The road from Joshimath to Pulna is still blocked. Valley of Flowers t...

The road from Joshimath to Pulna is still blocked. Valley of Flowers trekkers stay put at Pipalkoti.

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By Latika Payak


Trekkers from the August 13th group got stuck at Pipalkoti due to a landslide between Joshimath and Pulna. The road is yet to be cleared. So the trekkers are staying put at Pipalkoti.

“All trekkers are safe. They will be celebrating Independence Day today at the Army Check Post at Pipalkoti,” updates Tilak Rawat, Experience Coordinator for the Valley of Flowers trek.

Updates from other groups are as follows:

Aug 10: The team has returned to Dhak safely after completing the Valley of Flowers-Hemkund Sahib trek.

Aug 11: After completing the trek to Hemkund Sahib, now the team is at Pulna.

Aug 12: Trekked to Hemkund Sahib and is now at Ghangria.

Aug 13: Team is at Pipalkoti, waiting for the road to open up.

Aug 14: This group is cancelled.

Aug 15: The team is waiting for the road to clear to start their journey from Rishikesh.

Uttarakhand is experiencing a network outage. But our teams are sending in updates as and when possible. We’ll keep posting all relevant updates here.

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

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.