The trail and campsite had quite a lot of leeches. Almost everyone lost some blood to leeches on the trail. But they don't really hurt much. Sometimes they'll drop over you from the trees, suck your blood and leave when they are full. I didn't even feel them until I saw the blood marks left behind. One got into my mouth though, and sucked blood from the roof of my mouth. It was quite puffed up when I pulled it out. Anyway, it's not as scary as it sounds.
Two bad things happened that day: 1. One of the IndiaHikes mules fell off the trail and died. 2. One of our trek mates shoe sole started to come off; he tried to fix it with fevi-quick but it was not working. Our guide tied it up with laces. Learning: Quechua shoes are not very dependable after 2-3 years. It is better to carry a backup shoe.
Day 3 (2nd Oct, 2022)