Started from Rudraprayag at 7.30AM for Sonprayag - 75km. Started with good road but last 35km road to sonprayag is horrible.It takes around 3hrs to travel the last strech.
Sonprayag is the last motorable road for vehicle coming from outside. Reached there at 11.30AM.
Separate registration is required to visit Kedarnath Temple.Register in below link.
Registration is for limited persons,so register early is advisable.
You can go without registration also but you may face difficulty and wastage of time as you may have to wait at sonprayag till 3PM after which they normally allow all.
Once they allow,you can sit at local trekker and travel to gaurikund 4km @Rs.30.
You can also move without registration,as i found no checking of it anywhere.just you have to give last 5digit of registration which you can give of epass of uttarakhand but it is not recomended.
Everywhere you will find written that trekking route is 16km but it is actually 19-20km and more you reach top, more it will be chilling cold.
We started trekking at 3.30PM. This trekking route is steep and after first 5km,daylight dims.
After next 6km temperature reaches 2 degree celcius at around 8PM. It was chilling cold.We are prepared though but few are not.
Those who are not prepared,stayed on request at small shop,makeshift home,tent of staffs etc. No option of homestay,guest house,hotel on trekking route.
We bring some liquour for this purpose.We take some light dinner with dal,roti,rice,alu sabji at little makeshift restaurant and start again.
Reached Kedarnath temple at 11PM. It was freezing cold at -3 degree celcius. My dream was to view kedarnath temple at night, so we move straight to temple. It was full moon and view of Kedarnath temple is majestic.We stayed at temple area half an hour and started searching for stay for overnight halt. Quite a few hotels available around temple to accomodate 1000 people max. Somehow we found a 3bed room and stayed at Rs1000. They provide heavy quilt and we rest in warmth.