On this day I woke up by first light of the morning and didn't want to step out because it was too cold outside my sleeping bag I could barely use the phone to see the time because at that time phone was just a watch.
Wait before we go further I'll tell you what happened last night. After finishing all the wood we decided to sleep wait we didn't decided that it's like we don't have any other options because it was too Windy outside and the temperature was dropping heavily after settling down in the tent, In the middle of the night one of us started shivering too loudly maybe because of he was sleeping next to the entrance and faced those harsh winds, for the context I'll tell you we all are from Bikaner, Rajasthan and in June there was around 50 degree centigrade i think that's why this happened. After sometime he got normal but the real challenge is now that one of us have to change his location and sleep next to entrance just imagine in winters while you are sleeping for couple of hours and hardly you got comfortable with your blanket and someone changes it with a new one. ya ya that face, adject the same I was feeling that time but ........ ( I think you can figure out the rest).
That's why I woke up by first light of the morning because I could barely sleep after that. While lying I felt craving for coffee but my mind said ting!! U are at a place where even network don't come how can u expect coffee in bed. then I pumped myself to leave the tent and when I did that it was too mesmerizing too much energy in the environment and it took of my tiredness within few seconds and then I got a chance of yelling on others that "are you guys here to sleep?" Bla bla and they replied modi just go to hell like always ha ha.
After some photography and thinking about to take a dip in that river besides the campsite we decided to eat at that same dhabha because I think shitty ideas comes from an empty stomach then we ran into the place and that feels good because of that tandoor which was keeping the place warm and now its the time to fulfill my craving of coffee with Maggie. After the breakfast and small chit chat with the place owner we left for killar.
While on the road for sometime we faced a road block, not by land slide, by a huge group of sheeps and goats and also a dog who was walking at last I think he was the bodyguard that's why we firstly avoided to mess with them because they have the bodyguard and we don't. After running our car behind them for almost 15-20 min at a speed of nearly 5km/h the driver got really pissed off and decided to mess with the bodyguard and he started honking and nobody gives a damm then he got more pissed then he decided to fight and started rushing the car into them along with honking and yelling in English I don't know why, but the thing worked we passed them and started the celebration, but the war was not over yet while we were busy to celebrate the convoy took a shortcut and we have to go from this all over again and then all of a sudden he pulls the hand break with the statement "bhais charalo #@$@# mai nhi chalata" then the driver changed and we started it again then finally we saw the sheep keepers and they came to us promptly and helped us then we were like saying thank you and meaning it as where the hell have been @#$#@.
After this we reached killar and we saw a garage and decided a quick checkup meanwhile the checkup I got a chance to talk with a nice local person and he shared the things about the place, about his life etc. And after a while our car was ready and left towards udaipur.
While talking with the local guy in guy he told us that killar to mindal yatra was also happening on that day. He also told us that yatra has too much importance for all the killari's that's why everyone goes on this yatra from killar as well as from all the neighbor villages and even from Srinagar too many people came to attend this. By his stress on "too many" my mind started predicating the traffic but this was beyond what I expected. it was really a massive program hundreds of tempo travelers, sumos are there on those roads and all were decorated pretty good. meanwhile when we stucked I asked a driver approximately how many vehicles are here then I got shocked with his reply that "sir Ji hazar gadi toh sirf Srinagar se aaya h" then we thought just to park the vehicle and do some rest and let them pass but then somehow we got a truck just behind us now we had the minister who don't take reverse and all the hassle has to face by the coming vehicle. And after a while with the help of that truck we crossed mindal there was a huge program going on very large scale 'langar' peoples were decorating their vehicles and on on. We decided not stop there because we were already late and we want to reach keylong that's why we did WiFi pranam at temple and moved further.
Then after an hour the mother nature again wants us to stop just because of she damaged a bridge on some water crossing but the good part is officials already started their work and working from almost three hour before we reached. while waiting I met a group of seven whom we are seeing since we were climbing for sach pass till then after couple of eye contacts and wavings it was feeling like I know them since a very long time and we discussed our experiences and further plan And there was nothing to do while waiting then some of them started challenging each other to throw stones from one side to other side and slowly all of us started doing these kind of nonsense things. Then finally the moment came for what we were waiting for the vehicles started moving then we are again back on the road.
While recalling our memories I don't know when a police guy showed his hand to stop us when I realized I stopped the car he called us with the papers I think they were getting borred and stopped us to have someone chit chat guy but the place has also two tinny hotels and the aroma of momos forced us to have some.
Then finally we reached udaipur, after some time pass in market, and seeing some foreigners speaking hindi and after making some calls because their is hardly airtel available before udaipur then visited an old temple and enquired about Trilokinath temple there, and decided to go finally I can say I was driving on road. Road to temple was pretty narrow but it was fun to drive on that. After reaching there we looked for parking space and someone told us that the place has a designated parking lot but some boys were enjoying playing cricket there then we parked almost on the road and went inside the temple to greet lord Shiva then we thanked him to be with us and visited all over his beautiful house then just outside the door we again stopped to ate momos and coffee but this was not like the usual once we ordered three plates one after another I would say these are the best of trip specially the coffee, while sitting we again got lucky to experience some more local rituals maybe it was shiv yatra but I am not sure, after that we left for keylong and we were super late anyway but i think that's the best part of a road trip. While we started finally cruising on road one coming bus driver did some strange action and maybe pointed towards our car's tyre first we were unable to understand that but when we stopped and inspected, our rear type was almost flat then in the middle of those high speed winds we changed it with the Stepney and continued our journey. At almost nine or ten we reached keylong and I saw some people preparing for leh ride that reminded me my trip of leh then we hardly find place to eat and to stay but somehow we managed and while discussing whether to go chandratal lake or not and decided to go because of its mesmerising beauty has worth to travel on that road and bear the pain and I gone slept even while talking I don't know when.