right tower as we had climbed up to Auden's col as seen from Khatling
to hurry up and locate a safe camping site for Camp V on the glacier, as clouds
setup Camp V a bit away from the glacier coming from our left as we moved down
peaks towards right of the glacier.
detours were required to cross the huge glaciers.
through crevasses surrounded with beautiful scenes.
for the last member at a narrow crossing between two huge crevasses
crossed this field.
rock towers at Auden's col seen in the background.
know it - Jaonli. in all it might.
we are off snow but on very slipper ground with sharp stones. The towers can
still be seen from this point.
the top ice gave way to stones on the top surface.
been moving on the left of the glacier all the time as it is not really possible
to be on right. We reach a point where the glacier takes a huge leap and there
seems to be no place to move ahead.
evening and we decided to find a suitable camping place. Moving to the left
we found the best campsite for Camp VI just before the waterfall .
final and the main hurdle of the trek was just after the waterfall.
over slanting, loose and crumbling rock with a big fall on right required
a bit of heart.
the last man takes the first step of the hurdle.
huge waterfall washed off all the dirt we collected while negotiating the
crumbling rocks. Again we crossed giving it the due respect.
waterfall from the glaciers middle. The line of decent can be seen between the
lovely to be at green and dry place. Camp VII at Chowki.
supposed to take this route moving towards Kedartal,but for time we moved
separate moving through the bear infested jungles.
while under the shade of a tree.
evening we reach the first structure after Gangotri. It was the temple at
to move this way down.
three hardy Nepali porters (l to r) Lok Bahadur, Tek Bahadur and Bhim Bahadur
much different from their ancestors.
village of Gangi
grown by the chowkidar at Gangi TRH of Gangi.
in front of his house at Gangi in his original dress.
village of Reeh with the GMVN's TRH at bottom right.