Would you expect snow-clad trails in the month of April on a 10,000 ft trek? No, right? Neither did I.
Kareri is hands-down my best trip so far for many reasons. It was my first full-fledged trek, I saw snow for the first time, I got to trek in the snow and most importantly, I never camped under the stars in the middle of the mountains before.
When we reached our destination, I was insanely happy that I made it to the top without any goof-up and proud that I have my pahadipana intact even though I am born and raised in the city. The view was a bonus, of course like a cherry on top of everything that happened till then. It was breathtakingly beautiful.
Let’s get into the technicalities and chronology of the journey.
Day 1: Delhi - Dharamshala - McLeodganj
On a Tuesday evening, we took a bus to Dharamshala from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. It was a fun journey as always, familiar routes, regular stoppages (yes, Amrik Sukhadev was one of them), khusur pusur in the bus, small power naps and a long wait for the destination to arrive.
We reached Dharamshala the next morning and day 1 officially started. We booked a taxi from Dharamshala to Mcleodganj that cost us 200 bucks. You can take a bus also that’s up to you.
Tipsy Note: When your taxi turns left from the bust stop the view is just mesmerising. No matter how many times I have been to McLeodganj it always fascinates me.