Blue and green are my favorite pastel colors in childhood. Still, I remember my first painting started with the cherry colored rising sun in between the mountain illuminating the whole valley. Perhaps most of us in our childhood has drawn this picture. It comes to mind fast when drawing teacher asked us to paint a scenic beauty. Time streams. Childhood is gone. But somewhere in the grey matter, that scenery was imprinted for a lifetime. It comes alive when I visited Rupkund as my as my first Himalaya trekking experience.
Honestly speaking, I had no clue about the trekking before 5 years. I tamed an idea initially as if, it is an adventure with amazing skill-set and life-risk at every step. Few images from my friends on social media glides me in a daydream. It seems to a glimpse of heaven but simultaneously the fear factor which I cannot ignore. Being a Himalayan hiker, the initial fear will be overcome by the enchantment of mountain beauty.
The moral of the story is that one day I summon all my courage and destine myself to the beautiful corners of Himalaya. Rupkund is my first trek. Later on, I started hiking as my part of habit. In my bag of Himalaya trekking experience, I collect the memories of Rupkund, Har-ki-Doon, Singalila Pass and Pangarchulla. In every trek , I have learnt few experience. There are many things, we have learned from life. They are precious gems, glittering as the valuable life-lessons forever.
Without effort, you cannot succeed
Being a voracious reader and traveler, I was always fancying about the exciting destination. I need a chance to embark myself, but the opportunity is accompanying with me. I want to explore the less footprint trail to arise the adventurous side in me.
In my first trek to Pangarchulla, I was dubious whether I am the fit person on this trail. Neither physically or mentally, I was prepared for the hardship. The more I started climbing, the more I experienced the journey differently. I understood that the little push up makes the things happen. When I was overwhelmed in the midst of natural beauty, I realized the value of little effort. It happens in every day of life. When we give up by considering it is the last limit, the real value may be cloaked just two-step away from us.
Rise beyond the limits, experience the world differently
We are so engulfed about our surrounding intensely, and we think the boundary of the world has been limited. When we feel any unexpected circumstance around us, we start complaining. Far away from the civilized world, the life is so different on the mountain, but still, the life is streaming.
Hill people live on the wooden house. There is always life risks in natural calamities. For any medical emergencies or even school, they have to cover a long journey to avail the necessary facilities. On the contrary, in our city life, we have more complaints than them. We are impatient when the smallest thing is not in the place.
Pain makes better human
Trekking is not about experiencing the beauty of the landscape as it seems to be in the photography. To witness the beauty of glacier with unwinking eyes, you have to cross the crevasses. It is more about to move away from your comfort zone and embrace the discomfort for more significant achievement. With the expectation of result, how far you can go.
Then it becomes your habit. You start practicing it in the daily life. Some quality which you probably implement for years of practice. But in the journey, when you have realized that the real implication makes you do in your daily life too.
Stop being a critic, accept the happiness
Sometimes in our lives, we are too much critical about things. We are judgemental about the facilities that we receive around us. In high altitude, you do not have many options of luxury. You have to cope with that. You cannot criticize nature, and you have to adjust whatever you find there. Surprisingly it offers us more happiness than in the city.
Value of water
Since the childhood, we are taught that water is life. But in the real situation, we don’t feel the importance of it because it is available. In the mountain, we can only camp where we have the source of water. In some instances, we found water far away from the source. On the trail when we find the source of water, it seems to us as the treasure in the journey.