November 15, 2019

Day 5: Trek from Osla to Chillar Ghat

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Trek date during Har Ki Dun winter trek: 28th January 2015 (Wednesday)

Trekked villages: Around Osla village

Trek distance: Hardly 5 Kms. to Chillar Ghat campsite from Osla village. To kill time we trekked from Chillar Ghat to Seem village on different trail(Around 8 Kms.).

Time taken: Around 5 to 6 hours

Difficulty level: Easy

Highlights during the trek:

  1. Osla village of Govind Pashu National Park of UttarKashi District.
  2. High altitude snowy mountains on both sides of trail.
  3. Trails full of snow.
  4. Snowy Chillar Ghat campsite on the banks of Supin river.
  5. Views of Zigzag trails and Breathtaking trails of further camps.
  6. Had Gulab Jaamoon as sweet for the dinner at Chillar Ghat campsite.

Day in brief:

Every second and even minute is unforgettable during this beautiful winter trek. Most of us have DSLRs and few of them have point n shot cameras as their shooting gears for the event. Every morning and evening of this trek is beautiful with picturesque mountains around the valley. Cameras is most busy gears of this beautiful journey and all of us wanted to store these memories in their boxes forever.

After beautiful day at valley, all of us had good overnight sleep. Few people in this group had habit of playing cards, Dumb charades and other time pass games late night but i avoided these fun activities because of weather conditions. Prepared to sleep so early every day and make sure i am fit enough till the last day to finish this beautiful journey.

All of us welcomed with one more beautiful morning at the valley and clicked many jaw dropping pics of the valley. As usual team got up one by one around 6:30 AM and freshen up. Plan for remaining part of the trek is to get back Sankri by 30th evening with camping in snow at Chillar Ghat campsite on 28th and camping in bare land at Bidaka campsite near Taluka village on 29th. As per revised schedule for remaining part of the trek, we all started to Chillar Ghat campsite at 9:00 AM.

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Vijay’s water bladder is showing winter magic with water freezed inside tube.
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Morning magic of mother nature captured from Osla home stay
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Can you identify Kedarkanta Peak in this pic ?

Trek lead Saranbir gave us full permission to ask queries regarding villages, temples of this national park to starter of the trek Mahaveer Rawat. Spent some valuable time at Osla village before getting down to Chillar Ghat campsite and few of them had call with with their loved ones at solo STD shop at Osla village.

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Memorable captures while getting down from Osla village
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Team enjoying easy descent at valley!
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Team gathered for small break before crossing the bridge
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Beautiful capture – Valley of GOD in my DSLR…
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Trails leading to Chillar Ghat campsite
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One more beauty in my camera…
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Horses carrying camping accessories
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Refreshing break on the banks of Supin river

Around 11:00 AM, reached Chillar Ghat campsite and kept our heavy backpacks at unfinished guest house at campsite.
Started to trek till Seem village to kill the remaining time which is around nearly 4 to 5 Kms. from Chillar Ghat campsite. One of beautiful trails, it was with heavy snow throughout the trails. Clicked amazing snaps all the way till Seema village and explored beautiful bridge of Seema village.

A Beautiful journey to Seema village from Chillar Ghat campsite in Pics

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Me enjoying the with Ice sword formed En route Seema village
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Kid at work!
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Collage of lovely sheep & goats…
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Closeup view of Osla village – En route Seema village
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Walk on snowy trail is memorable experience!!!
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Best collage of the trek 🙂
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Team responded quickly to my demand for this group pic  – The Best one!
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Trails of Seema village 1
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Trails of Seema village 2
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Finally reached Seema village
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Team exploring Seema village
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Trails to further camps at Har Ki Dun valley
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Incredible stuff!!!
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Finally started walk back to Chillar Ghat campsite

BGBTD HKDWT 2015 132Reached Chillar Ghat campsite by 3:00 PM afrer a walk on unforgettable trail at Har Ki Dun winter trek.

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Getting down to Chillar Ghat campsite after Seema village exploration
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First snow camping experience of my life at Chillar Ghat campsite
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Chillar Ghat campsite

Had lunch and spent remaining time of the day at campsite. Meanwhile all of us had KT session by TL Saranbir on how to pitch tent? It was very informative session and all of us educated ourselves regarding tents. It was unforgettable experience for all of us with camping in snow.

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KT session on How to pitch tent ? by TL Saranbir
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Golden dusk!!!

Had Gulab jamoon sweet for dinner. Had dinner by 8:00 PM and rested for the day in snowy campsite.

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