- Going solo on a trek can be difficult and lonely
- Making new friends is not my strong suit
- I had been working out but hadn’t reached my goal stamina before the trek
- It was 9 days without any network so my parents were worried
- Despite repeated alarms, my manager acted surprised when I asked to leave
- The night bus I had booked was private, and private buses can be unsafe in India
- I couldn’t carry my beloved DSLR because that alone was 2 kgs and it was adding to my backpack weight
- My phone camera sucks and I was doing #aphotoaday project at the time, which had become an essential part of my existence
- Parvati Valley is famous for the selling and consumption of marijuana and I did not want to smoke up
- Travelling solo teaches you a lot about yourself
- Trekking has now become a part of me, more than it was earlier, now I do not go without a trek one in two months
- Minimalism is hard but achievable, even at the highest point of the mountains
- Keeping yourself fit is the most important thing, your mind and your body can take you to beautiful places
- Embrace the cliches, they’re often the starting point to a good story
- Quit overthinking and cross the bridge when you come to it
- Food tastes better when you’ve worked really hard for it.
- Accept the fact that memories will fade one day, but you can remind yourself through words and pictures
- People can surprise you if you give them a chance.
- I’m not a sheep, I need to quit behaving like one.
(Hope you like the pictures and emojis 🙂
“You’ve been counting down the days, now you’re counting down the hours. Your heart knows that it’s going on a journey and you cannot sit still as a result. So pick up your backpack, put on your boots and go boldly into the adventure and the unexpected!”