- It was the first trip to the hills with someone I started dating early last year. Since the Himalayas are my favourite place in the world, I had many expectations from this trip.
- I had been to Dharamkot before with two of my friends as a young adult, knew the place well and didn’t want to repeat my experience.
- Dharamkot has a lot of people smoking weed/hash and I didn’t want to smoke at the time. (or so I thought to myself, I didn’t end up smoking either way so yay!)
- The place we were staying at was away from the town area so transport was a bit expensive, we did end up walking so it was better, really.
- I was short on cash, had spent it on some things I didn’t really need. (as I often do)
- I thought it wouldn’t be cold there, but it was and I felt underprepared for the trek to the top of the mountain that we had planned.
- Trekking brings out some basic conflicts within a relationship, which we resolved, eventually.
- Watching snow flakes covering an entire mountain is surreal.
- Snowflakes are not cold, they feel hot on the skin and inside the mouth for some reason, perhaps I was delirious watching snow fall for the first time.
- I can watch the valley change colours for days on end without being bored.
- Trekking with the camera slows me down because every few steps there is something worth clicking.
- I don’t end up liking many pictures if I click too many of them, they start looking alike and then I feel silly.
- Mountain pups are the furriest and cutest creatures ever, and being followed by them is a privilege.
Hope you like the pictures! (I selected them with much care)