If you can’t conquer the world, conquer each step and keep working up.... unless you’re wearing cheap ass shoes and the rocks are really slippery then it’s probably better to equip yourself with the tools and skills needed to conquer the slippery rocks (and your life).
What an epic day today was 👌🏽 Lost a drone, hiked to go find the drone, got the kit off, jumped off a waterfall, climbed up another and just had an epic day.
Cannot wait to get through all the photos and footage from today.
I first visited the #Himalayas when I was 12 but my journey truly began when I left the teenage and started venturing out into the Himalayas on motorcycle just ten days after I turned 20. I've been exploring them since, too vigorously in past 4 years. If you scroll down on my feed you'll find that I've already put many #beautiful pictures from around Himalayas. And it's bound to happen that I ended up at a same place more than twice.
Rather than just putting them again with my couple of years older self and maybe with different clothes(or maybe not 😂), I'll try to include the #myths around the places this time. Himalayas are considered very sacred in the locals and they have many stories and mysteries, some lost, some still unsolved.
This time I'll share the myth around this lake, one of my favourite #lakes on #Kashmir Great Lakes #trek ...
#Gadsar lake. This picture was taken two weeks ago. But this lake keeps popping up in my posts. If you scroll down on my feed, you'll find this lake as long as 3 years back.
The Gadsar Lake is referred as the lake of death. A myth still unresolved. Shepherds grazing their flocks in the outskirts of Gadsar lake during summers believe that, there lives a lake monster, a freshwater Octopus which drags the creatures from shores by its tentacles into the water. There is an uncertainty in the minds of visitors, a kind of threat which prevents them going near the shores. The shepherds also chose otherwise grazing their flocks at the shores of the lake. There has never been any attempt made by anyone to find the reality. The fishes are being caught outside the lake in a stream from which it flows out.
Picture from a trek very close to my heart. In 2015, I met some shepherds on this same trek, who stopped by on the way and said to me, "bas dekhte jao, aap jannat me ho" (keep looking, you're in heaven).
And that day became my favourite day on any trek I've ever done.
Came back from our recent #Kashmir Great Lakes trek last night. It was so great to trek with the whole Mangaluru team. I've already shared many pictures of this trek in the past but still I'll be uploading more pictures from the trek soon.
Picture is from day 3 of the #trek nearby the #Gadsar lake.