Rama showed us how things worked there, and how everyone managed to survive the harsh winters. How the basic goods were transferred till such heights. He told us about their cultures and showed us the places where the locals had their ceremonies and where children went to school. He also introduced us to the 'smoking delicacies' of Parvati Valley which we thoroughly enjoyed . :D
Later that day, we were joined by few more travelers. They hailed from Israel, one of them was living in a nearby Village Kalga, composing music which was getting inspired by the serenity of India, whereas his friends had joined him just that day. We got to spend time with people from a different part of the world and got to know about their culture. This added to the importance of this trip. We all stayed up till late, and enjoyed the bottle of Brandy I had gotten from Chandigarh, the instrumental jamming sessions helped us to have an even better time. We dozed off after stargazing, the harsh chill breeze had gotten numb and time didn't matter. The sky was beautiful.
Next morning just prior to leaving, I noticed my brown swede shoes. A layer of ice had formed on them. They were literally frozen! Probably because of getting wet the previous day, during the trek.
(Okay! I know one isn't supposed to wear swede shoes when it's time to trek. Everyone is once an amateur ???? and come on, it was kinda spontaneous this trip!)
"Till next time, bhaiji. Come again soon." said Rama with a sense of brotherhood in his voice, we all nodded and bid goodbye.