Our Post-Trek Plan
We were on our way back from Pindari Glaciar, a surreal trek on the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas. My brother and I decided to give ourselves sometime of absolute rest to put our tired feet up, lie down and forget about the previous five days of relentless exhaustion.
I heard about Itmenaan Lodges from friends who described it as a ideal home in the hills. Looking at the map, guiding us from Bageshwar to Chalnichina where it is located, we figured that we have to drive through a major stretch of the Binsar Forest Range to reach there. For someone new to the hills, the echoing silence of pines could be haunting but we knew where to stop for hisalus and kafals (wild seasonal berries) or prank about a bear attack and keep each other entertained.