#TripotoClicksHimalayas

Tripoto
28th Jun 2018
Day 1

Missing buses, is my thing. It's more like a Kickstarter. After an overnight bus journey from Delhi to Kasol, I arrived to the sound of the streaming river and it was so peaceful. Only one thing kept crossing my mind, that this flow of the river that has passed just now will never pass again. Much, like time. That every moment is just passing and it's never going to be the same. I just wanted to stand there without letting another moment slip by.

Photo of #TripotoClicksHimalayas by Sharayu Bafna
Day 2

On reaching Kasol, I trekked to Chalal village. It took me a hour to reach the village. Trippy For-rest was the place where I had booked my stay for a day, which is located at the end of the village. It gives you the most spectacular view of the valley. Chalal has many great Cafes like Fusion and Shiva.

Photo of #TripotoClicksHimalayas by Sharayu Bafna
Day 3

The next day we trekked towards Magic Valley, further to Weichin and camped for the night under the blanket of stars
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There's a house on the mountains
At the end of the world
Holding up, in all it's glory
While the trees touch the open sky
It somehow seems to mourn
over the loss of every traveller
The floorboards creaks of
The fractions left behind.
There's a House
away from the warmness of a home
Where the winds pull you
To the warmth of the Sun
And it's here that is home
For all the hearts on escape;
To the souls with no belonging.

Photo of Malana Magic Valley Trek (magic malana), Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of Malana Magic Valley Trek (magic malana), Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Day 4

After trekking down the next day was spent in Kasol at the beautiful Alpine Resort. It's overpriced for the one's travelling solo but is a great stay with River Parvati gushing alongside. Kasol has many restaurants that offer delicious meals, one of them is German Bakery. It also has the best croissants that are mouth melting which you shouldn't miss out.

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
Day 5

Manali was the last stop on the trip. It took 3-4 hours for us to Reach Manali by road while it kept pouring cats and dogs. Travelling by road in Himachal is so liberating.
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If you meet me
In the mountains
You'll see
How easily I fall in love
That it doesn't take much
For me to believe in love
Just tell me a story
Under the starlit sky
And walk with me
Deeper into the mountains
That's what the heart wishes for
If you meet me
In the mountains
You'll see
How easily I fall in love.
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This was another poem that I wrote which was inspired by the mountains that didn't go out of sight. The Manali Park or the Nature's Park in Manali is one of the oldest places in Manali which is an escape from the town's chaos into the luxuriant Pine Forest.

Photo of #TripotoClicksHimalayas by Sharayu Bafna
Photo of #TripotoClicksHimalayas by Sharayu Bafna
Day 6

So if you already are a Zosteller, you probably know how exquisite Zostel Manali is. The walls of Zostel are filled with graffiti. The art there, tells you stories of all kinds of people who have travelled with friends, family, solo or for an escape. When in Manali, do spend a day or more at Zostel. The next evening I took an overnight bus from Manali to Delhi.

Photo of Zostel Manali, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sharayu Bafna
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