We reached Chitkul at 10, finally. A tiny village, beyond beautiful, dramatic, utterly peaceful, and magnificent! Zero on patience and super excited to explore the valley, we booked a room at The Wanderer's Nest, had maggi (the mandatory pahadi maggi), left our bags in their lawn and left to explore the place.
After we took a stroll near our hostel, we went back to the road where this shot was taken. Just stayed for like 15-20 minutes, looking at the valley and the mountains, absorbing the vibes, realizing that we had finally reached this place after travelling so much. This feeling is indescribable. The expansive view was liberating. The chilly breeze, the warmth of direct sunlight, the chirping of the birds, and the sound of Baspa river flowing. This is something that one has to experience to know the true meaning of these words.
Few minutes later, we met a group who were heading towards the river bank. Hitchhiked with them and reached a government school which was also a parking area. Both sides of the river were covered with snow. On one side, it was us. On the other, the Black Glacier. In the middle, Baspa river flowing rapidly.