Had a good but short night at Uttarkashi. Like everywhere in India the locals start the day when I still sleep. In the night waterfalls of rain came down so the streets where super clean and after a quick shower I was looking for break fast. Than it did not take to long and Anil was there to pick me up.
We walked a bit than a Jeep took us to the Jeep stand. There we had to wait a while and then it was off for the first leg of the trip. Somewhere we had to change the Jeep and after a while we where on the road again.
Than it was a steep hike up the mountain towards Salang.
Salang is a very small village at the road from Uttarkashi to Gangotri in Uttarakhand. If you come up with the jeep you will not even see it from the road. I was looking forward to the trek since Salang and the surrounding mountains are far away from the tourist highways of India.
There was some kind of temple thing going on so we die watch the show for a while
A lot of dancing – not to interesting…
Did not get more interesting when the girls joined…
Since the dancing went on forever and we got hungry i did never find out what this thing is used to.
The grass is always greener on my site!
The next morning it was off to the mountains. It was super humid and the kids where super fast. Lush green and so much vegetation.
The first tea stop. In the summer they do stay up here to work in the fields since it is to far to walk here every day.
Further up the mountain
It is a wild forest with a really soft ground.
That was one of the few moments that day with a bit of blue sky!
The original fairy forest! I guess it is quite wet most of the year.
Our stop for the night. Usually the guys that look after the cows stay here. But not this time of the year. Since it was raining for a few hours already we could only find wet wood to burn. The roof construction is quite good. It was dry inside. Only the smoke has not really a way out. So you sit inside and get smoked a lot. And outside it gets colder and colder.
Fog was coming down the mountain
The guys preparing food
Apart from the smoke the fire was super :-)