We had our breakfast at 6:00 AM, and were ready to start off by 7:00 AM. It was a bright and beautiful morning. We packed only the raincoats, water and some chocolates and set off. The support team would pack everything and catch up with us. Those guys are really amazing. They make trekking look so effortless - and they don't have any fancy trekking gear.
Shawn has done more than 4 hours of trekking on Day 3, and we encouraged him to start off with us today - instead of using his horse.
After more than 2 hours of steady walking, we reached Gadsar lake. It's a small and peaceful looking lake with some frozen glaciers still floating in the water. We stopped for a short rest. The support team had not yet caught up with us, but we decided to push on, as we knew that they would catch up with us before long.
|Frozen pieces of glacier floating in Gadsar lake.|
|View of Gadsar valley.|
|Pretty flowers in Gadsar valley.|
|The peaceful Gadsar Valley.|
|Mountain range to the west of Gadsar Valley.|
|Mountain range to the East of Gadsar valley.|
|A picture-perfect postcard morning in Gadsar.|
|My brother Roy sitting and enjoying the glacier filled mountains.|
|Roy and Shawn discussing the finer points of trekking.|
|Lunch break, before starting ascent up Krishnasar pass.|
|Shawn decides to use the horse for the ascent up Krishnasar pass.|
|Climbing up Krishnasar pass.|
After more than 2 hours of climbing, we finally reached the top of Krishnasar pass.
|At the top of Krishnasar pass.|
|View of Vishnasar and Krishnasar lake from Krishnasar pass.|
|Taking a break on top of Krishnasar pass.|
We finally convinced Roy that we could do it, and we started on the delicate job of descending the very scary Krishnasar mountain. Surprisingly, Shawn got off his horse and joined us in the descent and he was very comfortable climbing down. As for me, I packed my camera gear and did not take a single picture till we were safely down in the valley.
|Starting the steep descent to Krishnasar lake.|
|At the bottom - near Krishnasar lake.|
|Our destination for Day 5 - Vishnasar lake.|
Roy, ever the avid angler, took his fishing rod and went trout fishing in the cold and miserable rain. This time, he caught a whole bunch of them which made for a delicious dinner, but I was too tired and cold to bother taking any pictures now. I had some Rum in my bag. I gulped down some of it and went into a deep sleep.
I vaguely remember getting up later in the night to eat dinner but don't remember what I ate. I am sure there was some fresh trout in there.
You can read about our Day 6 by clicking here.