Day-1 ... 15/05/07 ... Trek from Selapani to Lilam ... 8Kms
Looking back at the first 100ft of the stony trail leading down from Selapani into Gori Ganga Valley.
Looking back at the trail .... blasted out from a huge rocky mountain face and Gori Ganga roaring below.
We reached Jimmyghat teashop at 2:30pm - had a bowl of Chana-soup, tea and half-hour rest.
The suspension bridge we had to cross, as we leave Jimmyghat
Day-2 ... 16/05/07 ... Trek from Lilam to Bodgiar ... 15 Kms
A huge rock slab; trail goes under it!
Balwant & Debu .... at Rargari
Balwant & Debu .. a sit-down rest pause .... on the trail
Finally reaching Bugudiar at 3:30pm after a stiff trek of 7 Hrs!
Day-3 ... 17/05/07 ... Trek from Bugudiar to Railkot ... 10 Kms
The PWD Resthouse at Bugudiar where I stayed last night
The Nahardevi Teahouse appears on the trail after 1.5hr trek
The temple on the trail 1km past Nahardevi Teahouse.
Just ahead, is a steep ascent stretch ..... looks more scary as it is not visible ... and is in the cleavage seen in the rocky face at center of the picture. Actually, it turned out less difficult, than I had imagined.
We finally reached Railkot (3200M) teashop at 3:30Pm .. after trekking 7 hrs .. today was the longest and toughest trek of the entire trip.
At Sunset time the sheep were gathering in the meadow above my PWD Cabin to sit down for the night
The PWD Cabin I stayed in at Rilkot ... basic, but quite ok compared to the home-stays further up the valley at Martoli, Burfu etc.
Day-4 ... 18/05/07 ... Trek from Rilkot to Martoli ... 6 Kms
This yellow flower was a pretty common sight on the trail.
We reached Martoli at 10 am after just 3.5 hrs trek. The village on pleasant green meadow, with many stone-houses .... but most were deserted and often dilapated.
Debu, Balwant and Narendra Martolia ...in front of his house ..in which we stayed the night.
Narendra displays old utensils, tools, toys and shoes, used by his ancestors before 1962 when Martoli was a thriving hub village, on the indo-tibetan trade route, before the war.
Thats the full view of Martoli GH with its front green lawn.