Alakananda Banerjee
From Rudraprayag you need to board a bus towards Pokhari and get down at Kanakchauri Village which is 40 Km away from Rudraprayag. You can also take private cab or shared jeep for Kanakchauri which will take around Rs.1600 and Rs.50 respectively. But they are not good in number. You will get buses in one hour break till 5PM and the fare is Rs.55. On our way we had a quick lunch at Chota Chopta (people also call it Chopta, although this not the same Chopta near Tunganath Trek) and reached Kanakchauri at around 4 PM. We had a tea break and started our trek to Kartik Swami temple (3050 meter).