Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand

Tripoto
16th Jan 2019
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)

Have you ever wondered!!!

What really adventure is?
The hurdles that comes while seeking the destination.

Seldom trips are such a bliss.

The place "PANGOT" a tourist destination at a height of 6,300ft.

"580 Bird species"

Pangot is a hidden solitaire of Nainital city (Uttrakhand).
Pangot is situated 17km away from the capital city.
Devoid of the maddening crowd and the cellular networks. It's a paradise for bird watchers.

In search of a cold, peace and adventure place I found this hidden gem of nanital. Which is a short time distraction from this hot indoor climate?

Heading to the Pangot via Delhi and Kathgodam, the path becomes adventurous and happening.

Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)

HOW TO REACH PANGOT :

•By Road   
         Pangot is well connected by roads with Delhi and major cities. Buses and taxis are easily available. It is situated 17km ahead of Nanital.

•By Train
         Kathgodam is the nearest railhead situated 20km before Pangot. Taxis from Kathgodam to Pangot are easily available and it costs around rs300.

•By Air  
         Pantnagar is the nearest airport situated 58km away. Taxis from Airport to Pangot is easily available and it costs around rs.600.

We started a 3 days expedition. We hired taxis from kathgodam. We surfed many hotels but in the end, we decided  to do trekking and booked a tent.

Do you people know What really trekking is??
° According to me, Every footstep that counts a mile is the actual trekking.

∆ Camp Mehi:

It's an excellent place for adventure and camping.
The camp will provide you with a delicious breakfast, lunch and a dinner.
The camp has an open place for Bonfire....!!!!
Inside the camp are many thrilling activities.

Photo of Camp Mehi Nature Resort, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Camp Mehi Nature Resort, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Camp Mehi Nature Resort, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)

DAY 1:

I started my day with a morning breeze and a cup of coffee with Aloo Paratha. Then I dressed up and got ready with my backpack with a packed lunch and moved for "Trekking". The sound of morning fresh wind and the chirping of birds makes me so fresh and stress-free that I headed towards 16km trek.

We headed towards the China peak which is 2,611 F.T away. After the landslide that occurs 200yrs ago, the peak now is named as Naina peak which is now 8,622 F.T.

As I was leaving my footmarks, the hurdles were increasing. I covered the 16km path with proper stoppages.
Well!!!!
No one can cover 16km in one run. The area is so risky.
Although I managed and reached the top point.
The moment I reached there, nature was so happening and relaxing. It seems like I was at the top of the world, or I can say the place is "JANNAT".

We can see the views of
° Nainital city
°Naina peak
°Naini lake (in the shape of mango)
°Himalayan mountain
I was like " I want to capture each and every moment". As each and every moment combined makes a beautiful travel story.
I stayed there up until 4 o'clock. And then returned to camp. While returning back in the late afternoon it was cloudy and dark so one should carry the torch with them.
Finally, we reached the camp. Delicious dinner, bonfire, and rocking music. What else one can ask after such a hectic day.

Photo of China Peak, Naina Range, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of China Peak, Naina Range, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of China Peak, Naina Range, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of China Peak, Naina Range, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of China Peak, Naina Range, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of China Peak, Naina Range, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of China Peak, Naina Range, Uttarakhand, India by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)

^DAY 2 :

Everything was planned for the day.

The day started with a task. I have to wait in a queue for hot water as it was so cold in Pangot.
After taking bath, I was all set to explore new adventure.

Firstly, we went to a 3.5km trek. This time there was no view of any city or anything. We trekked just for rappelling. Rappelling was a challenging task for us. We were scared to do so, but there was a guide who guided us and taught us the techniques of rappelling. I had done this for the first time in my life, therefore it made me so scared but happy and confident. After completing the activity we headed back to the camp.
We reached the camp at lunchtime. The cook made a complete diet for us. After having our lunch we moved for rest of the activities which was in our camp itself.

Camp provides us exhilarating fun activities :
°Burma Bridge
° Flying fox
° Ladder bridge

We divided ourselves into groups. My group was first to complete the activity of Burma Bridge.

•Burma Bridge
   Its structure has two parallel ropes - one above the other - strung from poles or trees. Participant has to climb the structure through one end through ladders and walk across the ropes. We have to walk on one rope while holding the other one at the head height for support. We were secured with a harness and an instructor will properly instruct.

•Flying Fox
   The flying fox just enthusiasts enjoy gravity and full speed of airflow as you fly like a hawk in secured harness. The views are more than breathtaking.

•Ladder Bridge
Walking across a ladder bridge strung between two trees at a height.

That's all about the whole hectic and awe-inspiring day.
Just had our dinner and the last bonfire night we checked out from the camp and parted back to our food hub city "Indore".

Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)
Photo of Pangot : Hidden Solitaire Of Nanital #offbeatuttrakhand by Jyoti Porwal (freaky adrift traveler)

•Things Need to Carry:
° Torch
° Windcheater
° Trek pants
° Sports shoes
° Cap
° Small backpack
° water bottle
° Sunglasses
° Medicines

Total Budget

                            10000/- for 7days

(Including stay, transport, and meals) 

Throughout the weekend we trekked to the jungle and discussed everything under the moonlight around a bonfire.
There was no wifi connection in the wilderness but believe me, you don't need any cellular network as if the place will never disappoint you. The Himalayan mountain aroma engulfed us and the place was so happening.

Well!!!!

" Capture The World Through Your Artistic Eyes "

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Very nicely written Jyoti...keep it up
Fri 10 13 17, 04:52 · Reply (1) · Report
thank you so much sir☺
Thu 10 26 17, 08:27 · Report