We all planned to leave early morning 4am in greed of a sunrise trek but we again fallback with another hurdle which we never came across in our lives of living in such climatic weather. Unprepared and lethargic we woke up with heavy heart as all water in the taps/pipelines were freezed which was usual for locals but not for us. This made our trek little out of time and we finally left for Tungnath trekking at 10am.
At the start of it, we had to give our count of plastics that we were carrying for our trek and if we are bringing back them along or not (a great initiative to save the nature)
With high enthusiasm we started our trek along the beautiful valleys and pathways. There were little places to sit after every 500m but no stall throughout the way to eat. Thankfully, to boost the energy we had few things with us.
As we were not prepared for such chilling weather, we took our time and shot the best pictures we could and reach the Tungnath, the place of Lord Shiva at around 2pm and completed the trek of approx 5km there. The summit of Tungnath is also known as Moon Rock. Few decided to stopped there and hail The Lord Shiva with prayers and rest left for Chandrashila where Lord Shiva used to meditate around another 2km above, at the top, from where you could get mesmerizing views of Himalayas peaks like Nandi, Chaukhamba, Trisul, Kedar peak and Bandarpunch.
We all imbibed that moment and journey in, captured few moments and risk to trek down during dusk. As it is advisable not to trek during night+snow if you're unprepared and with zero equipments, we trek down at 3.30pm.
And successfully reached the starting point at 6.45pm which is time for locals to have their dinner.