When they say "Mountains are calling" think twice😄 that we didn't 😶🙇🏻♂️.
The Day finally arrived as we buckled up to get ready to see snowfall, snowy mountains and for the Chopta, Tungnath, Chandrashila Trek. The excitement level was pretty high as we were going to experience snowfall for the first time. P.S: it could have been our last time too 🙇🏻♂️.
We started our journey from New Delhi, as we took our train to Haridwar around 10:20 p.m from New Delhi just on time as we got pretty late while buying stuff🥃 for the trip😄.
Day 1, we reached Haridwar around 9 a.m, we had booked the trip with some travel agency so they provided the cab, the cab was waiting just outside the station, so we started our journey towards chopta.
We took our first break around 10:30 a.m at Cafe High Spirits , Rishikesh , it's a pretty good cafe with a cool view from the balcony, so we grabbed our breakfast there ,chilled there for some time nd then started again towards Chopta. The roads were under construction work most of the time ,so the cab had to be stopped in every one hour to give side to the other vehicles.We reached rudraprayag around 4 p.m, there after we took our break in Srinagar to eat something and then continued towards our destination again.
The time was around 8 p.m , we still were on the way it was completely dark and we couldn't see any other vehicle running by that time.After sometime snowfall started ,we were amazed to see the snowfall for the first tym🤓 but just when we were enjoying it we saw that the whole road was covered with Snow and the car started skidding over it🙇🏻♂️, even the brakes were not working properly, it was getting very dangerous, the driver asked us to step down and told us that we need to leak out some air from the tyres so that it won't skid as much😬.
Somehow, driving slowly with hearts in our mouth, we found a guy who was waiting for us to take us to the camp, but it was completed dark and covered with snow, shoes were not gripping on it, but we moved towards the camp , a bamboo hut was there where we dropped our bags ,there were only two guys who worked there in the camp and there was no body except us in the whole place just snow everywhere.The camp guy gave us some food ,it was freezing cold around -11 degrees with continuous snowfall,we all tried to sleep close to each other to minimize the chill.