Next morning we reached a Hotel in Mandi which was our pit stop. We refreshed ourselves with a cup of tea accompanying amazing view and a cold breeze. As soon as we had our breakfast, we were all set and excited for a amazing trek ahead. We packed our trek bags and reached the spot, from where we began our trek to Parashar Lake around 11:00 am.
It was quite a serene place with a little snow spread around. We all began our trek. On my way I got to know the life of locals as it's extremely tough and hard for being deprived of even basic necessities.
As we were trekking and trekking, I was interacting and talking with more and more people. That was the best part as everyone had stories to tell except some.
Then around 3, packed lunch was served to everyone. But we decided to consume it later and trek more instead as half of the day had already passed and we had so much to cover. Around 6 we were halfway there. We saw a beautiful cute shop covered with snow, serving hot sizzling Maggie with chai and bonfire and undoubtedly the best view one could ever ask for. We sat there for while and let the soft vibes of bonfire comfort us. And to my surprise, I played with dogs too because dogs are one thing I am afraid of.
The trek was harder than I thought it to be. By the time we were trekking, I realised my shoes began to tear apart. It was becoming more and more cold with the time passing and sun was almost ready to set in lap of nature. As sun was passing we could barely see anything. We were almost lost. Everyone was split and even some people reached the campsite already.
While trekking, I even got slipped alot of times. Funny part was, it was really fun initially but I got hurt to. It was shivering cold and snow had started to become ice. It's really tough to trek on ice and really difficult to make grip on surface especially when your socks are wet and shoes are almost torn apart. I was only left with 2 more people and we were just trekking and could barely see anything. It was all dark and almost everyone's phone battery had gone and we had no flashlights to use. It was becoming risky and risky with the time passing but we anyhow managed and got to the campsite by 9. Reaching there we saw, that camps got destroyed by heavy snow and all that we had was 1 room. So now, 15 people will have to sleep in that one room. It sounded strange but it was fun eventually.
We all sat and chit chated for while. We had hot yummy maggie in shivering cold weather. We took our bottles to the camp site and by the time we reached campsites, water in the bottles was frozen and it became ice. While the time we were having maggi, we started to play truth and dare and through that we even got to know each other better. We even consumed a bit of alcohol and we all were a little high. We enjoyed the snow fall outside and got back to our beds and slept for a while, as we all were really really tired.