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

Khati (2275M)

View from Khati's Sangam GH

Khati to Jhuni

The small stone temple at the ridge-top at 2925M, above Khati

Balwant & Debu at ridge-top

Jhuni (2400M)

Our Jhuni GH .. we stayed in nice rooms at the upper level .. 

There were Bollywood actors' posters all over the GH walls! 


Obviously the Jhuni GH owner's favorite actress is Rani Mukherjee!

16th Dec 08 Day-4 : Khati to Jhuni - After breakfast of Puris & Rajma, we left Khati at 9:30AM. Initially, we had a steep climb from the trail that starts just by the side of Khati's School heading East. After staedy climb for 2.5 hrs we reached the ridge-top (2925M) and got an amazing view of rolling hills, on both sides of the ridge saddle. Then a long walk of 2 hours, slowly descending through several green meadows and beautiful forest of trees.   

 View as we reach the Ridge Top above Khati on way to Jhuni


View of Sarayu Valley to east as we walk down the ridge-top

Forests, meadows & ranges of hills

We arrive at Jhuni Village at 3:00PM ... School ahead 

Weather was perfect, sunny but cool, through out the entire walk.  We reached Juhuni at 3:00PM  after 5.5 hrs trek. Took up a nice homestay GH room, that was plastered with large pictures of Bollywood Stars! I got a nice DBL room for myself; but Rani Mukherjee was staring at me all the time, wherever I moved around in that room!!

 Views of mountains and valleys from Jhuni in the evening