Valley of flowers trek 2013 | weather trip to valley of flowers will be possible, an update.
I kept on talking to locals about the latest progress for construction of a bridge over Alaknanda at Govindghat and repair work to be done on trek between Govindghat and Ghangaria. Local authorities tried to construct a bridge over Alaknanda but they failed to do so. There were approximately 1000 ponies waiting on the other side of the river to cross over. Poor pony owners were very sad as some of the ponies died due to hunger. Any ways good news is that now yesterday the authorities constructed a temporary bridge and they evacuated all of the ponies.
The temporary bridge constructed will soon be taken to Lambagad, a village few kilometers from Govindghat towards Badrinath. Hope the authorities will look into the matter and make some permanent arrangement to cross over the river. Once a permanent arrangement is done for crossing over then only some construction of trek can be started beyond Bhyuandar village. I am hopeful that village Ghangaria will be accessible by end of this season and I may have a trip at least to Hemkund Sahib before closing of the season. I will be going to Kuari Pass on from 4th August to 10th August and try to go up to Govindghat and click some pictures.
Following are some of the pictures of Govindghat, Pulna Village and Bhyandar. Picture of Bhyuandar village is right after the flood in June, 2013.
Beautiful video of valley of flowers. Collection of some of selected clips. You will love it. Please do not forget to comment.