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Chandresheela Tungnath Trek

In Resource Center on August 7, 2006 at 1:49 pm

Yogesh aka uncomonz continues giving us more information on the Chandrasheela Tungnath Trek..

Carry as many clothes u want if u going in a cab from delhi…even otherwise u can always leave ur stuff at chopta(with some shopkeepr/hotelwala) – the base where from the trek starts….. What is usually advised for treks is to carry say abt 2 trackpants/cargos and more of t shirts & innerwears.

The total duration of the trek is one full day (with a nightstay at the tungnath temple)….would start say 10-11 am on one day and would end around the afternoon of the second day.

The only place you might not get water for bathing et all is when ur at the tungnath temple.( lest if the ice next to the temple has still not melted ) …otherwise u shud get hot water everywhr…..so crrying say two/3 cargos/tracks and as many t shirts shud do u well….(this though is for the whole trip)

The nights would be cold and so it is advised to carry a warm innerwear. Also a good alternative to sleeping bags shud be to carry a blanket or 2 that could be used on the top of the blankets provided at the temple…..

One last word of caution if about the rains….but lets leave that to the God’s dice…if it rains so be it….but do carry a jacket/sweater for some part of the journey(usually the afternoon of the trek & the morning climb to chandrashila top) for the rest u wud not need it… Walk with as less load possible , so u cud leave all ur stuff at chopta less
the stuff needed for the trek…..which could be a pair of clothes and/or innerwear to change..blankets/sleeping bag, warm innerwear and some medicines…and perhaps a jacket….Also check for availability of drinking water at the temple top…..My advise just carry as less load possible to make the journey least taxing as the oxygen becomes thin after a while and the climb a lil steep….

for the itenary……i am sure u wud have read https://letsgowanderers.wordpress.com/2006/08/01/eventchandrasheela-tungnath-tre\

Would advise to make some initial bookings with GMVN as the weekend is an extended one and all would be wanting to travel then….. for anything more….just pour in anymore mails……..but but ….. some planning is good while backpacking but too much of it spoils the adventure……….. Leave some suprises and adventures for fun !!



Kalsi Trip Write Up by Snigdha

In Travel Writeup on August 5, 2006 at 6:06 pm

Wanderers 3rd Trip. This time it was Kalsi. Tavera was the vehicle of the wanderers and this time the cab came on time unlike Rishikesh Trip.

Amit Gupta (2) made all the arrangments for the cab, Santosh made arrangements for the accommodation and Sanjukta and I, as usual, were following up with people.

Kakan could not be a part of this trip because she was down with viral and Santosh all the time was saying, “keep me as a last minute add-on”. Ramit was in a fix, “kya karu, kaha jao, but after lot of persuasion and Amit Gupta (1) some secret magic words, Ramit finally joined us. Though we had promised Ramit that we would take good care of him and would make sure that he enjoys the trip.

So, Amit Gupta (2) Chhota Amit as we now call him, got picked up 1st then was Sanjukta, Santosh, me, Amit Gupta (1) NOIDA wale, Deepak, Aneesha and then Ramit. NOIDAale Amitji had come back from Saudi Arabia the same day and everyone was looking forward to his Jack Daniel that he promised to share with all of us. I got Coke for everyone and Tambola too as I badly wanted to gamble and make some money however, could not make any as no one played any Tambola ūüė¶

I would write a looooong post mentioning about the beauty of the place that we visisted as one would have to personaly visit the place to experience how it is like to be close to nature, to be driving through pine covered serpentile hilly roads with a groups of crazy friends cracking silly jokes and laughing at every thing. How it is like to walk through lush green meadows, sorrounded by herd of sheep and young local girls sitting on a rock along the main road.

For this I am giving the Flickr links of my fellow Letsgoers….in the mean time while you click on the link you can also read the informative piece that Aneesha has sent on Chakrata.

Our stay was at Dak Patthar, at a GMVN Guest Hosue. We initailly tried Asan Barrage for its cottages but since it was booked we stayed at Dak Pathar, another beautiful place close to the River Yamuna.

The breakfast, the 1st day was chhole Puri, Bread Omlette in the Guest House, lunch was at a local dhaba, dinner again was in the guest hosue. The next day breakfast was Asan Barrage, Parantha, bread Omllette, lunch was at Poanta Saheb Gurudwara and dinner was at a high way resturant, forgotten the name though. In between snacking were on all the time with regular rounds of chai, pakora, vodka, etc etc….

To sum it up all, it was a great fun, and Ramit and I had extra doze of fun as we also got to enjoy the rains early in the morning.

Thoda jhagda, thodi ladai..lots of masti..lots of fun…that is what this trip was all about.
Being close to nature and being with friends.

Pictures taken by Anisha:-

of Chakrata 

of Himalayan Blooms 
of Yamuna

of Dak Patthar

of Kalsi

of Ashoka Rock Edict

Amit Gupta NOIDA wale

Chhota Amit’s take on kalsi

All Let’s Go Pics on Flickr

[Event]Chandrasheela Tungnath Trek

In Events on August 1, 2006 at 6:23 am

Here is announcing the next Lets Go event. Every single issue has been dealt in great detail by Yogesh aka Uncomonz and he has shot a mail on the yahoo list… am reproducing his mail in verbatim here… Please respond on list or on the comments section.

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