On 28th the plan was to trek to the summit and we would have started our trek at around 2 am (so that we could reach the summit by sunrise and be back to Basecamp by 8 am). But unfortunately there was a snow storm which started at around 1 am and towards the peak it was a total blizzard with temperature dropping below-20 degrees. At the base camp the temperature was below -10 degrees but because of the winds it felt like -15.
We enjoyed the snowfall and also started packing our stuff in a 1.5 feet thick snow and believe me that was one of the most difficult things that I did bare handed (got some frost bite too 😅)
At around 9 am of 28th Dec we then started to move back to Sankri. The first 1.5 Kms were the most difficult ones as we completed them in around 2 hours (because the trail was too slippery and difficult to walk on). However, by 3:30 pm we returned to Sankri.
After returning, I directly went to the forest office to file a complaint about people carrying portable speakers with them on a trail which falls under a reserved national park (Govind National Park) because I was not able to hear the calls of birds during my trek and it was highly frustrating.