Backpacking at Mundali: Shangri La of Uttrakhand

Tripoto
16th Jul 2015
Photo of Backpacking at Mundali: Shangri La of Uttrakhand by Ekansh Saxena
Photo of Backpacking at Mundali: Shangri La of Uttrakhand by Ekansh Saxena
Photo of Backpacking at Mundali: Shangri La of Uttrakhand by Ekansh Saxena
Photo of Backpacking at Mundali: Shangri La of Uttrakhand by Ekansh Saxena
Photo of Backpacking at Mundali: Shangri La of Uttrakhand by Ekansh Saxena
Photo of Backpacking at Mundali: Shangri La of Uttrakhand by Ekansh Saxena

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere"

Travelling is one of the best things you can get addicted to, so here it comes once again. A trek to an all new, unexplored and less exploited place.

Tucked away in the middle of a vast stretch of forest, Mundali meadow is “Shangri la” of Uttarakhand region.The never ending meadow of Mundali offers a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan ranges. Mundali’s relative inaccessibility adds to the charm of the place. For most of the year Mundali can only be accessed through a trek (This particular trek is part of curriculum for Indian Forest Services.), though for a small period it can also be reached by a kaccha Jeep road.

Find the itinerary for a 4 nights 5 days trekking package to Mundali :

Day 1

0700 Hrs: Drive to Lokhandi from Dehradun (105 kms approx/ 5 to 6 Hrs)
Breakfast on enroute dhabas. (To be paid by participants directly)
1300 Hrs: Trek from Lokhandi to Budher (5 kms/ 1 Hr). Stay there for caving, packed lunch will be provided at the location and then trek back to Lokhandi.
1530 Hrs: Drive to Kanasar from Lokhandi (6 km/ 30 min) and trek to base camp where tea and snacks will be served.
2000 Hrs: Dinner.
Night stay in Alpine tents (in sleeping bags) at Green Canvas Camps, Kanasar.

Day 2

0600 Hrs: Tea
0700 Hrs: Breakfast and explore the area and pack lunch for the day.
1000 Hrs: Trek to Devban (9 kms/3 hrs)
Lunch enroute.
1600 Hrs: Tea at Devban after pitching tents.
1900 Hrs: Dinner.
Night stay in Alpine tents (in sleeping bags) at Devban.

Day 3

0600 Hrs: Tea
0700 Hrs: Breakfast and explore the area and pack lunch for the day.
1000 Hrs: Trek to Kunen (13 kms/5.5 hrs)
Lunch enroute.
1800 Hrs: Tea at Kunen after pitching tents.
1900 Hrs: Dinner.
Night stay in Alpine tents (in sleeping bags) at Kunen.

Day 4

0600 Hrs: Tea
0730 Hrs: Breakfast and explore the area and pack lunch for the day.
1000 Hrs: Trek to Mundali (15 kms/6.5 hours)
Lunch enroute.
1800 Hrs: Tea at Mundali after pitching tents.
1900 Hrs: Dinner.
Night stay in Alpine tents (in sleeping bags) at Mundali.

Day 5

0600 Hrs: Tea
0800 Hrs: Breakfast at Mundali
0830 Hrs: Trek to the nearest roadhead and travel to Dehradun from there.
Lunch enroute in Dhabas (To be paid directly by participants)
1700 Hrs: Reach Dehradun

Interested ones can contact the author for queries :) 

THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING AND YOU MUST GO!!

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