Badrinath, Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, Auli (India)

An account of our 9-day road trip to Badrinath

June 2012

Vehicle: Ford Fiesta (personal, self-driven)

No. of people: 4

Trip duration: 09-17 June (9 days)

Planned itinerary:
Day 1: Delhi to Rudraprayag (drive, 400 km)
Day 2: Rudraprayag to Govindghat (drive, 125 km)
Day 3: Govindghat to Ghangaria (trek, 14 km)
Day 4: Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangaria (trek, 4 km each side)
Day 5: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (trek, 6 km each side)
Day 6: Ghangaria to Govindghat (trek, 14 km), Govindghat to Badrinath (drive, 23 km)
Day 7: Badrinath – Mana – Badrinath (drive, 4 km each side), Badrinath to Joshimath (drive, 45 km), Joshimath to Auli (cable car, 2 km)
Day 8: Auli to Joshimath (cable car, 2 km), Joshimath to Rudraprayag (drive, 100 km)
Day 9: Rudraprayag to Delhi (drive, 400 km)

Actual itinerary:
Day 1: Delhi to Devprayag (drive, 330 km)
Day 2: Devprayag to Joshimath (drive, 170 km)
Day 3: Joshimath to Govindghat (drive, 20 km), Govindghat to Ghangaria (trek, 14 km)
Day 4: Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangaria (trek, 4 km each side)
Day 5: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (trek, 6 km each side)
Day 6: Ghangaria to Govindghat (trek, 14 km), Govindghat to Badrinath (drive, 23 km)
Day 7: Badrinath – Mana – Badrinath (drive, 4 km each side), Badrinath to Auli (drive, 60 km)
Day 8: Auli to Rudraprayag (drive, 120 km)
Day 9: Rudraprayag to Delhi (drive, 400 km)

Map:

 

Badrinath map