A solo tread to Triund

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28th Sep 2014

Travel alone to see the world for yourself

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Beautiful words for breakfast at Snowlion

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Weave a Dream Catcher at Zoha Art near Bhagsu

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

And be ready for the beautiful dream to unfold

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Meet new people, make new friends.

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Or make friends with a lonely unicorn.

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Feel amazed looking at your happy feet.

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Find for yourself A Room With a View

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Stare silently at the surreal Dhauladhar Range

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Meet the new excited travellers

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

And others blissfully relaxed

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

sleep as you count stars

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Wake up to the shimmering dew

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Some more new friends

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

Hot cup of morning tea

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

And keep chasing your smile

Photo of A solo tread to Triund by Disha Kapkoti

I knew I only required a windcheater jacket, comfortable jammys and a camera to make me leave Delhi that evening. I took a bus to Mcleodganj and the eight hours of drums on the bums paid off. I woke up to the beautiful morning in the lap of the Himalayas and grabbed my breakfast at the first restaurant I could find. Snowlion Restaurant at Mcleodganj serves the warmest cup of tea and smiles, just so you know. I then took a walk to Bhagsu, which is only a 20 minutes beautiful walk from Mcloed. 

I stopped at Zoha Art, a shop adorned with mystical dreamcatchers and healing stones. I sat with her and learnt to weave a dreamcatcher for myself. I now had an inkling of a beautiful dream that waited for me in the next few days. I also met a group of travellers at Zoha Art who were planning a trek to Triund the very next day. We planned on meeting at Snowlion for breakfast next morning and start off uphill at dawn.

I wish you to know the sleep of a tried traveller. Its the most true and purest bliss. I rested at a hotel in Bhagsu for the night and hitch-hiked to Snowlion in the morning. Muesli yogurt is a bad idea for breakfast but Jenny, my travel friend that morning, saved me from a bad day by giving me bottle full of salt and sugar mix.

A group of six walked uphill together, stopped twice midway,to catch breath and the magic view around us. We completed this trek and reached 2875 metres above sea level, in almost 5 hours. This group of six, booked two tents, at night we played an Iranian card game KABOOM and sang ourselves to sleep. 

Morning sun must not be missed, a rule of the thumb for a traveller. I took a solo walk around in the morning to explore the vast green open toilet. And later sat with a warm cup of masala with my friends and instructed the Tapri guy in detail on preparing mashed potatoes for a friend with a wobbly stomach.

Another cup of tea prepared us for a walk back downhill. But not before we could set our eyes forever on the morning dew and hold close those memories only to smile. 

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Shreya Nangalia
Can u complete this trek in one day?
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Anshuman AbNegative
Great stuff.. :)
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Juhi Tiwari
Wonderful :) Little joys of life :*
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Chetan Vimal
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