Rechi ➡️ Ringmo
Thursday, 24th October 2019
We started walking early morning before sunrise, and left rechi at 5:30 am. We planned to reach Phoksundo lake as soon as possible and also go to the view point. After walking for an hour we reached a place called Saijjal (Samjhana Hotel) at 6:40 am. Had tea and some biscuits there and left for Ringmo village.
From Saijjal to Ringmo the whole trail we had to climb uphill. The trails were narrow here and a bit difficult too, one has to be very careful while on this trail. The views on the way were beautiful. Just before reaching Ringmo village one could see the beautiful Phoksundo waterfall on the way.
We reached Ringmo at 10:25 am. We went to search for the Himalayan Hotel. We had heard about this hotel a lot. We booked our room and ordered lunch. Till now we did not had even a glimpse of the Phoksundo Lake, when suddenly the hotel owner told us how close we were to the lake and that we could see it from their terrace.
After having lunch we went to the lake side to take pictures and spend some time. It was nothing less than a heaven to the eyes.
After sometime at the lake side we started our trek towards the view point. After walking for some time we found the way to be closed. We stopped by a place there spent some time playing with stones and taking pictures. It was then when I felt that I was at the destination and was now enjoying truly, forgetting about everything and living in the moment. My legs were not paining anymore, I wasn't tired anymore, I was capturing the views and moment through my eyes, making beautiful memories.
When we returned to our hotel we came to know that the route we took for the view point was the new one and was closed and we were supposed to take another one. But we had no regrets as we enjoyed a lot and that the lake looked beautiful from everywhere we looked from.