The Roopkund Rendezvous - Trek from Loharjung to DidnaSunday, October 25, 2009
Day 2 – Loharjung to DidnaSitting in front of our tent, reminiscing the first day’s events, we were enchanted by the play of light put up for us by the conspiring sun and clouds. The spotlight was illuminating many objects of interest, once the ridges of the mountains, once the village and once just plain winding trails.
At 10 AM we reached our first pit stop and the only pit stop for the day – a plain open ground from where you could see the high mountains all around you and the Kulling Village perched high above you. From here we got a glimpse of Ali Bugyal - a small patch of green on the tip of the mountain in front of us. And then we started the descent again. Now, the descent got interesting with a varied fauna at display. We reached Wan River at 10.50 AM and a little while later we reached Raun Bagad Bridge and the tallest waterfall I have seen till date.
The ascent to Didna starts from this bridge and it is a 2 hour climb to the final campsite which is above the village. It is just a steep climb all along – tiring but nothing compared to Day 3 and Day 4 nevertheless. We spotted the first house at Didna at around 12.50 PM. It’s a beautiful sleepy village perched on the slopes of the high mountains. As soon as you enter, you would find people coming out of their houses and looking - some in contempt (?) at the invasion and some in their joyous reverie – the kids of course! They greeted each one of us “Namaste” with a super cute smile.
- Distance covered from Loharjung to Didna - 12 kms
- Time Taken - 5 hours
- Water Sources - plenty on the way
- Difficulty Level - moderate. Easy descent and a tough ascent
- Any Snow Capped Peaks Today ? - No, only mist covered tips.