I had almost forgotten to finish this travelogue just like my previous one
. Which reminds me that I should work on that one too once this is finished. No other excuse other than just being lazy and a bit too much of work. Previous post
of this series.
Anyhow, my plan was to stay in campsite for 2-3 days and trek to Suraj Taal from there. But Jamaica was unable to arrange a guide which he had agreed to earlier. It really poured cold water on my plans and I was not really sure about what to do if not that. Apparently there were some seasonal nallahs on the way which were flooded unexpectedly and the guide who was supposed to go with me was forbidden by his wife to go anywhere. But we eventually convinced a local shepherd camping in a dera (shepherd shelter made of stones) nearby to work as my guide.
Kinnaur Lahaul Spiti Trip 2017: Trek from Chandrataal to Surajtaal
Some new visitors at the lake
Temporary "Lake" near Chandrataal
A beautiful, windy and cloudy evening
Sheep and goats grazing on a nearby mountain
A shepherd dog
Quite a lot of Unnamed mountain peaks and glaciers[/caption]
Easier part of the trekking trail
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I just placed this skull on this rock to take the picture.
View from mountain after crossing
Another cup of chai with ghee and lots of sugar and milk
First view of Surah Taal. Road is on right
One last vehicle for the night with lake reflecting the lights
View of the area as I waited for transport as I waited next morning, only a few minutes before everything was covered by clouds
During this trek, I saw a lot of interesting things like plants, geographical features, rocks, glaciers, insects and more. Only problem is that I know almost nothing about most of them. I did take a lot of pictures and intend to find out more about them, if time permits.
For now, it's time to end this post.