Our next stop was Shimla and we were all geared up to take on this new challenge. We reached Chandigarh at around 2230 hrs however since we were so excited about this trip, we decided that we will not stop any where in between till we are satisfied and bone tired. Hence, our Day 1 destination remained a mystery.
It had been around 40 hours since I had got a full night sleep, I started experiencing dizziness while sitting at the back. But my resolve to continue my trip, kept me going.
But, who can win a battle against sleep? My sleep had taken out all its arms and guns to fight against my eyes and my eyes were happily losing. So we decided to stop at a place 10 kms from Shimla, to dine and rest.
After giving my eyes the much needed rest, we continued our journey. We started again knowing how dangerous it is to drive on mountains that late.
As soon as we crossed Shimla, we were welcomed by fog and clouds. Nothing was even minutely visible from where we were. We had this torch which one of our friend gave us for bad times and I was pretty sure the bad times had arrived. The torch enabled us to cross Fagu and we somehow managed to reach Narkanda by 0400 hrs. It was a thrilling experience because every feet brought a new surprise with itself; it brought with itself a new challenge that we had to overcome. Speaking of challenges, around 0630 hrs, rain decided to greet us and so we had to put off Rampur in this particular stretch, so we decided to stop for the day and take a much needed break.