Hey guys, this might be a long read but hey, it'll take you just a few minutes to finish reading, it took me days to finish writing. So do give it a try. When I started writing about this trip, it took my like an hour to just come up with a decent title. I couldn't come up with a decent beginning, hence this is how it goes. Trekking had always been on my bucket list, since I watched Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Although the trek made me realize that trekking in real life is definitely not how it's shown in the reel life. Girls don't wear skirts on a trek, you don't have parties on a trek, and most importantly you don't leave your campsite and go explore a mountain all by yourself in the middle of the night. The above things apply if you are going on a real trek ( i.e. High altitude, minimum 3 days) and also if it's your first one. The real trek is not different than the reel trek in just the above mentioned ways. The real trek (especially if it's your first one, it was mine) will give you a much better feeling/experience than what it does in the movies. The trek will surprise you, mesmerize you, get you closer to nature like never before, and sometimes might even get you emotional (it got me). Other than for clicking pictures and letting your family know that you're alright, trust me you won't feel like taking your cell phone out. Surprised? Well so was I.
For those who don't know about Roopkund, this one's for you. Roopkund is one of the most known treks in India. Your destination is The Roopkund Lake. Now you might be wondering about "The Mysterious Lake" part in the title, well let me tell you, I didn't just simply type it. The Roopkund Lake is well known as The Mysterious Lake. This is because years ago, people had found human skeletons near the lake. Now all around the world people have different theories regarding it, but nothing has been proven for sure. The research is still on.