Day 2 - Kathgodam to Loharjung
My train was 2 hrs late and I along with some other members reached at Kathgodam by 7 am. One tempo traveller and two cabs were waiting for us to take us to Laoharjung, the base camp for trek. Kathgodam is a beautiful place. The temperature was down as compared to Delhi and of course, the air was clean as I could feel it while breathing.
I joined 10 other members in tempo traveller and we started our journey. We crossed Bheem taal, Almora and Kausani on our way. It was a 12 hr journey to the base camp. I hardly felt tired because of excitement to go to the mountains once again. It was going to be my 4th trek, and probably the one with highest altitude for me. Earlier, I had been to Kedarkantha, Hampta Pass and Valley of Flowers / Hemkund Sahib.
We stopped at roadside restaurants for breakfast and lunch.
At around 7 pm, we reached Laharjung. Hot tea and Pakodas were waiting for us. It was bliss in this small place with distant mountain views and chill in the air. After we freshened up, we were briefed by the base camp in-charge and were introduced to our trek leader and other members. After a long but much useful information about the trek, we had dinner and retired for the day. I slept with utmost happiness and excitement as the day was there when I would start one of my bucket list treks tomorrow morning.