While heading towards Chopta, we saw a gathering of Langurs (there were about 20 of them including one newly born) along the road. The moment our car stopped, they slowly moved farther away from us. When they saw our cameras out, they even ran away, which is a good thing actually because as much as possible humans have to appreciate their beauty and agility from a distance. And when we got out of the car, the only way to photograph them is to zoom our camera in to its limit. Anyway, this one seems curious enough not to fully hide himself...or was it a she?
|~ Looks like flat but think again, this is just the beginning trek |
of a continues ascent towards Tungnath and Chandrashila. There are plenty of streams, too, along the road.~
|~ Zigzag trail towards Tungnath as seen from the upper area of the same road. I think there were 3-4 small hotels/stores all the way to Tungnath. Tungnath, of course, caters lodging, eatery, and refreshment.~|
|~ Tungnath temple and other "business" buildings as seen from below ~|
~a playful pose while going back, guess I was happier -no more climb!
Descending is tough actually, you've got to have strong knees! ~
When we trekked Tungnath and Chandrashila, we took local apples to munch on the way.
I also had Chomp chocolates -the wrappers, of course, came back with us to Gauchar.
This video shows what to expect upon reaching the peak of Chandrashila. The peak gives an outstanding view of the Himalayas.
Take a look!
we came and left nothing but footprints;
we took nothing but pictures;
we kill nothing but time.
And I encourage everyone to do the same. It's best for our planet!