Trek date during ANIMAL Pass & SORA UMGA La Trek: 23rd September 2016 (Friday)
Trek distance: Around 12 Kms.
Time taken: Around 4 to 5 hours.
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Trek distance as per ViewRanger GPS Application: Around 9.66 Kms.
Highlights during the trek:
- Classic Himalayan camp-site Umga Thach.
- Easy descent on narrow trails while returning from Umga Thach.
- 360 degree view of mesmerizing Tosh valley.
- Snow-capped mountains at Tosh valley.
- High altitude mountains on both sides of trail.
- Shamshi Thach camp-site.
- Unexpected rain at Tosh valley.
- Magnificent Sharan Thach camp-site.
- Bright sunshine after 3:30 PM.
- Thanksgiving ceremony at Sharan Thach camp-site.
Challenges: Moderate day of trek with walk on narrow trails and unexpected rain at Tosh valley.
Altitude Meter: Please find altitude details for the day below:
- Umga Thach comes around 4065 Mtr.
- Kuta Thach comes around 4065 Mtr.
- Shamshi Thach comes around 3680 Mtr.
- Sharan Thach comes around 3345 Mr.
Day in brief:
Day 6 plan was to reach closer camp-site to Tosh village so last day can go easier one for all of us. All of us took day very easy cos it is return journey all the way. Umga Thach was one of the heavenly camp-sites in terms of views. It seems like God painted this camp-site.
Had breakfast and got packed lunch as usual.
Started at 9:45 AM from Umga Thach camp-site post group pics.
It was quite easy walk as we are in returning spray. I was in full mood and walking far better compared to previous 5 days. Capturing nature in our gears is limited so walk was become quickest one! Reached Shamshi Thach camp-site around 11:45 AM. It took only 2 hours to reach Shamshi Thach. Some of them had lunch, i just had Apple. Meanwhile break was restricted to 15 minutes and all of us continued walk at 12:00 PM.
As we moved towards Sharan Thach, weather at valley become bad. It started to drizzle at valley which is continued till 2:15 PM. Meanwhile descending became very slippery at valley. We were close to Sharan Thach around 1:45 PM. Took break of half an hour to get drizzling stopped but Weather God shown no mercy to us and it continued. Walk became slow and careful one cos of slippery trails. Rain was unstoppable so decided to put camp-site at Sharan Thach to avoid drenching in the rain and avoid injuries. Reached Sharan Thach camp-site at 3:00 PM.
Meanwhile rain stopped at valley around 3:30 PM. Had Tea at camp-site and evening snacks. Pitched our tents and had dinner at 7:00 PM as usual.
Had Thanksgiving Ceremony at Sharan Thach camp-site for trek crews. Told Bye Bye for the day at 9:00 PM with one day in store.
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.