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Repaired bridge between Tharaali-Deval shortens the route to Lohajung. Here’s how it affects trekkers

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By Latika Payak

2023-11-03

Nov 3, 10.00 a.m.: Since the beginning of the autumn season, trekkers were forced to take a longer route to reach Lohajung. But that changes as of today.

“Now the bridge between Tharaali and Deval is repaired and functional. Trekkers can start taking this shorter route to reach Lohajung,” shares Abhishek Tiwari, Slope Manager at Lohajung.

Here’s how it affects trekkers:

The journey from Rishikesh to Lohajung is a long—255 km, 8 hours—on the route via Tharaali. But post monsoon, the bridge between Tharaali and Deval was damaged due to heavy rains. The alternative route was a bumpy detour of 40 km that went through Gwaldham. Till now, trekkers were taking this longer route to reach Lohajung by late evening. This journey would take more than 10 hours.

“The journey through Gwaldham was also more tiring due to the winding turns and bumpy roads,” Abhishek shares.

But now the bridge between Tharaali and Deval is repaired. This brings a much needed respite to trekkers. It saves 2 hours of travel time. Trekkers who took the shorter route today have reached Lohajung by 3 pm. That's brilliant, because it gives them time to settle in at the Campus and start preparing for the trek which begins early next morning.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

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Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.

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