After some time at Dainthlen, we left for Wei Sawdong and reached the region where the waterfall was supposed to be, but neither the driver nor the people working at some nearby fruit stalls knew about how to get to the fall. After almost an hour of walking around in every possible direction I noticed a small white paper with “Wei Sawdong” written, stuck to a stick and placed in front of an absolute dense woody area. Peering in I realised this might be the route! On listening very carefully, a faint sound of a huge waterfall, but from very far away could be heard. So there I was, trekking downhill, not at all sure about where the route would take me. This trek was another new experience for me because the ground was covered with roots of bamboo, rubber and other thin woody plants. There were places where there wasn’t even soil under these roots, I was just holding onto bamboo shoots, and jumping over loosely hanging roots, heading towards the direction from which the waterfall could be heard. I really don’t know how my sore legs carried me that day, but I’m glad they did. I would really not recommend elderly people or people with knee and back problems to try this trek.
After almost an hour of trekking through the dense plantation the sound of falling water was really loud but I couldn’t see anything, just a huge reddish brown slopping stone wall with numerous holes, with water trickling through them. I was really surprised as to what that was; this trip was showing me so many things I’d never seen before! But along the side of this wall I saw a very feeble looking ladder made of thin bamboo, shrubs and vines, and the other end of the ladder wasn’t visible. Since I’d come this far, I climbed the squeaky ladder and realised it led to another hill wall, and another ladder was visible on the other side of this wall. So I climbed across the wall and as soon as I reached the last visible ladder, I knew the next turn would show me the waterfall! Finally this climb, which almost felt life-risking at the ladders (because these ladders are just hanging in air with boulders far down below), came to a halt and in front of me I could see the marvellous Wei Sawdong!