The best view comes after the hardest climb, this is the most famous saying.
We didn't know what we were entering into, one fine evening we decided to go to Lambhri Peak in winters.
It was a matter over chai at a friend's place in Jibhi, Lalit-one of the finest high altitude mountaineer agreed to lead us to one of the most beautiful journeys.
Frozen Serolsar lake, a bunch of beautiful people ready to test their endurance, start their journey to many descends and ascends full of snow, cold and wind.
Someone said in that 10 hours long trek, drop me home, I am done, someone asking how far; most of us had a numb feet by late in the evening. We kept on going.
It was almost dark by then we were entering the mighty mountains more.
We didn't have an option to give up, the only access to water and food was available at our base camp near the peak, which was still far away.
In the middle, we even stopped for a cup of tea over butane camp stove, much needed warmth.
The first light from far away was of our campfire. I can't tell you, how much relieved everyone felt.
We felt home at our camps that night in that freezing cold, every bite of simple dal chawal was melting into the mouth. The night sky was showering with stars, and we slept looking at them from our camps to wake up to the most amazing view from the top later that day.
You should go for treks and long hikes, you get to know your limits, you get to move beyond your capacity, you never knew. You feel content.
Lambhri is at an altitude of 3610 m.