Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa :14,000 Feet
Everything is going to change now, the air is going to get more thing and less oxygen. The ascent from green meadows to rocky path to the tracks partially covered in snow to feets of snow on ground changed in a day.
It started raining mid way, we could see snow now clearly, raincoats came to rescue today, though it became very difficult to walk, but in mountains reach your destination on time, as the day passes the weather gets more worse.
Almost walking for 4-5 hours, we were in snow covered mountains, walking in clouds, the path became narrower. Some of us like were excited to see snow all around. We were happy to see snow, change in view. After reaching Kalu Vinayak we took our mid day break. People offered prayers in Shiva temple situated here. As we were sipping tea fog came from nowhere, it was dark 2PM. We were instructed to start walking as the path from now is not marked, we have to walk on the footsteps of group walking ahead of us.
We started in fog, and continued walking, merely people were speaking we were just walking. We were tired of all the ascent, we were tired from lack of oxygen and altitude.
You can hear people breathing heavily now, drinking water more often.
We reached by 5PM. The view??? it was mind blowing, our tents were on snow. We could see the ascent path of Roopkund, the sun was setting below us far away in a valley.
And it started snowing, I was out listening to our team lead for next day preparations, I was looking up gazing at snow flakes and now I can feel snow on my face. I wasn't listening or speaking I was just lost. I still remember those few seconds exactly how I saw my first snow.
It was all worth it.
We were adviced to sleep early by 8PM and wake up by 2AM.
Because, this whole story you read so far is about Day 6.