Gopeshwar Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Gopeshwar

When we came down from Chandrashila we came fast in about fifteen minutes.In the whole trek,water was the major requirement as we were getting thirsty in small duration of twenty minutes.So we kept two bottles of water with us.The main advantage of trekking in Himalayan region is that you get water everywhere on the trek.Small waterfalls are found in small distances from where you can fill up your bottle and the water is absolutely fresh.This facility of water is not found in any other part of India and if found the water will not be fresh.The trip was special as I was once again trekking in my own Garhwal region with one of my best friend.The people we met on the trip were all known to us and they shared the same garhwali language which we also speak sometimes.So it was nice to be with your own people,which made it special.The people who visit Tungnath should look forward the cold weather and the old temple which is well built with strong walls.The Ashok Chaiwala in Gopeshwar should be visited once who serves hot tea on the way to Tungnath.When we started from Dehradun,we stopped in Chamoli and from there we took a taxi to Gopeshwar.Then we finally stopped in Gopeshwar for the day.The second day also we stayed in Gopeshwar as we have booked a hotel there in advance.The third day we reached Dehradun which was our final stop of the trip.The tip for travellers is that guys do visit this place it is both awesome and beautiful.The best season for visit is summers,from April to July,although you can expect some showers of rain in July too.So if you are a trekking lover,its the place for you....

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Top Places To Visit in Gopeshwar 12 Spots

Chamoli
Also known as the Gurudwara Henkunt Sahib, this is the highest gurudwara in the world. It is on the shores of the Hemkund lake at an altitude of over 14000 ft above sea level. The water of this lake is always freezing and equally chilly is the wind here. this is a beautifully maintained gurudwara where they serve maggi and tea as part of the langar continuously. Also, the sweet halwa prasad of here is very tasty. The peaceful ambience has a magical effect on everyone. To reach this place you will have to keep trekking and then climb a number of stone stairs. The journey may seem to be tiresome but the fabulous experience will compensate for all the difficulty you have had taken to reach here.
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Kedarnath, Near Mandakini River, Gopeshwar
At 10.15 a.m we reached the Kedarnath horse camp place ,from there one has to walk 2 Kms to reach the temple. The view of snow clad mountains, River Mandakini flowing nearby, full circle of mountains, some of them covered with moving clouds was a mesmerizing sight. The sight of washed away old trek due to the 2013 floods makes onefeel sad . The Shikahara of temple can be conspicuously spotted from this place. It was a sunny morning, I started walking almost forcibly taking long breaths. After a short break, resumed walking, had I not opened my umbrella, it would have been tiresome. There is a big commercial helipad, helicopters which operate from Guptkashi and Phata land here. One Panditji approached us offering his facilitation to perform Abhishekam at Kedarnathji temple. Instantly we agreed ,he directed us to wash our feet , bow to Nandi and get inside the Mandir. In North Indian Temples, everyone can go inside Garbha Griha, touch the huge Shivalinga, apply ghee (we had carried Nandini Ghee all the way from Sullia).After that successful worship, Panditji took us outside to perform the closing ritual .He offered us Silver coin, Trishul and Prasadam. We did pradhakshina around the temple, spotted the Bheem Shila that protected the temple from devastation during 2013 tragedy . Standing at the holiest and top most places of Hinduism the feeling is very different.By then our group members started arriving, we reciprocated our experiences, clicked some pics, paid the dakshina to Panditji . It was 12.00p.m ,never in my life worked so much with only 1 cup tea, 3 biscuits and 4 dates , unbelievable to me .After relishing the day’s lunch Parota and Chana masala, we headed towards Helicopter waiting centre to check whether return tickets are available. It was a no helicopter ride for the day,as it was cloudy. Meanwhile the horse riders were with us, Pradeepji declined to ride the horse, I rode for a short distance of 4km,after a while joined him committing that trek would include more stops at all pits.We had refreshments to overcome restlessness, and not tiredness, chatted with other pilgrims.We felt as though distance of one Km was too much here,gazing at the perspective view of never ending curves , descents and the scenary. Kedarnath gave us the immense pleasure both spirituality and adventure-wise .Reached Gaurikund at 5.00p.m ,had a cup of hot tea , boarded a Jeep to Sonprayag, reached our hotel before 6.00 PM.
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