Learning invaluable lessons from your own mistakes is part and parcel of life. But why even make the mistakes in the first place if you can learn from where others have gone wrong?
While trekking is assumed to be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other, my recent (and first ever) trek to Kareri Lake in Himachal Pradesh made me realise that it can quickly become a lot more complicated!
Thirty minutes into the trek, a voice inside my head was screaming, WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO? THIS IS NOT HOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SPEND YOUR HARD-EARNED LONG WEEKENDS!
I remained calm and ignored it. Five minutes later, I thought I'll distract myself with the views, only to find out there were none. Majority of the trek was through oak, pine and rhododendron forests with a trail so narrow that lifting my head to appreciate the vistas would have resulted in an unwanted skydive, that too without a parachute!