Uttarakhand 2014 | day 0 & 1 : journey to Uttarakhand

    my travel journal

    glucose powder for instant energy during trekking

    acetazolamide ( DIAMOX ) as prophylaxis for altitude sickeness

    arrival at Terminal 3 Delhi Airport .
    usually domestic flights will arrive at terminal 1D , but AirIndia and Jet Airways
    will land at the new T3.

    there is also facilities to keep our luggage at the airport ,
    and Metro station connecting directly with the airport.

    ITDC counter ( Indian Tourism Development Corp ) near the exit of T3 building.
    we hired prepaid taxi from here.
    costs us Rs2400 per car for 8 hrs / 80km .
    good way to prevent being cheated by private taxi drivers in Delhi.

    went to DLF Promenade Mall for lunch and movie , before catching our train to
    Haridwar at night.

    Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station , Delhi.
    this is the second time I'm here. the first time was in 2010 ( click here )
    when we went for PULSE event in AIIMS University , Delhi.


    we took Second Class Non-AC 3 tier coach.
    didn't manage to get first class AC , but this is comfortable enough.
    our train was Chennai-Dehradun Express ,
    so literally this was " Chennai Express " train.

    charging socket in the train

    we arrived at Haridwar Railway Station at 4.30 a.m after 7 hours train ride.

    Haridwar train station.

    Haridwar with characteristic blue Auto rickshaw

    Har Ki Poudi from far

    drive from Haridwar to Auli ( 280km )

    manual labourers repairing damaged roads from natural disaster during
   monsoon last year

    mountain road along the Ganga River

    Devprayag: Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to form the Ganga river

    fresh apricots are the local produce here

    Indian Plum

    arrived at Auli at 7pm after a rough 11 hours drive.
    we stayed at Himalayan Eco-Lodge in Auli ( owned by GIO )

    our room

    briefing by our team leader Mr Mohan Singh after dinner.
    we will start trekking after breakfast tomorrow.

    Kuari Pass Trek & Pangarchulla Peak 4550m 
    Indian Himalaya Trek
    31st May - 5th June 2014
    Uttarakhand , India

    instagram : #KuariPassTrek2014

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