2. Sonprayag to Gaurikund then Kedarnath Yatra: Part-2
Next morning, at 5'o clock one should start the journey from Sonprayag to Gaurikund in a shared cab (30/- per person), since our own vehicle is now allowed till there. Reaching the base village of Kedarnath, take a dip in the hot spring (Gaurikund) and collect the necessities like trekking stick etc, one can start the Yatra from here.
The 16-17kms Kedarnath Yatra is a hectic one and needs high energy levels. The paths are steep at most of the places, so walking at your own pace is recommended, else one will face the extreme exertion after walking a few KMs. One can also hire a 'Mule'/ 'Khacchar' till the Kedarnath Dham that can cost around 2300/- per person (prices negotiable) or take a Helicopter Ride to the temple (till 500 meters before).
Seating arrangements, food stalls (for maggies, parathas, nimbu pani etc.) and all everything is present during the yatra so, one can sit there and relax for a while and enjoy the journey.
PLEASE DO NOT THROW THE PLASTIC WASTES ANYWHERE THROUGHOUT THE TRIP.
One can enjoy the Kedarnath Temple Arti (6-7), explore the nearby market, and stay at the Kedarnath Dham for a night (plenty of options available), and ends this hectic day.