It has been snowing intermittently for the past 3 days at most of our base camps. It is great to see that trekkers are enjoying this snow experience despite the difficulty. Our staff on the slopes too, have been working round the clock to ensure that our trekkers are safe, and have a good trekking experience.
Lohajung, our basecamp for the Brahmatal Trek was unreachable via road due to heavy snowfall. So our trekkers had to walk 8 km to Bagdigad, the nearest roadhead. Our Slope Manager Gourab Nandy shared this heartwarming photo story of trekkers exiting a snow-blocked Lohajung.
Trekking in winter is a gamble, but with a great opportunity for learning. Just travelling to villages in the interior of the Himalayas, observing local culture, learning to live with snow – an experience most of us don’t have, trekking on roads for hours together, and other surprises the mountains often spark upon us, is in itself worth travelling for.
This photostory is about how our Team moved out 23 people from our basecamp, and led them to the nearest accessible roadhead 8 km away.
While this journey was exhausting for our trekkers, we are sure they will remember this experience for years to come. It is not only the trek that makes for a great trekking experience. It is also these unexpected events that make the trek memorable.
To put things in perspective, these unexpected events on the slopes are something our teams deal with almost on a daily basis. This is what makes the more resilient and adaptable.
The vision of every Team member, is to ensure that they give each trekker a safe and memorable experience with Indiahikes.
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