Travel update: Himalayas again!

Yes, I went to Himalayas again to spend my vacation. Before I start uploading photos and related post here is a highlight of the fantastic travel experience. This may not be ideal for everybody but there are other options to travel much easily and safely. But since I am hungry for crazy experiences I chose this way of travelling. I will post full details slowly. If anybody wants some immediate details please email me at dmhmaneer (at) gmail ( dot) com. I will be happy to share what I know.

Day 1:

6:00 AM Flight to Delhi from Bangalore

2:35 PMtrain supposed to arrive from Puri for Haridwar, but delayed by 4 hrs due to heavy fog

Day 2:

1:00 AM Finally reached Haridwar!!!

2:30  AM Got on to  last row seat of  GMOU bus  to Rudraprayag  (  😦 Yeah, that was fun! 200 KMs, Himalayan roads and last row seat! )

9:30 AM : a quick refreshment in Rudraprayag before catching a bus to Ukhimath

11:00 AM bus to Ukhimath ( 50 KMs)

1:00 PM cracked a deal with a Jeep guy to head towards Saari ( 17 Kms from Ukhimath)

2:30 PM finally reached Saari village, met  Shri Murali Singh Negi ( our guide ) and some refreshment watching Himalayan Valley

4:00 PM trek to Devaria Taal ( lake ) which is at altitude of aprox. 2500 mts  ( 3 KMs trek)

5:00 PM finally there to see a small heaven at Devaria Taal! Camped at Devaria Taal

Day 3

11:00 AM : started back to Saari Village

1:00 PM reached  bottom after having full view of villages and temples of Saari village, incredible people!

2:00 PM a great mandua-ki-roti lunch ( oh it was real heavy lunch!)

4:00 PM  headed to Chopta ( 28 KMS from Saari)

5:00 PMChopta !! night stay in a hotel room in Chopta

Day 4

5:00 AM started  trekking  to Tunganth ( 5 KMS trek, if you are a photographer it will be 6 KMS trek !)

12:30 PM Chandrashila at 4000 Mts ( 1 KM trek from Tungnath )

3:00 PM back to Chopta

6:00 PMBack to Saari village night stay at Murali and some memorable chat with him and discussed some possibilities of next treks with him!

Day 5

6:30 AM Bus to Rudraprayag

9:33 AM deicded to visit Joshimath !!!!

11:00 AM got a Joshimath bus from Rudraprayag

4:30 PMreached Joshimath after a bumpy hilly ride! night stay at Joshimath , thought of visiting Auli but there was no snow fall and the cable car  ride was closed.

Day 6

4:30 AM got on to a Haridwar bus

2:30 PM reach Haridwar and reached our regular Ashram

3:00 PM fantastic south Indian mean at ashram

4:30 PM holy dip in river Ganga!!!

5:45 PMAarti at Har-ki-Pairi Night stay at  Madhwashram

Day 7

7:00 AMsunrise ! full day : Haridwar Market!! night stay at Ashram

Day 8

shopping!!! 3:25 PMtrain to Delhi

Day 9

1:00 AM Delhi airport

6:30 AM : Flight back to Bangalore

9:30 AM  aerial  sight-seeing of Bangalore due to FOG!!

10:30 AM safely landed in Bangalore

12:30 PMBack to Home Dinesh

a quick photo of Devaria taal I visited!

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