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Re: Ask Tourism Related Queries From Kiran Rawat & Prashant Joshi
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2009, 01:31:04 PM »
Dear Pankaj Ji,
It is possible to do the Darma Gangotri Trek (some part by road) but it will not be a single trek but a trans himalayan high altitude expedition crossing many passes.

From Darma one have to reache Sepu the last village & croass a pass to enter the trek Milam & from Milam one  have to cross Untadhurra pass and Khingar pass to enter Gahrwal (Malari side). Army used the pass regularly & this trekking area passes thru' a very hotly contested border region, Hence 'sensitive'. And it's quite easy to get lost into Tibet. Even if you got the permits, you can be denied entry into this region by local military and police

You have to obtain permission from both the DM's at Gopeshwar for this side and from Pithoragarh for the other side not to mention Camera permits also.

Trek 1 Dharchula-Dar-Bongling-Sela-Baling Baling-Dagtu-Son-Panchchuli Base Camp-Tidang – Sepu- Pass & will enter Milam valley


Trek 2
Milam Glacier- Dunga- Parital- Untadhurra Pass- Topidhunga- Khingar Pass- Lamthal- Malari
(Topidunga-Chadmu-Lapthal-Sumna stretch is disputed by China as their territory)


A lady called Vineeta Muni have done  an incredible seven-month expedition across the Himalayas. She was part of an eight member women's team: "Indian Women's First Trans Himalayan Journey 1997".
http://www.indiatravelogue.com/adve/moun/moun8_3.html


Link to map for trek
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=30.6281634...13&l=0&m=a&v=2

link to desciption of the terrain and the actual trek
http://books.google.com/books?id=GQr...result#PPP1,M1


Advice by Harish Kabadia (a well known mountaineer) for the trek

The Malari-Unta Dhura-Milam trek is beautiful. Not great difficulty at all as there is a beaten path which is even fit for mules. ITBP keep moving on the area. That brings us top main difficulty-- ITBP itself ! The permits can be obtained from Gopeshwar to start but they do not issue permits for photography. ITBP makes big fuss over it and has asked people to deposit cameras and even mobile phones with camera! It becomes difficult to collect these cameras in case of a circular trip like this. So try and use some contact (only that works in India!) to sort this if you can.



Trek 3
Kalindi Khal Trek- Badrinath to Gangotri
Badrinath- Mana- Ghastoli- Arwatal- raj parao- Kalindi khal- Kalindi base- Sweta glacier- khara pathar- vasukital- nandanwan- Tapovan- bhojbasa- gangotri

This is high altitude Trekking, Moraines, Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Mountains & Pinnacles! Sheer rocks, but clad with snow and Ice and they are most beautiful of all Himalayas
you shall trek through the biggest Himalayan amphitheater of very famous mountains, some of the major peaks you shall be viewing are – Nilkanth (6597 Mts.), Meru (6672 Mts.), Kedarnath Peak (6940 Mts.), Kedar Dome (6831 Mts.), Bhagirathi I, II & III (6856 – 6455 Mts.), Satopanth (7075 Mts.), Chaukhamba (7138 Mts.), Sri Kailash (6932 Mts.), Kharchakund (6617 Mts.), Vasuki Parbat (6792 Mts.), Mana Parbat (6794 Mts.), Bhrigupanth (6771 Mts.) and many more

(i never heard that someone have done Badri- Gangotri trek,but it is Gangotri Badri Trek is done)


Note:  Inner line permit is required for all the treks
   Atleat it will take a month or so to complete the trek
   Fitness standard of the trekkers should be very very high
   One have to search for the best Guide & porters who already have done this trek
   If any one/ any trek fails the whole expedition will go on toss
   For Kalindi Khal trek Satellite phone is compulsory
   The cost of the total expedition will be very high

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Re: Ask Tourism Related Queries From Kiran Rawat & Prashant Joshi
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2009, 05:07:56 PM »

Thanks Kiran Ji for the detailed information.

Could you please let us know about the route of Chopta ?


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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2009, 05:54:30 PM »
Dear Mehta Ji,
Chopta lies at an altitude of about 2,900 m above sea level and is an interesting tourist getaway suitable for trekking enthusiasts. It is situated on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath Road which can be reached by car from Rishikesh in 8 hours via Rudraprayag and Okhimath. Chopta is one of the most striking spots in the entire Garhwal region and gives a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges and its surroundings. Chopta is cold in winters while pleasant in summers.

Situated in the heart of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Chopta has inspired many a nature-lover over the years. The sanctuary makes an excellent trekking route, very often it is termed as the ‘Switzerland of the Himalayas’ and a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’

This part of the jungle is full of wildlife. The most commonly-found species are the musk deer, muntjac, or the barking deer, Himalayan black bear, the leopard and fox. These animals prefer to stay near the snow line in winter because it too cold up in the hills, and too risky down in the village.

Must visit places
Tungnath
This temple is situated at the height of 3680 mtrs. atop the Chandranath parvat
is the highest shrine on the inner Himalayan range. The trek from Chopta to Tungnath is only three and a half miles, but in that distance one ascends about 3,000 feet, and the pilgrim may be forgiven for feeling that at places he is on a perpendicular path. Like a ladder to heaven

Duiri/ Devaria Tal,
small lake lies cradled on the hill above Okhimath at a height of 8,000 feet near Sari Village . It was a favourite spot of one of Garhwal’s earliest British Commissioners, J.H. Batten, whose administration continued for twenty years (1836-56). He wrote: “The day I reached there it was snowing and young trees were laid prostrate under the weight of snow, the lake was frozen over to depth of about two inches. There was no human habitation and the place looked a veritable wilderness. The next morning when the sun appeared, the Chaukhamba and many other peaks extending as far as Kedarnath seemed covered with a new quilt of snow as if close at hand. The whole scene was so exquisite that one could not tire of gazing at it for hours. I think a person who has a subdued settled despair in his mind would all of a sudden feel a kind of bounding and exalting cheerfulness which will be imparted to his frame by the atmosphere of Duiri Tal.”

There are two routes to reach Chopta

Delhi- RIshikesh- Srinagar- Karanprayag- Kund (before Guptkashi)- Ukhimath- Chopta or
Delhi- RIshikesh- Srinagar- Karanprayag-Chamoli- Gopeshwar- Mandal- Chopta

The road which connect from Guptkashi to Chamoli is called Bhukhartal Road




Devaariya Tal Pics with reflection of Chokhanba Peak


View from Chopta

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Re: Ask Tourism Related Queries From Kiran Rawat & Prashant Joshi
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2009, 08:24:55 PM »

Thank u Rawat Ji,

Now many members would come to know about Chopta and how to reach there.

Dear Mehta Ji,
Chopta lies at an altitude of about 2,900 m above sea level and is an interesting tourist getaway suitable for trekking enthusiasts. It is situated on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath Road which can be reached by car from Rishikesh in 8 hours via Rudraprayag and Okhimath. Chopta is one of the most striking spots in the entire Garhwal region and gives a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges and its surroundings. Chopta is cold in winters while pleasant in summers.

Situated in the heart of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Chopta has inspired many a nature-lover over the years. The sanctuary makes an excellent trekking route, very often it is termed as the ‘Switzerland of the Himalayas’ and a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’

This part of the jungle is full of wildlife. The most commonly-found species are the musk deer, muntjac, or the barking deer, Himalayan black bear, the leopard and fox. These animals prefer to stay near the snow line in winter because it too cold up in the hills, and too risky down in the village.

Must visit places
Tungnath
This temple is situated at the height of 3680 mtrs. atop the Chandranath parvat
is the highest shrine on the inner Himalayan range. The trek from Chopta to Tungnath is only three and a half miles, but in that distance one ascends about 3,000 feet, and the pilgrim may be forgiven for feeling that at places he is on a perpendicular path. Like a ladder to heaven

Duiri/ Devaria Tal,
small lake lies cradled on the hill above Okhimath at a height of 8,000 feet near Sari Village . It was a favourite spot of one of Garhwal’s earliest British Commissioners, J.H. Batten, whose administration continued for twenty years (1836-56). He wrote: “The day I reached there it was snowing and young trees were laid prostrate under the weight of snow, the lake was frozen over to depth of about two inches. There was no human habitation and the place looked a veritable wilderness. The next morning when the sun appeared, the Chaukhamba and many other peaks extending as far as Kedarnath seemed covered with a new quilt of snow as if close at hand. The whole scene was so exquisite that one could not tire of gazing at it for hours. I think a person who has a subdued settled despair in his mind would all of a sudden feel a kind of bounding and exalting cheerfulness which will be imparted to his frame by the atmosphere of Duiri Tal.”

There are two routes to reach Chopta

Delhi- RIshikesh- Srinagar- Karanprayag- Kund (before Guptkashi)- Ukhimath- Chopta or
Delhi- RIshikesh- Srinagar- Karanprayag-Chamoli- Gopeshwar- Mandal- Chopta

The road which connect from Guptkashi to Chamoli is called Bhukhartal Road




Devaariya Tal Pics with reflection of Chokhanba Peak


View from Chopta


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How to reach, Hatal, a small village in the Tiyuni area of Uttarakhand?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009, 09:02:14 AM »
Namaskar doston,

Prem Chand Sharma jo ek choti si kranti anaar ki baagwani main laaye hain un tak kaise pahuncha jaye??

Hatal, a small village in the Tiyuni area of Uttarakhand..yahan kaise pahunche???

Bahut bahut shukriya jawab dene ke liye...
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Re: Ask Tourism Related Queries From Kiran Rawat & Prashant Joshi
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2009, 11:53:39 AM »
Kiran JI,

One of friends wants to visit Hanuman Chatti area. Could you please tell the route and ideal season to visit that area.

Also please give the information around surrounding areas likly to visit.

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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2009, 04:22:56 PM »
Dear Ashok Ji Parnam,
I am still gathereing informaiton regarding village Hatal. Kindly give me some time for it.........

The road to it ---- Tiyuni (lies in Himachal) one can go from Dehradun Kalsi or Mussorie side, have to croass Chakrata. (i m trying to get contact # of any one out there)

Meanwhile i have got the below info about Mr Prem Chand Sharma of Hatal (it is already in this forum too)

A few years ago, Hatal village of Tuni Tehsil was like any other village of the state where farmers only grew corn and coarse grains but for the last four years fortunes of farmers have dramatically altered. The transformation came when they took to horticulture in a big way.

Today there are several progressive farmers who are setting new trends in hill farming. And leading the group is Prem Chand Sharma, who has done the impossible. He is growing pomegranates and is aiming high. In the future he wants to use the Internet to find a market for his produce to directly liaison with the buyers and plant 1,000 pomegranates in the coming five years.

But for now he is content narrating his tale of toil and struggle. “In my area no one had tried growing pomegranate fruit trees, we discovered the virtues of this fruit by chance. On one occasion my father had sprinkled seeds on the land near our house, soon these seedlings blossomed into saplings but despite our best effort they failed to bear fruits. Later, I learnt from horticulture department officers that it was a better option to go for plant cuttings.

Then on my visit to Kullu in 2005, I procured pomegranate plant saplings from for Rs 40,” said Sharma.

Today Kandhari, Bhagwa, Sinduri and Mirdula pomegranate varieties dot his 30-bigha-farm land. And he is a proud owner of 700 trees, of which 400 are bearing fruits.

“My experiments in horticulture, though still in the early stages, have begun to bear fruits. In the last season, I earned Rs 1 lakh after the sale of fruits and I am happy and content,” Prem Chand added.

In fact, the income that he earns through the sale of fruits is the mainstay of his farming activity. Not content with the sale of fruits, he then hit upon the idea of utilisation of the empty spaces around the trees by growing vegetables. “I am growing pumpkin, gourd, cucumber and other seasonal vegetables, which is bringing in extra money. I think all farmers should adopt this strategy,” he said.

His biggest problem is of being unable to market off-season vegetable of western origin like parsley, basil, cherry tomatoes and red cabbages that he, along with other farmers, is growing. “I have been able to off load the common variety of tomatoes in the Delhi market and most of us earn between Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 in one season. However I am working on having a tie up the Delhi traders who sell the produce at several up market fresh vegetable stores,” said Sharma.

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Re: Ask Tourism Related Queries From Kiran Rawat & Prashant Joshi
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2009, 05:06:41 PM »
Hanuman chatti

I have been to Yamnotri on 1st week of Oct & the now the vehicles can reach till Janki Chantti (5 km further form Hanuman Chatti).

In HC there is a temples dedicated to Hanuman. It is not a very towering structure and is about 6 feet tall. The place is spotted at the convergence of the magnificent rivers Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga

Option 1
You can trek for HC to JC (old route) or trek to near alpine meadows
Opposite to JC there is a village called Kharsali (Yamunotri is worship in winter here for 6 months, it has a very old Shani temple which is must to see & some very very old house which are very rare to see now)

Option 2
You can trek for HC - Dodital – Uttarkashi or vis-a-versa
day 1) sangamchatti - manjhi
day 2) manjhi - dodital
day 3) dodital - darwa-top - seema
day 4) seema - hanumanchatti
for that you need all equipments

Option 3
HC to Naugaon- Saggam Chatti
The route is not famous only used by villagers for trading

Best Time
The best time is after or before rain. Few people have done Dodital in Dec too
Trekking started in this belt by March end

http://picasaweb.google.com/lifesaysiloveyou/DoditalWinterTrek#

Bus route from Delhi
1-   Delhi- Dehradun-(you will get jeep from railway station for Naugaon) Mussorie- Naugaon (another one)- Barkot- HC- JC- Yamnotri (this is short route)
2-   Delhi- Rishikesh- Tehri- Drasu bend (before Uttarkashi)- Barkot- HC


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Kiran

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Re: Ask Tourism Related Queries From Kiran Rawat & Prashant Joshi
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2009, 01:44:04 PM »
dear sir
          main pauri city mei ek book shope kholna chaht hoon uske liye mujhe kya karna hoga.

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Re: Ask Tourism Related Queries From Kiran Rawat & Prashant Joshi
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2009, 11:02:49 AM »
Sir Ji,
It is not possible to guide you for opening a book shop in Pauri
As per my knowledge there is very huge book shop in Srinagar (near petrol pump) which fulfill the demand of the area of more than 70-100 kms.
If any book is not available with them, you will not get any where else only in Dehradun.
It is better to ask the question from more experience person (specially a local from Pauri).

I request to senior members to guide us
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