Jakholi – Guptkashi - Kalimath - Gopeshwar
This is one of the most scenic rides in Uttrakhand with lots of forests, Himalayan views and great roads to ride on. At Tilwara one connects with Rudraprayag - Kedarnath highway.
Guptkashi is a major transit town for people going to Kedarnath. Here the registration formalities are completed before one heads forward. For Kedarnath, Heli services are also available from Guptkashi.
Another place of visit is the Kalimath Temple for which one needs to take a detour before Guptkashi. Ride 11 km with some lovely views of Mount Chaukhamba to reach Kalimath, the mystical place.
Enter Chopta region which lies in the reserved Kedarnath Sanctuary. No electricity and no construction in the region shall give a different experience for the one opting to stay for the night.
One can trek 3.5 kms to Tungnath, the highest Shiva Temple in the world. The road ahead is a narrow road in the midst of sanctuary area with some dense forest. Expect wildlife to cross your path, don’t worry about an attack as the animals are quite intelligent and do not mess with humans. Though one is not so sure about the other way round!
Gopeshwar is the headquarter for Chamoli district and offers all amenities needed by a traveller. Don’t forget to visit the Raghunath Temple, especially in the evening.