Himalayan Eco Lodge, Kund

Located in the lush green Mandakini valley, the Himalayan Eco LodgeKund, is one of the most spectacular locations for a fun-filled holiday. The life giving waters of the mystical Mandakini cut a wide swath through valley, washing over rocks and boulders on their relentless journey to meet the Alakhnanda at Rudraprayag. From Himalayan Eco lodgekund,one gets a wonderful view of the snow clad Kedar peak that forms the backdrop of the Kedarnath temple. This valley is steeped in history and mythology and the temples that dot this area stand as the living testimonials to its rich culture and tradition. In addition to the Kedarnath temple, which is among the most important temples in the Hindu religion, there are a number of other temples like Tungnath (the highest Shiva shrine in the world), Madhyamaheshwar, Triyuginarayan, Guptkashi, Ukhimath, etc. In addition to the spiritual vibes that one feels here, the beauty of the valley is unsurpassed. Chopta, referred to as the "Mini Switzerland of India" is a short drive from the lodge and the undulating bugyals (high altitude meadows) here and the stunning views of the big Himalayan peaks are a testimony to its name. From here one could head off on Chopta trek, ChoptaTungnath trekand Chandrashilla Peak. The view of the Himalayas from the peak makes the trek well worth it. On returninf from the trek to Camp/Lodge Kund, one could relish the piping hot Maggi soup and stuffed paranthas in the small dhabas at Chopta!!!Another place well worth the visit is the high altitude lake, Deoriatal. This lake involves a short drive and a trek for an hour and the sight of the lake with the Himalayan peaks in the background is mesmerising. From here one feels that the majestic Chaukhamba peak is at arm's length and the reflection of the peak in the lake's waters is a sight worth travelling any distance to see.Another interesting activity in this area is a bird watching trip in the forests that surround this place. The place is home to the largest population of endemic species of birds and therefore it is always possible to see a wide variety of birds anytime of the year. The bird watching trips are led by an expert who would show you the extensive flora and fauna that has made this area its home.
Himalayan Eco lodge, kund is your best bet when it comes to Chopta hotels or hotels in Rudraprayag for its cottages with a view, gracious hospitality, soft murmurs of Mandakini, quaint hill touch in its flair. An additional explorer's delight is that Himalayan Eco lodge, kund is the best base for ChoptaTungnath trek or Tungnath trek. With our Camp/Lodge Kund, take home more than just fond memories, when you holiday with Himalayan Eco Lodge. Take home a smile that will always be reflected whenever you think of holidaying with us!

The camp offers accommodation in Deluxe rooms / Yurts

Deluxe Rooms

  • Deluxe rooms with tasteful interiors for a memorable stay
  • Ensuite washrooms
  • Customised furniture including queen-size beds, luggage racks, side tables, etc.
  • Coffee table and chairs
  • Study table
  • Sitout to sip your morning tea with the view of the Kedar peak

Deluxe Yurts

  • Deluxe Yurts with tasteful interiors for a memorable stay
  • Ensuite washrooms
  • Customised furniture including queen-size beds, luggage racks, side tables, etc.
  • Coffee table and chairs
Kund activities, Himalayan Eco Lodges
 
Hiking Trips, Himalayan Eco Lodges
  • Ukhimath
  • Kalshila
  • Tungnath & Chandrashilla Peak (4000 m)
  • Deoriatal Lake
  • Ansuya Devi Temple
  • Kartik Swami Temple
  • Along the Mandakini River
Mountain Biking, Uttarakhand
  • Community Program - Blue Sky Learning
  • Angling (Permission Reqd.)
  • Cycling
  • Scavenger Hunt (For Groups)
  • Organised Picnic Lunch
  • Village Interaction
  • Yoga & Meditation Sessions (For Groups)
  • Cookery Classes on Local Cuisine
Alaknanda Rafting, Adventure Activities
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Bridge Slithering
  • River Crossing
  • Valley Traverse
  • Rafting on Mandakini
  • Kayaking & Duckie Rides (Inflatable Kayaks)
  • Stream Walk
  • Mountain Biking (Cycles)
  • Overnight Camping Trips
  • Raft Building & Racing (For Groups)
Adventure Activities, Himalayan Eco Lodges
  • Chopta Known as Switzerland of India
  • Kali math & Rukhshi Mahadev
  • Gupta Kashi & Narayan Swami Temple Complex
  • Trijuginarayan
  • Ukhimath (Winter Seat of Kedarnath)
  • Helicopter Ride to Kedarnath (May-Jun & Sep-Oct)
Trekking, Uttarakhand
  • Kedarnath 2 Days
  • Vasuki Tal 3 Days
  • Panwali Kantha 4 Days
  • Madhmaheswar 3 Days
  • Rudranath & Panar Meadows 3 Days
  • Nandi Kund 7 Days
  • Deoriataal - Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila Peak 3 Days
Adventure Activities, Uttarakhand
  • Books & Magzines
  • Carrom Board
  • Chess
  • Cards
  • Ludo
  • Scrabble
  • Stargazing
  • Music & Video Library
  • Slide shows on local places of interest
Fact Sheet
Kund, Uttarakhand
  • Located 410 kms from Delhi / 170 kms from Rishikesh / 195 kms from Haridwar
  • A convenient deluxe stop enroute to the Kedarnath temple (The lodge is 12 kms from Guptkashi and 40 kms before Gaurikund from where the trek to Kedarnath begins)
  • 3 Deluxe Tents
  • Restaurant with a majestic view of the Kedar Peak
  • The lush green (or snow covered in winters) meadows of Chopta are a stone's throw away. This is a beautiful site for nature walks and day picnics
  • There are a number of ancient beautiful temples that dot this area and include Kedarnath, Tungnath (the highest Shiva shrine in the world), Trituginarayan, Guptkashi, Madhyamaheshwar, Ukhimath, etc.
  • Cozy relaxation areas with wonderful views
  • Easy train/air connections available between Delhi and Haridwar
  • 12 Deluxe rooms with creature comforts and a large sitout/balcony with sweeping views of the Himalayas from every room.
  • Hot multi-cuisine meals served buffet style
  • Conference facilities
  • Deoriatal (a beautiful high altitude lake, is a short drive and 1.5 hrs trek from the lodge
  • Barbecue & light music in the evenings
  • Games like chess, carom, beach volleyball, cricket, etc.
Kund Lodge, Tariff
Tariff
 
Occupancy
Deluxe Rooms
Single Occupancy 3,850/-
Double Occupancy 4,500/-
Extra Adult 1,600/-
Child 1,100/-
Small Yurts
Deluxe Tents
3,150/- 2,850/-
3,800/- 3,500/-
1,350/- 1,200/-
950/- 850/-
  •   14% Taxes Extra
Tariff Includes
Note
  •   Accommodation for 1 night
  •   Breakfast & Dinner
  •   Comlementry for children below 5yrs
  •   Rates not valid for Long Weekends & Public Holidays

Additional Meal Costs**
Activiti Costs
  •   Breakfast - Rs. 200
  •   Lunch (veg) - Rs. 350
  •   Dinner (non-veg) - Rs. 450
  •   **5% VAT extra
  •   Rafting on Alaknanda (Long): Rs. 800 per person
  •   Rafting on Alaknanda (Short): Rs. 600 per person
  •   Rafting on Ganga : Rs. 800 per person
  •   Rope activities: Rs. 150 per person per activity
  •   Kayaking: Rs. 250 per person
  •   Trekking to Tungnath/Chandrashila Peak/Deoriatal: Rs. 500 per person
  •   Trekking (1-2 hrs): Rs. 200 per person
  •   **5% VAT extra

3 Days / 2 Nights Package [Leisure]
 
Category
Tariff
Deluxe Room 8,700/-
Small Yurts 7,350/-
Deluxe Tents 6,800/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child
3,000/- 2,200/-
2,600/- 1,800/-
2,400/- 1,700/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   2 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast & Dinner

4 Days / 3 Nights Package [Leisure]
 
Category
Tariff
Deluxe Room 12,800/-
Small Yurts 10,900/-
Deluxe Tents 10,000/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child
4,500/- 3,200/-
3,800/- 2,700/-
3,500/- 2,500/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   3 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast & Dinner

4 Days / 3 Nights Package [Adventure]
 
Category
Tariff
Deluxe Room 17,100/-
Small Yurts 15,200/-
Deluxe Tents 14,300/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child (5-12yrs)
6,000/- 4,300/-
5,300/- 3,800/-
5,000/- 3,600/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   3 Nights stay
  •   Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •   1 Rafting, Rappelling, Rock Climbing/Jumaring, 2 Guided Treks to Chopta and Deoriatal

4 Days / 3 Nights with 1 Night in Jayalgarh Package [Adventure]
 
Category
Tariff
Deluxe Room 16,200/-
Small Yurts 14,900/-
Deluxe Tents 14,300/-
Extra Adult
Extra Child (5-12yrs)
5,700/- 4,100/-
5,200/- 3,700/-
5,000/- 3,600/-
Includes
  •   Welcome drink
  •   2 nights stay in Kund & 1 night stay in Jayalgarh
  •   Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •   1 Rafting, Rappelling, Rock Climbing/Jumaring, 1 Guided Trek to Chopta/Deoriatal


Extra
  • •   Service tax 14%
  • •   Transport of any nature
  • •   Any meals or services not mentioned above
  • •   Bottled water, beverages etc.
  • •   Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • •   Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
Kund,Himalayan Eco Lodges
 

For travel to the camp, a combination of train/air and road travel is recommended. The closest railway station to the camp is Haridwar and there are a number of trains that connect to Haridwar from all over the country. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (at Dehradun) and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, etc. If you require assistance in booking, do get in touch with us.

  • Distance from nearest Airport: 188km (Dehradun airport jolly grant)
  • Distance from nearest Railway Station: 195km (Haridwar)

From Haridwar/Dehradun/Delhi, we could organise a vehicle for you that would remain with you throughout your trip. The following would be the costs for the same:

Ex-Haridwar/Rishikesh

Vehicle 2 Days 3 Days
Tata Indica - -
Chevrolet Tavera (6-seater) - -
Toyota Innova (6-seater) - -
Tempo Traveler(13-seater) - -

Notes :

  • All transport rates inclusive of driver charges, state taxes and all other applicable taxes
  • All transport rates are for the specific itinerary that is listed above including the transfers for activities but do not include any other sightseeing, etc.
  • Transport rates are subject to change

 

 
Places Of Interest
  • Chopta & Chandrashila
  • Deoriyatal
  • Mandakini River
  • Kedarnath Sanctuary
  • Kedarnath
  • Rudarparyag

Chopta & Chandrashila

chopta valley, chopta Chopta is a typical 'Bugyal', which is Garhwali for a grassland or meadow surrounded by trees. It has a beautiful and rich bird life. In the lower Garhwal Himalayas, Chopta is an alpine meadow at a height of 2500m. There are many beautiful spots here where one can camp. The best way to explore the beauty of Chopta is to undertake a trek for 4-5 days and experience complete isolation and bliss. There is a Musk Deer Sanctuary where you can see the rare Musk Deer, which is hunted illegally for its musk. Chandrashila gives you a stunning 360-degree view of the Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Trishul peaks. Chopta is also the base for a climb to Chandrashila peak at 3950m. On a clear day the mesmerizing views from Tungnath and the summit of Chandrashila peak is a sight to behold. The Chandrashila peak is the lowest of the Panch Kedars and it offers the most stunning views

Deoriyatal

Deoriyatal Derived from the word 'Jyotirmath', it is the place of the Jyotirlinga of Shiva. Shankracharya founded one of the four piths (centres) for sanyasis here. A resting place for pilgrims going to Badrinath, Joshimath also has a temple dedicated to Narsimha, an incarnation of Vishnu. ( 6 Kms from the Lodge).

Mandakini River

Mandakini The Mandakini is a tributary of the Alaknanda River. The name Mandakini in Sanskrit signifies calm and unhurried or "she who flows calmly". The Mandakini is mentioned as one of the transcendental rivers in the Srimad Bhagavatam.The Mandakini is a low volume river from October to April and can be unpredictable in the Monsoon months (June-September) when all rivers in the area become swollen torrents. The Mandakini is a kayak-able river with a lot of class 3 rapids and some class 4 and class 5 rapids. The upper mandakini and the lower mandakini are considered to be class 4+ sections while there is a stretch of water in the middle part of the river that is largely class 2-class 3. Mandakini originates from the Charabari Glacier near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, India. Mandakini is fed by Vasukiganga River at Sonprayag, joins Alaknanda at Rudraprayag. Alaknanda then proceeds towards Devaprayag where it joins with Bhagirathi River to form the Ganges River.

Kedarnath Sanctuary

Gurso Bugyal Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Uttarakhand, in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. It was established in 1972 and named after the famous Kedarnath temple, which is located within the forest reserve. The wildlife sanctuary sprawls over an area of 975 sq.km and is situated on the catchment area of the Alaknanda River and is home to temperate forests, which include low and coniferous, alpine and Bugyals. The Kedarnath sanctuary is also home to rich floral species. The vegetation in the dense forest consists of Chir pine, oak, birch, rhododendrons, in addition with many species of Himalayan flowering plants. One of the prime attractions of the sanctuary is a wide variety of wildlife, which includes reptiles, mammals, birds and primates. Tourists can spot a wide variety of animals like the black bear, the leopard cat, the jackal, the snow leopard and the common leopard are some of the animals that tourists can spot in this sanctuary. Other animals seen freely grazing around the sanctuary are the sambhar, the goral, the tahr, the serow, bhar and the endangered musk deer. Birding in the Kedarnath Sanctuary. Birds like the grey-cheeked warbler, the little Pied Flycatcher, the Nepal Tree Creeper and the Himalayan Monal (which is also Uttarakhand's state bird) can be spotted within this sanctuary. Besides, fishes like Gara spp., Barilius spp., Nemacheilus, Schizothorax sp. and mahseer Tor can be found in the River

Kedarnath

Kedarnath, badrinath This legend is from the Mahabharat. After the war of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas set out on a yatra to Varanasi in order to be blessed by Shiva and be absolved from the sin of killing their stepbrothers, the Kauravas. Shiva was unmoved with the their penance and hid from them.Shiva left his abode in Kashi and started living in Guptakashi but was detected here by the Pandavas, so he assumed the form of a bull and started grazing in a nearby field along with some cattle. At dusk, when it was time for the cattle to return home, Bhim (of gigantic stature, great courage and strength) stretched his legs across the mountains, on either side of the Kedamath Valley. The cattle passed through Bhim's legs in order to return home except the bull, which was Shiva in disguise and was promptly identified by the Pandavas. When the Pandavas cornered him, Shiva in the form of the bull tried to escape by digging into the earth and had almost escaped but Bhim was able to catch hold of the bull's hump. Shiva was pleased with the determination of the Pandavas so he gave them darshan and exonerated them of their sin. He then directed them to worship his hump and the Pandavas built the Kedarnath temple. The statues of all 5 Pandavas can be found in cornices in the temple today.

Rudarparyag

Rudarparyag Named after Lord Shiva, Rudraprayag is situated at the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. The place is important because of its proximity to many important places of worship in the Hindu mythology. Rudraprayag is 34 km from Srinagar in the Garhwal region. According to mythology, Lord Shiva appeared to bless Narad Muni as in the form of Rudra and ever since the place has been a sacred place for followers of Shiva.