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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Chamoli March 24th 2018

How about a hot cup of coffee and maggi high up at 12000Ft., with a view of sun’s first rays falling on the Snow-capped Himalayas, sleeping under the blanket of stars at -10 degrees in a cute camp tent ? Sounds beautiful right. That’s exactly what I experienced in my Himalayan trek to Brahmatal peak About the trek: One of the popular winter treks, the trek has been named after the Brahmatal lake, located in Uttarakhand. Even though the trail doesn’t climb to the highest of altitudes, yet it is known to offer views of some high peaks. A small lake and a few forests act as the bonus offerings in this trek. The magical journey starts on day 1 itself. So here I started my journey to the Himalayas, it was 4th of Jan 2018, ... read more
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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Chamoli June 6th 2015

Roopkund Trek is one of the very popular treks among the Greater Himalayan treks in India. After a long search for company and self confidence to do the trek, I finally got to do it this year. Oh boy was it worth it.... We were four from our office (actually 7 who had initially registered with IndiaHikes and by the time the trek date approached we had become 4) and we reached Delhi on 29th May evening. We still had some time for our bus to Kathgodam and thus, went on a shopping trip to Palika Bazar to get some items we had missed. We wanted to buy a torch and after haggling with the prices and seeing the type of fancy torches available, we decided to skip buying them (Don't ever say ok to a ... read more
On the way to Ghairoli Patal
Neel Ganga
Camp at Ghairoli Patal

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Chamoli October 24th 2014

Introduction : To me trek to Roopkund was nothing less than any Bollywood flick. It has got everything in it from action to drama to romance to emotions to comedy ( of errors - of course created by us ). You take a hike you reach bugiyal ( meadows ), take a left turn you can see Mt. Neelkanta, Mt. Chaukhamba, Hati-Ghori Peak, Bandarpunch and Kedardome. Look straight vast lush green field lies ahead of you. Move your chin bit up massive Nandaghunti is looming over your head. Turn right you can see the mighty Mt. Trishul, Roopkund is at the foothills of Trishul. Zillions and zillions of scintillating stars illuminating the night sky. There was rain, snow, blizzard, wind everything in a single trek. Strangled just 400-500 mts away from Roopkund and not a single ... read more
Trail starts from the backyard of Lower Wan Village
Initial ascent to Upper Wan
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