It was mighty blow,the last visit in sankri for KK (Ketharkantha) trek in Utra khand also known as Dev Bhumi of India was an unforgettable trek experience. Not just because of its scenic view, serene atmosphere or early winter days, its probably the fellow trekkers who made it too good. Specially My bromance Tarun. Hey see i mentioned it here as well, bro.
Hmm so back to the basics, what make it so charming, probably in every trekkers even though for beginners as well to visit once in a life. Some of reasons i found out as below :-
1. Not too far from many major metro cities.
2. A city like Dehradun welcomes you on the first day of your arrival that connect with all kind of transportation services.
3. Its for all either you are an early bird or a sunfall, you will always get a confirm booking,in peak season as well. Moreover you don't need to plan it too early because in peak season there are per diem departure of groups by various trekking companies.
4. Total distance which trekkers need to cover up and down in 4 days is 8 miles. That's it. So easy naa.
5. Summit is below 4000 meters. Worries for higher altitude not bother.
6. Still you need more, for god sake, you will find nothing best compare to this. Go for it..!
As usaul blogger , i'll not gona write full description of how to reach Dehradun and about my traveling experience till i hit Dehradun . As per my view, a traveler is always pleased with any of circumstances when their destination is a trekking spot.
A brief itinerary:- you have to reach Dehradun early in morning and rest of day journey will be way to Sankri in local cab. Here i must tell you, 10-12 hours joureny in such cabs will must teach you a lesson what exactly tiredness is. though i did not outgo a single step. We were still more than half of way behind from Sankri. Dehli was still far away.!!
I was fully exhausted, But significantly the view of Nature in between this yatra, ohh gosh ! It had enough senric material which was capable to pay the value for your tiredness. Hence, we started at 9 o'clock with some booty fellows, just kidding, it was nine in numbers and all were represents Adam. Although i hardly find anybody beautiful compare to nature. My peer was,remains and will be the nature itself. I love its company.!
We were in route to Sankri and supposed to reach by 5 pm. We departured late by an hour from Dehradun.
Brunch was done at kamti falls. It took 3 hours to reach here. Local and punjabi music which provided by cab driver thru pan drive, was tolerable and we were not left with any option except listing those songs, because music system had no port for aux cable. Although i tried to course for most of songs. Probably horrible for rest of fellows.
After half an hour,me and some more guys came out of cab for pee. Literally i saw a river flew just 30 meters down from the road. What i need was an eye contact with those who ready to go down for feel that glimpse as closely as it never before . Atleast not often you got a chance, a glance of river while you were about to ready drain your body's water out from urethra . The sound of water was amazing. None other then but Tarun Reddy was ready to give me a company for this madness. It was steep down, deep and rugged rough. It took bunch of minutes for standing in front of the river.
Some short of things suddenly changed while we came down. The sound now more cheerable, distance of meters converted in feets, flowing water was now more visible and we definitely in position where we can touch the water. And we did.
Seeing us down, rest of fellow trekkers came down as well.
Lots of folks, obviously a surety for lots of clicks here and there around the bank of river. I removed my shoes, pull my cargo and sat on a big rock which was half covered with flowing water. I slightly up and down my toes to get in touch with water. It amazed me. The serene sound of wind made it more valuable. We spent more than hour here And then a whistle from driver was an intimate to climb up to road for continued the joureny which probably reached its half of the way till now.
We reached by 8 in evening. Last 40 kilometers were so ridiculous. The road was shreded and fragmented. It took 4 hours to cover those 40 kml. Though i was happy to reach safely and on time for dinner. We were famished.
Had dinner and fell died on bed, obviously need to recover body's exhaustion for tomorrow.!