Har Ki Doon : May 2018

dwaipayan das

Well-Known Member
DAY 5 : 10th may- har ki doon to marinda lake to har ki doon 6kms trek (part 2)


By 9.30am we finished our breakfast and by 9.45am we were ready to go for the day's hike to marinda taal. though initial plan was to go upto the jaundar glacier , but considering the amount of snow, we dropped the plan as it would take a lot of time to go and comeback. marinda lake was nearer and we could come back by lunch.


the GMVN rest house seen in the frame 9.56am
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khachars roaming around 9.56am
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initial part of the hike 9.58am
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9.59am
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views opening up 10.03am
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10.08am
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10.10am
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1011.am
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10.15am
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10.15am

somewhere after this point arnab said that his socks and shoes have all become wet and that he can not continue any further. he returned back to the tents. he doesn't even realize what he missed.


taking rest 10.23am
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10.23am
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moving on 10.27am
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looking ahead 10.34am
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looking back 10.36am
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views opening up further 10.38am
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10.38am




going higher up 10.45am
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10.49am
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govind our guide 10.53am
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10.58am
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around this point shoubhik said he wont go any further. so he found a nice spot under a huge rock besides the stream, took out his book and started reading. he said he would wait for us till we return back and go down with us.



we reach the snow field 11.14am
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11.14am
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11.14am
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at some point during the hike govind insisted that i should leave my phone with him so that he can click me and my wife together from a distance. the result is this. 11.14am
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this pic is interesting. if one travels and walks along this valley straight, we reach the borasu pass, which is just left to the peak visible in the pic. after crossing the pass one can reach the baspa valley and chitkul. 11.16am
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another shot by govind 11.17am
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going up n through the snow field was not easy as the snow besides the narrow path was knee high, shoes were getting wetter , it was cold and yet very very bright n sunny thus the reflection from the snow was unbearable. also clicking pics with my DSLR was becoming difficult because of the bright light and reflection. i could not see a thing on the LCD or the viewfinder. therefore the white balance and the exposures are a little funny for this section. even approximating the exposure levels was very difficult with all the snow.


11.17am
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11.21am
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11.22am
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11.22am
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11.26am
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11.26am



11.55am
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11.55am
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finally we reached the lake at 12.05pm. the lake itself was not anything to write home about, but the travel till this point was awesome. after reaching here, we had some frooti and chocolates and stayed there for about 10mins.


at the lake 12.07pm
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at the lake 12.07pm
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the return leg was made difficult due the melting snow and the running slush all along the path. therefore it was difficult to grip. also by now the insides of our shoes along with the socks started to get wet. and we were hungry.not many clicks in this leg.



going down 12.17pm
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12.17pm
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12.18pm
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the return was much quicker and we reached our tents by 1.30pm


end of day 5 part 2.

day 5 part 3 continues here
 
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himalayason

Active Member
Awesome..... thanks for showing us your incredible journey....how hard to return from such a beautiful nature... those who feel Himalayas would never return to city life just for the sake of money.
 

adsatinder

explorer
Great Efforts !
Great Whites !
Great Views !
Great Pics !


It is very difficult to move with wet shoes, wet socks, cold slippery surfaces etc.
It requires only the motivation to move on !
Only Explorers have it !
 

dwaipayan das

Well-Known Member
Awesome..... thanks for showing us your incredible journey....how hard to return from such a beautiful nature... those who feel Himalayas would never return to city life just for the sake of money.

THE BEAUTY OF HIMALAYAS IS A NEVER ENDING PULL ..
 
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