Kumaon Hi-Altitude Villages Trek (K-Trek) 

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

**** Chhupoo Pass **** 


Me in front of Namik Glacier ....  at Chupoo Pass

The Namik Glacier from Chupoo

The beautiful rolling Hills of  Kumaon .... to the South

The Madari-Ridge-Top to West

Namik Range to North and the Zilla Parishad Hut at Choopoo!

22nd Dec 2008 Day-10 Morning : 

Thal~Kharik to Chupoo Pass & back to Thal~Kharaik

Today Debu and I left early at 7:00AM to climb of 350M (1200ft) up the  very steep gradient ridge above Thal, to the top of Chuphoo pass at 3500M.  It was very cold and I forgot to wear my gloves.  

By the time, I reached the top, breathless from climbing and the scenic views, my fingers were frozen stiff. Debu lit up a small fire and I warmed my hands before reaching around the viewpoint past the Zilla Parishad Hut.  Wow! what great views all around the 360* from there. The Namik Glacier was glistening white in the morning sunlight:     

Closer view of Namik Glacier & the Range from Chupoo Pass (alt:3500M)

Debu strikes a pose in front of Namik Range

Debu  poses at edge in front of Kumaon mountains to west from Chupoo Pass .... you can see Kimu to right and Gogina to the left of pic way down at 2200-2300M levels -from Chupoo Pass at 3500M

We reached the top at 8:00 in 1 hour, spent 45 mins there and came down back to Thal in about 45Mins at 9:30AM. Balwant had hot Khichidi ready. We ate that and then packed up to walk down to Birthi.  We started off at 10:00AM.