We woke up early morning, gathered our stuff and hit the roads again. Before continuing our journey, we thought of trekking to Hatu peak. Hatu peak is the second highest peak in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an elevation of 3400 m (11,152 ft) above sea level. The peak is surrounded by dense forest of conifers, oaks and maples.
The road to the peak was thrilling with sharp turns and covered in greenery. 2 kms before the peak we started to see the traces of snow and I was just so excited to experience my first natural snow. The view from the top was out of this world, at least for me it was something out of my wildest dreams, I could see snow covered mountain ranges in a distance, I could see the deep green valleys covered in patches of snow. The Hatu temple was a small and peaceful one and had artfully coloured walls, which in itself was a beauty to behold.
And just as I thought that the day couldn’t get any better, just as we were about to head back, the sky was covered with grey clouds and voila, within a few seconds I was in awe of that place. Out of nowhere I felt a snowflake on my cheek and I had the widest smile on my face as I realized that I was experiencing what I had hoped to see since my childhood, I was experiencing my first snowfall. I opened my mouth and tried to catch as many snow flakes as possible.
I was a happy child that day, a child who had dreams,a child who had opened her eyes for the very first time and was having a look at this wonderful world in a completely different way.
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