So we spent the second night at Sunil’s family home, from which we could look straight across the valley (and down a bit) at our place, three beeline kms away, but we had to descend from around 2600 m down to cross the Chugounti river at 1720 m then back up to the farm at … Continue reading Three (or Four) Day Trek, last bit.
So we’re heading up the ridge from Baghi to Hatu through wonderfully human-free forest, largely of kharshu oak, with some cedar and bamboo, and the Forest Department has done a great job of planting chestnut. Increasingly over the last couple of years we’ve seen more and more replanting going on, and forest clean ups – … Continue reading Three Day Trek (Part Three)
Himalayan Orchard Saunk ka Dhank - Hanging Rock Neraghati Reoghati - last shop Chaal The spring below Chambi - 7 hrs hike - Camp Night 1 Baghi - shops Hieroglyphs Tramp, dogs, somewhere down the nullah is water and Camp Night 2 Hatu Peak Jaubagh meadow Gujjar Camp Night 3 Karal Ramnagar Khaltanullah
So we made it to the spring below Chambi Peak by three in the afternoon, having set off from the farm at 7.15, and now we had to walk along the road for 2.5 hours to reach Baghi Rest House (BRH) for the night. Next time we do this route we will take tents … Continue reading Three Day Trek (Part Two)
Sauk ki Dhank - picnic breakfast. The true left is on the left. Our farm, if I may say ‘our’ – in the very loosest of senses – is roughly half-way up a valley at about 2000 metres, on the ‘true left’. The true left and right of a valley refer (by trekkers, fishermen, pedants and … Continue reading Three Day Trek (Part One)