Day 3, some of us were again up at 5 in the morning in hope of the sky clearing up so that we could get a good view of peaks in front of us which were covered with clouds for whole time the day before. It was dark and cold so three of us decided to go for a small hike till the Gui meadow and explore the area nearby. The views were not that great as the whole landscape was covered with clouds but the experience of an early morning hike with the fresh air rejuvenated us. After the hike, we got back down to the camp for a health checkup and breakfast. By about 8 AM, the clouds cleared up and gave way to a sharp sun which gleamed over the snow covered peaks right in front of us. The view was something even better than what we had imagined and it just left us longing for more. At around 9, we started our ascent for Dayara camp. The hike today was short but steep. The terrain was mostly stone covered trail with sometimes the views clearing up and giving us a glimpse of the mighty peaks. Another noteworthy thing in such treks is you meet a variety of people from a different backgrounds and sometimes your frequency matches with them and it just fulfils that void in your brain which was existing from ages. For families, it’s a great way of enjoying the blessings which they have and establishing the value of near and dear ones in their lives. By about 12, the weather started deteriorating and our trek guide recommended that a small group should pace ahead and help in setting up the camp as it might rain/snow heavily in a few hours. By 1, few of us reached the camp and started setting up the tents. By about 1:30, everyone had reached and all the tents were set up. As we started having lunch, a hailstorm hit our camp and all of us had to get back to our tents. That hail storm lasted for about 4 hours after which we got out of our tents and witnessed something which is difficult to describe in words. It was a little like the moment from movie Everest when the trekkers wake up in the middle of night to realize that the blizzard has passed and it’s safe to summit. Yes, I am exaggerating it a little but that’s what mountains do to you. All your emotions are heightened and it gets you an adrenaline rush which is just better experienced than explained. All the surrounding peaks which were earlier green were now covered with snow and that glittering light on the peaks gave us the hint that it was fresh snowfall on the surrounding peaks. We got a relatively clear view in front but still most of the peaks were covered with thick clouds. After spending some time with the group and having dinner, all of us retired to our tents by about 10. It was pretty cold (5 degrees) but the sleeping bags along with the liners did a pretty good job at protecting us from the cold.