Thursday, January 20, 2011
We all decided to celebrate New Year on the top of Ettinabuja as per our plan we purchased some sweets & enough food and started late in the evening. An escapade travel through remote villages late in the night we reached an ancient Shiva temple in Bhyrapura village.
This temple belongs to the highest point in the village & also fully surrounded by green mountains & forests. Everyone could sleep well except my friend Ashok because he hadn’t carried his sleeping bag and without a sleeping bag no one can sleep in that freezing chilled gusty breezy night.
In the misty cold Morning the white cloud, solitary and alone in the vast blue sky hugs the Ettinabuja and gracefully rises over it. First glimpse of sunrise was reflecting the peak it was an amazing sight, it seemed like it was inviting the brave hearts to summit the peak. We freshened up in one clean pond near the temple & later we followed the trail which would take us to the bottom of the mountain.
A small walk and we could stand at the bottom of the mountain which a plateau with grasslands and coniferous trees was an area of incredible beauty, although we climbed to the top of the rocky mountain in less than 30 minutes with a lot of enthusiasm. Sitting on the top of a mountain and looking at the beauty around was very pleasant & view was so dramatic. What a great way to celebrate New Year on the top o Ettinabuja we all had sweets & food.
What a pleasing moments we spent against running time; this is a great opportunity, a variety of terrain nowhere else offers a trek something like this very easy peaceful, stunning, original & natural beauty of nature and glimpses of many mountain ranges.
Spent lot of time explored each corner of the peak & stepped back & on our return temple was open so all had grace of God & with the lord's blessings and looking forward for many more treks we returned pleased....