Kumaon Garhwal Trek (KG-Trek) 

Trek Diary for Day>7 Himni - Pinau

Day-7 > Himni - Pinao

Morning at Himni

Our Himni home-stay

 

Anand with a pine needle shrub

Going down from Himni, we had to cross a stream with logs as bridge!

Ramesh picks up an interesting plant to show me

Me on the Kail River Bridge 


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Kumaon-Garhwal (KG) Trek Waypoints and Trek Path - Tour #36


8:50AM - Morning view of Trishul from Himni ... cant see Trishul's two main peaks or Nanda-Ghunti from here


Day-7  Dec-26 :  Himni (in Garhwal) -  Pinau 2145M 12Km

Morning we discussed our further plans. Our original plan to go to Balan Village and then climb over the huge ridge to go directly to Wan was dropped as too tiring and difficult. The locals suggested we go to Pinau first day about 12KM and then next day do 14KM to Lohajung. They showed us where Pinau and Lohajung is on the opposite ridges (see pic below):

  

Pinau is the white houses on opposite green ridge almost center of picture. Lohajung is beyond and around the 2nd huge brown ridge behind Pinau.   (See My Google Earth Route ** for greater clarity)

After breakfast of Maggie we set out for Pinau. We had another local guy Kedar Singh as a guide-porter. He was anyway going to Debal for some work and agreed to walk with us and show the way.  From Himni we had to first descend steeply and cross the Kail river and then skirt all the way south-west along the opposite mountain side. At 10:45 we reached the suspension bridge over Kail river:

   

Bridge over Kail River (at: 30° 8.420'N 79° 42.140'E  alt: 1786M)

Debu & Kedar resting at the Bridge 


 Trishul 3rd peak ... as seen from the Kail River Bridge


We finally reach the Pinau Hotel-cum-GH at 2:00PM and had a lunch of rice plate here (hotel in pic) first, before checking into our GH room.


Pinau Tea-shop Hotel where we stayed and one extra rest day too

I had a hot water bath in the sunny open here in the afternoon. The first bath after 7 days of trekking! We also decided to stay one extra day here to recover from 7 days of continuous walking.