Reached Pathankot at 4:45 am, now had to look for bus to Dharamshala in order to reach Mcleodganj. We caught our bus from Pathankot bus station to Dharamshala at 06:45 am, bus ticket costs Rs. 85/ person. It took 3 hours to reach Dharamshala and reached near about 09:30 am, now mcleodganj was only 9 km away from Dharamshala, so we caught a bus again after 20 min and reached Mcleodganj bus station at 10:30, bus costs Rs.20.
After reaching there, we find out how to start our trek and then we got to know that the trek starts from there only, so we decided to start our trek on the same day. Now, we didn't have to worry about hotel, so we freshen up ourselves in bus station toilets. It was 11:15 am and everyone was like "Bohot tez bhook lagi Bawa", there was a breakfast joint right there when you start your trek, where we went with two aloo naan with sabzi and Raita along with Chai, costs Rs. 60/ person. After that I was like, "Bhaijaan ab toh seedha upar hi khayenge".
I was ready to start my first trekking experience, there you have an option either to go for straight 12 km trek or hire a car till 5km and then go for trek, but we were "10 Sakht Laundas", and most of them were like, "Bhaiyon trek karne aaye hn, car mei baithne ni" and usually 'engineers' are never out of energy.
So we started our 12 km trek at 12:30 pm and reached the top at 06:30 pm after taking many, many, many rests in between, "koi bhi gym ni jaata iske liye sabki haalat kharab ho gyi thi" but when we saw the view, it was seriously worth it. The most beautiful view I ever saw in my life, after reaching there I went in a different zone, didn't talk to anyone for 20 min, it was like "pehli baar aankhon ki itni acchi exercise hori".
Tip 2: Do carry enough water, pack of biscuits, chocolates coz as you are reaching at the top, price of every product is getting doubled.
Now comes what we ate there at the top, we were left with only one option i.e Dal Chawal at Rs. 170 apart from Maggie and all. So we all ate it, since we didn't ate after the morning so it was really tasty as it was hot too. After that we went with only option of camp/tent at the top worth Rs. 250/ person. So we all slept nicely, first time camping experience with my friends was awesome.