The day was started with a drizzle we woke up at 5 to start our trek but got a bit late due to rain that turns out to be heavy after that little drizzle, we had a scheduled plan of our whole day, but eventually it didn't started at what we had decided ,we were almost 2 hrs late of our scheduled and we thought it will effect our whole plan.
The trek was a 13 kms big it was like 10 kms from govindghat till ghangaria and from there it was 3 kms to valley of flowers, another route was there for hemkhund sahib that was 5 kms from ghangaria but we didn't had much time so we decided to go for valeey of flowers, a 10 kms trek would take around 6 to 7 hrs and i had been to valley of flowers before, it took us around 7 hrs at that time also so we thought it will take the same this time also, biut what happend after that was remarkable , we were so amazed to see that we all had completed the 10 kms part of the trek in just 3:30 hrs.
Yes you heard it right almost half of the time what we were expecting we reached ghangaria at 10:30 and we got rewarded for this by knowing that the last entry time for visitors is 11, we were so lucky that we reached just on time.
And in between all this i met my dearest friend from college Bipin, well said by someone "world is a small place, all possibility is there to meet a known person at a very unknown place".
we started our further trek at around 11;00 am and it took around 2;30 hrs for further 3 kms and boy ohh boy it was so amazing so amazing to see the beauty, such a treat to watch. everything was so pure so magical it was like to stand still and just admire it, the path,the waterfalls, the weather, the natural barriers caused by water sourcing from waterfalls gives that extra excitement and the adrenaline rush all things were making us fall in love with the place and as we reach the exact place it can't be explained in words it was refreshing, a place where you just forget all your busy city life all your temporary issues and just live that present moment, soak all the positive vibes and with that attitude we spend a good 1 to 2 hrs and started returning back towards ghangaria it took around 2 hrs till there and around 5:30 we started coming down back to govindghat.
All of us were charged up after such an amazing time spend and wanted to reach back till joshimath as soon as possible on the very same day but soon we realized not everything goes with the plan,
one of the member of our group just got his ankle twisted and it decreased our speed its almost night and we were in the middle of the trek soon the light will be gone, so we decided to split in two groups 2 of us continued and will try to hold any vehicle so that it can take us ahead and the other 2 will come on a slow pace.
we completed our trek and somehow managed to hold a car that will take us ahead but the other two were still on the trek, they finally reached after almost 1 hr we all wanted to get to our bikes as soon as possible and were expecting that the landslide that happened was cleared by now but were informed that the route was still not cleared we were a bit shocked and at the same time were feeling quite lucky because at that time we realized that we were actually saved by the police officer that advised us not to drive at night and to stay at some place. had it been very difficult for us if we had continued our journey and had crossed that place were the landslide occurred and then we could have got stuck at that place. That time we realized why all these people always keep advising everyone not to drive at night especially in mountains. we some how managed to reach to the place where our bikes were parked and continued our journey back to dehradun on the next morning.
It was a memorable trip in every sense, be it the location after such a lengthy trek you witnessed some amazing nature, or be it the small incidents that occurred during the ride its all the memories that we made on each trip and above all these thing gave us one big lesson, its all in the hands of nature you never know what can happen next its better you do all the preparations and what is on your part and respect nature let the nature be kind enough with you.
KEEP TRAVELLING KEEP EXPLORING.