A long drive from Dehradun to Sankri.. via pretty villages and parallel revealing of beauty by nature… Fantastico...
Sankri to Kedarkantha Summit is at best encountered experience.. Nature, at her best enigmatic panoramas. Snow carved paths, Alpine trees,
The rivers or beautiful lakes with unsurpassed visibility, The small villages, and the rising Himalayas at peaks with best views of ever seen,
A grand invite from Nature…!!! … GRANDE, MOLTO GRANDE… BELLISSIMA..
It wasn’t easy but, that’s the best part in that…Anxiety turns into an ultimate excitement.
End of the year, journey started to gain best memories and carrying them with me into a new year to explore many more adventures...
Kedarkantha referred to be a snow trek, cause of global warming snow arrived late this year, even though, it was dam cold went (-ve) in temperatures. It’s a small trek but, having this kind of unusual trekking (snow and cold) experience once in a life time would be fantastic. my team was active and friendly, love this team. Anyway we all had an excellent trip to Kedarkantha summit.
trek lead and Prasanth is missing.. my group
1st day - 9th of Dec. 2016:
Our Journey starts from Hyderabad to Delhi, from Delhi to Dehradun and then finally to our prearranged base camp at Sanki. We did booking different flights to Delhi at different timings. Though, we all gathered at New Delhi railway station early so that we could catch train to Dehradun. We had our train at 9.30 PM to reach Dehradun from delhi, meanwhile we had a little roaming in the streets of Delhi, had food and got into the train.
2nd day - 10th of Dec. 2016:
We reached Dehradun on 10th, Dehradun lies at an altitude of 435m from sea level, is a valley between Himalayas and Shivalik hills, makes it a very pleasant place. The hired vehicles were waiting for us to take to base camp (Sankri). We got into the vehicles, it was a long journey about 8 hrs, with ghat road. when we reach Kempty falls it was around 2 PM. We had lunch there, it was yummy, we thought of buying some local winter stuff, I brought a shawl, it saved me from that extreme cold, it was light weight and comfortable to carry, stylish and as well. Then I realized local made are always really worth than branded ones.
Because of the ghat road my team people had nausea, you could get that how we traveled through, I am bouncing on my seat, So, you could imagine that roads are not that great but, we have to appreciate the driver for their driving. We were stopping whenever someone wanna puke, we reached toll around 7 may be, and It was freezing, 10 degrees may be the temperature, everyone had their bonfire. I was there till they entered our names, it was around 8.30 pm, finally we reached base camp village called Sankri.
We had dinner,they served with tasty roti, dal, mixed veg curry and rice. It’s time for bed, have big day 2morrrow .
Finally, the journey from Dehradun to Sankri was really beautiful and in other way it was little hard. But the drive through the lands of Mussorie, Kempty Falls, Nainbag and Mori- was really nice. The nature, the rivers Yumuna, Tons and suphir flowing, long forests and sights of the Himalayan peaks (slightly visible and encouraging well) kept us busy all the way somehow.
3rd day - 11th of Dec. 2016:
The night it was damn cold, didn’t slept well, got up around 8 AM, had nice breakfast and tea. We packed things layered up with dresses for the trek and started our 1st step to Kedarkantha, (Bole nath ki jai)..
Just 9 KM trek but, it was an awesome trek, that experience was for life time. whenever I travel, it will be with a new group and new mind set with different attitudes. But it makes me crazy. Don’t know why I love to be with crazy people may be am crazy travel freak as you guys say ha ha ha ha....
Travelling in groups will make you perfect in many ways, like teach you how to behave with others, limits, friendship, helpfulness, caring, and relationship. Most of the people think that girl and boy means only a physical relationship, no there is something beyond that, that is called friendship. Travelling teach you all these differences and makes your life perfect, in my opinion. if am wrong you can give your suggestions in comment section bellow.
It was little steep, while trekking I met one of my old friend Venkat, he was with his batch, was surprised, was met him after 8 months we had small talk, cause he had to lead his group. Any way we were gonna camp at same places we have 3 days of stay.
Reached camping site, had lunch and gathered wood for bonfire, we played lot of games, dance, it was fun and enjoyed at core. A small frozen lake nearby, been there to see that lake, was beautiful, played there and came back and got warm at camp fire, and all people started playing games so the time went on.
Around 8 they served dinner, it was hot and delicious too. The night we were at 9000 ft from sea level, blue sky scattered with stars, and you were sitting at a bonfire with -ve temperatures. When cold breezes singing a song on your ears, wohhhh, what you need more than this in your life.
Camp fire was going on, most of the people fallen sleep, I didn't get sleep, I was at camp fire, one guy came and sat next to me, he was from Hyderabad, while we were talking I got to know that he is one of my friends friend and we lost in talks, around 12 I had fallen into sleep.