Gangbal to Naranag
We were happy to have reached the last day of the trek and more so because we did not have any more tiresome ascents. Descent would be a cake-walk or so we thought. We started our journey crossing the green meadows into the dense forests covered with tall pine trees. The initial 6km was a cake-walk. But the last patch of steep descent was a whole new challenge for us taking a toll on our knees. For the last couple of hours, we literally dragged ourselves with the motivation that this was the last leg of our journey. We could see the village of Naranag from a very distant point but reached there only after 3-4 hours dropping the height by almost 3000 ft. It was a test of endurance but all 28 of us managed to complete it without any hurdles giving us a feeling of true achievement.
I would never regret my first trek being so difficult mainly for three reasons -
1. It was indeed the most beautiful trek.
2. It made me realize the level of strength I behold and I need to start working towards it more seriously.
3. All the future treks would seem relatively simpler now!