I’m back from the glorified Chadar trek and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express how I feel about the time gone by in the Himalayas. They’re way too mesmerising. “Chadar” is an Indian word for “Blanket” which in this context refers to a Blanket of Ice. I think I found my zen at 16500 ft in -30 degrees celsius. The moment I got back to the city I hated it – the people, the traffic, the noise, the heat, the chaos, the complaints, everything. It just didn’t feel right – but well this is reality I live in and here is where I have to be.
This year is going to be legendary. I’ve been thinking about doing something adventurous and crazy for a few years but due to work and personal commitments I really haven’t been able to plan one. Last year after going through a bad patch I really thought to myself that I wanted to do something crazy. And then Chadar happened.