My Travel Experiences

July 26, 2014

Shrikhand Mahadev – Kailash Yatra – Part1

After gap of 2 years, able to continue & complete one more Kailash yatra. In 2012, on the last moment needed to cancel Shrikhand Yatra & in 2013, due to rains in Kedarnath, every yatra was washed out, my planned Adi Kailash as well.

Was planning for amaranth this year, but due to “technical” reason, not able to register for Amarnath. So planned for Shrikhand this year, with one of my office friend. Shrikhand Kailash is one of the toughest Kailash

After doing lot of R&D, created schedule for our yatra. But at the end, it was changed as we reached there.

Planned Vs Actual schedule

Planned Actual
Friday, July 11, 2014 Mumbai to Delhi
Catch DURONTO exp at 23:55pm
Day1 same as planned
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Reach Delhi at 16:55 pmDelhi to Rampur HRTC BUS from Delhi ISBT at 19:24pm Day2 same as planned
Sunday, July 13, 2014 Rampur (Reach Rampur by 10:am in morning ?) Day3 Reached Rampur by 8.30am.Rampur to Bagi Pul by Jeep
Bagi pul to Jaon Village by Jeep
Jaon Village to Singhgad – (3kms trek)
Singhgad – 1 night halt
Monday, July 14, 2014 Rampur to Bagi Pul by bus
Bagi pul to Jaon Village by Jeep
Jaon Village to Singhgad – (3kms trek)
Singhgad – 1 night halt
Day4 Thachru – 2 night halt
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Thachru – 2 night halt Day5 Parvati Bag – 3 night halt
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Bheemdwar/Kunsha – 3 night halt Day6 Bheemdwari – 4th night halt
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Bheemdwar to Shrikhand Kailash and return – 4 night halt Day7 Singhgad – 5th night halt
Friday, July 18, 2014 Thachru – 5 night halt Day8 Halt @ Rampur, as we have reservation on 20th from Rampur
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Thachru to Singhgad
Singgad to Jaon village – 3 kms trek
Jaon to Bagi Pul
Bagi Pul to Rampur
Day9 Halt @ Rampur, as we have reservation on 20th from Rampur.
Went to Sarahan, visted BheemaKali Temple
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Rampur to Delhi Day10 Rampur to Delhi
Monday, July 21, 2014 Delhi to Mumbai Day11 Delhi to Mumbai

Mumbai – Delhi – Rampur – Nirmand – Bagipul – Jaon – Singhgad

11-Jul-14
Catched Duruntoo express from Mumbai, nothing new in journey 🙂 .

12-Jul-14
Reached New Delhi by 5pm. Catched metro to reach ISBT Kashmiri gate by 6pm. Bus was at 7.20pm. Started at 7.30pm. It was an AC bus. AC was working as well, never expected good (relative) 2*2 bus.

13-Jul-14
Reached Shimla @ 4.15am. After taking 2-3 on demand breaks by people (for natures calls 🙂 ), reached Rampur @ 8.30am. So it took 13hrs from Delhi to Rampur.

Waited for bus to Bagipul or Jaon. Encountered one group of 4 people going for Shrikhand Kailash. After introduction, they said, we can go together till Jaon. They realized that as it was Sunday, so there were very less bus service. We took one milk van till Tekadi (near Nirmand). Waited for few minutes and again catched one milk van to reach Jaon village.
We inquired for porters but local people and police at that site said, as of now no porters were available, but can get at Singhgad.

Jaon to Singhgad – 1 hrs
We started with our heavy bags @ 1.40pm, reached Singhgad by 2.30pm.

Rested with the first langar cum shelter. Had lunch of rice, dal, chana & kadhi pakode. Had hot water bath in 2-3 ltr water 🙂 . Inquired about porters they said 500 per day + 100 for lunch/dinner and rent for tents. We do not have any options. We thought to say yes in the evening. After bath we had a quick walk. On the way there were lot of shelters, langars. Government administration has registration counter, medical checkup counter.

In the evening, porter updated that new rate fixed by “committee” (?) was Rs: 600 per day + lunch/dinner + rent expenses. As planned, we agreed.

Also saw big shelter from Shrikhand Mahadev Seva Dal, one of the Trustees is Mr. Govindji Sharma. As we were really scared at first & uncertain due to non-availability of porters etc, we stayed in the very first langar else this sewa dal’s langar/place is too good (at that place). More on this Sewa Dal later….

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3 Comments »

  1. Detailed Plan. Good Comparison planned vs actual. very helpful to readers

    Comment by Vishal Rathod — March 31, 2015 @ 10:43 am

  2. very helpful blog for those who plan for shrikhand,

    I done shrikhand kailash yatra 2 times in 2015, 2016

    see my 2016 shrikhand yatra video , click to

    Comment by kiran parmar — November 21, 2016 @ 12:13 pm


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