Saturday, July 4, 2009

EXPEDITION 2 ABNORMALIA

ok dis is goin 2b really long.. so if u cant go thru d full thing it all gud not ur fault.. but i dnt like 2 write in parts so.. guess will put it all in ds1 only.. no 2b continued n stuff.. so if u tired readin ,u can gv up den n der itself.... njoy if u can...
d past few weeks hv been prtty evntful 4me.. on n move, n now cumin few weeks r goin 2b bed ridden .. wot a contrast.. its hardly been a week thru n am alrdy tired of stayin n bed all d tym.. hmm not smthing i thot i cud say, but v can nvr b 2 sure f nething can v??? ahh question marks, such a trademark of my blogs or as it seems 2me, but nvrdless am here bloggin more stuff so its all gud. now nothin hs been on d mind 4 past sm tym, d previous 1s were on d same lines n dint wanted 2 tk d ideas ne ahd , nw i alwaz ask myself y am i bloggin .... dis tym arnd am not havin ne thots in d mind dat i wanna get out here,, but rather its jst dat gt nothin much 2do wid lyin on bed 24x7.. so here i am tryin 2 wild away my tym n urs.. n ya lemme tk sm pride wen i say dis.. :P a few ppl luk 4wrd 2 readin my blogs ,hahaha .. ya ok so on public demand :P here is anthr 1 to kill ur tym.. now dis is goin 2b unlike wwot i hv cum up wid previously,, n lemme say dis am takin inspiration n idea f writin dis blog 4m a person whose writin skills r as smooth as d dance moves ne exprt can do... :D.. d person hs been a source f inspiration 4 few othrs in d past 2...so d idea isnt smthing new, probably u hv read such post b4, only yes d content wud b wot u definately hvnt read newhr else dats 4 sure.. now a cpl f weeks back i went a helluvah roadtrip.. d most random n sudden trip i hv evr cum across.. courtesy A FEW GOOD MEN :P :P actually 2 gud men.. get a cal friday nyt 2 mv out early sunday mornin n am game 4 it,, but arnd 11pm it changes n v gota mv out saturday mornin itself.. now wot am i supposd 2do.. get up pack my bags arnd 5 early mornin n tell my folks.. hi am leavin 4 arnd a week so c ya .. now luckily 4me it got 2 aftrnoon 4d journey 2 begin..so had sm tym 2 gathr d stuff 4d trip... n ya literally gathred d stuff.. lets c borrowed sneakers 4m 1 frnd.. floaters 4m anthr n d small bag pack 4m d 3rd,, so dats how d preprations started.. vry unlike me but alot unlikely was 2 hapn on d road, so dis ws nothin .. i nvr thot so.. but evrything hapns 4d 1st tym in life.. n alot hapnd .. a week long or rather 6days 2b precise trip seemed like a gud month long outing. hv alwaz hrd f d idea of brkfast in paris, lunch in london n so on in movies but exprncd d phenomenon myself.. well not exactly london paris... but brkfast at srinagar, lunch in joshimath n dinnr in badrinath.. well not smthin i wud hv thot off.. but den again thot nothin 4 wot ws 2 hapn n dats gud.. cos nothin hapnd dat 1 wud hv imagined,, but den again dat is d beauty f d roadtrip . now kicked off 4m delhi arnd 2 n landed in rishikesh arnd 9 in nyt.. now had 2 spend d nyt der,, n move out early mornin arnd 4 nxt day.n yes v did dat.. were up by 2:30 n on d road at 3:45AM..so had 2 stay 4d nyt.. n no hotel had ne room availbl al were full, so whr did v put up 4d nyt :D.. well sm myt think meyb camps n tents,, n hell no ur wrong, v slept 4d nyt on d terrace of a gaushala .. 4dos who cant understnd dat.. it d cow house whr :D.. nw dats exprnc trust me.. n strange as it myt sound.. it ws a fun exprnc not bad at all.. so nehw.. out f d gaushala n on d road .. had brkfast at d tea stall in srinagar arn 6 or 7 i guess... n on d road again.. njoyin d view n d dust n heat along wid it.. had 2 cover d nose wid hankerchf.. n ya hahah "push push .. shake shake it" now dos were d lines f a song dat seems 2 keep appearin in between of all songs at ramdon interval.. lol... nvr hrd more of it cos chnged it aftr d intro.. but funny story d intro alwaz played.. :D.. so b4 v realisd dat all d pushin n shakin stopped v were in joshimath.. cooled d car der 4 smtym n had lunch... d gates had der timins 2 move outta der n go ahd 2 badrinath.. so once d doors opened v were again on d run.. now v were headin 2 high places 2 escape d heat ,, but lil v knew not much refuge3 up above eithr.. now evnin landed in d DEVBHOOMI .. badrinath .. d alltitude got me alil breathless but guess wsnt much of a trbl..nehw tuk shower n went 2d temple.. n aftr dat.. were in bed dozin hard.. nxt ws again an early mornin.. gt ready had alil brkfast n left 4 MANA.. now dats d last village n ders no civilizations as such beyond dat point.. parkd d car der n went ahd 4 sm trekkin .. n hel yeah sure gt a lot 2 trek aftr dat :P... saw d "hindustan ki akhri dukan" missd out on d "hindustan ki akhri chai ki dunak" tho due 2 tym issues... but nvrdless wot v saw ws more 2 remmbr n cherish den 2 crib wot v dint get 2c.. d 4-5 km trek made us reach VASUDHARA.. now i'v nevr seen a beauty like dat.. water fall or wot.. u dnt knw but sure pleasure 4 eyes.. n yeah nt 2 miss out saw a glacier in front f me.. rathr sat ryt nxt 2it... enroute 2 d destination is wen i exprncd d real peace n solace... it sure explaind y all d babas find high mountains 2 meditate as ideal places... no sound excpt n nature's voice... no mattr how tired u wud get , once u reach wot u headin 4.. its all gone.. but hi only once u start ur way back whr 2 came 4m. dats wen u realise u gota b getin tired... so aftr d 10 km trek gt 2d car n continued d journey... on d way my fellow mates tuk dips in d holy river GANGES.. now i dint .. guess my sins cant b washed away in ganges :P.. but goin on wid d journey v reachd govindghat by 4 in d evnin.. now had 2 cross ovr d ghat n get 2 d start f 13km uphill trek 2 reach... smplace whose name i still cant remmber.. nehw .. anth of exprncs dat were 2 cum my way :D :P... 4d 1st tym in my life i had 2 use a public loo ... not a exprnc i wud hv wanted 2 hv .. but den again wen nature calls u cant defy it can u?? :P... so nehw govindghat v had 2 cross.. now it ws getin dark n d trek isnt lighted at nites so dey dnt allow u aftr a certain tym 2 go... but der ws a developmnt.. d usual bridge ws now a hangin brigde in true respect as one f its chords ws broken courtesy(wid all due respect 2d community) 500+ khalsas n der curiosity 2c d gushin water 4m a dam.. :P.. so went pass d temporary arngmnt n started d trek.. now gota realise have had alrdy trkd 10 km in d day.. now des 13 were not cumin vry rosy 2me.. now d 13 km strech is a wild way.. small villages in between but no plce 2 put up.. so eithr ur at d start or d end f it.. v sure started but my enrgy reservoirs sure were givin up, d othr2 only had 2 stop 4 me else guess dey cud hv had went all d way.... luckily 4 us aftr 3km v got sm shelter.. n beat dis d rooms were completed only like 3 4 days b4.. d finishing stil ws 2b done..so i considered ourselves damn lucky.. had dat not been der.. v wud hv been left all out in d dark n stranded in sm wild habitat 4 hours.. n 3km in between were d jungles.. wid wild bears n dunno wot else der... so dat room came as a great refuge 2 us.. toh i did feel alil bad 4 makin d othr 2 stop becos f me.. but cumon fallin f d clif wud hv benn worse so decided in stayin in 4d nyt.. nxt yet again a early mornin.. left d place at 5 n started d trek 2 d place whr v had 2 reach ... n 4m der u have valley of flowers 1 way 3km trek n hemkund sahib 8km trek.. d plans kept chngin thruout d journey,, while v were plannin 2 visit both d places.. once up der.. cud only manage valley f flower... n dat 2 saw d flowers on d way 2 valley n stopped 1 km b4 d valley... phew... damn am tired writin dis.. wonder how ppl gona read thru dis.. but hell yeah i went thru d whole trip.. n givin all d details wont b possble.. but still will write wot all i can..now d trek ws takin toll ovr me, so i decided 2 go slow n steady.. njoyin d view along n not stressin myself, dis sure made me lack behind my fellow mates but den again i cud no way match der stamina n strnght.. so i went on wid my speed njoyin d view n wonderin wot all ws i goin 2gt across on dis trip...` now ppl getin dwn were offerin glucose n toffees on d way... strngly no 1 was offrin water tho.. but den again khalsa zindabad :P.. again no offense der.. but an observation, so arnd 10 11 gt 2 d place whose name i dnt knw.. had brunch der n headed d valley f flowers.. now dis ws a beauty u gota c atlst once in ur lifetym... all natural habitat in d best way possble.. d whole exprnc wos amazin.. n guess wot in d very valley v played on our lives.. n am not jst sayin dis.. v actually were dat stupid 2 do dat... so nehw.. saw it all njoyd d view n went back 2 our refuge.. n gt our feet back in d bed.... so all dis n only only 2 3 dats thru in d trip.. phew.... hmm will tk a brk yaha...
n now i start again so early nxt morning v left again.. v hi so in 2 days v trekked arnd 40km dat 2 on hill slopes.. livin dangerously :P :P.. but njoyin evry momnet f it, so completin dis v headed back 2 govindghat d nxt early morning, n hi guess wot d hanging bridge awaited us.. now wid shaky legs v had 2 cross dat shaky bridge,, n ask me valley of flower made my heart sink once.. dis ws d 2nd tym d JAI MATA DI chants started in an undying way.. n hell yea v crossed it 1 piece,.. 4m der d journey down retracked...n ya trust me like dey say.. its not ovr yet.. ritely said by my mates .. picture abhi baki hai mere dost.. seems alot ws still 2 hapn.. n yes it did.. 1st tym in my life i tuk shower under a waterfall.. d natural shower.... d rest 2 washed d car.. :P :P.. i must say i ws blessed enuf 2go wid a company nt mani can get.. evn while trekkin i dint had 2 kary d bagpack.. cos it ws like 4gt abt karyin d bag.. it ws more den enuf if i cud kary myself :D... n still i lagged behind n it tuk me a hour more den d othr 2 2cmplt d 40km... but hi by d end f it all i did it :D.. so alls well .. n cumin back 2d natural shower.. it ws like lemme go in 1 last tym .. d water d so pure n cold.. cud sit in a pool of it 4 hrs, now v washed d car (technically not me bt d othr 2) n ourselves n went ahd on d journey.. nw on our way back 2 rishikesh v hapn v meet a naga baba... who dat is.. well d babas who do all d shrines visit on feet.. n naga as in naked.. now noble company dat i had alng..n i mean it 4 real. no sarcasm involvd... d baba askd if v had a vacnt seat n gv him lift till rishikesh..n :P :P der v go anthr f d xprnces,, now personally am not d kind of person or a KIND person 2 do such favor 2 ne1 specially sm random strnger,, but d noble n good soul dat my frnd is.. he decided v tk him along.. nehw v were goin der,, now again like i said.. i wudnt hv done dat.. wud hv apologised 2d baba(dats no gud tho.. no harm in takin d poor chap along but still dats me) n moved ahd.. but my frnd sure thinks othrwaz... n v gt d baba along wid us 2 rishikesh :D... xprnc?? oh yea .. sure it was.... n now d last nyt of d trip ... dis is whr v stayed d 1st nyt in rishikesh.. dis is whr v gota b on d last 2.. only dis tym not d gaushala.. :P :D... now raftin ws nvr on our minds... ask me wen movin out. i ws goin 2 valley f flowers only.. n wot all dint i c in btwen..... so now raftin.. hmm i ws alrdy getin home sick n tired on d run but... like dey say picture abhi baki hai... so jaha did so much.. yeh bhi sahi.... so nxt day raftin is wot v went 4... n me bein scared of water did it... n hell yeah i sat in d vry front f d raft... :P again not hw it ws supposd 2b but der i ended... funny story behind dat 2.. went in d waters ..wents thru d rapids...evn peeled of alil skin off my thumb while rowin.... had a cpl f assholes who were raftin wid us.. who seemd 2knew it all... n were true jackasses 2d core.. but evn der presence cud not hamper our excitemnt... tho wen it came 2 jumpin in d water 4m d rock... my fear gt d bttr f me n i chicknd out der.. but koi ni nxt tym ke liye bhi kuch rakhna chahiye :P.... so dis tym ganga snan bhi ho gaya.. paap dhule ya ni dat i dnt knw.. but talk abt havin a gud tym?? had a gr8 tym... alil road trip out off no whr ended up as d proper adventure trip wid all sort f exprncs n evnts in it... n like i said... 1 week seemd like a whole month, landed back in delhi d vry same day at nyt... so did wot all n ws all fine.. sure ws tired n whole body needed rest, but wot has 2 hapn hapns... nothin hapnd on d whole trip but.. 2 days later getin dwn on d ladder i twist my knee, lockin d knee cap... probably sm muscle gt damaged(i hope not tho.. no xray n MRI findin nethin in my case) so now on bed thru out d month.... :( had a trainin 2tk care off.. nvr went 2d concerd workplce aftr 4th f june n cant go in near future eithr ... mixed thots der.. but tryin 2 find d positv in it,, am glad no fractre hapnd.. n wid tym hopefully it will heal on itself widout no surgery requird..so lets c wots more in store in d cumin days... as 4 d past cpl f weeks.. wot all havnt a went thru... n still dunno wot all am supoosd 2... so kudos if u hv mangd 2 read dis far.. n am glad sm1 did :P.. cos i myself wudnt read suc h a long post... gets borin 2 read so much in 1 go, ohh i 4gt d most hapnin part f d trip.. d bhoole tigers :P like my frnd wud call dem.. i alwaz hrd ppl sayin nvr go on mountains in ur car .. n hill drivin is tof n risky n wot allonly SUV's gud wen u goin on mountains... v guys went in d small car n no worries der... n beat dis n khalsa army goes on bikes n scooters.... guts n wot all needed 2do dis... only my sikh brethren can do dat... hats off 2u guys.... so wid dis i guess i shud stop.. readin all dis myt not appeal 2u much, but trust me ppl u gota go 2d places i mentiond... yes der wud b bttr places.. but dis ws among d best dat i hv been 2 n sure wud like 2 visit dem again smtym ...dnt hv d pic wid me yet else sure wud hv attached few along wid d blog....nehw till d tym i gt back 2d places again dis blog will help me remmber d trip wich i wnt 4gt in d near future...

7 comments:

monica said...

Yayy! I read the entire thing. It was a pleasure to read your memoir of a wonderful journey.I was completely engrossed in reading and in the end i was like...Ohh it's over.The first time i scrolled down to the end,my first thought was,its tooooo long and will have to read it in parts.But i finished it in one go and that says all.
Simply amazing! It was as if you were narrating the entire thing in person.You have added the elements of surprise,enigma at appropriate places.This secures the attention of the reader.Like you talked about breakfast at Srinagar, lunch in Joshimath and dinner in Badrinath; this sentence developed a renewed interest.
A night at Gaushala...now i am really craving for that kind of experience.The calm and solace, the breath taking views, the sense of achievement after completing the long trek...WOW what an experience.Believe me! You guys are blessed to experience all these.
At this instant, i really wish i was a boy.Just leave the house at any moment without worrying folks behind.

monica said...

And yeah the title of 'Bhoole Tigers' is well thought of.The company matters a lot in such long trips and you were really lucky to have one.
About your injury...all i can say is everything happens for good.In the game of life you never know what's coming next.I am sure in the end you will discover the positive part of this incident.
This post was worth the effort.And i am sure your(and Friend's) fan following will increase after reading this.
Looking forward to more of such post's.
Well Done!

Parul said...

A typical "Shobit" post! I mean one who knows you can easily make out it comes from you. Seems you verbally describing the trip, it doesnt feel as if i was reading it. Although, it seems verrrrry long, its worth the pain( that you and the reader puts in ;) ).
What a terrific trip ya, or rather should call it an Adventure Trip!! What fun (sigh). Your trip mate had told me about certain incidents, but to learn more about the inside stories was good. Wish i could experience the hanging bridge, rafting part myself(sighhh, again)!! This the only thing I envy in boys, they are so care free. Damn!! Chalo cant help it ;). I genuinely liked the part in which you guys gave the NAGA a lift. That was a really nice & kind gesture of your 'company', but by now dont we all know him. All in all a fun trip, where you ppl had an experience of your life.

And, perhaps you will be back with a bang(from your knee injury). Look at the positive side of it all, it dint happen during the trip moreover you get to sleep a lot (college me nai soyega fir :P)

Kamal said...

Man this is one hell of a long post.......... but well worth the time n effort put in by the author to write it n the reader to read it..... Gives u a true picture of an adventorous trip........ Congrats dude on being able 2 b a part of such a journey......

rocker said...

dude u sat next to a naked baba.. WTF..!! :O
:) Otherwise that must have been an awsum trip man.. em jealous now..!! bhagwaan kare teri naukri jaldi lage.. so that both of us can bitch aboutour borin lives :)

Bharti said...

Real adventurous trip man!!...lift to a NAGA(cldnt stp maslf laughin :P)...gaushala..hangin bridge...n wht nt...full on adventure..
n ya bfr i strtd readin out dis pst...ws almst sure ki pura nahi pada jayga in 1 go( nt pssbl 4 a sluggish reader lyk me)..bt tell u by d tym i reached d middle of did...i ws totally engrossed in it...n cldnt realised whn n hw fast i reached d end of dis adventure...d way u put..its g8t!!
n dnt gt dwn abt d knee thing....its d prt of strange n nw xperiences u hvin rite 4m d strt of dis vcctn..itne aache xperiences ke baad yeh to chalta hai...n d bst prt of dis is..ki ab nxt sem mein itni jaldi ni thakega tu coll aane mein :P

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