The bus stopped at three different halts and travelling all the way through Punjab, Shimla, Mandi, we got down at Bhuntar bus stand. On the way, the sun rising from behind the mountains and it's reflection on the Beas took all my pain away. It was Saturday and I needed to make the most out of it. Realizing that places like Kasol were very commercialized now, I took a bus direct to Barshaini.
It's a 2.30 hr journey, seems much like a roller-coaster ride, all along the valley and as you travel deeper, the more closer to nature you get. Got down at Barshaini, and started my trek for Pulga, which is a village on the opposite hill you see from Barshaini. You can see snow covered peaks from Barshaini or Pulga round the year.
The 30-40 min trek to Pulga is spectacular itself. On the way we saw a Dam, many waterfalls, streams, lush green meadows and so much. It's a well laid out path. Reaching Pulga we took a room for 3 just for Rs 300. The food is a bit costly, but affordable. After resting for a few hours, we quickly did a trek to Tosh village which is at a much higher altitude. The view from Tosh made my heart skip beats at times, taking deep breaths, trying to absorb the moment. We returned to Pulga by evening, relaxed and merged around with everybody here, having fun by the bonfire listening to stories. That's all about the first day there, trekking and chilling. All in all I was Comfortably Numb.