Mountains around Nandi Kund were under a fresh layer of
The next days trek was across the Ghia Vinayak
Pass which is in center of the ridge in front .
Next days sun melted some of the snow. Our camp was located
few meters from the Kund, which is quite big and seems to be deep.
The view of the surrounding mountains in the Kund.
A small open shrine is on the shore of the Kund. We camped
next to it.
Chaukhamba dominates the skyline.
One should spend a few days photographing the scenes here
which change along with the movement of Sun.
the Ghia Vinayak Pass walking and jumping over boulders. On the other side
there was no snow, however the decent was quite steep and there was no
The days camp was down in the valley. Ghia
Vinayak Pass is seen in the center a bit to the left. Gives you an idea of how
much there is to walk.
Ganggatodi river was crossed over a temporary bridge.
Immediately after the river there is the final climb to the ridge on the
other side of which is the Bansi Narayan temple. We stopped for lunch
The ridge to be
Once on the ridge the Himalayan panorama opens up with the
mighty Nanda devi dominating the skyline.
Bansi Narayan temple. Do not take the trail visible in the
picture if you wish to reach Urgam. This trail will take you to Dhumak.
The route to Urgam is visible once you cross the hump seen beyond the temple
just above the trees.