Finally was the day of the Trek for which we had been preparing for the past 2 weeks or so. So in case you are planning to do trekking for your upcoming trip, start brisk walking for atleast half hour a day with 3 sets of 5 squats and lunges each gradually increasing to 10. This shall help you gain thigh strength for the trek. Moreover, more than physical, it is a game of mental strength. Hence, start preparing yourself mentally well, before planning a trek trip, in case this is your first. When your body gives in, it is your mental strength that keeps you going and that is what you learn while trekking, a lot about yourself and your potential.
So we started from our hotel at 11, had breakfast and headed to a point from where the trek starts (upper Dharamkot). We started the trek at around 1:30 PM and reached the top at around 5:45 PM. The trek is medium in difficulty but the experience is above par. It is difficult to explain the beauty of walking amidst mountains without phone network, with the right set of motivating people and an urge to pee :p. Just kidding. You get approximately 7-8 rest points in between for water, maggie and tea. However, you can take as many breaks as you want because in the end it is all about enjoying the trek and having fun while you reach the top. Just to add more convenience and comfort, prefer carrying as less baggage as possible. Also, the temperature does drop to 7-8 degrees, hence, do take a good jacket for the night.
We had a camp booked for the night, however, in case you are going in pairs, it is best to take a camp of 4 for 2 people. Because the camp ideally made for 2 people doesn't really suffice the purpose with all the luggage. Hence, even if you have to spare like some extra 500 bucks per person for the bigger camp, it is totally worth it. We star gazed at night with 'A sky full of stars' going in the background and hookah in the fore front. A perfect setting!