A backpacking tour to explore some remote areas and places in Eastern Kumaon, along the Kali River, that is the border between Uttarakhand, India and Nepal
UNDER CONSTRUCTION ..... Work in Progress ........
In above Google Map, the red line is my GPS recorded trek trail to reach Ashurchula Peak
the blue line is the share-Maxx road route to Chandak & Chherra on the Digtoli Road from Pithoragarh
6th March 2014:
I asked the Reception guy at Pithoragarh-KMVN about share-Taxi or Bus to Chhera, Chandak and Ashurchuli. He said the share-Maxx to Chandfak actually goes past this KMVN, but they will be full and won't stop; they start full from the taxi-stand at market place just 1Km down the road. So after breakfast, I walked down to the market and after some email work at the cybercafe, reached the taxi-stand. I had to wait for the Maxx to fill up and we left at 10:00am.
We reached Chandak first 10:30am and carried on a some further distance to the Chhera Village on a ridge where the ride ended. Awesome clear views of snow-peaks of the entire Kumaon range from here. Took many pictures. Some displayed here/
Then I walked down the Digtoli road, further 1 Km or so, till a point where the Ashurchuli trail starts. There a shepherd pointed out the paved climbing path-trail to Ashurchula temple and hilltop.
Day-wise details of the trip are in sub-pages: