Trek to Barot Valley
The club ‘Trekkers of NCU’ organized a trekking expedition at 7700 feet (2300 Metres) inside the magical valley of Barot, on the outskirts of Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. The Barot valley is located at the foot hills of Dhauladhar, a hidden paradise referred to as ‘Chotha Bhangal’ with the gushing Uhl river flowing down from the Thamsar Glacier, which forms a gateway to the legendary ‘Bara Bhangal’.
A team of 14 enthusiastic students, alumni and faculty were part of this trek from 25-28 May 2017. The team saw the reservoir at the Joginder Nagar Hydel Power Project with water rushing down nearly a thousand metres through penstock pipes to the Uhl river. They interacted with the villagers and saw their terrace farms with organic vegetables, fruits, pulses and saw them weaving woollen clothes like shawls and local pattu’s, as a housecraft.
The trek started from the base camp at Barot to Rajgundha (15-18 km).At the height of 3700 metres the team enjoyed themesmerizing view of the Himalayan range, Bir-Billing - with para-gliders sailing down from Billing to Bir, Kangra and Barot Valley. The trip was full of excitement and adventure. The trip was coordinated by Ms Jyotsna Singh, Dept of CSE&IT.