As a side note, tea and Maggi (the unofficial national food of India at least in terms of availability at remote locations) are available at a few places along the way and even at the top. We relished the breaks totally.
Having filled up, it had to be time for siesta. We had encountered rain on the way up, and our latest purchase had totally saved us. We were indeed feeling smart. However, half an hour at the top, and sun was blazing in all its glory. We found a nice green spot, away from the crowd, took off our shoes and slept peacefully for about an hour.
We hadn't planned an overnight stay, and there was none available with the scores of people coming in every minute. All the tents were occupied; we were not carrying our own either. Therefore, with a heavy heart, we bid goodbye, to the green summit, the greener summits beyond, the white clouds, and the whiter peaks, beyond which were only revealing themselves in a peekaboo. We also bid goodbye to a few fellow trekkers we had befriended on the way, and scores of sheep and dogs who were following us and probably were feeling vice-versa about us.
The descent was beautiful, and the legs got heavy as we were nearing the town. It was time to quench our thirst and get some sleep.
The trip ended with a relaxing meditation at the Tushita Meditation Centre in the morning followed by a relaxing brunch at the gorgeous Shiva Cafe. Tripoto has a nice piece on the place and the cult it's spawning..