Journey dates from Bengaluru to Tosh village: 16th & 17th September 2106
Journey to our base camp-site Tosh village from Namma Bengaluru is remarkable and adventurous one!!!
It all started for me from Namma Bengaluru. I started from my house around 8:00 AM though my flight was scheduled for 1:15 PM to Delhi. I was really tensed with ongoing Kaveri issue at Namma Bengaluru. Thought to be in safer side and started early from my house on 16th morning to Bangalore Airport. Had breakfast near Hebbal with cab driver on the way to airport. Reached airport around 9:15 AM. I met one more trekker come stranger at Bangalore Airport who is heading to Rupin Pass (Indiahikes). His name is Manjesh Annappa. Both of us shared trekking Gyan to each other. Meanwhile Vishal joined me at Airport around 10:30 AM.
Deepak, Achintya, Tarun & Sujitha joined us later. After check in, waited for few minutes to board Delhi flight.
Myself, Kundu & Kumar was in same flight. Meanwhile Pratap met us in flight while closing in to Delhi.
Deepak flight was scheduled for 1:30 PM, 15 mins late flight than us. 4 of us took Metro journey to New Delhi Metro station.
Kundu told others to assemble at New Delhi Metro station. After assembling at New Delhi Metro station, 8 to 9 of us moved towards Jama Masjid area of Old Delhi to have dinner at famous Karim’s. Had dinner at Karim’s.
Bus Drive from Delhi to Bhuntar
Meanwhile message from our Private transport to Bhuntar tensed all of us at 6:45 PM. Message was change in boarding time of our journey to Bhuntar – i.e preponderated by 45 minutes so we should be at boarding point (Ramkrishna Ashram Metro station) around 7:45 PM. All of us had dinner in hurry and left for Bus stand. Finally, after shifting 2 to 3 Metros reached Ramkrishna Ashram Metro station at 7:45 PM. Conductor was in so hurry he is not ready to compromise on time. Anyhow we managed to delay our bus by 45 Minutes and journey to Bhuntar started at 8:30 PM. Shravan & Bharani were last to board bus. This experience must be adventurous one for them!
Distance from Delhi to Bhuntar: Around 498 Kms. via NH44 and NH205 as per Google map.
How to reach Bhuntar from Delhi: From Delhi, Take following route to Bhuntar: Delhi -–> Mandi –> Bhuntar
Pit-stop at Seagull Dhaba, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
After overnight bus drive, finally reached Seagull Dhaba near Mandi, Himachal Pradesh in the morning. We had 30 Minutes time for freshen-up. All of us freshen-up and had Tea at Seagull Dhaba.
Journey from Bhuntar to Tosh village
Distance from Bhuntar to Tosh village: Around 51.4 Kms. via Manikaran Rd as per Google map.
How to reach Tosh village from Bhuntar: From Bhuntar, Take following route to Tosh: Bhuntar -–> Kasol –> Manikaran –> Tosh village
Reached Bhuntar around 9:40 AM and started to Tosh village around 10:00 AM on 2 cabs.
Had first glimpse of snow peaked mountain en-route Tosh village at 10:20 AM. Stopped for breakfast at 10:30 AM. Had breakfast at small hotel before Kasol and continued around 11:50 AM to Tosh village. We had Alu & Gobi Paratas, Dal Makani and Tea for breakfast.
Had 5 minutes pit-stop at Kasol and continued towards Tosh village.
Stopped at Manikaran around 12:15 PM. Explored Manikaran for 1 & half hours with gang and did some shopping to… It is my 2nd visit to Manikaran, previous visit in the year 2013 is much better one cos of rainy weather…
Finally, started towards Tosh village around 1:45 PM post exploration of Manikaran. Reached Tosh village around 2:45 PM.
Unloaded our luggage’s from cab and waited for few minutes so Kundu & others arrange overnight stay for us. At last we started to explore Tosh village round 3:30 PM in search of accommodation. Most of us shifted to Hotel Blue Diamond while few of them shifted to nearby hotels.
Note: In Tosh village, it is easy to get accommodation. Just we need to search for good hotels.
Had dinner & told Bye Bye for the day with exciting 1 week in store 🙂