So I got into a jeep at 11:00 AM and reached Sonprayag by 12:10 PM in the afternoon. He took 60 Rs for Guptkashi to Sonprayag. There is a registration counter at Sonprayag, where every tourist has to register before moving further to the trek. If you forget to register at Sonprayag, no need to worry, the registration counters are also available at Gaurikund and then at Kedarnath base camp, 1Km before the Kedarnath temple. What I observed was, the queue to register was less at Sonprayag when compared with Gaurikund and the Kedarnath base camp.
Kedarnath can be reached by 16 Kms steep climb from Gaurikund to the temple of Kedarnath and can be done on foot or on ponies or by helicopters. Ponies or horses are available on rent from Gaurikund. I always choose to do some adventure rather than just sit and go. So obviously my choice was to walk/trek. To get the vehicles for Gaurikund, you have to cross the bridge at Sonprayag and from there it is just 10 min of drive for which he takes Rs 20/- per person. While coming in bus from Delhi to Guptkashi I asked someone the temple timings (what is the time till which temple opens in the night). He told around 7:30 PM the temple will be closed. Then my next question to him was how much time will it take to go Kedarnath from Gaurikund. The answer was pretty straight forward and it was "It depends on how speed you walk but usually it takes 4-5 hrs". Then I thought that it is almost 12:45 PM in the afternoon and by the time i reach top it world be 6:00PM in the evening, so once i reach top the darshan will be done today and i can start back descending tomorrow early morning at 5:00AM and reach Badrinath by evening. What actually happened?