Why do I love trekking so much?
Well its not just the love for trekking that makes me plan them but a lot of varied things it has to offer along the trail that makes me keep going for it. Besides, trekking has to power to transform you. “Get lost in nature and you will find yourself”. While hiking you get that time for yourself wherein you
can look within and remember who you are. It makes you forget all your worries and fills in your soul with loads of positivity. In short it makes you feel
Have you come across some paintings or movie locations and tried to imagine how would it feel to be right there? Have you scrolled to social media
and come across pics that make you envy the other person? Does this sound as if I have given some voice to your fantasy? If yes then pack your bags
and get going for Sarpass trek.
Sarpass is every trekker’s delight and a perfect one for beginners. For those who want to walk in forest, climb up to 13,800 feet, see the ever changing
panaroma, snow clad mountains, walk in knee deep snow, take a snow slide and do a lot more in a span of just 5 days, Sarpass is a perfect pick.
I had been trying to plan a Himalayan trek since the past 2 years but destiny always had other plans so much that when finally my bags were packed
and I was suppose to be off for Kedarkantha trek just few hours before departure I fell down and fractured my leg. After all the destiny games this time
Sarpass finally happened. I fall short of words to really express how it really felt to finally be there in the Himalayas and holding the national flag at the
peak and feel proud of myself and of Incredible India. Its been 4 days since am back but I am still in the post trek syndrome.
It’s not just about the destination but how beautiful the journey is. Sarpass trail has the most beautiful journey. Be it the forest trail till Grahan and its
wonderful people or the changing landscapes and dipping temperatures till Nagaru. Or be it about snow filled summit day or descending to Bishkeri
(mini Switzerland of India). Each day, each trail is beautiful. Nature is a surprise package in terms of the amount of beauty it has in store. Nothing can
beat the beauty and happiness of being in the Himalayas. It does not matter if one could not make it till the summit point. It’s not about the feeling of
achievement but about the fun and satisfaction of having started on this journey and going as far as you can.
Personally for me this trek had a lot of perfect moments. By perfect moments, I mean being closest to nature, finding your true self and feeding your
soul with positive vibes. These are the golden moments which can never be captured. They can only be experienced.
1. Sitting by the river bank and enjoying the sound of waves
2. Diving into the chilled water of Parvati river
3. Waking up early morning to the chirping of birds
4. A complete digital detox
5. People helping each other throughout the climb
6. Star gazing and making a wish from a shooting star
7. Dancing and singing at the height of 12,000 feet
8. Screaming your lungs out to express happiness
9. Trying to be friends with the Himalayan dogs (I am hell scared of them)
10. Spotting various species of birds including vultures
11. Squeezing in 6 people in a 5 person tent because its too cold
12. Snow fight with crazy people along
13. Be child-like and take a snow slide
14. Finding a peaceful corner with the view of snow clad mountains and pouring your feelings in your diary
15. Meeting bunch of new people from other groups while hiking
From the busy, fast moving and full of comfort city life to the slow and strenuous mountain life. One must at least once in life take this experience.
Each step take on the hike is worth it. It is in a way life lesson that needs to be learnt.
For all those who plan to go on treks in future I have 2 advises for them: Firstly, please do not litter around and secondly, if you find any garbage
around try and collect it which can later be disposed off appropriately. Well this needs to be followed at every single place but let us be responsible
trekkers and not hamper the beauty of the Mighty Himalayas.
Last but not the least, a big big thank you to the organizers of this trek – Team of DeepJyoti Biswas and Mumbai Rockers. You guys did a fantastic job.
Without you nothing would have been possible. We now have a Sarpass family. Loads of love and tight hugs ☺
A hard core mountain lover , Nikita met me on Sarpass trek, where I had the chance to interact with her. She has a keen eye for adventure and great sense of living. Her writing skills are beautiful and can be reflected in her stories on instagram. Do follow her adventures and thoughts more closely @nikitavora_90 .
I hope life keeps on gifting her the adventures she seeks and she comes back to mountains to climb some more with me.
Note from the Author,
" Travel made me rich and free. Magic and miracles are true , once you wander on the roads to places different and divine. I have collected so many thoughts and stories while being a Tour & Trek guide for last seven years. Sharing with you all, those memories and stories , and wishing you all , that someday you guys travel far and wide too. I am not a great writer , so ignore my grammar and spellings, read it with feelings, and you might just be affected with the wanderlust to hit the road"