At the strike of the dawn, we had a palpable pleasure on our faces. Two reasons. First, we were rejoicing in being alive and two, we were climbing the summit today. Hiking over the white trail and delving into the fluffy blanket of snow, we looked like wildlings marching to cross the ‘wall’. Soon the heat of the sun started melting the snow and despite the spikes and gaiters we had, walking over the snow felt daunting. We somehow made it to the crest of the Sar Pass.
Next would be easy climb to Nagaru basecamp at 11875ft. Weather is pleasant. Treeline is over. Sky is open now. Alpine meadows starts appearing. One of you lifetime moment it will be to see alpine meadows. For next two days you will walk over alpine meadows only. Local villagers graze their animals in this area. This grass has so much of nutrition than anywhere else.
The trail went on, we struggling and shivering at last reached the top of the mountain where truly we were on the top of every and above us was only one thing and that was the summit, clearly visible giving us an inner motivation when suddenly that heavenly moment was interrupted with a notification on our cell phones and yes we couldn’t believe that at 10500 ft we had signals on mobile phones that we didn’t have throughout the trip!!Everyone started calling and snapping and posting and chatting and whatnot, everyone was excited, 3 days and no conversation had made us crave for love and now getting it even for a few minutes was making us extremely happy!The trek guide showed us through the base, we were served with dinner the earliest at 6:00 pm. The sun was down already and we were ordered to go to sleep as we were to start with our trail to summit at 3 in the morning! The day was tiring, the trek was coming to an end, we still had another night to stay at another camp but the next day we were to reach the summit, Sar Pass for which we were excited since the start and the feeling in our head then is unexplainable.The night though turned out to be an evil about which I’ll be talking about in my next blog so stay tuned!
Day 4: Min thatch to Nagaru