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Day 7 — Gramphu — Manali

I started the day feeling really good. The wind was a lot milder compared to what we experienced yesterday and the sun was shining brightly. We took our time to pack up our tents and our supplies. In the mean time, we took some selfies together! Selfie with our assistant cook Packing up our tents…
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Day 6 — Chhatru — Gramphu

The sky was overcast today, which was great for us! The weather wasn’t too cold nor too hot, and we would have extended periods of hard snow. We made lots of progress within the first 2 hours of our departure. Did someone put this here? The sun hiding behind the clouds A very dim morning…
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Day 5 — Chhota Dara — Chhatru

We set off at 0730 in the morning to catch the hard snow. It is much easier to walk on hard snow as we would not sink into the snow. All packed and ready to go! The valley we came from The sun was shining brightly on my back. I officially hate snow now. The…
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Day 4 — Chhota Dara (Rest Day)

We woke up to clear skies and sunny weather, but there was some bad news. Mountaineers do not usually move after heavy snow. Especially after 24 hours of snow. A fresh coat of powder snow covers the mountains and thus makes the area susceptible to powder avalanches and rock fall, when the ice melts. As…
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Day 3 — Middle of Nowhere — Chhota Dara

No amount of words and pictures can aptly describe my experience today. Nonetheless, I will try. It was the middle of the night, at about 0200 hours. I woke up and felt that the tent was closer to my face than usual. Thinking nothing much of it, I went back to sleep. Shortly after that,…
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Day 2 — Middle Of Nowhere — Chhatru — Middle of Nowhere

As the title suggests, we rested near a stupa in the middle of nowhere. If I’m not wrong, it was 8.5Km away from Chhatru. We had a simple breakfast consisting of toast and omelette, with some Kaya and Peanut Butter, with compliments from Raymond! We have to remember to bring food for the next trip.…
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Day 1 — Manali — Rohtang Pass — Khoksar — Gramphu

Perhaps I should start my journal the night before Day 1. We all met for dinner at our favourite butter chicken and tandoori chicken restaurant. The food was really good and affordable. Everyone kept saying how this was our “Last Supper”. Indeed it was, for me. Well maybe perhaps for them as well since they…
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