Trek day 2(Dehradun - Raithal)I had reached my destination and we were supposed to reach out base camp Raithal that day! It was a 10 hours road journey so our day started early at 5 and my travel buddies till Raithal were Meghna, Manali, Ashwini, and Suyash. Ohh I love road trips very much and i am excited that my trek will start with my road trip along with river and snow covered mountains :) .It was not a regular trip for us as the temperature was freezing 3 degrees. I had some amazing chai and omelet and had to also fall victim to Motion Sickness! Bodies were getting numb due to the cold but it was all worth it when I got to see that snow-covered Mountain ranges of the Himalayas from our base camp Raithal!And our day ended with some introduction, some jalebi's during dinner and by doing the backpacking for the next day as per the instructions from our trek leader Gurkirat Singh.
After this we reached our lodge at Raithal where we were briefed about the basic safety which should be exercised while trekking, the equipment we needed to carry and the checks which were in place for avoiding any kind of mishaps. The ride from Uttarkashi was pretty tiring and most people just crashed in their beds after completing the checklist of things to carry and acquainting with the trek leader. Most of the gents were allocated the dorm which served as a really good place to socialize and getting to know each other. Everyone bonded nicely and after a little chit chat, went for a sound sleep. One thing which all of us could see was, it was definitely going to be very cold in the foreseeable future. Owing to this, we thought it’ll be best to just keep our body warmed up and not think too much about the cold.
The problem at Barsu as well as Raithal is that the last taxi for Uttarkashi leaves before 9:30 AM. We had already booked the cab ( Remember I earlier told you to take the contact number of the driver who had dropped you the day before) else we would have remain stuck there. Again the last bus/taxi for Dehradun leaves at 12:30PM and for Rishikesh leaves at 2:00PM . So it’s better to stay at Uttarkashi , have ample amount of rest and leave for Dehradoon next morning.