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The next morning should be an early start too, and this will probably be one of the most challenging days of the trek. The trek to Darwa Pass is everything that the word 'trek' would encompass—walking, climbing, the need for a pair of strong lungs and a strong will. This 12 km trek dedicated to only uphill climbing requires you to walk upstream on the dry riverbed which means a lot of climbing over boulders and subsequently walking further uphill on paths that have to be created. By midday, you would be at Darwa Pass. Windy and with patches of snow, the pass will leave you awe-struck. Though it is not advisable to stay at the chilly pass for so long, we decided to have lunch there, bundled with caps, mufflers and gloves at over 14,000 feet (and lived to tell the tale). A perfect lunch spot and a camping ground is around half an hour downhill trekking from the Pass. Having reached your camping spot by afternoon, you have the rest of the day to take in the beauty of the Himalayas, breathe in the view of peaks including Bandarpooch, snow slide and put on more layers. Since it is quite close to the pass, expect a cold, windy night and cover yourself well while you sleep. Amidst the hail, rain and two seconds of snowfall, one can definitely forget it’s the month of May.
Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering
The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) is located in Uttarkashi, Uttrakhand. It is very well known for imparting technical knowledge in mountaineering. Similar to HMI, NIM also offers various courses along with a basic and advance mountaineering course. You can apply and get further details about the course from here.
Uttarkashi is arranged on the banks of the river Bhagirathi at an elevation of 1352 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is home to various ashrams and sanctuaries furthermore to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The town's name mirrors its likeness to and area (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Like Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is arranged on the Ganges, lies by a slope named Varun Parvat, on juncture of two waterways Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a sanctuary committed to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center point of the town. Uttarkashi(uki) implies the Kashi of North and is otherwise called Somya Kashi. Uttarkashi is an extremely religious spot for tourism. It has likewise ended up popular among brave individuals because of the extent of different bold exercises. Uttarkashi town is additionally called as Shivnagri. Uttarkashi town has number of sanctuaries and ashrams. Uttarkashi is known for its religious individuals, climate, order and design.
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