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Roopkund Day 3: The ascent to Didna

With a good night sleep, everyone were up early the next day as we would start the trek from today.

However before the we started the trek, we had to complete a few formalities such as handing over our medical cert and disclaimers and getting our trek passes. Once this was done, we were put through a few stretching exercises to help us loosen our body before the start of the trek. We spent about half hour doing the exercises and then we were all set for the trek.

A customary photo at the start and we were off to didna which would be our camp for the firs day

All set to conquer roopkund

  The initial part of the trek was through a jeep track which connects loharjung to wan. Since everyone were charged up, we were moving at a good pace. The scenary was beautiful and we proceeded along taking snaps along the way. We could see didna which looked quite far away from where we were

Didna at a distance

We soon reached a place which had a couple of houses and we had to take a detour through the village.  Our next stop would be a river which was passing below where we would have our packed lunch and then move ahead.

It was downhill descent and we reached the river soon. A short break for lunch and we started the climb to didna

The ascent was slow in the beginning as we had to navigate our way through the stony steps. Benji, me and couple others were in the lead following lokesh, while the others were behind us. A couple of breaks and we continued our climbing

Finally after 2-3 hrs of climbing me and benji reached didna village with the rest following closely

Didna Village and the scenic beauty

We were welcomed to the camp with rose juice followed by hot soup. While resting our tired bodies, pakodas was served which was went down everyone’s throat the moment it came from the kitchen.

After taking sufficient rest lokesh asked us to get ready for an acclimatization walk which will help us later on when we have to trek to junargali. The walk would be for 10-15 min and we would ascend another 200mts or so. Soon everyone got ready and left for the walk. We climbed for 10 min and reached a small clearing where we could see loharjung and the lush green mountains as far as the eye can see.

We spent some time there before heading back to the camp.

At Camp @Didna

Soon it was time for dinner and time to hit the sack as we had to climb to ali/bedni bugyal the next day, which are the two highest meadows in asia

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