Trek from Gan­go­tri to Bad­rinath via Kalindikhal Pass

Trek from Gan­go­tri to Bad­rinath via Kalindikhal Pass

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.

Panwali’s alpine meadows - A traditional Kedarnath Gangotri pilgrim trek

Panwali’s alpine meadows - A traditional Kedarnath Gangotri pilgrim trek

The meadows of Panwali lie 4000 metres (13000 ft) above sea level on the traditional Kedarnath Gangotri pilgrim trek. Unadvertised, this place is a paradise for trek­kers as also for cameramen. Just across the far horizon rise the gorgeous Himalayan peaks – Kedarnath Bhagirathi, Meru and many others. Most of these remain snowclad till late July.

Chaukhamba - The Himalayan Giant - An Ultimate rampart in the Himalayan panorama

Chaukhamba - The Himalayan Giant - An Ultimate rampart in the Himalayan panorama

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”.

In the land of the gods -  The majestic peaks and furious thundering streams

In the land of the gods - The majestic peaks and furious thundering streams

Uttarakhand, the twin province of Kumaon and Gar­hwal is known for its dra­matic moun­tain scapes and Sahas­tra Taluri­ous tor­rents. The Brit­ish turned geo­graphy on its head and called Uttarakhand “Kumaon Him­alaya” although Gar­hwal is big­ger and holier.

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