The second day's journey started a little late, we started our bikes at around 9.30 and the journey from Srinagar to Auli was awesome.
The view enroute was beautiful. It was all uphill from here.
We reached Joshimath around 3.
The road from Joshimath to Auli is very steep, in a distance of 16 kms, the elevation is more than a 1000 meters.
I had a small fall on a patch of black ice, this was my first experience with black ice and did the most stupid thing you can do, I hit the brakes on the patch and slipped. It was a small fall and not much damage to the bike or me. The damage was checked and we moved on ahead in no time.
Reached the GMVN Lodge in an hour and checked in to our room.
We decided to explore the place tomorrow and just enjoy the view for the day.
The weather there was just perfect and chilly.
Although we were expecting snow fall, it was just not in our luck. Therfore, no skiing.
The staff at the lodge was very courteous, and prompt to our every need.
Had dinner at the hotel as no other option was available nearby, the food was actually good.
That was the end of day 2.