Having done our lunch and then the dinner we had wrapped up the day by 8pm in the evening , yeah if you have some experience in the high altitude , you know how the day before the final climb is. It is certainly the most serious one , you feel tensed and anxious plus everything looks so serious , and the worst part is waking up at 2-3 am in the morning in the sub-zero temperatures and getting ready.The struggle is real bro! but no matter how much you hate the day , you will enjoy the day after , i mean it will feel like the best day in your life , believe me!
There is nothing special about Dhundi , it was about the breifing session of that day , we were given gators and crampons which wasn't new , but there was something special and it was the rappelling belts which was kind of surprising , although I knew we had a rappelling thing but i hadn't expected it to be such a huge one , it was like a straight 90 degree wall which was around 100 feet high.
Here comes the Fifth day and we had to leave the best campsite in the Himalayas for a very boring campsite which was put above 50 feet of snow. Snow is something you can only like in the pictures you know.
Day 2: Manali – Dhundi (drive) – Bakarthach (21 km drive and 5 km trek)Start as early as possible from Manali and drive to Dhundi via Solang Valley. The base camp is at Bakarthach which is a fairly easy inclined trail from Dhundi. The trail goes beside the Beas River and soon you will cross a wooden bridge over the river with no railings. As you near the basecamp at Bakarthach, you will cross a few numbers of streams of the tributaries of the main river. This would be the camping site for the first day.
The MorningThoreau has something nice to say about mornings -"The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night. Little is to be expected of that day, if it can be called a day, to which we are not awakened by our Genius, but by the mechanical nudgings of some servitor, are not awakened by our own newly-acquired forces and aspirations from within, accompanied by the undulations of celestial music, instead of factory bells, and a fragrance filling the air - to a higher life than we fell asleep from; and thus the darkness bear its fruit, and prove itself to be good, no less than the light."