Suru-Thatch to Dayara Bugyal
Morning was pretty cold here at Suru Thatch at 3370 M altitude. Temp outside was around 5*C and inside the temp I saw it was 9*C when I got up.
After breakfast we climbed the nearby hillock to get better views of Bandarpoonch range. We got good views of the snow peaks, and of wonderful rolling meadows of Suru-Thatch around our tent.
Today's trek started at 8:15AM and first climbed up to the meadow to ridge on the east side of the camp. At the ridge top we joined a trek path going South towards Devi-Kund.
As we climbed gradually to the ridge, we began to see more and more of the Bandarpoonch range in a clear cloudless sky.
By the time we reached the top, we could see the entire snow covered range including and the glaciers running down from the mountains, some flowing into Yamunotri (above pic). We continued the ridge walk towards South more or less level but through forests of pine trees and rhododendrons some of it still in flowers.
After about 2 hours we walked on the ridge, and 10 AM we reached the highest point, at 3500M and from there we could suddenly see Dev-Kund just below us and also the start of Dayara Bugyal towards left (East).
I took a 360 degree video with Rajesh Panwar pointing out some of the surrounding features and peaks.
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