|Leaving for Yatra from Delhi|
|Bhajans at Kathgodam|
Accommodation was for three people in one room. I stayed with Ujjawala and Vaijyanti who were both from Bombay. On the following day (Jul 27), we traveled from Almora to Dharchula. After a nice dinner, we all retired to our rooms as we had a long day ahead of us.
|Almora to Dharchula|
|Breakfast at Dhaulchina|
WiFi is available in Dharchula where we stayed in common lobby area.
STD Phone is also available at Rs 5 per minute. No mobile carrier works here other than local SIM and sometimes BSNL.
We did not get our luggage and received it directly at Gala. So, be sure to pack essentials in your backpack (toiletries, change of clothes, snacks, flip flops, etc).
- Dharchula is the last stop where you can buy small essential items (medicines, raincoat, etc) before the yatra begins.
IMPORTANT ADVICE: We should be blessed that we are chosen for this yatra and it is our responsibility to not litter and keep Devbhoomi clean. Carry your plastic wraps that you use with you and dispose them later. Try to clean the trail. Tell your porter not to litter. Gutka and chips packets lie everywhere. Particularly distressing was to see shores of Manasarovar littered with used underwear packets, ghee packets, used sanitary napkins etc. It was distressing and abominable. A place, which is so pious to us must be respected by all of us and deserves a conscious effort by all yatris to lead a cleaning drive as and when possible. Don’t forget to do your bit, even if others are not doing it.
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