Sick and tired of my 9-5 job, I decided to finally tick off that place from my bucket list which I have been yearning to travel since last few years. Leaves were granted and bags were packed. A few friends who were ardent trekkers joined me. We booked our trek through "Trek The Himalayas(TTH)". The trip started from Haridwar.
I reached Haridwar (took a train from Delhi) from where my journey started. My first stop was Joshimath, the starting point of the trek. It was a 10-hour long Sumo ride (provided by TTH). I have been to Uttarakhand before and every time I visit this place, it elates my mind because of its unbeatable charm. During our entire journey, we could see the tall mountains, small isolated hamlets, gushing of rivers and of course not to miss the spectacular confluence of holy Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. We could see on our way Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Srinagar, and Karanprayag. Our endless conversations made our journey less tiring. After reaching Joshimath, we were greeted by TTH group and after filling our stomachs we decided to get into our rooms and pack for the next day. Our trek leader gave us few tips to gear us for the next morning.
Day 2: Joshimath to Ghangaria, Trail length: Approx 12 km, Altitude: 9500 ft
We left Joshimath after breakfast and drove to Pulna. From Pulna, our trek started. We trekked for almost 12 km and reached Ghangaria. There are also mule facilities for dropping to Ghangaria. Many visitors opted to avail mule /porter services though we chose to trek. There is also a helicopter facility from Pulna to Ghangaria, subject to clear weather. As the trail started, we could see a series of waterfalls which tumbled down the mountains throughout our journey. There are many food stalls on the way so you don't have to worry to carry your tiffin. Our stay for the entire trek from Ghangaria was arranged in a lodge by TTH.