Friday, April 10, 2015

Holy Yatra to the Abode of Lord Shiva - 21

                                      Second Day's Parikrama  - 2

                                                  Dolma La to Zhuthulphuk Trek 

Panoramic view of Gauri Kund

After darshan of Mother Parvati at Dolma pass and the emerald Gauri Kund the bathing ghat of Mother we started our descent  from the windy pass. The descent is steep and with lot of boulders so one has to be very much careful. Walking stick will be of great help in this stretch.  Luckily this time there was no slippery snow in this descent.  

The steep descent to Lham Chu valley 

Shri Kumaraswamy with porters

As it is not safe to use pony in this stretch normally the pony handlers  take their ponies for grazing after the tough ascent to Dolma have their breakfast and join the yatris after the descent. This time we noticed a lot of improvement in the behaviour of pony handlers.They were speaking in Hindi and greater understanding was there. They use smart cell phones to make calls and to listen to music. 

Trek in the Lham Chu Valley 

The beautiful  Lham chu valley 

Panaromic view of the valley 

 Compared to the ascent to Dolma  the trek in the valley is not  tedious  but tiresome because of this the 6 Km long trek seems to stretch  longer and longer. The yatris walk slowly to   reach Zhuthul phuk camp.

Solar panels and antennas for cell phones 

View of Nandi

A dried up  waterfall

                                                Zhutulphuk  camp 

All the seven reached Zhutulphuk camp safely and shared a room along with some other group of yatris and all of us took the much needed rest. 

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