'Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.' - Jack Kerouac
Finally got to post something worth after a long… long time. There are so many tales to be told…. Tales of last few months.. something cool n something hot. I’ll start with the best in the lot – The Roopkund Trek, yes to that mysterious lake up above 16000 feet.
The plan was set and ready to roll just after my internship location got confirmed. Two months of Internship at Delhi and then a finish with trek to Roopkund. My last date of internship was 31st of may. I was supposed to go on 2nd June for the trek, then got to know that three of my friends have already booked on 5th June Slot. I liked my first trek with team Indiahikes. So had made up my mind to go with them this time also. Registration was done, gears were ready, medical certificate was filled and it was time for some action.
After a sweaty summer at Delhi, it was time to shiver in the freezing cold of the Himalayas. I could hardly devote anytime for fitness, but I was walking around 7-10km on an average per day thanks to my internship. After a wonderful trip to Kasauli with my friends, the next one on the list was Roopkund trek. I boarded the Ranikhet Express on 4th June just before 5 mins of its departure time. No No ! I wasn’t sleeping, I was having some quality time at Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi. You know how hard it is to leave such a place early that too on a weekend ! But the mountain was calling. I had to leave, but not before 9:15 PM.
Train: Ranikhet Express 
Departure Time: 10:30 PM (Delhi)
Arrival Time: 5:05 AM (Kathgodam)
Journey: From Old Delhi Railway Station to Kathgodam
Alternate: Bus from Kashmere Gate ISBT
Station to Base Camp:
The train arrived at Kathgodam right on time. Just after getting off the train, one could feel the soothing cool atmosphere. Everyone gathered near the parking area and then started our journey to Lohajung- the base camp for the Roopkund trek. There were 23 in the team. Nine from Mumbai, three from Bangalore, four from Delhi, four from Odisha (Ashutosh, Jayanta, Satayu and me) , two from Kolkata (Satyenda & Amitda) and the legend - Chaurasiaji. We came across Bhimtal Lake, Almora, Kausani on the route to Lohajung.