There is no better way to feel life in its purest form than trekking to the mountains.
The sweat, the pumping hearts, the icy headwinds, the frozen boots and the pain that shatters your ego, you feel it all. You are nothing against the force of nature, against the mighty Himalayas.
I missed it badly throughout the lockdown. And so to quench my wanderlust I recently trekked to Kedarkantha peak with 24 other adventure seekers.
The trek starts from a small village Sankri which is about 186 km from Dehradun and 432 km from Delhi. It is one of the best winter treks in the Indian Himalayas as you get a lot of snow and 360 degree view of the surrounding peaks from the summit. It is a four day long trek.
You witness the beauty of snow laden pine trees ,a mesmerizing frozen lake by the name of “Juda Ka Talab” and the breathtaking beauty of Himalayas from the peak which is at an altitude of 3800 meters. The summit push in the early morning at about 3 am in the dark is the most thrilling part of the trek.
It becomes tricky near the summit as you walk on a narrow ridge with the slopes downhill on either sides. These slopes remain fully covered with snow throughout the winters. The howling gales try to push you and any wrong step can make you fall straight down the hill, sliding through the snow.
In spite of all such ordeals you are rewarded with the breathtaking view of sun rise from behind the snow laden Himalayan peaks.
The 360 degree view of the nearby peaks from the summit makes it more special . When you reach the summit you find yourself among the surrounding peaks which are no longer above you but beside you. You are continuously hit by the icy winds and you struggle to capture the moments with your bare hands. It is a kind of adventure your soul desperately craves for !
These mountains are waiting for you, waiting for you to come out of urban chaos and find your true self in the wilderness of nature.
There is nothing in this world that can challenge the magnificence of nature. No human is above it, it will always survive the jolts of pandemic we struggle to face. It was there before our existence and will continue to thrive after we perish. Respecting it can only help us to exist a little bit longer.
In between the shadows, In the midst of darkness And grief , I desire to survive, I persevere hollowness of life. My strength is that Ray of sunshine who Itself is persevering, Piercing through darkness And my grief, breaking barriers And finally reaches me !
I am grateful to all the people who gave so much to me in spite of my ignorance. I am grateful to all the things nature has given to me in spite of my apathy.
Though I will never be satisfied and desire for more because it is my weakness to be seduced by worldly things. And for that, forgive me. I am just a mere soul trying to outshine the dark!
Mystery blogger award
I am deeply humbled to be nominated by drpassenger or Poshan Belbase for this award. He has a nice blog on poetry, Travel tips and other amazing work. So if you are travelling to Nepal, his valuable tips may come handy. He is a budding blogger so support him and follow him here https://halfmelody.wordpress.com/
Sunshine blogger Award
I have been nominated by Nida Khan and Benjamin for this award. I am grateful for their precious support in my blogging journey so far.
I have been nominated by Ranjhini Madhwan for this award quite some time ago. I am sorry for the delay. She has a blog on her temple visits and some deep insights on her spiritual journey. Follow her blog here https://httpranjustraveldiaries.travel.blog/
The morning comes with a new beginning, new hope, more inspiration and more positive vibes.
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The journey so far has been more about downs than ups. I started blogging back in 2015, wrote for 2-3 months and then the gap of almost 5 years, got stuck in a rat race and struggles of life.
I am still struggling but maybe getting to see the bigger picture. You see I use the word ‘ maybe’ a lot because I am so uncertain about things. Many will think how confused I am though they will agree that-
Life is all about uncertainty. One moment you are full of happiness, the other you struggle with grief.
What I am on the scale of cosmos? Nothing, just a whisk of time fading with every single second.
So I prefer to flow with this wind and expecting every possibility of life to face.
This is a new beginning, a new challenge, a new opportunity to grow.
Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever- Anthony Doerr
(All the light we cannot see)
Miles to go before I sleep! Thank you everyone!
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