The temperatures were sub zero and there was ice frozen on the road surface. We could see people parking their vehicles along the road sides as they were unable to move ahead on the icey road. But not me, the icey road warning light came on in my MID and I engaged 4H immediately. There was a traffic jam due to badly parked vehicles but I got though it.
The road ended at Parvati-2 HEP dam, but once again not for me, I got onto the trekking route which was all mud and snow, and used the four wheel drive capabilities of my vehicle. After around half an hour of drive, I reached the base of the village and parked my truck there. We carried our bags and walked up to the village.
Our stay was arranged by one of the localities whom we met at Manikaran. He guided us and gave us the contact details for a homestay at Pulga. The homestay was pretty basic. It was a wooden house built in Kathakuni architecture.
The natural beauty surrounding us was enchanting. It even made all of us forget that we have had no sleep last night. We straight away prepared to take a walk around the village. During our walk, one of the villager asked us if we needed the much sought after Himalayan herb which is famous in this region. I must say, it made our walk all the more enjoyable.
For lunch and dinner, we were provided lip smacking home made food. After an early dinner we finally called it a day and retired for the night.