Day 5: Summit Day: Chopta to Chandrashila via Tungnath.
We started our jeep journey at 5 am from Baniya kund to reach Chopta, from where we had to trek to Chandrashila via Tungnath. We were all set to start our hike to the summit of the mountain.
The trail from Chopta was covered with snow. There was just something beautiful about walking on the snow. I felt so special. And it’s something I would cherish for life.
There’s blue…There’s green… There’s pink.. There’s white…There’s this melange of different hues that left me enchanted.
After a sharp ascent of 2 kms we reached Tungnath temple.
The trail from Tungnath to Chandrashila was pretty steep but it was amazing
Once we reached at the summit, I couldn’t have been happier. It was a moment to be treasured.
Also, It made me realise that our body and mind are capable beyond we can imagine or think.
Our deadline to leave the place was over and our guide asked us to get going. Hence after spending some tranqil moments at the summit, we started with the descend.
The best part about descending from Chandrashila was that we were sliding through the snow and it was one hell of the experience.
They say the first time experiences are the sweetest. My first Himalayan trek gave me some bitter sweet memories. It was a kind of experience that shall never be forgotten, but this one is also gonna remain close to my heart. Each trek is a different learning and experience altogether.
Once you open your eyes to the beauty, peace and serenity of nature, you are hooked. You can’t unsee it, you can’t escape it and you can’t live without it.
For me I was taken, taken for sure, thankfully!
I am not the same person coming from there. A part of me had changed for the good.