A Note to Readers: Mojo of Nanda Raj Jat

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine by TO ABHA. May-June 2016. Nanda Raj jat. Homkund and Roopkund Trek.

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents Dear Readers, The issue contains detailed information and more than 600 images from the high altitude trek that combines physical, cultural, and religious experiences. So, you do not get bog down in lack of information and lack of preparedness. So, you can focus …

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3 Routes for Rishikesh-Nauti Drive

Driving challenges in Dehradun

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On August 16, 2014, it was sunny when we left Rishikesh for Nauti, the starting point of Nanda Raj Jat, in a jeep around 9:00 am. But landslides due to downpour on the previous day blocked the two routes we tried before taking …

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GMVN Rahi Motel (Haridwar) Room in Disrepair

Room No 101 in GMVN Rahi Motel, Haridwar

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On September 8, 2014, when I checked in previously booked economy room (INR 660 per person, per night) in Rahi Motel by GMVN in Haridwar, I was disappointed. So I upgraded to the next level of room by paying INR 521 more. Room …

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DreamCatcher to Dream Spoiler: Average to No Service

Lunch served at Nandakesari by DreamCatcher Adventure

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents Many doubts rose in my mind about his abilities and intentions to honor the contract when I spoke to Yogendra Joshi (YJ) for the first time in his office on August 15, 2014. YJ actually inadvertently confirmed the doubts in Nauti on August …

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Hotel Welcome & a Dhaba in Chamba: Okay Budget Options

Hotel Welcome, Chamba

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On August 16, 2014, I spent a night in Hotel Welcome (Chamba), located on Mussoorie-Dhanolty-Chamba road, and ate meals at a nearby dhaba. Although both were busy, quality standards were non-existent. Here are more details: Hotel Welcome I walked in Hotel Welcome around …

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Porterage: Big Component of Total Cost of Nanda Raj Jat

A mule man with his mules near Kaluwa Vinayak, Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents Porters are part and parcel of the pilgrimage. The porterage accounts for substantial part of the total cost of Nanda Raj Jat. For example, according to the estimates, about 1,500 Nepali porters earned record revenues during the 2014 pilgrimage: INR 10,500,000 in seven …

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Cash, Consent, Season for Nanda Raj Jat

SBI ATM in Nauti, Uttarakhand

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents You will neither need consent of the local government nor the season for Nanda Raj Jat. The barefoot pilgrimage happens when the local community decides considering auspicious dates. The government does not levy any fee and issue permits for venturing into the restricted …

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Food Availability, Menu, Price during Nanda Raj Jaat

Complimentary bread served to the participants of Nanda Raj Jaat

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents “Nutritious ration would reassure you.” Carbs facilitate devotional duties. Lack of food frustrates. But food costs a lot, especially at high altitude. For example, cost of 75-gram Maggi noodles went from INR 10 in plains to INR 40 in Pathar Nachauniya and INR …

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24 Nanda Devi Raj Jat Facts that You May Like to Know

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents 7 Facts about Nanda Devi   Locals believe that Nanda Devi is an incarnation of Parvati or a sister of Parvati. Goddess Nanda Devi is the principal deity of both divisions of the State: Garhwal and Kumaon. Both the divisions participate in the pilgrimage. …

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