Sunday, 4 June 2017

Trekking the Himalayas, trek to Roopkund

At 15000 feet we conquered Roopkund. 

It all began with a flight to Delhi, a 7 hour bus journey from Anand Vihar to Kathgodam and then another crazy and tiring 9 hour sumo ride,  through the rocky road escaping falling rocks to our base camp at Loharjung. 

We walked and trekked an average of 8kms a day, crossed narrow hill paths, stayed in a village home, snow covered tents and tents that were nearly blown away and all with the best views of nature’s bounties.

Roopkund, situated in the Chamoli district of Garhwal, in the state of Uttarakhand has been a preferred trekking site. The hill stations Nainital and Kathgodam are the closest but at a distance of 217 km and 235 km respectively. 
It is said that you can spot over 300 human skeletons at the bank of the lake and it is believed that they belong to the Palaeolithic age.
We began walking through green grasslands crossing the green coniferous forests of pine, oak and spruce trees and over the week made it to the snow clad mountains. 

Tired, sweaty, and showered with hail stones or a drizzle, we marched on. Refilling our water bottles on the way from the streams and miniature waterfalls that we crossed. At the few halts we made, we ate yummy fluffy omelettes, spicy maggi noodles and drank some garam chai to keep the chill at bay.   

Village stay at Didna Village at 8,045 ft.).

At Ali Bugyal we were at 11,320 ft.

We crossed the pleasant meadows of Bedni Bugyal and made our way to Patar Nachauni at 12,818 ft. 

It just kept getting easier 😊 at Bhagwabasa at 14,117 ft.

Munching the local berries, Kafal

Himalayan beauties

Patar Nachauni at 15755 ft.
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