Hilley- Barsey- Singalila Pass- Phalut Trek: A photo-series

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#46 Nov 13th, 2014, 19:01
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4th October

The camps were set up at moderately low land which only offered the view of grasses on the surrounding hillocks. We missed the sunrise for first time. Today's plan was to start early after having only tea and have the breakfast at Phalut. According to plan we started at about 7.30 a.m. As soon as we reached nearby hill-top, the vastness of the valley at our right surprised us. We learnt that those valleys belong to Nepal. From this beginning point we could only see Janu of the Sleeping Buddha range; although the range of Everest accompanied us the whole way up to Phalut .
There were many horses roaming around freely and eating grasses (we noticed some the day before also). There were no locality or local person nearby, so we assumed them as wild horses

Wild horses

_MG_2651 copy by urmidutta_ju, on Flickr

The beautiful valley and Everest at horizon.
We also got to know that the nepalese name for The Everest is 'Sagarmatha' which was the perfect name as we all know The Himalayas is a fold mountain belt originated from the ancient sea-Tethys. And Mt Everest being the highest peak certainly deserves the name which means head of the sea

_MG_2650 copy by urmidutta_ju, on Flickr

View of Janu as we saw it on our way

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As we proceeded up towards Phalut, Kanchenjunga started to reveal itself. But our bad luck- we missed the magnificent view because the clouds started to rise at much higher speed than us as almost covered the view. But what remains we got also no less beautiful with the meadow at the front

Our cook Dhanraj can be recognized in the frame if you try It again reminded me how small we humans are relative to the greatness of nature

_MG_2656 copy by urmidutta_ju, on Flickr
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4th October- part 2

Soon we reached the famous Phalut top, from where people usually get most clear view of the whole range. But in our case we only got clouds and more clouds covering the area

Phalut Trekkers Hut

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We left for Phalut SSB camp keeping the trekkers hut at right side. Our group was waiting for us near the camp. Dhanraj made delicious Aloo-parathas

Look at the smiles on our faces... Yaaa... Foood

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After the breakfast, we started for Gorkhey. The distance was 15-16 km, and here started the soulful and beautiful journey of return. Our performance was at peak today. Don't know what was the reason Dhanraj's powerful cooking or it being the first official descend after so many day's climb or the thought of finally getting a bed to sleep!!!

Just after leaving Phalut

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After taking many adventurous and few dangerous short-cuts we got out of the forest and reached this point from where we could see this beautiful village at the flat-top of a hill. I am sure every trekker appreciates the unusual beauty of this place and of course takes photograph

The village- Samanden

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Within half an hour we reached Gorkhey, a small, pretty village by the river Gorkhey Khola which is a tributary of the river Rammam. Our staying arrangement was made at Shanti lodge which is basically a homestay.
Here again we met Tularam, the head-guide. Today was our last day with the porters. We arranged local chicken for a grand- dinner with and for all of them .
They are the main and only support of the team during any trek and these people are very poor and hardly get deserving money from the people like Tularam!!!! If you go on a trek please try to tip them according to your ability..they are simple persons and it is even simpler to make them happy and smile. We are glad that we could make it
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Great , Urmi ! The photo of your cook Dhanraj (Post no #47) reminds me of the last scene from the movie "And life goes on .. " ! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos & the crisp descriptions .
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great urmi !!

liked the wild horse explanation very much !!!! carry on................
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Phalut so beautiful !!! Thanks Urmi ....

U n I.... in this beautiful world.....green grass blue sky.....U n I......
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It was really wonderful to go through the trip report...a different route to phalut ... I had heard of this somewhat but your report gave a very clear view about the route....great job urmi ....and pics are just awesome.... waiting
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Great urmi .... all photos are awesome ... and the trek
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Stunning Pics and equally good Travelogue...

Could you give a breakup of the costs incurred? I understand it was planned through an agency. Any details especially the good and bad reports for it? Will help future travellers immensely! I plan on doing this trek next year but cannot decide whether to go in the rhododrenron bloom time or the better visibility time!!
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Superb pictures & narrations .We also had same kind of experience in month of Nov,2013. This place is truly amazing .

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Any one please give me contact number of Guide & Porter for Barshey-Phalut-Gorkhey Trek, I have got some contact number from IM but these are not in active mode at this moment. I & my 5 friends will go there on 1st October, 2017.
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hi, 5 of us going through the same trail 17th oct onward. anyone can give any guide/porters no.?
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Originally Posted by Sumit Patra View Post Any one please give me contact number of Guide & Porter for Barshey-Phalut-Gorkhey Trek, I have got some contact number from IM but these are not in active mode at this moment. I & my 5 friends will go there on 1st October, 2017.
If you got the contact, then please share with us here
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