So it's the final day of our trek, and we would be heading towards a village named Srikhola which is 16 kms away from Gorkhey. The journey was expected to be easy as we would be moving downhill.
But nature had separate plans for us. We woke up with the rattling sound of thunder. When I peeked through the window, I could see nothing. This time it was not only the fog, it was accompanied by heavy rain. We wondered, if the rain continued, then we would have to drop our plan for the day, and would have to stay back here. As the rain continued, we still with a hope, got ourselves fresh and ready for the day, headed to the kitchen for the breakfast.
As we had our breakfast, I saw a silver lining to our hope. The rain slowed down and gradually stopped. We asked Peter if we could start our journey. He's always enthusiastic and was ready for the journey. He had experienced so many things, rain was nothing for him. But walking in rain was a big deal for us. Although we had raincoats, we were still worried as it was a hilly terrain with very low temperatures, and that could make us sick.
Taking all the risks, we started our journey after thanking our hosts for their excellent meals and generosity. We had to move through the forest, so the road was wet and muddy. We somehow managed to keep our pace in that condition. Later after an hour we could see the sun, which finally relieved us.
We moved through the forest, enjoying every moment, playing music, recording our memories. After walking for 8 kms we stopped at a place named Rammam. We took rest for almost an hour, and had some tea. After that we started back on our way. Now we had a proper road to walk on. In places, the road was damaged but it was fine for walking. We were also accompanied by some stray dogs who kept following us. We enjoyed that too.
Srikhola was around 3 kms away when it again started raining. It was a mild shower but we didn't take any risks and put on our raincoats. While the shower continued, we went on walking until we reached our destination. We were relieved to finally reach our destination. We were tired of all the hustles we faced throughout our journey.
After reaching the home stay in Srikhola, we just had cup noodles for lunch. There's nothing much for sightseeing in there and since we were tired, we chose to stay back in hotel and finally I was getting some network on my phone since Maneybhanjang. We all got occupied with our phone and just ended our day with an excellent dinner.