The trek begins at Valtha village (8340 ft) at 6:30 Am. With Tyson (the seeker dog) as company, Amarnath and Bittu step ahead. Soon enough they reach Sethu Pathar at Hallan. After half an hour more, they witness the first signs of ice. A kilometer long stream under the ice at Chowki Gaur (10060 ft) becomes their next path.