So we boarded our 7 p.m Volvo from Delhi to Mcleodganj which dropped us at Dharamshala around 5 a.m in the morning. The buses don't go up to Mcleodganj which definitely they don't tell us before hand and drop us at Dharamshala.
From there we took a taxi McLeod for 200rs and reaching there we found a hotel for 800rs. As we had to start our trek the same day we took the room rested for few hours till the market opens because so that we could eat something.
We roamed around the market to search for a good place to eat and then decided to have our breakfast at Jimmy's . The food was scrumptious, we had eggs and pancakes in company with a German couple. They were in their forties and were travelling different countries on their bike, like really, I just got some life goals there. They shared their experience from their recent trip to Pakistan and I felt how overwhelming it is to meet strangers and listen to their stories and make some happy memories like this.
After the breakfast we booked a cab and camp from a camping/travel agent in the market for 1200 each which provided us with camp, a giude and, 3 meals for the trek. The cab dropped us at gullu Devi temple from where we started our trek.
And from there the journey started, the intial 1km was fine and after that it started getting onto us and we realized this is not something easy we have gotten ourselves into. The trek was tiring and exhilarating but we managed to finish it in almost 4.5 hours and reached the snow point. Usually the regular trekkers complete it in 2.5 to 3 hours so I thinks we were not that bad for the first time.
When we reached the top it was almost going to be sunset and I was so happy that I made in time to not miss it. That moment having that view in front of me I felt that all the tiredness was worth it and the view of the mountains made up for it.
We had our food and I must say that I have never enjoyed dal chawal the way I did that day. I feel there is something about these places that you find happiness in the simplest of things. Our guide put our tent, we played with the dogs there and as night was falling I just waited for the stars to appear.