Wherever you go, carry your own Sunshine

This post is a part of 24-day Marathon fiction called Yaariyan.

Read the previous post – Arpit gets a date. To read from the beginning, click here.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The day began with usual hustle-bustle as everyone carried on with their routine to get ready for the trek. Sanitary hygiene talks were in vogue – Pawan jokingly mentioned how baby wipes are better than toilet rolls. Today was Day 4 on their one week trek – only 4 more days to go and they’ll be back to their normal lives, doing normal stuff and getting normal payoffs. With this realization, Niket formed a pack with everyone to live these three days fully, find their crazy side and embrace it. He ended his short speech by playing music from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!

Hawa ke jhonkon ke jaise aazad rehna seekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise, leharon mein behna seekho
Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
Har ek pal ek naya samaa dekhe ye nigaahe

Jo apni aankhon mein hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!

Niket was carrying his own sunshine today! His inspiring thoughts touched and moved other trekkers and they proceeded with enthusiasm from Vishansar towards Gadsar Lake. They would be able to see Line of Control on their way and after crossing Gadsar Lake meet the Indian Army and get themselves verified. (12,000 feet to 13,750 feet (Gadsar Pass – highest peak on the trek) and back to 12,000 feet (Gadsar Lake)- covering a distance of 10 kilometres)

Morning hustle-bustle
Morning hustle-bustle

They began the trek on Dashodhbhai’s call and started walking in an affirmative pace. Stuti couldn’t take her eyes off turquoise blue water of Vishansar lake and regretfully bid goodbye to their first lake on the trek. They walked ahead passing by Kishansar Lake.

As they started trekking towards the top of the ridge, many got breathless and took breaks during the ascent. It was tricky and steep. After two- three hours of efforts, they finally made it to Gadsar Pass. The view which greeted them was exhilarating. Behind them they could see the shimmering twin lakes – Kishansar and Vishansar, Kishansar was obviously the bigger one of the two and they appeared to be sharing water through a small patch in between. Named after lords Krishna and Vishnu, the lakes reflected the clouds passing by.

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Jump and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall!

Sandesh got busy suggesting various poses to people. Pawan loves jumps and agreed to do it. As everyone got pics clicked, Karthik and Tarun were busy making a snowman. Tarun had even managed to find small twigs and pebbles to give it eyes and hands. On the count of three, Karthik kicked the snowman as Sandesh captured the moment forever.

Nisha and Shobana sat down at the Gadsar pass to spend some time to capture the beauty of the twin lakes in their minds forever.

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To view the next post, please click here.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted onIndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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