Family Adventure Day3 trek : Exploring Crystal Cave and its surroundings
Day3 of this family adventure trek was dedicated to completely immersing ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounded us. My plan was to explore and photograph the Crystal cave meadows, flitting butterflies, Himalayan griffin, wild flowers and the the lovely snow capped mountains. My daughter intended on singing and dancing the day away on the green carpet laid down by mother nature. Exercise (really!) , food (of course) and reading (yes, we carried books to read in the tent and under the stars) were all part of the plan 🙂
The food pattern we followed during the family adventure trek was pretty much the same for the 4 days. Soup in the warm confines of the tent by 7 pm, dinner by the bonfire by 8 pm, morning tea at 7 am followed by sumptuous breakfast and packed lunch. Our cook Inder was amazing and could cook up the most delicious meals. The variety offered was mind boggling.
I dedicate this post to a photo file of Day 3 in the lovely campsite of Crystal cave
And thus we spent one complete day absorbing the beauty that is the Himalayas. No, we did not make it to Lambri top as planned. My daughter was exhausted from the Day2 trek but hey, who am I kidding. We were pretty busted ourselves and a day’s rest (from climbing) did us a lot of good for a good 500metre descent on Day4, for which we have to create our own route downhill !
Things you may want to know before the travel (Travel tips)
- The original plan was to camp at Shepherd’s hut, another 1 hr trek from Crystal cave. Then visit Lambri and trek down to another village. You can decide to do that if it works for you and your group
- While we carried mosquito and insect repellent, we never used it as we did not find any bugs in this area
- I cannot emphasize enough the use of sunscreen throughout the trek
- Carry some cream to deal with dryness due to the cold winds
- It is quite safe to camp here. We were the only group on Day3 and it was no problem at all
- You can explore Crystal Cave which was an hour’s trek from the campsite. Apparently crystals were mined there in the past.
Link to other days of the family adventure trek
Day 1 – Jalori Pass to Serolsar Lake