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Uttarakhand Crisis: Shikhar’s NRI Gangotri Gaumukh trekking group back to safety

Uttarakhand - Rescue WorkOur Gangotri Tapovan Trek was a memorable experience for six NRI guests from United Kingdom . The group was led by experienced tour escort Passang Sherpa, Shikhar’s kitchen staff who have been working with us over years and the porters. The group started their journey on 11th June, 2013 for the Tapovan Trek along the holy River Bhagirathi.

The group trekked through the entire routes and finally reached Tapovan via the source of the river Ganges- popularly known as Gaumukh (Cow’s mouth) at the base of the Gangotri glacier. An achievement could be seen in the eyes of the group for the trek’s success. On 15th June, it was the last camping night at Chirbasa, before the final decent to Gangotri . All were celebrating and happy unaware of the destruction and crisis that was standing ahead. At 9:30 pm of 15th June, 2013 it started raining in the camp area (and other regions of the Gharwal Himalayas) . Continue reading Uttarakhand Crisis: Shikhar’s NRI Gangotri Gaumukh trekking group back to safety