Cloudburst in Uttarakhand has not affected our trekkers

Here’s a quick update. There has been a cloudburst in the Pithoragarh region of Uttarakhand. But these rains have not affected the Garhwal region, where our treks are currently running. We are in constant touch with our team on the slopes.

The Roopkund trek and Rupin Pass treks are running smoothly without any issues. There have been slight drizzles and not very heavy rains. All the trekkers are fine.

The cloudburst occurred last night. The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway (NH-58) was blocked, but NDRF teams have rushed to the location and it is expected to be cleared up soon.

About Valley of Flowers:

The Valley of Flowers has not been affected by the rains. There has been slight rain on this trail, which has made the meadows more lush. The trek will be running on schedule.


Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. Swathi is known for her expertise in digital content, which has made her a much sought after resource in many events. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to impact a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

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