To be honest , I am not a person who loves to trek . But Since the day I had watched YJHD , I was awed by the idea of going on a trek with random people to the Himalayas just like how Scholar Naina did . After all the required googling and surfing , I finally managed to get the bookings done for a trek with a group of 50 people. Of course , It wasn’t so fancy like shown in the movie and obviously not so easy !
Climbing steep mountains and walking approximately 9- 10 kms daily with 7- 8 kgs of weight on shoulders was not easy for a clumsy and 9-5 IT freak like me. We crossed ice cold glacier water in the fast flowing rivers Hampta and Chenab and passed multiple waterfalls and streams . The ice water made our feet numb and body shiver !
There were times when the oxygen went low and caused breathlessness and headache due to AMS . We slipped , we fell and we hurt ourselves too !
But the satisfaction at the end of the day and the mesmerizing views throughout the trek route were worth all the pain . The sight of the camp set beautifully amidst the mountain ranges and beside the peacefully flowing rivers was worth all the struggles we faced on the way .The camping sites were chosen perfectly and set near three different rivers on three days ( River Beas , Hampta and Chenab ) . It was an amazing experience to feel the nature so closely and so deeply !
Isolated from the rest of the world and out of the mobile coverage , away from all the work pressure and stress ; I found peace and I found myself !
Read the complete experience here: http://wp.me/p7T4fl-3V