This article on Hudan Bhatori is in continuation with the previous article by Sachin Rai Vaid detailing his trip to mighty Sach Pass and beautiful Pangi Valley.Please click on the links below to read previous parts of this travelogue.
Journey so far:
Pangi valley is divided into the Saichu, Hudan Bhatori and Sural Bhatori valleys. These are inhabited at elevations of 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 11,000 feet (3,400 m) above sea level. Roads are poor, with few of them surfaced. These are probably the remotest areas of Himachal Pradesh that see only a handful of tourists in a year. If you are looking for an offbeat place where you can spend some time away from the city; as well as crowded popular tourist destination; then Pangi Valley is the place that promises to give you plenty of scenic beauty and solitude.
If you are into photography, amateur or professional, and want to shoot some mesmerizing lush landscapes; then a visit to Pangi Valley is must.
Day 5: Killar PWD Rest House
We spent two days camping at Sural Bhatori and returned on Killar on Day 5. Plan for next day was to head towards Hudan Bhatori, which too turned out to be so beautiful that we spend another two days there.
Night 6 and 7: Forest Rest House at Hudan Bhatori
Day 8: Killar PWD Rest House
The Lush green beauty, Solitude and peaceful meditational experience of Hudan Bhatori and Sural Bhatori forced us to spend two nights at each place. All we did was to eat –drink- sleep- roam a little-repeat. From Hudan Bhatori, we once again returned to Killar Forest rest house. Plan for next day was to head towards Udaipur.
Day 9: While heading towards Udaipur, we noticed a beautiful site called “Chhota Manali”. It was right on the banks of Chandrabhaga river and perfect for camping. This is where we decided to pitch our tent for Day 9.
Day 10 & 11: Sarchu
From Udaipur we reached and stayed at Sarchu on Day 10. On Day 11, we made a short trip to Tso Kar, returned to Sarchu and stayed there again.
Panoramic view of Tso Kar
A car i20 flipped thrice while the untrained driver attempted to take a shortcut while descending at Gata Loops. The passengers (Family!) were injured but were safe.
Day 12 & 13: Kasol and return to Chandigarh
Parvati River at Kasol
This sums up the 15 day travelogue by Sachin Rai Vaid. If you have any questions; want to plan a trip in this direction and need inputs; please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum and I will be glad to answer.