After the lunch, we had a ride of another 14 km by a pickup van to Pantwari village. Pantwari village is the starting point of Nagtibba trek.
On reaching Nainbagh, I stopped for a while to realise that this is the point which bifurcates to Gangotri and Yamunotri. I was awestruck with the view and decided to cherish the moment by sipping a cup of tea. And there I met a clean shaved bald headed guy Sunil, who was the owner of a tea stall. Refusing to take money from the 'Guest from Assam', I was helped by him to find a shared Tata Sumo to Pantwadi (30mins from Nainbagh towards Gangotri). The Sumo driver (Arun bhaiya), another interesting personality helped me too in finding a place to stay. Himmatsingh Parmaar, popularly called 'Mamaji' provided me the accommodation in a very affordable rate as I was a student and recommended by Arun. I realised by now what Arun bhaiya meant by the phrase 'Pahadiyo me ab bhi jaan hai'.The same evening I met a guy at Mamaji's shop who was an intern at 'Goats Village'. Goats Village, a few kilometres uphill is managed by 'The Green People' promoting Eco-tourism, Organic farming, Rural development and what not. I was fascinated that something so unique has been set up in this area with minimum human settlement. After the fruitful conversation and delicious Garhwali dinner, I decided to sleep early and start bird watching as soon as I wake up the next morning.
This is the point from where one needs to take diversion to Pantwari in a pick-up.