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Day 2: Trek from Buddhaban to Sharan Thach via Shiyadi Thach

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Trek date during ANIMAL Pass & SORA UMGA La Trek: 19th September 2016 (Monday)

Trek distance: Around 8 Kms.

Time taken: Around 6 to 7 hours.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Trek distance as per ViewRanger GPS Application: Around 7.28 Kms.

Highlights during the trek:

  1. Pretty Average Buddhaban camp-site.
  2. Steep ascent during initial phase of the trek.
  3. Snow-capped mountains on right sides of trail.
  4. High altitude mountains on both sides of trail.
  5. 360 degree view of mesmerizing Tosh valley.
  6. Extremely scenic phase of this trek.
  7. Beautiful Shiyadi Thach camp-site.
  8. Beautiful waterfalls en-route Sharan Thach.
  9. N number of streams on narrow trails.
  10. Greenery everywhere around the place.
  11. Classic river crossing experience while closing in Sharan Thach.
  12. Magnificent Sharan Thach camp-site.
  13. One of the best days of trek.

Challenges: Moderate day of trek with walk on narrow trails at Tosh valley.

Altitude Meter: Please find altitude details for the day below:

  • Buddhaban comes around 2725 Mtr.
  • Shiyadi Thach comes around 3000 Mtr.
  • Sharan Thach comes around 3345 Mtr.

Day in brief:

Myself got up early on 2nd day morning and started experimenting with Nikon D3100 camera. Temperature was around 10 to 15 degree Celsius in the night which is quite normal. Clicked some beautiful snaps…

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Good try at my photography skills. Hope it looks fine!
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All are in sleep and i am busy in clicking 😛
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Buddhaban during morning…

Tea came around 6:30 AM followed by morning breakfast 8:00 AM.

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Interesting capture with cup of Tea 🙂
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Team having morning breakfast at Buddhaban

Meanwhile Boss of the trek Narayan Dev (Manali Outdoors) joined us at Buddhaban camp-site. Trek crew distributed packed lunch to everyone. Finally started 2nd trek to our next camp-site Sharan Thach around 9:00 AM after some group photos.

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Group photo before leaving to next camp-site Sharan Thach
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Group selfie at Buddhaban

Initial phase of the trek through dense forest on the banks of Tosh river with Pine & other Himalayan origin trees. Myself, Narayan ji & Shravan were last to start. Valley will open up once you pass this dense forest stretch. It was steep ascent all the way till Shiyadi Thach camp-site. Took many breaks and few group photos.

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Myself, Narayan ji & Shravan were last to start
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Tiresome experience at initial phase
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Narayan ji, Shravan & Bharani en-route Sharan Thach
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Myself in selfie mode as usual
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Beautiful Tosh valley!!!
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Common scene at Himalayas
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Up and down walk inside dense forest with Pine and Himalayan trees around is great experience altogether….
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Valley is opened up after walk inside dense forest
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Mules & Horses resting en-route Sharan Thach
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Amazing people from Mountains!!! Great crew we had – friendly in nature.
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Nearing Shiyadi Thach en-route Sharan Thach
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Shiyadi Thach – Another camp-site en-route Sharan Thach which can be used as camp-site depends on the days hike planned
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Myself, Pratap & Shravan at Shiyadi Thach

Took small break around 11:30 AM. Decided to have lunch break at 12:15 PM. Myself, Shravan, Bharani, Pratap & Narayan ji were almost 45 minutes late than others. We enjoyed the trek to core!!!

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Myself & Narayanji en-route Sharan Thach

It was amazing views everywhere. Tosh valley showing it’s true colors! Fantastic Landscapes for photography lovers. Extremely scenic all the way!

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Heaven!!!
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Extremely scenic Tosh valley
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One more classic stuff…

Reached major River crossing point en-route Sharan Thach camp-site after trekking on narrow trails of Tosh valley. It was beautiful waterfalls, N number of streams, Tosh river and Scenic Tosh valley all the way made our journey heavenly one.

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Closing in River crossing point
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Waterfall crossing just before River crossing point

All of us had fun at River crossing point. It was 2:45 PM when all of us assembled at River crossing point. Took much needed 45 minutes break and clicked plenty of pics.

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Team at River crossing point
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Team on the banks of Tosh river
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Group selfie on the banks of Tosh river

This river crossing point is jut 300 Mtrs from Sharan Thach campsite. It took us 15 minutes to reach Sharan Thach camp-site and all of us reached camp-site around 3:45 PM.

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Closing in Sharan Thach
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Beautiful & Magnificent camp-site – Sharan Thach

Trek crew already setup tent at Sharan Thach camp-site and i was in relaxing mode for 30 minutes as soon as reached camp-site. Had snacks & Tea at 4:30 PM. Few of us decided to explore camp-site which is full of Sheep & Goats. One of the best camp-site of this Himalayan trek with magnificent views of high altitude mountains. Took many pics and spent valuable time exploring the camp-site.

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Exploring camp-site with funny souls
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Cute pics all the way…
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Team exploring Sharan Thach
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Sheep & Goats everywhere

Had dinner around 7:00 PM. Told Bye Bye for the at 8:30 PM with 3rd day of the trek is in offering!

Camp-site:

Sharan Thach camp-site is Beautiful & Magnificent camp-site which is covered by mountains. Open camp-site with Goat and Sheeps all over the camp-site. Shepard already stays in camp-site for most of the days to look into his duty. It is 2nd camp-site of Animal Pass & Sora Umga La Trek.

Temperature: Around 8 to 10 degree Celsius at night.

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Beautiful & Magnificent camp-site in-terms of Himalayan standards
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