T.This week Western Disturbances have resulted in heavy snowfall on all of our high-altitude hikes in Uttarakhand. These hikes include Brahmatal, Kedarkantha, and Dayara Bugyal.
Every winter our slopes fall about 3-4 times a month in January. Until a few days ago the snowfall was minimal this year. It only covered the paths with a temporary layer of snow.
That has changed in the last two days.
The passage of western unrest brought heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh as well as Jammu and Kashmir. They covered our slopes and hikes with a thick blanket of snow.
The transformation was strong. The landscape turned from brown and brittle to a beautiful white.
While this is good news, the snowfall also brought some challenges. Our teams are prepared for this and ensure that trekkers are safe in all camps. Our Phones haven’t stopped humming News is streaming in from all the slopes in Uttarakhand.
We want to share this excitement with you. So, here’s a slice, straight off the slopes.
Latest news from the Kedarkantha Trek
Camping Julote is buried under snow on the Kedarkantha Trek. Photo by Trek Leader Nitesh Kumar
From Trek Leader Nitesh Kumar:
“At the beginning, Nothing to worry about. Everything is fine at KK.
It was It snows very heavily here all night. The rescue team was ready to back up Basecamp, but we didn’t ask them to come here at midnight. We were awake at the campsite all night, clearing the snow in the midst of the persistent snow.
The Snow has grown to around 3ft around the campsite. Our trekkers are doing very well, and all of our equipment is safe.
Our employees in Lower Pukrola and Akhoti are also doing well.
We thank our staff who have been here – Rajesh, Prahlad, Sandeep, Jaggu, Sohan, Pritam, Pradeep. It was really a tough ride at night but we all sailed through with wonderful spirits. “
Latest news from the Brahmatal hike
From slope manager Ravi Ranjan:
“There was heavy snowfall overnight on the Brahmatal hike. Most of the tents are under snow. Our trek leader Vijeet Shaw went up the trail with a whole team to help the trekkers descend. Everyone is safe and the hikers return to the safety of the base camp. “
The team that climbed up covered a two-day trail within two hours to reach the hikers and make sure they were safe and in good order.
All trekkers are now safe and in base camp.
We have some too pHotographies from the Brahmatal hike. We can feel the cold seeping out of these photos!
What you will see when you reach Lohajung. Photo by slope manager Ravi Ranjan
What happens if you omit the three-flush system? Photo by slope manager Ravi Ranjan
The situation at the highest campsite – Brahmatal. Photo by Trek Leader Aditya Bodke
The almost frozen Brahmatal lake. Photo by Trek Leader Aditya Bodke
How Camping Tilandi looks like draped in white. Photo by Trek Leader Aditya Bodke
Our campsite in Pukhrola on the Kedarkantha hike. Image by Nitesh Kumar
Latest news from the Dayara Bugyal Trek
The Dayara Bugyal hike is also covered in snow. Our Hiking guide Pradyumna shared some pictures of Raithal, the base camp of the hike. This gives you an idea of what to expect on the hike. We’ll have more of the Dayara Bugyal Trek soon!
Indiahike’s base camp in Raithal. The snow looks soft and powdery. Photo by TL Pradyumna
The blue sky opens up to some sharp views of the mountains. Photo by TL Pradyumna
Stay tuned for the latest updates. While you are doing that, you can Drop your questions about trekking in the snow in the comments section below. We will contact you as soon as possible.
We wish you a nice winter and lots of fun trekking!