21st Dec 2008 Day-9 : Namik to Thal~Kharik 12KM - 3150M
At dawn the skies were more or less clear and but some clouds were hovering around on the horizon. We decided to push on to Thal Kharik, even as some locals said it could snow during the day! We had breakfast and Debu 'hired' a local man, Narendra Singh, to carry extra blankets & mattresses (for tonights stay) and share the loads for the steep climb to Thal-Kharik today. Narendra was a local here and knew the route from around Namik to Bogdiar and Milam like the back of his hand. He would take us to the shepard's hut for the night and then come back next day.
View of the cooking scene inside the Thal-Kharik hut
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Kumaon Hi-Altitude Villages Trek (K-Trek)
A 10-day, 100+ KM trek to some high-altitude Villages of Eastern Kumaon. Route: Loharkhet - Dhakuri - Khati - Mikila - Kimu - Namik - Thal~Kharik - Chupoo~Pass and finally the trail ending on the road to Munsiary (32KM), between Bala & Birthi Falls