Sunlight entered the room though the window and sunkissed us while we were sleeping. The sun was shining bright, ice on the mountain top was glowing and the cold breeze was killing me. After a hygienic breakfast we left Harsil for Gangotri, even after we were warned about the climatic conditions. I wasn't feeling less than a nomad who has no one with him expect nature, a road to journey and destiny to reach. When I small my father use to tell me stories about The Great Alexander as to how he conquered the world but failed to win India. Today I have my answer, it was Himalayas buddy who made Alexander realise about the truth of being an human and not god. There was a time when every emotion left me in the woods I had no idea as to what I was suppose to think or say, I was just watching the mountain standing in front of me and telling me "it's a long way to go kiddo". But when there is will there is a way, a taxi stopped at the dhaba where we were relaxing and 3 people from different countries came out and asked us if we knew Hindi which would helped them communicating with the driver who was talking them to Gangotri. Without any hesitation we jumped into the car and yes, we hitched hike again till Gangotri.
I was sitting on the top of the car whereas doctor and guru were enjoying ride and the hash sitting inside. I must say I had no words or thoughts to define what ever turn, ever other mountain and the clouds passing by meant to me at that very moment. I wasn't so pleased in life till now and I was SkyHigh.
We reached Gangotri way before sunset, which was good for us because we had a long way to go. Gangotri is place of peace, devotion and love for river mother Ganga. The temple of Maa Ganga is situated in the beautiful valley of Mountains of Uttarkashi surrounded by ice covered mountains. Sadhus, Aghoris and many other saints have their own " Gufa" Aka "Cave" in which the have survived for years and will survive for many more years coming, cutting their communication from the world which we call "Real & Practical" world, searching for their reason for being alive. Looking the secret behind the whole concept of living, as the sadhu looked excited to share his experience with us the cops interrupted and asked us to leave as the whole city was closed due to the Gates of Pilgrimage. We tried our best to convince them to let us stay for the night as we had no other option. It was 6pm and wasn't safe in going downhill in dark, but still they didn't let us stay. We were tired and disappointed by the cops who forced us to trek downhill for 16km to find a place to stay which for us seemed impossible. But "Bholey oooh Bholey" didn't let us down, once again after walking for hours in the dark we found a taxi coming from behind. The car stopped and the driver asked us that if we want a lift, "Yes of course we do Bhai ji" said doctor and then the driver took us back in the ages ask to how natured played it's role over 50 years and how people and their way of living changed. 3 hours of long drive we were back in Birla Dharamshala,Uttarkashi from where we started.