The Chandratal Lake Camp Retreat
Travel Blogs from Manali
... being but the realisation that the ’extra’ skewer I chucked in the bin during an attempt at weight saving in Tashkent was not superfluous but actually a rather important part of the trailer which carries half our kit. Bugger was not the only word that passed my lips but yet again luck was on our side and a shop who sold primarily cricket bats and shuttle cocks, by some small miracle, had a spare in stock. Feeling that we had better visit a temple to ensure ...
... lake. The map showed a 5 km trek but in reality it was only around 3 km but a very steep trek. It took us almost an hour to reach there. But it was worth all the effort since the lake made the place look surreal. No wonder all the sadhus chose Himalayas for doing meditation. Himalayas have it all - peace, beauty, weed and no distractions. All the things you need to find God.
After clicking several pictures we trekked downhill to have ...
... were clearly weather beaten and rotting at some points ! Bracing ourselves and killing the building anxiety within me, I chose to confidently place my boot on the bride to cross, totally avoiding loking down below at the waters crashing into the rocks below the bridge....a few times the thought of a misstep and plunging into the rocks belo w did cross my mind, but I quickly dispelled the fear as I quickly hastened my steps to get over the bridge as quickly as possible !
... given it all up just to be among the
people he calls his own and doing the things that was passed on to him by his
fore fathers. The government has taken up the initiative to set up schools but
unfortunately the teacher at the school in Demul village is not a local
Spitian. He is from the plains and does not strike a chord with the village
boys despite all his efforts. So ultimately it falls back upon the monastery to
open the youth's eyes ...
... br> so there is plenty of apple juice around, and for its weed, so there
are plenty of stoned hippies around - many of whom struggle to ever
leave the place. There was also a bizarrely high number of Japanese
resulting in a sushi restaurant in this tiny mountain village!
Katherine and I made a visit to new Manali (working out that if we just
jumped into the rickshaw without arranging a price, ...