It's owned by a guy called Ved. He and his family are simply amazing! Fresh orange juices and trout fishes straight from the river. Infinite bliss!
So you know whenever you travel somewhere you have this wishlist of the things you want to see/do. We wanted to witness a snowfall. And we did on our trek to Serolsar lake from Jalori pass. It was one one of those phenomenal moment that you could hold onto forever. Those little, squishy, vanilla white balls of ice on my jacket. It was my first time and I was ecstatic. We all lost our snowfall-virginity. :D
Jalori pass is an hour drive from Wayward Inn. And it's a 2 hrs trek from there to Serolsar lake. The trek is again splendid! With lush green trees, mind-blowing meadows, tricky trails and in the end the half frozen lake. Superb!
The break-bone trek and the half-frozen lake
Looking back now, I'm glad we chose to go to the finger-numbing, bone-freezing north in the winter. Cause like they say there is something special about having ice-creams in winter. Those who've had it would know what I mean. And those who've been up north in the winter would feel what I felt.
Lessons Learnt/ Tips for future trips:
Long distance travel is way more comfortable via plane/train/Volvo buses wherever possible.
If you have to book cabs, do it via a reputed and reliable agency. Do NOT contact the driver directly. It's a rip-off and they're answerable to no one. You might be left in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night (actually way past mid) and you can do nothing about it.
Trout fishes are a delight.
You definitely need good shoes if you are going trekking cause you never know when the sole might come off.
You should have a packet of Parle-G with you always (for yourselves, dogs or to show the police)
There is always someone who wants to poop! Even when you're climbing downhill, in the middle of nowhere.
You don't necessarily want to know where the water in your bottle came from.
You should never leave your ultra-fluffy, fleece footwear right outside the bathroom. Someone might just use it, after asking you of course.
Check for your valuables (like things of utmost importance - read cellphone) before leaving the room.
Boys find extremely absurd things funny. Like someone saying 'hain' in a video.
Word games can give you sleepless nights. Avoid playing them for your own sanity.
Scissors are handy.
There are sadistic people everywhere.
Some people are perfectly capable of proving their idiocy by forgetting the pass code of their goddamn phone at vital moments. Like when you need to enter the movie hall and the tickets are in your phone!
Or how you can travel in the complete opposite direction of your destination and somehow you're aware that you're doing so, cause everything looks so different, yet you do it.
Leaving things to destiny is a good or a bad idea is something only time can tell.
Until next time. Au revoir!
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