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Old 2nd June 2008, 15:10   #1
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I am planning the Chopta to Tungnath trek in the coming week-end. (Will take Friday off, thus giving me three days).

I plan to leave Delhi by 6:00 PM on Thursday; reach Haridwar by 11-12 PM, stay there overnight. Leave for Rudraprayag in the morning by 6:00 AM, reach there by 12:00 PM. Explore Rudraprayag and surounding areas that day, stay there overnight.

Next day, leave Rudraprayag early morning, reach Chopra, which I believe is about 2 hours from Rudraprayag, park car over there abd trek to Tungnath/Chandrashilla. The trek must take about 6 hours, after that drive back to Rudraprayag, spend the night there.

Next day morning, drive from Rudraprayag to Delhi.

Is this plan alright, or too hectic, or too stretched. I am not able to find much information about Chopta and Tungnath on net. SO help me guys.

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Very interested. Can this be compressed into a three day ex-delhi pirogram?
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Very interested. Can this be compressed into a three day ex-delhi pirogram?
I am planning it as a three day trip. Let's see how it goes.

Guys, any pointers????

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Hi,

I am planning the Chopta to Tungnath trek in the coming week-end. (Will take Friday off, thus giving me three days).

I plan to leave Delhi by 6:00 PM on Thursday; reach Haridwar by 11-12 PM, stay there overnight. Leave for Rudraprayag in the morning by 6:00 AM, reach there by 12:00 PM. Explore Rudraprayag and surounding areas that day, stay there overnight.

Next day, leave Rudraprayag early morning, reach Chopra, which I believe is about 2 hours from Rudraprayag, park car over there abd trek to Tungnath/Chandrashilla. The trek must take about 6 hours, after that drive back to Rudraprayag, spend the night there.

Next day morning, drive from Rudraprayag to Delhi.

Is this plan alright, or too hectic, or too stretched. I am not able to find much information about Chopta and Tungnath on net. SO help me guys.

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Chopta is 17 kms from Ukhimath, on the Ukhimath-Gopeshwar road. Ukhimath itself is around 20 kms from Rudraprayag on tthe Kedarnath road. Road from Ukhimath is very twisty.

Drive is quite aggressive, considering that you have to drive 400 kms from Delhi to Rudraprayag. Unless you leave Delhi early in the morning, it will be difficult for you to cross Rishikesh in decent time. Rishikesh to Rudraprayag is a stiff 5-6 hour drive, lengthened further by he heavy pilgrim traffic now that temples have reopened. Please remember that in many places Uttarakhand roads close after 8 pm.
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Chopta is 17 kms from Ukhimath, on the Ukhimath-Gopeshwar road. Ukhimath itself is around 20 kms from Rudraprayag on tthe Kedarnath road. Road from Ukhimath is very twisty.

Drive is quite aggressive, considering that you have to drive 400 kms from Delhi to Rudraprayag. Unless you leave Delhi early in the morning, it will be difficult for you to cross Rishikesh in decent time. Rishikesh to Rudraprayag is a stiff 5-6 hour drive, lengthened further by he heavy pilgrim traffic now that temples have reopened. Please remember that in many places Uttarakhand roads close after 8 pm.
HV Sir, I plan to drive to Haridwar on Thursday night, stay overnight in Haridwar and then drive to Rurdraprayag in the morning.

But on the return journey, I plan to do Rudraprayag to Delhi in one day. Will this be doable?

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HV Sir, I plan to drive to Haridwar on Thursday night, stay overnight in Haridwar and then drive to Rurdraprayag in the morning.

But on the return journey, I plan to do Rudraprayag to Delhi in one day. Will this be doable?

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Yes, that is a good idea, since it will help you reach Chopta by noon. I beleive you can camp out in Tunganath which will be a nicer thing to do instead of coming back to Rudraprayag.

Rudraprayag-Delhi is definitely doable in a day, but it is likely to be quite a miserable journey in view of high traffic conditions approaching Delhi towards evening time. In any case, it does not matter how late you reach Delhi since you are returning home anyway.
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Chopta is 17 kms from Ukhimath, on the Ukhimath-Gopeshwar road. Ukhimath itself is around 20 kms from Rudraprayag on tthe Kedarnath road.
Garhwal Himalayas.com - Ukhimath

This link says Ukhimath is 42 KMs from Rudraprayag; and Chopta is 27 KMs from Ukhimath. So this means that Chopta is 69 KMs from Rudraprayag. Is there any other shorter way to reach Chopta?

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Garhwal Himalayas.com - Ukhimath

This link says Ukhimath is 42 KMs from Rudraprayag; and Chopta is 27 KMs from Ukhimath. So this means that Chopta is 69 KMs from Rudraprayag. Is there any other shorter way to reach Chopta?

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The Ukhimatth-Chopta distance I quoted (17 kms) is based on my log book, so I would rely on that more than the web-site. On the Rudraprayag-Ukhimath stretch, I will recheck witth my records and let you know.
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The Ukhimatth-Chopta distance I quoted (17 kms) is based on my log book, so I would rely on that more than the web-site. On the Rudraprayag-Ukhimath stretch, I will recheck witth my records and let you know.
HV Sir, waiting for your reply :-)

BTW, is there any alternative route via Ranikhet?

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I posponed this trek by a week and will be going there this week-end.

I was looking for routes in Eicher road atlas, and found an alternate route. Delhi->Meerut-Bijnore->Kotdwar->Karnaprayag.

Any idea how the road from Kotdwar to Karnaprayag is? I had been to Lansdowne last year and the road upto Kotdwar is pretty good. I'll prefer this road over the Haridwar route.

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The Ukhimatth-Chopta distance I quoted (17 kms) is based on my log book, so I would rely on that more than the web-site. On the Rudraprayag-Ukhimath stretch, I will recheck witth my records and let you know.
I made this tris last week. Rudraprayag to Ukhimath via Kund is indeed 42 KMs, and Ukhimath to Chopta is 27 KMs. I asked locals whether there is any shorter route, but there isn't.

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hi
I am planning to go to Tunganath , Chopta. Is it possible to take an Innova there-self driven?
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I am planning to go to Tunganath , Chopta. Is it possible to take an Innova there-self driven?
Yes, absolutely. I see no reason why you can't take an Innova there.

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@ntomar:
Are the roads good - i.e. unbroken surface -- or any stretches which have broken patch where I can scrape the chassis or worse?
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Are the roads good - i.e. unbroken surface -- or any stretches which have broken patch where I can scrape the chassis or worse?
No sir, the road is pretty good mostly. There are a few bad patches but none is bad enough to scrape your chassis :-)

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