Some enjoy journey, some enjoy destination. I was never aware that journey of few hours from Reckong peo to Chitkul would take me to a different world. I took the window's seat as always and I was stunned to see how well these local drivers ride the HRTC(Himachal Road Transport Corporation) buses where it runs on edges and reverse gear gives you goosebumps. It was so thrilling to cross one of the most deadliest roads of India, certainly the best adventurous route I took so far. The closer we were about to reach to our destination the more beautiful views turned up. On the right side Baspa river was flowing parallelly with us and on the other hand the giant mountains mellow downed and turned up into a valley.
I reached by the afternoon and checked-in in my hostel Zostel which I booked already. My bed was at the river facing side hence I could have the magnificent scenic view from my room itself. There were few other solo travelers too who I became friends with. After all being a solo traveler gives you a chance to share your experiences, coming from different cultures and backrounds but still connected with same bond which is Travelling. Cheers with a chai is always a good idea to revive up your energy.
As it was almost evening by the time I settled down at the new place with new people. I picked up my companion (a rainbow umbrella) and thought to take a random walk to gulp down some fresh air and feel the raw vibes of Chitkul. The last golden rays were about to settle with ease and meadows of poppy flowers were dancing on the tunes of breeze. This view was straight away from my school books. Some greens & browns shades of nature, gray and blue skies, a mad water stream running across the village crushing all the irrelevant thoughts. It was a kind of peace which I've missed being in the mad city life. Before the blue skies turned gloomy I picked up my camera and clicked some shots. I headed back to my hostel while night has fallen down slowly. Before I could sleep after having my dinner, a star gazing from my window took me to the dreamland.