Niti, Mana and Darma Valley - photos and info

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#331 May 6th, 2016, 12:49
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Yes, Now the able walkers can go to Tidang in one day from Dharchula covering the distance by jeep upto Sela and then walk.
Anyone planning to go to Darma valley and Panchachuli base camp this year?
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hi,

reading this thread since long. I plan to drive, self driven xuv to niti village/niti pass during 1st wk september. Is it possible to take your own vehicle, permissions required. I will apreciate special instructions, guide lines and precautions to be taken.
thanking in antecipation
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The Motorable road in Darma Valley

Now the road has reached Nagling village. And the work is on beyond that towards Baling. Almost crossed the greater Himalalayan Range. So the trek distance to Panchachuli BC is shorter by 15 km. Mind you, it's not an all weather road.

And after Baling it's easy terrain. Next year it will reach Duktu...the village from which Panchachuli base camp is only 4 km. So it's possible to visit PCBC and come back to Dharchula in a day, if one wishes. But who wants to forego the pleasures of trekking in a remote valley? May be some bikers who want "been there, done that" kind of adventures on a new road ?
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Looks like as though one is at Sangam Chatty on the way to Dodital. Himalayas can be confusing and confounding and that is the wonderful thing about these ranges.You never know where you are, if you forget your location
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Road now reaches Tidang in Darma valley

As a part of Border Areas Development Project ( BADP ), now the motorable road is now extended upto Tidang, in Darma Valley.
Needless to say this is operational only during Non monsoon and Non snowy season of the year.
Our neighbour across the Himalaya is now clearly rattled by this determined Indian initiative to extend infrastructure upto the Tibetan border.

Here is the picture taken at Duktu in May,2017.
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Hello!

I've just booked my Pune-Delhi-Pune tickets so that I can travel for about a week (12th to 18th May) in the Himalayas. I've been to HP a few times before and that would have been my default option, but I decided to try UK this time. I dont want to take up the Chardham circuit or related places, but am really interested to do the Niti valley. I plan to make the village of Lata as my first stop after Joshimath.

Would it be possible to do a short trek around Lata Kharak (or beyond) to get a good view of Nanda Devi at this time of the year?

Does getting to Lata require the ILP? Or any other permission?

Going beyond Lata, which villages would offer good views and relatively easy walks/hikes?

How crucial would be the weather? Should I keep two buffer days or one?

Thanks!
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Niti, Mana and Darma Valley - photos and info

It has been raining rather heavily these days. The route to Joshimath is usually okay, bar one or two spots - from landslides point of view. The issue mainly is Rambagar, which you will not be reaching.
But still one day buffer would be nice. Plan something that you can skip if need arises for that day.
Other queries, I shall pass.
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While I am sure rajkumar will help you with the exact details, I came across these articles on the net -

https://himalayanhigh.in/niti-malari...eople-are-gods

https://www.euttaranchal.com/tourism/niti.php

http://www.nitimana.com/index.php

I am sure you did come across these while checking for the information, still putting it here for other's sake as well.
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Originally Posted by kapilankar View Post Hello!

Would it be possible to do a short trek around Lata Kharak (or beyond) to get a good view of Nanda Devi at this time of the year?

Does getting to Lata require the ILP? Or any other permission?

Going beyond Lata, which villages would offer good views and relatively easy walks/hikes?

How crucial would be the weather? Should I keep two buffer days or one?

Thanks!
You can do Lata village - Lata Kharak (Day-1)
Lata Kharak - Saini Kharak - Lata Kharak (Day-2)
Lata Kharak -Jhandidhar-Lata Kharak (Day-3)

You can get a ring side views of Nandadevi, Bethartoli Himal, Nanda Ghunti and Ronti peaks, Devisthan II & I from Saini Kharak which is about 3 kms of easy trek from Lata Kharak. You will also get a good view of Rishiganga gorge if the weather is not hazy.

You can get a ring side view of Dunagiri, Hathi and Ghodi peaks and a distant view of Lampak II peak from Jhandidhar which is about 5 kms climb from Lata Kharak.

As far as I remember, trekkers require Forest Department's permit to trek beyond Lata village. The permit is issued at Joshimath.
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Originally Posted by Sadanand Kamath View Post You can do Lata village - Lata Kharak (Day-1)
Lata Kharak - Saini Kharak - Lata Kharak (Day-2)
Lata Kharak -Jhandidhar-Lata Kharak (Day-3)
The guide and tents can be arranged from Lata village, correct? The treks are not very difficult, right? I'm going solo and even with a guide I would prefer a simple trek.

Is the Rishiganga Gorge the same one next to Raini village?
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Originally Posted by kapilankar View Post The guide and tents can be arranged from Lata village, correct? The treks are not very difficult, right? I'm going solo and even with a guide I would prefer a simple trek.

Is the Rishiganga Gorge the same one next to Raini village?
There is no need to take tent as Lata Kharak has a Forest Rest House which has 4 rooms. Guide can be arranged in Lata village.

The trek from Lata village to Lata Kharak involves some steep climb. Lata Kharak to Saini Kharak is an easy trek. Lata Kharak to Jhandidhar involves a moderate climb.

I am not sure about Rishiganga gorge seen from Saini Kharak the same as seen from Reni village..
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Originally Posted by Sadanand Kamath View Post There is no need to take tent as Lata Kharak has a Forest Rest House which has 4 rooms. Guide can be arranged in Lata village.
Awesome! Is any prior booking required for the FRH? Will that be from Joshimath?
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Originally Posted by kapilankar View Post Awesome! Is any prior booking required for the FRH? Will that be from Joshimath?
We did not do prior booking.

When you reach Lata village, you will come to know whether FRH is available or not. If not, you can hire a tent in Lata village.

Each room in FRH can easily accommodate 4 persons. So there is a good chance for getting accommodation without prior booking. There is no bed or mattresses available in FRH. You may have to carry sleeping bag.

Picture of FRH at Lata Kharak in June 2010.



And two picutres clicked in June 2010.

1. Bethartoli Himal from Lata Kharak



Dunagiri at sunset from Lata Kharak

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Lovely clicks SK.
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Whoa! Faantastic!
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