New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II

Tripoto
1st Jan 2016
Day 2

Next day was 1st of January and we were very excited to summit the Chandrashila top as soon as possible. Two of our friends already quited last night so they decided to stay at the camp. We didn't celebrate much at the new year's eve, so we wanted to celebrate it at the top. We started at "Dawn Break"

on our way to Tungnath

Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman

hiking

Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman
Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman

Arka enjoying snow

Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman

2 days old snow, pretty tough to follow the normal trail.

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman
Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman

One and only self portrait of mine while shooting some landscape

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman

Final Push

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman

First glimpse after completion of summit at 4000 mt (13,123 ft)

Chandrashila top 4000 mt

Photo of Chandrashila, Tungnath, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman

Summit Celebration

Photo of Chandrashila, Tungnath, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman

We spent almost 1 hour at the top.

"Covered with fresh snow, you chilled me more than i do; determined to start a new beginning, under your fresh air and sky blue."

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman

Heading back towards Chopta

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman

End of a memorable day

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman
Day 3

Next day we woke up early as we had to trek down uptill Dugalbitta to see if we can hire a taxi to head to Ukhimat.

Its time to bade good bye to Chopta

Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman

Just a short halt on our way down

Photo of Chopta, Uttarakhand, India by Oliur Rahman

When we reached Dugalbitta there were no taxis around. So one local guy advised us to take a shortcut to Kanda and suggested us a less taken route that would take 2 hours to hike to Ukhimat while it would just take 20 minutes by Taxi. Guess what we chose? Yes your'e damn right we took the LESS TRAVELLED ROUTE. It was and is amazing, Jungle was utterly silent, just as if a dry leaf slightly moves you can hear that clearly, Goosebumps !!!

Shhhhhh!! Can you hear that???

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman
Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman

After 2 hours of easy hike we reached Gundagwar. Thankfully we found a taxi to Ukhimat from there. At around 8 o'clock we reached Ukhimat and got a decent hotel just near the Bus stand hoping we can catch the 5 am bus easily.

Ukhimat At Night

Photo of New Year at 4000 mt (Chandrashila) Pt- II by Oliur Rahman

We reached Rishikesh at around 3 pm and caught our bus to Delhi easily. Every time whenever i visit to the mountains, I promise them that I will be back, may be not here but some where else in the Himalayas. My love and respect for the mountains is something which I can't express in mere word.

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