The much-awaited day of September 2, 1984, saw our team from the BOI Employees Trekkers and Mountaineers Association and under the leadership of P.R. Agnihotri setting out by the night bus from Delhi for Uttarkashi which we reached the next afternoon.
Weary of the body, we collapsed in individual bundles on to the cool floor of the small cave. We had reached Panargufa after a 17 km walk, most of it up a steep slope.
CHAUKHAMBA stands as the ultimate rampart in the Himalayan panorama of the Uttarakhand Hills. Appearing to be situated somewhere in the middle, the old maps clarify that this formidable massif is in Garhwal since they name it “Badrinath Trek”.