The third day was when we started on the actual trek. We were to trek to the Segli camp,located at an height of 7,100 feet. We had an early breakfast and were handed packed lunch. A bus was to drop us off to our starting point. The bus arrived on time and we boarded it. Guess how I travelled on the bus ? By sitting on its roof . If you ever feel suicidal, try travelling on a bus top in a hilly region in North India. It was frightening, but fun.
The bus dropped us off near a village and we started our trek. We had a guide with us to show us the way. However, the good people of YHAI had placed markers to guide us all along the route. THe first part of our trek was through a village, and the village was not different from any other Indian village. The guide advised us not to pluck flowers and fruits from the trees, as a previous group had gotten into some arguments with the villagers over this.
Once we crossed the village, the route became really beautiful. We were surrounded by tall trees. The sounds that we could hear was our own breathing and the sound of the birds. This part of the trek was not too stressful. When we stopped for our first break, I quickly applied sunscreen lotion to my arms and legs. People who had neglected this got a bit sunburnt. Without too much trouble, we reached our first camp of the trek - Segli.
We were given tea and soup. Then we had dinner at 1900 and then a campfire after that. After the campfire, I went to my allocated tent and promptly fell asleep.