Its Tuesday today & we just had a very amazing hike to Asherigad on
Hiking for me is now a way of life. You start from the bottom…struggle to reach the top…stay there as long as life allows you to and then eventually come back again to where you started from. This is life! But there is a lot more to be learnt from hiking. The most important lesson – to be happy always! There will be ups and downs alright, agreed. But remember “hasta hua jo jayega wohi muqaddar ka sikandar kehlayega.” I am not writing this for anyone but simply because it helps me express my feelings. One reason why hiking has become a part of my life is because it makes me feel good and happy too. Look, it has given me so many friends!
The First Phase
The Third Phase
This place is situated near Manor naka (which is to the north of Virar) on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. Asherigad is separated from the main Sahyadri range. Another mountain Aadsul lies close by. Kohoj, Tak Mak and Chinchoti waterfall are other famous places in the surrounding area. The base
We must’ve started our trek at about . On the way, we crossed a stream or two. The land was wet and we were expecting some rain. It was fun walking in the mud. At one moment our shoes would get submerged in the mud and in the next instant we had to cross a stream with knee deep water! The area was densely forested with tall trees. The greenery was pleasing to the eyes. The walk was a good warm up for the actual climb. The air was fresh and the climate was cool. On our way we could hear melodious bird calls.
The view offered by the top was breath-taking. Nature is so beautiful. We were soon above the clouds. Everyone enjoyed every bit of the beauty. On the top, we came across another group which was descending. By the time I reached there, most of us were already into the lake! Uuh…the water was cold indeed! The pranks started. Everyone was welcomed with ‘water-splashing’. Our targets: Krish and Chinmay – but the latter was successful in escaping…Never mind!
All the while, some of us headed towards the bus, changed into dry clothes and waited for others to arrive. Till then we relaxed on the roof of the bus. Many of us were short of sleep actually.