Ever since the start of 2018, I was determined to go for a trek this year, travel more lesser known place. But 3 months passed and could not chalk out a plan. Then comes a surprise from my hubby asking me if I would be interested in accompanying him for a trek to Churdhaar, excited me said yes without a second thought. But I would definitely like to mention here that it is not a beginners trek at all. It is a total of 20 km one way.
We started from Delhi on a friday night, and reached nohradhaar on saturday morning. We were greeted by an awesome weather, cool breeze and drizzle. We quickly had a heavy breakfast and started our trek; 10km till pehlidhar. the trek started with a steep climbing, and it was a tough stretch of 10km, but as soon as we reached pehlidar, it was an amazing sunset. It took us 4 hrs to reach, we quickly pitched tent and then enjoyed a hot cup of soup, followed by many cups of chai to beat the bone chilling cool wind. Had a sumptuous dinner beneath the star lit sky and called it a day. First experience of sleeping in a sleeping bag and a tent and it was discomforting :( still would try next time :)
It started raining early morning, we were so dishearten thinking that we would not be able to complete the remaining 10 km till churdhaar peak today. But by 9am, the weather got better, we had breakfast and started moving uphill quickly. This day was less tiring and seemed less tough as our body got somewhat used to after the last days 10km stretch. We reached teesri dhaar , enjoying the scenic beauty on the way. We were above the clouds at some point and then in an instance the clouds covered us; it was so misty overall and rhododendron added to the beauty of the place.
I was completely drained till i reached teesri and was feeling extreme cold. I decided to stop there at a small shop which was cozy and warm and wait for the group till they completes the final stretch till churdhaar peak and return at teesri. it took them 4 hrs, to and fro as the last accent was a steep climb. We then moved towards pehlidhaar, where we had already pitched the tents and enjoyed our last night there.