Started my Journey early in the morning at around 4:30AM in the morning i.e. booked a cab for around 1000/- Rupees from Pahalgam to Chandanwadi which is 16KMs.
From Chandanwadi all documents i.e. Yatra permit, medical permit and one address proof identification card is verified.
After verification I started my Yatra by foot at around 6AM.
The Yatra from Pahalgam is basically have five stops and I'll explaining each in detail.
So the Yatra from Chandanwadi to the first stop is Pissu top which is around 3.5KM which is second most difficult trekk in the entire Yatra. An average trekker can take around 3-4 hours to cover this 3.5km journey. One should cross Pissu top before 12PM to move further in the Journey.
From Pissu top the Next stop is 6km away which is known as Sheshnag. It's one of the most beautiful place I have ever been in this world. The beauty of the nature cannot be described in words.
The trekk from Pissu top to Sheshnag is not that difficult. One can easily cover in two to three hours.
You should cross Sheshnag till 2PM otherwise you will not be allowed further for the day to continue the Yatra.
From Sheshnag the next stop is Ganesh Top - the most difficult journey or the trekk I ever have been to. It's only 3.5 km long trekk but it can take around 5-6 hours. The trekk is full of slippery ice with no proper route. One has to climb mountain to reach there.
After reaching Ganesh Top the further Yatra is not that difficult.
From Ganesh Top to the next stop is Panchtarni which is 3km away. The trekk was full of snow.
But the Beauty and the nature is like seeing your best dream live.
I took a stop at Panchtarni. Camps is easily available with 500 to 650 rupees bed system.