Trekked villages in Spiti: Lhalung to Demul village
Trekked date during Lahaul & Spiti valley trip: 15th July 2013 (Monday)
Trek distance: 8 to 10 Kms.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Highlights during the trek:
- Spiti river
- High altitude mountains and Breathtaking Landscapes.
- Challenges: River crossing and continuous steep ascent.
Day in brief:
After visiting Dhankar, our plan for next 2 days is trekking in Spiti villages. For that 5 of us (Myself, Pratap, Achintya, Sabu and Deepak) along with guide Prem Dorji already reached Lhalung village on Sunday evening.
All of us got up on Monday morning with good sleep since we reached Lhalung village in the evening itself on previous day. Everyone got enough time to take rest. It was nice and warm Spiti morning. Had our breakfast and packed Roti & Egg burji for our lunch. Had group photo with family who gave us great hospitality during the stay.
Few pictures of Lhalung home stay:
Started trek to Demul village around 9:00 AM from home stay where we did overnight stay at Lhalung village.
It was tired walk for all of us after PIN BHABHA ass trek. Sabu is leading us with Deepak following him. Myself, Pratap and Achintya with guide lagging behind.
After 1 hour of walk, We met with river crossing where bridge was broken and one has to cross the river to move another side of the river. With lot of circus, guide helped us to do river crossing.
After small break, resumed our trek to Demul village. It was continuous steep ascent waiting for us and i thought only will power could help us to reach the destination. Meanwhile Sabu is way ahead of us, he is first to reach Demul village.
With continuous steep ascent following us back to back. Finally, we reached Demul village (One of remote and high altitude villages of Himalayas) around 2:30 PM in the afternoon.
Had tea and shifted to two different houses in Demul village (Myself, Pratap & Achintya in one house, Sabu & Deepak in another house).
Note: In Demul village, Only 2 guys can stay in home stay (Max. 3 depends on number of people).
Did overnight stay here in Demul village and departed for Comic village next morning.