Kingdom Kullu & Mystical Manali

Kingdom Kullu & Mystical Manali

Friends.NewPeople.NewPlace.Trek.Camp.Kullu.Manali. This was a much awaited trip. My friends and me did booking prior 4 months. We were in last year for engineering and after graduation we planned this trip to cherish memories all the time. We never knew this will be very adventurous
journey so far !! 🙂

I was in Pune for my sister’s wedding. After the wedding ceremony I headed to
Pune Airport for flight to Delhi

Kingdom Kullu & Mystical Manali

Day 1 : 30 th May 2015 : Pune – Delhi – Chandigarh

I reached on Pune airport on 10.00 PM and my flight was on 11.00 PM. After
doing check-in I met lawyer from Chandigarh in plane. He told me useful
information about chandigarh City.

My flight landed on 1.30 AM at Delhi Airport. Then I went to check-in counter for departure to Chandigarh.

Picture ~ Delhi Airport

 

Day 2 : 31st May 2015 : Chandigarh – Kullu

I reached Chandigarh airport on 8.30 AM. My friends met me at arrival gate. When I went to luggage collection I found that my luggage not came in the flight. So I complained about the same and headed to Kullu without luggage. After calling Jet Airways they found my luggage and told me to deliver it next day at my YHAI (Youth Hostel Association India) Kullu base camp. Route from Chandigarh to Kullu is scenic. You will love the view. Meanwhile we took halt for Lunch at Hotel Heritage Haveli. I suggest you to order Lassi, Kulcha & Cheese Butter Naan. Simply delicious food.

Picture ~ Hotel Heritage Haveli, NH 21, Rupnagar, India

After heavy lunch we headed to Kullu for base camp. We reached around 6.00 PM at destination and new experiences started. After having dinner & check-in we enjoyed born-fire and met new people. Some were like us and some were highly professionals in their respective fields. Camp leader instructed us the next day schedule and we went to our tent.

 Day 3 : 1st June 2015 : Kullu YHAI Base Camp 

Camp leader woke me up on 5.30 AM. Everyone was tired but as soon as we went out the serene view was outstanding. The mountains, the jogging track around the river made me feel like that we are working in Bollywood movie 😀

After heavy lunch we headed to Kullu for base camp. We reached around 6.00 PM at destination and new experiences started. After having dinner & check-in we enjoyed bornfire and met new people. Some were like us and some were highly professionals in their respective fields. Camp leader instructed us the next day schedule and we went to our tent.

Group exercise done very nicely and camp leader sent to us for breakfast. Hot delicious breakfast in cold weather was cherry on the top.

We have been instructed to collect sleeping bags for trek and headed for small trek.

Picture ~ In the middle of trek…Enjoyed a lot at trek  and at Beautiful Waterfall.
Picture ~ Beautiful waterfall near Kullu Base Camp, Himachal Pradesh, India

We have been instructed to take one hour rest and told to be present at for main trek instructions session.

Camp leader told us all the necessary things to bag packing like quechua shoes and jacket for trek. Almost everyone went to Kullu city for shopping. After returning to base camp there was a musical night with born-fire. We participated for the lazy dance and had too much fun.

 

Day 4 : 2nd June 2015 : Adventure in Kullu 

We started for rappelling and parasailing.

Picture ~ Rappelling

These adventures give courage and confidence to individual to face any problem in life. And someone told that do something everyday that scares you.

Picture ~ Parasailing 

Finally, started for main trek ;

As we started climbing the mountain the cold was increasing. But due to all necessary precaution we didn’t had any problem.

Till 6 pm we completed 60% trek and built camp for all trekkers.

After dinner we had bornfire but this time the temperature started decreasing drastically. Some of us used oxygen masks and Kapur (in Hindi) for better breathing.

In my life that was the best night I have ever experienced. None of us in our group of four slept. We spent that night talking on college days and cherished all the memories.

 

Day 5 : 5th June 2015 : Kullu – Manali 

We started early in the morning for reaching on top. Around 10.00 AM we reached. And Yayyyy! I felt that we reached on Mount Everest. The view from the top was epic.

We returned to base camp on 5.00 Pm and left to Manali via public transport bus.

Picture : In search of Public Transport Bus for Manali

Booked hotel in Manali and went to Beas River for sightseeing and photoshoot 🙂

Picture ~ On the banks of Beas River, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Be with Nature and it will never disappoint you…

My friends suddenly planned to go for Ladakh and we started from Manali at 8.00 PM.

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