Kumaon Garhwal Trek (KG-Trek) 

Trek Diary for Day > 4 Vaidyakot - Balraa

Day-4 > Vaidyakot - Balraa

Resting at Duni Vinayak (2733M)

Another Rest stop on way down

We can see Balraa village on the opposite mountain now; but still some 5-6 Kms to go down and up

Some Balraa residents lineup

Our Balraa panchayat G/H

Morning View from Balraa

Looking back down at Vaidyakot after climbing up for 90 mins

Day-4 Dec-23 : Vaidyakot - Duni-Vinayak Top 2733M - Sambhu River (2069M) -  Balraa Vill 2370M  14km

At 9:00am after a breakfast of Puri-Aloo we set out on the day's trek starting with a steep climb of 700M over many bugyals and ridges. We finally reached the Duni-Vinayak pass ridge at 11:45am and rested a while at the bugyal on the saddle. The we started climbing down steeply to the Sambhu river to go across to the opposite valley. We finally reached the river bridge at 3PM. And we now had another steep climb of 300M reach Balraa Village. After a tiring climb we reached Balraa at 4:45Pm

Our Guide-porter team at Bridge on Sambhu River at 3pm

We got a nice Panchayat G/H to stay here. It had 2 bedrooms and nice big Hall in front and a front yard. And surprise, squat toilets across the front yard! Nice place Balraa. We should have taken an extra day rest here - but we didn't - and regretted that after 2-3 days at Himni.

Nice views of snow-peaked Trisul from Balraa GH and I took several pictures here, after setting up my tripod the next morning. 

Trishul views from Balraa Village

Views from Balraa Village