Disclaimer : I am not suggesting anyone to run away from their problems but I am just telling one of the ways to deal with them.And also mine was not a budget trip because of my first time to the north trip but I hope this blog will help you to do that in budget.
Special note : This is quite lengthy blog so if you are lazy to read then just see the pics but please visit Uttarakhand once in your life :) Along with the nature, people of Uttarakhand are really nice and helpful.
Not so necessary note : All pics are clicked with iPhone SE with only one filter called vivid and with absolutely no editing because I wanted to keep it real.
Prologue : It all started in the month of September with Akshay (my school junior cum brother) telling me that "you have to come for my Passing Out Parade at IMA in December". And I was like okay, I will come. Then I thought, let me roam solo somewhere before attending the "Prestigious Ceremony". Then I started doing my research. So googled one word "Uttarakhand" and listed down following points and places.
After some time I realized that these all are tourist places and I am not "tourist" type of a person. I started looking for blogs here and there and I found one blog on Tripoto by Ishan Patel (https://www.tripoto.com/trip/solo-trip-to-uttarakhand-trek-to-hemkund-sahib-and-tungnath-deoria-tal-5961fe1744d61). But due to lack of leaves and knowledge, I just finalized for 4 places, 5 days( Rishikesh-River rafting and Camping, Dhanaulti- Hill resort and Snow if get lucky, Dehradun- Passing Out Parade and Haridwar- Ganga Aarti) . And booked flight tickets and stays accordingly. But because of my ill fate, things happened at the end of October month "encouraged" me to change my travel plans and go on "Solo Trek". After doing quite research and talking to Ishan Patel(nice guy), I finalized Deoria tal-Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila Trek. Then I went to Decathlon to buy "Trekking bag", "Trekking shoes", thermals, winter socks of Quechua and many more things which was the best shopping till date.So following blog is kind of a story of my first solo trip which is and will be the best part of my life.