This photo was clicked en route to Lohagunj. We were on the Gwaldam road and our bus was stopped in its way and our trek leader told us about this peak which is called Trishul peak. The name , as is evident from the photo, is because of the Trishul like top of the mountain. It is the third highest mountain peak in Uttarakhand but undoubtedly the most beautiful and riddled with mysteries. It is a majestic site to see it up close which i will on the day of my summit.
After a combination of air, train(Delhi to Haldwani) and road (Kathgodam to Gwaldam) travel we finally reached Gwaldam, the base camp for the trek. The initial three days (including the one when we arrived) were for acclimatization wherein we did a small trek one day and rock climbing the other. It was fun. Our itinerary looked like the following thereafter.
Hailstrom, Day 1, Bedini Bugyal
Day 1- Minoo taking a beating
Day 3"Dude, can you please switch off that alarm?, it's from your phone right?" These were the words, that woke me up for the first time. Next time I woke up, the sleeping bags beneath me were empty again, except my best friend's. The way he slept calmly, without any worries made me proud. I rushed out, grabbing my tooth paste and brush after giving a kick on his butt shouting 'wake up asshole' in the loudest of my voice. The moment I reached there, I had to join the line and I decided to keep my brush and paste in my pocket. Fast forward - Jogging, stretching , Yoga. Yes! Yoga, where the leader proudly announced, 'let's meditate!' It was beautiful. It was a serene morning. The chilling breeze, the chirping birds and then there is me, who hasn't brushed! The meditation was really good and I felt 'fresh' after that. On the way back, it rained cats and dogs.