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.
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.
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.