Search of Snow - Weekend at Narkanda

Dry Ice

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Thank you guys for your appreciations. Really sorry for the hold up as got busy with work. Will try to finish off in the next post.

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Amazing.....
Marry Christmas, and great pics
Nice shots bro.. keep rolling..
nice shots, keep pouring more
Nice clicks... =D>
Thank you guys

Nice begening !
Waiting for Wilderness shots. Did not stay there but just went around in 2013 May while at Tani J lake and Thanedar.
Yup, stayed at the Wilderness, coming up soon in the next post.

Nice... So you stayed @ The Wilderness??
Yes Vishal, we stayed at the Wilderness.

Fantastic.
Beautiful images

Happy Landings
RT
Thank you sir, you Kalpa travelogue was like a shot-in-the-arm for me that triggered this trip. :)

Which car is that?
If you are talking about mine, it's a Scorpio.
 

Dry Ice

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Temperature was pretty low during the night and that ensured, no sunrise captures! (I am pretty lazy in colder conditions :p). Just one picture, captured from the room.

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Morning rays

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View from our room

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Frozen water in the tanks

By 8 am, Sun was out and shinning bright, allowing us to enjoy the beautiful vistas around. We lingered around the lawn area soaking in the 'warm' sunlight. Bliss! :)

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Breakfast area, The Wilderness

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Main block, The Wilderness. The open door takes you to the dining area. It is well stocked with books if you want to laze around reading.

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The Suit block on the other end. One floor has one room/suite.

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Pretty hefty crows there

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That's Tyson - keeping The Wilderness safe.

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Fresh snow!

Hatu Peak is the only major attraction in Narkanda. We asked the boys at the hotel to check for cabs, for a round trip. Bad news! Road was blocked near midway and it would take a 4-5km trek to reach to the top. This fact was later confirmed by a cabbie we spoke to, while frolicking near the Lake. So, Hatu Peak was a no-go this time. I wasn't much disappointed as I had been to the top in my last trip here in April 2014.

With the day's agenda cut short, breakfast was the next thing on our minds. It was served around 9:30 am. Some lovely parathas, sandwiches, omlets, toasts, fresh fruits later, we ventured down till the Lake.

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There was fresh snow around the banks, due to the shade of the tall trees. There is an ancient temple at one corner of this lake. It used to be an unguarded lake earlier but due to the frequent disappearances of the cattle, it was later fenced. Hmmm. So we were told.

Anyway, it was looking wonderful in the warm glow of the sun. The water had already frozen near the shore, while the middle portion was still putting up a strong defence. :) Maybe in a few weeks, it will be completely frozen solid.

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Fresh snow near the shady areas of the lake

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Nag Devta temple at a corner

We spent quite some time around the lake, then trekked up a path which was going up from The Wilderness. It led to an open playground, guarded. It seemed like a primary school.

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Walk in the woods

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The playground

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The school building

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The gang!

From the playground, we could see some snow filled paths on the opposite hill. Tempted, we thought of finding a way. Thankfully, it wasn't too far and we managed to find it with relative ease. Snow was all around here, and much more than what we found at the lake.

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Slippery slope

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The moon appeared out of nowhere

Once satisfied with the photos, we came back to the hotel. Afternoon was spent playing carrom in the sun! Ah the pleasures of board games! In this smartphone age, we have forgotten about the simple pleasures of board games. Couple that with Maggie, it was an afternoon truly well spent.

By the time sun went down, our bon-fire was ready and rest of the evening was spent around the fire, chit chatting. Called it a day little early to start early the next day.

Got up, had breakfast and left by 10 am. The snow patches we encountered during the onward journey were all but gone. At places, the local authorities had put some mud to help with traction. Lunch break was again Apple Cart Inn around 1 PM. Did not encounter any major jams on the route (shockingly even within Delhi!) and was home before 9 pm. Try that on a long weekend. :D

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Heap of snow? :D Actually snow on a heap of stones.

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Last pic of the steed! :)

That's all folks! Thanks for reading.
 
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Dry Ice

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Our stay -

http://www.thewildernesshimalayas.com/index.php

Pictures of the place are already shared above, just sharing some more details -

+ Location - amazing views.
+ Service - we were the only guests at the property, so enjoyed the exclusive attention.
+ People - both Deepak & Satpal are thorough gentlemen. Even the owner, Mr.Rajesh is a delight to spend time with!
+ Room/Suites are good
= The climb up to the parking is steep and narrow, one needs to be careful.
- ~12km away from Narkanda town, no shopping areas etc nearby (if you are so inclined).

Will I stay again?
Probably yes, if I head out that way again. For a transit stop though, HPTDC Hatu might be a better bet being right on the highway.
 

vishal_kap

Trip Inventor
Our stay -

http://www.thewildernesshimalayas.com/index.php

Pictures of the place are already shared above, just sharing some more details -

+ Location - amazing views.
+ Service - we were the only guests at the property, so enjoyed the exclusive attention.
+ People - both Deepak & Satpal are thorough gentlemen. Even the owner, Mr.Rajesh is a delight to spend time with!
+ Room/Suites are good
= The climb up to the parking is steep and narrow, one needs to be careful.
- ~12km away from Narkanda town, no shopping areas etc nearby (if you are so inclined).

Will I stay again?
Probably yes, if I head out that way again. For a transit stop though, HPTDC Hatu might be a better bet being right on the highway.
What's the cost of the wilderness himalayas??
 
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