After staying over at Pranav Rawat’s home near Hatkoti we took the 11am bus to Rampur from Rorhu across the Sungri pass. Pranav had given us some of his home grown fruits and home made products for the journey ahead
After a peaceful night in the forest next to the stream near the hamlet of Sungcha we were excited to explore the valley upstream. There was a clear trail proceeding left and right along the stream.
“Good morning!” The owner of the dhaba in front of which we slept woke us up at 6am. First shop in the entire village of Neuli 1650m to open up. We ordered two chai’s and two omelette’s and were on our way
At Kullu I bid goodbye to Pratap my co-trekker from Bangalore who joined me during the last 4 weeks and welcomed Mani and Anbu who just reached from Chennai to give me company for the next 2 weeks
We rose up 5:30am next to 3 street dogs on a rooftop with view on the snow covered Dhauladhar range at the end of the Barot valley seperating Kangra and Chamba districts.
We woke up from one of our comfiest night stays in a wooden platform in the garden of a dhaba in Kareri. We rose late as we were expecting a new team member to join from Dharamsala
Thanks to Rijul Gil for suggesting one of the most beautiful trails in the Dhauladhar. Myself, Anbu and Dhanu took a share taxi from Dharamsala to Khanyara 1400m.
My host, a lovely elder lady, at the saddle of Deep Goth wakes me up with three cups of hot chai. Fully energized, I pack up and search for my socks which appear to have mysteriously disappeared overnight
After a short but comfy sleep on top of one of the buses in the Chamba depot I rise at dawn and grab two cups of hard in the local tea shop. I board the 5:30am bus to Bhanjraroo 1700m,
After a day’s halt at Tundah to recharge my depleted powerbank and enjoy the wonderful hospitality by a local shop owner who took care of me like his own son giving free dinner and overnight stay in a comfy room,