It was getting dark when I reached Pangong Tso. I was expecting an amazing sky full of stars. On checking I was highly disappointed, trying to be optimistic, I dint loose hope and decided to wait till dinner.
After dinner, seeing outside, I couldn’t believe on my fate. My excitement was at par.
My eyes actually lost its focal point 🤣, I could see only stars everywhere. It felt like His Mighty is doing some sort of fireworks up there.
It was unbelievable in this time of year.
I decided to go down near bank and get some shots. Its was around 7:15pm when temperature was around -20 and at the height of 4500 meters in night it was sure to go below -30.
Though I was full packed with all winter gears, I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task being Hydrophobic and Nyctophobic guy.
Nevertheless I kept on reminding myself that you had been waiting for this night since last 3months, be confident and go.
In no time, I reached on bank, setup my cam and left it for the timelapse, it was around 7:45pm.
Setup time was of 4hours, I set back on the bank and in no time I lost my heart and soul in that sensational beauty of mother nature. Seeing milkyway in winter was itself a great phenomena for me. It was clearly visible through naked eyes.
Past 45mins my body started to give negative signs, I kept on checking time.
Around 9:50 I started getting uncomfortable due to pitch darkness, temperature was getting low so was my confidence.
Water in my bottle was semi frozed, I had to keep it within my layers to get it in drinkable state to keep myself hydrated.
For a moment I felt to stop it and rush inside my warm blankets but one thing kept running in my mind, what if tomorrow there will be no this kind of sky? Though I was there for 1more night, I decided not to take chance.
I kept myself motivated, did whole timelapse, took some extra shots & went in my room at around 11:30pm with a smile of satisfaction which this video gave me on while checking it on the bank of my love at that peak of time.
And to mention, next night, sky was pitch black, I couldn’t t find even a single star in the mighty sky.
And that was the time when I act
Gif from @anujgoenka23