It had been a while since Tee and I made a trip to the hills! And so the planning began. It’s interesting how Kareri was destined for the plans changed twice in a month’s time. From the Valley of flowers to Shillong and Ziro Fest in Arunachal, we finally zeroed in on Kareri! Blame the Major for his major leave crisis but love him even more for it weren’t for the crisis, as our one-week stay at the village and my hike up to the lake would have never happened! And just in case you happen to ask WHY? Because men are wired like that! A week-long leave would mean doing a travel marathon and covering a minimum of four places. That’s how we travelled as kids with my father, sleep deprived, exhausted and yet trying to fake a smile for the camera and ticking off almost every place in our bucket list! That's how Tee likes it too!
So, even though the rain gods wrecked havoc all over Himachal, affecting our trip as well, I couldn’t be more grateful as I got to spend one whole week in my very own haven, Kareri.