Day 6: Dharansi Pass to Hitoli Campsite (12 km trek)
Take the same trail downhill to Jhandi Dhar. From here, take the trail on the right towards Tomla. You can refer to the stone map. The descent is going to be long, tiring and taxing on the knees. At the end, you will be hiking through a forest of rhododendron, birch and Raga fur till you reach the Hitoli campsite.
Day 7 : Hitoli Campsite – Surai Thotha – Joshimath (8 km trek, 30 km by Jeep)
The descent from Hitoli campsite goes through a 5 km forest trail of cedar trees. The first village you cross is Tomla, a quaint, picturesque village. From Tomla, Surai Thota is another 3 km descent. Once you reach here, from the road head, take a jeep to Joshimath.