What we gained and what we lost? A question which often comes to our mind while on a trek. Sometimes, we are struggling hard to move ourselves up with the backpack on our shoulder. Sometimes we are just managing to beat the cold and then have to wash our own dishes at night with the freezing cold water. Swollen legs, aching shoulders and immensely tired body at the end of the day. Under such circumstances, the question is very much valid. Such was our condition on that day. The trek route from Balu ka Gera towards Shia Goru is a moderate climb, scaling 4,200 meters. The trek duration was relatively long and starts at 5 am in the morning from Balu ka Gera. It took around 5 to 6 hours to reach the top of the Hampta Pass. The aerial views of Spiti valley from Hampta Pass was quite breathtaking.The descent was steep and at times when snow is abundant one can slide down to reach Shia Ghoru.lf Not snowy the descent takes approximately 2 and half hour to reach Shia Goru campsite. But, what amazed us was the magnificent surroundings of the Shea Goru campsite. Into the Chandra valley, vast green river valley, distant snow clad peaks of Spiti as well as himalaya range, our camps were positioned just beside the river giving us the view of heaven. No wonder, we were lost in the beauty of that place. We got an altogether different meaning of struggle where we completely forgot what went through, rather believing what happens, happens for a purpose.