My urge to capture jaw-dropping landscapes often takes me to mountains. This time it was Parvati valley with my own capped surd from my childhood. This being his first trek, I was expecting it to be a hard to crack but this man in the end proved me wrong and the feeling of triumph on his face was worth all the pain.
After a four hour bumpy ride from Bhuntar to Barsheni we were all set to begin with our long awaited trek. Since it was alreay 2 pm we wanted to climb quickly so that we can be at the top before getting dark. We took almost 4 hour walking it up at a constant pace with some refreshment breaks in between.
I was mesmerized by the view, the path presented before us. On the way there is a beautiful village which will remind you of the Kashmir you must have seen in bollywood movies (the picture with 3 old ladies is from this village).
One will have to cross 3 major waterfalls to reach the apex of the valley, out of which 2 are rope bridges and remaining one just has a huge wooden plank over which you have to step and cross the river. The last one I must say is spine shaking if you lose your hope. However after an exhausting trek of about 11kms, parvati valley leaves you spellbound and a dip in hot water pool will relax you like never before.
We met some amazing people enroute and at the top with whom we cooked, talked and stayed. A person named Than Baba has a nice place at the top and he leaves no stone unturned to give you a lifetime experience in terms of the conversations and some good hospitality.
To conclude lush green landscapes of this valley will undoubtedly leave you green in every aspect!