Culture

Of Waterfalls, Meadows, Birch & Pine Forests

Pin Parvati Trek, Day-2: Khirganga to Tundabhuj:

The destination for today was Tundabhuj, an alpine meadow at 3,285m (10,777 ft) above sea-level. We had our breakfast soon after getting ready, and then started the day’s walk. The weather was clear and sunny.

The trail to Tundabhuj is a gradual ascent through alpine forest and meadows with the Parvati river flowing on the left. Numerous waterfalls down the sheer cliff on the right bank of Parvati are the highlight of this trail.

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 06

Sunrise at Khirganga; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 02

Breaking camp at Khirganga; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 13

Waterfalls joining the Parvati river; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 05

Parvati valley on the way to Tundabhuj; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

 

Following the trail through the pine and birch forest, we arrived at a meadow by noon. Here we took rest awaiting our trailing team members to catch up. Thereafter, we continued on our way through the forest after crossing the meadow and arrived at a wooden bridge over a stream joining the Parvati river. Crossing the bridge we started our final ascent for the day. We passed the tree-line and arrived at Tundabhuj. Our campsite was located across another stream with Parvati river towards our north.

 

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 04

Flock of sheep enjoying afternoon meal; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 10

Walk to Tundabhuj; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 12

Water streams weaving their way to Parvati river; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 14

Trail to Tundabhuj is marked with wooden bridges over water streams; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 03

Trail to Tundabhuj; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 07

The mountains and waterfalls keep you captivated throughout the walk; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

The guides and support staff had already set up camp. We settled down with much needed hot meal. Unlike yesterday the weather today was clear offering beautiful views of mountains and waterfalls of the Parvati valley.

Compared to yesterday, the walk to Tundabhuj was much better. As expected above Khirganga the traffic was mainly of trekkers attempting Pin Parvati pass, finally it felt like trek, I was feeling happy and excited being back to the wild.

 

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 11

Water stream near Tundabhuj campsite; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 09

View around Campsite; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

WM Pin Parvati Day-2 08

Tundabhuj camp; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal

Advertisements

1 reply »

  1. Excellent trek adventure with juvenile team with firm motivation. This is called passionate attribute of hostile nature-loving human. Time and again be on more and more difficult but beautiful treks. All the best. God bless you all.