Base Camp to Kuari -
It was really a happy feeling the moment I reached the base camp. We all were a bunch of working class who never really had such an experience.
We all were first acclimatized with the conditions of a high altitude region with some team building activities to actually make us realize, what is required to be at the top of 12000 fts.
I was expecting the journey to be a hand full of surprises and the first one weighing 15 kgs came on our shoulders and we started the journey.
I was all motivated and was living each step that I took. Another pleasant surprise came with a news that the first lady everester Bachendri Pal will also be a part of this summit.
As we were moving up, the mesmerising views of nature and fresh air took all the tiredness away and we reached our day 1 destination, Kuari.
The first site of this place was so picturesque that it felt like I am looking at an abstract wallpaper. It was a plain land in the centre of a forest. I remember one of my favourite childhood TV series 'teletubbies' and how I always wanted to be in that teletubbies world.
It took a lot of time to cook food due to the weather conditions but at the end it was all worth it. It made me realise the value of good food, after eating the food that I cooked.
The best part was going to the tent with your three best buddies and sharing the day's experience with temperature dropping each second.