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   From Gamsali the trek goes in the north western direction along the bank of Amrit Ganga. It passes through undulated meadows of Dhaman Sain and then through a boat shaped valley to Sagar and Bank Kund, which is the starting point of glaciers spread to the base of the Nilgiri and the Ghoradhungi mountains near the Valley of Flowers.

     In the olden days  when there were no motor roads, people from the Niti valley followed this route to visit the Hemkund Sahib lake, then popularly known as Lokpal. Now this is a less frequented track for the locals and only  trekkers and nature lovers can occassionaly be seen on this trail.

 

 

Trekking Route

 

Place                Altitude                        Distance                 distance

                         (meter Progressive _________________________________________________

 

Gamsali              3100                                  0             motor head

Dhaman Sain     3300                                  4             trek

Sagar                 3580                                   5             trek

Bank Kund        3585                                   1             trek    

 

From Bank Kund the option is to return to Gamsali or extend the trek by 9km with proper preparations, to the Valley of flowers via Chorgarh, Rattaban, and Dhara Kharak. It may be noted that if the trek is to be extended to the Valley of Flowers, services of guides and porters with proper equipments will become essential. Keeping in mind the risk involved it is advised to end the trek at Sagar or Bank Kund and return to Gamsali.

Gamsali village is 78 km from joshimath.