A 7-day Trek from Sangam-Chatti to Dodital, Darwa-Pass and to Dayera-Bugyal via Suru-Thatch and ending at Barsu Village, in Uttarakhand, India. 

View from a small hillock at the Darwa Pass (altitude 3800M)

Day-3, 26-May-2015:
Dodital to Darwa-Pass & back: (12KM)

I was having a bad stomach upset from middle of last night. I was debating, for long time, if I should go to Darwa Top today or not. In the end decided to play safe and skip today's trek. And handed over my camera to Sonu to take pics on my behalf of the climb and return.

SK went with Rajesh Gadgil the other camper at Dodital and the 2 Guides. 
Most of the pics shown here, of today, were taken by Sonu on my camera. 

SK reported they had a good trek up and down, pretty steep and had to cross many sections of boulders & stones and several streams to reach the pass area at about 3800M. They did not go to the real Darwa-Top at about 4000M.

In the evening at 5 pm we went to the Ganesh Temple and offered our prayer & small donation in the Hundi and then did a walk 'parikrama' of the Lake in about 15 mins.   

 One of the many streams to cross on way to Darwa
A Mongoose (Hindi: Neola) on the way 

Crossing a snowfield at the Darwa Pass (3800M) 

 Lots of snow on other side of Darwa Pass (pic:SK)

Snow patterns on the Pass 

Our "Parikrama" walk around the Dodital Lake

 Looking back towards Dodital .. climb to Darwa 

 A small waterfall on way to Darwa


SK reaches the Prayer flag at the Pass at Noon

View from Darwa Pass

At the Pass Rajesh Gadgil, SK and 2 Guides

At the Ganesh Temple in the evening

 View of Dodital & Rockfall towards Darwa, from temple