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.
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
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)
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
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!
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.
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
7:00 AMsunrise ! full day : Haridwar Market!! night stay at Ashram
shopping!!! 3:25 PMtrain to Delhi
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