Raman Sharma is the founder of Eco Trekking Club & TrailHikers, who has 22 years of experience in Himalayan exploration as he has been exploring the Himalayan region since 1994. He is an adventurer, explorer, travel blog writer. Besides holding an M.Sc. in Geology & Diploma in Yoga & Naturopathy, he is also a trained & certified mountaineer.
Getting to Jhariwala : It is situated near the Santa Devi temple in Dehradun . Regular bus service from the Parade ground to Jantanwala runs from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm . From Jantanwala , its a 15 min walk to Jhariwala , our starting point !
Jhariwala to Nunes –
- It is a challenging & beautiful day trek which starts from a village Jhariwala (near Santa Devi temple) at an altitude of about 700 m along the Nun river flowing on the left side and mountains on the right side . After about 15-20 minutes of level walking , the trail becomes a steep ascent towards the village Nunes . At this point the trail is in the dense Sal forests with the sound of the river flowing down the valley . In about 40-50 min we reach the Nunes village (972 m) which is the first resting point on this trail . It is a beautiful village along the river Nun . The village people are farmers , very warm & hospitable . Trekkers can rest here for 15-20 min at a local tea/snacks point run by a village woman .
Nunes to Bakarna –
- After taking some rest the trekkers resume the trail into a dense tree & shrub forest which is almost zigzag climbing , which is easy on legs and also gives a breathtaking view of the valley . At this point you also start to appreciate the gain of altitude as you start getting broader views of the valley . After about 30-40 min of trekking we reach the Bakarna village (1100m) , our second resting point . A small village hut here is a tea/snacks point where the trekkers can take rest , have tea and snacks or explore the surroundings for photography or wildlife .You can spot many species of birds here specially during the monsoon season .
Bakarna to Chhaskhet –
- As we leave this village the scenery gets beautiful with every step and the wind gets colder . After walking along the village fields for 10 minutes , we enter a very steep gradient in the trek . An average trekker takes about 45-50 minutes to cover this stretch which takes you an altitude of 1520 m . The trek now becomes a mix of flat and slight incline through the scented trees & shrubs . An hour through this trail and we reach our trek destination , the ever amazing place called Chhaskhet (1850 m) , a lush green village with crystal clear water streams . In the monsoons , its more fun as the clouds touch your face as they pass which gives you a soothing experience . An old village hut in the end of the village is our resting point where we have our lunch . After lunch and a little rest we explore the local area around the village which is a great opportunity for nature lovers & photographers !
- After an hour and a half we start descending down the trail towards our starting point and reach there by 5:00 pm .
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