Trek Route: Thandiani - Berin Gali - Dagri Bangla - Phalkot - Harnoi(Jeep ) - Nathigali (Coaster)
Intial Plan was to do Thandiani - Biran Gali - Dagri Bangla - Miran Jani. But we have altered our plan as Dagri to Meerna Jani was out of range due to a lot glaciers/snow and no visibility of trek at all.
- Thandiani To Berin Gali: (2700m to 1900) 12km----4Hours
- Berin Gali To Dagri Bangla: (1900m to 2720m) 15km(we have to do more the distance, as we have to return back for a km in between for camping + we couldn't do the trek on normal trek but have to climbed hill after hill to reach dagri )---- 13.5Hours(in summer season it took normally 6/7hours)
- Dagri Bangla To Phalkot: (2720m to 1650m) 23km --- 5H
- Phalkot to Harnoi (14km on Jeep) and then Harnoi To Nathia gali and onward ISD on Coaster
11[SUP]th[/SUP] April 2013:
23:30: Start from FSD to ISD on Bilal Daiwoo
12[SUP]th[/SUP] April 2013:
05:00: ISD to Abbot abad/Thandiani on Coaster(Breakfast on the way in Haripur)
13:00: Trek Started from Thandiani
17:00: Reached at Berin Gali and Camped there
13[SUP]th[/SUP] April 2013:
09:00: Started trek from Berin Gali towards Dagri
18:30: Due to rough condition of trek couldn?t find to reach Dagri, so coming back to Meadow before Dagri for camping.
14[SUP]th[/SUP] April 2013:
08:00: Start trek towards Dagri
12:00: Reached Dagri Bangla
12:30 Left For Phalkot(all the way to descend down for about 3000feet)
17:30: Reached Phalkot via Kutli.
18:30: Left for Harnoi on Jeep
19:00: Reached Harnoi and left for Nathia Gali. Did Lunch com Dinner there and reached ISD about 24:00 at mid night.
Reached FSD on today?s morning on 5:30 via Bilal Daiwoo
Our Team was comprising of 24 members(18 Males and 6 Females), 2 Cooks & 8Porters
After Day first 4 members quitted from the game for return. Again two members quitted after a short trek after Berin gali. The remaning members successfully done the trek through every thick and thin.
6 members were belong to Pak Wheels family and they were.
Other Team Members who done the complete trek: Mr Sikandar, Mr Faizan, Mr Haider, Mr Babar, Mr Umer Khan, Mr Saad, Mr Rehan Bin Afzal, Mr Shahid, Mr Nabeel, Mr Karamat, Mr Yahya and three female participants.
Trek Difficulty Level , best season for this trek and risk factor in such a present time:
Thandiani to Berin gali was a moderate descending almost all the way as we descend from 2700m to 1900 meters. Just after Berin, there is a steep ascending but then it gradually becomes moderate. Almost all the way is asceding from 1900m to 2700m. Dagri to Phalkot is a tough Descending all the way down from 2720m to 1650m.
Best time for this trek is from end of may as in April there were very huge piles of snow/glaciers(almost 45degree to 70degree) on the way and in most of the way we can?t search for the trek. We equipped with the needed rescue gears but it happened about 10 times that we have to rescue a mebers who slipped from the trek to:(??..And maximum distance of such unpleasant slp of a members was about 150 feet:o:$. I think I?ve to left the remaining story upon the pictures. Hope you will enjoy the details of the story and encourage to keep it up.
Berin Gali Rest House and our camping site
Second Night Camp Site
Trek is on