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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Guides/Jeep drivers contact information

For Pindari Glacier areas:

Vinod Singh Kalakoti

Village: Chhatikhet
Post Office: Dafaar
District: Bageshwar
Mobile: 9411795648

(He has done both Basic and Advanced mountaineering courses from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. He also handles treks in the bedni bugyal/roopkund area and in the Darma valley region also. He has also climbed some peaks in sunderdhunga area)


For the Roopkund/Bedni Bugyal/Ali Bugyal area:

Mr. Mohan Singh Bisht,
S/O Bakhtawar Singh Bisht,
Village: Wan
Post: Wan
District: chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Mobile: 0-9350998996
Brother's mobile: 0-9968178496

Wan village - Bisht brothers (also known as Bugyal brothers)
Mobile: + 0091 - 13632 - 80422
This is the last shop. You can get the basic food stuff for treks in this area, along with kerosene, stove, etc.

Subedar Major Dayal Singh Patwal (Retired),
Owner and Caretaker,
Patwal Tourist Lodge and Holiday Home,
Sabitri Kunj,
Roopkund Road, Lohajung P.O.,
District Chamoli,
Uttarakhand - 246427
Phone -> +0091 - 13632 - 80211
mobile -> +0091 - 9410480308

(This is the Patwal guest house located in Lohajung, the third last village of this trek). This place is motorable and you get a bus from Lohajung to Delhi (via Almora). You can rent some basic trekking stuff from here including kitchen tents, rucksacks, etc. He is also a member of the Bugyal preservation committee. This is also the last place where dish TV is available.


For Munsiyari:
Mr. Ganga Ram, (very good guide)
S/O Shri Daulat Ram,
Village: nai basti, Munsyari,
District - Pithoragarh
Pin - 262554

Ganaga Ram now has a mobile number also -> +0091 - 9456542753

Laxman (Ganga Ram's brother in law) -> Laxman is also a guide and he and Ganga take many expeditions to the milam glacier areas.

Laxman's mobile -> +0091 - 9410182704


Mr. Ganga Ram (Guide)
C/O Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Tourist Rest Centre,
Munsyari - 262554
KMVN TRC Phone #: 05961-222339

If you want to do some homestays in munsyari, instead of staying at KMVN or some hotel, then contact
Malika Virdi of Mati (Soil) NGO. Mati organises homestays in the villages of Darkot in Munsyari.

Malika Virdi - +0091 -5961222367 (Calling from India: 05961222367)
Geeta Pangtey - +0091 - 5961 - 222234
Calling from india -> 05961 - 222234


Driver for Kumaon -> Mr. D. C. Tiwari
mobile: +0091 - 9412994176
In my opinion, he is the best and safest driver in Kathgodam area.


Driver (for Haldwani, Kathgodam, Nainital, Bhimtal, Bhowali, Almora, Thal, Bageshwar, Berinag, Munsyari - almost the whole of Kumaon area)

Mr. Pardyuman Dharmshaktu - He belongs to Munsyari, but lives in Haldwani. He can pick you up from Haldwani/Kathgodam itself and take you onwards to your destination.

Mobile: 0-9411322992

Maruti van - UA045667

He also has an Alto.


Driver (For Garhwal areas)
Mr. Jagdish Singh Negi,
Gram(Village) - Baanjgadoo (it is very very very close to AugustMuni)
Post: Piloo
Via Chandrapuri,
Jila(District): Rudraprayag



Blogger DC said...

very informative indeed. good job.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 4:44:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Ragooool said...

thanks for the info man. Great pics! is it an SLR? Please post the model and make.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 7:58:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous viren said...

Hi Prashant,
Am Viren from Mumbai. You have a nice style of describing........ and pics are also descriptive. Great !!!
We (3-4 sr. citizens )plan to go to Chopta-Tungnath-chandrashila trek in Apr-May 08. So this info will be useful.
please help us more, by giving contact info of persons who can give us accomodation at both Chopta & Tungnath
My email ID is
Thank you.
Hope to meet you sometime.

Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 11:47:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

Phone this guy Jagdish Singh Negi. He lives in Augustmuni (which is near Chopta) and might be able to arrange a place for you to stay and also avehicle for travelling.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:47:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous DKM said...

Visited Munsiyari (and a few other places) this week. D.C. Tiwari is brilliant. Drove very peacefully, and he's highly informative. Highly recommended.

Also, at Munsiyari, a certain Mr. Jagatram was our guide for the Khaliatop trek and he accompanied us to Madhkote and Dharkote as well. He apparently also does glacier treks, skiing and rock climbing. He can surely be an additional option as a guide in the Munsiyari area. (Ph. 9456110008)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:16:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

yup. mr. tiwari is a very reliable person to have along with u on the journey.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:21:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Abhik said...

Hi Almoraboy!!
Can you please provide phone numbers of some budget hotels (within Rs.1000) in Binsar,Chaukori ,Ranikhet and Kaushani? I'll cal D.C Tiwari for my trip. Thanks a lot sharing this information.


Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 9:59:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

Hello Abhik,

Most of the hotels in these places, including kmvn, will be within your budget. nainital will be more expensive, so avoid that place. best to contact tiwari ji. he can help you choose the reasonable places.

Monday, September 13, 2010 at 2:33:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger akki said...

Hi Prashant ,
your blog is a suc a wonderful journey of Uttrakhand and your pics is so beautiful . I want to know about Camera like model name.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:04:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12:57:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went on a trip to chaukori. Called DC tiwari - he promised he would come, but when we reached kathgodam he shocked us saying some other driver would take us. The other driver was inexperienced and lazy to say the least. Bad experience with Tiwari - would avoid him.

Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 12:09:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just posted tiwari - appreciate you will post it else will have to post it in the public domain and mention your censuring comments as well. Appreciate it.

Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 12:11:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger kaizenlife said...

Hi anonymous.....Hows the weather right now?

Also, are the peaks visible?

Monday, August 29, 2011 at 1:16:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger kaizenlife said...

Hi Anonymous, Hows the weather at the moment in Kumaon....Also, are the peaks visible or hidden by clouds...

Monday, August 29, 2011 at 1:18:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

howdy guys .... just came back from a camping trip .. so could not publish your comments earlier. worrying comment by anonymous, i will look into it tomorrow.

Monday, August 29, 2011 at 1:55:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the comments Prashant.

The weather is nice, rains once in a while. Cloudy so cant see the peaks very well. The road to munsiyari from chaukori was not accessible due to landslide.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:57:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

thanks Anonymous,
I will be going to Kumaon sometimes next month. Will try to catch the festival of Kangdali. will tell tiwari ji about this. am sure if you would have got mr. tiwari, then it would have been much better. he has got 2 cars now, one which he drives and the other which is driven by someone else.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:13:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Faze said...

Hi Prashant,

Your blog is indeed helpful. Am visiting India for a work trip and am planning for a trip to Chopta-Chadrashila from the 2nd week of Dec for 5 days.

Do you think it's a good idea to go around this time?

As it is my 1st time to India, so from my work trip in Mumbai and fly to Delhi, how should I travel from Delhi airport to meet the driver/guide (Jagdish guy right?) ?

Thanks and cheers

Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 7:34:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi impressed with the kind of information you have shared. Can I have your contact number pls?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 2:15:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

you can always contact me via gmail

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 4:20:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I am desperately seeking the phone number of The Tranquility Inn near Kasar Devi. I believe the owner is mr. Kishan. Would you be able to provide?

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:50:00 AM GMT+5:30  
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Anonymous Aagam said...

Hi Prashant, I want to go for a trek or trip in the Himalayas. I am in delhi now. I will free from 13 to 20 October, i.e. next week. I have seen many options but after seeing all the options I am literally confused and can't decide the best place to go during this time. We are 4 people. Can u suggest a good place with medium budget? It will be a great help...thanks in advance...

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 3:37:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger shark8me said...

This blog post very informative. My wife and I went on the Roopkund trek in the second half of October, and many thanks to Major Patwalji who made the arrangements for us.
I would highly recommend the guide who came along with us, Bhuwan Singh Bisht. He is the headman of Kuling village and one of the few guides in the area who has undergone mountaineering training at NIM. He can be contacted at 8941876481

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:14:00 PM GMT+5:30  

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