Sunday, 4 August 2013

My first travel blog

It's been a while, like really long I must admit. But there was a better temptation then just writing a blog I must admit. Yes. I was busy shopping for my wedding. Like I was really busy. My friends have suggested that I should get a rented space inside Shoppers Stop or my fiance Gautam should take up a job there. That's the kind of frequenting I have been doing at malls and shopping paradises. 

Nevertheless, this post isn't about design. But this is my first jump into a travel blog. Yes, as I write this post, I am about to commence a 55 kms trek. And that too have to complete the circuit in a span of 3 & 1/2 days. Am already nervous and legs are feeling heavy. If I had to cover 500 kms of a shopping mall in 3 & 1/2 days would have done it without blinking an eyelid but this is real stuff. 

My tour plan. As I write this I am on day 4 of the trip.

So with my effervescent cousin Pinal, I decided to bunch of 14 people for a trek to Kinnaur-Spiti and areas around it on August 1, 2013. Just by the name these places sounded exotic. Mind you, after landing in Srinagar, the moment I hit the road towards our various destinations, life was in a different world then. Here is a small collection of picture from the first three days of the trip and you will realise what I am talking. 

View from my room in Fagu
Road to Fagu, through clouds literally

A clear view of River Satluj on our way to Sarhaan
View from my room in Sarhaan

Our hotel garden in Sarhaan. We climbed about 200 metres from there as practice drill before taking the real trek

And in these 200 metres only I was done. Like I was down at 25% capacity. But just the location and its beauty gives you the strength to move forward and in that hope I will do the trek and will add some more pictures of the uphill movement in Mulling and Phustiang Balda, our trek destinations.

Till then see yaa later folks!!!