Yet another day of the trip..

Finally I am back again. Remember where we left off? Let’s rewind πŸ˜‰

If you haven’t read the previous post, you can find them About the on going tripΒ πŸ™‚

This post was written when I was on trip to Manali and Amritsar πŸ™‚ [During New year’s trip and don’t judge me on my level of procrastination] πŸ˜€

This post is aboutΒ the good, the bad & the ugly memories of Solang valley, where we went next.

The morning started as usual with good breakfast. We had decided to go to Rohtang pass.

Solang valley was on the way to it & we decided to pay a visit there first. The place looked good when we saw ice & we all were eager to have our first encounter with ice, which was the next true reason for going on this trip, and SNOW being the first(No! Not Jon snow, silly :D). A bad news was that on talking to local people, we learned that it didn’t snow since some days 😦 But there was ice everywhere and we all played with it.

 

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Panorama of the way to Solang valley

 

By we, I mean, my friends & I. There’s this photographer guy, Pandey Ji(our cameraman for most of the videos), Mr. Silent(Suku, his nickname) and an unknown guy. This post is the dedication to the braveness of this unknown guy. And then there’s me and I don’t have to mention how awesome I am πŸ˜›

 

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#thugLife

 

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Solang valley

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We got TREKKING shoes on rent, similar to what we wore during our school time NCC days. We hoped that it will help us not skid on the ice & also our shoes will not be muddy from the melting ice. Thorough thinking is an art and we’re the MASTERS because in the end we’re engineers πŸ˜€

We were talking among ourselves and also clicking some pics. We also interacted with people who were walking opposite to our direction. They said there is a ShivaΒ temple at the peak of the hill.

We decided to go up to the peak. We were also told that we will cross zero point. It’s a place where there is no sun rays and the temperature is negative for 8 months a year. It was indeed a great scenery.

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After walking for 3-4 km, we reached the peak, opened our ARMY shoes because we were to enter into the Shiva temple. The floor of the temple was chill cold. We worshipped the idols and on asking came to know that Shiva linga is more 300 metres ahead and this distance is the even colder and located on a steep side.IMG_20151228_151950352

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The unknown guy was injured from aΒ fall on the ice. Minor injuries, no need to worry much. Some of us weren’t that eager for that 300m, which was full of thick, slippery ice. We could see others going ahead & trying to keep their hold on ice & walk at snail’s pace.

Pandey Ji & I started for that 300m & after walking just a few metres, we saw that the remaining gang was behind us & that was good to see & and made all of us more determined for that 300m. “We may fail but failing together has its charm”. We survived that 300m walk and I don’t want to re-live that dangerous & slippery walk. I would rather do The famous moon walk at home instead of this slippery ice walk πŸ˜› While returning from that top after worshipping the Shiv ling, we made the below video.

My sincere request to ignore the swearing & in the coming videos IΒ have controlled my swearings but to tell the truth, I love swearing πŸ˜€

As we said in the video, we would return in the car or the horses, that was not the case. We returned by walking. Long walk. Great walk! Nothing like Walk of shame(GOT fans can relate and I am so much usiong GOT reference) πŸ˜›

It was almost evening when we reached near the parking lot. We returned the worn out shoes and it was a great day indeed. We returned to our hotel and after dinner, we all slept like babies.

Next day was all upon us far early than ever. Pandey Ji is the early riser.Β He has not allowed me to sleep peacefully. I am going to make him look so bad & ugly here *evil laugh* πŸ˜€

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So, did you recognise this Unknown guy? He’s awesome & helpful & hence his name, The Jugaad guy.
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That stick is what made the life of The Unknown guy easier and hence, it has importance too.

No thotorugh thinking helps, even when you’re engineer because Life is bigger than everything πŸ˜€

“Life is a classroom outside of classroom.”

Rest story coming soon. Stay tuned.

Pardon my procrastination πŸ˜€

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62 thoughts on “Yet another day of the trip..

  1. Awesome trip and awesome pics Darshith!! Loved reading about all your experiences throughout the journey!! πŸ˜€ The slippery places can be quite risky but nothing compares to snow, not John Snow silly :p :p
    And every group has its own Pandey ji lol and the Jugaad guy also haha.
    You got awesome friends πŸ˜€
    The boots I had lended had a leak in them and my feet had pretty much frozen!!
    But nothing comes in between the picturesque scenery and all the masti in snow πŸ™‚
    Great read!! πŸ˜€
    And yeahh Engineers are always prepared for all adversaries of life :p :p

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  2. Lol don’t judge my level of procrastination and stay tuned for the next story? Let’s hope we see it soon enough :p

    & the videos? I watched them on mute since you gave such nice caution advice :p

    ahha joke aside, I loved thug life snow men and the other pictures… I might just go to Manali this May and your pictures made me wanna go so badly! Fingers crossed, hope for the best.

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  3. This certainly looks like a great time! I’m so glad you could all finally see snow and ice and feel the cold temperatures of winter πŸ˜› I noticed you guys aren’t wearing any mittens!! No wonder you were cold πŸ˜‰ The Unknown guy was very helpful good thing you ran into him on the trip. Your video is hilarious very interesting narrating and when I think of Walk of Shame I don’t think of GOT πŸ˜› I love the pics they’re all beautiful! My favorite line is when you said β€œLife is a classroom outside of classroom.” πŸ˜‰

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  4. Nice ! I have a video similar to the one you just uploaded ! And amazing. Something is freaky.

    By the amazing post and great idea. I am on the similar thoughts of blogging of my tours, taking pics and videos of the trip and then making a journal.

    Nice to you see publish all your emotions. I will go through this post over and over again multiple times.

    By the way, I never say this often, but I like you !
    Your voice is like my previous roommate πŸ˜›

    I am straight ! πŸ˜€

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