I was now in an area almost fully surrounded by snow everywhere I looked.
The time had come to give them a shout and that is what I did. A reply came back that they are down there and will meet me at the top very soon.
I had a great time playing in the somewhat hardened snow, enjoying the snow at its fullest.
Half an hour had passed waiting for them still there was no sign of them. I called their names there was no response. No matter how many times I called for them there was no response.
Out in the path I had come from to this wide amount of snow I could see the group from IIT Roorkee whom I met in the bus. I asked them if they had any knowledge of the whereabouts of my two friends. The answer was a big no.
I was in the state of a dilemma I had two options one to hit the road by a slightly dangerous route and then ask people if they had seen them, the other tag along with the IIT Roorkee people reach Parashar Lake and then wait for them and ask for help if they don't arrive at sundown.
I chose the first option I somehow reached the bottom sliding in snow, walking really narrow paths still not at any time risking my safety I took every precaution using all of my brief trekking experience.
Numerous cars passed by none had any news of my interest I finally decided to hitchhike my way to Parashar.
Parashar was not more than three-four minutes away but it was long as long as any three-four minutes get.
Oh my I just couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them coming down from above. I breathed a sigh of relief at their sighting. I was delighted seeing them.
We just lied down in the snow I had my body energy drained a little bit from my adventure and they were tired from their trekking expedition. Three hours had passed since the time we first stepped on to start trekking. The time was 2:30 pm now.
As we laid down in the snow tales of both sides adventure followed. The discovery of Mini Parashar, Mayank lying down alongside MJ initials, them crying by name alot just like I did, faith in me to reach Parashar Lake safely.