13 km, 3800 m) via Byaligar. All places have dak bunglows. Executive Engr PWD Almora is the reservation authority. Season : May/June.






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    Default Trekking in Uttarakhand

    ROOPKUND LAKE (5030 m, also known as the 'Mystery Lake') - Bageshwar to Gwaldam and then to Debal (45 km) by bus. Travel by jeep to Mandoli and then to Wan. Wan to Bedni Bugyal (3350 m, 14 km) : 6 hour. Bedni Bugyal to Bhagwa Basa (4100 m, 5 hour). Then to Roop Kund and back : 100 km , 5 days. Lake is at the foot of Trishul (7122 m) peak. A 30 min further climb take one to Zorawar Gali (5350 m) with great views of glacier and Mt Trishul. The route further steeply climbs down to Homkund, the Nandadevi Jat Yatra route (2012 AD).






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    MILAM GLACIER (4267 m, length of 27 km and 3 km width) -Bageshwar to Martoli by bus. Trek to Milam glacier (20 km).



    SUNDERDUNGA GLACIER
    - Bageshwar to Song by bus. Trek to Dhakuri via Loharkhet (14 km), to Jatoli via Umla (15 km), to Kathalia (3206 m) via Dungiadong (13 km), (a) to Sunderdunga glacier (7 km, 3800 m) : 7 days. (b) to Sukhram glacier (7 km, 3900 m). (c) Maiktoli glacier (7 km, 3800 m). Tharkot (6100 m), Mrigthuni (6856 m), Maiktoli (6804 m) and Pawali Dwar (6663 m) are nearby peaks.



    KHATLING GLACIER/MASARTAL LAKE - Tehri to Ghuttu via Ghansali (63 km). From Ghuttu (1524 m) trek to Reeh (2132 m, 10 km), to Gangi (2584 m, 10 km), to Kalyani (2683 m, 5 km), to Bhelbagi (3110 m, 13 km), to Khatling (3717 m, 7 km), to Masartal (3675 m, 6 km).

    Dodi Taal Lake : A stunning addition of water placed at an elevation of 3024 m above the deep level. Bounded by an opaque jungle of deodar, oak, rhododendron and pine, sports look primordial woodland. Base point : Kalyani.

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    NANDADEVI SANCTUARY - A UNESCO world heritage centre with Mt. Nandadevi (7817 m, India's second highest peak). Joshimath - Malari (70 km) road goes through Tapovan, Reni, Lata (25 km) and Juma. (a) From Malari trek to Niti village (5038 m). (b) Trek from Lata to Dharansi (4250 m, 17 km) and then to Nandadevi sanctuary (40 km) with permit. Joshimath is on the Badrinath road having good accommodation facilities.




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    Kalindi Khal trek (5900 m) : One of the highest and tough treks in Indian Himalaya from Gangotri to Badrinath over Kalindi Khal glacier. Permit required for this 10 day tough trek. Season : May/Sept






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    VALLEY OF FLOWERS (3658 to 3962 m) - A world heritage centre and the only flower national park in India with variety of flowers, discovered by Frank Smythe. Season - July to August. Govind ghat (1828 m, 18 km after Joshimath on Badarinath road) to Ghanjhira (3048 m, 15 km, Gurudwara/Rest house) by trek. Trek 5 km to Valley of flowers. Take permit from Govind ghat. HEMKUND/LOKPAL (4329 m) : Sikh Pilgrim centre, 6 km trek from Ghanjhira. Lakshman temple and lake.


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    as far as I inderstand I wish I could go to India!!! Amazing country)

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    wooow. its a beatiful place

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