There were a couple of things I hadn't done until 2018, travelling solo and a multi-day Himalayan trek. So when I decided to do both together, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Traveling solo for the first time can be a scary and an overwhelming experience. Fortunately, the group I met didn't let me feel like that.
I had booked the trek through Trek The Himalayas (TTH). TTH had shared all required information for the trek beforehand with regular reminders too, which made preparation for the trek easier. The starting and ending point for the trek was Manali which is an overnight bus travel from Delhi.
Day 1: "Don't be a Gama in the land of the Lama"
Arriving early morning in Manali, I hung around the collection point as other trek members started to arrive. The group was 25-26 people strong but I was the only one doing it solo. At noon, after a brief round of introductions, we all got into a Traveller to go to the starting point of the trek.